We put up with Google because the apps are awesome. But there are downsides to living in the panopticon. If you’d prefer not to have a corporation and all its buddies breathing down your neck, consider these privacy-focused Google alternatives, chosen especially for Mac users. Notes on Our Google Alternatives While free services were preferred […]
Go beyond Voice Memos with these essential iPad music apps for iOS. We’ve focused especially on apps for the iPad, the most popular iOS device for music making, but most apps will also run on the iPhone. iPad Music Apps: Cubasis 2 Like n-track Studio, Steinberg’s Cubasis 2 is also a digital audio workstation, or […]
Apple, sadly, did not do a great job of making the various Apple TV’s visually distinct from one another: at least, not in an immediately obvious way. As a result, it can be hard to tell the difference between all of Apple’s similar-looking Apple TV offerings, especially in second-hand marketplaces like eBay. Use this guide […]
Video compression is something of a black box for many people. If you ask most folks, they’ll probably tell you that videos are compressed using math on the ones and zeroes of the video file. And while that glib answer is basically correct, it’s much more interesting than that. Let’s check out how video compression […]
If you’re like most casual iOS users, Control Center is probably more of an annoyance than a useful tool. But it doesn’t need to be that way!
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 […]
Comparing private paid email services like Proton Mail and free services like Gmail, for those concerned about privacy and disturbed by Google’s giant database of deeply personal information, are private email services worth the money? What Google Does With Gmail While Google doesn’t technically “read” your emails, they do spy on your content in a […]
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 […]