Spotlight on iKeyboard

Great as the iPad is, some people would prefer not to use its onscreen keyboard, particularly if they’ve got a lot of typing to do. Then again, carrying around a separate keyboard for your tablet can be a bit of a hassle.

Enter iKeyboard, which bills itself as an ideal travel companion for iPad-toting touch typists. I stop by the iKeyboard booth on my tour of the Macworld | iWorld show floor for a brief video demonstration.

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Spotlight on Game Your Video

App maker Global Delight wants to make mobile video editing less of a chore and more of a game. That’s the idea behind Game Your Video, an iPhone video-editing app introduced at this week’s Macworld | iWorld.

By simply swiping and tapping buttons, you can use Game Your Video to add a number of visual effects, filters, and sounds. I’ll show you exactly how it works in this video shot on the Macworld | iWorld show floor.

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Enable iTunes Home Sharing on Macs and iOS devices

These days there are plenty of households with more than one Mac, plus any number of iOS devices. But maybe you’d like to have access to all the media you store on your Mac on your iOS device or on one of the other Macs in your home. You could sign up for iTunes Match, but if you don't want to pay the $25-per-year fee and you’re only interested in streaming over your local network, maybe iTunes Home Sharing is all you need. Here’s how to set it up.

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Video: Join audiobook tracks for iTunes

My wife listens to a lot of audiobooks on CD—or more precisely, audiobooks originating CD that she converts for her iPhone. I listen to a few too—as well as full-cast audioplays. The problem is, iTunes is designed to import music CDs. So it defaults to bringing in every single CD track as its own file. A single book can end up being comprised of 200 individual tracks!

The good news is, there are a few different approaches to simplify your iTunes library. There’s a little-known iTunes command that will save you a long time if you haven’t begun the CD ripping process. The free utility Join Together will join iTunes files together after the fact. And users of Roxio’s Toast may be unaware that it includes a nifty audiobook-ripping tool of its own.

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