| Cult of Mac

Make sense of your epic screen recording by adding a voiceover

By

Combine microphone audio with your screen recordings to add voiceover.
Combine microphone audio with your screen recordings to add voiceover.
Photo: D. Griffin Jones/Cult of Mac

iOS 11 added screen recording to the iPhone and iPad, allowing you to make videos of your device’s screen. You can use it to copy videos you can’t just download, record game play, show someone how to use an app and more. Personally, I use it most often to record bugs and crashes in the apps I use so I can submit bug reports.

But did you know that you can record a voiceover, too? Here’s how.

How to take screenshots on Mac

By

Screenshot.app on macOS
The Screenshot app in macOS provides a useful toolbar offering advanced screenshot features. Here's how to use it.
Photo: D. Griffin Jones/Cult of Mac

The Mac offers a lot of options for taking screenshots without installing any third-party apps. You can take a screenshot of the entire screen, get a clean image of a specific window or select specific areas to capture.

There’s also a built-in way to take a video of your screen and even record a voiceover from your microphone, headset or AirPods.

We’ll show you various ways to take screenshots on Mac, so you can decide what’s best for your needs.

Get 36% off a screen-recording Mac app that users love

By

Stop wasting time on long video calls with this top-rated screen recording app.
This top-rated screen recorder will transform your WFH life.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Being able to quickly communicate over video has never been more important to our working lives. And there’s no better way to do it than with an all-in-one screen-capture app like Snagit.

Right now, you can grab a lifetime license to this top-rated software for Mac and PC, plus one year of maintenance, for just $39.99. That’s 36% off the regular price of $62.

Have total control over your screen recordings with this $50 app

By

Record your screen as easily as you use it.
With ApowerREC you can easily record your screen, webcam, or audio, and annotate, edit and share your videos.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

If you want someone to see what’s on your laptop screen, the primary options you usually have are physically hauling your computer around, sending a screenshot, or downloading some shady program off the internet. If you want a reliable program that can screen record audio and video, then you’ll want to check out ApowerREC. For a limited time, you can get either a 1-year and lifetime subscription to this convenient program at a huge discount.

Start a screen recording on iPhone or iPad inside Control Center [Pro tip]

By

How to start screen recording from Control Center
Capture sweet gameplays, top tips, and more.
Image: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

Control Center Pro Tips WeekWe want to help you master Control Center, one of the most powerful and underutilized features on Apple devices. Cult of Mac’s Control Center Pro Tips series will show you how to make the most of this useful toolbox on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac.

Want to capture what’s happening on the screen of your iPhone or iPad. Apple’s built-in screen recording feature makes that incredibly easy, and you can activate it with just one tap inside Control Center.

We’ll show you how.

How to “screenshot” music and videos on your iPhone

By

just-press-record
Just press record.
Photo: darkday/Flickr CC

On the iPhone and iPad, you can capture any image you see just by grabbing a screenshot. Pretty much everyone knows the power+home button, or power+volume-up button combo that snaps a screenshot and saves it to your photo library. You can even crop the image before saving it, to remove surrounding distractions. But what about video? Or music? Is it possible to take a “screenshot” of the music playing on your iPhone? Or capture a YouTube video? Yes it is. In fact, you can even “screenshot” a video, and then extract the music from within. Here’s how: with screen recording.

How to record your iPhone screen in iOS 11

By

control center iOS 11
You can now record iPhone screen easily using the Control Center toggle.
Photo: Apple

Recording your iPhone screen used to be a hassle. If you wanted to capture iOS gameplay, or make a funny or informative GIF of on-screen action, you needed to download a third-party app or connect your device to a computer.

Those days are over: With iOS 11, Apple baked in sweet functionality that lets you record your iPhone screen effortlessly. Here’s how to do it.

iOS 11 beta 3 hints at possible live broadcasting feature

By

iOS 11 Control Center
Apple made big changes to Control Center in iOS 11 beta 3.
Photo: Ste Smith/Cult of Mac

Live broadcasting your home screen to other iPhone owners may soon become possible, thanks to a new addition spotted in iOS 11 beta 3.

Apple added a new button to Control Center that hints at the upcoming functionality. The button doesn’t do anything right now, but it shows Apple could add live broadcasting in one of its next beta builds.

11 awesome iOS 11 features Apple didn’t bother to mention

By

The best gesture in iOS 11 isn't just for iPad.
The best gesture in iOS 11 isn't just for iPad.
Photo: Apple

Developers just got an early preview of Apple’s upcoming iOS 11 update for iPhones and iPads today during the company’s WWDC 2017 keynote in San Jose.

The new update packs some huge new features that make iOS more powerful and easier-to-use than ever. Apple’s update is so jam packed that some of the best new additions didn’t even get some stage time at WWDC.