Category: iTunes

MacDaddy Free Music: Apple Store app giving away free Holiday Playlist this week

As we’ve previously reported, Apple began giving away select paid apps in its Apple Store app recently as an added incentive to download and check out the app. This week in particular Apple has replaced the free app with free music from iTunes instead. The playlist is appropriately holiday themed and features songs such as Silent Night by Kelly Clarkson and The First Noel by Mary J Blige. You can download the Apple Store app for iPhone or iPod touch for free from the App Store and grab your free holiday playlist while Apple’s giving it away.Apple is not alone in celebrating the holidays with a little music: Google is giving away a number of hit singles including Dr. Dre and Jay-Z on its Play Store this week. Read the full article →

$50 iTunes gift card for $40: Save 20% on apps, music, movies, books, more

Ebay is offering a $50 iTunes gift card for $40 right now with free shipping. That’s a 20% savings on future purchases music, movies, apps and pretty much anything else you can find in Apple’s digital distribution stores like the iBook Store and App Store. iTunes gift cards are also a great way to save on expensive apps like Logic Pro X and to get even deeper sales an already discounted apps. This listing comes via Giftcardmall who has received a 99.4% feedback rating from over 50,000 customers. $50 iTunes gift card for $40: Save 20% on apps, music, movies, books, more Read the full article →

iOS: How to restore your content

Learn how to restore the content on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using iCloud or iTunes. iCloud and iTunes can back up most data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Backed-up information includes purchased music, TV shows, apps, and books*; photos and video in the Camera Roll; device settings (for example, Phone Favorites, Wallpaper, and Mail, Contacts, Calendar accounts); app data; Home screen and app organization; Messages (iMessage, SMS, and MMS), ringtones, and more. Media files synced from your computer aren’t backed up, but can be restored by syncing with iTunes. * Backup of purchased music is not available in all countries. Backup of purchased TV shows occurs only in the United States. Previous purchases may not be restored if they are no longer in the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store. iCloud How to restore from a backup To learn more about what is backed up, see the iCloud: Backup and Restore Overview article. When you go through Setup Read the full article →

iOS: How to back up your content

Learn how to back up the content on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch using iCloud or iTunes. iCloud and iTunes can back up most data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Backed-up information includes purchased music, TV shows, apps, and books*; photos and video in the Camera Roll; device settings (for example, Phone Favorites, Wallpaper, and Mail, Contacts, Calendar accounts); app data; Home screen and app organization; Messages (iMessage, SMS, and MMS), ringtones, and more. Media files synced from your computer aren’t backed up, but can be restored by syncing with iTunes. * Backup of purchased music is not available in all countries. Backup of purchased TV shows occurs only in the United States. Previous purchases may not be restored if they are no longer in the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store.   iCloud How to back up iCloud automatically backs up the most important data on your device using iOS 5 or later. After you have enabled Backup on your iPhone, Read the full article →

iTunes: Restoring iOS software

Learn how to use iTunes to restore your iOS device.  Try restoring the iOS device if backing up and erasing all content and settings doesn't resolve the issue. Restoring your device will delete all data and content, including songs, videos, contacts, photos, and calendar information, and will restore all settings to their factory condition. Before restoring: Verify that you are using the latest version of iTunes. Back up your device. Transfer and sync content to your computer. Restoring your iOS device Connect your device to your computer. Select your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch when it appears in iTunes. Select the Summary tab, and click the Restore button. Click Restore. iTunes may prompt you with a software license agreement. If you click Agree, iTunes will download the iOS software file (.ipsw file) before restoring. After a restore, the iOS device restarts. You should then see "Slide to set up". Follow the steps in the iOS Setup Assistant. If Read the full article →

Back up your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad

When you connect your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad to your computer, certain files and settings on your device are automatically backed up to your computer. You can restore this information to your device if you need to (if you get a new iPhone, for example, and want to transfer your previous settings to it). Automatically backed-up information includes text messages, notes, call history, contact favorites, sound settings, widget settings, and more. In addition, photos in Camera Roll or Saved Photos are also backed up. Other media files (such as songs, videos, and some photos) aren’t backed up, but can be restored by syncing with iTunes. If you have iOS 3.0 or later and Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later, iTunes can also encrypt your backups to secure your data. HideBack up or restore your device Connect your iPod touch, iPhone, or iPad to the computer you normally sync with and select your device. Click Summary. Do one of the following: Back up or restore from a backup Read the full article →

How to get iOS 7 on your iPhone 5, 4S, iPad, iPad mini and iPod Touch

Apple By James Plafke Apple’s new mobile operating system, iOS 7 is here. This time around, though, the OS has undergone a massive redesign — making it one of Apple’s most anticipated OS releases to date. Here’s how to get iOS 7 on your Apple device right now.Apple’s new iOS 7 will be available as a free update to the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C (not that either would need it), iPhone 4S, and iPhone 4, the iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, and iPad mini, and the fifth-gen iPod Touch. As always, make sure you back up your device using iCloud or iTunes, just in case things go awry during the installation process.There has been some confusion about this over the course of today so, if you are asking “Can the iPhone 4 get iOS 7″ the answer is “yes.” iOS 7 will work with the iPhone 4 and all later phones, including the iPhone 4S. The bigger question with these two is not if you can upgrade, but if you should upgrade to iOS 7. Neither of these devices is as speedy as the iPhone Read the full article →