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.
Before WWDC, conventional wisdom was that Apple would release a 15-inch MacBook Air, and a lot of people hoped Retina displays would make it to the Mac lineup as well. What we got instead was a reimaginging of the MacBook Pro: dramatically thin, less than 4.5 pounds, but still powerful enough to handle whatever you can throw at it -- and with the highest screen revolution of any notebook computer ever built.
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!
When the name of your software is already synonymous with image editing, can there be anything left to add or improve upon after 13 versions? Although it wasn’t altered for last year’s Creative Suite 5.5 (aside from adding support for subscription pricing), Adobe Photoshop is the main attraction in Creative Suite 6, loaded with time-saving features that make it a joy to use.
When Apple released Final Cut Pro X last year, many veterans were up in arms. FCPX wasn’t just an update to the program they’d come to rely on--it was a complete departure from what they were used to. You either loved it or hated it, and Adobe was only too pleased to welcome new clients to its platform. With Premiere Pro CS6, Adobe is working very hard to make sure its clientele stays put.
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 dipping its toe into the subscription-pricing waters with last year’s Creative Suite 5.5, Adobe has moved onto the next phase with Creative Cloud. While the new service offers cost-effective access to the full Creative Suite 6 Master Collection for under 50 bucks a month, the cloud cover feels a little thin as far as other worthwhile features, at least for the time being.
If you want your Mac to be seen but not heard, that’s easy: hit the handy Mute button on your keyboard, or slide the volume slider in your menu bar all the way down. If your needs are a little more complex than that, turn to SoundBunny.