Archive for October, 2011
There are many iPod sofwares you can pick up you the most suited ones.
PodWorks is able to extract audio files from an iPod to a Macintosh. A must have, if you might have a HD crash on your Mac, and you don’t want to re-rip 400 CDs manually.
Pod2Go allows to download News, Weather and more from the web to the iPod for offline viewing.
To get rid of the European Volume restriction, look at several alternatives like goPod.
Some handy programs Mac OS-X to handle your music collection:
iVolume performs a Sound Check based on human perception of loudness.
MP-3 Info, the ability to see MP3-tags in the Finder.
Applescripts can be used in combination with iTunes, to apply a couple of handy activities.
To get albums on your desktop, look at Clutter.
You can use iTunes for encoding and playback of AAC files, and synchronization with your iPod. This is good alternative to WinAmp.
MacDrive makes it possible to mount HFS+ drives on PCs.
When the iPhone 4S hit stores, it was expected to outsell virtually every other smartphone on the market. What most people didn’t expect was that the phone would sell over 4 million units in its first three days, more than doubling the sales of the original iPhone 4. With the availability of prepaid phones still scarce for iPhone carriers, the sales of the new release have cemented the dedicated and rabid fan base of the company.
A lot of the sales for the new iPhone 4S can be contributed to Steve Jobs’ death. In order to commemorate the visionary technology entrepreneur, people have flocked to the new device. At the initial press conference for the release of the new device, new company CEO Tim Cook seemed to lack the same presence as the legendary public speaker Steve Jobs.
Most of the new features on the new iPhone 4S are internal. There is a faster processor which makes downloading apps and playing games a faster experience. There is a higher resolution camera which rivals many high-end digital devices and is able to capture full HD videos. There is also a dual antenna included on the phone which ensures that calls are not dropped or interfered with as often.
While these hardware updates are major selling points, they did not contain the same sizzle as some of Apple’s previous marketing messages. Knowing the company, there was no need to worry about that because they unveiled several new software and network upgrades as well. The new Apple iOS5 is an upgraded version of iOS 4 which features less intrusive notification updates, a drop-down menu for simple navigation, and a full integration with the social media website Twitter.
The most talked about new app for the iPhone 4S is Siri, a voice activated, artificial intelligence, planning program that does everything from sending texts to finding directions by simply speaking into your phone.
Also available on the new operating system is the iCloud service which automatically syncs all of the media from your laptop, iPad, and iPhone for instantaneous viewing and consumption on any device. This also includes a unique feature called “Find My iPhone,” which uses the device’s GPS to track it down anywhere on the globe.
According to Forbes, if the iPhone 4S continues to sell 156k units per day it might shatter the Guinness World Record for fastest selling mobile device of all time. No matter what records the phone sets, it is a major success considering most people were waiting for the release of the iPhone 5. For a minor upgrade to the technology, the iPhone 4S is a testament to how dedicated consumers are to Apple.
Now we can use Siri on the iPhone with the help the Siri voice command system from the new iPhone 4Sthen we can ask any question and get an accurate answer. You can see from the video how it works.
The iPhone 4S is likely to take over the iPhone 4 as the fastest selling handset of all time, however choosing the best iPhone 4S contract deal for you is no easy task. First off there’s 3 different versions of the iPhone 4S, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB, all with varying price tags attached. Don’t be fooled into choosing which model you go for based on price entirely, but instead think about how much storage space you’ll actually use and base your choice on that.
The iPhone 4S is capable of delivering a much faster graphics in comparison to the original iPhone 4. Although this means a much improved gaming experience, it also means the games themselves are likely to take up more space than they did on previous versions. If you’re a games fan then opt for the 32 or 64GB iPhone 4S.
The next thing to think about is which contract tariff from what network to go with. When you compare iPhone 4S contract deals, you have the choice of cheap offers which require you to pay for your handset, or more expensive pay monthly tariffs that only demand a small fee. Providing the contract you choose comes with enough minutes, texts and data to keep you well within your limit, whether you decide to opt for a larger payment up front in exchange for a cheaper monthly price is really down to personal choice.
The contract prices on the 16GB iPhone 4S are the lowest of all the versions, however we wouldn’t call them cheap! When you compare prices of handsets with similar specifications such as the HTC Sensation XE or Samsung Galaxy S 2, you may want to consider them as alternative options. Some might say you buy an iPhone with your heart, not your wallet and therefore shouldn’t try to justify the cost of a 4S contract. However, when you consider that even the very best iPhone 4S deals will cost you upwards of £900 throughout the term of your tariff, you might be persuaded otherwise. Our advice is to stick to a 24 month iPhone 4S pay monthly contract deal, and to go for the 32GB version unless you’re a very light user.