Year / 2012

easy convert with iflicks mac

I’ve tried a lot of different ways to get all my TV Shows and Movies into iTunes, on both Windows and Mac. And there are a lot of different programs that can do it, or at least say that they can. But there are a few that stand out, and in this review I’m going to tell you about iFlicks; my favourite app that I use to convert all my media into iTunes.

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Perian had a goal to become the Swiss army knife of video codecs for QuickTime; even though the developers have stopped developing it, saying they attained their goal, it is still a great plugin that I use everyday. With Perian installed, you should be able to play everything from DivX/AC3 to FLV to VBR/MP3. Personally however, I don’t use Perian to play video, I use it to help convert my videos to iTunes.

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Set up Time Machine

Keeping regular backups of your Mac is one of the most important things that everyone should do. Imagine all your pictures, documents, movies and music, just gone. It’s enough to take your breath away. Trust me, I’ve had it happen to me, and you don’t want it to happen to you, especially when it’s so easy to backup your Mac with Time Machine.

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Macs come pre-installed with a very capable utility called Grab, as well as many very useful keyboard shortcuts for capturing screenshots.

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Calendar Sync

The Calendar app on your Mac and iOS devices are capable of subscribing to automatically updating iCal schedules. You add that together with the power of Episode Calendar, and your left with a simple and easy way to keep track of your TV shows. You can even set an alarm to remind you, and then have it set to sync across all your devices so you don’t miss your favourite show.

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icloud tabs

Pick up browsing right where you left off — on your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or Mac.

iCloud tabs makes your open Safari tabs available on all of your devices, so you can access the last websites you looked at anytime.

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12 days of christmas

Did you know that Apple has a tradition of doing a 12 day free gift giving event every year? Starting on December 26th and going on to January 6th you can receive a free gift from the iTunes store curtsy of Apple. Get the app now so you don’t miss out on all these freebies.

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