Do you have a video that you want to loop indefinitely and you’ve uploaded it to YouTube, or perhaps it is a video that you’ve found you want to play repeatedly.
It’s really easy, all you have to do it right click and select loop. That’s it. Oh yeah, you might need to press play.
Sometimes I need to save an email or webpage as a PDF and I’m sure you do too. It helps if there is some important information such as instructions, agenda, schedule, recipe etc that you might want to access offline or just quickly without having to look through your emails or keep a webpage open.
I usually then add to Acrobat Reader on my iPhone or iPad and can get to it quickly.
Thankfully you don’t need any special software. Have a look at the video below to see how its done.
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If you have an iPad Pro then like me you probably got an Apple Pencil, which I have to say was a really good idea.
The great thing about the Apple Pencil is that it charges so quickly and you can do that by just plugging it into the Lightning port. However, there was one thing that was bugging me. How do you know the battery level? Yes, it tells me when it is down to 5% and I can quickly plug it in to boost it.
Thankfully there is a widget you can add to you Notifications Center.
In the video below you can see how to do it.
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It turns out that we lose up to four days a year looking for where we have parked our car. http://news.sky.com/story/drivers-waste-four-days-a-year-looking-for-parking-spaces-new-research-shows-10751024
People often laugh at me but one way around this is to take a photo of where you have parked, make sure you include a street sign. In a car park I find this particularly useful as it helps remember the level and what row I’m in. I make sure I have the sign with the row information in it. Believe me this simple method has saved me a lot of time.
If you have an iPhone 6 or newer and iOS 10 then if you have your iPhone connected via Bluetooth to your car’s audio system for calls or music it will remember where you parked your car in the Maps app, I spotted this when iOS 10 was first launched and was surprised when I opened Maps to see where I had parked and how long to get there. Here is how to make sure it is switched on if you want to use it. https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT207227
Hopefully this will save you time and not spend up to four days a year looking for where you have parked your car.
If you are into making videos here are some keyboard shortcuts that work the same across many video editing programs including Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe Premiere Elements. I find that they speed up how I work particularly when playing back and reviewing clips or the time line. You do need to make sure that the clip or timeline is selected.
Space bar = play and pause. Each time you press this is will either play or pause. Works on lots of software including QuickTime, VLC, Windows Media and all the video editing software I mentioned above.
L = fast forward. First time you press it if the video is paused it will play the video, each time you press it after that it will fast forward faster until is hits the maximum speed. The space bar stops it fast forwarding.
J = rewind. Each time you press it it rewinds faster up to the maximum speed. The space bar stops it rewinding.
Right arrow = moves play head forward one frame at a time.
Left arrow = move play head one frame at a time backwards.
I = in point. This selects the in point of a clip.
O = out point. This selects the out point of a clip.
If you haven’t got enough to think about when doing a PowerPoint presentation here are some tips that will make it a little less stressful and at the same time might help keep your audience’s attention.
- Start Your Presentation Quickly
Want to start your presentation without fiddling around with the mouse to start the presentation? If you are using Windows press the F5 key on the keyboard, it is usually in the top row of your keyboard. If you are using a Mac press cmd and enter.
- Successfully Using a PowerPoint Created on a Mac on a Windows PC
There is a myth that if you use a PowerPoint presentation created on a Mac on a Windows PC the media like video and even pictures will not work. The trick is, and this applies to any presentation moving from on computer to another for both Windows and Mac, is where you store all your files. Adding them all to the same folder will help.
- Joining PowerPoint Presentations Together
If you are running a lecture, seminar or conference then it can save time, look nicer and more professional if the presentations flow from one to another. Here is how you can do this.
- Inserting a Screenshot into a Slide
Need to add a screenshot to a PowerPoint presentation? If you have the Windows version then there is a feature built in to PowerPoint to do just that.
- Inserting a YouTube Clip into a Slide
YouTube has so many videos it seems almost inevitable that there is something out there that is worth adding to your presentation. It could be one you’ve created. Many search for the video they need in advance and then flip to the browser during their presentation. However, it is so much easier to add directly into a slide.
- Adding a Screen Recording to a Presentation
There are many tools available for creating screen recordings and the Windows version of PowerPoint has this feature built in.
- Using the Pen and Laser Tools These built in tools to use during a presentation are really handy. It allows you to highlight parts of a slide or draw something right there on the screen. The laser pointer saves you having to look for a laser pointer and can be easier to follow. Also handy if you are recording what is on the screen, a conventional laser pointer will not be recorded.
- Zooming in on a Slide During a Presentation
Got an image or chart that is hard to see, no problem just zoom in using a tool in PowerPoint.
- Quickly Moving to a Slide in Your Presentation
Ever have that moment when you need to refer to a slide in a presentation and you click through the slides to find the one you want, here you can find the slide easily without stopping the presentation and having to restart it.
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