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Every week The Apple Blog gives helpful walkthroughs of your favorite software to help you learn how to be more efficient and have more fun!
|1||VideoCreate a WiFi Hotspot – Share Your Internet Connection in Leopard||In the last few weeks I’ve been in a situation twice where only one person had Internet access (me) and needed to share it with other people or devices. The first time we were at a convention center and only had wired internet access at the […||5/22/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoBeginning Mac: Application Install/Uninstall||When I first switched from Windows to OSX one thing that I initially didn’t really understand was how to install/uninstall applications. Obviously it is second nature now, but hopefully the information below will help a new switcher. Installation On||4/22/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoBeginning Mac: Color Labels||There are many different ways to organize files. From the classic folder structure to the more “experimental” metadata/tagging format. There’s no right or wrong way to do it…just what works best for you. As a new Mac users it’||4/2/2008||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoQuick Tip: Enabling full keyboard access||By default, OS X has full keyboard access disabled allowing you to only tab through a limited number of items in various dialog boxes. In this Quick Tip I cover how to enable full keyboard access to help save you a few mouse clicks throughout your […||9/25/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoQuick Tip: Window Title Bar Icon||Yeah, sorry, I don’t really know how to title this little trick. Let me see if I can set this up so it’s clear what you’ll be looking at, before you actually look. (Or you can skip me stumbling over myself and just watch it anyway…||7/20/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoScreencast: Quicksilver for Beginners||If you’ve heard about Quicksilver but have been too timid to familiarize yourself with it, or to peek under the hood a bit, this screencast is for you! Perhaps too often, we (as in the collective web) focus our attention on the cutting edge features||6/29/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoScreencast: Automator Plugins||Since Tiger was released it has seemed to me that Automator was one of the unsung heroes that shipped with the operating system. I’m guessing more people use it than we hear about, but just in case, I wanted to show off the use of Automator […||6/27/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoScreencast: Leveraging Services||Services are a part of OS X that many users either don’t even know about, or forget to use. They are a powerful bunch of actions that you can apply to your workflow – mostly in cases where you’re working with text. In this Screencast, I&||6/15/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoQuicksilver Screencast: Access Minimized Windows||Quicksilver does an awful lot of things from the keyboard, but accessing windows that have been minimized isn’t typically in the cards. While some of you may choose to hide your application windows when not using them, I’m still of the camp th||5/31/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoScreencast: Using TagBot to Tag Your Files||I’ve written at great length about using Metadata to keep track of your files, even going so far as an alternative to folder hierarchies. But amongst the barriers to entry is the difficulty in actually tagging those files and subsequently keeping tr||5/16/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoScreencast: The [Updated] Quicksilver Setup||So almost a year ago to the day (ok, off by a week), I posted an early screencast which showed the setup I use for Quicksilver. The intent then – as it is now – was to show all of you exactly which items are check-marked […] Screencast:||4/20/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoScreencast: Pimp My Quicksilver||As I’ve been known to do, I take requests, and this screencast is an example of that practice. The question has been asked several times in the past about the look of my Quicksilver interface. There’s no special Quicksilver Foo that I’ve||4/12/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||VideoScreencast: Skitch Preview||I know, it must be shocking to see that I’m doing a screencast on something other than Quicksilver. For me to not be covering Quicksilver is generally a big deal – well that’s just the case today. I’m proud to bring you a screencas||4/5/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||VideoQuicksilver Screencast: CMD ESC Trigger||In an effort to quell the weekly requests for how my CMD + ESC trigger works to load a selected item (or multiple selected items) into Quicksilver, I’ve done an impromptu screencast on the setup. Call it Bonus Wednesday. Anyway, I’m at work, s||3/28/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||VideoQuicksilver Screencast: Image Manipulation||UPDATE: Sorry, screencast URL is fixed now. I’ve been stockpiling ideas of the gems I’d still like to show you in Quicksilver, and among them is the Image Manipulation plugin. However, a quick search shows that I [sort of] covered it about a y||3/28/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
|16||VideoScreencast: Geektool Quickie||Last week I pointed to LifeHacker’s great rundown of Geektool. It’s one of those tools that just blends in and you sort of forget about it. This is just what I’d done, and thus had never really covered it here on The Apple Blog. But foll||3/20/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
|17||VideoQuicksilver Screencast: Quick Emails||I’ve had a crazy couple weeks and the time to do screencasts has really not been available to me. I apologize to all 1 of you who may have felt that awful void in your life because of it. But I’m back baby. So today I’m […] Quicksi||3/14/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
|18||VideoQuicksilver Screencast: Arrowing||Apologies for a rather quick and dirty screencast this week. I’m headed out of town and wanted to make sure to get something out. So today’s is a quickie, but something you can easily build on to become more efficient with Quicksilver. Watch t||2/28/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
|19||VideoThe Metadata Screencast: Part Three||A dead drive created a minor slow-down in getting this out, but an extra drive and a quickly restored backup and I’m back in action. (Along these lines, an answer to a question: The tags – Spotlight Comments – do in fact survive backups||2/19/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
|20||VideoQuicksilver Screencast: Abracadabra Gestures & Triggers||This week I’m covering the Abracadabra plugin for Quicksilver. It brings you the ability to create Triggers in Quicksilver, which can be activated by mouse gestures, rather than the stale, last century keystroke. Ok, so there’s nothing really||2/2/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
|21||VideoQuicksilver Screencast: Tags & Playlists||In the comments of last week’s screencast, Aaron asked about a way of creating iTunes Playlists through Quicksilver. So I thought I’d take that as an opportunity to share a couple of great Apple Scripts that have been created expressly for thi||1/25/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
|22||VideoQuicksilver Screencast: In-n-Out||Got another screencast for ya’all this week. I wanted to take a step back from some of the more advanced features and tricks. Today I focus on something that doesn’t require special settings, plugins, or any interaction with the preferences sc||1/19/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
|23||VideoScreencast: Quicksilver Catalogs||One of my new year’s resolutions was to try to do a screencast per week here on The Apple Blog. Second week into the year and I nearly blew that one! It’s just been a busy week, I emerge triumphant. (at least until I run out […] Screenca||1/12/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
|24||VideoQuicksilver Screencast: Running with Scripts||Here in The Apple Blog community, there was a mention about the power of using some of the scripts that are accessible through Quicksilver. So I put together a quick screencast showing how to make sure those options are enabled and what some of the more [||1/3/2007||Free||View In iTunes|
|25||VideoQuicksilver Screencast: The Clipboard||More often than not when Quicksilver is blogged, the topic focuses on simply launching apps or some other pretty basic use. But here on TAB, I’ve tried to show some of the more advanced features of this amazing program. Recently David at TUAW got do||10/24/2006||Free||View In iTunes|
I like it.
I watched a few of these and thought that they were pretty helpful. It's good to see someone tricking out quicksilver on a regular basis. I think I learned a thing or two. --thanks
Nothing but Quicksilver
Quicksilver is all well & good -- but why not call this cast thw Quicksilver Blog instead of the Apple Blog? Varierty is a good thing...
Thanks for taking the time for the great tutorials; Especially the QuickSilver walk throughs.