Apr 01

Make The Best of iBooks Themes to Improve Your Reading Experience

There are three diverse color themes in iBooks app. They can be used in different occasion times of a day, which is to improve your reading experience on iPhone and iPad, even it can protect your eyes from being so tired. Here we would like to talk about how to make the best of iBooks themes to improve your reading experience on your iPad & iPhone.

Firstly, please kindly launch iBooks on your iPad or iPhone and open a book.

Secondly, click the button “aA” at the top of the screen, then hit the “Theme” button, there will be three different optional themes: Normal, Sepia and Night.

1. Normal – Shows you the black text and white background. When the lighting environment is brightest, you can choose this theme, otherwise, it may be a little bit harsh for eyes.

2. Sepia – Provides you dark brown text and the background color would be off-white. This theme can make your eyes more relax when the lighting is insufficient, for example in the early mornings or evenings.

3. Night – Night theme is light grey text with a black background. It is a very good idea to read during night time in a darker room. Not only because the black background is not so stimulating for eyes, but also because the iPhone or iPad will not seem to be an artificial lamp in the dark room. Thus, you will not disturb others in the room if they are trying to sleep. In addition, you can also set the iOS color to be inverted pattern, which makes it more comfortable to scan web pages in the darkness.

Well, we consider Sepia theme as the best all-around mode, as it can be adapted both in high brightness and darkness on the whole day. Another reason is that it can adjust the brightness of iPad and iPhone screen to improve the reading experience. When the surrounding light is dark, the screen brightness should be dark. Lower the screen brightness will not only make your eyes more comfortable, but also lengthen the battery life of iPhone & iPad to some extent.

Mar 26

Next iPhone with LTE 3.5 Inch Will Come This Fall

There are many rumors about the next Apple iPhone will be compatible with LTE technology, as the new iPad has been configured with 4G LTE. There is no reason that the next new iPhone which will be updated this year will not support LTE network. Besides, according to Apple’s new job demands, there is a tendency in demand of researching and developing Volte technology.

When the rumors that the Apple’s next generation iPhone will be equipped with 4.6 inch large-screen uproar, another media iMore sites offers us different related message: Next iPhone with LTE 3.5 inch size screen will come in this fall, 2012!

According to the iMore site message, the next iPhone will support 4G LTE network, as expected. Although the exact date is still not be determined yet, it will also be released in this fall. Eventually, the site also claims that the next generation iPhone will keep the same size screen 3.5 inch, or we can say it is very close to it.

While Apple has just released the new iPad, iMore site has already begun to hear more messages about the next generation iPhone. iMore was also reported that the next generation iPhone will be equipped with a micro dock connector, so that there would be much more room inside for other components, which can reduce the overall size of the new device.

Finally, it is worth mentioning that the recent reported news of the iMore site is also more reliable, such as the release date of the new iPad and the new iPad will be compatible with the LTE network etc.

There are also many other stuffs that we’re looking into and we will update as soon as possible. P.S. – For iPhone users, we hope this Free iPhone Video Converter will be helpful to you. ( You can convert almost any video formats such as AVI, WMV, MPEG etc. and audio formats like WMA, AAC, OGG etc. to iPhone as quickly as possible with the fastest speed for free! )

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.

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