Most popular posts of 2011!

Now that 2011 has come to an end it is time to take a look at the most popular posts of the previous year, we have had a lot of interesting Apple news to report, and these are the ones that got most views on the page!

1. iPad doesn’t follow normal product lifecycle

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Many products follow the product lifecycle and are initially accepted only by the early adopters and then slowly gain mainstream popularity, the Apple iPad however doesn’t seem to follow this pattern, according to Apple execs the iPad is a runaway hit and it’s going mainstream faster than anything they’ve seen before.

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2. Connect Apple Wireless Keyboard with a Mac.

Set up

To set up the aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard, follow these steps:

You will need:

-Apple wireless Keyboard
– Mac with bluetooth option.

Install the batteries.

Use a coin to remove the battery compartment cover.
key

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3. How to find your iPhone/iPod touch/iPad UDID


The other day a friend of mine asked me how he could find the UDID for his new iPhone 4. Therefore I have decided to compile this quick How-To Guide. The UDID number is a 40-digit sequence of letters and numbers, associated with every iPhone and iPod touch device, it is really easy to find if you know how to.

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4. Apple updates iMovie ’11

Earlier today Apple released an update to iMovie ’11. The update improves overall stability and fixes an issue that causes audio playback to be out of sync.

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How to connect USB drive to iPad

So far connecting a USB drive has only been possible if you jailbreak the iPad, now since we are not going to post anything on here about jail breaking the iPad here is a way you can transfer files from the USB drive to the iPad without jail breaking it first.

iFusion makes the iPhone stationary!

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Were you one of those people that used to love playing around with the phone cord, or enjoyed holding the receiver in one hand, while holding the phone in the other, well then this device is the perfect companion for your iPhone.

Presented at the Macworld Expo this has a FULL DUPLEX and ERGONOMIC HANDSET DESIGN and BLUETOOTH that will supposedly make your iPhone calls BETTER. Weighing around 950g, the docking station further boasts of its 3.5mm stereo port for external speakers.

The new iFusion Smart Station docking station for iPhone carries a price tag of $169. Pre-orders are available now for shipping in April 2011.

Most popular posts of 2010!

Now that 2010 has come to an end it is time to take a look at the most popular posts of the previous year, we have had a lot of interesting Apple news to report, and these are the ones that got most views on the page!

1. iPad doesn’t follow normal product lifecycle

ipad

Many products follow the product lifecycle and are initially accepted only by the early adopters and then slowly gain mainstream popularity, the Apple iPad however doesn’t seem to follow this pattern, according to Apple execs the iPad is a runaway hit and it’s going mainstream faster than anything they’ve seen before.

read more

2. Connect Apple Wireless Keyboard with a Mac.

Set up

To set up the aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard, follow these steps:

You will need:

-Apple wireless Keyboard
– Mac with bluetooth option.

Install the batteries.

Use a coin to remove the battery compartment cover.
key

read more.

3. iPad screen rotation lock becomes mute button with no option to change setting.

Back in January 2010 Apple announced that the hardware switch on the side of the iPad would be a mute switch, just like on the iPhone. Then, closer to the product’s launch in March of this year, Apple revealed that the mute-switch magically transformed into a very handy orientation-lock. Now with iOS 4.2 for iPad, Apple again transformed the hardware switch’s purpose and now it is once again a mute-switch. As we now know, you can lock the iPad’s screen orientation via a menu to the left of the multitasking dock.

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4. Israeli security shoots travellers Macbook Pro…

Lilly Sussman was on her way to Tel Aviv when she was pulled off to the side by airport security who thought she was suspicious. First they questioned her for a long time before finally hearing the gunshots followed by an announcement over the intercom first in Hebrew, then Arabic, then in English.  Lilly says “It was something along the lines of, Do not to be alarmed by gunshots because the Israeli security needs to blow up suspicious passenger luggage.”

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How to connect USB drive to iPad

So far connecting a USB drive has only been possible if you jailbreak the iPad, now since we are not going to post anything on here about jail breaking the iPad here is a way you can transfer files from the USB drive to the iPad without jail breaking it first.

read more.

Apple introduces Magic Trackpad!

Today has been an awesome day for Apple fans, not only did we see several updates to existing products, but Apple released the long awaited, long rumored Magic Trackpad, a multitouch input device for your Mac desktop. The wireless, Bluetooth-powered Trackpad behaves much like the multitouch trackpads on recent MacBook Pros, incorporating a host of swipes and gestures to better navigate your computer.

According to Macworld.com “Apple’s Magic Mouse has been a big hit, according to the company. So Apple decided to build a standalone trackpad to bring the same experience to its desktop users.”

The Magic Trackpad is a single surface; the trackpad is the button—again, just like the trackpads on recent MacBook Pros. The device sits at the same level of incline as Apple’s Wireless Keyboard, meaning you should be able to move your hands back and forth between the keyboard and the trackpad with ease.

Apple says that the new Magic Trackpad is “nearly 80 percent larger than the built-in trackpad on the MacBook Pro,” which by my math means the device will be just shy of 7.4 inches across, by 5.4 inches tall. The company suggests that you could use the Magic Trackpad as a standalone mouse replacement, or in conjunction with your existing mouse instead.

The Magic Trackpad costs $69 and is shipping now. It requires a Bluetooth-enabled Mac, Mac OS X 10.6.4 or later, and a Magic Trackpad software update. It can be purchased as a customize-to-order option alongside the default Magic Mouse or bought separately for existing Mac users.

How to connect Your iPad to Wireless Keyboards.

One of the reasons why I love using the iPad is the fact that you can connect to and use Bluetooth devices, such as keyboards and mice.

While the iPad does come with a built in keyboard that shows up on the screen as you enter input fields, however sometimes it is just nicer to use the more traditional keyboard, especially if you are writing longer texts, or need to get work done quickly. Therefore we think that if you really want to rely on the iPad for productivity then it would be a good idea to know how to connect an iPad to bluetooth keyboards.

How To Connect the iPad to a Wireless Keyboard

In order to connect the wireless keyboard you will need two things:

– iPad
– Wireless(Bluetooth) Keyboard

Connecting the iPad to bluetooth wireless keyboards is quick and easy:

Step 1)Turn on your iPad and navigate to the settings app on your iPad screen
In Settings select the General option

Step 2)In General you’ll notice the Bluetooth option. If it is off, tap the arrow next to the word “off”
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Step 3)Slide the Off button on the Bluetooth setting to ON. This will tell the iPad to start looking for devices it can connect to.

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Step 4)Now that you’ve turned bluetooth on for your iPad, be sure your bluetooth keyboard is set to discoverable mode. Your iPad will look for the device and should successfully connect

Step 5)On the keyboard, enter the number the iPad prompts for after the device has connected successfully
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To test if you did everything correctly simply open the app you need to type quickly on and start typing away on your iPads bluetooth keyboard.

Connect Apple Wireless Keyboard with a Mac.

Set up

To set up the aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard, follow these steps:

You will need:

-Apple wireless Keyboard
– Mac with bluetooth option.

Install the batteries.

Use a coin to remove the battery compartment cover.
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Slide two batteries into the battery compartment as shown below. Note: The aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard (2007) uses 3 batteries.
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Replace the battery compartment cover and leave the keyboard turned off.

On the Mac

Open Keyboard System Preferences by choosing System Preferences from the Apple () menu, then choosing Keyboard from the View menu.
Click the ‘Setup Bluetooth Keyboard’ button in the lower right-hand corner of the Keyboard Preference pane.
Turn on the keyboard. The light above the power switch should begin to flash.
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After 15-30 seconds, the keyboard’s name should appear in the preferences Search pane.

Click Continue. The Setup Assistant will try to pair with the keyboard.

When the Setup Assistant prompts you to do so, type the passkey shown in the Setup Assistant on the Apple Wireless Keyboard. Press the Return key on the keyboard when you are finished.

Once the computer and keyboard have successfully paired, the Keyboard System Preferences pane will expand showing all configurable options and battery level in the lower left-hand corner.

You should now be able to use your aluminum Apple Wireless Keyboard.

For a video walk-through see the video below: