Category Archive: iPod

Jul 19 2013

Copy Your Music off an iPod Without iTunes

iTunes can certainly present a challenge when syncing content to your iPod but can be unforgiving if you need to get content off an iPod which has not been associated with a given computer. Most people would give up thinking their music is unable to be retrieved and proceed to wipe their iPod and start …

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Feb 02 2013

Clear the Safari Cache on iOS

Here’s a quick tip for iOS users if you need to clear the Safari browser cache in iOS. This can be handy if a website isn’t rendering properly or if you’re doing some web development and the cached page is stuck in your device. From the home screen: tap Settings, tap Safari, tap Clear Cookies and Data. Hit …

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Jan 31 2013

Watch Out for Cheap Lightning Cables

A few weeks ago I got my wife a few cheap lightning cables off eBay but there have been a couple of quirks with them. First up, they only seem to charge the iPad mini when connected one particular way. Connecting it lightning plug the opposite way results in no change flowing into the device. Perhaps …

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Jan 29 2013

Self Serve at the Apple Store

During the long weekend, my wife had to buy a new pair of earphones and found out that the Apple Store in Hornsby had them in stock. We paid a visit to complete this fairly straightforward transaction. Anyway, we found out that you can actual serve yourself using the Apple Store app found in the App Store. …

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Jan 19 2013

Make Your Own iPad Mini Dock with Flybridge

My wife was trying to find an official dock solution for her iPad mini but surprisingly Apple has not brought out anything that will physically prop it up and provide charge at the same time. Look no further than Flybridge. It’s a new Kickstarter campaign to fill the void left by Apple allowing you to …

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Dec 29 2012

Maintaining Calendar Syncing with Gmail on iOS Devices

Leading on from yesterday’s article about how to keep contact syncing working with Gmail on iOS devices, here is how you can keep your Gmail calendars in sync as well using CalDAV At least on an iOS device you can use CardDAV to continue syncing contacts and you can set this up as follows: Open Settings, …

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Dec 28 2012

Maintaining Contact Syncing with Gmail on iOS Devices

Google is starting to flex its muscle a little bit in dumping Exchange ActiveSync for its Gmail service unless you are a paying customer or you have existing devices setup on a free basis. This might be problematic if you’re using a new iOS device or a Windows Phone handset in the future. At least …

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Oct 25 2012

The New, New iPad and iPad Mini – The Ulterior Motive

Depending upon who you ask, the seven month period between the “new iPad” and the fourth generation iPad (i.e. the new “new iPad”) may be a point of severe contention or an example of Apple iterating more quickly to keep pace with the market. I actually believe it is a bit of Column A and …

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Oct 17 2012

Limit Ad Tracking Under iOS 6

With the update to iOS 6 for Apple mobile devices comes a new way to track your online activities without using the UUID burnt into the device. This new IFA number of “Identifier for Advertisers” is a random but anonymous number allocated to each user and device combination. However, unlike UUIDs which are permanently burnt into …

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May 30 2012

Fix Volume Control in iOS

Once in a blue moon you might find that your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch doesn’t work despite using the volume control rocker and the volume changing on screen. This can be a frustrating problem but luckily it’s fairly simple to fix. All you need to do is double press the home button to bring …

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