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Seeing as this show is going out over the Christmas period, I thought I'd give it a festive flavour with some hints and tips around getting the most out of your Mac for the holidays.

In detail. the show covers:

iTunes DJ: With the ever increasing numbers of iPhones and iPod touches in circulation, why not leverage the power of iTunes 9 and your wifi network to hand control of your Christmas or New year party playlist over to your guests! This section shows you how to set up iTunes DJ to allow guests to select, promote and demote songs from your iTunes playlist using the the free Apple Remote application directly from their hand held device.

Christmas Wallpaper & ScreenSaver: Why not spruce up your Mac with some gorgeous Christmas Wallpapers and a nice snowy screensaver. This section gives details of a superb resource of not just cool yule wallpapers, but also replacement icons and other such goodies. I show you how to install and configure some new wallpapers and screensavers with the addition of a fun time-lapse video of how one of the wallpapers was created.

PhotoBooth SlideShows with QuickTime Pro: One of the most popular applications, not just at Christmas time but all year round, is PhotoBooth. The source of endless hours of fun and probably the reason for a lot of Mac sales, PhotoBooth allows you to create literally hundreds of fun photos from the built in iSight camera on the Mac. But what to do with all those photos? Why not create a video montage of all the photos? This section shows you how to create a standard Quicktime movie of all your photos at whatever speed you like.

In addition, I show you how to use Garageband to add an audio track to your movie.

PhotoBooth SlideShows with iMovie 09: OK, so spending £20 to get the Pro version of Quicktime 7 may not be for you, so this section shows you how to do the same using iMovie 09 only better (and for free if you've already got iLife!) Using the relatively unknown feature of Beat Markers in iMovie 09, it's a breeze to cut still photos or even movie clips to the beat of your musical accompaniment.

I use the PhotoBooth photos to demo but this is a fantastically powerful technique to use in your normally movie making, especially if you fancy your hand at becoming a music video producer!

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