Uploading Home Movie from iMovie

I’m sure a lot of you have noticed by now that the ‘Export to DVD’ option is now gone from iMovie. Also gone are the CD/DVD drives in all new Macs. Probably a correlation there. Here are some options for sharing your home movies now out of iMovie.

If you have an Apple TV then this is a perfect opportunity to use it. If you’ve seen the newest holiday Apple commercial you’ve seen a boy send a family movie to the TV in the family room off of his phone…this is done using these new sharing options through iMovie and iTunes.

After finishing a movie in iMovie, click on the ‘Share’ option on the top bar of the window.

Share button in iMovie

 

In the ‘Share’ drop down menu you will be able to select from a variety of iLife Apps and other Apple programs to send it to. From here you can also just save the movie to your desktop by clicking on ‘file’ and send directly through email. Other options include sharing directly to Vimeo, Facebook, or YouTube. We suggest sharing your iMovie to the first option ‘Theater’.

Share options in iMovie

 

By sharing directly to theater you will be able to access and watch the movie on any of your synced iDevices including iPhone and Apple TV.

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The same is true for sharing to your iTunes library. Once the movie is shared with iTunes you can view it by clicking on the ‘Home videos’ tab on the top of the Movies page and seeing it there. You can also access your movie library through your Apple TV on your home TV.

Home Videos iTunes tab

 

As weird as it is to think, the world is getting away more and more from CDs and DVDs. All new Mac products come without CD drives. You can always purchase an external drive if you can’t live without one, even an external blueray drive to take on trips and watch your favorite shows! Now you can successfully share your home movies through iMovie to all your other devices without having to burn the difficult discs!

For more tutorials like this and to see this in a video form please visit our YouTube channel. Any requests for tutorials or questions about your Apple products? Leave them in the comments below! Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter too for helpful hints and updates on the newest Apple products.

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Mountain Lion inherits iPad features

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion incorporates innovative concepts from the iPad, such as controlling some actions using finger gestures if you use a trackpad; accessing applications on one screen, called Launchpad; viewing notifications; automatic saving of documents; and working with applications full screen.

We love the new look and feel of OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion because of its simplicity and sleeker look. It seems that Apple is making their devices more congruent with these types of updates, making the transition from iPad to MacBook even easier. For those of you who’ve already downloaded the new operating system, what are your thoughts so far?

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By computerworldwi Posted in Mac Tips

10 Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone Should Know

Using keyboard shortcuts can greatly increase your productivity, reduce repetitive strain, and help keep you focused. For example, highlighting text with the keyboard and pressing Ctrl + C is much faster than taking your hand from the keyboard, highlighting the text using the mouse, clicking copy from the file menu, and then putting your hand back in place on the keyboard. Below are our top 10 keyboard shortcuts we recommend everyone memorize and use.

Ctrl + C or Ctrl + Insert

Copy the highlighted text or selected item.

Ctrl + V or Shift + Insert

Paste the text or object that’s in the clipboard.

Ctrl + Z and Ctrl + Y

Undo any change. For example, if you cut text, pressing this will undo it. This can also often be pressed multiple times to undo multiple changes. Pressing Ctrl + Y would redo the undo.

Ctrl + F

Open the Find in any program. This includes your Internet browser to find text on the current page.

Alt + Tab or Alt + Esc

Quickly switch between open programs moving forward.

Ctrl + Back space and Ctrl + Left or Right arrow

Pressing Ctrl + Backspace will delete a full word at a time instead of a single character.

Holding down the Ctrl key while pressing the left or right arrow will move the cursor one word at a time instead of one character at a time. If you wanted to highlight one word at a time you can hold down Ctrl + Shift and then press the left or right arrow key to move one word at a time in that direction while highlighting each word.

Ctrl + S

While working on a document or other file in almost every program pressing Ctrl + S will save that file. This shortcut key should be used frequently anytime you’re working on anything important.

Ctrl + Home or Ctrl + End

Move the cursor to the beginning or end of a document.

Ctrl + P

Print the page being viewed. For example, the document in Microsoft Word or the web page in your Internet browser.

Page Up, Space bar, and Page Down

Pressing either the page up or page down key will move that page one page at a time in that direction. When browsing the Internet pressing the space bar will also move the page down one page at a time. If you press Shift and the Space bar the page will go up a page at a time.

via www.computerhope.com

Don’t let this happen to your keyboard – use it!

By computerworldwi Posted in Mac Tips

Manually Join a Wireless Network

With a laptop and a few bucks in your pocket, nearly any coffee shop can be your remote office, thanks to wireless Internet access. Mac OS X is smart about wireless networks, asking if you want to join one when you’re in range if you’re not already connected. You can also choose a network manually, as follows.

  1. Click the AirPort icon in the menu bar.
  2. Choose a network to use; the icons to the right of the name indicate whether a network requires a password and show the signal strength.
  3. In the dialog that appears, enter the network password and click OK.

Hold down Option and click the AirPort menu bar icon to view a host of technical information about the networks, such as which protocols they use, transmit rates, and types of security employed.

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By computerworldwi Posted in Mac Tips

Differences Between The New MacBook and Older MacBook Models

Christina at Computer World shows you the differences between the new MacBook and the older MacBook models in this short video! Although the new MacBook has a slick new retina display, there are a few changes that you may want to be aware of before purchasing the new model (for example, it doesn’t have a CD drive, similar to the MacBook Air!)

By computerworldwi Posted in Mac Tips

Summer Computer Tips!

Although we don’t like to think it, computers can be sensitive, especially to hot weather. To keep your computer (and your lap!) cool, try a computer fan like the Zefyr 2! We have them at Computer World and they work wonders!

Here’s a video of Christina demonstrating how easy the Zefyr 2 is to use! It’s the perfect computer accessory for a hot and sticky summer!

There’s Always Space On The Dashboard

Dashboard is automatically assigned a Space in Mission Control. If you like using Spaces (alternate Desktops) to control screen clutter, you might want Dashboard to relinquish its automatic assignment so that you can use that Space for something else.

You can uncheck the Show Dashboard as a Space option in the Mission Control preferences, but it won’t open up another Space. Even if you never use Dashboard, its Space is permanently reserved.

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Keep Your Mac Awake for Remote Sharing

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When you have Screen Sharing and File Sharing set up, you’re ready to travel the world, secure in the knowledge that your home Mac is just an Internet connection away. But what if your Mac goes to sleep while you’re away, or a brief power outage shut downs your Mac? It’s even possible (though unlikely) that Lion could crash, leaving you with a temporarily unavailable Mac.

Or would it?

Here’s how to make your Mac a little more resilient to these types of failures:

  1. Launch System Preferences.
  2. In the Hardware section, click the Energy Saver icon.
  3. When the Energy Saver preferences appear, make sure that the following boxes are checked:

-Wake for Ethernet Network Access (which will wake a sleeping Mac when you try to connect to it remotely)

– Start Up Automatically After a Power Failure

– Restart Automatically If the Computer Freezes

With these settings, your Mac’s connection should be fairly reliable (barring any unexpected occurrences, of course).

Via MacGuys+ http://themacguysplus.com

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How to Change iPad Screen Rotation Using the Audio Bar

In this weeks video tip, Christina from Computer World shows us how to change your iPad screen rotation using the audio bar . Computer World offers the best selection of Apple products in Appleton, Wisconsin. Computer World is also an Apple Specialist, and can fix issues with your Apple products.

To join our computer or iPad classes, give us a call today! 920-733-9547!

Organize Launchpad Icons Into Folders – Christina’s Mac Tip of the Week!

Is the Launchpad area on your mac inconveniently crowded with icons? You can give your Launchpad icons more elbowroom by organizing them into folders that group the apps into related categories! This feature can restore the visual space in Launchpad, making your screen look less cluttered (and giving you less of a headache!). Follow these steps to de-clutter your desktop!

1. In Launchpad, find two icons that you want to group into a folder. For example, you might want to group Preview and Photo Booth.

2. Drag the icon for one of the apps onto the other icon. The destination icon turns into a dark colored square, and then a folder menu containing the destination icon opens beneath it. Launchpad automatically creates the folder and menu, assigning an appropriate name. In this example, Launchpad might create a folder called “Entertainment

3. Release the button to drop the icon into the folder.

4. Click the folder icon to go back to Launchpad’s main screen. Notice the square icon representing the new folder, located in the grid position formerly occupied by the destination icon.

5. Drag another icon onto the new folder icon and release it. Repeat this step for every application you want to include in the folder

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By computerworldwi Posted in Mac Tips