With SSDs becoming the norm, keeping your Mac’s disk clean is vital to ensuring that you always have space for apps and important projects. You might think your apps are the main space hogs on your hard drive, but many more resources contribute to disk use than just apps. Continue reading to learn about the ways that you can free up space on your Mac.
When Apple refreshed QuickTime Player in OS X Snow Leopard, they added a feature that many users didn’t know about: screen recording. Without using any fancy software, you can create a video of your Mac’s screen, complete with recorded audio from the built-in microphone. This feature can be used to create easy-to-follow screencasts that can be sent to anyone in order to better explain a visual topic.
Today we’ll show you how to put this feature of QuickTime Player X to work.
GarageBand is great for huge projects and making your very own custom ringtones, but just launching the application can sometimes be a huge overkill. If you're in a jiffy and you just want to quickly extract a snippet, you can trim your favorite song in iTunes and sync it to your device. Read on to learn how it's done!
Hopefully by now you have a solid grasp of Smart Instruments, and if you don't fret not! We've got instructions for that, too. But if you do and are aching to get your own song out to the masses (or just send it around to your family and friends), read on and we'll show you everything you need to know about making sweet, sweet music with your iPad.
While it’s always a thrill to bring home a new Mac or iOS device, it’s a bummer having to move all of your data over from an older computer or mobile device. This is especially tricky when you want to sync up iTunes on your new computer and have not yet transferred over your library. Fortunately, you can do so from your iPod. Here’s how.
Whether you’re moving to a new Mac, or just switching up that machine that you sync your iOS or iPod device with, moving your library can be a daunting task. Fortunately, the process is relatively straight-forward once you understand a few basics of how iTunes stores your data. The method that we’ll use in this article not only copies your audio and media files over, it also retains your ratings and playlists. Follow along with this guide to move your iTunes library to another computer.
When it comes to the Mac, there’s no Siri, but there is built-in speech capability, which is configured and activated in the Speech System Preferences pane. Primarily, speech on the Mac is designed for disabled users, but we’ve argued in the past that well-designed accessibility functions are beneficial to everyone, and we reckon that’s the case here. We explore this System Preferences pane and show how anyone can potentially improve their OS X experience by talking to their Mac and having it talk back to them--and now through a user-definable accent, no less!
Gone are the days when you needed complicated software to use a scanner with your Mac. Preview is all you need to scan, edit, and save any image or document. It even includes handy features such as the ability to detect multiple items in a single scan. This is ideal if you’re scanning lots of photographs, since you can place several on the scanner at once, rather than having to scan one at a time. Let’s get started!
After you've made your movie trailer with iMovie, you'll want to spruce it up a bit with special effects so that the "premiere" of it doesn't turn out to be anticlimactic. You can tweak the timing of your clips, customize what order they show up in, and adjust the audio to really hone in on the dialogue of a specific scene. Read on to find out how!
Google announced yesterday that Google+ will now have its own Events feature, so users of the social network will now be able to create event pages to invite friends and share photos as the event is happening. Curious about it? Read on to find out more.