For those who capture audio out in the field — reporters, podcasters, musicians, etc. — a nice recorder is a must. One of the most trusted brands in the audio-recorder world is Zoom, whose H4n is the go-to gadget for podcasters such as Marc Maron and Chris Hardwick. Recognizing that folks may not want to carry a bulky recorder with them in addition to their iOS devices, Zoom has released the iQ5.
As more and more people get their hands on iOS 7, we're slowly learning that it's even more feature-packed than we originally suspected. The latest find, as discovered by iDownloadBlog, reveals that we'll be able to zoom in and out of videos we're recording via the iPhone by using the familiar pinch motion.
With many sites using small fonts, online browsing can sometimes leave you squinting. Because of this, you may need the ability to enlarge the text on the page so you can see it better. What many people may not know is that most modern browsers include the ability to resize the page’s text size with relative ease. In this post, we’ll show you how to resize the text in Safari, Firefox, and Google’s Chrome.
Close your eyes, and watch some video. Now open them, but plug your ears. Neither one seems complete, so why do most home camcorder jockeys ignore the audio and focus only on the picture? The Zoom Q3HD gets the balance right, shooting HD video while capturing audio with two terrific microphones. You’ll be able to see and hear footage from a music recital, a quiet grandfather telling stories, or nearly any other situation where other pocket cams would fail. While we can pick at the Q3HD’s many issues—including weak battery life and a narrow lens—we’d gladly take its results over competitors.
I’d like to upgrade to Snow Leopard, but I’m afraid that if I do, the RightZoom app I have installed will no longer work, and I can’t figure out how to determine whether it will or not. SnowChecker (free, snowleopard.wikidot.com/snowchecker) doesn’t list RightZoom, so I couldn’t check compatibility that way. I’m not sure I want to go back to the default behavior of OS X’s yellow and green buttons, but I’d like to upgrade. Any advice?
I love Quick Look, easily the best feature Apple’s added to the Mac OS in years. But sometimes when I Quick Look a PDF, the text is too small to read. Can I zoom in on that, or do I have to just open the PDF in Preview and zoom in that way?
The audio hardware market is crowded with a cornucopia of portable digital recorders, ranging from tiny dictation devices to multitrack monsters. The Zoom H2 Handy Recorder does an admirable job offering a happy medium, combining pro-level 96KHz recording with a small form-factor and price tag to match—the street price is just under $200. Aside from its cheaply built feel, there’s very little not to like about this diminutive wonder.