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How to stop iPhoto and iTunes Launching Automatically

How to stop iPhoto and iTunes Launching Automatically

iPhoto and iTunes will launch automatically when you connect any iOS devices to computer. This is really annoying when you just want to connect your iOS device to computer to just charge the battery or manually sync files to it. And this problem will happen when you connect iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to your computer. Here is a step by step guide will show you how to stop iPhoto and iTunes launch automatically problem.

For iPhoto:

1. Connect your iOS devices like iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to the computer through the USB cable. Let iPhoto open then quit it

2. Now open “Image Capture”, found in the /Applications/ folder. In the lower left corner, click the little pulldown menu next to “Connecting this iPhone opens” and choose “No application”

3. Quit out of Image Capture. That’s all. The next time you connect the your iOS devices to the Mac, the iPhoto app will no longer launch itself automatically.

For iTunes:

1. Connect your iOS device to the computer.

2. Inside iTunes, click on the device and then click on the ‘Summary’ tab. Scroll to the bottom of the Summary tab selections until you see “Options”.

3. Click on the checkbox next to ‘Open iTunes when this iPhone is connected’ – wording will be slightly different if your device is an iPad or iPod or whatever.

4. Close iTunes. That’s all. iTunes will no longer launch itself automatically when you connect the your iOS devices to computer.

Best iTunes Alternative

Best iTunes Alternative

iTunes is the best File Manager for iOS devices like iPhone, iPod and iPad. But for new Apple users, iTunes is a litter complicate. Moreover, iTunes happens error easily, like you do connect iPod to computer, but iTunes can’t recognize it. Or you switch your iPod to another computer, the iTunes has to erase the existing files on your iPod, this is really annoying. If you are looking for a good iTunes alternative, here is what you need.

MobileGo for iOS key features

  • Transfer songs, videos, playlists, iTunes U, Podcasts to iTunes/PC, and vice verse
  • Copy photos, albums from computer to iOS Devices, and reverse way
  • Manage iPhone contacts including import, export, duplicate removal, Outlook sync.
  • Import various kinds of music and video incompatible with iTunes

MobileGo supports iOS devices including

  • iPhone: iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS
  • iPad: iPad Mini, iPad with Ritina Display, The New iPad, iPad 2, iPad
  • iPod: iPod touch5, iPod touch 4, iPod touch 3

MobileGo System Requirement

System Requirements

  • Supported OS Microsoft Windows 7/XP/Vista
  • CPU 750MHz Intel or AMD
  • Free Hard Disk Space 1 GB or more
  • RAM 512MB or above

If you sick of iTunes, go and download this iTunes alternative for a try. Here is the free download link (23MB). If you want to know how to transfer files from iPod back to computer, this step by step guide will help you a lot.

How to customize background wallpaper on iPhone iPod and iPad

How to customize background wallpaper on iPhone iPod and iPad

You must have some cool or funny photos that you want to set as a wallpaper on your iOS devices, like family photos, awesome pictures, movie scene, etc. And this step by step guide will show you how to customize the iOS wallpaper.

I take iPad as example on this guide, this method also works for iPhone and iPod. Assuming you have already the photos on your computer.

  1. Connect iPad to computer, use iTunes to sync the photos to iPad. If the photos is on web, you can download it straight to your iPad.
  2. Open iPad “Photos” app and tap on the photo you want to set as the wallpaper, Tap the arrow icon in the corner and choose “Use as Wallpaper”.
  3. Use gestures to size and place the wallpaper as you want it to display on the iPad screen. And then select either “Set Lock Screen” or “Set Home Screen” or “Set Both” if you want the image to be set as the background for both
  4. That’s all. Push the Home button and you will see the new background wallpaper.

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How to use iTunes App Store without Credit Card?

How to use iTunes App Store without Credit Card?

As you know, we need a credit card to register iTunes Apple store. But we found a simple way to bypass the limitation, and this way works for both iOS devices including iPod, iPhone, iPad and Mac App Store. With this solution, you don’t need to worry about your kids to buy items on iTunes store crazily. In this guide, I took iPhone as a example.

  • Step1. Open your iPhone App Store and click on “Account” from the right-hand side
  • Step2. If currently logged into an Apple account, click on “Sign Out” otherwise click the “Create Apple ID” button (alternatively, you can sign up on the web directly from Apple)
  • Step3. Agree to the Terms and Conditions and fill out the Apple ID creation page, set this up for a new email address than your primary app store account
  • Step4. At the “Provide a Payment Method” screen, select “None” as the payment option. Optionally, add a gift certificate to pad the account with an app purchase budget.
  • Step5. Click “Create Apple ID” and verify the email address you provided earlier, your credit card free Mac App Store login is now active.

At the moment plot hooked on the App store up by the just this minute twisted Apple ID as well as the user will be clever in the direction of download one free apps or download updates in the direction of accessible apps.

If you want to transfer your iTunes library to another computer, please follow this iTunes library movie guide.

Free iPod songs transfer for Mac

Free iPod songs transfer for Mac

If you lost your iTunes library on your Mac, but they are still on your iPod, and you want to copy the songs from iPod back to your Mac iTunes library. This iPod songs transfer would help you a lot. Not like other iPod transfer trial version that can only transfer 100 songs. This Mac iPod Transfer is totally free without any limitation.

Here are some key features about the iPod transfer for Mac.

Backup iPod/iPhone/iPad music
Save your music from all your portable devices directly to your Mac or iTunes without worrying losing content when you send them in repair.
Transfer music from your friend’s device for sharing, or backup music from your own old device to your new one.
Copy iPod/iPhone/iPad music to iTunes library to help you manage your multimedia library.

Transfer music from Mac or iTunes
Free transfer music from your old Mac to your new Mac, or from your Mac or iTunes to iPod, iPhone, and iPad for playback.
Allow several devices to be connected at the same time, and transfer freely between them.
Retrieve iTunes music library when changing a computer.

Here is the free download link: Free iPod Transfer for Mac (23M)

System Requirements: Intel-based Mac, at least 1G Hz Intel processor, Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6.

How Will be iPod and iTune After Ten Years Later

How Will be iPod and iTune After Ten Years Later

2011 was the ten year anniversaries of Mac OS X, iPod, iTunes and Apple’s retail operations. Apple also launched iCloud、iAd and Siri in 2011. Then how will be iPod after ten years? Will iTunes continue to lead the mobile appliance platform? Let’s make an analysis together as followed.


The rapid advance of iPod and iTunes

Apple launched the first version iPod in October 2001, and then launched iTune one year later. iPod、iTune and iMovie build Mac as users’ “digital hub,” helping users to manage music files and edit video files. In the past ten years, Apple has built iPod and iTune into two businesses: iPod devices sales and iTune content platform.

iTune helped Apple to become the biggest merchant of music, and made many conservative music publishers accept this new business model. At the very beginning, the music publishers were resistant to this digital music, now they get benefitted tremendously. And then, Apple added TV shows、music videos and movies to iTunes, then added HTML based iTunes LP and iTunes Extra.

Apple also embraced Podcasting, making iTunes the central repository for freely available audio and video content created by any publishers. Apple also initiated iTune U service, enable the universities and other organizations to publish their own education contents, until now, the contents in iTunes are from over 1000 institutions in 123 countries. Apple has added iBooks to iTunes.

At the same time, iTunes as a central hub for content and data sync, device backup and software updates has become an activation platform for iPhone and iPad. iTunes expanded to become a download platform for iOS, the users can buy software、music and other contents from iTunes.


iTunes enters into cloud

By the end of its first decade, Apple has taken iTunes into the cloud times through iTunes Match、iCloud. The users can listen their loved music on any of their own devices. In iOS 5, users don’t need iTunes any more, they can set up, synchronize, and back up their iOS devices. iCloud offers free document, data, photos and content purchase availability between a user’s Macs and iOS devices. This DVD to iPod Converter can help you convert DVD movie and video to iPod iTunes.


The next decade of iPod and iTunes

iTunes will continue to play an important role in the next decade, there is  a rumor that Apple will deliver the third generation iPad in this quarter. Maybe this year we can see newly designed iPhone 5 and new iPod Touch.

FaceTime and iMessage delivered by Apple influence greatly to the carriers, providing the users with free charge videoconferencing and SMS services. These functions are expecting to land on Mac OS X soon, using the same secured and efficient push notifications system that drives iMessage

Not to be outdone, beyond software service, Apple also develops hardware, its iPhone 4S is the first device with Bluetooth 4.0. Until now, Apple has ability to develop mobile processor by itself. Both A4 processor in 2010 and A5 in 2011 are Apple’s works from its mobile processor department.

With the support of these software and hardware, Apple could expand the role of its iPod touch by giving it an expanded 4 to 6 inch screen, which will make iPod Touch become the most competitive handheld gaming devices. With App Store andGameCenter, iPod Touch will attract multiplayer.