MacMost Top 10 Videos Of the First 10 Years (#1500)

MacMost Top 10 Videos Of the First 10 Years (#1500)


This is episode 1500 and not only that, but
next month marks ten years since I’ve been doing this show. So this might be a good opportunity to take
a look back. Let’s look at which videos are the top ten. The ones that have gotten the most views over
the last ten years. Now a lot of those are going to be pretty
old because they need to be that old to build up that many views. But this gives us an opportunity to look back
at those subjects and maybe look at some updates and how things have changed. So the first two videos are both about iMovie
and both from 2010. So number ten is a video where I show some
iMove Title Tricks. There’s some different things you can do with
fonts and alignments and things inside of the titles that not everybody knows about. So I kind of go through those and that’s still
true today with the current titles in iMovie. Number 9 however is about exporting options. There used to be a lot more exporting options
in iMovie. It’s been simplified since then and now most
of those export options, if you want them, you’re going to have to use Final Cut Pro
or some other video editing app. But for the most part it really doesn’t matter
too much anymore as what people use video for now, like uploading to YouTube and everything,
it’s taken care of for you. You want to export at pretty decent quality
and then upload to a site, like YouTube, and it will handle the conversions for you. At number eight is another 2010 video about
editing audio files in GarageBand. You can still do basic audio editing in GarageBand. GarageBand has gained a lot more functionality
and a lot more stuff having to do with around recording music and instruments and things
like that but in there you can still handle this. Of course I would recommend using something
like Audacity or one of the many new editing apps in the Mac App Store if all you need
to do is edit basic audio. If all you need is to trim audio then probably
use QuickTime Player. So the seventh video is from 2008. It’s about uninstalling apps. This is a question that people always kind
of have. How do you uninstall apps? It’s changed greatly over the years. Where originally you had to use uninstallers
or perhaps just delete it from your applications folder. Now we have Launchpad which handles most apps,
especially ones downloaded from the Mac App Store. Number six is a video I still refer people
to all the time when I hear they’re shutting down their Mac at night. There’s no need to shut down your Mac. You can just let it go to sleep. Whether you have a MacBook with a battery
or an iMac that plugs into the wall you can let your Mac sleep. You don’t have to ever shut it down. You can go years without ever shutting it
down. As a matter of fact shutting it down may do
more harm than good because a lot of maintenance tasks are performed while you let your Mac
sleep at night. Number five is a video from 2011 that deals
with what to do when your hard drive is full. I advised you basically to look for a large
files, files you’re not using anymore. Archive them or delete them. But now with Sierra and High Sierra you’ve
got extra tools to help you with this. In About This Mac in the Apple menu you can
go to Storage and you can use some of the management tools there to figure out how you
can clear space off of your hard drive. Number four is a surprise because it’s from
2016. So it’s a pretty recent video. It deals with how to take a screen shot on
your Mac. This is a pretty simple thing to do but it’s
sometimes hard to remember the keyboard combinations or if you’ve just recently switched it’s a
very different process than from windows. So I’m sure that a lot of people are finding
that video by searching for it online. So number three is from 2012. It’s about how to set up multiple devices
with iMessage and FaceTime. I think this was a problem a lot of people
were having at the time but hopefully not anymore. A lot of people would use one Apple ID across
several different devices and then be surprised when they would be getting messages and FaceTime
calls on all those devices even though there were actually different people using them. So number two is another iMovie video from
2009 and it’s just a basic overview of how to use Picture-in-Picture. Picture-in-Picture is one of the most useful
interesting features of iMovie and it has evolved a little bit over the years but it
basically is the same functionality now in 2017 as it was in 2009. If you use iMovie it’s definitely a skill
that you want to master. The number one video, not surprisingly, is
the oldest one. It’s from 2008 where I explain how to block
callers on you iPhone. Now in 2008 there wasn’t a block caller or
block text message function on the iPhone. You actually had to do it through your carrier
and there was only one carrier, AT&T. So I showed you how to use AT&T’s website
to block incoming calls. So there’s a look at the top ten videos of
the last ten years here at MacMost. What’s most interesting to me is a lot of
these things describe frustrations or things that are hard to figure out. But Apple has gotten better in improvements
in the software to make it easier to do things like dealing with full hard drives or uninstalling
apps or blocking callers. So hopefully Apple will continue to improve
their operating systems and I’ll continue to bring you videos explaining how to use
them.

Dereck Turner

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