In a world studded with Photoshop-style image editors and Painter-like natural-media tools, it’s really tough to find a new kind of artistic software that brings something truly unique and innovative to the table. But the little-known Studio Artist 4 totally pulls it off, delivering a one-of-a-kind creative application that can craft visuals like nothing else—if you’re prepared to spend some time mastering its intricacies.
There's something like 500 million Facebook users around the world, which means that at any given second someone is probably receiving a notification message in their inbox. And if this is correct, that means that the servers at Gmail, MobileMe, and University email accounts are flooded with notifications that announce the arrival of a new comment on a photo, video, or hilarious post that you published on a friend's page.
Simply put, those emails can be really annoying. And we're sick of them flooding our inboxes and distracting us from getting any work done around here. Chances are, you might be a little annoyed, too, and that's okay because we're here to tell you how to rid of these notifications, how to receive only the ones you really care about, and how to organize them in your inbox so that you can tackle them later.
It's called the Swiss Army Knife of video players, and not for nothing. VLC is your standard go-to software when you end up with some bizarre codec-locked movie file that just won't play in your standard players. With the news that Apple was relaxing its App Store regulations and letting in all kinds of video players, we prayed to see VLC show up. It did, and we grabbed it the moment we could.
Some of us here at Mac|Life headquarters have a penchant for loud, dancey music. Sometimes, those beat-ific artists have special mixes that are not yet available for purchase in the iTunes or Amazon MP3 store, which is really unfortunate. But then we'll find a YouTube video of the song (usually paired up with a static visual of the artist) and repeatedly groove to that downloaded FLV file, though this process can become a bit tiresome overtime. What if we want to take the song with us on the go and load it up on our iPods? Fortunately, that's what audio extractors are for, especially free ones.
Read along to find out how to extract the audio from your FLV files, and keep the music alive.
I create a weekly audio podcast, using GarageBand, Audacity, and iTunes. I can do every step on my old PowerBook G4, except for converting the MP3s into Windows Media (WMA) and Real Media (RA or RM) files for those die-hard listeners who insist on clinging to those formats.
Any product with the word “me” in its name should somehow reflect your own style or personal preferences. We present seven secrets to making the “me” in MobileMe say what it means and mean what it says.