When Mac apps misbehave, sometimes you need to force quit apps to shut down. This can happen when the app enters an infinite loop, crashes, hangs or otherwise ceases responding to user input. While it’s never an ideal way to close an application, it doesn’t generally hurt the app. You won’t have a chance to […]
Video conversion is a process used when transition between different container formats and codecs. Video codecs are the encoding algorithms for video and audio streams. Video codecs have the power to convert the video stream, but they require different audio codecs to encode sound. This means your video codec requires a kind of digital box; […]
Email scheduling is a useful tool for preparing time-sensitive emails in advance, or if you know you’ll want to send a message at a specific time. By scheduling emails, you can be sure the greatest number of recipients will open the email by only sending at peak times.
A video splitter app can break one clip into multiple pieces. Then, it can be uploaded to a video service in multiple files, or distributed in different ways. When you merge video clips with a video merger app, you’re combining them into a single video file. Then, the resulting file can be easily shared and […]
If you have a digital audio device that can connect your guitar to your Mac, there’s a library of open-source software you can access for recording, editing, and processing the signal. These powerful macOS apps for guitarists can be useful for any musician. Basic Digital Audio Workstation: Audacity The granddad of open-source audio-processing software, Audacity […]
wget is a non-interactive command-line utility for download resources from a specified URL. Because it is non-interactive, wget can work in the background or before the user even logs in. The program was designed especially for poor connections, making it especially robust in otherwise flaky conditions. While wget isn’t shipped with macOS, it can be […]
Storage technology has evolved by leaps and bounds since the dawn of the computer age. Today’s leap forward is NVMe, a storage system that promises to exponentially increase the bandwidth available to storage devices. Apple’s SSDs are well-made, no doubt, but that’s not their sole source of speed. That is granted by the impressive bandwidth […]
By using titles, you can add text to your Final Cut video projects. This could be something like the title of a video, the location of a scene, the role of an interviewee, or a source for archive footage.
Computers tend to fail in predictable ways. Especially when it comes to hardware, certain types of failure can cause programmatically-detectable signals that reveal the cause of the problem. Diagnostic programs that can accomplish this process are typically only available to authorized shops. Except that’s not really true: you can use Apple Diagnostics to access Apple’s […]
Back in the day, Apple built professional-grade software for a variety of creative pursuits. Today, Final Cut Pro X is one of the few remaining. While professionals haven’t always been happy with Apple’s handling of Final Cut Pro X, Apple’s changes were all in the direction of making powerful software more accessible to novices. Features […]