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2 Free ways to transfer files from iPad to Mac

2 Free ways to transfer files from iPad to Mac

Method 1. Transfer iPad files to Mac with Email

The greatest advantage of using the e-mail way to send a file is that you don’t need USB cord to connect your iPad to your Mac, they don’t even have to be close, as you can send the file from your iPad when you are away from home and open it later when you are by your Macbook.

Step 1. The important thing that we should make clear is that sending a file from an iPad via e-mail actually starts with the file itself. So, for example, if you are sending a PDF file, open it and then choose the shown button in the upper-right corner, and then select E-mail photo.

Step 2. You will be taken to your mail client. Fill out all the needed fields and send the e-mail to the desired address.

Step 3. Next, simply use your Mac to access your e-mail account, open the right e-mail and download the file. Note that the e-mail you are sending the file to and the mail you are opening on your Mac need to be the same.

 

Method 2. Transfer iPad files to Mac with TunesGo

Step 1. Connect iPad with Mac via a USB cable and launch the iPad to Mac transfer tool – TunesGo. iPad to Mac transfer app will detect your iPad automatically. You will notice that TunesGo has recognized your device and that it is connecting it.

Step 2. Select the file type. As you can see, you can choose from various types of files listed in the left part of the screen, like Music, Movies, Photos etc. For this tutorial, we will choose to transfer movies from iPad to Mac. Click on Movies on the left and you will get a screen that will list all available movies on your iPad. You simply have to select the movies you want to transfer now by clicking on them and marking them.

Step 3. Next, notice the Export button above the Movies list. You should click the Export button, and then make a selection to Export to Mac. This will export the files to your Macbook.

How to downgrade from iOS 8 back to iOS 7

How to downgrade from iOS 8 back to iOS 7

The official iOS 8 was released a few days ago, you must exist to upgrade to it. But there are some bugs for iOS 8, if you are regret to update to the iOS 8, here is a step by step guide help you downgrade from iOS 8 back to iOS 7. Easy to follow, even you are computer newbie can handle it.

 

Tips: You’d better to backup your data before the downgrade. iCloud and iTunes can help you do the backup. I’d recommend the iCloud method, it’s easier. Go to your iOS device ‘Settings’ -> ‘Storage & Backup’, turn on the ‘iCloud Backup’, and click ‘Back Up Now’. The backup will be start automatically, it will take a few minutes to finish the backup.

 

Backup with iCloud
Backup with iCloud

 

Now. Let’s Start the steps to downgrade iOS. I will take my iPhone as sample in this guide, the operation steps are the same for iPad and iPod Touch.

 

Step1. Turn off the iPhone. Push the Home button and hold it, while you plug it into the computer. Wait until you see the screen that announces you to connect to iTunes.

 

Step2. iTunes should announce you that an iPhone is in the recovery mode. It needs to be restored if you want to use it. Click OK.

 

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Step3. Restore the device by clicking the Restore iPhone. A new window will appear. It will ask you if you are sure about restoring your device. Click on the Restore and Update button.

 

Step4. iTunes will start downloading the official firmware, which is iOS 7.1.1. When the download is done, it will be installed automatically.

 

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Sometimes, you will find your iPhone is stuck in ‘Connect to iTunes’ screen, and then you can follow this guide to get your iPhone out of recovery mode.

 

If you need more detail steps, here is a step by step video guide from YouTube to help you downgrade from iOS 8 to iOS 7.

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.

How to retrieve purchased iOS Apps on iPod iPhone and iPad

How to retrieve purchased iOS Apps on iPod iPhone and iPad

For some reasons, your iOS devices like iPod touch, iPhone or iPad crashed, and you lost all the purchased apps on it. Or you accidently deleted a bough app from your iOS devices, but now you want to retrieve it back without buy it twice. Or you bought a app a long time ago and you never even install it. And here is a step by step guide will show you how to re-download and re-install purchased iOS apps. It’s easier to understand, even you are computer challenger can follow it. I took iPad as example in the guide, the operation steps are the same on iPhone and iPod touch.

  1. Open the “App Store” on your iPad.
  2. Tap on the “Purchased” tab at the bottom of the screen (For iPhone & iPod users, please tap “Updates” and then “Purchased”)
  3. Tap “Not On This iPad” to see the list of apps that are not installed on your iPad
  4. Find the app you wish to retrieve back to your iPad and tap the download icon. It looks like a cloud with an arrow on it.
  5. After the download was finished, you can re-install it on your iPad, that’s all.

What’s advantage of this method?

  1. You can uninstall the apps you are not use frequently to free your iPod, iPhone or iPad space, when you need the apps, you can retrieve it back.
  2. When you need to switch to another iOS devices, you can re-download and re-install the apps, as long as the iOS device is authorized with the same Apple ID.

If you want to retrieve songs from iPod/iPhone/iPad to computer, you can follow this step by step iPod songs transfer to computer guide.

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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.

If you are looking for more cool games for iPad, go to this iPad games download website.

How to put iPad video on Mac and TV through XBMC

How to put iPad video on Mac and TV through XBMC

If you have a Mac and you want to show iPad video on your large screen TV. You can use XBMC to do that for free. XBMC is a powerful free app that turns Mac into a full fledged media center. The latest version of XBMC supports Airplay video. This means you’ll be able to wirelessly transmit video from iPad to anything running XBMC, it could be a Mac hooked up to a TV, and here is a step by step guide show you how to set that up and get iPad AirPlay video to show on TV.

  • Step1. Download the latest version of XBMC, you can get it from here for free.
  • Step2. Install it on your Mac and Launch XBMC, scroll over to “System”
  • Step3. Choose “Settings” from the submenu and click on “Network”
  • Step4. Scroll down and find “Allow XBMC to receive AirPlay content”, click the dot next to it so that it’s blue

Now, it’s time to export your iPad AirPlay Video to XBMC

  • Step1. Go to your iPad, Start playing a video as usual from a variety of video apps, such as VLC player.
  • Step2. Tap the video to show the control bar, then tap the AirPlay icon
  • Step3. Look for “XBMC (Computer Name)” and tap on it to begin AirPlaying the video

That’s all, your iPad video will be shown on your TV.

If you are looking for more games for iPad, you can refer to this Free iPad Games Resource List.

Tablet Market Share in Q3: iPads market share lead cutting

Tablet Market Share in Q3: iPads market share lead cutting

According to the newest data from International Data Corporation (IDC), Apple’s iPad continued to be the best seller, and occupied 61% of the worldwide tablet PC market share in the Q3. However, Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble Nook tablet are predicted to knock a big chunk out of that gap in just the fourth quarter of 2011. IDC shows that worldwide media tablet shipments into sales channels rose by 23.9% on a sequential basis in the third calendar quarter of 2011 to 18.1 million units. iPad accounted for 61% of the third quarter market, with 11.1 million units shipped in the quarter, up from 9.3 million in the second quarter. Its market share fell from 68% in the previous quarter.

Android’s worldwide tablet market share declined in the third quarter, from 33.2% in the second quarter to 32.4%. But the shipment grew from 3.6million units to 6.0 million units. IDC’s research director for mobile connected devices, Tom Mainelli pointed out that Android’s market share will grow over 40% in the forth quarter by the strong sales of Kindle Fire and Barnes & Nobel Nook tablets.

Even so this will make Android success, but it would not be so helpful to Google, which gives Android OS software away for free to earn much money by selling apps and advertizing. However, both Amazon and Barnes & Noble use “forked” versions of Android and use its own apps store service, and transpose Google’s core apps such as Google map and YouTube. So Google gets no financial benefit from these tablets.

IDC also predicted that the forth quarter will be the best season for tablets of the year. The shipment will grow up to 23.6 million unites, which would be equivalent to more than 25% of the quarter’s expected PC sales, at the same time, it would be greater than 18 million unites tablets shipped in 2010.

IDC raised its forecast shipment for the number of tablet shipped in 2011 for the second quarter in a row: it raised it from 53.5 million units to 62.5 million units, and at present it raised it again to 63.3 million units. Even though the shipment in the third quarter fell 5% short of its earlier forecast 19.2million unites.

The third quarter was not a perfect season for any individual Android tablet. Samsung led the field with 5.6% market share, shipped about 1 million units. HP’s TouchPad occupied 5% shard with shipment of 903,000 unites. RIM’s Playbook shipped 199,000 unites with 1.1% share, other 5 million unites Android tablets shipped by other suppliers.

Mainelli said that Amazon and Barnes & Noble are impacting the media tablet market. Their success proves that there is a great need for media tablets beyond iPad, he forecasted that Apple will break the new sales record in the forth quarter.

Mainelli also forecasted that there will be great changes with the tablet market in 2011, and iPad will face a new competition pressure. “We can see in the future that Apple products will be taken place by other non-consumer market, especially in the enterprise and education markets.” said Mainelli.

For more news about iPad, you can refer to this DVD to iPad Ripper website.

Apple Occupied 61.5% Global Tablet Market in The Third Quarter

Apple Occupied 61.5% Global Tablet Market in The Third Quarter

Marketing research IDC firm reported that Apple occupied 68.3% global tablet PC market share before, about 9.3 million sets iPad 2 have been shipped out in the second quarter 2011. Though this company thinks there is a decline trend that the share would be down to 61.5% in the third quarter, but Apple is still leading the market, the shipment is from 9.3 million in Q2 up to 11.1 million. Apple’s closest competitor, Samsun, has only 5.6 market share, one tenth of Apple. Samsun’s PC market grew 23.9%, increased 264.5% over the same period.

Step by step guide how to convert DVD movie to MP4 for iPad/iPad 2.

In addition, from the comparison of Apple with the whole Android tablet PC market, IDC expects that Android tablet PC share will grow rapidly, increased 33.2% in the third quarter, and 40.3% in the forth quarter. But it is worth nothing that like Amazon Kindle Fire and Barnes&Noble’s Nook tablet increase rate would likely occupy the most of them.

Morgan Stanley forecasted this morning there will be a great increase in 2012, he said that Apple may sell out 90 million iPad during this year, and 19 million iPhone. It is obviously that analysts have a great expectation on Android 4.0, and hope that it can slow down the advance of iPad.