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cp1.jpgThis final episode completes the three part series on the basics of the excellent web creation tool - Rapidweaver by Realmac Software.

Rapidweaver is a fantastic website creation tool that allows you to create and publish professionally themed websites with no programming whatsoever. This third part gives you a walkthrough of the contact form, iFrame, HTML and Movie Album capabilities of Rapidweaver.

Be sure to watch this through to the end where you'll be given details of an exclusive offer for ScreenCastsOnline viewers - 15% off the online price for Rapidweaver. Also, by using the special ScreenCastsOnline discount code, you are also supporting ScreenCastsOnline

Please leave all comments about this ScreenCast on the SCO Forum Message Board

Duration: 21:27
Size: Desktop & iPod:47MB HiDef:53MB
Platform: mac
Level: Easy
Links: Rapidweaver


Direct download: SCO0033-RWPart3-640x360.mov
Category:mac -- posted at: 9:39pm UTC

cp1.jpg This episode completes the trilogy covering Apples .Mac service.

Although .Mac has been around for a while, it's a hot topic at the moment due to the excellent integration between the recently announced iLife 06 suite and .Mac.

This episode covers some of the collaborative tools built right into .Mac, principally Groups and also gives a first look at the new iWeb application.

The .mac group created in the screencast is available on-line and details on how you can get a free invite are included on the ScreenCastsOnline forum by following the link below.

If you want to try out .mac, even if only to get a .mac ID to access the group, please use the affiliate link below and sign up via ScreenCastsOnline

Please leave all comments about this ScreenCast on the SCO Forum Message Board

Duration: 21:19
Size: Desktop & iPod:40MB HiDef:37MB
Platform: mac
Level: Easy
Links:
Sign up for a free, 60-day trial of .Mac
ScreenCastsOnline .mac Group (.mac ID required)
ScreenCastsOnline Forum Thread to request an invite

Please Note For this week I've sent the same formatted file to both the iPod and Desktop feeds so the iPod and desktop buttons below point to the same file. This file is in the new 640x360 MPEG-4 format that will play both on the desktop and also in the iPod. If you want the full screen, high definition 1280x720p version of this screencast, you'll need to join the growing band of ScreenCastsOnline contributors and make a $2 per month donation to ScreenCastsOnline via the donation buttons in the side panel.

I've had a few requests for an annual subscription rather than monthly so there is now an Annual donation button for an annual donation of $20 to support ScreenCastsOnline and get access to the High Definition version and other special contributer content.


Direct download: SCO0032-DotMacPart3-640x360.mov
Category:mac -- posted at: 7:49am UTC

cp1.jpg This episode is the second part in a short series covering Apples .Mac service.

This episode focuses on Backup 3, the free backup software provided with .mac that allows you to backup to iDisk, hard disks, network shares and CD/DVD media

Part 3 is the can and needs editing so that will be with you next week. Part 3 focuses on .mac groups and iWeb integration.

If you want to try out .mac, please use the affiliate link below and sign up via ScreenCastsOnline

Please leave all comments about this ScreenCast on the SCO Forum Message Board

Update Experiment!!! - The iPod version is recorded in Mpeg-4 with a much higher resolution that the normal iPod Version (640x360 instead of 320x240) It looks the same on the iPod but play it in iTunes on your PC or Mac and see the difference. Any problems, please get back to me ASAP preferably via the forums.

Duration: 12:00
Size: Desktop:18MB iPod:27MB HiDef:22MB
Platform: mac
Level: Easy
Links: Sign up for a free, 60-day trial of .Mac


Direct download: SCO0030_dt_auto_dotmac_pt2.mov
Category:mac -- posted at: 1:18pm UTC

cp1.jpg By popular request, this episode is the first part in a short series covering Apples .Mac service.

Although .Mac has been around for a while, it's a hot topic at the moment due to the excellent integration between the recently announced iLife 06 suite and .Mac.

This episode covers some of the basics of .Mac including iDisk, Sync and Mail

Once these basics are covered, the next episode will look at the other parts of .Mac including Backup, Web Publishing, Photocasting and Groups.

If you want to try out .mac, please use the affiliate link below and sign up via ScreenCastsOnline

Please leave all comments about this ScreenCast on the SCO Forum Message Board



Duration: 21:19
Size: Desktop:34MB iPod:47MB HiDef:49MB
Platform: mac
Level: Easy
Links: Sign up for a free, 60-day trial of .Mac


Direct download: SCO0029_dt_auto_dotmac_pt1.mov
Category:mac -- posted at: 10:48am UTC

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This episode further explorers the excellent web creation tool - Rapidweaver by Realmac Software.

Rapidweaver is a fantastic website creation tool that allows you to create and publish professionally themed websites with no programming whatsoever. This second part gives you a walkthrough of the blog and podcast capabilities of Rapidweaver.

Be sure to watch this through to the end where you'll be given details of an exclusive offer for ScreenCastsOnline viewers - 15% off the online price for Rapidweaver. Also, by using the special ScreenCastsOnline discount code, you are also supporting ScreenCastsOnline

Please leave all comments about this ScreenCast on the SCO Forum Message Board

Update The issue of inserting a link to a podcast audio file into a blog post has been addressed by Tom Beardmore on the RW forums and he has created a mini tutorial to help out. Cheers Tom!

Duration: 27:51
Size: Desktop:48MB iPod:TBA HiDef:68MB
Platform: mac
Level: Easy
Links: Rapidweaver


Direct download: SCO0027_dt_medium_rw_pt2.mov
Category:mac -- posted at: 10:04pm UTC

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Another ScreenCastsOnline exclusive discount this week on a very clever little app!

Little Snitch by Objective Development (the same people who brought you launchbar) is a simple and easy to use utility that gives you control over your installed applications and allows you to view and control any outbound communications from your apps.

Do you know which installed apps are communicating back to base?

Little Snitch can not only tell you, but also gives you the power to allow or deny these outbound calls!

Please leave all comments about this ScreenCast on the SCO Forum Message Board

Duration: 13:00
Size: Desktop:20MB iPod:32MB HiDef:61MB
Platform: mac
Level: Medium
Links:

Little Snitch
Competition Prize


Direct download: SCO0025_dt_auto_little_snitch.mov
Category:mac -- posted at: 6:29pm UTC

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A run down of three different apps to encode your video clips into iPod format.

I also include some tips on managing your clips within iTunes and announce details of a new competition coming up in the next few weeks

As of this episode I've decided to make the HiDef version (720p) of this and future screencasts available to ScreenCastsOnline contributors only. This will be done via a special RSS feed, details of which can be found on the ScreenCastsOnline forum in the contributors only section. As usual, the desktop and iPod versions will still be available for free download.

So if you want to get this and future screencasts in glorious high definition, just click on the monthly donation button in the sidebar and signup for a $2 per month subscription! This will also give you access to other premium content available now and planned for the future

If you want to see an example of a screencast in HiDef, just go to the SCO0023 - RapidWeaver part 1 episode on click on the "HiDef Version" Button at the bottom of the post to download the HiDef version of that episode for free. Note - You may want to right or cntrl click and save the file to your computer to view locally although you can stream it just by clicking the button. It is a fairly big file so broadband is recommended!

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Duration: 15:42
Size: Desktop:28MB iPod:TBA HiDef:40MB
Platform: mac
Level: Easy
Links:

Quicktime Pro
Podner
Mpeg Streamclip
Competition Prize


Direct download: SCO0024_dt_auto_iPod_Video.mov
Category:mac -- posted at: 10:01am UTC

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This episode features Rapidweaver by Realmac Software.

Rapidweaver is a fantastic website creation tool that allows you to create and publish professionally themed websites with no programming whatsoever. This first part gives you a walkthrough of the basic functionality of Rapidweaver and future episodes will cover the more advanced features.

Update - Rapidweaver Part 2 now available

Be sure to watch this through to the end where you'll be given details of an exclusive offer for ScreenCastsOnline and MacTV viewers - 15% off the online price for Rapidweaver (offer on up to 31/01/2006). Also, by using the special ScreenCastsOnline discount code, you are also supporting ScreenCastsOnline

Not only is the content special for this screencast but I'm pleased to announce some changes to the formatting of the screencasts.

For the first time, ScreenCastsOnline screencasts will be available in three different formats:

Hi Definition 720p
cp1.jpg This is a version in glorious HiDef at 1280 x 720 resolution and is available for download by right clicking (or CNTRL clicking) on the HiDef button below. Save the file to your computer and view in Quicktime player. This file will not be included in the regular feed due to its size. I may create a separate RSS feed for HiDef content for ScreenCastsOnline contributors.

Optimised for Desktop
This is the normal version of the episode which is included in the Desktop RSS feed (960 x 540).

Optimised for iPod
This is a separate episode that has been encoded and edited for optimal viewing on the iPod 5G and is included in the iPod RSS feed. New! An additional feature of the iPod edition is that it now has "zooms" that will display the normal desktop and then will zoom into menus or dialogue boxes so that you can actually read what is on the screen when viewing on your iPod. It's a lot more work but I think the results are worth it!

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Duration: 23:12
Size: Desktop:53MB iPod:72MB HiDef:116MB
Platform: mac
Level: Easy
Links: Rapidweaver


Direct download: SCO0023_dt_auto_Rapidweaver_Part_1.mov
Category:mac -- posted at: 11:02pm UTC

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This is the third in a series of screencasts especially for mac switchers. This episode covers the amazing Expose functionality built right into OSX

Future episodes will cover all aspects of OSX tiger to give switchers (and potential switchers) a really good start in mastering their mac.

Please support ScreenCastsOnline by letting newbie friends and colleagues know about this useful resource and leave all comments about this ScreenCast on the SCO Forum Message Board

Duration: 09:45
Size: 30MB
Platform: mac
Level: Easy


Direct download: SCO0022_-_OSX_Basics_Part_3_-_Expose.mov
Category:mac -- posted at: 7:07pm UTC

cp1.jpg A short screencast demonstrating a fantastic freeware app - ImageWell. This is a simple graphics editor with built in transfer capabilities to automatically transfer your images to a .mac (or FTP) account and generate a URL for web publishing. Along with many neat features to annotate your graphics and screencaptures.

Please leave all comments about this ScreenCast on the SCO Forum Message Board

Duration: 08:55
Size: 20MB
Platform: mac
Level: Easy
Links: ImageWell

Direct download: SCO0021_-_Imagewell.mov
Category:mac -- posted at: 5:26pm UTC