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iPad History 101

The iPad debuted on April 3, 2010, a device that no one was quite sure had a place in the world. In the three years since its launch, the iPad has changed the way we look at our computing devices, regulating the PC to just one of the bunch, and adding the concept of the multi-device family.

How to Upload Videos and Pictures From an iPhone to a Computer

One of the iPhone's most impressive features is its built-in still camera and -- in newer generations -- its HD video camera. Developers have released thousands of photo manipulation apps to turn your iPhone into a Polaroid camera, an infrared lens or an x-ray machine, but those photos aren't much g

How to Open an iPod Nano 2G

Apple's iPod has so many wonderful attributes, it's no wonder why it is one of the best-selling, most popular MP3 players on the market. The 2nd Generation iPod Nano was introduced in 2006 in 2, 4 and 8 gigabyte models. Opening an iPod for maintenance or inspection may seem like a daunting task, but

How to Run Calculator From Terminal on an iPhone

If you have a jailbroken iPhone with a MobileTerminal application installed, you can use the device's Terminal to control the iPhone, much like you would use the Terminal application to control a Mac computer. The MobileTerminal can be used for advanced tasks or basic functions, such as launching an

How to Sync My iPod With Windows Media Player 10

Apple and Microsoft have long been corporate rivals, releasing products that are intended as one's response to the other. Microsoft's Windows Media Player was once the dominant program for digital music, until Apple released the iPod and its related iTunes program. Since then, Apple has been stalwar

How to Use a Griffin iTrip

The Griffin iTrip is a small accessory for an Apple iPod, but produces big sound. When plugged into the audio output socket of any iPod (except the Shuffle)--usually where the headphones are inserted--the Griffin iTrip broadcasts the audio output to an open FM radio frequency. With a range of appr

How to Upgrade Memory on an iPhone

The iPhone couples a mobile phone, iPod, Internet browser, camera, email and many other features onto a single unit, also known as a smartphone. The iPhone is currently available in two models: iPhone 3GS and iPhone 3G. The iPhone 3GS is available with 16 GB and 32 GB of memory. The iPhone 3G is av

How to Convert MTS to iPod

Sometimes it can be a headache to play videos on your iPod. Take your home videos, for example. Many HD recorders create video files in the .mts format, which the iPod will not play. You will need to convert the file from .mts to the iPod format; to do this, you need to use a converter program, such

Can iPhone Apps Be Built With Flash?

Before September 2010, it was impossible to build an iPhone app using the popular Adobe Flash platform. However, Apple has lifted some restrictions and allowed Flash to be a basis for app development, among other software. It's now possible to use Adobe AIR, which comes with Adobe Creative Suite CS5

How to Convert Videos to an iPod Format Online

The iPod has advanced from a personal audio device into a multimedia player. While the iPod supports a variety of video file types, there are a number of extension types that will play on an iTunes player but not on an iPod. You can convert your videos to an iPod-compatible format online in just sec

What Is the First Thing I Should Do With My iPhone?

The iPhone is a multimedia-enabled smartphone created by Apple Inc. Besides functioning as a phone, the iPhone also works as a camera that takes pictures and records video, an Internet client with Web-browsing capabilities, and a media player that plays music, videos, audiobooks and games. Although

How to Copy QuickTime Movies to a Jailbroken iPhone

A jailbroken iPhone is one where you can use software applications on your computer to free the iPhone from its factory-made limitations, allowing you to use third-party applications on the device. QuickTime is the default video player included as part of the Mac OS X operating system. It includes a

How to Convert an AT&T iPhone to Prepaid

When you jailbreak an iPhone, the device becomes unlocked -- using it on any carrier's network requires only that you insert the carrier's SIM card into it. AT&T officially prohibits jailbreaking, but if you purchase an aftermarket iPhone that has already been jailbroken, it is possible to use it on

Loss of 3G Function on an iPhone

3G is short for third generation, referring to the third generation of standards for mobile phone networks. Many smartphones, including the iPhone, operate on the 3G network, at the time of this article's publication. However, the 3G network does not always function as well as iPhone users might exp

How to Unlock an iPhone Without Software & an Unlock Card

The Apple iPhone is disabled by Apple so it cannot load or use programs created outside of the officially sanctioned "App" store. To remove this limitation, use the unique "Jailbreakme" website created by an iPhone developer that requires no software to be downloaded or for the SIM card (Subscriber

How to Turn the Lock off an iPod Touch

To avoid constantly entering the passcode to access your iPod Touch, turn off the lock features. The iPod Touch has an Auto-Lock feature that specifies the time before an idle iPod turns off its display. This feature, in combination with the automatic passcode lock, requires you to enter the passcod

How to Make Your Text Message Look Bigger on Your iPhone

When you want to read or compose text messages on your iPhone, you may have trouble seeing the letters, and prefer to make the text messages bigger. Apple's iPhone has a touch-sensitive screen with a virtual keyboard that pops up whenever you need to type a text message. The device comes with access