Showing posts with label iOS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label iOS. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Concept Video Surfaces showing iPhone 6 with iOS 8 Features

iOS 8 is coming. With a host of new features tipped, including alleged support for an iWatch, could Apple be set to reveal an OS perfectly tailored for the iPhone 6?

A new concept video created by TechRadar illustrates a compilation of rumored ideas that might make their way to the next iPhone 6 running iOS 8. The video illustrates such rumored ideas as the new Healthbook app, Notification Center and other concepts such as the new DriveMode patent idea and a new Shazam feature that would be better served as a CarPlay feature.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

How to Play Lossless FLAC Audio Files on iTunes, iPhone, iPod, iPad?

This article will introduce a step by step guide on how to play lossless FLAC audio files on iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes in lossless with the help of the powerful FLAC Converter Mac or Windows app.

Do you know FLAC audio format? Even though storing audio files in a FLAC container would take up a bit more space, as the free lossless audio codec, FLAC is favored by many audiophiles who prefer the high quality of sound. However, this audio format can not be supported by any of the apple products like iPod, iTunes, iPad, iPhone.

Both iTunes and iOS devices support several digital audio file formats, including AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV, AIFF, and Apple Lossless. The first two are lossy, compressed formats (providing for small files), while the next two are uncompressed formats (resulting in huge files). The last, Apple Lossless, is a compressed-yet-lossless format. It falls somewhere in between in terms of file size, but doesn’t sacrifice sonic quality in the process (although debates rage about how much difference it makes).

In order to solve "iTunes and iOS devices won't import FLAC" problem, I've tried several ways including convert FLAC to MP3/M4A format via iTunes.

To perform this conversion, you just need a powerful FLAC Audio Converter app as assistant. Pavtube FLAC Converter is a ideal tool. It can easily convert FLAC audio files to MP3, M4A, AAC, M4R, MKA, OGG, WMA, WAV, DTS remux to play FLAC on iPhone, iPad, iTunes, iPod, Quicktime, iMovie, FCP, FCE, Windows Media Player, etc.

More than a simple converter, this app can effortlessly let you enjoy any movie on your iPad, iPhone, and many other portable devices. Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate is an all-in-one solution to backup Blu-ray/DVD movies, convert disc content and transcode common videos. It could 1:1 backup Blu-ray/DVD movies from disc to PC hard drive for disc burning and ISO image creating. 

Being a professional video converter, it could convert Blu-ray, DVD and various videos to almost all popular and hot video and audio formats like AVI, MP4, WMV, FLV, RMVB, MPEG, 3GP, MKV, MP3, AAC, etc. Besides, it allows for video editing tools including trimming, cropping, splitting, attaching srt/ass/ssa subtitles and special effects to add more fun when watching movies and videos.

How to convert FLAC audio files to iPhone, iPod, iPad, iTunes supported formats?

Step 1. Import FLAC files; choose format.

Click the plus icon to import FLAC files into it, or you can drag-and-drop directly. Then you will find a horn icon on the left that indicates it's an audio file.

Move your cursor to Format and choose "Common Audio>MP3 – MPEG Layer-3 Audio(*.mp3)" or "M4A - MPEG-4 Audio(*.m4a)" as below:

As listed above, there are several presets for other audio format; just choose one as your needs.

Step 2. Adjust audio specs (optional).

If you are not satisfied with the default audio quality, just click the "Settings" icon and choose wanted audio settings including sample rate, bitrate and audio channel.

Step 3. Start converting FLAC to MP3/M4A.

Now back to the main interface and hit "Convert" to convert your FLAC audio files to MP3/M4A format. It will start batch conversion automatically one by one. Wait for a while during the progress; after it completed, click "Open output folder" to locate the converted audio file.

Start iTunes, then drag and drop the converted audio file to your iTunes Music Library for syncing to iPod, uPad, iPhone for playing.

With the above software and step by step guide, Apple fans can easily enjoy lossless or lossy FLAC on iPod/iPhone/iPad on the go. Besides you can also play FLAC on iTunes/QuickTime/Windows Media Player/iMovie and more. Wait no more, just free download this powerful FLAC Converter to have a free try.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Apple moves iOS to car dashboards

Apple's iPhone user interface will soon be seen on car dashboards with the rollout of CarPlay.
It will allow apps such as maps, music and calls running under iOS on the driver's iPhone to run on the car dashboard.
Car makers such as Mercedes-Benz and Volvo demonstrated the touch control user interface at the Geneva Motor Show this week.
"CarPlay lets drivers use their iPhone in the car with minimised distraction. We have an amazing lineup of auto partners rolling out CarPlay," said Greg Joswiak, Apple's vice president of iPhone and iOS Product Marketing.
Once iPhone is connected to a vehicle with CarPlay integration, Siri voice-activation is used to access contacts, make calls or listen to voicemails.

"When incoming messages or notifications arrive, Siri provides an eyes-free experience by responding to requests through voice commands, by reading drivers' messages and letting them dictate  responses or simply make a call," said Apple.

Similarly iPhone maps apps and iTunes music library will be displayed on the dashboard. It also supports select third-party audio apps including Spotify.
Apple says CarPlay is available as an update to iOS 7 and works with  Lightning-enabled iPhones, including iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C and iPhone 5.
It will be available in select cars shipping later this year.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Transfer Blu-ray ISO images to iPad Mini 2 on Mac 10.9 Mavericks

As we know, the iPad Mini 2 is a thinner, lighter, cheaper variant of the iPad. With a smaller screen and form factor that makes it more convenient to take it with you anywhere. Thanks to its 7.9-inch tablet with 2048*1536 pixels resolution and the Retina display, it will be you first choice to enjoy Blu-ray movies on it.

With the iPad Mini 2 on hand, do you want to put your Blu-ray ISO files from the Internet or your friends to iPad Mini 2 for watching? However, iPad Mini 2 supports H.264 .mp4/.mov/.m4v videos up to 1080p, and MPEG-4 .mp4/.mov/.m4v videos up to 640*480. The Blu-ray ISO image file is not supported by iPad Mini 2.

For getting Blu-ray ISO image files onto iPad Mini 2, a Blu-ray encoding software is necessary. With the release of Pavtube Blu-ray ISO to iPad Mini 2 Converter for Mac the problem can be solved. Without conversion and transcoding, without losing any quality, just need three steps, it is possible to convert Blu-ray ISO to iPad Mini 2 supported video format.

If you are a Windows user, you can use its equivalent Windows version Blu-ray ISO to iPad Mini 2 Converter to do the conversion on your Windows PC (including Windows 8.1) (Guide: Watch Blu-ray movies on iPad Mini 2 with Forced Subtitle on Windows 8.1/8/7)

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Converting Blu-ray ISO for playback with iPad Mini 2 on Mac 10.9 Mavericks

Step 1: Run the Blu-ray ISO to iPad Mini 2 converter, then load your Blu-ray ISO image files to the program.

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Step 2: Click the “Format” bar and click the “iPad” option, find the “iPad Mini HD Video (*.mp4)” profile which will fit on iPad Mini 2 perfectly.

1.If the subtitle of your Blu-ray ISO files is English, but there are also other language in the dialogue, and you want to add the subtitle as well, you can select the “forced subtitle” profile.

2. If you want to change the video bitrate, frame rate, audio channels .etc, click the “Setting” icon and set the numerical value by yourself.

Step 3: Click the “Convert” button on the main interface to start ripping Blu-ray ISO files to iPad Mini 2 mp4 format.

Once the conversion completes, you can transfer the result videos to your iPad Mini 2. Let’s enjoy Blu-ray ISO images on the iPad Mini 2!

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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Pavtube Adds iPad Air, iPhone 5S & 5C profile in Blu-ray/DVD/Video Converter

Summary: Pavtube updates made Blu-ray/DVD/Video Converter compatible with Apple iPad Air, iPhone 5S & 5C as well as latest Mac OS Maverick.

Pavtube upgraded all of their product lines so as to catch up with the rapid updating speed of Apple products and iOS. The upgrade fixed some minor bugs and errors during running our program and adds support for new released iPad Air, iPhone 5S & 5C, iPad Mini 2. Users will no longer meet crash problem during edit or preview process with our latest upgraded program and best video format is available to playback movies or videos on iPad Air, iPhone 5 etc. 

What’s new for the update:

1. Fully support iPad Air, iPhone 5S&5C and other newly released devices.

Wrong output format will cause bad visual and audio experience, like distorted pictures, unpleasant sound etc. So it’s important to get the best video format to ensure best quality you can get on your newly purchased devices. Then users can watch the favorite movies or videos on the wide screen with HD video quality wherever they are, in the train, on the way to work etc. Profile patch download page:



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2. Fix crash issue of Video Player and Editor Component

It would be very frustrating if to encounter crash problem frequently when use our program. The problem maybe due to the compatible issue between your newly upgraded OS Maverick and your current Pavtube program which is may not the latest version. The fast way is just to download our latest version free of charge by contacting our support team by 

3. Fix other bugs

It is very annoying if nowhere to find file path after conversion, or occasionally encounter pop-up error message window. By updating to our latest version, users can get much better and bug-free experience now.

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  • An one-step tool: BD/DVD protection removal+BD/DVD Ripper +3D effect output
  • No need extra cost to buy separate program for protection removal, as it includes this function already. Users are free to preset specific 3D types if they want output videos to be played on 3D player. 
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  • Similar as Pavtube Blu-ray Ripper, however it also has its own distinctive features: Output format supports specific HD Media Player like Seagate FreeAgent Theater+, Netgear NeoTV/LaCinema Classic HD, WD TV, Popcorn Hour C-200/A-200/A-210, Iomega ScreenPlay MX HD Media Player, HDTV etc, audio/video; All the desired audio and subs tracks can be retained in the output file .mkv/.mp4/.mov.; the chapter marker can be retained for fast access to exact chapter you want instead of fast forwarding or rewinding slowly and blindly.

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  • An overall tool: BD/DVD Ripper+video converter+3D effect output.
  • Users can backup Blu-ray/DVD movies, convert disc content and transcode common videos. It could 1:1 back up blu-ray/DVD moives from disc to PC hard drive for disc burning and ISO image creating.

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Friday, September 27, 2013

How to Sync SD/HD Videos and Movies to iPhone, iPod, iPad with iTunes?

Do you have some HD videos in MKV/AVI/WMV/MTS/MXF/MPG/Tivo/FLV format? You may downloaded then from YouTube, forum; be emailed from friends; or shot several videos by yourself. It’s really a good idea to put these videos onto your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch so that you can watch or share them everywhere.

We all know iTunes would transfer audio files to AC3/AAC automatically when you drag and drop them directly; however, not all the videos are supported by iTunes. To sync MKV/AVI/WMV/MTS/MXF/MPG/Tivo/FLV to iTunes for iPhone/iPad/iPod, the most recommended solution is to convert them to MPEG-4/H.264 MP4, the most compatible format to playback on iPhone/iPad/iPod.
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So here comes the problem: how do I transfer various HD videos and movies to iPad/iPod/iPhone with iTunes?

There’re several iOS Video Converters on the market; we really took some time to test and final combined out the best one with simple workflow, reliable video quality and rich functionality – the iPhone/iPod/iPad Video Converterfrom Pavtube Studio.

This is an all-in-one Video to iPad/iPhone/iPod Converter which integrates many presets for every model of your iDevices, fully support iPhone 5C/5S/5/4/4S/3GS, iPod Touch 5 and iPad 4/3/2/1 as well as iPad Mini.

At the time of writing, we found it’s on 20% OFF and it’s also works on Blu-ray/DVDs; that is to say, watching Blu-ray movie on iPad/iPhone/iPod. Bravo! It seems really great, don’t miss it!

Or you can download a free trial version here:


Tutorial of converting HD videos to MP4 for iPad/iPhone/iPod

Step 1. Import videos to iOS Video Converter Ultimate.

Get this program installed, click the top left two icons to import files into it. We checked and found the first icon seems to be designed for importing Blu-ray and DVD; so if you want to input pure videos, click the second one.

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Step 2. Choose MP4 as target format.

Click the drop-down list on the bottom, you will find various presets for different devices. No worries about choosing which one; you can submit your device model in the search box (on the bottom of the format list) to quick locate proper presets.

Step 3. Edit your video before conversion.(Optional)

Now back to the main interface, click the pencil-like edit icon on the top to open Video Editor as below:

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In this Video Editor, you can trim, crop, add watermark/subtitles or edit audio of the source files.

You can also click “Settings” in the main interface to edit video size, bitrate, frame rate or sample rate all at your nees.

Step 4. Start conversion.

Click the red “Convert” to start converting MKV/AVI/WMV/MTS/MXF/MPG/Tivo/FLV or Blu-ray/DVD to your iPad/iPhone/iPod. It allows running up to 4 tasks simultaneously, the rest will be queued up. After the conversion, click “Open output folder” to locate converted video quickly.

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TADA! Now we get the videos ready for transferring to iPad/iPhone/iPod, follow this link to learn how to do the transferring via iTunes:
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Friday, May 24, 2013

Android 4.3: Top 10 Facts You Need to Know

Android 4.3 can be coming as soon as a few weeks from now. Here's what you need to know about the rumored Android operating system update.

Based on recent rumors, Google's mobile development team may be pushing out Android 4.3 - an updated version of Jelly Bean - before they release Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie, the rumored Android OS update that hasn't been confirmed by Google or any Android development team. Here's what you need to know about some up and coming Android updates.

1. Android 4.3 Is A Brand New Update


According to most news reports, Android 4.3 is a brand new operating system update that most never expected would exist. The first reports about Android 4.3 came when leaks indicated that Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie would be delayed (more on that later). But, Android 4.3, at the time, was a brand new term for most people in the tech world. It seems like Google knows that they have to release some sort of update at Google I/O, since most fans and critics are expected something.

2. Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie Is Delayed

It's safe to say at this point that Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie has been delayed by Google for the time being. While many guessed that Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie would be debuting at Google I/O 2013, it seems like that won't be the case. AKAScope says that Android 4.3 shows that Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie is delayed, or else Google would have released it, and we're tempted to agree.

3. Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie May Be Attached To Another Device

However, other think that Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie is getting delayed on purpose and the reason for the delay is because Google wants to pair the Android OS update with a flagship device, like the Motorola X. This makes sense; other companies like Apple have similar tactics: Last summer, Apple unveiled iOS 6 but waited a few months until September 2012 to release the operating system update alongside the iPhone 5.

4. Android 4.3 May Have Bluetooth Low Energy Technology

Android 4.3 may have something called "Bluetooth Low Energy Technology." writes about exactly what Bluetooth Low Energy Technology really means:

"The trio will consist of HTC's developer evangelists Dario Laverde and Lance Nanek and software engineer David Wu.

"Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) on Android has arrived. Dario Laverde will provide an overview of the BLE specification and take us through HTC's APIs and hands-on demos with various devices, heart rate monitors, key finders, and multi-sensor kits (temperature, pressure, humidity, accelerometer). You'll walk away ready with the code to kick start your BLE ideas.

Next, Lance Nanek will tell us about Open GL ES 3.0, the new pipeline, updated shading language, enhanced texturing.... but more importantly, blow us away with some amazing demos!" the report stated."

5. Other Features For Android 4.3 May Have Leaked As Well

In addition, some other rumored features about Android 4.3 have been surfacing as well. Rumored unified messaging service Google Babble may be appearing in Android 4.3, which would make it a relatively big update. Similar to Apple, which has a unified messaging system that works with iPads, iPhones, Mac computers, and iPods, Google will be offering a similar service to Android users. However, according to a forum post on The Verge, an anonymous tipster says that Google Babble will actually be called Google Hangouts instead, similar to the video-messaging service available on Google+.

6. Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie Should Have Some Big Features

Even though Android 5.0 is a little far away, we're expecting some big changes. With new head of Android Sundar Pichai — who used to be the head of Chrome OS development — taking over for Andy Rubin, we may be able to expect some closer integration between Chrome OS and Android devices. It makes sense, considering the close integration between iOS and OS X for Apple devices, Google could do well by following Apple's footsteps.

7. We May See Android 4.3 At Google I/O

The earliest we can see Android 4.3 would be Google I/O 2013. Don't worry, that's only a few days — Google I/O starts on May 15th and ends on the 17th. According to Android Authority, a leaked HTC memo discussing potential Keynote speeches indicates that both Bluetooth Low Energy, or BLE, would be discussed, as well as Open GL ES 3.0 — a graphics specification that alters the UI of the operating system. Seems like Android 4.3 will be a key focus at Google I/O.

8. Google May Be Packing In Features, But They Don't Make That Much Money Off Of Android

Surprisingly, Google doesn't actually make that much money off of its Android. According to Business Insider, Google only generates $543 million from Android devices. Because the Android operating system is open-source, companies like Samsung and Amazon can drastically customize the OS and alter it.

9. Fragmentation Has Been Hurting Android Update Rates

Google has been having a lot of issues with the adoption rates for its operating system updates. Many Android users aren't able to upgrade to new updates because of fragmentation. Webopedia defines Android fragmentation as follows:

"The threat or concern that a proliferation of diverging variants of the Android platform will result in the inability of some devices to properly run apps written with the Android SDK. With a large number of custom versions of the Android platform emerging, the concern is that interoperability will be weakened as a result of the potential for applications built specifically for one variant or device not being able to work with others."

10. Android 4.3 May Hurt Android 5.0

Going off of the fragmentation issues, Android 4.3 may hurt the adoption rate of Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie. With Android 4.3 becoming available for older Android devices over the next few weeks and months, by the time Android 5.0 is released, many users will probably just be getting Android 4.3. The delays between Android updates - which can sometimes be as long as months between updates - and fragmentation issues is something Google needs to fix in the Android ecosystem so that future updates could have higher adoption rates, which will undoubtably impress investors.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Facebook 6.0 For iOS Brings Chat Heads And More

Facebook showed off a number of new features that it has been working on to enhance user experience on mobile devices, at the Home launch. Facebook Home brings all of those features for Android, one of them is Chat Heads. The social network's new iOS app is being rolled out right now which brings Chat Heads and a number of design tweaks to Apple's platform. Users now have the ability to send 'stickers' to each other. Stickers are basically emoji like giant pictures. Only iPhone users can send stickers right now, they're currently free and come in stacks of related pictures. News Feed has been redesigned, the look and feel is much cleaner than before making it easier to access content.

Facebook Home ChatHead Demo at Launch April 2013

Chat Heads behavior on iOS is different than that on Android. Due to iOS sandboxing its apps, Chat Heads will only pop up inside the Facebook app, as opposed to popping up anywhere in Android. Incoming Facebook Messages will make Chat Heads pop out, they're not integrated with SMS. Users can open one themselves to chat with any of their friends. They can be repositioned inside the Facebook app and will be vertically arrayed on the iPad's larger display. Facebook 6.0 for iOS can now be downloaded from iTunes App Store.

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