Taming Technology with Training

I’m Elaine Giles and I’m a technology consultant based in Manchester, UK.

My passion is technology and I love to share that passion via live training sessions, video demos and written tutorials. I have a YouTube Channel with many training videos for design applications including Photoshop, Pixelmator, Acorn, Sketch and many more together with videos demonstrating the Microsoft Office applications, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
One of my passions is designing slides and many of those I have designed and presented can be seen on my SlideShare page.

If I can help you please get in touch.

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Tips, Tricks and Technology Anecdotes

Tales from the IT Frontline

Scrivener 3 for Mac – New Features

Scrivener 3 for Mac the awesome toolkit for authors, writers and creatives from Literature and Latte was released on 20 November and in this session I demonstrated a wide range of the amazing new features available.

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Scrivener for iOS – FULL Tutorial

5 years in the making Scrivener for iOS is the highly anticipated mobile version of the desktop writing studio Scrivener. The iOS version launched on 20 July 2016. This video covers a complete range of the application’s features.

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How to Create a macOS Sierra Installation Boot Disk

Whatever your feelings are about the "download only" delivery method Apple imposes for its operating system updates you would be well advised to ensure you have a bootable version of the OS for future emergency use. Especially important as the installer automatically...

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Opening Your Local Dropbox Folder from Alfred

This is a quick tutorial showing how to implement an Alfred command to open your local Dropbox folder. In fact with a few small changes it can be adapted to open any folder. Using the Alfred Command Once implemented you will able to use a keyword to open you local...

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ScreenFlow 6 Review

ScreenFlow 6 Review ScreenFlow is one of those rare easy-to-use yet professional level must-have apps for the Mac Platform. It is a screencasting studio allowing users to record, edit and share professional screencasts. Owned by Telestream since August 2008,...

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How to Create an OS X Installation Disk

If you need to make an installation boot disk for OS X you're in the right place! Whatever your feelings are about the "download only" delivery method Apple imposes for its operating system updates you would be well advised to ensure you have a bootable version of...

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A Week Without My iPhone

Today I'd thought I'd torment myself all over again by sharing something that happened a few weeks ago. You'll be glad to hear that I've just about recovered from the horror of the entire ordeal! As usual as Lent approached there was much talk of what...

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10 Years on a Mac

It’s hard for me to believe but it was 10 years ago today that I was up alarmingly early to travel across the Pennines to collect my first Apple Mac.

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