How to fade in audio on iMovie 2013/2014 (version 10.0.2)

by Andrew Brett Watson

 

If you're using an older version of iMovie you might find yourself wanting to double click a clip to add an audio fade in using iMovie and then be shocked that it doesn't work. So shocked in fact you might miss how to add an audio fade in completely. I can't believe how easy it was but that I only found it after tearing my hear out (figuratively). It was right in front of me all along.

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How to get a compatible Xbox 360 controller on Apple Mac working

by Andrew Brett Watson
Compatible Xbox controller
 
If you just bought an Xbox (360/One) compatible driver for your Apple Mac and found it doesn't work "out of the box" fear not, I have the solution.
 
I've heard that an actual real Microsoft Xbox controller works out of the box on an Apple Mac. I wouldn't know, I bought an Xbox compatible controller which did not immediately work on my Mac. I kept reading that an Xbox controller just works on an Apple Mac (even better than a PC because it doesn't need a driver) but unfortunately the compatible controller I bought didn't. I needed a solution to get my emulated retro gaming fix, and I need it fast. Add a comment Read more: How to get a compatible Xbox 360 controller on Apple Mac working

Is iDraw for the Mac a viable alternative to Adobe Illustrator?

by Andrew Brett Watson
 
iDraw opening window
 
I wanted to see if iDraw was viable alternative to Adobe Illustrator.
 
Initially I wanted to see if there was a similar graphic design program to Adobe Illustrator (for a reasonable price).  I wanted to try and find a program that could do most of the things that Adobe illustrated does but for a lot less money (mainly because Adobes new way of selling Illustrator made it hard for me to just upgrade every few years to control cost). Add a comment Read more: Is iDraw for the Mac a viable alternative to Adobe Illustrator?

Fix the problem connecting you Apple Mac User to a home directory on and external drive.

by Andrew Brett Watson
 
Advanced preferences for users screenshot user Andrew Watson
 
Are you having problems connecting you user account on an Apple Mac (in OS X) to an external drive? Does this sound familiar: you go into preferences and click on users, then you unlock it and right click the user in question to make access advanced options. You proceed to change the home directory, BUT you are using an external drive and when you select it by clicking "Choose" the home directory path shows the right drive (volume) name but has a 1 after it and when you try to log in to that account all you get are the default settings, it's clearly not logging into the right place or not connecting to the right location for the home directory on the external disk. I hope I save some trauma with this post because I know the solution! Read on.

How to end your Parallels problems with Mavericks and break free from parallels forever.

by Andrew Brett Watson
 
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(Parallels, do not show again)
 
If you purchased parallels and have been disappointed that you are forced to upgrade in order to use parallels with Apples latest OS, Mavericks you might want to do what I did, get rid of Parallels forever. Don't get me wrong, I love Parallels and I don't even mind an upgrade or two, but because I don't want to be forced to upgrade every year with each OS X version I moved my virtual machines to oracles virtual box. Add a comment Read more: How to end your Parallels problems with Mavericks and break free from parallels forever.

How to fix the “Failed to open a session for the virtual machine testing.” when you select Bridged adapter on Virtual Box in a Max OS X Mavericks environment.

by Andrew Brett Watson
Network settings adapter set to bridged virtual box mac os x mavericks
 
Let me guess the scenario: You are using Mavericks on an Apple Mac and running Virtual Box. You’ve suddenly discovered and error if you have a virtual machine Network adapter set to "Bridged Adapter". Maybe it wasn’t there before or maybe it’s your first install of this virtual machine, it doesn’t matter the virtual machine won't start and you get the error "Failed to open a session for the virtual machine testing.", sound familiar?
 

What I love about most on my Mac:

by Andrew Brett Watson
 
 
What single thing do I like most about the Mac? iPhoto is for me, almost worth the cost of a Mac by itself. I mean there are plenty of great features of my iPad or Mac, but I have all the photos I have ever taken in iPhoto, faces tagged, locations tagged, I can find anything quickly.... How can you live without this? How do "PC" people survive without iPhoto? Add a comment Read more: What I love about most on my Mac:

What I like about Macs

by Andrew Brett Watson
Just a little post I saw in LinkedIn that sums up being a Mac user perfectly. Everything is a little easier, which allows you get on with being a pro
 

 

 
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