Software installed on all Macs include three important apps: Calendar, Reminders and Contacts. Perhaps, as with most users, these apps manage many aspects of your lives. While you may be backing up this data via automated processes, there are ways to perform impromptu archives. Sandro Cuccia shows you how.
Buying a new or “better” camera is not how you become a better photographer. There is much more to it than that. Sandro Cuccia explores a few ways that you can learn how to improve your photography, no matter which kind of camera you use.
Secret commands and other goodies lurk beneath the Option key on the Mac keyboard. Sandro Cuccia discusses some of the best Option key magic and shows you how to discover more on your own.
Handbrake is an excellent tool that allows you to take a movie and convert/compress it into a Mac-and-iOS-playable movie file. It's free, and it works. If you also have VLC installed Handbrake will read DVDs and convert them directly. What many users don't realize, though, is that MakeMKV can be invoked on-the-fly to allow Handbrake to rip and convert/compress Blu-ray disks directly, too.
One of the most annoying things for podcasters and their listeners is when one participant's background noise is noticeable even when that person isn't talking. A noise gate can easily solve this problem by only allowing sound through when the input volume reaches a certain level. Follow the simple steps in this video and the next time you're on an interview podcast (or recording one), you'll sound fantastic!
Twitter has officially implement a mute feature for users that will roll out systemwide in the coming weeks.
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Seriously? It took you this long to implement something Twitter clients got right in 2008, and then extended? Explain to me again why it is you keep creating hurdles for those developers.
iPhoto ’11 boasts some very respectable image editing and enhancement tools. Sandro Cuccia shows you how you can make your images pop when using the more advanced set of iPhoto editing tools. These are some great tips, so check it out.
Ever had a phone number to add to a contact that didn't fit into the existing labels in Contacts? Kelly shows you how to create your own.
It's possible, if an iPhone setting is set wrong, for you to see and the iPhone to play unwanted music, music that's in iCloud but which you never specifically synced to your iPhone. John explains how to manage the appropriate setting for iCloud music.
Kelly gave you some suggestions yesterday for minimizing cellular data usage, which has a bonus of helping your battery life. Today we're going to talk specifically about extending that battery life.
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