Showing posts with label iPhone. Show all posts
Showing posts with label iPhone. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Google creates new Pro-Android Campaign to Better Compete with Apple's iPhone & Keep Samsung In Line

A new report posted today claims that Google wants to take a run at Apple's iPhone with a new line of smartphones called "Silver" that's really just killing off the Nexus branding for something that they could market better. The plan is also a part of a backup plan should Samsung decide to push their Tizen platform against Android.

The Information news site claims that they have the exclusive on Google's new plan. The Information is reporting that "Google is gearing up for a major effort to spur development of premium Android smartphones and re-assert control over the Android ecosystem as it seeks to better compete with the Apple iPhone and blunt the growing power of Samsung, the leading maker of Android phones.

The expensive effort involves dumping the four-year-old Google Nexus phone brand in favor of a new program called Silver, under which manufacturers and wireless carriers will effectively be paid to produce and sell high-end devices that closely adhere to Google specifications, according to four people briefed on the project. The requirements sharply limit the number of non-Google apps that can be pre-installed on devices, or mandate that phone owners be able to uninstall them.

The report notes that Google could spend as a billion dollars to support pro-Android OEM's. What would set Silver apart from normal Android is that Google would limit the number of third party apps and services included on the device, hinting that these phones will run the pure version of Android. Most popular Android smartphone makers, such as Samsung and HTC, put their own skin that focuses on their proprietary apps over Android. The deal is so good that even Samsung may join the program.

Efrati further states that "Google's main goals are to reverse consumer perceptions of Android as a down-market knock-off of the iPhone and establish a more consistent 'Google' experience for high-end Android customers."

Though there's one last point that might be the real motivator behind Google's new plan: "Google is worried that Samsung is taking over Android, pushing it in directions Google doesn't want to go. Silver would be part of a plant to reclaim the platform."

After years of Samsung toying with Tizen and experiencing a major setback in January with NTT DoCoMo, Samsung revealed earlier this month that their first Tizen phone, which will launch around the end of the second quarter, would be a high-end model and the second would mainly be aimed at the middle of the market to drive volume growth.

Is Google a little jittery about the prospect of Samsung drifting away from the Android ecosystem and pushing their own Tizen based smartphones over time? Yes of course they are and this is proof enough.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

How to sync WAV Files to iTunes to play in iPhone, iPad, iPod?

This is a magic WAV to iTunes guide to let you add songs in WAV format to iTunes, so that you can stream them to iPhone, iPad, iPod via iTunes.
Q: "Hello hello. I'm having a bit of trouble with my iTunes at the minute. I have an album on my computer and the songs are in .wav format, and iTunes not letting me import them. Any help? Btw, my iTunes is at version is up to date."
WAV is an audio format for storing sound in files developed jointly by Microsoft and IBM. Support for WAV files was built into Windows 95 making it the de facto standard for sound on PCs. WAV sound files end with a .wav extension and can be played by nearly all Windows applications that support sound.

However, when it comes to Mac OS, some of the WAV files still can't be loaded to iTunes although it claims to support WAV format. It means you cannot stream your WAV songs to iPhone, iPad and iPod in this way. 

In order to solve "iTunes won't import WAV" problem, I've tried several ways including convert WAV to aac format via iTunes but it still cannot be accepted by my iPod. So I turned over to third party software and luckily I found this Pavtube WAV Converter Ultimate (Read review).

This Pavtube Video Converter Ultimate, as the Pavtube WAV to iTunes Converter, is an all-in-one tool which does not only support converting WAV format to MP3 for iTunes, it support various audio & video (excluding CRM files) format so that you can stream the files to iPhone, iPad, iPod for watching. Moreover, it's also capable of digitalizing your Blu-rays and DVDs to MP4, MOV, etc. formats that your IOS devices accept; isn't it cool?

Tips: Find its Mac version here – iMedia Converter for Mac

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How to convert WAV to MP3 format for iTunes on iPad, iPhone and iPod

Step 1. Import WAV files; choose format.

Click the plus icon to import WAV 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)" 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 WAV to MP3.

Now back to the main interface and hit "Convert" to convert your WAV files to MP3 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.

Ok, now your WAV song has been converted to MP3 which is perfect for iTunes. 

See how to transfer Media Files from iTunes to iPhone | Move Video/Music/Photo from iTunes to iPad

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Convert GoPro Hero 3 footage to iMovie on iPhone for editing and upload to Instagram

This is a brief guide of how to convert your GoPro Hero 3 footage to iPhone, so that you can edit these video in iMovie and share it to friends on Instagram.

GoPro's lineup of mount-anywhere cameras have been dazzling extreme sports enthusiasts for years. With the GoPro 3, you can easily shoot footages with your hands free – that’s pretty convenient yet safe when you are surfing, skating, snowboarding or traveling.

I’m rather fond of taking this little magic box out on vacation with great fun. However, unlike professional cameras, I always need to edit some of them. As I just got a new iPhone 5S, iMovie should be a good choice which is free to IOS 7 users.

Convert GoPro Hero 3 footage to iMovie

With the help of Pavtube iMedia Converter for Mac, I am able to import GoPro Hero 3 footage to iMovie on iPhone and post it on Instagram.

Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac is a professional Mac GoPro to iMovie Converter; it’s very easy-to-use and totally painless during the whole conversion from GoPro MP4 to Apple Intermediate Codec.

How to convert GoPro Hero 3 MP4 video to iMovie on iPhone?

Step 1. Load files to the GoPro to iMovie Converter for Mac.

Launch the GoPro MP4 to iMovie Converter for Mac and add footage files to it. Keep your GoPro Hero 3 on and connect it to Mac; click “Add video” to load video clips or “Add from folder” to load the entire folder. Then you can preview the whole videos in the preview window on the right area.

Step 2. Choose AIC MOV format for iMovie.

Click “Format” drop-down list and choose “iMovie and Final Cut Express>Apple InterMediate Codec (AIC) (*.mov)” as the most compatible format for iMovie.

Notes: If the default settings do not fit your needs, you can click “Settings” button to customize output video bitrate, channels, frame rate, etc. In general, the higher video bit rate you choose, the larger output file size will it be; and vice versa.

Step 3. start conversion.

Now hit the big “Convert” button to start converting GoPro Hero 3 MP4 to AIC MOV for iMovie. After it completed, hit “Open” button to find the generated.

Now transfer the converted video to iPhone via iTunes and open it in iMovie for iPhone app. Edit it and upload to Instagram; just have a try. (See also: How to transfer video to iPhone/iPad via iTunes 11?)

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Pavtube iOS Data Recovery 1.0.0 Released: 2014 Best iPod/iPad/iPhone Data Recovery Software

Pavtube iOS Data Recovery 1.0.0 (Windows Version) is newly released for iOS Device users to recover lost data from iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and iTunes Backup files.
      Price: $59.95

Accidently deleted contacts or other crucial data on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch? iPhone is lost, smashed or broken? Failed iOS updates or jailbreak or factory settings restore wipes your data? Or want to read already deleted messages? Would like to browse pictures and videos have been deleted from iPhone,iPad or iPod? Whatever the problem, iOS Data Recovery can help you quickly regain the lost files.

Pavtube released a powerful ios data recovery which is a easy-to-use data recovery software helps users to recover lost files from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and also retrieve 11 kind of files from iTunes backup. This powerful software makes the data recovery and backup issues easy to be done, and all iOS Device users will benefit from this software.

See: Quick Start Guide for Beginner

The key features of Pavtube iOS Data Recovery are listed as follows:
  1. Recover files from iTunes backups; recover files from iOS devices.
  2. Support all kinds of iOS devices including iPhone 5C/5S/5/4S/4,iPad Air, iPad mini2, iPad 4, iPad 3, & iPod touch 5 etc.
  3. Directly recover deleted or lost Contacts, Message, Call History, Notes, Calendar, Reminders, & Safari Bookmark from iOS devices.
  4. Retrieve 11 kinds of files from iTunes Backups including Camera Roll, Photo Library, Contacts, Messages (SMS, MMS, iMessages), Message Attachments, Call History, Calendar, Notes, Reminders, Voice Memos and Safari Bookmarks.
  5. Regain lost data from your iTunes backup for any iOS device due to device loss, jailbreak, iOS upgrade or factory settings restore.
  6. Selectively recover rather than all data from iOS device or iTunes backup files. This is not supported by iTunes.
  7. You can preview both deleted and existing data in the scan result before recovery; like photos in camera roll, detail of the contacts, the contents of the message, View the call history and so on.

Only a few steps, you can easily and quickly get back your lost data on your iPhone/iPad/iPod, see also:

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"Pavtube iOS Data Recovery will be a wonderful saving for iOS device users to recover or backup data. And we are preparing for future updates to make it be able to recover more data." concluded Anda.

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.
watch hd videos on iphone ipad ipod

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.

iphone ipod ipad video converter

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:

editing videos for ios devices

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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Monday, September 23, 2013

Are you an iPhone 5S person or an iPhone 5C person?

An employee shows the the backside of a new Apple iPhone 5c (R) and iPhone 5s (L) at a Verizon store in Orem, Utah, Sept. 19,

As has become tradition in Apple kremlinology, techies have spent the past week trying to decipher what the "C" and the "S" stand for in Apple's new smartphones, the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S.

Guesses both serious and sardonic for the proudly plastic, kaleidoscopic "C" include "cheap," "color" and "Chinese"; common wisdom says the "S" stands for "sensor" or "scanner" or "security."

My editor, however, had a different idea.

"Maybe C and S stand for ‘Class Struggle,'" he joked, after aggregating a list of dozens of Twitter users who had deemed the iPhone 5C "for poor people" after its unveiling.

Maybe Jason is right.

Sure as the iPhone 5 fades into obsolescence, Apple devotees know they're going to need new phones: the iPhone 5S or the iPhone 5C. What's less clear is which one. We could start retabulating the virtues of each one, but why bother? No one really needs help choosing between Apple's "forward-looking" 5S and the "colorful" 5C, both of which go on sale Friday.

Rather, put it this way: If you think you need help deciding — if you just want one more perfect article comparing the specs of the two phones — then you've already secretly decided: You're a 5S type.

Because 5S people love specs. They like to read about the 5S velocity, as speed-demons in earlier days might have shopped for Porsches. They savor the new camera numbers as if they were Diane Arbus, needing levels of pixelation not seen in nature. 5S people pore over and memorize the iPhone spec lists just so they can savor the glories of their pricey new phones in advance, and drop in pixel density and contrast ratio counts during early autumn dinner conversations.

By contrast, 5C types only ever needed one spec: $99.

The 5C crowd are people who till now considered iPhones either out of reach or overly precious. It makes sense that Apple has cast these 5C types as colorful — the multihued not-quite-middle-class identified with Rainbow Coalitions and, internationally, with the United Colors of Benetton.

(Not that the iPhone 5C is really as bargain-bin as some had expected, nor that the $100 discount will really make much of a financial difference over the course of a four-figure two-year contract. But there is no doubt that the iPhone 5C has been painted, fairly or not, as the "cheap" iPhone, of the pair.)

Moreover, 5C types are those of us who are happy with our iPhone 5 and, heck, our 4s or 4 or 3GS, too. We wish we didn't have to upgrade at all. We may even have been casting glances at the Apple off-ramp. So we're not going to get back in with Apple with the spec-manic 5S only to make the jump, months from now, to an HTC One or a Galaxy or to some other heretical artifact that wasn't even designed in California.

We are willing to put up with the infantilizing colors, with plastic phones that look like teething toys, in order not to be the dreaded spec people: pontificating to anyone who will listen about the speed and security of the 5S, conspicuously waving it about on the subway and in meetings, fingerprint-unlocking their devices not because they have anything to do on their phones, but because they enjoy the novelty, and the prestige.

Oh, but this sounds chippy. See what Apple has done? With its two phones, it has created a world where you either have to be a colorful clown — do I amuse you? — with that iPhone 5C, where you have to sign on to the fun of frugality; you can't just have a cheap phone that says, "This is all I can afford," which at least has some dignity to it.

At the same time, with dippy 5C, you renounce your right to be "forward-looking": an early adopter of the faster phone. Instead, you're upgrading — to a backward phone. And through your happy clown smile, you have to pretend you're not missing out! That you couldn't care less about the amazing, eye-popping camera or the hushed Jason Bourne palate of the muted, sophisticated thoroughbred, the iPhone 5S.

But if you get the 5S — well, you're the chick who had to have the best. Because her texts are world-historic and can't be left to slow, insecure phones. Or the gaudy plastic of her tartier 5C sisters.

This is how they divide us, these massive tech companies. How they create the illusion of an identity choice: print or e-book; high-def or standard; pro or free; s or c. 

Maybe in this mobile cycle, you could ask yourself what you need more of right now: money or specs. If you're going Apple, let the money/specs question guide you to the 5S (specs) or the 5C (money). And then just be quiet about it. Don't overthink; don't regret; and don't begrudge anyone else his choice. 

You may have bought in as a clear, confident act of self-expression, but that conceals the fact that you're just buying — and from the same company, for Pete's sake.

Source: YAHOO! News

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