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How to transfer music and files from iPad, iPhone, and iPod to computer


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This tutorial shows us how to easily transfer files like our music, photos, and videos from iPad, iPhone, or iPod to our computer. It’s actually very easy to do, even though Apple makes it hard without software programs like the one we’ll be using. This is a great way to transfer music from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch to a new computer, or to share music with friends. If your computer crashes and you lose your music, this is also a great way to save all your tunes for when you’re back up and running. Read on for the easy tutorial.

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How To: Control Your Computer With Your iPhone/iTouch


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Control Your Computer With Your iPhone/iTouchUsing a free app on your iPhone and a free program on any PC you want, you can use your iPhone or iPod Touch as both a wireless trackpad mouse and keyboard. And it works flawlessly. In fact, it’s almost creepy how well it works. It’s from Logitech and it’s called Touch Mouse. Apple’s had the “Air Mouse” app for a while now, but it costs $1.99 and in our opinion, it doesn’t work nearly as well as Logitech’s new solution. The features and options are nothing to laugh at, either. Multi-touch scrolling, control/alt/Windows buttons, and a landscape keyboard make this a pretty useful app. It works for both Mac and PC users, so read on for the quick tutorial on setting it up. [Read more →]

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iPad Editorial: Does it Fall Short?


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The hype leading up to Steve Jobs’ unveiling of the iPad led us to believe the days of the netbook, and even the notebook, might be coming to an end. This was supposed to be the dawn of the tablet PC, the inevitable blending of the sleek, pocket-sized smartphones of today with the bulkier, yet well-endowed laptop computer. Enter the iPad, formerly referred to as the iSlate, or the iTablet. Does the iPad live up to the hype, or is it headed down the same lonely road as the Apple TV? Sure, it looks great and benefits from the incredible user interface of the iPhone OS, but even more surprising are the things it doesn’t have. [Read more →]

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iPod to Computer: How to transfer from iPod to computer manually


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If you’ve ever needed to backup your iPod music to a new computer, or if your computer crashed and you lost your music, you’ve probably realized that iTunes makes it nearly impossible to transfer from your iPod back to your computer. The only built-in backup feature Apple gives us is the ability to transfer iTunes-purchased music from your iPod back to your computer. Fortunately, there’s a workaround that lets you transfer from iPod to computer by opening up your iPod’s hidden folders and files, and manually transferring the music back into iTunes. All you need is iTunes and of course, your iPod. It’s worth noting here that this method doesn’t work with iPod Touch and iPhone because they store their music in a different way than previous iPods. [Read more →]

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How to: Make your own iPhone ringtones


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There’s actually a fairly straightforward way to make your own iPhone ringtones using your own music files (DRM protected music won’t work with this method – all other music will). Apple apparently only wants you to use their built-in method using music purchased from iTunes while barring you from using your own imported mp3s, most likely in an effort to boost paid downloads. However, this simple workaround works like a charm and requires nothing other than iTunes. [Read more →]

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Free Video to iPod Converter for Mac


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The Little App Factory has released a new, totally freeware application called Evom that lets users convert virtually any video file (even web videos like YouTube) to iPod format for Mac users. Not only that, but it’s incredibly simple, clean, and fast.  If you’re a Mac user, this application is a must-have.  It converts every kind of video file you have – divx, xvid, avi, wma, flash, the list goes on – and outputs it into perfect iPod-ready MP4 format.  This will probably shape up to be the definitive video to iPod converter for mac for the foreseeable future as long as it remains free. It seems like the developers initially intended for it to be shareware with a license to unlock full functionality, but they have since done away with that model and decided to release the full application for free. My guess is that they want to use it to help drive users towards their other paid software, like iPodRip.  Read on for the download link and tutorial with screenshots (although… you really don’t even need a tutorial it’s so easy).
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Video to iPod | Easiest Way to Convert Any Video to iPod


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This is by far the easiest way to convert any video file (avi, mov, wmv, rm, rmvb, mpeg, 3gp, DivX, XviD, and basically everything else) to iPod and iPhone-ready MPEG-4 (.MP4) format. It’s an incredibly simple 2-step process that anyone can follow. It’s fast, offers a preview window, and can convert any regular video file into a number of iPod video formats that support every iPod device to date, including iPod Classic, iPod Nano, iPod Touch, and the iPhone. Because it’s so easy, iPod Legends is awarding the Cucusoft iPod Movie/Video Converter our first Editor’s Choice Award for 2009. Most video to iPod converters don’t work right for a number of reasons. Some have audio/video sync issues, some don’t work with certain video types, some come loaded with spyware or adware, and a lot just flat-out don’t convert your videos. Cucusoft’s iPod Movie/Video Converter really stands out from the rest of the pack because it’s safe, it’s easy to use, and it converts any video perfectly every single time. Read on to download the program and use the tutorial, and have fun watching any video you want on your Apple iPod/iPhone device. [Read more →]

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DVD to iPod | Unbelievably Easy DVD to iPod Converter Tutorial


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Download: Cucusoft DVD to iPod Converter

This is pretty much the easiest way to get a DVD movie on your iPod, iPhone, or iPad that we’ve come across. It’s idiot proof and takes just 2 clicks before it starts converting.

Before we found this program it took a good hour and a half or two hours, depending on the movie, to convert the DVD over to the right format, and more than half the time it just didn’t work. I used a ton of programs in the past that just refused to get it right, with problems like audio/video sync or crashes in the middle of conversions. After we tested Cucusoft’s DVD to iPod Converter, it became our Apple devices’ best friend, and I have a feeling it will become yours too. We awarded the Cucusoft DVD to iPod Converter our 2008 iPod Legends Editor’s Choice Award and we continue to use it into 2012 for our iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads. [Read more →]

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DVD to iPod | How To Convert A DVD to iPod


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Good News! This DVD to iPod tutorial is now outdated, but the newer DVD to iPod tutorial using easier software is here: “How To Do An Unbelievably Easy DVD to iPod Conversion Tutorial”.

For this DVD to iPod tutorial, all you need to do is download DVD43, which runs in the background, and Nero Recode, which is a very easy to use and professional program. We’ve made a step-by-step tutorial to show you how to rip all of your protected and unprotected DVDs to your iPod. To convert your DVDs to iPod, read on.
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iPhone named 5th biggest tech disappointment of 2007


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PC World has officially labeled the Apple iPhone as the 5th biggest tech disappointment of 2007, joining the ranks of Windows Vista, the hi-def DVD format wars, and municipal WiMax’s dismal failures. [Read more →]

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