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Exploring the iOS 7 Update


Monday Productivity Pointers

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Video: Exploring the iOS 7 Update

My name is Jess Stratton and welcome to Monday Productivity Pointers. This week I'm very excited to bring you iOS 7 and show you some new features and to go over some things that you may find confusing to help you out as you get used to it. The first thing you'll notice is that you have an all new look and all your icons have changed to match the new look of iOS 7. And yes, your wallpaper and your icons are indeed moving with something they call, dynamic backgrounds.
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  1. 10h 57m
    1. Welcome to the series
      1m 13s
    2. Running a group meeting with coworkers
      7m 19s
    3. Recording and marketing chat on air
      8m 30s
    4. Creating a quick presentation
      5m 37s
    5. Presenting from an iPad or computer
      3m 36s
    6. Migrating your accounts to
      9m 55s
    7. Setting budgets and goals
      7m 4s
    8. Collaborating on team documents
      5m 53s
    9. Creating an online photo gallery
      4m 58s
    10. Kickstarter: Setting up your project
      10m 41s
    11. Driving traffic to your project
      5m 48s
    12. Conducting a voice call with a virtual team
      6m 40s
    13. Adding video and chat notifications
      4m 7s
    14. Accepting a payment with Square
      4m 35s
    15. Using the Square Wallet
      2m 32s
    16. Setting up shop on Etsy
      6m 31s
    17. Tracking your Etsy sales with Shop Stats
      4m 9s
    18. Raising your Klout score
      7m 3s
    19. Earning Klout perks
      4m 55s
    20. Skydrive: Collaborating on team documents
      4m 56s
    21. Skydrive: Accessing files on the go
      2m 57s
    22. Setting up Google alerts to track your data
      5m 5s
    23. Removing a page from the Google search index
      4m 42s
    24. Browsing privately in public
      4m 38s
    25. Cleaning up your session before logging out
      5m 8s
    26. Troubleshooting a remote computer with TeamViewer
      3m 42s
    27. Taking screenshots from a PC
      4m 12s
    28. Taking screenshots from a Mac
      3m 36s
    29. Setting up Find My iPhone
      3m 36s
    30. Using iCloud to find an iPhone
      3m 49s
    31. Sampling color from the screen
      5m 27s
    32. Using for inspiration
      3m 22s
    33. Get an audio clip onto YouTube using iPhoto
      5m 49s
    34. Creating playlists and customizing your YouTube channel
      5m 41s
    35. Record your screen using QuickTime
      3m 14s
    36. Record your screen using CamStudio
      2m 34s
    37. Using Tempo Smart Calendar when you are going to be late
      3m 9s
    38. Using Twist to let your customers know where you are
      3m 38s
    39. Using Wunderlist to track multiple projects
      9m 0s
    40. Use the Wunderlist browser extension to create tasks on the web
      5m 46s
    41. Using Smart Mailboxes with Mac Mail
      6m 52s
    42. Customizing the Mac Mail View
      7m 13s
    43. What's a firewall?
      7m 36s
    44. What is the Cloud?
      4m 42s
    45. Creating your own recipe with IFTTT
      7m 19s
    46. Browsing existing recipes with IFTTT
      5m 7s
    47. Installing the Feedly browser extension
      6m 34s
    48. Customizing Feedly
      6m 53s
    49. Understanding the basics of Twitter
      9m 9s
    50. Using Tweetdeck to handle multiple accounts
      9m 14s
    51. Working with URL Shorteners
      5m 45s
    52. Using
      8m 31s
    53. Creating Quick Parts to re-use text
      6m 19s
    54. Moving your Autotext to a new computer
      6m 7s
    55. Shutting off access to social networks
      6m 18s
    56. Hiding taskbars
      2m 36s
    57. Exploring the iOS 7 Update
      10m 7s
    58. Running a productive online meeting
      3m 44s
    59. Getting meeting minutes faster
      6m 47s
    60. TextExpander for Mac
      7m 6s
    61. Breevy for Windows
      3m 44s
    62. Using Smart Folders on a Mac
      5m 52s
    63. Using Windows Libraries
      4m 25s
    64. Finding large attachments in your email apps
      5m 13s
    65. Use Ninite to install all your PC apps at once
      3m 30s
    66. Use Get Mac Apps to install your Mac apps at once
      2m 56s
    67. Creating a disposable email address with Guerrilla mail
      4m 7s
    68. Creating an email address that lasts only 10 minutes
      3m 16s
    69. Finding and adding local vendors to enhance your iOS reminders
      3m 45s
    70. Adding geofencing to Find My Friends
      3m 20s
    71. Turning a Word document contract into a PDF
      4m 1s
    72. Turning a PowerPoint presentation into a PDF
      4m 10s
    73. Resetting browser site passwords
      7m 11s
    74. Disabling toolbars, resizing screens, and accidentally closed tabs
      7m 42s
    75. Identifying your wifi's weakest link
      7m 59s
    76. Setting up dual band speed on your router
      7m 36s
    77. Add your social media activity to your website
      8m 54s
    78. Using WordPress mobile to update on the go
      4m 48s
    79. Matching the header row on your spreadsheet files
      8m 20s
    80. Using a formula to merge first and last name columns
      5m 58s
    81. Using JoliDrive to browse cloud app data
      5m 11s
    82. Using JoliDrive on an iPad
      4m 31s
    83. Finding deals on eBay using misspelled listings
      4m 18s
    84. Searching for promotional and coupon codes online
      5m 52s
    85. Sending real postcards from your computer with Postagram
      4m 25s
    86. Using Postagram to send a real postcard from your smartphone
      3m 55s
    87. Getting to Inbox Zero
      11m 4s
    88. Using existing GMail labels with Mailbox
      3m 19s
    89. Adding 2-step authentication
      3m 39s
    90. Enabling in-app PIN codes
      3m 31s
    91. Accessing your digital movies
      5m 20s
    92. Copying movies onto a device
      3m 25s
    93. Using Genius Scan to scan your documents
      3m 34s
    94. Sending your scans
      2m 41s
    95. Using Acrobat to ink sign a PDF
      4m 49s
    96. Writing a letter of recommendation
      7m 49s
    97. Constructing a successful press release
      4m 48s
    98. Troubleshooting wireless security
      4m 48s
    99. Writing a claim letter
      5m 22s
    100. The best reasons to try online chat customer service
      5m 9s
    101. How to do a firmware update
      6m 34s
    102. Siri, your iPhone assistant
      4m 48s
    103. Writing an email that gets read
      4m 51s
    104. Writing an email that requires action
      2m 54s
    105. Your Blu-ray questions answered
      3m 50s
    106. Using LittleBit to photograph your goal progress
      3m 9s
    107. Exporting WordPress blog entries
      3m 28s
    108. Understanding how Office 365 works
      5m 9s
    109. Using Waze for crowdsourced GPS
      2m 58s
    110. Downloading your Facebook timeline
      3m 10s
    111. Scheduling email with Boomerang
      4m 24s
    112. Google Labs for Calendar
      2m 58s
    113. Finding missing songs in iTunes on your iPhone
      2m 10s
    114. Requesting your Twitter archive
      2m 59s
    115. Using Doodle for easy group scheduling
      4m 59s
    116. Easily remote to another computer with
      3m 47s
    117. Keyboard shortcuts for YouTube
      2m 58s
    118. Easily annotate images with Skitch
      6m 4s
    119. Get your Google Calendar schedule by email every morning
      3m 3s
    120. Blurring photos for posting on social networks
      6m 41s
    121. Migrating to Google Apps
      9m 31s
    122. Using supplemental To Do apps
      3m 43s
    123. Getting alerts for Amazon price drops
      2m 36s
    124. Four tips to teach kids about websites
      8m 19s
    125. Caring for family members from afar
      4m 39s
    126. Using Google Sheets to make templates
      4m 35s

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In this series on productivity, author Jess Stratton takes you through the latest tools that will help you run your business and life more efficiently. Each installment covers a particular feature or technique in a different online tool, such as Google Apps, Skype, YouTube,, Etsy, and more. Learn about topics ranging from recording and publishing video chats to managing your finances online.

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Exploring the iOS 7 Update

My name is Jess Stratton and welcome to Monday Productivity Pointers. This week I'm very excited to bring you iOS 7 and show you some new features and to go over some things that you may find confusing to help you out as you get used to it. The first thing you'll notice is that you have an all new look and all your icons have changed to match the new look of iOS 7. And yes, your wallpaper and your icons are indeed moving with something they call, dynamic backgrounds.

You can choose to change it to a still one and Apple gave us a nice new list of still backgrounds in settings. The first thing I want to show you is the control center. Everything is one tap away. A simple swipe up from the bottom of the screen. Brings up the control center. And from here I can do things like toggle bluetooth, WiFi, and airplane mode on or off. I can change the brightness, I can adjust the music player controls. I can even air drop things to other people who are nearby and using an iOS7 device, such as photos, or videos, or contacts.

Finally I can access some useful utilities, like a flashlight, clock, calculator and even access the camera, a simple swipe downward will make it go away. Now you can disable it when you're in an app, for example if you're using an app that has a similar motion and you keep swiping it by mistake. You can also disable it from being used via the lock screen. Now, if I swipe down from the top of the screen this brings up the notification center. Now, the first thing that you'll notice is that the weather is all text based now.

I can see what the first thing on my calendar is, what's going on tomorrow. And I can totally customize this. I can add a calendar view, stocks. I can even have it show me my overdue reminders. And I can customize all this in settings. If I switch to the All tab, right at the top, I can see any of my app notifications. In fact, here's some mail ones that are coming in right now. I can also tab to the missed one, which will show me any notifications that happened while my phone was in lock mode. A quick swipe up, and the notification screen goes away.

Now, something that's different in IOS 7 is where Spotlight searches. In previous versions, if I swipe to the right, I got a new screen with a magnifying glass. And from there, I can search on any app where it is. To access spotlight search now, I need to swipe down from the middle of the screen. This is going to bring up a search box, and now I can type in any app or contact or piece of text. I'll tap Cancel and get out of it for now. But while we're talking about missing apps, I'm going to open up a folder.

I can now put unlimited amount of apps in folders. I'm not capped by a limit anymore. And I also see less apps per screen now. So if you notice that some of your apps are missing from a folder, look for the dots at the bottom of the screen and that will tell you how many swipes you have to go over all the apps that are in that folder. For example, in my Utilities folder, I have two screens worth of apps where it used to only take up one. To move between apps, double tap the home screen quickly.

This is going to bring up the view where I can go back and forth between any app that I have open. To close out of an app, I used to have to press and hold an app, and then tap the minus symbol next to that app to close it out. Now all I have to do is swipe up with my thumb and it goes away. So speaking of apps, the app store can now update your apps automatically. But don't worry about missing any new features. If I go into the app store, I can now tap updates in the bottom right hand side of the screen. And I can see the date that the app was updated.

And I can go to what's new and to see what actually changed. So I won't have to miss any new features. There's some new features in the App Store also. For example, right in the bottom middle of the screen, there's a feature that says Near Me. This is going to show me any apps that are located in places of physical proximity to me. Now this is great if I'm touring and I want to see if any museums have any apps or local stores. There's also a new category for kids, and we never had this before. If I tap Featured, and then Categories, I can scroll to the kids category and it's going to show me kids apps sorted by age, which is fantastic if I'm browsing for new games for my kids.

Let's talk about what's new with some standard apps. One of my favorite new feature is in iMessage. Now, it used to be that if you had a message, you were never really sure what time that message came in. But now, I can tap and hold quickly and move to the left hand side of the screen. Now I'm still holding down with my finger, and I can see a timestamp of every single text. As soon as I let go, it goes away. Another really great feature, is in the compass app. I'm going to swipe down from the middle of the screen again, to open up spotlight search.

Now the compass app is not new, but there's something really neat inside the compass app that is new. Here's my standard compass, but if I swipe to the left-hand side of the screen, I now have a built-in level on my iPhone. This is really fun, it actually works in both landscape mode and portrait mode. Siri has also gotten some updates. The first one is that it can integrate with things like twitter. For example, what is saying on twitter? >> Checking Twitter. I found some tweets.

>> So now I can quickly say what one person or a particular brand or a particular celebrity or a news outlet is saying on Twitter. I can also change pronunciation. In previous versions Siri used to have some trouble pronouncing certain family members names and now you can simply say that's not how you pronounce that. And Siri will walk you through some steps so that you can update the pronunciation of names. Let's talk about the camera. There's some new camera features now too. The first one is burst mode.

This means that you can hold down the shutter button, and your iPhone will keep taking pictures until you let go. This will hopefully allow you to get at least one good shot out of maybe 20 that you could take. I'm going to open up the camera now, because you can also take things like square shots. And if you're using the new iPhone 5c, you can take gorgeous slow-mo video now. So right now I'm taking a regular photo, but if I swipe to the left. I can see that it now changes into a square. And I can also further swipe and take a panoramic shot.

What's really neat is I can tap the three dots on the right hand side. And I can see some live filters that I could add to the photo. I can see how these filters are going to look, before I even take the photo. If I want to go back to the normal way of looking at the camera, I can simply tap None in the middle and it will remove any live previews of filters. There's lots of ways to view photos. If I tap the photos icon, the first thing I see is that I'm in the photo section. This is a really fun way to look at your photos.

It starts out by viewing it as a year and each year holds collections. And each collection holds something Apple calls moments. You can see your photos taken in various physical locations. For example if I tap and hold I can scroll through all my photos organized by year, when I took them, and where I took them. If you want to get back to your camera roll, tap albums on the right hand side, because your camera roll is really just an album. So if you want to find it and get back to the way you used to look at photos, you can simply go back to your camera roll.

Let's open up the web browser. I'm going to open up Safari. Now the first thing that you'll notice when you scroll is that you're automatically running in Full Screen Mode. To get out of Full Screen Mode, or to get to your Bookmark bar, or the top URL bar, simply tap near the bottom of the screen. It's going to open up the navigation bars and the top search bar. Now in that search bar, you can either type a URL or a search query. There's only one bar now. I can tap the two icons in the very bottom right hand side of the screen, and this is how I can navigate back and forth between any open browser windows that I have open.

To remove one, I can simply swipe it off the screen. Let's move onto music. Pandora-like music streaming has come to the iPhone, and it's called iTunes Radio. You can create your own station and customize it by adding songs, artists, and even genres of music that you like. To find iTunes radio you first need to go into the music app. From there tap Radio in the bottom left hand side. This is where you can create your new station and start using iTunes radio right away. Finally, there's one more feature that I want to tell you about.

And that is that FaceTime now has an audio only option. So why would you not just use the phone? Well for one, now you can use your iPad just like a phone. And it also uses WiFi instead of your iPhone's cellular connection. So now you have a new way to make an international call to somebody else using an iOS device also. So as time goes by, we'll all discover some new features and hopefully will let you easily navigate your way through iOS 7.

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