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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.

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.


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 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.