Category: Tech

How to Remove Audio Hiss from your Videos with Sony Vegas

If you check out my Youtube Channel [Mapes24], you’ll see that a majority of my uploads are of Salsa or Bachata Performances. One of the problems that I find particularly with my salsa uploads is that since the musical style relies heavily on multiple percussion instruments, you’ll occasionally get audio ‘distortion’ or ‘hissing’ that coincides ...

Why You Need to Upscale Your Youtube Video Uploads to 2048×1152

While I wouldn’t necessarily refer to myself as a ‘Pixel Peeper’, I do try to provide the highest quality videos and images to my audience when uploading to my social media outlets (Youtube, Flickr, etc). Recently, I began uploading 26 performance videos that I’d taken on the Aventura Dance Cruise to my Youtube channel and ...

How to Verify your Wordpress.com (not .org) Site with Google Webmaster Tools

If you’re reading this article, it’s most likely because you’re having a hard time finding the specific info you need for your WP.com site (I found that most of the tutorials out there on this topic seem to be tailored to WP.org).  So why would you need to verify your site with the big G? Personally, I ...

How to: Connecting Passbook on iOS 6 to the App Store

Finally downloaded iOS 6 for my iPhone as I’d been waiting for google maps to be released as an app (definitely one of the most useful apps for anyone living in New York). Everything seemed to work fine except for the passbook app, which would immediately shut off after stating that it was unable to ...

How to: Calibrating my monitor

Just wanted to give props to Han-Kwang Nienhuys over at The Lagom LCD monitor test pages for providing an excellent, in-depth tutorial on manually calibrating your monitor. I’ve always known that my monitor settings were on the bright side, but did not realize the importance of correct calibration until I recently ordered some 11″x14″ prints (as ...

How to: Fixing my stuttering headphones!

Anyone who has seen me walking around NYC knows that I’m rarely on the streets without a set of cans over my ears (my shadow pretty much looks like a beefy EP4 Princess Leia following my ass around town).  Gotta say that regardless of how you may think they look or feel, there really is no ...