iPhoto 09 for Mac OS X: Working with Faces
By Adam Engst
The most important addition to iPhoto '09 is Faces, which can detect faces in photos and, after you've trained it by identifying a person in a number of photos, automatically recognize that person's face in other photos. Adam Engst shows you how to use this addictive tool.
iTunes and You
By Christopher Breen
To best understand what makes the iPod‚Äôs world turn, you must be familiar with how it and iTunes 8 work together to move music (as well as pictures, videos, and games, in the case of some recent iPods) on and off your iPod. In this article, you‚Äôll see just that.
Running Automator Workflows from Mail Rules
Automator doesn't offer a way to save workflows as plug-ins for Mail. But you can add this capability yourself with the help of a Mail rule, some AppleScript, and an Automator workflow. Just follow these instructions from Ben Waldie, author of Automator for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard: Visual QuickStart Guide.
iDVD: Putting it All Together
From The Macintosh iLife 09 by Jim Heid
"iDVD lets you burn movies and photos to DVDs, complete with menus you can fully customize.
Designers and photographers can use iDVD to assemble digital portfolios that they can hand out like brochures. Filmmakers and advertising professionals can distribute rough cuts of movie scenes and commercials to clients and colleagues. Businesspeople can create in-house training discs and video archives of corporate meetings. Videographers can offer DVDs of weddings and other events. And home-movie buffs can preserve and share family videos and photographs.
Creating a DVD involves choosing and customizing a menu design and adding the movies and photos you want to include on the DVD. You can perform these steps in any order and preview your work along the way. When youve finished, you can commit the final product to a shiny platter."Read More...
Essential Mac Skills for the IT Professional
By Ryan Faas
"Let's face it, finding and keeping an IT job is becoming more competitive daily; that's why Ryan Faas, author of Mac OS X Snow Leopard Server Unleashed, has created tips to increase your value by adding essential Mac IT skills to your repertoire. From obtaining core certifications to understanding Apple's underlying technology and mastering Mac OS X Server and Open Directory, Ryan provides insights and links to help you gain knowledge to stay current and broaden your professional skill set."