There are plenty of ways to share audio online, but one place stands out as a service for the rest of us and not just professionals. SoundCloud was launched in 2008 by a sound designer and artist, with the aim of enabling musicians to share sounds and recordings with one another.
August in tech is like August in politics: Everyone's just sort of holding their breath. Apple fans are waiting for the news of the next iPhone event and then all the other companies follow and we're off to pre-gaming the holiday season, but for now, it's vacations, it's back to school, and it's how-tos for you.
When you open an Apple-built application on your Mac that supports the new Documents in the Cloud feature, you are greeted with the new iCloud document pane. You need to have the Documents & Data option enabled in the iCloud System Preferences in order to use this feature, but once you enable it, it can make your work life much simpler.
Keynote isn’t just a tool for presentations, it’s also a great piece of software for creating slideshows from your photos. Of course, iPhoto, OS X screensavers and the Apple TV also create great slideshows from your photos, but Keynote offers you far more flexibility to tailor the show to your liking. For example, when creating an iPhoto slideshow, you only get to set the transition type and the images that are used.
Since its original introduction in Leopard, Apple has since improved the Time Machine backup feature drastically. In Mountain Lion, it now supports backup encryption and multiple separate backups to different drives. Now you can have a full backup of your Mac at home and at work, and we'll show you how it's done!
If you haven't already read the harrowing story of what happened to a Wired editor when hackers exploited a few security flaws, then you owe it to yourself. It's rather terrifying, how porous our online digital lives can be, but luckily we also have an article on there to help boost your online security a little and give you a bit more control. It's the least we could do.
The more music you collect in iTunes, the more you’ll need a good way of organizing it all. Otherwise, you’ll be constantly skipping through songs to get to the tracks you want. The way to keep things in order is with playlists, of which there are two kinds: normal and smart.
If there's anything to be learned from Wired reporter Mat Honan being hacked last weekend, it's that we're never as safe as we think we are. For those of us with a Google account, however, there is still hope.