Podcasting How-To Video: Creating a Noise Gate on Your Mac

8:38 AM, May. 13th, 2014 · · Tips

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 Officially Rolls Out Mute Features, How to Use It

5:18 PM, May. 12th, 2014 · · Tips

Shhh...

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.

Pages: Finding & Replacing Invisible Characters

8:35 AM, May. 9th, 2014 · · Tips

In this tip, we’re going to tell you how to find those pesky hidden characters—tabs and paragraph returns, for example—and replace them. This’ll help a lot when you’re editing documents in Pages and you find, for example, that someone’s used tabs instead of setting margins or has typed two spaces after every period. This works in all of the recent versions of Pages (including Pages ’09) so come check it out!

How to Play iCloud Music (or NOT) on Your iPhone

4:00 PM, May. 7th, 2014 · · Tips

Manage iCloud music on iPhone

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.

iPhoto: Adjust the Date and Time of Your Images

8:39 AM, May. 7th, 2014 · · Tips

For today’s Quick Tip, Melissa Holt is going to discuss how to change the associated dates for your iPhoto pictures and Events, which is handy if you’ve ever imported from a digital camera that was set incorrectly. She’ll also go over sorting Events by date after you’ve gotten everything all cleaned up. It’ll be like spring cleaning for your iPhoto Library!

Podcasting How-To Video: Sending Multiple Audio Sources Over Skype

9:49 AM, May. 6th, 2014 · · Tips

Sometimes when hosting a Skype call – especially for a podcast – you want the other parties on your call to hear not only your voice but perhaps some audio from you, too. Since Skype only allows one audio input at a time, things get a little tricky. Don't worry, it's not too bad, and this video shows you exactly what to do.