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Saturday, August 29, 2009

iTunes: How to Download DVD Movies Into iTunes

1. Install both a DVD ripper and a program that converts DVD rips into iTunes videos to your computer. Common choices for the DVD ripper include free DVD rippers like the Freez DVD Ripper, as well as Freeware Zoom's free DVD ripper. Most of these rip DVDs to MPEG or AVI format, so you'll want to get a program like DVD to iTunes converter to do it.

2. Insert your DVD into your computer's DVD drive and launch the program you've chosen to rip the DVD. Follow the program's manual to set the program up so that it rips in either MPEG or AVI format. It can take as long as a couple of hours for the DVD to rip, so be patient.

3. Open up the DVD to iTunes converter and select file>open. Find the file you've ripped and it open, followed by the convert button. To the right, you'll see where the file is output to--this is where it will be when you need to add it to iTunes.

4. After a while, the DVD to iTunes conversion process will be complete. If you notice any errors, you will want to try again using the steps above. If not, proceed to opening iTunes.

5. If you haven't already, go to the iTunes website and download the free iTunes player. It's absolutely essential you download and install this program, as you'll need it for the last two steps.

6. Once in iTunes, click on the file button at the top left and select "Import." From there, navigate to the folder where your DVD conversion was placed and select it. Then click "Open" and wait for it to appear in your video library.

7. If you've done everything right, you should see the whole DVD in your video library and it will then be available for play within iTunes, as well as be available for adding to your iPod. If you do not see the DVD, you will need to go back through the steps and make sure you've followed all of them.

Monday, August 24, 2009

iTunes: How to Add Downloaded iTunes Songs Onto a Samsung MP3 Player

1. Open iTunes.

2. Search for the downloaed iTunes songs that you want to add to the Samsung mp3 player.

3. Right click on one of the songs. Choose "Create MP3 Version." The mp3 version of the downloaded iTunes file will appear beneath the original file. Repeat this process for each downloaded iTunes song you want to put onto a Samsung mp3 player.

4. Open Windows Media Player.

5. Click "File." Choose "Add to Library" and a window will open. Click the "Add" button in the middle of the window. Then, search for the iTunes folder on your computer and click "OK." Click "OK" in the "Add to Library" window to add the downloaded iTunes songs to the WMP library.

6. Plug your Samsung mp3 player into a USB port on your computer.

7. Find and click "Sync," located at the top of Windows Media Player.

8. Double click "Library" in the left column of the program. A list of several different options will appear.

9. Select "Songs." All of the songs in your Windows Media Player library will show up in the middle of the program.

10. Search for the downloaded iTunes songs.

11. Right click on any of the downloaded iTunes songs and click "Add to Sync List." You will then see the downloaded iTunes song listed in the "Sync List" on the right side of the screen. Do this for every downloaded iTunes song you want to add to the Samsung mp3 player.

12. Click "Start Sync," found at the bottom of the program underneath the list of songs you selected to add to the Samsung mp3 player. The selected songs will then be placed on the Samsung mp3 player.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

How to use iPhone applications as key to a virtual gold mine

By Arsen Pereymer

The iPhone, being a revolutionary handset, has enforced radical changes in how people use cell phones. Also, it has become a key to a virtual gold mine wherein independent iPhone app developers can earn millions of dollars.


The iPhone, being a revolutionary handset, has enforced radical changes in how people use cell phones. Also, it has become a key to a virtual gold mine wherein independent iPhone app developers can earn millions of dollars.

Step 2

The Apple application store had been distinct and at the same time tumultuous because it had post changes in the way the mobile applications are delivered and developed. It had made an open market wherein developers can turn from rags to riches and earn money with minimal resources, as long as they have the talent and the luxury of time.

Step 3

Apple has brought down the roadblocks to entry when it comes to creating iPhone applications. Although Apple will carry out 30% of the total sales, they will be responsible in providing the sales, development platforms, billing and distribution. This will then allow the developers to fully concentrate on the things they love or doing best without having the anxiety about the distribution, marketing and setting up payments.

Step 4

After its launching on July 2008, the Apple Store had become a source of a developer’s dream to come to a reality. For instance, Steve Demeter, the developer of the popular iPhone game called Trism had declared that he had attained $250,000 profit in only two months time. He had a few people helping him whom he had paid $500 each. If the flow continues at this rate, Demeter will roughly earn $2 million by the end of next year.

Step 5

Bart Decrem, CEO of Tapulous, had developed a free application called the Tap Tap Revenge which is a music-rhythm game that employs the use of the iPhone’s accelerometer and touch screen features had attain a milestone of a total of 1,000,000 downloads in two weeks time after its launching. An estimated of 1.75 million users have downloaded the game, Tap Tap Revenge and Decrem expects to double it in the next months. To gain more profits, the company Tapulous had inserted advertisements in the game. In the near future, the company plans to release a new version for them to earn more money. Moreover, Decrem had been silent to disclose the exact profit money, but the estimated earning of the iPhone application that his company is earning about $5,000 to $10,000 daily.

Step 6

For the above two developers, according to them, the recipe to success is paying attention to every detail, keeping the application alive and engaging in variety of game play and at the same time, spreading popularity. You must come up with the generic idea and implement it properly in order for you to stand out. Both Trism and Tap Tap Revenge was initially become known in the Jailbreak community and it call forth a loyal coming before it was launched in the Application store for a broader market. Both the developers of this application look at the App store to be an exciting landscape to enjoy and at the same time earn. They have been considered themselves as big fishes in the pond that have future plans in emerging in the iPhone applications market.

Monday, August 17, 2009

How to Get FREE Online Newspapers for your iPhone

By AnneZ

It doesn't get any easier to keep up with the news with all the FREE applications for online newspapers for the Apple iPhone.
Here's a quick step by step on how to get them on your iphone and read from anywhere you take your phone!

Step 1
Open iTunes on your desktop computer or just turn on your iPhone and hit the "App Store" logo.
On the desktop click on the iTunes store for App Store. Under categories, pick news and then "top free".

Step 2
USA Today is one of many online newspapers available for FREE on iTunes for the iPhone
USA Today is one of many online newspapers available for FREE on iTunes for the iPhone

You will see a long list of online newspapers like "USA Today", "The New York Times", "Chicago Tribune Reader" as well as all the main TV news sites like "ABC", "CBS", "Fox News" and even from the entertainment world "Variety News".

Step 3
Installing the online newspaper USA Today on the iphone.

Click on the title you want and it will take you to that page where you can read more about it and see the ratings from others who have downloaded it previously. If you want it, click "GET APP" and it will install in moments.

Step 4
Now you are ready to launch the program and read from Headlines, News, Sports and Weather.
Great way to get the sports scores without waiting for the printed edition. And it's FREE

Saturday, August 15, 2009

How to Handle iPhone Crashes

By Alexia Petrakos

With the arrival of Apple's iPhone 2.0 software and the App Store, the iPhone is more resembling a mini computer than a phone—and with that increased functionality also comes some of same problems that haunt real desktop and laptop computers. This how-to addresses one of the worst of these problems: crashes. There are a few different kinds of crashes that can happen on an iPhone—and we will address each one in turn.

Step 1
You attempt to open an app and as the application is trying to open it immediately closes and returns to the home screen. This behavior might baffle some users of "that other operating system" because when an application crashes it takes the whole computer with it. But Mac, Linux and Unix users know exactly what just happened; the application crashed but the operating system did not. (What a novel concept.)

Step 2
Fortunately for iPhone users the solution to this is the easiest and actually takes a page from "that other operating system's" playbook. Just restart the phone. To do that hold down the Sleep/Awake button (the one at the very top next to the SIM card slot) until a red arrow appears and says, "Slide To Power Off." Slide the red arrow with your finger and the iPhone completely shuts off.

To turn it back on just hold down the Sleep/Awake button again until the Apple logo appears. Once the iPhone has completely restarted you should now be able to run the previously crashing App without any trouble.

Step 3
The opposite of the previous incident we spoke about would be when an iPhone application freezes while still open. Touching the iPhone does nothing and pressing the Home button (the one at the bottom for your thumb) does nothing. In this case, essentially the application itself has crashed. If this happened when we were on a real Mac in OSX, we would just do a "Force Quit" right? The "Force Quit" would kill the application but leave the Operating System unscathed. Well, fortunately, the iPhone is a real Mac and the iPhone Operating System is really OSX, so we can do a Force Quit here too.

Step 4
Hold down the Home button for about six seconds until it returns you to the Home Screen. By doing this you "Force Quit" the application that locked up. If you're still having trouble with your apps after that, restart the phone as described in the solution for Crash Type One (Step 2).

Step 5
Here's what to do when the mother of all crashes occurs to your iPhone. The Sleep/Awake button does nothing; the Home button does nothing and the Holy Water you sprinkled on it to exorcise the demons from it didn't help either.

Step 6
The secret to recovering from this kind of crash is to hold down both the Sleep/Awake and Home buttons at the same time. This is the equivalent of holding down the Power button on a PC or even just pulling the power cord of a PC clean out of the wall. The iPhone will go straight into a restart and you will see the Apple logo come up. No red arrows this time. Congratulations, you have just exorcised the demons from your iPhone!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

How to Unlock Apple iPhone

By jmilgtp

Want an Apple iPhone but don't want to switch carriers? Now you can unlock your Iphone to use on any carrier.

Step 1
Start up Itunes and update your phone to the latest update (2.2). Download Quickpwn from This application is what you will use to "Jailbreak" your Iphone.

Step 2
Connect your Iphone to your PC and run Quickpwn. Select your phone. Select your phone's firmware. Install Cydia or Installer. I prefer to install installer. Follow the step by step instructions.

Step 3
If you installed installer, add this repository: If you installed Cydia, add this repository:

Step 4
Use whatever program you installed to install yellowsn0w. Run the application and turn off your Iphone. Take out your sim card and place the SIM card from your new carrier you wish to use.

Step 5
Turn on your Iphone, and watch the new carrier pop Up. If you selected to use T Mobile, make sure to turn off 3G.

Step 6
Sit back and enjoy your new unlocked Iphone.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

How to Use the Apple IPhone 3GS

By Write Now
The Apple IPhone 3GS is the newest apple product on the market. It is a fun version of the Apple IPhone and has many new features that can be used for a wide variety of purposes including voice control, video,

Step 1
Use the Voice Control on the Apple IPhone when you want to place a call. All you have to do is press the Home button and hold it in order to make the Voice Control portion of the cell phone work. Put your list of numbers in the phone first.You just say the name or number and the Apple IPhone 3GS makes the call.

Step 2
Take a picture or record a video using the cellphone. You can move back and forth between camera and video easily. Take a picture by clicking on the camera icon and using the focus area to center the picture. You can use the white balance, and digital zoom help increase photo quality. Set the self timer to take a picture without the aid of an additional photographer. Tap the red button to focus the camera.

Step 3
Click the video switch button to change over to video. Hit the red video button to begin and end recording (If it is recording it will flash). Video can be from any angle just by changing the angle of the IPhone 3GS cellphone. Use the video editing tool to make your videos more clear and interesting. Just be careful with editing, because when you save it, it overwrites your old video. The thumbnail for video or photos will give you an instant view of your photos or videos on the IPhone 3GS. If you tap on the thumbnail view, you will be guided to the photo gallery where you can access all of your photos and video.

Step 4
Try the IPhone 3GS compass to help you find your way. You can get directions by pressing the directions button. Just enter where you are and where you want to go to get directions to a location. Once you have the directions you can press route to find the best way to get there.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Using Apple iPhone to Get text Message

By Ayo

People purchase a cell phone, they want to not only be
able to talk on the phone to their friends, they also
want to be able to talk to their friends with chat as

Due to the keypads cell phones, a lot of people make a lot of
mistakes while trying to send a text message. When you text
with an Apple iPhone, the mistakes and typos seem to disappear like magic.

This is because the Apple iPhone has an SMS application,
including a Qwerty soft keyboard that is highly

Being so good, this application seeks out the typos that you
make when you are texting someone and fixes them for
you, saving time and the worry of trying to fix it by yourself.

The apple iPhone also has the ability to
send out a text message to more than one person at
once. This is really handy if you are planning a get
together or an important meeting.

As a result, the Apple iPhone goes above and beyond what customers
are looking for when it comes to texting capability,
and helps them to do things quickly and efficiently.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Using iPhone as a Digital Camera

By Ayo

It can be quite frustrating when you want to take pictures
of your great moments but could not because you miss a great
photo opportunity simply because you don’t have the
right equipment with you.

This can never happen with an iPhone on you.

The an Apple iPhone's two-megapixel in-built camera
is always ready for use when you want to
take a picture. Though you might have a cell phone with
a built in camera,it cannot compare to what the Apple iPhone can do.

With its easy and With its automatic synchronization,
sharing your photos is much easier with an Apple iPhone whether
you are using a Mac or a PC for your docking.

To display the picture taken only requires the touch of a finger. Not only
that, pictures taken are posted directly to a Mac Photo Gallery.

The Apple iPhone is a photographer’s dream come true, ready to
take pictures when you are and makes it easy to show off the
pictures that you have taken almost immediately.

No need to worry about missing out on
taking a beautiful picture because you have a great
camera built right into your cell phone.

You will find the camera on the iPhone easy
to use whether you are a professional or an amateur.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Free iTunes Creativity with Apple iPhone Directory

By Ayo

To be able to define your phone by choosing your own
ringtone is a feature to be looked into while buying a phone.
Apple iPhone has free music downloads for itunes.
This ensures that your ringtone is special and
you can immediately pick the phone out from
all the other ringtones of other phones.

Some phones only have limited amount of ringtones to choose
from and this seems unwelcome to many users.
That is not the case with the Apple iPhone as
Apple made it easier than ever to find just the
right ringtone for your iPhone.

In fact, there is a directory of over 500,000 songs on iTunes to choose from.

Also, the ability to choose the manner in which the tones are
played makes Apple iPhone a creative tool and the desire of many.

You can have it fade in and out, loop, and preview it
before you purchase it to make sure that it’s just the
way that you want it to be.

With the Apple iPhone, you never have to worry about
having the same ring tone as everyone else because you
make it the way you want it to be.

When someone hears your phone ringing, and how cool it
sounds, you will certainly have the satisfaction in knowing that
you were creative with personal free ringtone.

Monday, August 3, 2009

How to Change Wireless Networks on the iPhone

By eHow Contributing Writer

The iPhone relies on a wireless, or "wi-fi" Internet connection for many of its exciting features, including web browsing through Safari, accessing email, watching YouTube videos and purchasing music from the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store. Though the iPhone will automatically connect to wireless networks within its range, there are a few steps you must follow in order to change wireless networks manually.

Step 1
Review the list of available wireless networks provided by your iPhone. The default settings will instruct your iPhone to display the names of any wireless networks that are within range and automatically connect to the last wireless network that you used, assuming it is available. The "wi-fi" icon at the top of the iPhone's screen will appear when you are connected and will display a number of signal bars based on the strength of the wireless network's signal.

Step 2
Tap the name of the wireless network to which you would like to connect. If required, enter the network password. Wireless networks that require a password will be marked with a small icon shaped like a lock next to them in the list.

Step 3
Set your iPhone to request your permission to join a new network, if you do not want it to connect automatically to available networks. Tap on the "Wi-Fi" icon on the "Settings" menu and select "Ask to Join New Networks." You can also set your iPhone to ignore certain networks by tapping on "Forget this Network."

Step 4
Change to a closed wireless network, which is a network that is blocked from appearing in available lists of networks to people who do not have permission to access it, by entering the necessary security information. To access a closed wireless network, tap on the "Wi-Fi" icon, select "Other" and then type in the name of the network using the keypad. If a password is required, tap on the "Security" tab and type the password into the field that appears.

Step 5
Connect to a wireless network outside of your phone carrier's network. AT&T is the only phone carrier authorized to provide primary service for the iPhone, but you may be allowed to use certain Internet services on other carriers that have agreements with AT&T, who will most likely charge your roaming charges. When these networks are available, a "Carrier" icon will appear that will automatically connect you to the available network when tapped.

How to use iPhone as a Travelers Road Map

By Ayo

Stopping and asking for directions while travelling often seem
awkward and loosing direction totally could be confusing.

The Apple iPhone has the ability to find out locations
right there on your cellphone.

When you open the Maps application on your iPhone,
Wi-Fi networks and information from cell towers are
able to give your approximate location. Simply drop a
pin on the map and then move it to where you want to

Apart from the fact that iPhone will give you directions, it
can also give you interest points that are nearby.

You can also get travelling information right there on your
iPhone instead of tuning to a radio station.

Along with the ability to view satellite images of
major street names, the Apple iPhone is right there to
help you find your way quickly and easily.

Just like having a navigator right there with you
in your car, letting you know what you need to know
and getting you where you need to go, the apple iPhone can also
help you find landmarks and other landscape features you might be interested in.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

How to protect your iPhone

By tiffanykei

I've found that while great to look at, the iPhone can get scratched up pretty easily. To avoid this, it's natural to buy a case and/or screen protector. However, by buying the wrong case, the back of your iPhone can easily get scratched! Here's a few little tricks that I used when I purchased my awesome case.

Step 1
It's always helpful when someone who has mistakenly bought an item can pop out of the random blue to stop you from purchasing an item that will soon be a waste of money! So read up on comments left by customers that previously purchased that item by shopping online!

Step 2
If you're purchasing online, after having found the item, check and see if they have it at an affordable price on eBay. My boyfriend found an exact same item sold on on eBay for $10 cheaper.

Step 3
If you prefer to actually see the item, I suggest that well, first you look up the item of choice online and then checking the store near you to see if they carry it.

Step 4
Did you know that there's a clear shield for iPhones? If you'd like something other than a bulky shield -although I don't find mine bulky- head to your local mall to see if they have a kiosk that provides the stick-on shield, or you can check out their website on

Step 5
I found that silicone cases prevent scratches more so than the hard cases. Have you ever seen the cases with a circle cut out to show the apple on the back? Don't. Those will let in little dusts and who knows what from your pockets and/or bags that scratches the back of your iPhone.

Step 6

Make sure that your case is snug and be sure to clean it out once a week. Just because it has a case on doesn't mean that it's fully protected. Once dusts or even little grains of sand gets into it, the tiny movements of the iPhone from little bumps will scratch your phone.