Month / August 2013

without iTunes sync

In a previous article I talked about how to sync unconverted videos in iTunes. In this article I’ll go through how to sync videos without having to use iTunes at all.

There are a few ways of using VLC to bypass the need for iTunes when it comes to syncing videos. You can transfer without iTunes via your browser, Dropbox and even from Web Servers and Network Streams.

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change default screenshot format save destination

By default OS X saves screenshots in the .png image format. The destination used to save the captured screenshot is by default the Mac Desktop. At times I wondered if I could alter the settings to change the screenshot format as well as its location. Due to plenty of screen captures in a day, my desktop becomes horribly cluttered.

To begin with, I must launch the Terminal application by opening Finder -> Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal. As we know, the Terminal application is mainly about the flow of commands to execute a task. All you need to know is the exact command lines used to execute these tasks.

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watch any video format iphone iPad iPod itunes sync

VLC has for a long time been one of the best video player for computers. Now it’s available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod. VLC became famous because of its ability to play pretty much every video format (also didn’t hurt that it’s a great media player). When I first found out about VLC years ago I was overjoyed that I no longer had to search for odd and sometimes outdated codec packages.

A while ago VLC was released for iPhones, iPad and iPods. And with it, it brought it’s ability to play practically every video format.

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change icons in toolbar

The toolbar in most apps are where all those handy icons are located for easy and quick access. If you haven’t yet taken the chance to check into what the toolbar options are, you could be surprised at how much more accessible and useful you can make it.

Not all apps have a customizable toolbar. Most browsers let you modify the layout and a few of the native Mac OS X apps are supported. Some of the applications you should definitely have a look at are your most used apps like Finder, Safari, Mail and whatever else falls into your category of most used apps.

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itranslate voice review

Today I want to talk about an impressive app I recently found out about. It’s called iTranslate Voice. One of my biggest fears about traveling around the world is not being able to speak any other language other than English. What happens if you need directions while in Japan? I can’t even begin to sound out their words. This is where the beauty of iTranslate Voice is. Instead of grunting at a person like a caveman and pointing at things, or trying to slowly speak your own language in hopes that they’ll somehow understand you, use iTranslate Voice.

In this article I’ll go over some of the awesome features of iTranslate Voice and give a little preview on how to properly use it. Trust me, this app isn’t something you want to miss out on.

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make iphone louder

There are 3 different ways to affect the way that music plays on your iPhone, iPod and iPad.

You have the Sound Check feature, EQ settings and the option to limit the Max Volume output.

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zoom in zoom out mac os x hotkey

Zooming in and zooming out on my Mac is a feature I could not live without. Most people know that you can zoom in on content in Safari by double tapping on the Magic Mouse or Trackpad. This zooming feature however lets you zoom right down to the very pixels that make up the content on your screen.

It’s bad posture to be leaning forward and squinting at your screen, and anyways learning back in the chair is much more comfortable. This will be a really simple and short tutorial that everyone who owns a Mac should know about.

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