Mac 20 questions podcast is returning

The Mac 20 Questions podcast is coming back.  I have already recorded the first of the new series of matter in question podcast with a chat with Michael King from Texas in America He tells me about his house nearly burning down and also about how he’s got a trashcan Mac on his desk that has been relegated to a second in command after the new 5K iMac.  Michael also tells me Read More …

Getting started with DEVONthink

I am coming at this as a complete newbie and not quite sure what DEVONthink can offer me over what I have already. I heard the application being described as a combination of the app Jojimbo, Scrivener and a dash of AI (Artificial Intelligence) thrown in for good measure. I have Evernote when gives me the receptacle for stuff I want to save for reference. I have Scrivener and it Read More …

iPad video Editing with Pinnacle Studio

Although iMovie has its good points, I believe that Pinnacle Studio the iPad video editor is the better application for editing video on your iPad. This is because with the Pinnacle application you get more control over how you integrate video and audio into your timeline. Last week I did try very hard to add just a short section of audio from iTunes on my iPad to just a small Read More …

Getting to grips with Spotlight on Mavericks

Finding files in the Finder in Mac OSX 10.9 Mavericks Tagging files is unbelievable useful for helping you to find files when you need them later. It is as easy as anything to add Tags in Mavericks when you are saving a file and also possible and pretty easy when you want to Tag files later. You can tag a few files all at the same time. You can have Read More …

Throwing things in Motion 5

Motion 5 is all about getting things to move on the screen and creating video animations. In this video we are going to have a look at how we can place object on the screen and then have them move from one place to another. So in the library I found a graphic element of a buzzing bee and I explore a number of different ways of making the be Read More …

How to use CleanMyMac to get back hard drive space

There are number of files within the operating system that are completely useless and a waste of space on your hard drive. An example of these types of files would be the language files, it is very unlikely that I will need to have the languages, French, Swahili, Russian or Icelandic available to me within OS X. The application CleanMyMac is great for getting rid of these files that are Read More …

The 2012 Mac20Q Year

At the beginning of this year I started to put more emphasis upon making videos, rather than the writing. Although it is true to say, that to a certain extent the two will go hand-in-hand. For my blog posts I have been creating videos so that readers will stay on the site for longer, this works out well for the rankings on Google. Having said that, it has been just Read More …

Importing media into Final Cut Pro 10.0.6

There have been some changes to the way that you import media into Final Cut Pro 10 in this latest version. Now there is a unified import dialogue window to use. To get this to show, you can press Cmd I and you get a lot more options about how you bring in video clips into Final Cut Pro X. For a start off you can have it show you Read More …

Mac20Q and making videos

Reviews and discussions about hardware For making my own videos I use Canon cameras. Lately I have bought a Canon 600D and I also use a Canon Vixia, which is an excellent, fairly inexpensive video camera. At present I don’t have a phone or iPad that records video, but I do plan to buy the iPad 3. I like the way that the DLSR video shooters community are looking at Read More …

A Completely Clean Install of Mountain Lion

I use my iMac everyday, it is a 27 inch model with an i5 processor and it has 16 GB of memory. It wasn’t a top of the range model with the i7 processor and all of the added extra goodies that you can get, such as an SSD drive, but all the same it is still a fairly fast machine. It came with 8 GB of RAM and I Read More …