Sunday, September 30, 2007

Running Parallels

This is just a simple example of Parallels kicking up WindowsXP on top of Mac OS X. The boot takes ages, but it manages to run Office applications with a very acceptable performance, even Microsoft Access databases.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

How do I... get music off of my iPod and onto my Mac?

If your like me, your computer is packed with music. But what happens if your hard drive crashes or even worse your mac gets stolen. You always have your iPod right? Well you have to get your music off of your iPod and onto your computer. The easiest way I have found is iPodDisk.

iPodDisk is a great little applications that mounts your iPod as a hard drive. You can then browse through the music on your iPod just like it was a mounted network drive. Your simply drag your music off the drive onto your computer and into iTunes. iPodDisk can be downloaded here. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

VJ software tutorial - Modul8

Basic functions of Modul8, a Mac OS VJ application

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Quick Tips: Mac OS X Finder #1 - #3

This is a new series of Quick Tips. The first series is about the Finder. This screencast is quick tutorial on how to use some of the shortcuts in OS X.

Quick Tip #1: Apple + Tab - this is a quick and easy way to scroll through our all of your open applications.

Quick Tips #2: Apple + Space Bar - this shortcut activates Spotlight. It is a quick way to search for a document or open an application.

Quick Tip #3: Control + Click (or right click on a two button mouse) - alot of people don't realize you can "right click" on the Mac. If you Control Click on the desktop you can create a new folder, create a burn folder, get info on an item and more.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

How do I... download videos from YouTube and put on ipod?

Everybody loves the videos on YouTube. And it seems like everyone received an iPod for the holidays. So what could be better than combining the two. The problem is how?

Well the short answer is PodTube. It is a simple application that works with Safari and downloads video from YouTube and puts the video into an iTunes playlist. Then you simply drag the file (or the whole playlist) to your video enabled iPod and presto...YouTube on you iPod. Here is a short screencast on how to do it. Enjoy!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Mac OS X Mail reply and save

Mac OS tutorial series: mail reply and save.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Format & file size problems in iMovie

Solutions of format & file size problems in iMovie.

Download VisualHub here. For specifically converting MPEG files I now use a program that is totally free and does not limit your encoding to a mere 2min (which is handy for all you cheapskates out there like me :) It's called MPEGstream clip and can be found here.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

How do I... share my photos online using Flickr?

This is a short tutorial on how to upload and share your photos online using Flickr.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Using iTunes as a PDF Database

A quick tutorial on using Mac's free application, iTunes, as a PDF database.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Sharing Animated Books from iPhoto

A quick tutorial on sharing animated books from iPhoto; making movie files of them to share on discs or other media.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Sharing iPhoto Slideshows

A quick tutorial on sharing iPhoto slideshows; making movie files from them to share on discs or other media.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Presentations: The Easy Way

A quick tutorial on making great slides for presentations without PowerPoint or Keynote. (Sorry, Mac OS 10.4 only)

Monday, September 17, 2007

Using PDF Services

A quick tutorial on organizing your PDFs with Mac's PDF Services.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Making PDFs

A quick tutorial on making PDFs in Mac OSX.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Spring Loaded Folders

Another video from This video highlights Spring Loaded Folders in the Finder

Friday, September 14, 2007

Mac HelpMate tutorial

This video is a brief tutorial on how to use the zero configuration remote screen sharing feature of Mac HelpMate. The application is a universal binary for Mac OS X and performs many cleaning, maintenance, and prefences tweaks. Please visit for more information.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Spotlight - Setting Privacy Folders

Another tutorial from explaining how to set up privacy folders so Spotlight does not search them.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Safari and www in the URL

Another tip from describing how there is not need to type www.mac in the url when using Safari.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

RubyCocoa interactive app demo

RubyCocoa interactive app demo for MSM2006 (tutorial 1)

Monday, September 10, 2007

Making an mp3 CD using iTunes

This is a short video to show you how to create an mp3 CD using iTunes 7 in Mac OSX.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Quicksilver Tutorial Screencast 3.0

Another advanced Quicksilver for Mac OS X tutorial screencast covering setup and usage of the shelf and clipboard, as well as making and implementing triggers.