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Searching iTunes without Using the Genius Sidebar

If you haven't set up your Genius sidebar (iTunes version 8.0 or higher), iTunes lets you search for music in a variety of other ways. Check out the following list for alternatives to find your favorite [more…]

How to Buy Songs from iTunes

You’ve found a great song on Apple iTunes and you want to buy it. Before you can buy songs on Apple iTunes, though, you have to set up an account with Apple [more…]

What You Can and Can’t Do with an iTunes Song

When you buy a regular compact disc, you can pretty much do with it whatever you like: play it in as many CD players as you want, or copy the songs onto your computer. However, when you purchase music [more…]

How to Buy an iTunes Gift Certificate or Monthly Allowance

If you have trouble coming up with gifts, Apple iTunes may be your salvation. You can give the gift of music through Apple iTunes gift certificates, in amounts ranging from [more…]

How to Buy Audiobooks, Movies, and Non-Music Products from iTunes

The iTunes Music Store is now just called the iTunes Store because you can purchase a lot more than just music for your iPod. Whether you’re an audiobook fan or a TV buff, or a lifelong learner, you can [more…]

How to Create iPhoto Slideshows on Your Mac

Using your Mac and iPhoto, you can create slideshows. You can even go a step further and include both pictures and soundtracks and slowly zoom in and out of photos employing the Ken Burns Effect, named [more…]

How to Record a Voiceover in iMovie

Your movie may not be complete without a voiceover. Fortunately, you don’t have to hire a professional to record a voiceover in Apple iMovie. You can narrate a movie and add your voice anywhere you want [more…]

How to E-Mail Pictures on Your Mac

You can e-mail pictures from your Mac using Leopard’s Mail program. To use your Mac's Mail program to e-mail pictures: [more…]

How to Create Books, Cards, Calendars, and Themed Prints in iPhoto

Apple iPhoto makes it easy to transform your photos into books, cards, calendars, and themed prints. Not only can you show them off in your own home, but you can present these professionally printed creations [more…]

How to Publish Pictures to the MobileMe (Mac) Gallery

As part of your MobileMe (formerly .Mac) subscription, you can publish your pictures to the new MobileMe Gallery. Here’s how you can you upload all the great pictures on your Mac and share them with others [more…]

Using iWeb to Add Photos to Web Sites

iWeb, Apple’s Web page and blog creator, is built around predesigned templates and placeholders for, among other things, pictures. You can export photos from Apple iPhoto to iWeb and then drag those pictures [more…]

How to Burn Pictures to CDs and DVDs in iPhoto

Apple iPhoto makes it simple to burn CDs and DVDs. Just select the photos you want to copy (individual pix, albums, events, or your entire library). Choose Share→Burn and insert a disc into your CD or [more…]

How to Group Video by Events in iMovie

You can group all your videos in a single unified video library based on events. Although iMovie Library groups all events by a given year, you can sort them by hard disk instead [more…]

How to Create a Project in iMovie

When you have finished video, you’re ready to create an Apple iMovie project. You can combine all those segments from an event, taken at various times during the day, into one project so that you can edit [more…]

How to Add Music or Sound Effects to Your iMovie

Music is a vital part of most movies (even non-musicals), setting the tone for your video, and Apple iMovies are no different. You can add music to your iMovie as a background score. Even better, you can [more…]

How to Test Your Mac Network

After you’ve set up your Mac wireless network and all your equipment, you need to make sure that everything works as it should. Fortunately, testing your AirPort network is as easy as opening Safari and [more…]

How to Remove and Restore Frames in iMovie

If you want to delete blurry close-ups, accidental shots, or something else from your video project, you’re in luck. Using Apple iMovie, you can trim unwanted frames from your project clips. All you have [more…]

How to Add Transitions between Clips in iMovie

To move from scene to scene in your movie smoothly, you need to add a transition. Apple iMovie gives you a choice of dozen transitions that you can add to your movie. To view these styles in the Transitions [more…]

How to Add Titles to Your Movies in iMovie

No matter what the topic of your movie, you need a decent title to hook an audience, and perhaps even closing credits. Because adding titles is so easy in Apple iMovie, why not give yourself credit for [more…]

How to Add Photos to Your Movies in iMovie

Adding still photos inside your movie is a great way to show off your artistic prowess in Apple iMovie. You can even add motion effects to those pictures in what is known as the Ken Burns effect [more…]

How to Share Your Movies in iMovie

Take one last look at the movie you’ve produced in Apple iMovie: If your movie is ready to go, you can share it to with an audience, in a suitable format for the device you’ll use to view it. The iMovie [more…]

How to Add Themes in iDVD

iDVD is a program for authoring, or designing, a DVD. iDVD works well with iMovie (and also with iTunes and iPhoto). iDVD is based on the concept of themes [more…]

How to Create an iDVD Slideshow

iDVD is an Apple program for authoring, or designing, a DVD. iDVD works well with iMovie (and also with iTunes and iPhoto). One of the many things you can do in iDVD is create a slideshow presentation [more…]

Using iDVD's Lesser Features

iDVD is a program for authoring, or designing, a DVD. Apple iDVD works well with iMovie (and also with iTunes and iPhoto). Using iDVD, you can alter DVD buttons, edit in Map view, utilize OneStep DVD, [more…]

How to Create a GarageBand

GarageBand ’08 is iLife’s digital recording studio for making records, creating podcasts, and more. You don’t even have to read music, play an instrument, or possess musical talent to compose a song in [more…]

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