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How to make a video blog and screencast

Here's a quick step by step guide showing how I make video blogs and screencasts, and the tools I use to share them.

My main tools are:

PhotoBooth to record video, comes standard on any Mac

iShowU by ShinyWhiteBox for screencast capture

Vimeo (similar to YouTube) for uploading videos.  Especially useful is their desktop uploader tool.

Here's a quick step by step guide showing how I make video blogs and screencasts, and the tools I use to share them. My main tools are: PhotoBooth to record video, comes standard on any Mac iShowU by ShinyWhiteBox for screencast capture Vimeo (similar to YouTube) for uploading videos.  Especially useful is their desktop uploader tool.

iPad 2 Keyboard Shootout: Finding the best keyboard

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My requirements may be different than yours.  I wanted something that maintains the iPad's slim profile as much as possible, has some element of style to it, and most importantly, allows me to type well -- ideally as well as I can on my 15" Macbook Pro laptop.  Additional "nice to haves" were the ability to keep my Apple iPad magnetic screen cover and a good set of function keys on the keyboard.  One intriguing keyboard that I didn't test is the TouchFire keyboard concept on Kickstarter, which is a flexible keyboard that interfaces directly with the iPad's on-screen keyboard.  When it comes out, I'll give it a shot as well.

I tested five bluetooth iPad keyboards and found one I really liked:  The Logitech Keboard Case for the iPad 2.  The keyboard is actually one made by ZAGG, with Logitech branding the device.  I time-tested all five bluetooth keyboards against the iPad's on-screen keyboard and against the Macbook Pro, by typing a block of text on each device and timing how long it took.  The text doesn't make total sense, but I wanted something that required numbers, special characters, and copy/pasting.

First, here's a video of the setup process:

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