TheAppleBlog Launches Mac Video Tutorial Site TechUniversity

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Over a year ago we started throwing around the idea of a site dedicated solely to teaching others how to use their Apple products better. Our video tutorials and how-to’s have always been a big hit, so we started exploring the idea of creating a site dedicated to just that. We shelved the idea for 2009 but at the beginning of this year decided it was the right time to get moving on the idea.

So after four months of development and production, I’m very proud to announce the launch of TechUniversity.

TechUniversity is a video tutorial and screencast site dedicated to teaching you how to use your Mac and Apple products better. We’re launching with close to two dozen screencasts and will be adding new videos every week. You can watch the videos directly on the site or download high-quality, DRM-free videos with chapter markers. And to get your feet wet, you can check out a few free episodes in the Freebies section.

To view all the videos and access the downloads, you pay a small monthly fee of $4.95 (or $49.95 for a year). Being a subscriber also lets you interact with the screencast authors and other community members.

For those new to the Mac, I suggest checking out our 101 Series.

So, check out TechUniversity and let us know what you think! We’re extremely proud of this and would love for you to be a part of it!

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Gene

Please show run time on the vids on the title or ??, before it is selected. That would help a great deal in planning viewing….

George

Nice if it worked! I tried watching two freebies, and they both stopped midstream with very dramatic INTERNET CONNECTION LOST warnings. Yet this clearly wasn’t true. I have 7Mb download and it worked fine before and after and during (on another computer). And both videos lost internet connection at the same point on re-try. A reproducible bug.
I think the site is nice, though $5/mo when I still haven’t watched all the free video tutorials on the mac website is a high enough tariff to expect great performance.

Josh Pigford

George, I just sent you an email to see if we can nail down the problem you’ve mentioned. This is the first we’ve had any report a problem like this.

George

I take it back. I take it back. I just tried after getting your email and I cannot reproduce the error anymore. All works fine. Specifically it was the Evernote/Dropbox/caffeine video and it stopped twice just as dropbox section began but it’s fine now. Must have been something else.

These were good, btw, and I look forward to more. Where can you make suggestions for future videos or product spotlights like these?

Simon

Great idea, how to’s for Cocoa are always welcome to!

Brian S Hall

This looks like it’s going to be very helpful. I’m a iPhone pro but only recently converted to the Mac.

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