Beginners Guide to Mac - Video Tutorial App Now Available
December 19, 2011 in Educational
[prMac.com] Liverpool, United Kingdom - Available on both the Mac and the iPad, SCOtutor for Mac is a HD video tutorial, designed for first time Mac users, as well as more experienced Mac users looking to refresh their basic skills. The tutorial takes the viewer through a full introduction to using the Mac and OSX Lion, Apples latest operating system.
The Mac version will play on the computer desktop, allowing the user to follow along on the same Mac, or to use the built in full screen mode and popup chapter list.
The iPad version allows the viewer to watch on the iPad and follow along on their Mac. Alternatively, the iPad version allows them to view the tutorial distraction free, away from the Mac, from the comfort of a favourite armchair or even at the local coffee shop. With full AirPlay support, the tutorial can be viewed on a HDTV via an Apple TV, with full control from the iPad.
This unique application has many innovative features:
Comprehensive Mac Tutorial:
The HD video tutorial runs for 157 minutes and covers 12 major subjects organised into over 75 topics.
* Introduction to the Mac
* Exploring the OS X Desktop
* Applications and your Mac
* Introduction to the Finder
* Auto Save & Versions
* Introduction to Apple Mail
* Managing Application Windows
* Printing and Scanning
* Sharing with the Mac
* Using the Safari Web Browser
* Users, Accounts & Parental Controls
* Time Machine
English subtitles are in preparation and will be available at no charge at the next release.
Optimised Video Player:
Designed specifically to optimise the viewing experience, SCOtutor for Mac includes a dedicated video player
* Auto hiding onscreen playback control panel
* Advanced playback controls
* Jump backward or forward in 30 second increments
* MultiSpeed playback - slow or fast speeds - (.5x, .75x, 1x, 1.5x, 2x)
* Easy navigation via chapter popup menu
* Jump from chapter to chapter
* Easy resume mode - Just carry on from where you left off
iPad Device Requirements:
* Requires iOS 5 or later
* Compatible with iPad
* 437 MB
Mac System Requirements:
* Mac OS X 10.7 or later
* 64-bit processor
* 437 MB
Pricing and Availability:
SCOtutor for Mac 1.0 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the iTunes App Store in the Education category. There are a limited number of promotional codes available to obtain a free copy of the App for review. Please contact us directly to request a promo code. There are also a limited number of complimentary press memberships available to access the weekly tutorial service for review. Please use the contact email directly to request a press membership.
Purchase and Download (iPad)
Purchase and Download (Mac)
Press Kit (zip)
Located in LIverpool, United Kingdom, ScreenCastsOnline was formed in 2005 by Don McAllister who specialises in screencast production for ScreenCastsOnline and corporate customers. With over six years experience, ScreenCastsOnline has published over 320 Mac based video tutorials to rave reviews, and is acknowledged as one of the top resources for Mac training on the Internet. All of the video training is delivered by the host and founder of ScreenCastsOnline, Don McAllister, a regular panel member on many influential Mac podcasts including MacBreak Weekly, BagelTech Mac and MacRoundtable. Don is also a regular speaker at many international events, including Macworld Expo and Blogworld. ScreenCastsOnline also runs a popular membership system, allowing ScreenCastsOnline members to sign up to receive a new Mac based tutorial each week via iTunes. ScreenCastsOnline is a trading name of DMC Media Productions Ltd. All Material and Software (C) 2005-2011 ScreenCastsOnline / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, iPad, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.