This week John asks, "Dave — Which microphone should I use for podcasting?" I get this question so often that I figured it was time to publish some general (and some specific) advice based on what I've learned doing our Mac Geek Gab podcast for the past 8 years (plus what I've learned using microphones, in general, for 30 years). Short answer: You want a mic that you can get really close to when you're talking, and dyanmic is better than condenser, but read on and I'll explain why.
The new Panorama camera mode in iOS 6 is great for quickly and easily capturing beautiful panoramic images. By default, users must move the camera from left to right, which may not be ideal for all situations. We show you how to take shots from right to left.
Mac Geek Gab listener Mark wants to open a file using OS X's convenient "Open With" option in Finder. However, somewhere along the way of application and system upgrades, his "Open With" application list got out of control with duplicate entries for outdated versions of apps. We show him how to clean it up!
Mac Geek Gab listener Kevin loves the Mac App Store, but doesn't want to waste time and bandwidth downloading all of his purchases to each Mac in his home. We show him how to download a Mac App Store app only once, and then copy it to all of his other personal Macs.
Auto-correct is a handy feature of iOS, but if the system keeps suggesting the wrong word, it can quickly become annoying. We show you how to reset your iOS dictionary so that you can re-train the system to suggest the words you want.
Like many Mac users, Mac Geek Gab listener Chris uses Time Machine to back up his Mac's data. Because this is such a crucial and important task, Chris always wants to know if and when the last backup completed successfully. We'll show him two methods for keeping an eye on his Time Machine backups.
Mac Geek Gab listener Joel just upgraded to Mountain Lion and likes the new ability to store and sync documents in iCloud. Like any good Mac user, however, Joel is concerned about backups and wants to make sure those iCloud documents are safe. We explain how iCloud handles documents and explain how most users with local backups may already be backing up their iCloud data without even knowing it.
Mac Geek Gab listener Tony is inundated with draft copies of his sent mail while using Apple’s Mail.app to access his Gmail account. We show him how to change Mail’s settings so that he can avoid this common Gmail problem.
Mac Geek Gab listener Karl likes iCal’s month view but isn’t a fan of Apple’s decision to default all new month view events to an “all-day” or 8-hour duration. We show him some workarounds and solutions to creating events with shorter, more applicable durations.
Mac Geek Gab listener Keith frequently finds his IMAP email attachments corrupted. We show him how to solve his problem using Apple Mail.
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