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4 easy solutions to add iTunes music to Android phone and tablet

4 easy solutions to add iTunes music to Android phone and tablet

iTunes is a best music manager for Apple user, but if you are an Android user, sorry to tell you that iTunes is not compatible with any Android devices. Anyway, it’s still possible to add iTunes music to your Android phone or Android tablet with a few steps. Here are my favorite 4 ways to do that, I’m sure you will find the best method to add iTunes music to your Android device.

How to add iTunes music to Android

Solution 1. Add iTunes music to Android with phone transfer

The first tool I recommend is this phone transfer. With this powerful but easy-to-use app, you can not only add iTunes music to Android, but more as follow:

  1. Transfer files between smart phones like iPhone, Android, iOS, Blackberry and Symbian.
  2. Backup data from iPhone and Android to computer.
  3. Transfer iTunes music, videos and playlist to Android.
  4. Recover data from iTunes, iCloud or phone transfer backup.

Now, let’s start the guide.

Step 1. Download and install the phone transfer, it’s available on both PC and Mac. You can select the right version according to your computer system. Launch the software and connect your Android device to computer with a USB cable. The phone transfer will recognize your device automatically.

Step 2. Select the Phone to Phone transfer mode, and then click on the green “Restore From Backups” button on your screen. Under that tab, click “Transfer iTunes music to any phone”.

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Step 3. Check your iTunes music and select “Start Copy” when you are ready to transfer. That’s all. All your iTunes music will be on your Android device once the transfer is completed.

 

Solution 2. Add iTunes music to Android with Spotify

Add iTunes music to android with spotify

Step 1. Download and launch the desktop client to proceed with the process. The path that is to be followed is edit > preferences

Step 2. Click the add source button and select the iTunes music folder onto the system. This will sync all the iTunes music to the Spotify client.

Step 3. Attach the android handset to the system via USB cable. Select the device from the left panel of the desktop client.

Step 4. Choose the playlists that are to be synced manually. You can also select the playlists to ensure that they remain active for offline listening. Thus the iTunes music synced with spotify is now synced with Android device. This completes the process in full.

 

Solution 3. Add iTunes music to Android with Google Play Music

Add iTunes music to android with Google Play

Step 1. The Google Play Music is a service that has been preinstalled on every Android device. If you do not have it then it can be installed from the URL above. Launch it to proceed with the process and begin it.

Step 2. Sign into the Google account to proceed forward with the process. Download, install and launch the Google music manager for PC. Once done it is advised to sign on so that the following page appears.

Step 3. Press the upload button. Select the iTunes from the dropdown menu.

Step 4. The music from the iTunes will then start uploading to the music manager that can be viewed on the android device. This also completes the process in full.

 

Solution 4. Add iTunes music to Android with Double Twist

Add iTunes music to android with double twist

Step 1. Download and install the desktop as well as the android app of the double twist. Connect your Android device to computer with a cable.

Step 2. The Double twist will then detect your android device and list it under devices tab. Press the sync now button.

Step 3. The music tab is then to be synced once clicked. The sync now button is then to be clicked after the appropriate files has been selected. Once completed you will then find all the iTunes files onto the android device.

How to download YouTube videos on Yosemite for free

How to download YouTube videos on Yosemite for free

Yosemite is the best Mac OS X nowadays, it’s available on apple.com . You can upgrade your Mac to Yosemite for free now! But it’s pity that the old method to download YouTube video on Mavericks is not work on Yosemite. If you want to upgrade to Yosemite and keep downloading YouTube video, this step by step guide will help you.

The tool I recommend to you is this YouTube Downloader for Mac. It’s compatible with all Mac OS X including Yosemite.

Download Video Converter Ultimate for Mac

 

Step1. Download and install the YouTube Downloader. And then launch it and you’ll see the simple but easy to navigate interface of the software.

Step2. Open YouTube website in your internet browser. Search for the video you want to download. Play the video and once it is playing, you will see a Download button is going to show up when you hover on the top right corner of your video screen. Click that Download button and the download will begin.

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Another way of downloading the video is with URL. Copy the URL of the video that you want to download from the address bar of your internet browser and paste it on your YouTube downloader. And that’s it! Just wait for a few minutes for the download to finish. It may take a few minutes depending on the size of the video you are trying to download.

Step3. The downloaded YouTube video is in FLV format, if you want to put them on iPod, iPhone or portable player. You have to convert the FLV video to MP4 video. You just need to locate the video in your Downloaded library and you can see the convert button is on the right corner of the video. Just click it and choose an MP4 as output format and click the convert button and it’s done. You can also convert the YouTube video to AVI for burning to DVD, or convert YouTube to WMV for editing on Windows Movie Maker.

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How to copy DVD movie to iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 on Windows and Mac

How to copy DVD movie to iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 on Windows and Mac

The new Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have finally gone official. We now have a 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and a 5.5-inch iPhone 6 plus. With the bigger screen and higher resolution. Now enjoy your favorite movies on the iPhone 6 would be much joyful. And here is a step by step guide will show you how to copy your own DVD movies to iPhone 6 plus and iPhone 6. Moreover, you can also put DVD movies on your iPod or iPad with this guide.

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The tool you need is this DVD to iPhone 6 Plus Converter. It’s available for both Windows and Mac. I have tried many tools to convert video for my iPhone 6 plus, both freeware and shareware. They are neither not worked well, nor the conversion quality is poor, some even build-in spyware and viruses.

Download DVD to iPhone 6 Plus Converter for MacDownload DVD to iPhone 6 Plus Converter for Mac

 

First, you should know what’s video format is compatible with the iPhone 6 plus and iPhone 6, here are the specs from apple.com

Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 1080p, 60 frames per second, High Profile level 4.2 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;

MPEG-4 video up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps per channel, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats;

Motion JPEG (M-JPEG) up to 35 Mbps, 1280 by 720 pixels, 30 frames per second, audio in ulaw, PCM stereo audio in .avi file format

Now, let’s start the guide to copy DVD movie to iPhone, I will take my iPhone 6 plus and Windows 8 computer as sample in the guide. The operation steps are the same for Mac.

 

Step1. Download and install the DVD to iPhone 6 Converter. And then launch it.

Step2. Load your DVD movie into the converter. Here are four ways to do that.

a) For the DVD disc, put the DVD disc into your computer DVD-Rom first, and then click ‘Load DVD‘.

b) If you already rip your DVD movie to computer in DVD folder, like Video_TS folder or Audio_TS folder, you can click ‘Load DVD folder‘ to import the movie into the converter.

c) If your movie is in ISO format, use the ‘Load ISO file‘ to add the movie.

d) This converter supports all types of video format including AVI, MP4, MPEG, VOB, MOV, FLV, MKV, MTS/M2TS/TS/TP/TRP, MOD, TOD, WMV, 3GP,, RM, RMVB, WTV, OGV, MXF, VRO, TIVO, etc. Click ‘Add files‘ to import your video files.

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Step3. In the “Output Format” drop-down window on the right side of the program window, go to the ‘Format’ tab and select ‘MP4 Video‘. If you want to customize the video resolution or video bit rate, you can click the ‘Setting‘ button to open the setting panel.

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Step4. Click ‘Convert‘ to start the conversion. This will take a few minutes to finish the conversion, you can go away to take a coffee. It took me 26 minutes to convert a two hours long movie.

Step5. Click ‘Open Folder‘ to locate the converted video. Open iTunes, and drag and drop the video into your iTunes library. Plug in the iPhone 6 plus to computer with a USB cable. And the iPhone should be detected. And then sync iPhone 6 plus with iTunes, the video will be transferred to iPhone 6 plus automatically, done.

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3 ways to transfer iTunes music and movies to Android

3 ways to transfer iTunes music and movies to Android

Android System is the most popular mobile system nowadays, you may wanna switch your old iPhone to the new Android phones like Galaxy S5, Note 4, etc or you buy a new Android tablet. If you’ve been a long time user of an iPod, iPhone or iPad, you will find all your music collection, playlist, movies, TV shows are organized by iTunes, but iTunes is not compatible with Android, don’t worry. Here is a step by step guide will show 3 ways to let you transfer iTunes music and movies to your android device.

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I will use my Macbook and Galaxy phone as example in this guide, the operation steps are the same for other Android devices like Nexus, HTC, Tablet.

 

Solution1. Transfer iTunes files to Android with TunesGo (For Mac OS)

 

The tool you need is this iTunes to Android Transfer (also named TunesGo). Why I recommend this shareware? Because it’s not only work for iTunes music, but also work for iTunes movies, TV shows, playlists, iTunes U and podcasts. If you just want to transfer iTunes music, you can go to Solution 2 or Solution 3 directly, they are totally free.

Step1. Download and install the iTunes to Android Transfer, and then launch it. Connect the Galaxy phone to Macbook, the software will recognize the phone automatically. You will see your phone info in the primary window.

Step 2. Normally, the iTunes will run automatically. If not, please run it by yourself.

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Step 3. Click Sync > choose Sync iTunes to Android. Tick either Entire library or Selected playlists, and click Sync to begin the transfer. When it’s complete, the iTunes music will be transferred to the Galaxy phone.

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Tips: You can also click Sync > Sync Android to iTunes when you want to transfer music and playlists from Galaxy phone to iTunes.

 

Solution2. Transfer iTunes files to Android with Samsung Kies (For Win and Mac)

KIES is the a freeware developed by Samsung company to manage files for android device. It’s available for both Windows and Mac. According to my user comments, there are some connection issues on Mac sometimes. And Kies doesn’t support iTunes playlist, please refer to solution 1 when you want to transfer iTunes playlist to Android.

Step1. Download and install Kies (Kies download link). And then launch it.

Step2. Connect the Galaxy phone to computer with USB cable, the Kies will detect the phone automatically as follow.

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Step3. Go to the top menu, click File > Import iTunes playlists to Library. Then, under Library directory, click New Playlist. All your iTunes music will be add into Kies.

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Step4. Select the songs you want and click Transfer to Device. That’s all.

 

Solution3. Transfer iTunes music to Android Manually (Only for Win)

If you don’t want to install any software, you can find the iTunes music on your computer hard drive first, and then manually copy the music to your Android device. This way is totally free, but it can only transfer songs, not works for other files types like video, playlist, podcast, and movies.

iTunes stored music in this folder by default:

Windows 8/7: C:\Users\username\My Music\iTunes\
Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\username\My Documents\My Music\iTunes\
Windows Vista: C:\Users\username\Music\iTunes\

Step 1. Go to your iTunes music folder. Open it and you will find many folders named by artists. Songs are saved in these folders.

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Step 2. Connect Samsung Galaxy phone to computer with USB cable. The computer will automatically detect it. And then go to find the external hard drive of Samsung Galaxy phone and open it.

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Step 3. Go back to iTunes music folder and copy your wanted songs to Samsung Galaxy phone. Done.

How to download Pandora music to PC and Mac

How to download Pandora music to PC and Mac

Pandora is free personalized internet radio. Music fans can find and share awesome music on Pandora. If you are a music lover, you can download and save Pandora songs to your portable player like iPhone, iPod, Creative, MP3/MP4 player. The songs are free, so you can save money from purchasing songs on iTunes store or Amazon. And here is a step by step guide will show you how to download Pandora music to PC and Mac.

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The software you need is this Audio recorder (also named Allmymusic). It’s not only supports Pandora, but also supports other websites like YouTube, Spotify, Napster, Rhapsody, Yahoo Music, iTunes Radio, Deezer, BBC Radio, AOL. The audio recorder is available on both Windows and Mac, I will take the Mac version as example in this guide.

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Step1. Download the Audio Recorder to your computer, Just follow the on-screen instructions to finish installation.

Step2. Launch the Audio Recovery and hit the Record button at the top left corner. Go to Pandora website and play the music you want to download. The Audio Recorder will detect the audio and start to record automatically.

Step3. The Audio recovery will do all things for you automatically, it will split tracks and remove ads, you can go away to take a coffer. The music will be saved in MP3 format in default, it’s compatible with iTunes and Windows Media Player. If you want to change the format, please go to the top menu bar and select Preferences, in the Format tab, choose an preset from the Output Preset drop-down menu.

Step4. Click the pause button when you finish the record. Go to the Library tab, you will find all the music you recorded. Done.

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How to recover deleted iPhoto photos on Mac

How to recover deleted iPhoto photos on Mac

iPhoto is an amazing photo management software for Mac users. Free and Easy to use. You can use it to organize, edit, share and burn to CD/DVD. But sometimes, you may delete the treasure photos by accidently, if you have made a backup of your iPhoto library, it would be easy to retrieve the deleted photos. But if you don’t have backup, don’t worry. Here is a step by step guide will show you how to recover the deleted iPhoto photos.

If your photos were accidentally dragged to iPhoto trash and you could not drag them back to Mac desktop, you can go to your iPhoto trash, then select those deleted photos and right click to select “Restore to iPhoto Library”. You iPhoto trash photos will be retrieved easily.

If the above method not works, you will need some third party software to recover your delete iPhoto photos. The software I recommend is this Data Recovery for Mac. I have tried many data recovery software, both freeware and shareware. They are neither hard-to-use, nor worked poor, some even built-in viruses and spyware. But this one worked fairly well.

Step1. Download and install the Data recovery for Mac, and then launch it. You’ll see a primary window with several recovery options. We’re going to recover the iPhoto files, so select “Lost File Recovery” first. Note: It is highly suggested to install the program in another partition of your Mac so as to avoid data overwriting.

Step 2. Now you just need to select the partition that you set your iPhoto library in and click “Scan” to begin scanning for lost photos.

Step3. When the scan process is finished, the data recovery will return a file list in the left of the window, and you will be able to preview found photos. Then you just need to select your lost photos and click “Recover” to save them back to your Mac.

If you need more details, here is a video guide of how to recover delete iPhoto files on Mac.

How to add slow motion effect to video

How to add slow motion effect to video

Slow motion is a cool video effect, if you want to make some special slow motion video for your YouTube channel, here is a step by step guide will show you how to add slow motion to video, easy to follow, I’m sure you can handle it.

The tool you need is this Video Editor, not free, but specially designed for newbie to video editing, it built-in many cool video effects. Only a few clicks to make amazing video. Well worth the money.

Step1. Download and install Video Editor. You can either click “Import” on the primary windows and select the video file from your computer, or simply drag and drop the video file to the User’s Album. Next, drag the video from User’s Album to Timeline for editing. Besides slow motion for your video, Video Editor comes with powerful features such as adding titles, photos with transition, applying visual effects, Picture-in-Picture video, and so on.

Step2. On the Timeline, double click on the added video to open up the video editing panel. You will see the Speed option, and the speed number indicates fast or slow motion. Move the little triangle button to 0.5 and you get a slow down version of the video. Click Play button in the preview windows to have a look at the new edited video.

  • 0.5: half of the original speed (Slow Down, Half)
  • 1: The original speed
  • 1.5: 1.5 times of the original speed (Speed Up, 1.5 x Speed)
  • 2: Double of the original speed (Speed Up, Double)

Tips: You can also click the bottom Audio menubar to make audio edits like change audio volume, pitch, set fade in/fade out effect, and more.

Step3. You could continue editing the videos. When all done, click “Create” to save the result. You can save the video in any popular formats on the computer by clicking “Format”. If you want to play YouTube video on iPod, iPhone, iPad, click “Device” and select your device. You can also share the video up to YouTube directly or burn the video to DVD.

If you need more detailed info, you can refer to this video guides of how to add slow motion effect to videos.

How to import Camcorder videos and photos into Mac

How to import Camcorder videos and photos into Mac

After you recorded some family videos or photos with Camcorder, you must want to edit them with iMovie or iPhoto. The first simple step to import them into your Mac. The process is not difficult, but it must be done properly in order to achieve a good result. And here is a step by step guide will show you how to connect Camcorder to Mac and get the best quality videos and photos.

Connect Camcorder to Mac

The tool you need: A 6 pin or 4 pin cable. Usually, camcorders need a 4 pin cable end in order to be able to connect to the Mac, although sometimes they might allow a 6 pin end as well.

Tips: Some camcorder videos are in HD format, like AVCHD, MTS, TS, etc. They are not compatible with iMovie or Final Cut Pro. You can follow this guide to convert the video to the right format.

Step1. Make sure your camcorder is set to the correct mode for importing photos and videos. For information on which mode to choose, see the instructions provided with your camcorder. If your camcorder has a sleep mode, make sure it is disabled or set to a time increment long enough to allow your images and videos to download.

Step2. The first step is to locate the four-pin FireWire port on your video camcorder. On most video camcorders, you’ll find it located under a plastic or rubber boot. Leave the video camcorder powered off and simply lift up the boot from the camcorder and insert the smaller four-pin end of the FireWire cable into the the FireWire port of the camcorder.

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Step3. Once the camcorder is connected, take the other end of the FireWire cable, the larger six pin end, and insert it into the FireWire port of your Mac. When both of the cables are connected, you can turn on the power to your video camcorder.

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Step4. In a few seconds your Mac should automatically launch iMovie. Follow the on-screen instructions on your Mac and begin the video transfer from your video camcorder to your Mac.