There have been many times that I have been given a keynote file from someone, and I want to get a movie or picture out of it and save it as a separate file. You used to be able to right click and select “view package contents” but that doesn’t work anymore. Here’s how to do it now.
I recently tried watching a Netflix movie on a data projector and it would not work. I have subscribed to Netflix, but my data projector is old and Netflix have a copy protection on their service that won’t let you play to older data projectors. Thankfully there is a way around this. You just need to set your web browser to an older version, and it will use an older piece of technology to play the movie which will work on an old data projector.
iTunes has copy protection on their movies called HDCP which will not allow you to play iTunes rentals or purchases on some older data projectors. Thankfully there is a simple solution. You just need to watch an SD version of the movie and it does not have the HDC P protection. This is not mentioned on Apple’s support webpage but I was able to find out about it when I rang Apple iTunes support. Read on for how to do this step-by-step.
One of the features I use regularly in the display settings of OS X is the adjustment of the gamma setting of my monitor. This is useful because it can lighten up dark movies when you are watching them on your Mac. The gamma setting is only available in the “expert” mode of display settings which has disappeared in El Capitan. Thankfully expert mode is still there, it’s just hidden. To get into expert mode on El Capitan hold down the option key when you select ‘Calibrate…’ in display settings. Continue reading 〉
Apple has updated their iPhoto app to ‘Photos’ and included some pretty cool iCloud syncing. All your photos are available everywhere all the time. It keeps smaller copies of the photos on your iOS device while allowing the larger original ones to stay in the Cloud and it can download the larger files to your computer if you want. It’s easy to email a photo to someone from iCloud, even big movies. All in all, it’s very nice. There are some major drawbacks with this approach though, and you need to be aware of them. All your photos are now going to the internet, not just to your computer, and this can use a lot of bandwidth. So here are 3 reasons why iCloud syncing of your photos might be a bad idea, and how to disable it and go back to manual syncing if you’d like to.
I noticed when watching movies on my 27 inch iMac that they are too dark especially in dark scenes. What I mean is that there are a lot of details in the blacks missing compared to watching on a normal DVD player. I’ve also noticed the same thing when watching a movie on a projector hooked up to my macbook air. Turning the contrast or brightness up doesn’t work as it just washes out the blacks. Here’s the cause of this frustrating problem and how to fix it!