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How do I open iTunes , Movies, or Pictures libraries from my external drive?
Added on Thu, Nov 29, 2018
Once you've transferred a copy of your iTunes, Movies, or Picture libraries onto an external hard drive, you will need to set a new path for the iTunes, Movies, or Pictures app by redirecting it to search the external hard drive for content,... Read More
How do make room on my computer by removing Documents, Pictures, Movies and Pictures?
Added on Tue, Nov 13, 2018
Follow this quick guide on how to make room on your Macintosh computer by moving Documents, Music, Photos, & Movies to the server or external drive.  Quick Guide:  Making room on your Macintosh computer by moving Documents, Music, Photos, &... Read More
How do I authorize or deauthorize an iTunes or Audible account?
Added on Mon, Apr 19, 2010
Use the links below to visit Apple's website for directions on: Authorizing your computer in iTunes Deauthorizing your computer in iTunes Use the links below to visit Audible's website for directions on: Connecting your Audible account... Read More
How do I back up my iTunes music or iPhoto pictures?
Added on Mon, Apr 19, 2010
The District's backup system for Macintosh computers does not backup movies, music and pictures. You will need to back these files up yourself to DVD, CD, or an external hard drive. The following links to Apple's support website provides... Read More
How do I... in iTunes?
Added on Thu, Aug 6, 2009
Visit these instructions online at the Apple website. These instructions cover how to import music into iTunes (like adding MP3 files to the Library, rip CDs, etc), how subscribe to podcasts, how to play music in iTunes, and more. Note: Your Music,... Read More
How do I... in iMovie?
Added on Tue, Jul 21, 2009
Apple iLife 11 applications like iMovie 11 have excellent Help menu options where you can search for answers to questions about the program. When you are in iMovie, click on Help in the Menu Bar at the top of your screen Select iMovie Help In the... Read More
How do I... in GarageBand?
Added on Tue, Jul 21, 2009
Apple iLife '11 applications like GarageBand have excellent Help menu options where you can search for answers to questions about the program. When you are in GarageBand, click on Help in the Menu Bar at the top of your screen Select... Read More
How do I... in iPhoto?
Added on Tue, Jul 21, 2009
Apple iLife applications like iPhoto have excellent Help menu options where you can search for answers to questions about the program. When you are in iPhoto, click on Help in the Menu Bar at the top of your screen Select iPhoto Help In the Search... Read More
iDVD is no longer on my computer. How do I share an iMovie?
Added on Mon, Jun 15, 2015
With OS 10.9, Apple discontinued offering iDVD. When you are finished creating your iMovie video, there are alternatives to share the video that are simpler, quicker, and more cost effective than burning and distributing multiple DVDs. 1. Save the... Read More
How can I purchase music in iTunes or Apps from the App Store for work purposes?
Added on Fri, Aug 28, 2015
Use a district email Apple ID (username@nsd.org)To purchase music or Apps for work purposes using district funds, you must use a district email Apple ID. Follow these instructions to create an Apple ID. During setup, you will be asked to enter a... Read More
How do I burn an audio CD in iTunes?
Added on Wed, Jul 22, 2009
It's easy to burn audio tracks to CD using iTunes. Remember to respect copyright laws when burning audio to CD. 1. DO NOT insert a CD in the portable drive yet - that will happen a little further along in the process. 2. Open iTunes and select... Read More
I used iMovie HD in the past. How do I delete a project in the newer version of iMovie?
Added on Fri, Jun 19, 2015
The newer version of iMovie has quite a different look and feel than iMovie HD. One of the differences is how projects are deleted when no longer needed.  To remove a project, click it's name and then choose File --> Move to Trash, or press... Read More
My iPhoto slideshow doesn’t play music from iTunes
Added on Wed, Jun 10, 2015
If you have created a slideshow in iPhoto and attached music from iTunes to a specific slide or the entire slideshow, there is sometimes a step you have to take in iMovie for the music to play.    Open iTunes and select File --> Library -->... Read More
Can I have my iTunes / iPod Touch / iPhone software updated to the latest version?
Added on Tue, Jun 30, 2009
Software updates can have unexpected effects on the operating system and standard applications like iTunes have to be thoroughly researched and tested to insure that they don't negatively impact other existing programs or systems used on the... Read More
Where do I find resources on how to create podcasts?
Added on Tue, Aug 18, 2009
Podcasting tutorials are available to all Northshore staff at atomiclearing.nsd.org. Log in with your district username and password. Type podcast in the search field and select the tutorial that best suits your needs. Note: Be careful to type the... Read More
How do I learn more about iLife Applications (iMovie, iPhoto, iTunes, GarageBand)?
Added on Wed, Jan 12, 2011
Here are some of the improvements to a few of these applications: iPhoto 11: New Full-Screen Modes, New Slideshows, new Books, Letterpress Cards, and more. iMovie 11: Movie Trailers, All-New Audio Editing, One-Step Effects, People Finder, Sports... Read More
How do you create a slideshow in iPhoto?
Added on Mon, Jul 13, 2009
Select an album or group of photos you want in your slideshow. Click the Add To (+) button in the bottom-right corner of the iPhoto window, then click Slideshow in the dialog. Select New Slideshow. Select Preview to see what your show will look like... Read More
Photos in iPhoto are too small to view.
Added on Tue, Jun 30, 2009
In the bottom left corner of iPhoto, adjust the sizing bar. tiny,small,bigger,larger, increase, size Read More
When I launch iPhoto, I don’t see any of my photos. Where are they?
Added on Mon, Jun 29, 2009
This is a common occurance after you have received a new computer or if you have multiple photo libraries. Hold down the Option key on your keyboard, and launch iPhoto from the Dock. A window will open. Select Choose Library. Click on the Library... Read More
How do I import Flip videos into iMovie?
Added on Mon, Apr 19, 2010
Connect your Flip camera to your computer using a USB cable.  Launch iMovie. In iMovie Menu Bar, click on File -> Import Movies. Choose your camcorder in the sidebar of the import window. Select the DCIM... Read More
I forgot to deauthorize my iTunes when my computer was swapped out with another one, or when my computer crashed.
Added on Tue, May 25, 2010
Unfortunately, if your hard drive crashed we are not able to access your iTunes application to deauthorize it. Also, computers that are swapped out are reimaged right away which overwrites all of your data. Thus we are unable to access your iTunes to... Read More
I accidently deleted all photos in iPhoto album and I don’t see them in the Trash on my Dock.
Added on Tue, May 25, 2010
When you delete a photo from iPhoto, it puts them in the iPhoto Trash (not the Mac OS X Trash that is on your Dock). Go to the iPhoto Trash, which you will find in the iPhoto sidebar on the left side of the screen. Drag photos out of the iPhoto Trash... Read More