How to Have iOS Speak Text Back to You

10:30 AM, Mar. 29th, 2014 · · How-To

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You can set your iPad or iPhone to read selected text out loud for you. There are several great uses for this capability, and it supports multiple languages. Sandro Cuccia is here to tell you all about Speak Selection and how to enable it.

Spotlight on the Mac: Searching the Current Folder by Default

8:35 AM, Mar. 24th, 2014 · · How-To

If you'd rather look through the current folder when using Spotlight's search field in Finder windows instead of searching every drive connected to your Mac, you aren't alone. Lucky for you, Michael Johnston knows how to tell Spotlight to do just that, and he's ready to show you how, too.

How to Visualize Your Music in iTunes

10:30 AM, Mar. 22nd, 2014 · · How-To

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The iTunes Visualizer has been around since the very first version of iTunes. Sandro Cuccia helps you explore and get the most from this scantily documented feature that enhances your enjoyment of your iTunes music. Warning: Visualizer may cause drowsiness while working on your computer.

iOS 7.1: Quick Fix for Slow Keyboard

3:29 PM, Mar. 11th, 2014 · · How-To

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Some users have been reporting slow keyboard response after upgrading to iOS 7.1. If you're one of them, we have a quick fix—resetting your keyboard dictionary—for you that should get you back up and running in real time in no time.

Audio MIDI Setup: Your Mac’s Secret Sound Manager

8:00 AM, Mar. 8th, 2014 · · How-To

Your Mac's Sound Preference Pane is the go-to place for choosing audio inputs and outputs, but it isn't the only place you can go in OS X to manage your Mac's sounds. Even though Audio MIDI Setup may sound intimidating, it's loaded with controls that go far beyond what its name implies and can help you fine tune the audio quality your Mac pumps out.