How to sync music to an iPad

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We’ll resist the urge to call the iPad “a giant iPod touch”, yet we cannot ignore the music capabilities of the new iPad. In iOS 5, the ‘iPod’ app is simply called the ‘Music’ app and it comes preinstalled on every new iPad. If you’ve finished setting up your iPad and installed some of the best apps, you might want to sync music to your new iPad. Follow along as we explore how to sync music to an iPad. … [Read more...]

How to clean your iPhone or iPad

How to clean your iPhone

If you’re anything like me, cleanliness is one of the most important details of your iPhone. Keeping the screen clean is essential, after all, you don’t want anything smudging that beautiful retina display do you? Here are a few simple tips on how to clean your iPhone and iPad, making it spotless. … [Read more...]

How To Restore iPhone To Factory Settings Without iTunes

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There are a number of reasons why you might want to restore your iPhone factory settings. If for some reason your iPhone isn't working properly or maybe you are selling it. If you are away from your computer, it's very easy to restore your iPhone to factory settings. Simply follow these steps. As a reminder, make sure that you have synced all of you data to your computer. Following these directions will restore your iPhone back to the way it was when you first cracked open the box. That means all of your data and personal information will be deleted.With all the necessary warnings out the way, here's how to restore your iPhone to factory settings without iTunes:Tap on 'Settings'. If it's on on your homescreen, swipe to the … [Read more...]

Preparing Your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch for the iOS 5 Update

iOS 5 Guide

Tomorrow, Apple will release iOS 5 and it will be available as a free update and it is compatible with the following devices: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad, iPad 2, iPod touch 3rd generation, iPod touch 4th generation. To get you ready for the big day, we’ve outlined a quick guide on what you’ll need to complete the upgrade.Preparations You’ll need to make sure you have the latest version of iTunes, which is currently iTunes 10.5. [Download from Apple] just released today.Before you begin any upgrade, it’s important that you back-up all of the data from your iPhone to your Mac or PC. If you aren’t backing up your Mac or PC, this is a friendly reminder that backing up your computer is always a good idea. Removable USB … [Read more...]

iTunes 10.5 Released

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iTunes 10.5 is now live through Software Update, though it doesn't seem to have been seeded through the official website or iTunes' "Check For Updates...". Unleashed in anticipation for the upcoming iOS 5 release, this is the version that brings all those wonderful little features that we've been waiting for — namely iTunes in the cloud, automatic syncing of downloaded content and WiFi syncing.Of course, much of these are useless without iOS 5, but we don't have long to wait for that, do we?Full changelog after the jump. … [Read more...]

Tim Cook Talks Numbers At The iPhone Event

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Tim Cook took the stage at today's iPhone announcement, but before getting to all the juicy stuff, he hit some other interesting points.Tim Cook's started today's Apple event by taking a brief look at Apple's new Chinese stores, including one in Shangai which saw 100,000 visitors in the opening weekend.The Hong Kong store sold more Macs on opening day than any other Apple store in the world.He then proceeded to look at all four components of Apple's product platforms, starting with the Macintosh, and the incredible reviews that Lion has received, and the six million downloads its gotten.Last year ending in June, the Mac market outgrew the PC by sixfold, and has outpaced the PC world every quarter for 5 years. In the US, Macs … [Read more...]

iTunes Connect Is Down Today, Lion Tomorrow?

According to MacRumors,  Apple has taken down iTunes Connect for most of today, in what we assume is preparation for the assumed launch of Mac OS 10.7 Lion tomorrow. iTunes Connect is down for most of the day, Pacific Time, while Apple does some maintenance type stuff. An email was sent out to devs saying: iTunes Connect will be undergoing scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT.During this time, iTunes Connect will still be available. However, pricing changes made between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. PDT will cause the app to become unavailable for purchase until maintenance is complete, at which point the app will become available at the new price. To avoid interruptions to the availability of your apps, do not … [Read more...]

Why Does Apple Censor The App Store?

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Apple will censor the bejeezus out of everything in the app store. Sometimes, this is seen as okay (racism, hate speech, etc), and sometimes it really isn't (classic literature, modern literature, political discontent), but what it boils down to is that this is Apple's ecosystem, and as much as you may or may not like it, they have complete control over the situation. Then why is it that content that would never pass muster in the App Store is freely available for download in other parts of iTunes? Warning, racy language ahead... … [Read more...]

Apple Announces iTuned 10, With The Social Network Ping, Available Today

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With iTunes being incredibly popular, Apple has just announced a major revision to iTunes, updated to iTunes 10. The icon has changed to cut out the CD, to a new, sleeker look. It's going to go online today, from Apple.comThere will be an upgrade to album and list views.iTunes 10 will also add "Ping", a social network for music, built in. It lets you follow musicians and friends, and see what they're buying and talking about. Visually, it looks like a hybrid of FaceBook and iTunes store. Ping is for "social music discovery", so you can see what people are listening to, and discover new stuff, and will create a top ten chart for you, based on that. There will be privacy settings, including letting anyone follow you, or approving … [Read more...]

Apple Planning Major iTunes Cloud Changes? Wireless Syncing Ahead?

Boy Genius Report (who tend to have pretty good contacts) have received word of a major shake up for iTunes in the works.According to their source, iTunes is heading towards the cloud in a major way, and there will be three major pushes:Streaming music and movies from Apple’s servers to your computers, devices, etc. Streaming music and movies from your home computers to your other computers, remote devices, etc. Wireless iTunes syncing with devicesSo, anywhere you go, on any wireless device, you'll be able to stream directly from Apple, and from your own home computer. Wireless syncing will apply to apps, calendars, notes, and contacts. No word on music, though.Their contact also said Apple will be releasing “two … [Read more...]