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Copy Files from your iPhone, iPad or iPod to your Mac

I get lots of questions from readers and visitors to this site, and the most common question is this: My computer crashed and I lost all my music! How can I copy my files from my iPod back to my computer? Read on to find out how to do this…

(Note: this doesn’t work with an iPod touch, or with an iPhone, because you cannot mount those devices in hard disk mode.)

Is Apple Finally Getting Rid of the Glare?

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is preparing to release a non-reflective iPad. Output of the larger iPad may be restricted by manufacturing complications related to the use of a new anti-reflection coating, which Apple plans to add to the device to make the display easier to read, said one of the people. Apple’s embrace of […]

Will Apple Allow Headphones to Use Lightning Ports? What’s the Point?

Apple has reportedly introduced specifications for headphones that use a lightning connector; that’s the one you plug into your iOS device to sync and charge it. According to 9to5Mac: Apple will allow two configurations for the headphones. Standard Lightning Headphones are described by Apple as using minimum components when paired with a digital-to-analog converter supported […]

Apple Stealthily Releases iPad Mini with Retina Display

Apple has quietly released the iPad mini with retina display, making it available on its online stores in a number of countries. I have not yet heard of it being on sale in Apple retail stores; it’s possible that it will be available in very limited quantities. It is thought that Apple is proceeding with […]

The iPad mini is a Book; the iPad Air is a Magazine

I wrote about my first impressions of the iPad Air yesterday, and posted that article about two hours after I got the Air. Later, I posted an update, saying: “Aside from the use of the iPad as a content creation device, which is not my use case, it seems to me that the full-sized iPad […]

iWant: Dvorak Keyboard Layout on iOS Devices

I use a Dvorak keyboard layout on my computers; you know, the one that has a more logical layout than QWERTY. I’ve been using it since I became a freelancer in 1996: at that time, I realized that I needed to learn to touch-type, and did some research about keyboard layouts. But when I use […]

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