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A Cause for Integration: How to Play Music on Your Mac (and Your iPod)
By Scott Kelby
Sep 8, 2006
One of the coolest things about the Mac is how it handles music, especially when using your Mac with an Apple iPod MP3 player. The seamless way these two work together is just a beautiful thing to behold (and putting together and sorting your music collection is really a lot of fun. In fact, it's so much fun that compiling your library of songs can almost become a hobby of its own). In this 20-minute lesson from best-selling author Scott Kelby, you'll learn to import music into your Mac, download music from the Internet, and create a library of music. Then, you'll organize your music into playlists and import this music into an Apple iPod MP3 player.
Editing and Recording Software Instruments in GarageBand
By Mary Plummer
Aug 11, 2006
In this lesson, you are going to learn editing and recording techniques for building music with Software Instrument regions. You’ll also learn how to change the tempo, record your own beats, and split, join, and change instruments for Software Instrument tracks in the Timeline.
Making iWeb Your Own: Creating Your Own Themes and Templates for Apple's Web Design Tool
By Ryan Faas
Aug 11, 2006
Do you like iWeb's ease of use but feel stifled by having to rely on Apple's cookie-cutter selection of themes and templates? Here's some great news: You can create your templates and themes for iWeb. Ryan Faas walks you through changing and adding to the reference files and ultimately creating your own personalized iWeb themes.
Pod’s Theme: iPod Essentials
Jul 31, 2006
Editing in the Timeline
Jul 17, 2006
iLife Basics: Shooting Good Digital Snapshots and Putting Them in Your Mac
By Michael Rubin
Jun 23, 2006
This lesson will demystify the way a computer can talk to (and control) a digital camera. It will give you some basic guidelines for handling your camera and creating impressive snapshots, as well as dealing with less-than-ideal lighting and subject orientation. It will also introduce you to iPhoto, the iLife tool for moving those photographs from camera to Mac, and ultimately organizing and sharing them.
The New Face of Podcasting: Creating Video Podcasts Using iMovie, GarageBand, and iWeb in iLife '06
By Ryan Faas
Jun 9, 2006
The ease of podcast creating in iLife '06 can turn any Mac owner into the online equivalent of a radio star. But what if you want to star in your own online TV series? The answer is video podcasting, and Ryan Faas says it isn't much harder to put together than a traditional audio podcast.
Recoding iWeb Sites Part 2: Manipulating Code for iWeb-Created Page Elements
By Ryan Faas
Jun 2, 2006
You like iWeb's overall ease of use, right? But what if you need to do something extra with a few of your pages? You designed a site in iWeb and now want to expand the site with other technologies and using a different Web design tool? In part two of Ryan Faas' series, find out about the type of code iWeb creates and how you can rework it for your own use.
Editing Action in Final Cut Pro 5
By Michael Wohl
May 19, 2006
This chapter will teach you to edit action sequences in Final Cut Pro 5. Learning to cut action sequences is one of the most basic editing techniques that you'll need to learn to create your own movies. Action doesn't just mean fighting, so even if you don't intend an epic battle between the hero and the villain, you'll still want to read this chapter to find out how to edit these scenes.
OtterBox for iPod: Armor Plating for Your Music
By Dustin Sullivan
May 19, 2006
Is the OtterBox for iPod worthy of its "waterproof, dustproof, dirtproof, sandproof, and drop-proof" claims? And is it a viable case for everyday use? Dustin Sullivan puts one to the test.
Recoding iWeb Sites Part 1: How to Combine iWeb Sites with Other Web Design Tools for Even Better Sites
By Ryan Faas
May 19, 2006
Apple's iWeb makes creating polished Web pages incredibly easy because you never have to deal with the code. Unfortunately, that also means you can't add Web goodies to your site that require adding pieces of code directly to the page. Fortunately, modifying the code after publishing a site with iWeb is possible, and Ryan Faas fills you in on how to do it.
Final Cut Pro Power Tip: Setting a Position Keyframe in LiveType
By Larry Jordan
Apr 21, 2006
The beauty of LiveType is that you can create dazzling text animation without a single keyframe. Larry Jordan shows the control that's possible when you start adding keyframes.
Final Cut Pro Power Tip: Applying Transitions to Multiple Clips in One Track
By Larry Jordan
Apr 14, 2006
Larry Jordan knows the trick for applying transitions to multiple Final Cut Pro clips simultaneously. Amazingly, he's willing to share the secret!
Podcasting Made Easy with GarageBand 3, iWeb, and .Mac
By Ryan Faas
Apr 14, 2006
If you're worried that podcasting seems too complicated, take heart. Apple's iLife '06 makes if fun and easy to put your voice out there. Find out how easy it is with this step-by-step guide from expert Ryan Faas.
Customizing Your .Mac Homepage With iWeb
By Ryan Faas
Apr 7, 2006
iWeb makes it easy to create polished Web sites in no time, but can you make a site that expresses your personality instead of looking exactly like Apple's templates? You bet, says Ryan Faas, and it's not hard, either.
Final Cut Pro Power Tip: Keeping Files Under Control with Render Manager
By Larry Jordan
Apr 7, 2006
Render files eat disk space surprisingly quickly. But with your Final Cut Pro files and folders set up according to Larry Jordan's advice, you can use the Render Manager to recover that lost space in a trice. (Maybe even half a trice!)
Playing Music and More in iTunes
By Robert Lettieri, Judith Stern
Mar 31, 2006
iTunes gives you multiple ways to locate and play songs. You may already know some of them; if you read this chapter, however, you'll likely pick up some new tricks, as well as grasp some nuances of iTunes that may save you confusion and frustration.
Using iWeb to Make Great Homepages in Minutes
By Ryan Faas
Mar 31, 2006
You've heard that Apple's iWeb is easy to use, and you've seen some great examples of iWeb sites. But can you really create those great sites in half an hour, even if you don't know anything about HTML and have never tried designed a Web page? Yes, you can. Ryan Faas takes you through the process step by step.
Final Cut Pro Power Tip: Creating a Glow Behind Text
By Larry Jordan
Mar 24, 2006
The outline text generator in Final Cut Pro has to be the ugliest thing since the invention of ducklings. But Larry Jordan explains how to turn it into a swan of beauty with just a little tinkering.
Final Cut Pro Power Tip: Creating a Compressor Droplet
By Larry Jordan
Mar 17, 2006
Apple's Compressor application makes compressing video files easy, but Larry Jordan knows a way to hurry up that process. Create a "droplet" with your favorite formatting, and you can compress a file with drag-and-drop speed.

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