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Tool for your Mac: MacKeeper

March 31st, 2013 Comments off

MacKeeper, an easy way to manage routine tasks and keep your Mac secured, clean and running fast!

MacKeeper Main Features:

1. Internet Security
Protect your Mac from all kinds of Internet fraud.

With the Real-Time Safe Browsing feature you can surf the Internet without worries as all malicious websites will be blocked automatically.

For extra security and your convenience you can manually create lists of potentially dangerous websites to be auto-blocked and likewise 100% trusted websites that won’t be checked.

Compatible with all browsers for Mac: Safari Firefox Chrome

Antivirus

Mackeeper offers a leading Mac OS engine antivirus in case you need extra security, for example, when you work with Windows emulators such as Parallels or VMWare. With

an easy real-time protection on/off switch you can turn it on, work with an emulator and turn it off when you’re done.

How It Works?

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2. Anti-Theft
Find your Mac if it gets stolen.

In case your Mac gets stolen, Anti-Theft will track its location and even make an iSight snapshot of the thief.

How It Works?

Lost your Mac? Just follow these simple instructions:

1. Log in to your ZeoBIT account.
2. Navigate to the Anti-Theft tab.
3. Click "Report stolen computer" to let us know that your Mac has been stolen.
When your Mac goes online, MacKeeper will immediately generate a detailed report on its location and make an iSight snapshot of the thief.
To make sure you don’t miss the moment, we will immediately call you and email you this report along with the snapshot. You can also get this information in your account, updated every 5 minutes. Report this info to the police, and they will help you get your Mac back.

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How to Make Custom iPhone Ringtones for Free

August 26th, 2009 Comments off

Iphone Ringtones You don’t have to pay for your songs twice to get a ringtone. There are many songs in your music library, but no way to make ringtones from any of them. Actually, with a little bit of trickery (nothing illegal) you can create ringtones from any of your non-DRM songs in your iTunes library easily, and for free. This works on both Mac and Windows PCs.

1. Open iTunes
2. Find the song that you want to make into a ringtone.
3. Listen to the song and find the part of it you want to use. The chorus may be a good place to start.
4. Write down the start and stop times of the clip.
5. Right-click the song and select “Get Info.”
6. Click the “Options” tab.
7. Type in the start time of your ringtone in the text box next to “Start Time” in the minutes:seconds (i.e. 2:01) format.
8. Type in the end time of your ringtone in the text box next to “Stop Time.” Make sure the ringtone is no more than 40 seconds long.
9. Click “OK”.
10. Right-click your song again and select “Convert Selection to AAC”. Wait for iTunes to convert your song. It will create a duplicate version.
11. Right-click the ringtone and select “Delete”.
12. Click on the “Keep Files” button.
13. Find the file. It’s usually in your User folder under Music > iTunes > iTunes Music and under the band’s name. It will have an extension of “m4a.”
14. Replace the “m4a” extension of your ringtone with “m4r”. You can either double-click slowly to re-name your file, or right-click and select “Get Info” on a Mac or “Rename” on a Windows PC.
15. Click “Use .m4r” or the PC equivalent when the system warns you that the change may affect the use of your file.
16. Double-click the ringtone file. ITunes will automatically add it to your ringtones folder in your iTunes Music Library.

17. Connect your iPhone and sync your ringtones.

Warnings

a. For everyone having problems syncing the ringtones to your iPhone: Find the ringtone in your Ringtones folder and change the extension back to .M4A & attempt to sync again.

b. Instead of deleting it, you can also drag the newly converted ringtone to your desktop from iTunes and follow the rest of the steps.

c. There may be some problems with the latest version of Leopard – renaming the file may not work properly, and you won’t be able to add it to the ringtones folder.

d. This will not work with songs bought at the iTunes store or that has DRM (copy-protection). Your best bet is to use a song that you have imported from a CD.

Tips:

1. For those of you using a PC who can not see the file extension m4a follow these instructions and you should be able to see it
1) Go to control panel
2) Double click the folder options icon
3) Click on the view tab
4) scroll down and uncheck the box “hide extensions for known file types
when you go back and view your converted song you should now see the file extension m4a this is what you need to change to m4r

2. The Import Settings dialog (go to Preferences -> General -> Import Settings…) controls the encoding method used by iTunes. Change it to AAC in the Import Settings dialog and the “Convert Selection to AAC” option will appear in the song’s context menu and in the Advanced menu.

3. pshaheen, there is right click functionality in Mac OS X. If you only have a one button mouse or a laptop trackpad, you can hold hold Control and then click which is the same thing as right click. This will allow you to access the menus you need.
Ctrl + Mouse Click = Right Click

IPod Touch Troubleshooting Assistant

July 26th, 2009 Comments off

Is your iPod touch frozen or not operating as expected? These tips will help you resolve most common issues.

Recharge

This screen means to keep iPod touch connected so it continues charging.
Note:

  • Use a high-power USB port such as the one on your computer, or use your iPod touch AC adapter.
  • Don’t use the USB port on your keyboard because it is a low-power port and iPod touch will not charge.
  • Make sure you are using USB to charge. Accessories that use FireWire to charge are not supported with iPod touch.
  • If you see the red part of the battery image flash three times and then the screen goes black, it means that iPod touch is not receiving power to charge.
  • If the iPod touch battery is extremely low on power, the display may be blank for up to two minutes before one of the low-battery images appears.

Restart

Try restarting iPod touch. To turn it off, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the red slider appears. Slide your finger across the slider to turn off iPod touch. To turn iPod touch on, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until the Apple logo appears.

Does iPod touch appear frozen or stuck? To reset iPod touch, press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least 10 seconds. During this time, a red “power off” slider may appear and the screen may go black, but do not release Sleep/Wake and Home buttons until the Apple logo appears.

Remove Content

If iPod touch is not working as expected, it may be due to some of the content synced to it. Try selectively removing certain content that may be causing unexpected behavior such as contacts, calendars, songs, photos, videos, or podcasts.

To remove content, connect iPod touch via USB and use iTunes to change the sync settings. Click on iPod touch in the Source list, and select each tab to change what content is synced then click apply.

Reset Settings

Tap Settings > General > Reset > Reset All Settings

Note: This will reset all settings. No data or media will be deleted.

Restore

Try restoring iPod touch using the latest version of iTunes.

Connect iPod touch. When it appears in the Source list, click on Restore in the Summary tab.

Iphone Recovery Mode

March 26th, 2009 Comments off

We all know that restoring the iPhone using iTunes is a troubleshooting lifesaver as it helps resolve most of the documented errors on the iPhone faced so far, especially important if you have tried one of those iPhone hacks which has caused your iPhone to behave abnormally. However, what does one do when restoring itself does not work, there is no reason to panic, as here is an iPhone tip to get you out of exactly that situation.

It is the iPhone’s “Recovery Mode“, which is a mode in which you can force the iTunes to restore the iPhone to resolve any of the errors. You need to follow these steps to put the iPhone in recovery mode:

How to Put an iPhone Into Recovery Mode?
1. Open iTunes and connect the iPhone to your Mac.

Iphone Recovery Mode

2.Press and hold the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button at the same time.

Iphone Recovery Mode

3. AS soon as the screen goes black release the Sleep/Wake button. Continue holding the home button until you iTunes pops up a message telling you that it has detected an iPhone in recovery mode.

Iphone Recovery Mode

The iPhone will look like this:

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How to Fix An iPod?

October 30th, 2008 Comments off

Being an iPod owner is a wonderful thing! It is no wonder that they are the most popular MP3 players on the market.

You can’t even walk down a busy street without seeing iPod headphones in someone’s ear.

Even though so many people own iPods, it can still be hard to operate them sometimes. Sure they have an easy interface, but it can certainly be helpful to have an online iPod manual to help you out.

The manual that comes with your iPod is ok, but you might occasionally need more help. This site has a mission to provide you with the very best in iPod information so that you don’t have to get frustrated.

If you’re looking for iPod troubleshooting, reviews, accessories information, hacks, and more you’ve come to the right place. Make sure you bookmark this page because you’ll never know when you need the information.

In addition to iPod help, you’ll find fun things as well. Did you know that you can play games on your iPod? It’s true! It’s time to stretch your iPod’s legs and get the most out of your purchase.

There are so many things you can do with your iPod that you’ll fall in love with it all over again. It’s too easy to just rely on it for your music listening needs.

It’s best to really get to know your iPod to get the most out of it. Read books, listen to movies, watch TV shows, and play games on your iPod. This iPod manual will help to get you there.

Why spend a lot of money on other entertainment avenues? You can truly do it all on your iPod. If you don’t have an iPod yet, you’ll definitely want to get one. You can even buy a refurbished iPod that will help to save you money and get you in the game fast.

Sure, your iPod comes with a manual already. However, it doesn’t cover nearly enough information to let you use your iPod to the max.

If you’re having trouble using your iPod, or think that you’re machine is broken, there are many things you can do to fix the problem in a few simple steps.

iPod Troubleshooting Assistants: http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/five_rs/

ipod repair pricing:

iPod with video 30 GB ¹ $129 $59
iPod with video 80 GB ¹ $129 $59
iPod classic 80 GB $129 $59
iPod classic 120 GB (2nd gen.) $129 $59
iPod classic 160 GB $179 $59
iPod classic 160 GB (Late 2009) $129 $59
iPod touch 8 GB $149 $79
iPod touch 8 GB (2nd gen.) $99 $79
iPod touch 8 GB (3rd gen.) $99 $79
iPod touch 8 GB (4th gen.) $99 $79
iPod touch 16 GB $199 $79
iPod touch 16 GB (2nd gen.) $149 $79
iPod touch 16 GB (4th gen.) $99 $79
iPod touch 32 GB $249 $79
iPod touch 32 GB (2nd gen.) $199 $79
iPod touch 32 GB (3rd gen.) $149 $79
iPod touch 32 GB (4th gen.) $99 $79
iPod touch 32 GB (5th gen.) $149 $79
iPod touch 64 GB (3rd gen.) $199 $79
iPod touch 64 GB (4th gen.) $199 $79
iPod touch 64 GB (5th gen.) $149 $79
iPod nano 2 GB (2nd gen.) $79 $59
iPod nano 4 GB (2nd gen.) $79 $59
iPod nano 4 GB (3rd gen.) $99 $59
iPod nano 8 GB (2nd gen.) $79 $59
iPod nano 8 GB (3rd gen.) $129 $59
iPod nano 8 GB (4th gen.) $79 $59
iPod nano 8 GB (5th gen.) $79 $59
iPod nano 8 GB (6th gen.) $65 $59
iPod nano 16 GB (4th gen.) $99 $59
iPod nano 16 GB (5th gen.) $89 $59
iPod nano 16 GB (6th gen.) $75 $59
iPod nano 16 GB (7th gen.) $75 $59
iPod shuffle 1 GB (2nd gen.) $49 $49
iPod shuffle 2 GB (2nd gen.) $49 $49
iPod shuffle 2 GB (3rd gen.) $49 $49
iPod shuffle 2 GB (4th gen.) $49 $49
iPod shuffle 4 GB (3rd gen.) $49 $49

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