Mar 23

6 Methods to Force Quitting Mac Apps

It’s so frustrating when applications of your Mac OS X starts the infamously terrible spinning and seems to die! What should you do in this case? There are two choices for you to deal with it. One is to wait for the respond of apps. The other is to force quitting them. Here are 6 methods to force quitting Mac apps using the keyboard shortcuts or sequences. Hope these methods can help you save much time!

1. Force quitting the active Mac App through the keyboard

Press on Command + Option + Shift + Escape for a while until the App has been forced closing. It is the fastest way to force quitting the foreground application in Mac, so it is better for you to remember this keyboard shortcut.

2. Tune out the “Force Quit Applications” window

Click Command + Option + Esc to select an App that you want to quit from the pop up “Command + Option + Esc” window, the App will quit immediately.

3. Force quitting App from Dock

Hold down Option and click the Right Click on an App in the Dock, there will pop up the option “Force Quit”, just click the icon and the App would be closed without any confirmation.

4. Force quitting Apps from Apple Menu

Hold the “Shift” key and hit Apple Menu, find out “Force Quit” (App Name). This method is also easy to remember. However, it is not the best way, since the Apple Menu will not be available when Apps are unresponsive.

5. Force quitting Apps by using Activity Monitor

Callout the Spotlight by pressing Command + Space, after that, input the Activity Monitor. Now you need to choose the process name or ID you want to exit, and click the red “Quit Process”. This method will work in most status.

6. Force to quit by Terminal & kill Command

If all the methods above fail to quit apps, there is another way: using the Terminal & kill Command. Launch the Terminal and input the following Commands:

killall [processname]

For example, “Killall Safari” will “kill” all the Safari processes. In addition, if you know the process ID, you can also kill the apps through prcess ID.

Well, the kill commands will work in all occasions and there will be some side effects, such as it will not honoring Versions, Auto-Save and Windwos Restore, as a result, it will cause some data loss.

P.S. – How to force quit apps on iOS

There is another way to force quitting apps on iOS except long press “Home” key. That is: holding down Power button, when the slide to power options pop up, simply hold the Home key until the app has been closed.

Mar 21

New iPhoto & iMovie Can Be Installed on The Original iPad by Manual

Although the new iOS version iPhoto and iMovie apps cannot be installed on the first generation iPad device directly, the new iPhoto and iMovie can be installed on the original iPad by manual. As we know, the first generation iPad doesn’t support iPhoto, so far as I know, the reason is that there is no camera. Similarly, iMovie is not compatible with the first generation of iPad. However, we can install the two apps to iPad by manual, as a result, they can work normally.

In order to download the iPhoto and iMovie apps to iPad, we need a third party – the free iPhone Configuration Utility, launched by Apple’s official. You can Download from Here, This tool is usually used by the enterprises that deploy the iOS devices.

Firstly, when the tool has been installed (there are Mac and Windows versions), just connect your iPad with computer through USB, and manually select the two apps to the database. After you’ve purchased the two apps from iTunes, they can be founded in ~ / Music / iTunes / iTunes Media / Mobile Application / directory.

Secondly, after the apps have been added to the database in the iPhone Configuration Utility, simply click “Install” button in the application tab, these files will be copied to your iPad and work well.

In spite of lacking in camera, iPhoto and iMovie apps can work properly in the first generation of the iPad. It is the fact that the processing performance and memory capacity is less than iPad 2. Due to it lack of camera, it cannot be able to use the recording feature of the latest iMovie version.

What we should pay attention to is that the Configurator in Mac App Store which has been released by Apple cannot install these apps. If you install the paid apps from iTunes to other devices, Configurator will ask you to enter a redemption code.

In addition, suppose you’ve installed the iMovie and iPhoto on our iPad, there may pop up a note from iTunes, said there are unauthorized apps in your iPad device, in this case, you should click “authorization”, then the note will gone, otherwise, your installed apps by manual will be deleted.

Mar 19

New Apple TV Built-in Two Wi-Fi Antennas

The iFixit who always like dismantling hasn’t taken action in Apple TV, however, the XMBC website could not wait to dismantle the new Apple TV. After the disassembling, it was found that the new Apple TV was equipped with a single-core A5 chip and with a memory of 512MB. In addition, the flash memory capacity is 8GB.

The number of such an A5 chip is APL2498. It seems that the memory was provided by Hynix (Hynix chip maker) from South Korea, with the model No. H9TKNNN4K. After the careful search and confirming, we found it the memory size is 512MB.

As to the flash memory, it seems to be THGVX1G6D2HL A07 supplied by Toshiba, with the capacity 8GB, which is the same with the second Apple TV’s flash memory capacity.

There are other parts such as SMSC LAN9730 USB 10/100 Ethernet ports provided by SMSC semiconductor supplier, TXC Mm3v 27.00 and Mp3G 25.00. More interestingly, the new Apple TV seems to be one more root WiFi antenna than SMSC LAN9730 USB 10/100. Perhaps this is to ensure that it can play 1080p HD videos under the WiFi status.

Mar 16

Apple Launched 24 New Apps for The new iPad

With the new iPad released recently, Apple has launched 24 new Apps for the new iPad which are specially designed for the high-resolution retina display. As we know, the new iOS software development kit was released in early March, and the manufacturer of the application has always been busy updating and submitting software, thus, they can take advantages of the high –resolution display of the new iPad.

The selected application can be browsed and purchased through iTunes. However, if your are an iPad or iPad 2 user and there is the early version of the software in your iPad device, you can also download these new Apps from App Store directly.

Those Apps for the new iPad including Tweetbot, SketchBook Pro, Autodesk and new game app Sky Gambler’s: Air Supremancy etc.

P.S. – It’s necessary for iPad users to watch videos on iPad device. So, are you worrying about watching AVI, MPEG, WMV, 3GP or other common format videos that aren’t supported by iPad? Well, take it easy! No matter you are using an iPad 2 or the new iPad, iPad Video Converter will help you convert these non-iPad formats to iPad formats without any problem! More importantly, it’s totally free!

Mar 14

Is The new iPad Worth to Buy

Once you get the new iPad, everything will be changed at once. It’s just like you are really taking a photo, reading a book, playing the piano, which makes your life and work easier and better. Regardless of the display, camera, or wireless connection, these upgrades have made the new iPad offer you much more than you can imagine. Is the new iPad worth to buy? First let’s see The new iPad VS Kindle Fire, which one is right for you? I believe you will find the new iPad is much better than Kindle Fire!

Since this is a very hot topic that all of us are talking about. We would like to list some new features of the new iPad as below:

1. Unprecedented retina display
The pixels are four times more than iPad 2, the text is razor-sharp, and the color is more colorful and vivid. The Retina display takes you to a comprehensive sublimation experience. As a result, everything becomes perfect and lifelike.

2. 5-megapixel iSight Camera
The new iPad provides Apple’s 5-megapixel iSight Camera which designed by advanced optical technology. Users can take gorgeous photos with high quality and high definition. Whenever you want to take a HD photo, you will never worry about the definition!

3. Support voice typing
The new iPad supports voice typing, no matter you want to send an email or write a message, you can use you voice to complete typing. Thus, the “communication” between the new iPad and users become easier.

4. Apple A5X dual core processor
The A5X chip with quad-core graphics can drive 4 times pixels of iPad 2; meanwhile, it can keep the smoothness and fluency, which is always the reputation of Apple iPad products. Although these new features have been added to the new iPad, its battery time still lasts 10 hours!

5. 1080P HD Video Recording
Want to record every moment of your life? The new iPad allows you to do like this, you can take video recording whenever you want to remember something special, 1080P HD video recording will make your life better. Users can share their happiness with friends and family members freely.

6. Ultrafast 4G LTE network
Adopted with latest wireless, the new iPad makes it possible to connect with fast data network all over the world. As a result, you can do anything on the internet with fast speed without waiting for a long time. The new features of the new iPad is satisfied with thousands of iPad users.

7. Get special apps that you want
There are numerous distinctive apps specially designed for the new iPad, you can choose what you want from them. At present, the quantity of apps is 200,000 and will increase rapidly. Each app is specially disgined according to the features of the new iPad.

Is the new iPad really worth to buy? The answer is absolutely yes! As we all know, Apple’s touch technology and system optimization are much more smoothly than Android. What’s more, the quality of game apps is better than Android. Simply relying on high 2048 x 1536 resolution of the new iPad can win all the tablets in market! In addition, Apple’s products always give users a feeling for a work of art which is the perfect combination of technology and art. We dare to say the new iPad is the most powerful device that we’ve ever seen. Compared with iPad 2, the upgrade is enough. So, in my opinion, even if I’ve got an iPad 2, there is nothing can change my mind to buy the new iPad! Dear Apple fans, are you ready?

Mar 12

Jailbreak The new iPad

I guess you must have heard of the term “Jailbreaking”. So, what is jailbreaking? how to jailbreak the new iPad? Here we will discuss information about Jailbreaking the new iPad.

What is jailbreaking the new iPad?
Jailbreaking, from the technical definition, it means that the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad & Apple TV crack that allow users to achieve access to the entire Unix file system. While from the understandable definition, jailbreaking is the act of hack your iPad’s full potential via unlocking it with software. Perhaps you still confused about it, here is the example. Suppose you want to do something on your iPad but you can’t because there is not such app for that, however, when you jailbreak your iPad, you can unlock it and set it free. It just like a bird flying away to a place where anything is available.

Benefits of jailbreaking the new iPad

After jailbreaking the new iPad, you can do the following things:

1. Users can sync the cracked software which has been downloaded from internet instead of downloading it from App Store.
2. You can download numerous third party programs through Cydia so that you can broaden your new iPad’s functions.
3. Meanwhile, the new iPad users can modify the many things of the file system due to the opening up of it.

Risks of jailbreaking the new iPad

Although jailbreaking is probablely not hard to do and it won’t “break” your iPad device, there are still some risks.

1.    Jailbreak the new iPad would be able to affect the stability of its system.
2.    There will be software bouncing back to the desktop usually or other similar problems.
3.    Updating all the apps is not so immediately except for the free apps from App Store.
4.    Users can’t update the system version immediately.
5.    After jailbreak, the new iPad can’t be guaranteed to keep it in good repair.

Is there any way to jailbreak the new iPad? The answer is not sure yet. But in my opinion, the day will come soon.

Apps for the new iPad recommend

1. Grand Theft Auto 3 – Price: $4.99

GTA 3 is an excellent game app with HD quality resolution, it is also an impressive technical achievement. Once you’ve got the new iPad at your hand, it’s necessary for you to try it out on the new iPad device with its A5X processor.

2. Skype for iPad – Price: Free

With the new iPad 5MP camera, 1080P video, you can enjoy the best HD picture and sound quality when you are talking with your friends on Skype. What’s more, this app is totally free, don’t forget to try it on the new iPad!

3. iStonsoft iPad to Computer Transfer – Price: $29.95 (Free trial available)

It is a very good choice to install this software on the new iPad, with the help of iPad to Computer Transfer, you can easily transfer iPad files to your PC in seconds, including movies, songs, photos, eBooks, TV show, Playlist  etc., so that you can share them on your computer with your friends.

4. iPhoto – Price: $4.99

Seeing is believing, you need to touch it to believe how much power built into iPhoto for iOS. You can feel free to make a picture more beautiful than the original with iPhoto. Besides, it really shows off the new iPad’s Retina display.

5. iStonsoft ePub Converter – Price: $49.95 (Free trial available)

iStonsoft ePub Converter is an easy-to-use and powerful ePub maker. It is specially designed for iPad users, which provides you easy way to build your own ePub eBooks. You can convert various kinds of formats to ePub format including Word, PDF, Text, HTML, Mobi etc. in a very short time. As a result, you can enjoy ePub books on the new iPad with ease!