TotalFinder Lion a Better Finder App

Personalise and configure your Mac One of the great things about having a Mac is that you can twiddle and fiddle with it by adding extra utilities. The Apple haters always like to say that when using a Mac you have to do it the Apple way or the highway. Personally I think that it is just one of their excuses for putting up with an inferior way of computing. Read More …

iCloud Communications for Productivity

When you are a writer you need to have the option to write wherever you are, for me the iPad is the perfect solution to this. It would drive me absolutely nuts, if I had to write things either in a book, or worse still, on a piece of paper longhand. Partly because I have terrible handwriting and partly because writing with ink on paper is so much slower for Read More …

How to screen capture successfully using ScreenFlow

How to screen capture with ScreenFlow for Mac <img src=”http://mac20q.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/ScreenFlow_icon_1.png” alt=”How to screen capture” title=”How to screen capture” ” border=”0″ width=”151″ height=”151″ style=” display: inline; float: left; margin: 10px 10px 10px 10px;” /> If you want to show somebody how to do something on a computer, then I would say there is no better way than to learn how to screen capture and use the best Mac screen capture tool, Read More …

eBook Format – Which to choose for eBook Self Publishing

Choosing eBook Format for eBook Self Publishing Since the January Apple in the Guggenheim event we have had an extra eBook Format to use to go alongside the standard ePub. You will want o cover all bases anyway so when you are eBook self publishing you will want to have you book in the Kindle format as well as the ePub. Now you can decide if you want to have Read More …

iBooks author tutorial for jazzing up your iBooks textbooks

There is a certain amount of truth in the statement that all of the iBooks textbooks look pretty much the same in terms of iBooks format. This is due to the way that Apple has determined that the iBooks format should be with chapters and sections. In this iBooks author tutorial I show you how to jazz up your iBooks textbooks using iBooks author templates that you can get from Read More …

Markdown Editor for Mac – Mou Review

Yet another Markdown text editor – Mou review While I was at school yesterday teaching English to my class, I told one student who declared her interest in blogging and being a journalist that she should have a look at using Markdown. It made me wonder if there were any markdown text editors and conversion tools available for windows users. It seems, after a bit overlooking around, that there are Read More …

Apple Applications Free and in App Purchases

Choosing Apple applications to make your Mac more useful One of the things that is really good about buying a new Mac, especially if you have just switched to the Mac, is the included software that comes with it. You will have just about everything you need to get started doing what you need to do as a basic MacUser. This is a big difference from the software that comes Read More …

DropKey Free Encryption Software – Until Sunday

Free encryption software for Mac Just because you are paranoid, it doesn’t mean that they are not out to get you. I remember back in the days of old when computers were still fairly new, one didn’t have to worry too much about security. I seem to remember that the biggest problem was with the early Internet police complaining to new users, if they put too long a signature at Read More …

Audio Ducking in Final Cut Pro X

Working with audio in Final Cut Pro X One of the most important parts of making a movie is creating the audio soundtrack that goes with that movie. Whether it is for a business video to be shown on a DVD, to be displayed on a website, destined for the movie theatres or is a YouTube video, sound is one very important part of the mix. When people are watching Read More …

Want a Final Cut Pro Serial Number?

Searching for a Final Cut Pro serial number It is hardly surprising with the quality and power of an application like Final Cut Pro that there are numerous people on the Internet searching for a Final Cut Pro serial number. This is even though with Final Cut Pro X you buy it from the Mac App Store and therefore don’t need a serial number. Making videos for various purposes such Read More …