Want to do more on Mac, your iPhone, your iPad? John Carter found a site for you that has 500+ video tutorials.
John says, "There are several places on the Internet where you can get video tutorials that clearly step through the processes one needs to know to accomplish what may seem at the outset to be only for gurus.
"For instance, you’ve probably heard about Pixelmator and how it can give you fine control over editing a photo at a fraction of the price of Adobe Photoshop CS. Or, now that Yosemite is out, just how much more can it do and how can you discover how to use those new features?
"From iOS to Mac, there is one place dedicated to helping Mac users learn all they can, and even introduce applications you’ve probably never heard of, and that’s ScreenCastsOnline.com."
"MacMost has published 20 video tutorials (2 hours total) on Yosemite," announces John Carter. Look here: http://macmost.com/the-video-guide-to-yosemite.html John adds, "These tutorials are available in the App Store for only $9.99.
"If you've upgraded to Yosemite, no doubt you are aware of the many reviews and articles that are available about the new features contained therein. Here is a 50-minute video tutorial that I found helpful," writes Jim Hamm. "Two comments from the reviewer that I take exception to: he mentions that he feels a minimum of 8 GB of RAM is required to run Yosemite. I concur that 8GB would be nice, but by no means necessary. I have 4 GB of RAM and am running Yosemite quite satisfactorily.
Helpful PMUG leader John Carter scores big with this link, www.macmost.com/ and you'll want to take a look at this website. Turns out they have more than 900 FREE video tutorials on how to use your Mac, iPad, iPhone and other Apple Technology.
And here's some very welcome news: They never sell, rent or share your email address. Read details at Policies.
No, we're not listing all 900 of their video tutorials. But look at some of these other helpful categories.
"Here’s an article that summarizes the improvements in the newly released iOS 7.1," Prez Art Gorski announces. "There’s also a link to Apple’s page on this update and a video showing the new features. Even better, iOS 7.1 is much faster on iPhone 4 and older iPads." Take a look at the 9 minute video here.
John Carter knows how to get our attention! "Once in a while I run into a great find on the Internet, and this one is a keeper.
The slogan, "It simply works!" grabs our attention. Who hasn't accidentally lost photos or videos, documents, or archives from a hard disk or even from a digital camera memory?
John Carter has recovered thousands of files from flash drives that anyone might say there was no way anything could be left on it to recover. A companion program that comes with Photorec is Testdisk. Testdisk claims to be able to restore a damaged hard drive. Access the full PDF article in the Reviews page here on the PMUG website. John includes detailed instructions on how to use the program. Click on the Command + to enlarge the small illustrations.
Step-by-step videos on how-to add memory, SSD, etc. are listed at OtherWorld Computing. See this link. Many videos available via iTunes so you can watch with iPod, iPhone or iPad while you work on your Mac.
And you thought your computer was a scientific marvel . . . but expand your imagination viewing the fascinating video of details of Curiosity, a car-size robotic explorer which is set to land on Mars on Sunday night, August 5. http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120731.html
Watch the Olympics in London via a free app for your iPad, Jim Hamm tells us. And you can watch streaming video from any computer on numerous websites. Read about it here.Jim Hamm also found this article about various ways to watch the Olympics this year. This describes the Alert Me feature that will email you about a half-hour before every event that you select will start.
Wonder no longer. David Passell shares this interesting info: "Many others -- and I -- have always speculated on what would happen if a sunspot storm, high-altitude nuclear blast, or other event might cut off internet service. I always thought that internet was carried via satellites. Well, I was wrong. It is underwater. Here's a short, informative video from Kim Komando that will explain it to you." Like David, we're relieved to hear this!
"Are you hungry for more video tutorials for your Mac, iPhone, and iPad?" John Carter asks. Read on, and note that wonderful word FREE.
Here's what John wants us to know: "ScreenCastsOnline posts a new video tutorial every week. Don McAllister is the host and founder of ScreenCastsOnline.
"You can get three FREE tutorials just for the asking — and no obligation. To become a member and be able to download and keep as many tutorials as your hard disc and brain can hold will cost you $57 for a 3-month membership (marked down from $249) and renew for 12 months for just $45. The tutorials are DRM FREE and yours to keep.
"Don has already published over 300 tutorials covering 60 topics since 2005, and I imagine you can download every one of them well within that 3-month period.
"Don also has a blog that you can follow, and his most recent blog expresses his disappointment over the latest release of Final Cut Pro X. This particular blog is a 10-minute video that he recorded, probably with his iPhone, as he drives home from a training session on FCP X. Remarkable!"
John closes with this: "I viewed one of his videos on ForkLift2, and I am impressed both with ForkLift2 and Don’s professional presentation."
Thanks to John Carter for pursuing this question with Rich Charpentier . . . what software does he use for creating video tutorials on the Mac. Rich was the program presenter on Saturday for PMUG. His reply, "The capture program is IShow U. Fantastic program. As an example of what you can do with it, check out the following podcast I posted last year."
Maybe you already know how? De Prez Allen Laudenslager writes, "I was trying to send a video clip as an email attachment and it shows up as a thumbnail, way too small to be viewed, as I am composing the message. That really threw me! I checked with Apple and that's normal and when you actually send the email the clip is about 2 inches square and big enough to view. If you save the attachment, then all the features of Quicktime become available.
"After I sent the email, I looked in the sent folder and the video clip looks right (about 2 inches sq) in that copy of the message."
New PMUG member Art Gorski takes good pictures. He’s just published 143 photos from his iPhoto picture albums and 2 iMovie videos to his MobileMe gallery directly from those iLife applications. http://gallery.me.com/agorski He’s got good looking relatives shown on still photos (those are all your relatives, Art?) but do not miss the narrated movie of his trip to the Grand Canyon. Thanks, Art, for the e-mail informing us of your latest fun with Mac.