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Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Let Your Fingers Do The Working

By Frank Petrie There are those who treat using keyboard shortcuts like a religion. Wanna join the flock? There are several ways to navigate your macOS. Most use the eternal Menu Bar plus now you can use Voice Control. But the quickest way to do things is by using keyboard shortcuts. Unfortunately, most people have memories like mine. If you use several specific apps predominantly, you learn your frequently used shortcuts with time and repeated use; not all of them, only the ones you use…

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Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Light Cubed

By Frank Petrie Several months ago I reviewed the benefits of Bias Lighting, not just for setting ambience but regarding taxing your retinas. Lately, I have found myself being a creator of video and not just a consumer. Appearing on the occasional podcast (what were they thinking?) and creating a short project for a film festival. Plus time-to-time I video chat with my daughter on the other side of the continent and friends around the globe. (This is all that my Film degree has gotten…

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Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Video To Go

By Frank Petrie How many times have you been held hostage by a family member, friend, or neighbor and forced to watch seemingly endless home videos of their kids, a recent family trip, sporting event, or what have you. Well, now there’s a book to prevent you from becoming one of the hostage takers. You can make videos that people actually enjoy watching! It’s written by videographer and reviewer Wally Cherwinski, “Video To Go’. These days, making good video isn’t about having the best and…

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Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Thumbs up, Downie

By Frank Petrie If you love collecting video or audio media from the Internet for your personal use, this is the app of your dreams. When on the Internet, we barely scratch the surface of all the media that is out there to feast on. Personally, I have become addicted to rare sound clips, bootleg sound clips, and occasionally I find obscure movies or television programs. In the last year, I have come across a wealth of material on YouTube. From rare songs that were…

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Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Swift Be My Playground

By Frank Petrie Opening Apple’s recent event for the new MacbookPro, they started the program off with a video showing how Apple can help the disabled to be as productive as anyone else. To drive the point home, the video was created by the person with a neuro-muscular disease in the opening and closing shots! As with the genesis of most apps, developers get their ideas from a futile search for an app to fulfill a specific need that they have. Being wheelchair-bound myself, I…

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Freshly Squeezed Reviews: Browser to Ride

By Frank Petrie Today, there must be nearly three dozen web browsers to choose from to use on your Mac. Back in the day, there were basically three main choices for a Mac browser – Safari, Netscape Navigator, or Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (which was nicknamed Internet Exploder for reasons obvious to users). There were some browsers on the fringe but they were few and far between. As computing became more common in the household, the number of browsers to choose from slowly started growing. I…

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