Transfer iPhone Apps Between Computers Using iTunes (Home Sharing)

Let’s say you have purchased an iPhone app via iTunes on your desktop. How do you transfer it to your laptop? Since the release of iTunes 9 in September 2009, Apple introduced a new feature in iTunes called Home Sharing. It allows multiple computers (up to five) in the same local network to copy and share music, movies, apps and other media between computers.

It’s not a hidden feature. But even Apple has updated the iTunes to version 10, not every user have tried it. Here I’ll walk you through this fantastic feature and show you how you can transfer apps between computers easily. In the walkthrough guide, I’ll show you how to transfer the apps from desktop to your laptop so you keep the app library in both desktop and laptop in-sync.

NOTE: Before we start, make sure you have the following three things:

  • Both computers are installed with iTunes 9 or later.
  • You already have an Apple ID associated with an iTunes or App Store Account.
  • Both computers are connected to the same local network either via Ethernet or WiFi.

Enabling Home Sharing on Your Desktop

1. First, open iTunes on your desktop.

2. Click “Advance” and select “Turn On Home Sharing”.

3. Select the Home Sharing icon on the left-hand side of iTunes

4. You’ll be prompted to provide your iTunes account. Simply enter your iTunes or App Store account name and password.

5. Click “Create Home Share” to enable home sharing and then click “Done” to complete the registration.

Enable Home Sharing on Your Laptop

1. On your laptop, launch iTunes.

2. Go over the above 5 steps again to enable Home Sharing on your laptop. Make sure you use the same iTunes account to login Home Sharing.

3. For the first-time setup, you’ll be prompted with message “Home Sharing could not be activated because this computer is authorized for the account. Would you like to authorize now?“. Simply click “Yes” to confirm. iTunes will then show you a message telling you that the authorization is successful.


Transfer Apps from One Computer to Another

If you successfully complete the above procedures, you should now be able to access the desktop’s iTunes library from your laptop computer.

1. Just click the Home Share to connect to under Shared on the left-hand side of iTunes.

2. Select the “Apps” folder and pick the app you want to transfer. Say, let’s transfer the Cut the Rope app. Just click on it and drag it to your own library to transfer the app.

Obviously you’re not limited to transfer apps from other computers. You’re allowed to transfer other media such as music, movie, TV shows, etc.

Automatically Transfer Apps Between Computers

The above procedures let you transfer app (or other iTunes content) manually. iTunes actually offers an option for you to transfer these content in an automatic way. To enable automatic transfer,

1. Just select “Home Sharing” library and select “Settings”.

2. Select the content for automatic transfer.

In case you want to turn off “Home Sharing” after the app transfer, just click “Advanced” and select “Turn Off Home Sharing”. Enjoy

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Create and Edit Video Like iMovie Using Splice Video

Splice comes as a huge convenience for video editors and those who simply love to post videos on the Internet. The iPhone application is rigged with a wide variety of features, allowing you to tinker with a video in every which way possible. You can adjust the sequencing, scoring, add effects and pretty much all of the basic stuff that a video editing program offers. Best of all, your edited videos come out in high definition.

Professional video editors will look for more advanced features, like a comprehensive set of options for displaying text, but they won’t be disappointed with Splice’s capabilities. The interface is very simple, as the features are easy to get familiarized with. Professionals won’t have problems creating a masterpiece out of the iPhone application, while novices shouldn’t take long before they can craft interesting material to place on their social networking accounts.

People who have large amounts of songs stashed on their phone will have a blast with Splice. They have a ton of options to choose from for musical scoring. Creative fellows can also make their own scores with a sound making application, and they can sample existent songs just by rifling through the music tracks on their phone.


Splice is priced at a shade below two bucks, and is compatible with the iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch, and the iPad. The operating system requirement is at least iOS 4.2. You can buy and download it by hitting on this iTunes link.

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Facetime 1.0 Released in Mac App Store, Brings HD Features

FaceTime for Mac is now out of beta and FaceTime 1.0 has been released on the Mac App Store. It will ship with the new Macbook pros and owners of previous generation Macs can purchase it for $0.99. iPhone and iPod Touch users are already familiar with the ease of use when making FaceTime calls. We have been playing with the beta FaceTime for Mac and found it the easiest way to communicate.

FaceTime has already paved its way to iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4G and Macs. If you are into software tweaks you can even install it on your older iPad 1st gen and iPhone 3GS. In all probability we will see it on iPad 2 which is rumored to have two cameras just like the other iOS devices released in 2010. So far no word on a FaceTime app for Windows.

Facetime Features:

Simple to Get Started
• Setup is quick and easy – just enter your Apple ID.
• With just one click, you can make a video call to an iPhone 4, an iPod touch, or another Mac.

Easy-to-Organize Contacts
• Make calls using your existing Address Book contacts – you don’t have to enter your contacts from scratch.
• Add the people you call most often to your Favorites list.
• Quickly review your past calls with Recents.

High-Definition Video
• Receive HD video calls at up to 720p on supported, Intel-based Macs.*
• A Mac with a standard-definition camera delivers up to VGA-quality video for Mac-to-Mac calls.

Elegant Interface
• Window and playback controls fade away so the focus stays on your conversation.
• View transitions smoothly when an iPhone 4 or iPod touch user switches from front to rear cameras or from portrait to landscape views.
• FaceTime’s widescreen aspect ratio makes it easy for families and groups to participate in a call.
• Enjoy your video call full screen, using every inch of your beautiful Mac display.

Ring Anywhere, Any Time
• Incoming calls ring on your Mac, even if FaceTime isn’t running.
• If you have more than one Mac, incoming calls ring on every one so you can answer on the Mac that’s most convenient.

You can purchase FaceTime for Mac for $.99 from the Mac App Store by hitting link here.

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How To Install Safari Download Manager 1.5.0-1 .deb File For Free (iPhone & iPad)

This is an updated Safari Download Manager 1.5.0-1 only applicable with iPhone & iPad jailbroken. Safari Download Manager is an extension that adds a powerful, highly-configurable download manager to your web browser. Like never before, you can take control over downloaded file types, and harness the true power of the network connection on your device.

Note:
  • Safari Download Manager not allow you to view your downloaded files. It's recommend installing iFile or another comparable file manager.
  • To locate your downloaded file you may see some instruction using iFile here.

New Features:

● iPad, iPhone4 support
● iOS4 support
● Ability to select your download
destination for each download anywhere inside “/var/mobile”!
● Default download directory changed to ~/Media/Downloads
● Ability to resume almost all downloads
● Ability to configure number of retries
● Ability to configure number of concurrent downloads
● Download list saved across Safari restarts, downloads continue in background and resume on restart if Safari ever closes
● Will not overwrite current files, renames to a non-clashing name (e.g. “File-1.mp3″)
● Ability to download files larger than 2GB
● Tap-n-hold downloading of images to disk
● Various performance improvements, bug fixes, improved stability, better memory management, etc



How To Install Cracked Safari Download Manager


Alternate Ways To Install:

Auto Installation

Ssh your iPhone. You may see instruction on how to install .deb file via SSH. And make a folder called AutoInstall in/var/root/Media/Cydia/ so you have /var/root/Media/Cydia/AutoInstall which is case sensitive and drop this debs file in the autoinstall folder, reboot and respring your iPhone.

OR

Auto Installation Using i-FunBox

You may click here for easy way of auto installation using i-FunBox. Just use your USB cable!



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iPad 2 Will Be Launch On March 2 ?

If you’re planning to purchase an iPad, hold off a bit and wait for a few more days. As reported by All Things D, Apple will host an event on March 2 to unveil the next generation of iPad, currently known as iPad 2.

The new iPad is expected to be thinner and lighter. It’ll possibly come with improved processing power, a better screen, more RAM and storage, as well as, front-facing camera for FaceTime video chat support. Some reports suggested the iPad 2 will even be powered by one of Qualcomm’s multimode chips and will run on both GSM and CDMA-based networks around the world. All these features are just speculations without any confirmation from Apple. Let’s wait for a week more to find out what Apple bundles in the iPad 2.

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How to Install TetherMe 1.3-12 .deb File For Free

TetherMe has been updated to 1.3-12 version which is cracked .deb file and only compatible with iPhone jailbroken. It also support iPhone with iOS 4.0 or up. Dynamically enables native tethering for iOS3.X and iOS4.X+ devices. This should work on any carrier without the need for customized bundles or preferences.

NOTE: You MAY need to reboot your iDevice if upon installation or removal cellular service does not return. There is no icon for this item. After installation or reboot, tethering will be available to turn on in Settings -> General -> Network, or install the Tethering Toggle for SBSettings.


How To Install TetherMe Via Mobile Terminal

  • Download TetherMe.deb file here
  • After downloading the deb file above rename it to tether.deb
  • Copy it to var/mobile on your iphone and install using ifile or do the following
  • Open up mobile terminal
  • Type in su (press return)
  • Type in alpine (press return)(Change your default password due to security reason)
  • Type in dpkg -i tether.deb (press return)
  • Reboot and respring your iphone

Alternate Ways To Install:

Auto Installation

Ssh your iPhone. You may see instruction on how to install .deb file via SSH. And make a folder called AutoInstall in/var/root/Media/Cydia/ so you have /var/root/Media/Cydia/AutoInstall which is case sensitive and drop this debs file in the autoinstall folder, reboot and respring your iPhone.

OR

Auto Installation Using i-FunBox

You may click here for easy way of auto installation using i-FunBox. Just use your USB cable!


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How To Install My3G 4.6.1 .deb file For Free

My3G has been updated to 4.6.1 version which is cracked .deb file and only compatible with iPhone jailbroken. It also support iPhone with iOS 4.0 or up. My3G makes Apps believe that they are on WiFi instead of 3G. With My3G, you can now watch HiDef YouTube videos, use Skype/Fring/Other VOIP apps over the 3G network.

If you would like to install the old version, you can download it here.


How To Install My3G Via Mobile Terminal

  • Download My3G .deb file here
  • After downloading the deb file above rename it to 3g.deb
  • Copy it to var/mobile on your iphone and install using ifile or do the following
  • Open up mobile terminal
  • Type in su (press return)
  • Type in alpine (press return)(Change your default password due to security reason)
  • Type in dpkg -i 3g.deb (press return)
  • Reboot and respring your iphone

Alternate Ways To Install:

Auto Installation

Ssh your iPhone. You may see instruction on how to install .deb file via SSH. And make a folder called AutoInstall in/var/root/Media/Cydia/ so you have /var/root/Media/Cydia/AutoInstall which is case sensitive and drop this debs file in the autoinstall folder, reboot and respring your iPhone.

OR

Auto Installation Using i-FunBox

You may click here for easy way of auto installation using i-FunBox. Just use your USB cable!

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Tip To Use Multiple iTunes Libraries on a Single Computer

Apparently you do not want to share your own iTunes library with others. You want to keep your own library and create a new one for other users. There is a hidden feature that you may not know. iTunes does allow you to create separate library for individual user. Just hold down the Option key (for Mac User / Alt key (for Windows user) each time you launch iTunes. You’ll then be prompted with options to create a new iTunes library or choose an existing iTunes library.

Let’s say you’re now sharing the computer with your mum and dad. Simply select the “Create Library…” option and create a new library for your mum. Do the same procedures again to create the library for your dad as well.

Later when your dad needs to use iTunes, tell him to hold down the option key (for Mac) or Alt key (for Windows) when launching iTunes. Then select the “Choose Library…” option and select his own iTunes library folder.


By using this technique, each of you can keep music, movies or apps in a separate iTunes library. You can have a complete control of your own library. You can add/delete music or sync your iPhone without affecting other’s iTunes library. But please note that this method only works on iTunes 9.2 or up.

If you want switch your iTunes library to you new computer you may check it out here.

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Tip To Prevent Accidental In-App Purchase On iPhone

It’s actually quite simple to turn off in-app purchases – simply go to Settings -> General -> Restrictions (enter your 4-digit security pass code) -> Allowed Content -> In-App Purchases and turn the thing to OFF! If you’ve not set a 4-digit security code on your iPhone, now is a good time as ever to do so. Kids love clicking various buttons on the iPhone touchscreen and you can never rule out the possibility of accidental app purchases, therefore it’s better to be safe than sorry. And trust me, accidental app purchases are fairly common especially with kids.


Usually, the in-app purchases require the iTunes password to be entered. But if you’ve already entered the password in the last 15 minutes even for a free app, the in-app purchase does not prompt for password again.

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How To Install iFile 1.4.1-1 .deb file For Free (iPhone & iPad)

This is an updated iFile 1.4.1-1 is cracked .deb file and only applicable with iPhone jailbroken. It works for iPhone, iPod touch and now Ipad. It allows fast navigation through the iPhone file system. You can directly view files of various types, e.g. movies, sound, text, HTML, Microsoft types, PDF, various compressed formats. For PDF files direct jumping to pages is possible. ZIP packing and compressed file unpacking is also supported. Files can be sent as email attachments. Text files and property lists can be edited. Folders and files can be bookmarked. In addition, files can be uploaded and downloaded from iFile’s built-in web server.

For those who would like to install the old version of iFile you can download it here.


How To Install cracked iFile 1.4.1-1 .deb file



Alternate Ways To Install:

Auto Installation

Ssh your iPhone. You may see instruction on how to install .deb file via SSH. And make a folder called AutoInstall in/var/root/Media/Cydia/ so you have /var/root/Media/Cydia/AutoInstall which is case sensitive and drop this debs file in the autoinstall folder, reboot and respring your iPhone.

OR

Auto Installation Using i-FunBox

You may click here for easy way of auto installation using i-FunBox. Just use your USB cable!



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PressReader Brings 1500+ Updated Newspapers to iPad and iPhone

With PressReader 2.2, the dailies won’t ever be old news. You can simply switch on the iPad application and indulge on today’s happenings. PressReader 2.2, upon receiving upgrades from its previous versions, makes reading the news an even easier experience. Navigating through the paper’s various sections is easy, as you scroll through from the front page to the Sports section. In truth, it’s even simpler to read compared to an actual newspaper. You can do away with turning the large pages, while you jump from one section to another.

Press Reader has several new features. Now it has a Library Shelf feature which appears like a newsstand. You have the option of picking from a wide variety of newspapers, giving you a clear picture of what’s happening all over the world. It automatically removes stored newspapers from the iPad’s database, to free up memory space. If you have a knack for storing old news, however, you can simply switch off the feature.


Press Reader 2.2 also features newspaper printing and quick messaging and news sharing on Facebook. Traditional folks who prefer the novelty of reading an actual newspaper can simply print all of the publications that they read regularly. Socially responsible folks, on the other hand, can alert their friends about certain reports via their social networking accounts.

Perhaps the best thing about this iPad application is it’s free. It is also compatible with the iPhone and the iPod Touch, running on at least iOS 3.1.2. You can download it through this via direct iTunes link.

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Watch Your Favorite Movies In One Apps (For iPhone & iPad)

Warner Bros is now experimenting by selling movies as standalone iOS apps, starting with Inception and The Dark Night. While the apps themselves are free to download, the actual movies available as in-app purchases.

Warner Bros. has played it smart by including bonus features, such as games, soundtracks, and integration with Twitter and Facebook to promote hit dialogues. The free versions are teasers which lure users to buy in full movie via an “in-app” purchase button. While “The Dark Knight” costs $9.99, Inception is priced higher at $11.99. Both the paid offerings include innovations such as the ability to watch the film in as many as 34 languages and the ability to clip sounds and customize ringtones. IMO, 10 bucks for a few ringtones and wallpapers surely sounds like an overkill.

Once you’ve paid for a movie, you can choose to either stream the movie to your iPad or download it to your iPad for later viewing. Both the apps are available in over 30 countries and provide an alternative to users in countries that do not have access to films for purchase via the iTunes Store. Warner Bros is already working on app editions for other movies to be launched throughout the year. Unfortunately, Apple’s DRM restrictions imply that users can’t transfer these movies to their Mac or DVD players, despite making a hefty in-app purchase.

Have a look a video of the Warner Bros ‘The Dark Knight’ app in action.



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How To Install YourTube 2.0-1 .deb file For Free (iPhone & iPad)

YourTube has been updated to 2.0-1 version to let you watch and save HD YouTube videos directly to your iPhone or iPad’s iPod library. This is the “cracked” version of YourTube 2.0-1 application and that means you don’t have to pay a dime for this app.

You can purchase YourTube HD for the iPad from the Cydia Store for $5. If you want to purchase it from Cydia then go ahead but if you would like to first try it out with our Cracked Version of the very same App then follow the tutorial below.


How To Install YourTube 2.0-1 (Cracked) .deb file


Alternate Ways To Install:

Auto Installation

Ssh your iPhone. You may see instruction on how to install .deb file via SSH. And make a folder called AutoInstall in/var/root/Media/Cydia/ so you have /var/root/Media/Cydia/AutoInstall which is case sensitive and drop this debs file in the autoinstall folder, reboot and respring your iPhone.

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Cydia blocking in China, Ireland And UK With An Error


Earlier today it was being reported that Cydia access had been blocked in a few countries. The 3 network over in the UK/Ireland and then China Unicom were reported as not being able to refresh data first mentioned by Steven Troughton Smith a known jailbreak app developer.

Those of you around those areas you can breath easy as it is only an error and the problem is being fixed. Good ol Aunt Tuaw has got the answer:

Auntie is happy to report that the Irish Cydia Blackout of 2010 was, in fact, a mistake. 3 Spokesperson Chris Jones told TUAW that Cydia was blocked in error.

Jones stated that 3 uses 3rd party company Bluecoat to filter their Internet connection for adult content and other objectionable material. “Cydia has been caught in this filter in error,” he told TUAW, “and we are working to resolve this.” The Irish Times tech team got the same explanation.

Auntie doesn’t have a specific time as to when 3 will resolve the issue, but is happy to report that 3 is working on the problem.

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iControlPad Now Available For Purchase


Its finally available for order, the long awaited iControlPad should be coming to us real soon. The only downside is its a bit expensive and bulky in our opinion.



The iControlPad uses Bluetooth to communicate with your mobile phone, so it can basically be used with any modern Smartphone – or even your PC! It offers various different Bluetooth protocols, including standard HID. This is to ensure that you can use the iControlPad with current and future Smartphone generations.

The iControlPad has exchangeable clamps to make it possible to use any Smartphone out there. Just grab the clamps that are designed to fit with your Smartphone and you’re ready to play. And if you ever buy a new phone: No need to throw your iControlPad away, just get a new set of clamps and that’s it!

Current side clamps support:
iPhone 3, iPhone 3G, iPhone, iPhone 3GS, iPhone4, iPod touch (some require padding), Motorola Backflip (needs padding), Lg Optimus S, Lg Ally, Blackberry Touch, Samsung Intercept (may require adjustment), HTC Dream, T-Mobile G1, Era G1.

Features:
● Supporting any phone/console/computer with Bluetooth.
● Digital Dpad, 2 Analogue nubs, 6 face buttons and 2 rear buttons.
● Clever side clamp system allowing it to attach to almost any phone
● Multiple BT protocols supported
● Should ‘just work’ on any Android app which supports a PC gamepad.
● Internal 1500maH battery can also charge your phone via USB when playing.
● Upgradeable firmware, new features can be added, restrictions can be bypassed.
● Delivery starts in February.

The first units will be shipped around the 16th of February, the units are arriving in batches of 1000 until the full 3000 have been produced. The PCBs are made and populated in Germany, the case, the final assembly and testing in England.

iControlpad with V1 sides, Battery, USB Charger, and Manual costs $74.99.

[Via iClarified]


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iPad Ran Over By Pt Cruiser

Its been known that Apple products are made with great quality and yet again here is another example. A reader over at tuaw recently emailed them an interesting story and video to go along with. We only recommend one thing, don’t drop your ipad outside long enough to be ran over.. Better yet don’t drop your ipad at all, we hope she recovers well although the medical bills may be rather high!

According to Tuaw:

An iPad belonging to a fellow employee handled being run over by the front and rear wheels of a Chrysler PT Cruiser. As the video shows, the iPad was in the standard Apple Case and the front glass was crushed quite extensively. However, the Home button still worked and the rest of the components in the display were totally functional. The touchscreen still responded to gestures, and the accelerometer responded by rotating the screen.


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Facetime For iPad Leaked

Before you all get excited you can’t actually use facetime for ipad on your current 1st gen ipad but maybe one day you’ll be able to. A reader over at iPaDevice has found that the facetime app in iOS 4.3 beta 1 contains support for the ipad and he has figured out a way to get it running.

Although not fully functional we’re at least getting a glimpse of what Facetime will look like on the iPad 2. If facetime ever becomes functional on the 1st gen ipad we’ll be sure and let you know so stay tuned.



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