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Automation

  • Automation
    Save Time by Automating the MacAutomateyourmac
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    When you tell someone about automation, the first thing that comes to mind is some futuristic fantasy where robots automatically do everything for you. Most people do not think about more practical application of automation. I'll define automation and show you how to make your Mac work for you.Read More…
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    Put IFTTT to Work: 6 Unique Ways to Use IFTTTIfttt400
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    While the possibilities of IFTTT are nearly endless, it can be hard putting the pieces together to create seamless and useful automation. In this tutorial, I’ll describe how to use IFTTT to solve common problems and make your workflow run more smoothly.Read More…
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    Introduction to Automator ServicesAutomator2
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    Automator can be intimidating, but it’s a great tool for completing lots of small or large tasks. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to put Automator to work in contextual and application menus. I’ll create four simple Automator services that can be accessed almost anywhere, and you’ll gain the tools to create services that can do almost anything.Read More…
  • Automation
    How to Automate Anything with IFTTTIfttt preview
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    IFTTT can do so much more than just run pre-made recipes. Here's how you can get it to automate anything you want.Read More…
  • Automation
    Setting Up an SSH KeySshpreview
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    Entering secure passwords each time you log in to a server can be slow and painful but there is a better way. It's time to jump in and set up an SSH handshake.Read More…
  • Automation
    Speed Up Your Podcast Editing With Every Button on Your MouseControllermatehi
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    It only takes two seconds to remove an umm from your podcast audio, but do it 200 times and it'll drive you nuts. In this screencast I show you how to set up Controllermate to reduce each edit to a half second click. This can reduce a four hour edit process down to a two hour one. Getting rid of silences and stutters will make you sound like a genius who never needs to pause to think? I guide you through a step-by-step set up process for both Audacity and TwistedWave .Read More…
  • Automation
    Cutting a Swathe Through Your Gmail Using Keyboard MacrosGmailhi
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    If you are anything like me, you'll find yourself having to deal with ever-increasing numbers of email. It can all get a bit overwhelming, at times, and not all of that email needs my immediate attention. Having to sort through all of the email demanding my attention is time-consuming and, frankly, quite tedious. In this screencast I'll show you how to quickly, and easily, categorise your unimportant emails. I'll show you how to use shortcuts, hotkeys and macros to help you achieve the zen of inbox zero.Read More…
  • Automation
    Effortless Paperless Nirvana With Mail, Hazel and EvernotePaperlessnirvana large
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    With the relentless onslaught of the digital era, paperless systems have been gaining increasing traction and relevance. While the benefits are undeniable, there are times when workflows are far from frictionless and often tedious, making them less appealing. There is hope however and in this screencast I'll teach you how to leverage apps such as Mail, Hazel and Evernote to automate at least one aspect of your paperless workflow.Read More…
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    How to Automate Tasks With ServicesSettings retina
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    Services. You see that word everywhere in OS X, but probably don’t know what it means. I didn’t until a few months ago. Essentially, a service is a way of connecting apps to perform special actions. This can be sending a Tweet, sharing a file, or defining a term in Dictionary. There are hundreds of uses for services, but first you need to understand how to use the basic functionality. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to create your own services, use the ones that are included with some third-party apps, and save yourself a few clicks.Read More…
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    Advanced Search and Replace With RegExRegex400
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    It's time for you to learn Regular Expressions. These impenetrable codes will become your search and replace superpower that can prevent you from ever having to do repetitive manual text changes again. I'll be starting at the very beginning and illustrating three common use case examples. These will help you understand just how easy it is to get your head around regex and why it is so powerful. 1. I'll change every instance of 'Dept. of Defence' with 'Defence Department' 2. I'll change sets of double apostrophes with left and right quotation marks. 3. I'll rename a mish-mash of different image files into a coherent list. These three, real-world examples demonstrate the true power of regular expressions in search and replace. You will soon be manipulating text like magic!Read More…
  • Productivity
    How to Turn Your Mac Into an Alarm ClockAlarmclock400
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    It's easy to get just about anything done on your Mac with Automator. Need to make sure you get up in the morning? Your Mac can help! In this tutorial I'll show you how to use Automator to create a simple alarm clock and I'll briefly explore System Preferences to ensure everything goes off without a hitch. It’s a pretty simple task to turn a Mac into an alarm clock, and I won’t even need any third-party applications to get the job done.Read More…
  • Automation
    Creating an AppleScript to Switch Between Multiple iTunes AccountsItunes account switch preview2x
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    Introduction If you own an Apple device, you'll have an Apple ID which will also be your account for shopping in iTunes. Some Apple owners may have multiple Apple IDs: perhaps work, personal, for shared content with family members or even Apple IDs for iTunes stores in different countries. If you have multiple Apple IDs that you use with iTunes, you'll already be familiar with the hassle of changing accounts frequently and having to type the credentials each time. In this tutorial, I'll be showing you how create an AppleScript that enables easy switching, between all of your Apple IDs, with a single click inside iTunes.Read More…
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