30th March 2012
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Time for a Mac Montage tutorial this week!
Lot's of small topics that don't warrant a show on their own.
In this week's tutorial I follow up from last week and show you a free utility for capturing websites, look at some iTunes tips and show you how to use Handbrake and iVI to create 1080p movies for use with the new Apple TV.
This full tutorial includes sections on:
|Skitch for Web Capture||[3m 30s]|
|Evernote Support in Skitch||[5m 15s]|
|ITunes Tips||[3m 34s]|
|Encoding at 1080p||[2m 39s]|
|HandBrake Configuration||[2m 23s]|
|Searching for Past Tutorials||[1m 40s]|
|Wrap Up||[1m 20s]|
Continuing on from last week, I complete the process of paring down my standard build on my MacBook Pro in preparation for migrating to the 11” MacBook Air.
In the show, I identify some of the additional space hogs and investigate different strategies for keeping disk usage to a minimum, to provide the optimum footprint for the 64GB Flash Storage on the MacBook Air.
The MacBook Air range starts with just 64GB of Flash Storage to keep costs down. In order to migrate to one of these beauties from an existing laptop with much bigger storage, requires a sea change in how you approach what you store on your laptop and some decisions need to be made on how you use it.
As one lucky ScreenCastsOnline Extra member will be receiving a 64GB MacBook Air at the end of the month, I though it would be interesting to see just how easy it would be to migrate my current 15” MacBook Pro build across to the new 11” MacBook Air with just 64GB of storage.
What sacrifices would I have to make? What data would I have to leave off?
This show takes you through the decision points I made, and some house keeping steps I took, in order to pare down my current laptop build in preparation for migrating to the MacBook Air.
Luckily, most modern Macs need little or no regular maintenance. OSX is pretty much self maintaining, with automated scripts and an advanced file system, most people don't need to do anything to keep their Mac in tip top order.
Too good to be true?
Well not really, but human nature being what it is, it would be nice to understand what OSX is doing under the hood and perhaps keep an eye on how things are going. If the worst does happen and your Mac starts to slow down, or your favourite application starts to misbehave, what are the simple checks or processes you can undertake to try and fix things?"
The third and final part of the mini series on ""Managing Multiple Macs"" (which may be continued at a later date!) This week, I take at look at how I manage organising and moving my digital images and videos between my laptop and desktop Mac.
Time to look at my particular solution for managing multiple iTunes libraries across many Macs.
One of the problems that viewers have with ScreenCastsOnline is that because I cover so much stuff, it's sometimes difficult to either know where to start, or how to gather all the information together under a single subject.
This week's show is an experiment to address this by pulling together mainly information I've published before, with some new information thrown into the mix.
Actually, the title of this weeks show is a little misleading!
Yes, the utilities featured in this weeks show will make using a large screen monitor easier, but they also will assist you on smaller monitors and even laptops.
This show covers various utilities that can help you with managing how you move your cursor and your windows on screen.