Showing posts with label iPod. Show all posts
Showing posts with label iPod. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

How to Film and share videos instantly with YouTube Capture for iPhone

Google has just released YouTube Capture for iPhone and iPod Touch. With this new iPhone App it just got a whole lot easier to capture video and film on your devise and share it on YouTube. Once you share it on YouTube you can then send your pals the link on Google+, Facebook and Twitter. The App by itself is very straightforward and easy to use. Once downloaded and launched you can begin filming and alternate between your front facing and rear facing camera. All you need to do is to touch on the capture icon and you're ready to go. If you have a shaky hand you can use YouTube's enhancements like stabilization to touch it up.

Film and share videos instantly with YouTube Capture for iPhoneHow to use YouTube Capture on your iPhone or iPod Touch.
1. You will need to download the app from iTunes store
2. Install it on your iPhone or iPod
3. Once installed click on capture to launch the app
4. The first time you launch it you will be presented with a brief tutorial
5. Once done you can either log in to your YouTube account or begin capturing film immediately and sign in later.
6. Rotate your phone to go into landscape mode
7. Tap the capture button to begin recording
8. The recording button turns into a timer
9. Tap the timer to finish

You're video is now ready to be uploaded to YouTube. Start uploading and close the App - you video will be uploaded silently in the background. You can then use YouTube's enhancements if you want to touch up your video.
Get YouTube Capture for iPhone here.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

iOS 5.1: How to update your iPhone, iPad or iPod

Image Credit: Apple

Apple releases iOS 5.1 and with it, have hopefully fixed the reception and battery issues faced by the iPhone 4S. With this newest update to iOS  - Apple have highlighted a few of the features that make this OS a must have on your Apple gadget. Some of the highlights are that Japan will get a Japanese Siri, face detection on the camera now shows all faces detected, addresses bugs affecting battery life, fixes the issue of audio call drops for outgoing calls.

How to update your device to iOS 5.1
1. Ensure you're using the latest version of iTunes.
2. Using your USB cable connect your device to your computer
3. After iTunes opens, select your device from under devices
4. Click 'check for update' in the summary pane and this will check for all available updates
5. Once an update is found, iTunes prompts you to download and install the update. While the download and installation process is happening do not disconnect your device.
You can also update your device using Wi-Fi, Go to Settings > General > Software Update. iOS will automatically check for available updates.
Note: Backup your device before updating and support can be found here
Source: Apple Support

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Get Facebook Timeline on your iPhone or iPod now

The Facebook App for your iOS devices has been updated with the new Facebook Timeline. So you can now grab an iPhone or iPad and go tinker and play with it now. The new version of the Facebook App for the iPhone and iPod is know as 4.1 and comes with a few upgrades and features.

So what's new with the new Facebook App for the iPhone and iPod
1. If you have enabled Timeline it is now available on your iPhone and iPod
2. An update for the iPad is promised in the near future. Not yet available for your iPad.
3. Access to friend's lists, subscribers and subscriptions.
4. Facebook promises better photo viewing and faster performance.

You can get the iPhone App available on iTunes now

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Monday, October 10, 2011

iMessage launching on Wednesday

iMessage will be out this week on Wednesday. We have already written about what iMessage is and how it works. Well just to recap iMessage is the messaging system that comes along with iOS 5. iPhone users can now send unlimited texts and messages to each other at no extra cost. Works on the lines of BlackBerry's BBM service. With the launch of iMessage, Service providers now have a cause for concern as people signup for texting plans but with iMessage you don't need a texting plan especially if most of you friends use iPhones. iPad and iPod users can also use the service if they upgrade their operating systems to the latest iOS 5. Once upgraded users can then send an unlimited number of texts and messages from their devices. 

This is a killer for Verizon which makes $7 billion a year from texting fees. So the waiting is over for iPhone users who have been waiting for this update and can now enjoy unlimited texting for free. 12 Oct, 2011 is the date and make sure your device has been upgraded to iOS 5 to avail the service. 

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

How to get the Skype Video Calling App for the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

Skype has just announced that users can now use their iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch to make video calls. This way users can now use their iPhone 4 with the front and rear view camera to make calls to friends and relatives and share exactly what they are seeing in front of them. With this users can now make free voice and video calls over 3G and WiFi. Share video calls on Skype with people who are on the iPhone, PC or Mac. Talk face to face or show what you're seeing with front and rear facing cameras.

Skype's technology allows users to now make video calls between two PCs. Smartphones or TVs. This App has been rushed in time for New Year's Eve the most important day of the year. Skype Video Calling is not available on Android Devices.

Download the App for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch now
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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

How to Sync your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch with iTunes

To update your Apple device you need iTunes. iTunes let's you backup, update, delete or upload your media to your Apple device. If your using iTunes 7 and higher. Syncing happens automatically each time you connect your device to your PC. Please find below a step by step guide from Apple on how to go about syncing your device with iTunes. 

When you connect your device to your computer, items automatically sync according to your preferences set in iTunes. You can, for example, enter email addresses of friends and family members on your computer, connect your device to sync, then unplug it and tap a friend's email address on the touchscreen to email them.

You can sync

  • Contacts—names, phone numbers, addresses, email addresses, and so on

  • Calendars—appointments and events

  • Notes (sync with Mac OS X Mail* or Microsoft Outlook)

  • Web bookmarks

  • Music and audiobooks

  • Photos

  • Podcasts

  • Movies and TV shows

  • Applications

  • Ringtones (iPhone only)

  • Books

  • iTunes U content

Note: On iPad, you can also sync documents via File Sharing with apps that support it.

You only need to set which items are synced in iTunes on your computer once. After that, just connect your device to start a sync.

Contacts, calendars, notes, and bookmarks are synced from (or to) your computer, so if you add, change, or delete them on the device, they are changed on your computer, and vice versa. You can also sync contacts with your Yahoo! or Google Address Book.

Email-account settings, music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and photos are synced one-way, from your computer to your device (though you can import photos taken with iPhone to your computer and you can transfer purchases from your device to iTunes). Using an iPad, you can send photos back to your computer (typically captured on iPad via the Camera Connection Kit).

If you like, you can set your device to sync with only a portion of what's on your computer. For example, you might want to sync only a group of contacts from your address book, or you may want to sync only songs from certain playlists so you don't fill your device with your music.

* Syncing is over USB only and on a Mac requires Mac OS X v10.5.8 or later.

Set up syncing

You use iTunes on your computer to choose which items to sync. Make sure you have the most recent version of iTunes (on a PC, open iTunes and choose Help > Check for Updates. On a Mac, open iTunes and choose iTunes > Check for Updates.)

1. Connect

  1. Connect your device to your computer using the included cable. By default, iTunes opens automatically.

  2. Select your device in iTunes under Devices on the left-hand side and click the Info tab.

2. Choose which items to sync

Click the respective tabs in iTunes to specify which media and information you want to sync from your computer to your device.

For more information about syncing your device with your computer, see the User's Guide:

3. Sync

Click Apply in the lower-right corner of the screen. Your computer syncs with your device according to your settings.

The first time you sync your device, you are asked if you want to merge data, replace data on the device, or replace the data on your computer. When you choose to merge information, any differences between the data will be mingled together. If you choose to replace information, information from either the computer or device will overwrite the information on the other. These options can not be undone. After that, anytime you connect your device to your computer, iTunes opens and syncs with your device according to the settings in iTunes.

You can adjust sync settings any time your device is connected to your computer.

Note: Syncing won't delete any contact in Yahoo! Address Book that contains a Messenger ID, even if you've deleted the contact from your address book on your device or your computer. To delete a contact containing a Messenger ID, log in to your Yahoo! account online and delete the contact using Yahoo! Address Book.

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How to Backup your iPhone, iPad or iTouch using iTunes.

iTunes represents your media library. All the media on your PC is organized once your download iTunes to your computer. If therefore for any reasons you would like to backup your device. iPhone, iPad or iTouch. You can save all your media in iTunes. Syncing your device to iTunes will help you do this automatically. Below are some instructions for users to help you accomplish this. This post is in response to our earlier post on how to update your device with the new iOS 4. Basically you need to save all your media on your device before installing the new iOS4. Use iTunes to get all your media stored and then update. 

To further discuss this please leave comments.

Long version (meant for OS X but Windows users should be able to figure out the differences):

  1. Open iTunes

  2. Go to Preferences

  3. Choose Devices

  4. Select the iPhone you want to back up

  5. Remove the iPhone backup (press the Delete Backup button)

  6. Press OK and exit Preferences

  7. Exit iTunes and disconnect your iPhone

  8. Reconnect your iPhone and open iTunes if it doesn’t open automatically

  9. Sync your iPhone

Thats it. You now have a fresh backup of your iPhone. Have fun.

Apple has this to say about backing up your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch device with iTunes.

Your device is backed up by iTunes each time you:

  • Sync with iTunes (automatically on the first sync, every time you connect it to the computer)

  • Update in iTunes (occurs automatically without prompting)

  • Restore in iTunes (prompts you to create a backup before the restore process begins)

Although iTunes backs up most of your device's settings, downloaded applications, your audio, video, and photo content are not included in the backup.

If restoring from an iTunes backup, your device settings, downloaded applications, audio, video, and photo contents will re-sync to the device because the "Sync" option under the respective tabs will be checked in iTunes when restoring from a backup. If you choose to restore your device as a new user, downloaded applications, audio, video, and photo content will not be synced until you select the "Sync" option in iTunes under each tab.

You can manually back up or restore your iPhone or iPod touch from a backup. To do so, Control-click or right-click the iPhone or iPod touch icon on the left side of the iTunes window and choose Back Up or Restore from Backup*:

iTunes will not offer the option to restore from backup if no backups have been performed prior to accessing this option. For a list of content that iTunes backs up, as well as more information about backups, see iPhone and iPod touch: About backups and iPad: About backups.

* Restoring from backup is different from performing a full software restore. Restoring from backup restores the settings, application data, and other information saved in a previous backup. Performing a full software restore will delete the contents of your device and restore it to the original factory settings. More information about the "Software Restore" function is below.

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