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iOS 8 Screen Recoding in Yosemite

This has been documented all over the internet and this is yet another post on the subject. But this is such a neat trick I wanted to post to my own site, more as a place for me to find it later than to have to search. Yes, I’m getting on in years and my memory isn’t as sharp as it used to be. Thats my excuse and I’ll be sticking to it.

So here is how to record you iOS device’s screen in as few-a-steps as possible. 

Connect you device to you Desktop or laptop with a lightening cable

Open quicktime player: Press command+space and type Quicktime and then press Enter/Return

With Quicktime open press Command+Option+N. A window will open with your isight camera view, most likely of yourself.

To the right of the red record button there is an inverted triangle. Click this and you will see your iOS device listed.

Select your iOS device and a new window will open with your iOS devices screen in it.

To record your screen move the mouse pointer in to the iOS Devices screen and that red record button will reappear. Click it to start recording.

Six simple steps to record your iOS Devices screen. This is a great way to record demo’s of your iPhone or iPad’s screen. Great for the use in presentations etc.

October 22, 2014 | By | Reply More

Blogging Clients….

I’m testing a few clients on my iPad. I have been mainly writing and posting from my Laptop. But of late I have taken to using my iPad more. I tend to spend some time visiting my local Starbucks and with the weather being so warm its a sweaty job humping my Laptop bag around. This has limited my productivity some as I expected.

So the purpose of this post is to start the testing of the numerous blogging clients and see if I can find anything that allows me to create, edit, post complete with tags, categories, links and images all from my iPad.

September 28, 2014 | By | Reply More

mkdir

Well this is just a qick post as I’m sure everyone is aware of this trick. Well not everyone as I recently had aconversation with a colleauge over the quickest way to create nestled folders. My answer was open terminal and type your folder structure such as…

mkdir -p ~/folder/folder1/folder2/folder3

Just about as fast as it gets….

September 22, 2014 | By | Reply More

ditto

Another commandline gem is ditto (man ditto).

This command, called “ditto,” not only copies the files from the source directory to the destination directory, but creating the destination directory if it doesn’t already exist. It will also merge the contents of the source directory with the destination directory if it exists.

It will follow symbolic links and hard links when copying files and will also preserver permisions and metadata. Which comes in really handy if you are working on say the ‘User Template’ folder for example.

Runing ditto is a snap…

ditto ~/Documents/MyFolder ~/Desktop/MyNewFolder

That would copy MyFolder to the Desktop creating the MyNewFolder if it didn’t already exist.

If you would like to see the verbose output the simply add ‘-V’ before the source folder.

ditto -V ~/Documents/MyFolder ~/Desktop/MyNewFolder

If you need more info on other options again type man ditto.

September 22, 2014 | By | Reply More