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

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.

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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.

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iPhone tops Yahoo 2011 search list

The Phone topped every celebrity, every natural disaster, every political upheaval to earn the top spot at the most searched term on Yahoo in 2011.

The Yahoo Year In Review list, now in its 10th year, has only once before had a tech gadget come in at No. 1. And that happened in the first year of the review, when Sony’s PlayStation2 topped the chart.

(Credit: Apple)

Subsequent years have seen Britney Spears come in first. She actually landed the top spot every year from 2005 to 2008. Michael Jackson took the top spot in 2009. And last year, the BP oil spill was the most searched phrase.

The iPod‘s ascension came in a year with much speculation about what the newest version of the iPhone would look like and when Apple would released it. The company ultimately unveiled the iPhone 4S in October.

As for the Yahoo list, six of the seven phrases that followed iPhone are all tabloid fodder–Casey Anthony, Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez, Lindsay Lohan, and Jennifer Aniston. American Idol, Japan earthquake, and Osama bin Laden round out the top 10.

The iPhone 5 was the most popular mobile search on Yahoo, followed by Powerball and MLB.

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.

TOP 5 iPad accessories.

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So you have finally bought the new iPad, it is about time to beef it up with some of the most awesome high-end accessories. Other than the official Apple releases there are several other accessories that you simply can’t ignore, this weeks TOP 5 list deals with the top iPad accessories.

5. Pogo Sketch

ipad pogo sketch

You simply can’t own the iPad without also owning the Pogo Sketch, the pen turns your iPad into a notepad for jotting down quick notes, or provides the ability for you to draw on the iPad like you would on a piece of paper. It has an aluminum base and can perfectly interact with iPad’s capacitive display. The Pogo Sketch costs $14.95.

4. Screen Care kit for iPad

ipad screen care

If you really care about your iPad then you will have to get this accessory, every iPad needs a screen protector, and this one even comes with a cleaning cloth for your iPad. The reusable cloth removes smudges dust and fingerprints without having to use any liquid. It currently costs  $24.99.

3. BookArc for iPad

bookarc ipad

If you are familiar with the BookArc for the Macbook Pro series, then you will love this new iPad stand. Twelve South has designed a sleek and simple BookArc for iPad for comfortable viewing. Very much like the larger MacBook version, the iPad BookArc is very stylish and will fit right in, whether you will use it in your office or at home. The iPad BookArc costs $39.99.

2. iPad camera connection kit

ipad camera

The Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit is really one of the best iPad accessories currently out there. The kit enables you to transfer JPEG and RAW images from your camera directly to your iPad. It includes a USB and SD connector, and currently has a price tag of $29.

1. Apple Wireless Keyboard and the dock

apple keyboard dock

Our number 1 iPad accessory this week is the wireless iPad keyboard. What makes it the best accessory is the fact that you can anywhere within 30 feet from your iPad. It currently costs $69 at the Apple Store. If you already own a wireless keyboard from apple however you can also pair this with your device, a HOW TO Guide can be found on this page.

Top 5 Terminal commands!

This is the first post in a new weekly series!

Each week we will post a new TOP 5 list, if you have any suggestions for a TOP 5 just leave a comment and we will take your suggestions into consideration!

This week we will look at the TOP 5 Terminal Commands:

*WARNING*

Since these commands all deal with Terminal, unless you know exactly what you are doing we strongly suggest that you create a back-up before trying them

5. Get a massive Dock

If you want giant-sized magnified Dock icons, then follow these simple steps:

1. Enable Magnification in System Preferences > Dock,

2. In Terminal type:

defaults write com.apple.dock largesize -int 512; killall Dock

Top 25 terminal tips: mssive dock

If you do it correctly then this command will increase the maximum icon size to 512×512 pixels. You can substitute another figure if you wish, but don’t go any higher than 512. To switch this effect off, just return to the Dock’s preferences and move the Magnification slider back.

4. Kill a process

If you are having problems with a process and want to restart it, simply open the Terminal and type the following(Note that process names are case-sensitive):

killall [process name]

3, Autoplay movies in QuickTime X

QuickTime X has no Preferences, which also means that you can’t force QuickTime to Auto-play a movie when you open the application, which is where Terminal comes into play,  to make a movie automatically start playing when you open it, type the following command in Terminal:

defaults write com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX MGPlayMovieOnOpen 1

2. 2D Dock

This next command is very popular among people running Leopard who don’t like the 3D feel of the dock. The command will change the 3D dock to a flat 2D version. Once again simply type the following in the Terminal:

defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean YES

To make the changes work just restart the dock by typing:

killall Dock

1. Quit Finder like any other app

With this handy command, you can quit out of Finder in the same way you would any other app:

defaults write com.apple.finder QuitMenuItem -bool YES; killall Finder

Top 25 terminal tips: quit finder

If this command is used correctly then a Quit option now appears at the foot of the Finder menu.

If you want to remove it then simply type:

defaults write com.apple.finder QuitMenuItem -bool NO; killall Finder

Additional suggestion:

This last addition is more of a fun command. The “say” command makes your mac repeat what you type, simply open terminal and type:

say this blog rocks

of course you can add anything after say but you must type “say”