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  • send an email using the link above with the text of your add (spelling counts). State how long you want the add to be on the site.
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How to broadcast, or podcast using osx with out too much hassle

This will be a sticky, that is, always at the top, post. This ensures that who ever wants to read this will not have to find the post barrier amongst all the other posts on the podcast blog.

to broadcast from the mac with out too much haste if you don’t want metadata showing, or to do a live remote where you don’t need meta data showing you will need

  • sound flower from http://code.google.com/p/soundflower
  • >vlc or the player of your choice. (I’ve used iTunes as well, but you need another external sound card just in case).
  • Line in (free) from this site
  • Garage band ($14.95) from the mac app store
  • Nice cast $59 from this site
  • and if you are going to do a podcast using this set up you will need the recording software of your choice. I use amadeus

Steps

  1. Install sound flower. I don’t recall if you need to restart your system or not but follow the prompts.
  2. Install line in I’m not going to go through the steps as the user should be familiar with installing apps to a mac.
  3. Install nice cast.
  4. Launch line in
    • A. Choose input as sound flower 2ch and output as your internal sound card or an external if you have another one.. I use an mimic usb sound card.
    • B. Check the pass through check box and you will be able to hear your sound. This is useful if for some reason like if you use iTunes you want to set the output in mac itself to sound flower 2ch. You will then need to switch voice over to another sound card (lion and higher). As a side note you can get to the sound prefs by hitting option plus f12 or if you have fn. keys toggled on fn. option f12.
  5. Download garage band from the app store.
    • A. Start garage band and choose voice for the template
    • B. go to its prefs and go to output.
    • C. Set the output to sound flower2ch and the input to the mic of your choice.
    • d. delete all tracks in the project and create a new basic track, or use the existing one
    • E. from the track you want to use go to the track info area and interact.
    • F. choose stereo 1/2 from the pop up button.
    • if you want the mic on choose on with out feedback. This control will must and unmute your mic. when you are done speaking choose off, or none. Refer to the prior step when you want to broadcast
    • G. Save the file you just created. I called mine mic for broadcasting.band. You will need to set your output and input every time in the prefs or check to see that they have been retained before every broadcast/podcast.
  6. launch your player of choice (not applicable to iTunes) and set its output to sound flower 2ch
  7. start nice cast
    • A. set its source as sound flower 2ch. I’m assuming you already created the preset for the server you are to broadcast to.
    • B. with all of this launched hit cmd b to start broadcasting and check to archive if you want from nice cast and test the server to see if you are connected or have someone tune in and listen to see if you are.
    • C. I usually start with the mic off, that is with the monitoring off. in garage band, play a track or 2 from my player and then turn the mic on by changing the setting in that pop up button to on with no feed back.

and that’s it. It seems like a lot to do, but if you are fast fingered you can put on a successful show.

Attached is the file I use. Enjoy.

[signoff]

The Sports RunDown – S03E03 – Lets Get Patriotic

Moosetip and AZ are joined by a very special guest, JC to break down Rio 2016, NFL Pre Season, Lionel Messi and the WWE. Find out who gets hit with the Technical Foul of the week as the Three Amigos deal a triple threat in the world of Sports.

The Sports RunDown – S03E02 – Back At It Again

AZ and Moosetip return from their summer break with a recap of the hottest stories of the summer as well as what lies ahead in the WWE, Soccer, NBA and more. Find out who gets hit with a Technical as the Sports RunDown is heating up.

blog post: an alternative way to submit feedback to apple when you are in the public beta cycle

The following will cover an alternate way of submitting bugs to apple. This ensures a faster reply for us. I should know, I’ve been a beta tester for going on 5 years now, and I’ve done these exact steps.

for all of us public beta testers submitting feedback through the feedback is all good, however there is another way to do this and it’s a lot easier.

#first step: create a free apple dev account
. create an apple developer account. Make sure it is the free one as you don’t want to pay the $99 a year. this will ensure access to the bug report site. You can find out more at [apple’s developer website.](http://developer.apple.com)

#report the pesky bugs
When you need to report a bug go to [apple’s bug report site](http://bugreport.apple.com) and sign in. After signing in with your apple ID and password you signed up with for your free apple developer account, click new in the tool bar. Now click iOs \(osx if you are testing os 10.12\) and fill out the info. This is an accessible way of submitting said reports, and you can upload screenshots and profiles and logs this way.
##submitting screenshots.
To upload a screenshot or movie of the bug if at all possible do the following. Note that recording a movie will not be gone over here as many systems are different.

1. After you record your movie save it to your desktop
2. Fill in the relevant fields in the bug report such as title, description and steps to reproduce. Also don’t forget to include build numbers.
3. In the heading labeled attachments.
4. Next click the upload file button and find your movie. Hit enter on it and the file will begin uploading when you click submit.

That’s it. I’ve ben a beta tester for 6 years and about 95 percent of my bugs get seen and acted on by the apple devs. You will get a response with in 2-3 days rather then wait and hope the feedback got to them.

#thanks and acknowledgments
I’d like to thank one of my fellow beta testers for reminding me of this method in bug reporting during the public betas. You don’t need to spend any money and you have an accessible platform for reporting. By the way the bug reporter in iOs from apple’s [bug reporter site](http://bugreport.apple.com) is very very accessible via safari on iOs. I’ve had the chance to submit bugs when on the go and update them when I get home from work or school.

Any comments should go to the disqus frame. Anything missing? Let me know.

let’s have trouble wiht south west and google chrome on mac os

I look at [southwest’s website](http://southwest.com) using google chrome and mac os 10.11. As you can see there are a ton of issues including badly labeled fields etc. If you want to see the youtube vid there is a frame on this page that should let you play it. Please leave a comment in the disqus frame at the end of the post.

Looking at roger: a wonderful sounding ptt app

I take a look at [roger](https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/roger-talk-more-often/id943662312?mt=8) an iOs app. I go over the settings, then have some fun with amazon Alexa. Next, I show how to transmit using two ways and show how to hide notifications and even mute them. I can’t go over everything as there’s a lot to this simple little app. I do recommend you give the developers some love via their [twitter.](http://twitter.com/helloroger)

All comments can go in the disqus frame. I do respond to them in public.

And addendum to audio game hub

I go over the update to [a href=”https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/audio-game-hub/id1101972684?mt=8″audio game hub for iOs />a>
Again. This is a suite of fun time waisting games you can use while waiting for a bus or what not. I love the way these games were designed, and yes high scoring now works. Remember any feedback can go on the disqus form.

google photoes: not so picture perfect

I take a look at google photos back up. This app is not so accessible when it comes to changing settings with voiceover. If you would like to see the youtube video listen here.

Comments are always welcome in terms of feedback. Also feel free to share this with the google access team Hopefully through our efforts they can fix the mac application to work correctly again, if it ever worked at all.

looking at what’s app for mac os: an accessibility epic fail

Note: if you would like to watch the youtube demo, feel free to do so by following the prompts at the bottom of this page.

I go over what’s app for mac os or try to anyway. I could not get the QR code scanned. I fully expected this to be a native app not some app where it needs the phone to be used. I would not mind entering a from my phone into the app, or loging in with facebook.

This to me is a big oversite by what’s app If we could find a way to contact the developers that would be nice. Please leave a comment in the disqus frame with more info. Also please feel free to show what’s app the video . I don’t care for the fact that what’s app made this look like their what’s app web interface. In fact that’s what it says in the title.

Following is a screenshot of said window.

Screenshot of the what's app for web window before the QR code  is scanned. Notice it looks a lot like the what's app web website, not a customised app.

I really hope we can get a customised interface. What if for example you did not have a phone? You could then log on to what’s app for mac or windows via facebook.

Below you will find the video on youtube.

lets play blindfold pool

A note to the listener: I messed up on the date. It’s 04-29-2016 not march 29, 2016. Ok, on with the show notes.

I attempt to go over blindfold pool an iOs app. This is yet another game in the series. These guys really do an awesome job. While I’m not good at the game, hopefully you can see a bit of game play. I start by going over the help manual for a bit, then play a few games. My favorite is the one with dave. Lol!

Any feedback can be left in the disqus frame.