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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 download Facebook videos to Mac

How to download Facebook videos to Mac

Facebook Videos

Download videos from Facebook to Mac is so easy when you get the right way! The tool you need is this Facebook Video Downloader (also named as iTube Studio). I have tried many video downloaders, and this one supports Facebook videos greatly. And it runs smoothly on my Macbook Air.

Here are some advantages of the Facebook Video Downloader

  1. One Click to download Facebook videos.
  2. Compatible with all types of Web browsers including Safari, Firefox, Chrome, IE.
  3. Not only a Video Downloader, but also a Video Converter. Convert Facebook video to AVI MP4 WMV MKV for editing or burning to DVD, etc.
Download Facebook Video Downloader for MacDownload Facebook Video Downloader for Win

Now, let’s start the guide to download Facebook videos to your Mac.

 

Step1. Install Facebook Video Downloader

After you download the Facebook Video Downloader installer to your Mac. Double click it, check out the browser option you often use, e.g. Safari, Firefox, Chrome during the install process.. Launch it and you will see the software interface as follow:

Facebook Video Downloader

 

Step2.Download Facebook Videos

My favorite web browser is Safari. So I will take Safari as sample in this guide. The operation steps for Firefox or Chrome are the same.

Open Safari and go to facebook.com, login your account and go to Photo category, you will see Facebook videos by click the ‘videos‘ link of ‘See All‘. And you will see a Download button in the top right corner of the video.

Download Facebook Videos

Click the “Download” button to add the Facebook video to downloading queue. This app supports batch download, you can download up to 20 Facebook videos at a time. When Facebook videos are downloaded, you could find them in the Library window.

Tips: The downloaded Facebook videos are in FLV format. If you want to put them on portable devices like iPod, Mobile phone, Tablet. You can use the Video Converter built-in to convert the Facebook videos to the right format like AVI or MP4. Just switch to Library and check the boxes in front of Facebook videos you want to convert. Then click Convert button to select an output format, that’s all.

For more details about download Facebook videos, here is a video tutorial on YouTube for you:

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 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.

camcorder-cable

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.

camcorder-port

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.

How to make PDF file on Mac

How to make PDF file on Mac

PDF file is the most popular document format nowadays. It’s widely used in Magazine, Email, Website, Ebook, Agreement and so on. Here is an explanation about PDF from Wikipedia. Let you know more about PDF. Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format used to represent documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating system. Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout flat document, including the text, fonts, graphics, and other information needed to display it.

pdf

If you have some documents that you want to convert into PDF format, here is a step by step guide will show you how to do the job. The tool you need is this PDF Creator, this tool is not only a PDF maker, but also a PDF Editor that can help you edit PDF and add passwords to secure your PDF files. Now let’s start the guide.

Step1. After you download the PDF Creator, double click it and follow the steps to install the PDF Creator, and then launch it.

Step2. Now navigate to the File menu and click the Create tab, you will get a drop-down list with options to make PDF. Click on the PDF From File option, you will open a file browse window. Then select the file you want and import it to the program. Your file will be opened with this program in PDF format.

Next you can just go to the File menu, and select the Save as option, then specify a directory to save the output file. Last, click the Save button, and you have finished creating your PDF file.

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Tips: You can use the merging function to join your several PDF files into one single PDF. To do so, just go to File and click the Create tab, then select Combine Files into a Single PDF option. A pop-up window will appear for you to import files. Click on the Add Files button on the top left corner of the window and choose the files you need. Then click the Combine button, the files will be opened in a PDF. Now you can just use Command and S key to save the PDF file.

join-pdf-files

That’s all, it couldn’t be easier to create PDF file like that on Mac.

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How to download dailymotion video to Mac for free

How to download dailymotion video to Mac for free

Dailymotion is a good YouTube alternative, you can upload and share videos with it online. And there are many cool and funny videos on Dailymotion like Music Videos, TV shows, Movie, Animation, Podcast and so on. When you found a good video, you may want to save it to your computer, and this step by step guide will show you how to download Dailymotion video. Even you are new to Mac, you can follow this guide to manage the job.

dailymotion

The tool you need is this Mac Online Video Downloader, I have tried many apps to download Dailymotion video, and this one works fairly well. It’s easy to use and it’s compatible with all Mac OS even the Maverick. Now, let’s start the guide.

Step1. Download and install the Mac Online Video Downloader, open the Safari browser, go to dailymotion.com and find the video you want to download to Mac.

Step2. Play the video, the app will analytic the dailymotion video and show a ‘Download’ button on the top of the video. Click it, the downlading process will be started automatically. This app supports batch downloading, you can download several dailymotion videos at the same time. Tha’t all, it couldn’t be easier to download dailymotion video to Mac like that. More important, the software is free to download video, you just need to pay for it if you need to convert the video.

How to import AVCHD video into iMovie for editing

How to import AVCHD video into iMovie for editing

If you have a Camcorder and you want to import the camcorder video into iMovie for editing, you can follow this step by step guide to add your Camcorder AVCHD video to iMovie. This tutorial is easy to understand, even you are Mac newbie can handle with it.

avchd-to-imovie

In order to upload your AVCHD files onto iMovie, you can either plug-in your camcorder using the USB cable provided or slot in your memory card with a card reader. Alternatively, you can also transfer your files through the FireWire port. Once again, not all Mac PCs comes with it. If you do, you can easily identify it with the ‘Y’ icon stamped on the port. However, the recently bought Macs should have both the USB and FireWire port with them. The latest iMovie ’11 doesn’t seem to support or are able to import video files directly. Depending on the version of iMovie that you have installed on your Mac, the list of supported or compatible camcorders might differ.

 

It’s also recommended to update your iMovie to the latest version so you’ll be given more options to upload the range of file formats (i.e. MPEG-2, MPEG-4 or AVCHD).If it’s not supported, try to drag the file into QuickTime and then export it as an MOV file type. The poor export quality after conversion is noticeable, and hence it’s might not come across as the best option around. The other alternative is to convert your AVCHD files to an iMovie supported file types for editing with a mac video converter. You can probably try this Mac Video Converter, so you can retain the original quality of your video for further editing purposes. Now, let’s start the guide.

 

Step1. Connect Camcorder to Mac through Cable

After you install the Mac Video Converter, simply plug-in your camcorder with the USB cable. The video converter will automatically scan and fetch all of your files.

Step2. Load the AVCHD video from Camcorder

Your files will be neatly displayed with a pre-tick on Select All. If you wish to select the files for uploading manually, simply untick the Select All. Once you have chosen the files that you wanted to edit with iMovie, all you have to do is click on Load.

Step3. Convert the AVCHD video to iMovie compatbile video

You don’t have to worry if you’re unsure of which is the best format for uploading your files onto iMovie as this Mac Video Converter provides you a preset output format to iMovie. You just need to select iMovie as your output conversion format in the Editing’s menu and the video converter will automatically optimize your files so it’s compatible for iMovie. Download and try the video converter right now!

How to export videos from iPhoto on Mac

How to export videos from iPhoto on Mac

If you recorded some videos with your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, once you sync your devices to your Mac iTunes, iPhoto will automatically move the videos to iPhoto library. If you want to make further use of the video, like edit video, burn the video to DVD or share the video through email to your friend. You have to export the videos from iPhoto to your Mac.

1. Sync your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iTunes, the recorded video will be automatically add into iPhoto library. Launch iPhoto and find the video you want to export.

2. Click the File — Export menu option and then press the Export button. iPhoto will ask you where you want to save the video. Set a folder you want to export the video to. Click ‘OK’, then you will find the actual video files. That’s all.

If you want to burn the recorded video to DVD, you can follow this Burn DVD on Mac guide.