Hated by some, loved by others, the act of auto-tuning your voice with software has become a phenomenon used by internet celebrities and pop artists alike. However, you don’t have to spend a fortune just to auto-tune your own voice. If you've got iLife ’11 with GarageBand in your arsenal, you can record your own auto-tuned masterpiece in a jiffy.
My 2008 Mac Pro was limping along with the supplied 2GB of RAM, so I bought a couple more 1GB sticks. I know for sure that the sticks and the risers were pushed all the way in. But System Profiler still showed 2GB, instead of the 4GB installed. I downloaded the tech manual for the system and found that one of the original Apple-supplied sticks had gone bad.
So I bought another 2GB. This time around there were no LEDs lit on either riser, but the system still insists it has only 2GB installed! I put two modules on each riser (but I also tried putting all four on one riser), and they are the same brand as the ones supplied by Apple. The System Profiler report is only registering the module installed in the first slot of each riser—according to the tech manual, if the risers were bad, then all four LEDs would be solid red.
Apple recently announced that they had upgraded iWork.com, their online document storage software, to work with iWork ’09 (Pages, Numbers, and Keynote). The new features include the ability to upload Keynote presentations and view them in the browser, as well as the ability to embed a presentation on a website easily. Learn about these new features and how to use them by reading on.
With the the continuous popularity of the iPad and iPod touch, the iPhone's upcoming availability on two American networks and the Mac's growing market share, Analysts are predicting that by 2012 there will be 200 million FaceTime capable devices in the hands of consumers. Consequentially, we predict that by 2012, approximately 200 million people will be fixing their checking for goop between their teeth every time they think about answering the phone.
These days, life is hectic for everyone--and it’s getting harder and harder to find large chunks of time to devote to making your Mac the best it can be. But often, you don’t need hours to make amazing improvements--you can accomplish loads in just minutes. That’s why we focused this story on 10 awesome tweaks you can make in 15 minutes or less.
Do you want to hang out with the Mac|Life crew? Because we want to hang out with you! If you're in the San Francisco Bay Area, come to Thirsty Bear in San Francisco next Thursday, January 20, at 6 p.m., and we'll have ourselves a grand old time. And if just being in our presence isn't enough (trust us, it's...not), you will also enjoy FREE BEER. Which will be free, as in beer. Free wine and appetizers too.
We'll be partying down from 6 to 8 p.m., giving away door prizes, playing some iPad games, testing your knowledge of Apple trivia, and trying to remember not to talk with our mouths full. Won't you join us?
Please RSVP with the form (after the jump) to be added to the guest list!
First released as part of iOS 4.2 last November, Apple’s new AirPlay technology is potentially one of the most exciting aspects of owning an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad -- assuming you’re willing to wait just a bit while hardware manufacturers play catch up.
If you're anything like us, you've tried and failed to convince your friends and family to agree to the use of a single social networking site to make staying in touch a no fuss affair. With Mom on Twitter, your old roommate on Facebook and your co-workers all rocking out on MySpace (um...really?), sharing your life can be a real pain -- especially when it comes to firing off a few photos to everyone you want to keep in your personal loop. Fortunately, thanks to a slick new web-based service, sharing your image files across multiple platforms has never been easier.
By this point, the term “App Store” is almost synonymous with Apple and their iconic iOS products. Apparently, Microsoft doesn’t agree, and has filed suit against the iPhone maker over a trademark filed in 2008.
In a move that has sent shockwaves across the tech world, Google announced on Tuesday that they plan to remove support for the widely used H.264 video playback from the Chrome browser to “enable open innovation” -- while continuing to support the extremely closed Adobe Flash.