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Pocket Guide to Using The iTunes Store With Your Apple TV
Jul 13, 2007
iTunes Store proves to be the easiest way to purchase movies and TV shows.
How to Make iLife '06 Seem Like '07: Ten Tools that Take iLife to a New Level
Jul 6, 2007
It's been a year and a half since Apple updated its iLife software. Even though iLife '07 isn't on the horizon, there are plenty of ways to upgrade and enhance all the iLife apps to make everything from photo management to movie making easier and more impressive. Here are Ryan Faas' 10 picks for the best ways to make iLife '06 seem new and improved.
The iTunes Store
Jun 25, 2007
Top Five Media Tools for Apple TV Owners
Mar 30, 2007
So you've got your Apple TV hooked up and all your music, photos, and video from the iTunes Store are at your fingertips. But what about other video, like the clips you took with your cell phone or that you found on YouTube? Not to worry, with these top five tools, Ryan Faas shows you that you can access your iTunes purchases and much more using the Apple TV.
Zune Software Basics
Mar 16, 2007
Someone once said, "Behind every great man is a great woman." In the case of the Zune, a great piece of software behind the Zune helps it rise to lofty levels in the realm of digital media players. This chapter looks at the Zune software, what it can do, and how best to use it.
iTunes and You
Mar 9, 2007
iTunes is a powerful tool by itself. When paired with an iPod, it creates a unique audio experience. This excerpt will show you how to use your iPod for more than just podcasts; photos and videos can also be viewed on the device.
Making Movies with iMovie HD
Feb 2, 2007
Best-selling author Jim Heid shows you just about everything you need to know to make movies in iMovie HD. By the end of this chapter, you'll have learned how to work with clips, add photos and audio to movies, create titles, dazzle with effects and transitions, and more.
Don't Move! How to Add Motion to Your Movies
Jan 19, 2007
One of the advantages of a small camera is that it easily moves with you. However, when you're shooting, motion can become a character in its own right. Slowly moving across a scene imparts a different feeling than quickly scanning your surroundings, for example. This chapter addresses the most common ways of moving the camera to add motion to your movie, including the number one rule: don't move.
Blog On and Blog Louder with iWeb
Jan 5, 2007
Robin Williams and John Tollett show just how easy it is to create, edit, and update your blog with iWeb.
Managing the Mac Classroom: Tips for Teachers
Jan 5, 2007
Many schools have invested in Macs in the classroom. As Macs and the Internet become more entwined with learning, teachers need to develop new techniques to manage computer and online use and then use these new tools effectively. Ryan Faas provides a series of suggestions for how teachers can use Macs to enhance learning based on his experience working with Macs in education.
iTunes and You
Dec 25, 2006
Beginner's Guide to Editing in the Final Cut Pro HD Timeline
Dec 15, 2006
In this 60-minute Apple-certified lesson, you'll learn how to use the Timeline in Final Cut Pro. By the end of the hour, you'll have learned how to select and move clips in the Timeline, copy and paste clips, select multiple clips in the Timeline, work with the Snapping control and more.
Pod’s Theme: iPod Essentials
Dec 8, 2006
Scott Kelby covers everything that makes your iPod work on the inside: from rating your favorites to changing the volume to setting the EQ, this chapter covers most iPod functions controllable from the main menu.
Blog On! Blog Louder!
Nov 20, 2006
iMovie HD: Making Movies
Nov 20, 2006
Building a Mac Home Media Center, Part 2: Watching and Recording TV with Your Mac
Nov 17, 2006
No home media center is complete without a way to watch TV. When building a Mac media center, Elgato's EyeTV software not only enables you to watch TV, but its digital recording capabilities also allow you to replace your TiVo or the cable company's DVR device. In part two of Ryan Faas's series on building a Mac home media center, find out what hardware you need to watch and record live and scheduled TV programming on your Mac, as well as all the ways you can use that video once it has been recorded.
Final Cut Pro for Avid Editors: Customizing Your Project
Nov 17, 2006
This 45-minute lesson takes a look at where and how to adjust your settings in Final Cut Pro. You'll learn how to select an editing preset, change audio/video settings, select user preferences, and more. This chapter also covers bin organization and describes storyboard editing, which is performed largely by working within a bin.
The Camera in Motion
Nov 13, 2006
Inside iTunes 7
Oct 27, 2006
iTunes 7 brings new features and new ways to organize the music, movies, TV shows, and podcasts that you sync to your iPod or play using iTunes. Ryan Faas takes you on a tour of the new features and shows you how to use them to have even more fun with your digital media, if you can imagine that.
Using iTunes to Fill Your iPod
Sep 15, 2006
To best understand what makes the iPod's world turn, you must be familiar with how it and iTunes work together to move music (and pictures, in the case of color iPods) on and off your iPod. In this article, Christopher Breen will show you just that.

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