AAC, AIFF, Apple Lossless Encoder, MP3 and WAV are some of the music formats you should have heard of in the past, some possibly more than others though. These also happen to be the music formats supported by iTunes and therefore also by your iDevice… So which of these is the best music format to use and what should you look out for to unsure the best music quality of your songs to enjoy crisp, clear sound?
Lets get stuck into a quick introduction to the music formats:
Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) was designed to be the MP3 format’s successor. AAC boasts better sound quality than MP3 at similar bit rate, which is generally achieved.
With AAC the following improvements over MP3 were achieved:
- More sample frequencies (from 8 to 96 kHz) than MP3 (16 to 48 kHz)
- Up to 48 channels (MP3 su...
After Twitter launched the New Look Twitter and layout yesterday, 8 December 2011, and also launched their new iPhone Twitter app, I decided to try something a little different… I’ve decided to review 6 different free Twitter apps for iPhone. More and more people are discovering twitter and realising its advantages. So for the next week, I will spend a day per app testing each app and checking which app has the best of the following:
- User Experience
- User Interface
- Glitches and Problems
- Overall Use
The 6 different free Twitter apps I will be testing are:
Once I have used each app over the next few days, I will add my review of each app and give my opinion on which is the best Twit... Read More
Sometimes a quick reference guide to some tips and tricks to remember is all you need. So below are some quick tips of things to keep in mind or use. I’m using iOS 5 and therefore some of the things you may come across below won’t be the same as your device if you do not have iOS 5.
*Please note that throughout the steps below, you can click on the image to enlarge the photo, if needed.
1. How To Take A Screenshot
You may or may not be wondering how I added the pictures of my screen on the iPhone and iPad when I did some of the other articles. It’s actually pretty easy and you will be surprised how useful this little trick comes in! I use it quite often.
So to take a screenshot on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, all you need to do is the following:
Press your “Sleep / Wake” button and the... Read More
As promised When I made the guide on How to Make an Apple ID in iTunes, here is a guide on How To Make An Apple on Your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad.
This is a FREE apple ID, meaning it will have no credit card details.
[UPDATE]: If you know how to make an apple ID, but not able to get the “None” option when it asks for your payment method, please see step 3 and 4.
For this you will need the following:
- An iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad
- Internet connection or WiFi connection
- An Email account that is not already registered with Apple
- A physical Address
If you don’t already have an email account, or you would like a separate email account, you can make a Gmail account, as I will do for the purpose of this tutorial... Read More
Not everyone has a Microsoft Exchange, Gmail, Yahoo, AoL, Hotmail or MobileMe email account. It’s for this reason then when setting up an email account on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, that there is an ‘Other” option. Some companies and people will have to use this step to set up an email account as I have had to do for my work.
Now, setting up an email account manually is pretty easy and sometimes you’re lucky enough that when you type the details in, on the iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, that it picks up the settings automatically and BOOM you have your email account set up. In most cases, you will have to go find your settings for your email. This means speaking to your IT people/mail administrator, or checking on your email program like Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird or something like ... Read More
Up to now, you should have at least one Apple ID. Or, if you have a second one, thanks to the help of Creating a USA or UK iTunes Account, you may have more than one Apple iTunes Account. As I mentioned some of the benefits of having an account in the US or UK, there is a slight finicky thing about it. This is the AppStore itself on your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or iTunes can show that you have updates of apps, but wont show you which apps have updates available.
To be able to see this, you will have to log out of the one account and back into the respective Apple ID for the specific country to be able to update the apps. Maybe you aren’t concerned about that and just need some help on how to switch to your other Apple ID. Well, that’s what I intend on showing you how to do here.
To comple... Read More
After putting the guide on “Creating a USA or UK iTunes Account” yesterday, I was asked to consider adding a guide on how to make an Apple ID. As basic as this may be, some people may need a quick reference guide on how to make an Apple ID.
Therefore, in this guide, I will be showing you how to make an Apple ID for general use, in your country of residence. This can be done in more than one way. So I will first be showing how to make an Apple ID from iTunes on your computer.
This is a FREE apple ID, meaning it will have no credit card details. Read More
So this is the first guide of many to come. In this “How to Make a USA or UK Apple ID/Account” guide I will show you how to make the accounts and give some reasons why these accounts are beneficial.
First lets start with why having an Apple ID for the UK or USA is beneficial. Apple currently boast having “over 500000 apps on the App Store.” However, not all the apps seem to be available to specific geographic regions. Because of this, having an account in either the UK or USA is of benefit, as their respective apps database seems to be of the largest available.
I will be making an account in the USA for purposes of demonstration, but the steps to create one for the UK are virtually the same, except for one or two mouse clicks. I will also be making an account without billing information. This means that there will be no credit card details needed for making this account. I will be honest and say that I have not made an account in the USA or UK with credit card detail, but I am sure If you wanted to add your billing information to the account to purchase apps, that you can just add it in. Read More
I’ve been helping a few people recently with their Apple device and as a result, this morning, I decided to start a section to my blog dealing specifically with helping people with the issues that they may come across when using their iPhone’s, iPad’s or even in iTunes.
I guess it all started back in the Summer of ’69. No no, that’s a joke. It started about 2 years ago when I bought myself my first Apple product. The phone 32GB 3GS. The original plan was that I wanted to go overseas to the UK and while I was there, I would buy myself a new phone. So I started researching the options and phones available on the market. My dad, dear old dad, often sitting next to me and supposed to be working while I researched the idea, would look over my shoulder to see what I was up to... Read More
Nearing the end of the year I look back on the year that’s passed and think about some of the highlights of the year and some of the things you hoped you’d forget, I found myself looking for some kind of “outlet” to keep myself busy and entertained. Not wanting to overdo things with certain friendships and find new ones that find that share similar likes too, I began to expand my circle of friends, often contacting and re-establishing past friendships to find things I enjoy… It was during this that I took up a couple new hobbies, if you want to call it that…
Well, it started just before I moved to Cape Town when I joined some friends to the local cable ski where I was first introduced to wakeboarding behind a cable and not a boat. Not knowing what to expect, I gave it a try... Read More