June 4, 2020

It just doesn’t work: ExFAT SDs not showing in iOS Files app.

SDs work great as mini flash drives for the iOS through the iPad OS Files app. Well, they did—until iOS 13. If your SD is formatted in the MS ExFAT format, it may have stopped showing in Files. Remain calm: Your files are likely all still there. This article will show you how to get your iDevice seeing those files again and how to format an SD card in the future to avoid the issue.

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ios
June 1, 2020

iPad Pro Smart Keyboard or Magic Keyboard: Which is right for you?

Why two keyboard options for iPad Pro users? It comes down to how you use your iPad. Do you want an iPad that you can also type on or do you want an iPad that’s a laptop replacement? This article explores the positives and negatives of both keyboards to help you decide.

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ios
May 23, 2020

Pro use of the Sony UX560 Pocket Recorder.

The Sony UX560 isn’t sold as a professional recorder, but teeters on that edge of this category with decent, built-in stereo mics, a line input and CD-quality recording. It can be a useful little box as a back-up/on-location podcast recorder, background sound recorder for video, sound sampler, music idea recorder, etc. This article will show you how to use this device and get the best quality recordings.

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gear
May 7, 2020

Current pedal obsession: ZVex Lofi Junkies.

Loop or Instant.

The ZVex Lo-Fi Loop Junky and the ZVex Instant Lo-Fi Junky are outrageously priced and sound like crap. And that’s why people love them. This article explains why so many players are passionate about these pedals, how they can be all analog and how to get the most out of them.

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music pedalurgy
April 25, 2020

How to take cloud-blur time exposures with your iPhone camera.

These cloud-blur photos were created on an iPhone, no Photoshop required. This article will explain the process of time-exposure photos, shows you how and notes the equipment needed to get the best results.

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photography
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