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top tips for new iPhone iPod iPad users

An iOS device is a powerful device that only gets better the more you know about it. iPhones, iPad, and iPod were designed to be easy to use and figure out, and exploring all the features yourself can be one of the best things about owning a new device. If it is a new device or you are new the iOS world, I encourage you to dig deep into your iOS device and figure out all the neat little tricks and tweaks. In the meantime however, here is my list of 10 things every iOS owner should know and do.

Before we begin, I should apologize for the somewhat misleading title. I tried to keep it to just 10 tips, but I got a little carried away.

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auto add holidays to calendar app

Surprisingly there is no simple switch to flick on your iOS device or Mac that auto-adds holidays to the Calendar app. That however doesn’t mean that there isn’t a free and simple solution.

I couple of years ago I actually spent money on an app from the App Store to import calendars to my Calendar app. Granted it was only $0.99, but still, I could be $0.99 richer right now. That being said, I’ve decided to pass on this little tip to all of you, not only to save you a bit of spare change but because a Calendar just isn’t complete until you add the Holidays to it.

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without iTunes sync

In a previous article I talked about how to sync unconverted videos in iTunes. In this article I’ll go through how to sync videos without having to use iTunes at all.

There are a few ways of using VLC to bypass the need for iTunes when it comes to syncing videos. You can transfer without iTunes via your browser, Dropbox and even from Web Servers and Network Streams.

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watch any video format iphone iPad iPod itunes sync

VLC has for a long time been one of the best video player for computers. Now it’s available on the iPhone, iPad and iPod. VLC became famous because of its ability to play pretty much every video format (also didn’t hurt that it’s a great media player). When I first found out about VLC years ago I was overjoyed that I no longer had to search for odd and sometimes outdated codec packages.

A while ago VLC was released for iPhones, iPad and iPods. And with it, it brought it’s ability to play practically every video format.

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itranslate voice review

Today I want to talk about an impressive app I recently found out about. It’s called iTranslate Voice. One of my biggest fears about traveling around the world is not being able to speak any other language other than English. What happens if you need directions while in Japan? I can’t even begin to sound out their words. This is where the beauty of iTranslate Voice is. Instead of grunting at a person like a caveman and pointing at things, or trying to slowly speak your own language in hopes that they’ll somehow understand you, use iTranslate Voice.

In this article I’ll go over some of the awesome features of iTranslate Voice and give a little preview on how to properly use it. Trust me, this app isn’t something you want to miss out on.

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make iphone louder

There are 3 different ways to affect the way that music plays on your iPhone, iPod and iPad.

You have the Sound Check feature, EQ settings and the option to limit the Max Volume output.

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store youtube videos offline

Saving YouTube videos to your iPhone, iPod or iPad for offline viewing is really easy. All you need is an app. The App Store has a few apps that will let you store YouTube videos offline.

There are many reasons you may want or need to save the videos to your device; the convenience of not having to buffer or put up with low quality videos and of course when there is no available WI-FI network for your none cellular devices.

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