Oct 212014
 

Overview

OS X Yosemite is the latest Apple Inc.’s desktop and server operating system for Macintosh computers. It is completely new and completely new Mac OS with the flat new design to unify the look of Apple’s devices. OS X Yosemite 10.10 is more developed for user who own an iDevice, whether it is iPhone, iPad or iPod. If you use idevice with iOS 8, you can easily AirDrop files between iOS and OS X; , seamlessly continue tasks between your Mac and iOS devices with Safari, Apple Mail, and Apple Calendar; And answer calls and texts on your Mac.

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Oct 172014
 

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is bigger than bigger, thinner than thinner, and better than better. In the device of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus, it is one continuous form where hardware and software function in perfect unison, creating a new generation of iPhone that’s better by any measure. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus are empowered with the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, iOS 8.

The really surprise that iOS 8 makes us is that with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite, your iPhone is seamlessly connected to your Mac and other iOS devices. You can easily use any apps on your Macs, transfer and backup photo, video, music, contacts or text messages to your Macs. However, it’s a pity such a great feature is only available when your you use Mac running OS X 10.10 Yosemite. What if you use a Windows computer? How to backup and transfer Contacts, Music, Video, Photos, Messages, TV Show, Podcast, iTunes U, Audio Book, Playlists from iPhone 6 to Computer or to iTunes in Windows?

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Oct 162014
 

OS X Yosemite is every bit as powerful as it looks. But it may be still less powerful when dealing with audio formats as audio formats support in OS X Yosemite 10.10 are still limited to several audio formats. To better enhance your music enjoyment in OS X Yosemite, you will need a powerful Audio Converter for Yosemite which can convert audio MP3, FLAC, APE, AIFF, WMA, Apple Lossless, WAV, OGG, M4A, M4R, CAF, etc. or to extract and convert audio from video MP4, MOV, WMV, MKV, FLV, WebM, iMovie and more video files to play in Apple devices iPod/iPad/iPhone, iTunes, QuickTime X, Quick Look in OS X Yosemite 10.10, or to export music from Garageband, iMovie, Final Cut, Adobe, Sony Premiere, etc. in OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

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Oct 132014
 

Having used Nokia for quite a while and now you are at the place of switching from Nokia to the new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 plus? Following the guide below, it will be that easy to transfer contacts, messages, photos, music, video from Nokia phone to iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 plus.

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Oct 092014
 

Overview

AirDrop, a free ad-hoc service provided in OS X and iOS operating systems, enables users to transfer files from iOS to iOS, Mac to Mac, iOS to Mac and Mac to iOS without using email or mass storage device.

AirDrop makes file share and transfer so easy. However, there are several requirements for using AirDrop:

  • AirDrop is built-in service in iOS and OS X system but there is no set up file for Windows.
  • AirDrop file transfer between iOS and Mac is not available for iOS 7 and Mac OS X 10.10 or earlier OS X version.
  • OS X and iOS use different AirDrop protocols and are currently not interoperable.

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Oct 082014
 

Overview

HEVC, short form for High Efficiency Video Coding, is a video compression standard successor to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC. So HEVC also known as H.265. HEVC is targeted at next-generation HDTV displays and content capture systems which feature progressive scanned frame rates and display resolutions from QVGA (320×240) to 4K UHD 4320p (8192×4320), as well as improved picture quality in terms of noise level, color spaces, and dynamic range. HEVC was designed to substantially improve coding efficiency compared to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC HP, that is to say, to reduce bitrate requirements by half with comparable image quality, at the expense of increased computational complexity. Given the same quality video, HEVC H.265 video can reduce file size of 52% for 480p video, 56% for 720p video, 56% for 720p video, 62% for 1080p video and 64% for 4K UHD video compared to H.264/MPEG-4 AVC.

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Sep 262014
 

Overview

Having been Living with Android phone for a while? And this time, you decided to give the new iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 plus a go? It’s quite an exciting deciding as the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus comes with a bigger screen actually the largest screen for even since the first iPhone, and a thinner body, with improved LTE and Wi-Fi speeds, better camera autofocus, and NFC Apple Pay mobile wallet features on the horizon. Furthermore, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 is powered with the latest iOS system, iOS 8.

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Sep 202014
 

Transfer music from iPad/iPhone/iPod iOS 7/iOS 8 to Computer on Mac or PC?

iOS 8 is the eighth major release of the iOS mobile operating system designed by Apple Inc. as the successor to iOS 7. iOS 8 made significant advances and more considerable with the release of HealthKit. And there are more great new features in specific apps. iOS 8 can run in many Apple devices including iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPod touch 5, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad mini.

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Sep 182014
 

Overview

After long expectation, the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 or the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 plus is finally in your hands. But next is the headache thing of data transferring from your old iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, or iPhone 3G to iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 plus. Contacts is the most essential data for moving and shall be careful while copying in case of contacts loss.

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Sep 182014
 

Overview

iOS 8 is the eighth major release of the iOS mobile operating system designed by Apple Inc. as the successor to iOS 7. iOS 8 can run in many Apple devices including iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPod touch 5, iPad 4, iPad air, iPad mini, iPad 3 and iPad 2. Unfortunately, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 1, and iPod touch 4 are not compatible with iOS 8 due to hardware issues and will have to still run with iOS 7 or iOS 6. iOS 8 made significant advances and more considerable with the release of HealthKit. And there are more great new features in specific apps.

Upgrading to iOS 8, iOS 7 or downgrading iOS 8 to iOS 7 or iOS 6 may brings lost data issue in several different situations. Some people may only have photos lost, some unlucky users lost all there data such as the pictures, photos, contacts, movies, videos, music, apps, ringtones, documents, SMS messages,calendar, notes, call history, etc.

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Sep 172014
 

Overview

The bigger, thinner and better iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus is more powerful and remarkably power efficient with a smooth metal surface that seamlessly meets the new Retina HD display. It’s one continuous form where hardware and software function in perfect unison, creating a new generation of iPhone that’s better by any measure.

With the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus and latest iOS 8, you may want to custom your own ringtones, text tones and alerts tone. Many iPhone apps claim to create ringtones for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus. However, this may not be true because none of the apps have access to the necessary folders on the iPhone and therefore can’t add those tones to your tones list. iTunes also enables you to make custom ringtones from your iTunes library, but songs formats are limited to only iTunes compatible such as MP3, WAV, M4A. You can make your own ringtones for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus from video and many other audio formats such as MP4, FLAC, WMA, etc. So, you need a professional ringtone maker for iPhone 6/iPhone 6 plus or other iOS 8 devices

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Sep 172014
 

The Issue

When trying to upgrade or downgrade iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus, iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad mini, iPad air, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPod touch 5, iPod touch 4 to iOS 8, iOS 7 or iOS 6, some users found that their device just went to recovery mode and was unable to boot up. “Connect to iTunes” sign was shown. After connecting devices to PC/Mac computer and trying to recover, the message pops up “The iPhone “iPhone” could not be restored. This device isn’t eligible for the requested build.” or “The iPhone “iPhone” could not be restored. An unknown error occurred (36)”

The iPhone

What operations cause the “Recovery Mode” while upgrading to iOS 8, iOS 7 or iOS 6? How to recover iPhone, iPad or iPod touch without data loss? Is there any way to recover without iTunes? If iPhone, iPad or iPod can’t be restored, how to get out of the “Recovery mode”?

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Sep 162014
 

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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