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[Trailer for Members Show] A slight departure for this week as I'm covering an application that's been out for a considerable time. It's one that might even be upgraded in the very near future! It's Pages'09, the word processor and page layout application from Apple, part of the outstanding iWork '09 suite. I've previously cover Pages before, but can't believe I never got around to covering the current version of the application, something I really needed to put right before the next version appears. So in this week's show I cover some of the updated and enhanced features of Pages '09 such as: Introduction to Pages 09 Full Screen View Styles, TOC & Outlining Paragraph Styles Creating a Table of Contents Dynamic Outlining Mail Merge Address Labels Citations & Formula Support Creating Citations Inserting a Formula Please note that if you're receiving this notification via the ScreenCastsOnline email notification service, the link inserted below is for access to the free version (or trailer) of this show. If you're a ScreenCastsOnline Extra Member you should receive the members version of the show via iTunes or directly from the ScreenCastsOnline Extra Members website.
  • 30 May 2010
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[Trailer for Extra! Members Only Show] Time for another MacMontage! This time it's a three parter. The first part is all about using the OSX Proxy icon. The what? The OSX Proxy icon! This is the small icon that sits in the title bar of the Finder and many other OSX applications. It's not there just for show, but can be made to do some pretty useful things. This week's show explains just what you can do with it including: Using OS X Proxy Icon Proxy Icon in the Finder Proxy Icon in Applications Proxy Icon in Safari The second part of the show is slightly different in that I take you through a detailed five stage process on setting up a method of using email to send attachments into your Dropbox folder structure. Designed with a specific purpose of assisting easy file transfer between your desktop Macs and your iPad, the technique uses many different applications and features of OSX demonstrating just how powerful your Mac can be. It doesn't matter if you're not an iPad user, as the techniques and processes are just as relevant if you're a Mac only, or mac and iPhone user. The techniques and processes covered include: Step 1 - Setting up a separate Gmail Account Step 2 - Add Gmail account into Mail.app Step 3 - Creating an Automator Workflow Step 4 - Creating an AppleScript for Mail Rule Step 5 - Setting & Testing Mail Rules The third and final part is a brief look at the new Dropbox client on the iPad. I demonstrate how easy it is to access and view your Dropbox files from your iPad, including the files added to Dropbox using the Email method covered in the earlier part of the show. I also show you how easy it is to get your Dropbox files into iWork on the iPad plus how to export them via Mail to put back into Dropbox. Finally, a quick suggestion for maintaining a single master copy of your documents either in Dropbox or on your iPad. Please note that if you're receiving this notification via the ScreenCastsOnline email notification service, the link inserted below is for access to the free version (or trailer) of this show. If you're a ScreenCastsOnline Extra Member you should receive the members version of the show via iTunes or directly from the ScreenCastsOnline Extra Members website.
  • 15 May 2010
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There's a problem with this week's show! I can't record it. The reason I can't record it, is I'm a bit poorly. Not dramatically poorly, just a bit. Poorly enough, that if I was in a proper job I'd probably throw a "sickie" or "duvet day" as I've heard it called, but I'll survive. The real problem is that I've a heavy head cold and cough which makes me sound awful. No issue with sitting in front of the Mac all day, but really, you wouldn't want to listen to me for 30 minutes and I really don't feel up to recording the necessary couple of hours of material needed to edit down to 30 minutes. This creates a major issue for me as there is no plan B. At least, not formally. Each weeks show is usually recorded a couple of days before the publication day. That way I can keep things fresh and responsive, able to jump on any new developments or new software that comes out. The downside is that there is no buffer. If there's a problem like this week, I have no fall back. Yes, I know I should probably have a couple of shows in the can for times just like this, but I haven't - something I should address perhaps, or at least have one show in the can at all times. I'll try and sort that out. So what to do for this week..... OK, so to completely contradict myself, I have a spare show... sort of! It's not a normal show, it's a short tutorial that was commissioned by a previous sponsor of the show to put on their website for a new release of some familiar software. I completed the recording earlier this week, before getting sick. My original intention was to record a normal, Mac related show this week (important point!), publish the normal show today as usual, and then next week, publish this short iPad episode as a bonus show. As there is no normal show today, I could either not post anything, or throw this short tutorial in the feed so you've got at least something to watch. But there's another issue (stick with me, nearly there). It's about some iPad software. Not just any old iPad software, but the gorgeous new version of Things. So where's the issue? Well, I promised that this weeks show would be about the Mac, and that was my intention. I've previously posted that I would not go iPad crazy and as I mentioned earlier, the plan was to do a normal Mac based show this week. I've had less than a handful of emails and tweets from viewers concerned about the lack of Mac content in the past two shows (but lets be fair, one was an iPhone show and one was the live draw for the iPad giveaway) but I always figure there are more viewers who think the same that don't reach out to let their feelings known. What makes it worse, is the recent announcement of the months delay to the international release of the iPad. So a huge swathe of viewers can't even get the iPad, and here I am putting out another iPad related clip! Yikes! All things considered, I still think it's best to put something out, rather than go dark for a week. It's still a great application and the Cultured Code guys have done a great job on rewriting Things to take advantage of the iPad. I have to say, I'm pretty delighted the way the video has turned out too. For those without iPads, I'm sorry, but at least you'll get to see some iPad software up close and personal!
  • 17 Apr 2010
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[Trailer for Extra! Members Only Show] Time to start thinking about what Apps to put on to the iPad! This is the first in an occasional series of screencasts where I select my absolutely indispensable apps for the new iPad. No iPad? Well not to worry as these will all work just as well on the iPhone or iPod Touch. As well as being a great device for consuming media, I think the iPad will be used as more and more as a basic computer where people don't need a full blown laptop and the iPhone is just too small. Email is a given, but we'll see more and more business type applications being developed for the iPad. Following on from last weeks show, if you're serious about productivity, TextExpander is a no brainer, enabling you to speed up text entry significantly with auto expanding snippets, invoked by just a few simple keyboard shortcuts. If only TextExpander was available on the iPad? Well it is, in the form of TextExpander Touch! TextExpander Touch has been available for the iPhone and iPod Touch for a while. Although not identical to the Mac version, TextExpander Touch delivers the ability to create snippets and abbreviations in two modes. The first is via its compose window where you can draft notes or emails and then send directly to your Mail application or to any third party app via the clipboard. The second mode is just like TextExpander for the Mac. All it needs is for the third party app to include TextExpander Touch support and you can access your snippets from within the application. The show shows you how to use both modes effectively along with taking a look at the built in TextExpander Touch support in both Tweetie 2 and SimpleNote. This week's show also demonstrates how to share your snippet groups both ways between your Mac and your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. In detail, this week's show covers: TextExpander Touch Overview Snippet Groups Using the Compose Window Creating a New eMail Replying to eMails TextExpander Touch Integration Setting up Integration in TextExpander Touch Tweetie2 Configuration Other Integrated Applications Integration with SimpleNote Sharing Snippet Groups Setting up Preferences on the Mac Getting Snippet Groups from the Mac Sending Snippet Groups to the Mac Please note that if you're receiving this notification via the ScreenCastsOnline email notification service, the link inserted below is for access to the free version (or trailer) of this show. If you're a ScreenCastsOnline Extra Member you should receive the members version of the show via iTunes or directly from the ScreenCastsOnline Extra Members website.
  • 2 Apr 2010
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[Trailer for Members Show] Part 3 of the "Using Your Mac mini as a Media Centre" series this week and it's time to take a look at how to control your Mac media centre. Sure, you can use an Apple Remote but that's really only useful for navigating full screen applications such as FrontRow or Plex. A full size keyboard and mouse? In the living room? Sure, you can use a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse but they can be a bit cumbersome to use and they don't really fit into the domestic environment. How about using your iPod Touch or iPhone to take full control of your Mac media centre? This week's show is all about setting up your mac media centre to run independently of a keyboard mouse by taking full control of your Mac using a hand held device over Wifi. The full show covers: Disabling "Bluetooth Setup Assistant" Pairing Apple Remotes Setting up an ad-hoc "Computer to Computer" Wifi network Three iPod Touch/iPhone Remote Controller Applications Rowmote Rowmote Pro Snatch Using Snatch as a dedicated controller for Plex Please note that if you're receiving this notification via the ScreenCastsOnline email notification service, the link inserted below is for access to the free version (or trailer) of this show. If you're a ScreenCastsOnline Extra Member you should receive the members version of the show via iTunes or directly from the ScreenCastsOnline Extra Members website.
  • 31 Mar 2010
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[Trailer for Extra Members Show] This week, I take a look at a new edition to the Mac family - The new Mac mini Server with Snow Leopard Server. Apple surprised everyone with the recent introduction of a refreshed Mac mini, optimised for duties as a full blown server[. With an increase to 500GB disk capacity, the addition of a second 500GB drive and the removal of the superdrive, the Mac mini turns out to be a surprisingly fully featured server platform, intended for small businesses or workgroups. Along with the hardware changes, Apple also now supplies a full copy of the latest Snow Leopard Server with unlimited client licences! All for just $999 or £799 - amazing value! But is the Mac mini Server for you? What advantages does Snow Leopard Server bring over the desktop version of Snow Leopard. Will in this overview show I reveal all! As well as some background information, I run through a fairly standard installation and explore some of the server tools and features of Snow Leopard Server. The full 40 minute show covers: The Physical Differences Between The Mac Mini Range Comparative Server Supporting Up To 100 Users Snow Leopard Server For Home Use? Installation Options Installing Server Admin Tools On An Administrative Computer Remote Server Installation Via Server Admin Utility Drive Configuration Considerations Server Utilities Overview Server Admin Server Monitor Server Preferences Web Technologies Quick Peek Hopefully by the end of the show, you'll have a full appreciation of the capabilities of the new Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server. Please note that if you're receiving this notification via the ScreenCastsOnline email notification service, the link inserted below is for access to the free version (or trailer) of this show. If you're a ScreenCastsOnline Extra Member you should receive the members version of the show via iTunes or directly from the ScreenCastsOnline Extra Members website.
  • 27 Mar 2010
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[Trailer for members Show] Another Mac Montage this week to take some strain off your wallet! MailWide - A great plugin to optimise the Apple Mail application for widescreen viewing. WideMail gives you the option of displaying your mail in vertical panels rather than the traditional horizontal view. In addition, you can get rid of all of your columns and have one customisable WideMail column. Previous Recipients List - A little know option in Mail that controls autocompletion of email addresses. This segment shows you how to purge your previous recipients list and amend your default settings. iCalShare - A useful repository of shareable calendars. Over 3,500 calendars across 40 categories for you to subscribe to. PDF Support in Safari - A closer look at just one aspect of OSX's deep integration and support of Adobes PDF (Portable Document Format). This segment takes a look at how Safari handles PDFs as well as looking at a way to change the default behaviour. Disabling Safe Sleep Mode - Want to recover some gigabytes of disk space from your laptop? This tip allows you to switch off the default "Safe Sleep" mode used my most modern Macs. Extremely useful if you have a laptop with a large amount of RAM and limited disk space (SSD users?) Once the mode is switched off, this tip also shows you how to reclaim a significant chunk of drive space. This show also contains some corrections to last weeks BusyCal show along with some very exciting news for ScreenCastsOnline members. Please note that if you're receiving this notification via the ScreenCastsOnline email notification service, the link inserted below is for access to the free version (or trailer) of this show. If you're a ScreenCastsOnline Extra Member you should receive the members version of the show via iTunes or directly from the ScreenCastsOnline Extra Members website.
  • 20 Mar 2010
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[Trailer for Extra! members Show] How did I forget to do a show about Safari 4 Beta? Although it's been out for a couple of months, I bet there are still some features in Apples latest version of its flagship browser that most people don't know about, so this week's show sets out to put things straight. Unusually for a beta product, Safari 4 is a solid application and one that Apple feels comfortable about enough to encourage most people to download and try out for themselves. If you do get into problems or if you just want to go back to the old browser, they've included an uninstaller package in the disk image file to let you revert pretty seamlessly. Not that I think you'll need to! This week's show covers: Safari 4 Download and Installation Top Sites Coverflow in History Coverflow in BookMarks Tabbed Browsing Smart Address Fields & Google Search Full Page & Text Zooming Developer Tools Safari Hacks Please note that if you're receiving this notification via the ScreenCastsOnline email notification service, the link inserted below is for access to the free version (or trailer) of this show. If you're a ScreenCastsOnline Extra Member you should receive the members version of the show via iTunes or directly from the ScreenCastsOnline Extra Members website.
  • 16 Mar 2010
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Another highly requested show this week, featuring BusyCal, the calendar application that iCal should be! BusyCal is an application by BusyMac, developers of the very impressive BusySync product. After a couple of years work creating the hugely impressive syncing technology in BusySync, they've now decided to build on their success and create a replacement application for iCal. BusyCal is a fully featured calendar application intended to be used as a direct replacement for iCal. iCal really hasn't had a lot done to it recently, in fact, many people thought iCal took a backwards step when the latest version was released in Leopard and Snow leopard. BusyCal adds the functionality missing in iCal but in a seamless and very clever way. BusyCal uses the same underlying technologies that iCal does, OSX Sync Services. So all you iCal data is immediately available in BusyCal, you can even bounce between the two when you're trying it out. In addition, because BusyCal uses OSX Sync Services, synchronisation with your iPhone or other Macs is handled automatically using MobileMe. The new UI in BusyCal is very similar to iCal so there's a very easy learning curve, an BusyCal takes advantage of some additional features including core animation, support for rich text throughout, multiple alarms, configurable snooze periods, Stick notes, journal entries and many more features. With BusyCal also comes the ability to seamless synchronise your calendars across your LAN with other BusyCal users making it ideal for both small workgroups and families. Add in support for seamless synchronisation with Google Calendar and BusyCal really is iCal Pro! Please note that if you're receiving this notification via the ScreenCastsOnline email notification service, the link inserted below is for access to the free version (or trailer) of this show. If you're a ScreenCastsOnline Extra Member you should receive the members version of the show via iTunes or directly from the ScreenCastsOnline Extra Members website.
  • 16 Mar 2010
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[Trailer for Full Show] Something different this week in that I've created another tutorial based on a project rather than a single application. It's a peek behind the scenes to see how I create the ScreenCastsOnline DVD Archives. These are data DVDs I create each year as a service for ScreenCastsOnline Extra! members. Each DVD contains all the HD versions of the shows for the previous year, allowing members to clear down iTunes and keep a copy of the shows for future reference. Rather than just copy all the Quicktime movies over to the DVD (well that wouldn't be much of a show would it!), each DVD archive has a mini version of the main ScreenCastsOnline website installed right on the DVD. The mini website is based on the full version of the site complete with show notes and a direct link to each HD version of the show available on the DVD. This weeks show takes you through how I use Rapidweaver to create the main ScreenCastsOnline website and then the multi-stage process to create the mini website from the very same RapidWeaver project. Along the way, I also touch on: Mousepose Desktop Curtain Rapidweaver 4.2 TextWrangler - Editing Multiple Documents A Better Finder Rename Burning DVDs with OSX Payloom - Creating a Shopping Page in Rapidweaver Please note that if you're receiving this notification via the ScreenCastsOnline email notification service, the link inserted below is for access to the free version (or trailer) of this show. If you're a ScreenCastsOnline Extra Member you should receive the members version of the show via iTunes or directly from the ScreenCastsOnline Extra Members website.
  • 11 Mar 2010
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[Trailer for Members Show] This week, a whole folder of utilities! Yes, and all free! Following on from a request for suggestions for topics for the Mac Montage shows, Steve Housley, a regular ScreenCastsOnline viewer, came up with a brilliant idea. "How about starting at the top of the Utilities folder?" Brilliant! Hidden away within the Mac OS X Applications folder is a folder called "Utilities", installed as part of a standard 10.5 installation. In this folder are 24 free utilities covering many different aspects of using your Mac. So this week, I'll be covering the first 12 utilities, with the final 12 in next weeks show. This first part covers: Activity Monitor Bluetooth File Exchange Boot Camp Assistant ColorSync Utility Console DigitalColor Meter Directory Utility Directory Disk Utility Grab Now some of the utilities I've covered before, and some, both you and I will never use. Where I have covered them before, I've included references to the other shows, and where the utilities are fairly obscure, at least you'll learn what they are all about and their intended usage! Please note that if you're receiving this notification via the ScreenCastsOnline email notification service, the link inserted below is for access to the free version (or trailer) of this show. If you're a ScreenCastsOnline Extra Member you should receive the members version of the show via iTunes or directly from the ScreenCastsOnline Extra Members website.
  • 10 Mar 2010
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The final part of Things, this time, Things for iPhone and iPod touch. Things is an outstanding task management application from Cultured Code. In previous shows I've taken a look at Things for the Mac but in this weeks show, I take a look at the iPhone application. Although Things for the iPhone has almost all the features of Things for the Mac, and will fully synchronise with its Mac counterpart, it's a fully featured task management application in its own right, capable of running completely independently. In this weeks show, I explore the features of the application and the mobile interface. I also take a look at synchronising Things for iPhone with Things for Mac.
  • 10 Mar 2010
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[Trailer for Extra! Members only show] Time for another Mac Montage this week! A fairly mixed bag with some simple and some complex hints and tips. Renaming Files In situ Accessing Bento via Multiple Machines Step 1 - Copy existing Bento database into DropBox Step 2 - Move the original Bento folder & database Step 3 - Create the Symbolic Link in Terminal Clearing Out iPod & iPhone Files By special request this week, I've also included a small section on how I've configured the two Mac Pros featured in last weeks show to use compressor within a virtual cluster - well you did ask! Please note that if you're receiving this notification via the ScreenCastsOnline email notification service, the link inserted below is for access to the free version (or trailer) of this show. If you're a ScreenCastsOnline Extra Member you should receive the members version of the show via iTunes or directly from the ScreenCastsOnline Extra Members website.
  • 10 Mar 2010
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[Trailer for Full Show] Following on from last weeks show about iPhoto '09, I've been playing some more with Places. There is something fascinating about being able to see the exact place on a map where you took a photo and it makes it so much easier to organise and find photos as well. I was so impressed, I seriously started to consider how I might geotag photos in the future, especially with my forthcomming MacMania9 trip to Chine, Soth Korea and Japan in the summer. Yes, I could manually geotag photos when I get back but I'll be taking lot's and I won't really know where exactly I am at any particular time. No, I thought I'd have to bite the bullet and consider a GPS enabled camera! But after a flurry of questions and answers via Twitter, it became apparent that there is a much less expensive solution. That's to use a GPS Data logger to capture my GPS location and just carry on using my existing camera, combining the GPS data and the images on the mac. Super! Things got even more interesting when it was pointed out that there is an application for the iPhone 3G that enables it to act as a GPS logger - all for the princely sum of £1.79! Well I downloaded the app - Trails - and gave it a whirl and was thrilled with the results. Basically, you use Trails on the iPhone 3G to track your position whilst you're taking photos with a normal digital camera. Email yourself the resultant GPS waypoint file when you're finished and use an application called HoudahGeo to combine the GPS date with your photos and you're done! Import the photos into iPhot '09 and they appear in your Places section with accurate positioning imformation. So this week, I couldn't resist sharing this little gem with you, and went out on a mini ScreenCastsOnline roadrip to take some photos of two famous Liverpool landmarks. In the show I take you through the complete process from start to finish demonstrating Trails, HoudahGeo and iPhoto '09. There is also a little tip to enable you to switch on scroll wheel and multitouch support in iPhoto '09 plus a quick pointer to some recommendations for dedicated GPS Trackers if you want to do some serious Geotagging. Please note that if you're receiving this notification via the ScreenCastsOnline email notification service, the link inserted below is for access to the free version (or trailer) of this show. If you're a ScreenCastsOnline Extra Member you should receive the members version of the show via iTunes or directly from the ScreenCastsOnline Extra Members website.
  • 10 Mar 2010
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[Trailer for Extra! members Show] Can you believe it! The 200th show! To mark this special occasion, this week's show is slightly different from the usual in that it takes you (by popular request), behind the scenes at ScreenCastsOnline. Starting off with a brief video tour of my current setup, I then take you through all the various processes from planning and scripting, to recording and editing, finishing off with the host of updates I do to the RSS feeds and websites. Whilst you may not use most of these processes and techniques in your day to day activities, I hope the show will give you a better insight into how the show comes together each week! Please note that if you're receiving this notification via the ScreenCastsOnline email notification service, the link inserted below is for access to the free version (or trailer) of this show. If you're a ScreenCastsOnline Extra Member you should receive the members version of the show via iTunes or directly from the ScreenCastsOnline Extra Members website.
  • 10 Mar 2010
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[Trailer for Extra Members Show] Following on from my previous Snow Leopard overview shows, I've kept the best for last! As promised, this week, I finally get around to looking at Services in Snow Leopard, a brand new implemenation and a technology you can take advantage of immediately. As well as the new context sensitive architecture that Apple have introduced, they've also made services both supremely useful yet easy to master by anybody. No longer requiring programming skills, anyone can muster up a service to speed up their workflow via Automator. In this weeks show I cover: ◦ Introduction to Services ◦ Creating & Customising Services ◦ Four sample services from scratch ◦ Movie - Open in Quicktime 7 ◦ Images - Create PDF Book ◦ Text - Append Text to TextEdit ◦ Dropbox - Copy to Public Folder ◦ Resources on the Web ◦ Service Workflow Files - Locations Please note that if you're receiving this notification via the ScreenCastsOnline email notification service, the link inserted below is for access to the free version (or trailer) of this show. If you're a ScreenCastsOnline Extra Member you should receive the members version of the show via iTunes or directly from the ScreenCastsOnline Extra Members website.
  • 10 Mar 2010
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[Trailer for Full Show] The reaction to part 1 of the iMovie 09 update show was excellent, with lots of emails and twitters flying about, so thanks for that! I really think Apple have invested a huge amount of time and resources to make this version of iMovie the best ever with respect to the ease at which you can create quite literally stunning effects. Part 1 of the iMovie 09 update focussed mainly on some of the new techniques required to master the clip editing features of iMovie 09. In this weeks show, we take a look at the stuff that give it the wow factor. Apple have brought back themes to allow you to create some simply incredible openings, transitions and credits. Titles and transitions abound with real time previews and inspectors galore, giving you incredible control on how your final movie looks. Brand new for this version is the inclusion of animated travel maps and globes allowing you to create gorgeous animated openings and transitions for your travelog movies. Effects that previously were out of reach of the average videographer. And that’s before we even get onto the advanced topics! Chapter marks are back allowing you to seamlessly integrate with iDVD, but also allowing you to add chapters into your quicktime movies intended for the iPhone, iPod touch or Apple TV. A new addition is the inclusion of comment marks, allowing you to place markers at strategic places in your movie enabling easy navigation during editing. Apple have included some additional techniques to allow you to control exactly how your movies look, delivering advanced movie editing with a simple drag and drop approach. Advanced editing such as cutaways, picture in picture, even green screen effects are now available to you via drag and drop. This weeks show looks at all these features in depth to allow you to understand how and when to use the multitude of new tools available to you. The show covers: Transitions - Selecting and Previewing Using Titles as Overlays Titles and Backgounds Selecting Themes Updating Multipane Theme Transitions Animated Travel Maps Advanced Tools - Selection Placing Chapter & Comment Markers Searching Chapter & Comment Markers Explaning and Demonstrating Advanced Tools Cutaway Picture in Picture Green Screen In addition, this weeks show includes the results of the monthly members prize draw, together with the results of the recent prize draw for members purchasing a ScreenCastsOnline DVD - some top Apple swag all the way from Cupertino CA! Please note that if you're receiving this notification via the ScreenCastsOnline email notification service, the link inserted below is for access to the free version (or trailer) of this show. If you're a ScreenCastsOnline Extra Member you should receive the members version of the show via iTunes or directly from the ScreenCastsOnline Extra Members website.
  • 10 Mar 2010
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[Trailer for Members Show] It's well established that Solid State Drives offer incredible performance over traditional hard drives. Cool running and with no moving parts, an SSD drive can significantly boost any computers performance, turning your previously adequate laptop or desktop machine into a screaming powerhouse. Add in silent running, low heat generation and increased reliability, SSDs can make an enormous difference to your day to day computing experience. SSDs are now becoming mainstream with major manufacturers and vendors supplying SSDs in standard 2.5" drive enclosures for simple installation in to a variety of machines. Apple has been installing SSDs in the MAcBook Air since its launch and now has build to order SSD options for the MacBook Pro. The performance benefits of SSDs do come at a price, however. The higher capacity SSDs are expensive with 256GB SSDS commanding a price of $600 to $800 but these prices will fall significantly over the next year or two. This weeks show introduces you to SSDs and explores several options on how you could utilise an SSD in your laptop, cost effectively. If you can afford the higher capacity SSDs, great, but I take a look at how you might utilise a smaller, and consequently cheaper, SSD to gain performance increases, yet enable you to break free from the constraints of a lower capacity drive. In summary, this weeks Extra members show covers: Preparing to replace your Hard Drive Backing up to a Voyager Q Docking Station Replacing a SATA drive with an SSD Drive in a MacBook Pro Installing an SSD Drive in a Mac Pro with MaxConnect Removing your Optical Drive Adding a second Drive to a Laptop with MCE Optibay Moving Your Home Directory to a secondary Drive This weeks show includes live video taking you through all the stages of installing an SSD drive and replacing your MacBook Pro optical drive with an MCETech Optibay to add a second drive to your laptop. The technique illustrated in this weeks show is to replace your standard high capacity standard drive with a smaller SSD drive to act as a fast boot drive. Using the OptiBay, it's possible to then remove your usually under utilised optical drive, and re-install your standard drive as a secondary drive for your data. The show also includes detailed instructions for moving your Home directory to the secondary drive, so space is not a problem. The MCE OptiBay also allows you to use standard drives for various RAID options, or booting multiple operating systems as discussed in the show. Please note that if you're receiving this notification via the ScreenCastsOnline email notification service, the link inserted below is for access to the free version (or trailer) of this show. If you're a ScreenCastsOnline Extra Member you should receive the members version of the show via iTunes or directly from the ScreenCastsOnline Extra Members website.
  • 10 Mar 2010
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