Sep 162014
 

Overview

Apple’s 6th generation iPhone, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are designed with larger screens (4.7-inch for iPhone 6 and and 5.5-inch for iPhone 6 Plus), a completely new iPad-style design with an ultra thin body and rounded corners, the two new phones offer faster processors, better cameras, and Apple’s new Apple Pay payment system. Both iPhone models are powered with 64-bit A8 chip, M8 co-processor and have an impressive new “Retina HD Display,” with the iPhone 6 featuring a resolution of 1334 x 750 (326 ppi) and the iPhone 6 Plus featuring a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (401 ppi).

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Sep 012014
 

Overview

Airdroid is a Android phone manager which can easily transfer photos, videos, ringtones and any other files on and off your Android device to computer without a USB cable. You can even manage apps, receive calls, send and receive SMS from your big-screen computer as well as locate and lock your Android when it’s lost.

Users who just switch to iOS from Android may find device management and file transferring between iOS and computer are so terrible. Is there iOS version of Airdroid? It’s a pity however, Airdroid is developed for Android system and there is no Airdroid iOS version.

Then how to manage device and transfer files between iOS and computer? Don’t worry, we can hire AirDroid for iOS Alternative for iPad/iPhone/iPod as device manager and file transfer.

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Aug 132014
 

iPod is great digital music players for carrying and enjoying music on the go no matter which version of iPod you have, iPod shuffle, iPod nano, iPod classic or iPod touch. To transfer music to iPod from Mac computer, iTunes shall be used. However, the transfer can only be unidirectional which means you cannot copy music from iPod to iTunes or export music from iPod to Mac with iTunes. When coming to OS X Yosemite without an iTunes backup, are there solutions to transfer, copy, download and export music from iPod to Mac Yosemite other than let the new iTunes sync and erase all the music on iPod?

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Aug 012014
 

Overview

As the default media player in Windows operating system, Windows Media Player (abbreviated WMP), makes it easy to play audio, video and view images for Windows users. AVI stands for Audio Video Interleave, which is a multimedia container format created by Microsoft, that ordinarily, Windows Media Player has no problems opening and playing. However, many AVI files contain video streams that are encoded using codecs that Windows Media Player cannot normally interpret, like like Xvid, DivX, DX50, MP4V, – and when you attempt to playback such a file, you will likely just hear the audio stream. Other people may encounter other problems when trying to playing AVI in Windows Media Player.

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Jul 182014
 

Yosemite (OS X 10.10), Apple’s new version OS X system, includes significant design changes that focus on translucency and a flatter, more modern look, along with a push towards deeper integration with iOS 8. Yosemite introduces several new features that work with iOS 8, including Handoff, Instant Hotspot, and the ability to make and receive phone calls and SMS messages. So for iPhone or iPad user, Mac and iOS device will work together in ways you never imagined. When both Yosemite and the iOS 8 are on your devices, you’ll be able to answer your phone on your Mac, or start a mail message on your phone and finish typing it on your Mac.

When you newly switch to Mac OS X Yosemite from a Windows system, you may want to run every familiar programs that work in Windows on Mac computer, such as Recuva by Piriform Ltd. Unfortunately, Recuva does not have a Mac version yet. Then how to recover the important deleted files on Yosemite? Don’t worry. You can download Recuva for Yosemite alternative to replace Recuva for file recovery.

This article introduces the best Recuva alternative for Yosemite that works similar to Recuva on OS X 10.10 to helps you recover your precious data on Yosemite.

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Jul 112014
 

What formats does iMovie support?

iMovie is a Mac OS X or iOS based video editing software application created by Apple Inc. iMovie imports video footage to the Mac using either the FireWire interface on most MiniDV format digital video cameras or the computer’s USB port. It can also import video and photo files from a hard drive. iMovie supports multiple video formats and allows you to create projects that are tailored to your specific video format. You can use the following formats in iMovie: DV, HDV, AVCHD, Apple Intermediate Codec, Apple Animation Codec, Motion JPEG/A, iFrame, h.264, some, but not all, varieties of MP4, MOV. As .mov or .mov is a container, if it contains video codec in one of the above, it will import to iMovie, or it will fail to import to iMovie.

What if if you have video files which are incompatible with iMovie, such as MKV, WMV, AVI, FLV, WebM, DivX, XviD, DVD, VOB, DAV, AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, MOD, TOD, MXF and some MP4, MOV, M4V? Is it possible that to add those unsupported video files to iMovie for editing? In fact, about anything can be converted to a format iMovie can use. But what is the best video format for iMovie to convert video to?

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Jun 272014
 

Yosemite (Mac OS X 10.10), introduced lots of new features, with many of which focus on the theme of continuity, increasing its integration with other Apple services and platforms such as iOS and iCloud. This article will not focus on any of the new features but to focus on the common task that Mac users are so familiar with, that is, to burn iMovie to DVD with iDVD in Yosemite.

Can iDVD work with Yosemite? As we all know Apple discontinued iDVD which doesn’t come with every Mac since Lion, and of course you will be unable to find iDVD pre-installed in OS X 10.10 Yosemite. Apple even no longer supports iDVD and in iMovie 10, all references to iDVD to burning DVDs are removed, including the “Share to iDVD” option in latest iMovie.

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Jun 202014
 

XV, with the extension of .xv, is short form for X Video Extension. XV is a video output mechanism for the X Window System mainly used to resize video content in the video controller hardware in order to enlarge a given video or to watch it in full screen mode. The X video extension can have the video controller perform color space conversions, and change the contrast, brightness, and hue of a displayed video stream.

Xunlei (迅雷), a famous downloader manager and video player in China uses XV format container to store movie files for fast play video online as well as fast download to local to play offline. Movie files or TV Series downloaded are usually named like 舌尖上的中国2.脚步.xv. Such files are authorized videos from thunder (www.xunlei.com) and normally you can not copy to another computer, can not convert or play by another common video players. If the system language you use is non Chinese, you will fail to play it even by Xunlei player.

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Jun 192014
 

When trying to play some WAV files in Logic Pro, Garageband, Camtasia Studio, iPod, iPad, iPhone, Android devices like Samsung Galaxy, the files either cannot be imported/opened, or play with no audio. Such problems usually occurs when you dealing with 32 bit WAV files.

Some WAV files have 32-bit precision. There are three types of 32-bit variables: float, integerical, and long. The more bits that are used, the greater the precision, and the loser the noise floor, but the more disk space and memory is used as well.

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Jun 122014
 

Can iTunes Play FLAC?

Have problems of add and import FLAC to iTunes? You may ask that can iTunes play FLAC? I have lots of FLAC files and want to get them to iTunes, so that I can transfer FLAC to play on my iPhone, iPod and iPad and use iTunes match to backup to iCloud. It’s really frustrated that iTunes can’t read and open FLAC files.

FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec), is a codec for lossless compression of digital audio. Digital audio compressed by FLAC’s algorithm can typically be reduced to 50–60% of its original size[4] and decompressed to an identical copy of the original audio data. Though playback support for FLAC by portable audio devices and dedicated audio systems is limited compared to lossy formats such as MP3, FLAC is supported by more hardware devices than competing lossless compressed formats such as WavPack.

Unfortunately, FLAC format is not a supported format by Apple’s software and devices, like iTunes, QuickTime, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Apple TV.

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Jun 112014
 

TuneUp is a famous iTunes library clearer and optimizer. If you use iTunes to manage your music library, you will probably face the problems of duplicate songs which not only takes lots of disk space but also prevents you from backing up music with iTunes match. As a music lover, you are unwilling to see any songs with inaccurate song information (like “Track 01”), and albums missing album cover art. Then TuneUp is the one-stop-shop to automatically fix your disorganized music collection.

However, there are various issues with TuneUp media that you want to find a good TuneUp alternative to replace Tuneup to fix your music library. For example, many users just find that TuneUp media is a total freeze of the computer operating system. Once TuneUp is running, you can’t do anything despite TuneUp is forced to end from the task manager. Some users found that installing TuneUp Media has stopped iTunes from downloading stuff. Some other users found that Tuneup stop syncing anymore with iTunes. Especially, many user have had serious issues after updating to TuneUp 3.0.

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Jun 052014
 

Overview

As a Windows based audio video editing program, it stands to reason that Sony Vegas should import, open and play AVI (a common video format under Windows) . However, various issues occur when importing AVI in Sony Vegas 13/12/11 in Windows 8/7/Vista/XP.

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May 202014
 

QuickTime Pro can convert media files to different formats optimized for iPhone, iPod, Apple TV or a variety of other devices; record audio and video directly from built-in iSight camera, FireWire camcorder or microphone, as well as trim recorded video to the ideal length. What’s more, with third-party plug-ins and QuickTime streaming solutions, you can take your digital media even further such as play, convert and create DivX video with the latest DivX codec, import, export, play Windows Media video and audio on the Mac with Flip4Mac, etc.

As a video converter, QuickTime Pro, and the latest QuickTime 7 Pro, however, can never be considered as the professional one for importing and exporting less video formats than the professional video converter. Especially, the conversion process always takes so long a time. In this consideration, you just need a good QuickTime Converter Alternative or replacement to replace QuickTime Pro Converter.

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May 192014
 

Logic Pro is a digital audio workstation and MIDI sequencer software application for the Mac OS X platform. Logic supports all most all audio files including Wave (WAV) and Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF), Core Audio Format (CAF) files, Sound Designer I and II (SDII) audio files, MP3, Apple Lossless, and AAC Files, Apple Loops. But there are still several audio formats that Logic can not import such as FLAC, WMA, OGG, APE, AUD, OMA, TTA, SHN, ACT, BWF, DSS, FSB, MPC, VQF, XA, XM, XWM. This article introduces a step-by-step guide on how to convert audio FLAC, OGG, WMA, etc to import to Logic Pro X/9/8/ for easy Play.

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May 142014
 

Sony Vegas Pro makes it easy to import and edit movies, images and music for creating your next video or audio masterpiece. However, it will be a frustrating thing if you have problems of importing video files to Sony Vegas, especially the video files are the so common MP4 files. Though MP4 is a listed supported format by Sony Vegas, many people are having problems of importing MP4 to Sony Vegas. The latest Sony Vegas 13 still won’t solve “Sony Vegas Won’t import/read/open/accept some MP4 files”.

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May 122014
 

FLAC is a free lossless compressed audio format with file size reduced to 50–60% of its original size. FLAC is supported by many media players, hardware devices and mobile devices. However, FLAC format is still a tough format for Apple devices, even with the new Apple device type, iPad. Neither of the iPad models, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad 1 can play FLAC files.

If you got the lossless FLAC files, how to play them on iPad, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad 4/3/2 with audio quality preserved? This article introduces two methods to play FLAC files on iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad 1.

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Apr 222014
 

Overview

Samsung Galaxy S5 empowers life with 5.2-inch 2560×1440 display, 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor with Adreno 420 GPU, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, 16 MP rear/ 2MP front-facing camera and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. All these significant features makes Galaxy S5 cannot to be better portable device to play high definition video on the go. However, Galaxy S5 is still restricted in playing many video files.

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Apr 212014
 

Have got favorite music files in AIFF, CAF, APE, AC3, FLAC, WAV, OMA or Apple Lossless ALAC and want to play them on Samsung Galaxy S5? You’re frustrated to find that the music files cannot be transferred to Samsung Galaxy S5, let alone play them on Galaxy S5.

According to the audio specs listed on the official Samsung Galaxy S5 page, Galaxy S5 supported audio formats including MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA. The audio formats of AIFF, CAF, APE, AC3, Apple Lossless ALAC are not among the list. In order to transfer and play AIFF, CAF, APE, AC3, Apple Lossless ALAC on Samsung Galaxy S5, a recommended solution is to convert the unsupported music files to Galaxy S5 supported audio formats like FLAC, WAV, MP3. If want to play the audio files losslessly on Galaxy S5 as the original audios, you can convert AIFF, CAF, APE, AC3, Apple Lossless ALAC to FLAC or WAV. Otherwise, you can convert AIFF, CAF, APE, AC3, Apple Lossless ALAC to MP3 or 320kbps MP3.

This article introduces a step-by-step on how to convert AIFF, CAF, APE, AC3, Apple Lossless ALAC, FLAC, WAV, OMA, etc to Samsung Galaxy S5 friendly audio FLAC, WAV or MP3 for easy transfer and playback on Samsung Galaxy S5..

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Apr 182014
 

Samsung phones goes for evolution over revolution again with the unveil of The Samsung Galaxy S5. The camera in Galaxy S5 has evolved to give clearer, faster snaps. It’s exciting thing to get a Galaxy S5 in hand but you will be quite despaired if suddenly you lost all or some of your precious contacts, messages, photos, video, recordings. Don’t worry. By the help of the data recovery software for Samsung Galaxy S5, you can get all them back.

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