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2 Ways to Recover Lost iPhone Photos

Friday, October 14th, 2011

You enjoy taking pictures using your iPhone’s camera and you keep the pictures stored in your phone. There will be times that you might accidentally delete photos or someone who played with your phone unknowingly deleted some important photos. If this happens and you want to retrieve your photos, there are two things that you can do: use a software that retrieve files or you can restore your iPhone from the most recent backup that you performed.

We normally panic when we delete files from our phones without meaning to do so but don’t panic yet, there is hope if we act on it the right way. iPhones use the same storing process like computer hard drives do, therefore deleted files are not permanently removed from the drive for a certain time. The space your file filled will remain there until it is replaced with another file.

Remember to act right away in retrieving your photos before the hard drive fills the space where the deleted file was. Avoid using your phone and saving files before you are done retrieving your photos.

Restore from last iTunes backup – Once you are aware that photos were deleted on your iPhone, restore your phone to the latest iTunes backup that you did. This is also why doing a regular backup on your iDevices are a must. Once you are done, your photos should be there where you left them. However, if you never performed a backup or the last time you did it was several months ago, you will need a software to help you retrieve the pictures.

Retrieve files using Software – There are two softwares that you can choose from, although there are several other softwares, these two are among the popular searches: iPhone Photo Recovery and Stellar Photo Recovery. Both softwares require a PC or Mac computer. Download your choice of software and install it on your computer. After completing installation, connect your iPhone and the software should detect your phone right away. Just follow instructions carefully and you should be able to recover lost iPhone pictures.

Once you recover your lost pictures, get the habit of backing your iPhone on iTunes to make recovery an easier task just in case you lose important data on your phone again. If you have time, you can also sign up for free cloud services like DropBox where you can store your files wirelessly and access them anytime you need your files.


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7 Easy Steps to a Free and Customized iPhone Ringtone

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Now that you have an iPhone all you want to do is customize every bit about it to have a more personal feel. You add wallpapers, get a case in your favorite color, and even make your favorite song as your ringtone. Since you already saved up on getting an iPhone new case, you shouldn’t be spending on ringtones when you can get some for free.

Originally, you can buy ringtones on iTunes but that’s paying twice for one song; one for your music library, one as your ringtone. You can save up on customizing your songs by cutting the tracks and saving them on your iTunes. There are simple steps you need to follow in order to successfully add clips on your iPhone to work as your ringtone.

Some things you need to know and have before you can start the process of getting a customized ringtone. First is that you need a PC or Mac, and iTunes. Then you have to make sure that the song you are using is non-DRM, which means that it’s not protected by copyrights. Songs from iTunes are examples of DRM protected songs. Once you have what you need, you may begin the process.

1.       Open your iTunes and locate the song you want as ringtone. Listen to the song and list down the time frame you want as ringtone. Note that you can only choose 40 seconds from the track.

2.       When you have your time frame, right-click on the song and “Get Info”. A new window while popup, click “Options” tab. Fill the “Start Time” and “End Time” with the time frame that you listed down and follow the minutes:seconds format. Click on “OK” when you’re done.

3.       Right click on the song again and choose “Convert Selection to AAC”. iTunes will convert the song to this format and will create a duplicate version.

4.       Right click on the ringtone and choose “Delete” then “Keep Files”.

5.       Now you have to look for the file on your folder, it should be on Music  > iTunes > and under the band’s name.

6.       The file extension should be m4a and you must change this to m4r by renaming the file. You will then receive a warning message, choose “Use .m4r”.

7.       After renaming the file, double-click on the ringtone to launch it on iTunes. This will automatically put the file on your ringtones folder and you can now connect and sync your iPhone to get your ringtone.

Now you can have as many ringtones without having to shell out some hard earned cash.


Is Your Phone Smart? A Closer Look on Smart Phones and O.S.

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

There’s the landline telephone with cord. There’s the cordless telephone. Then comes the mobile phones. And now, the smart phones.

But what exactly is a smart phone?

According to Wikipedia, “a smart phone is a mobile phone that offers more advanced computing ability than a contemporary basic feature phone.” Moreover, it states that a smart phone user can install and be able to run more advanced applications on his device based on a certain platform like Java. So basically, our smart phones resemble a personal pocket computer with mobile phone functions.

It is interesting to note that the first smart phone was called Simon, designed by the company IBM in 1992. Since Simon’s introduction, every year, there is an increasing demand for more advanced smart phone devices and corresponding smart phone operating system or OS.

Let us take a look into the top smart phone devices and phone accessories available in the market nowadays and maybe this will help you take your pick:

iPhone. The first iPhone was introduced in 2007 by Apple Inc. It is said that iPhone was the first to use a “multi-touch interface”. The first generation iPhone recorded some complaints and other lacking features, prompting Apple to release in 2008 a second generation iPhone which already has a 3G support. The App Store was also created – it delivers smart phone applications (developed by third parties) directly to the iPhone devices through wifi even without the presence of a PC. The App Store became a big success and has documented 3 billion application downloads in January 2010. The latest craze among iPhone fanatics is the iPhone 4, released only a few months ago.

Nokia N8. Of course, Nokia won’t let itself to get left behind. It recently introduced Nokia N8, with its 12 megapixel camera, with great cellphone accessories to top the iPhone 4. This smart phone is the first mobile to use the Symbian 3 OS.

LG Optimus series.  In July 2010, LG Electronics launched its LG Optimus (“best” in Latin) series, which included LG Optimus Chic catering to fashion aficionados and LG Optimus One which offers Google mobile features. Both carry Android OS.

Samsung Galaxy Apollo. This Android-powered smart phone was introduced last June 2010. According to Samsung, this device features Social Hub, an integrated phonebook that lets users connect with families and friends 24/7, apart from the impressive media experiences it will surely give to its users.

The latest market share statistics for smart phone sales to end-users by operating systems was released by Gartner, and it covered Quarter 2 of 2010. Its results are as follows:

  • Symbian               – 41%
  • RIM                      – 18%
  • Android                – 17%
  • Apple                    – 14%
  • Windows Mobile    –  5%
  • Linux                    –  2%
  • Others                  –  2%

Obviously, Symbian is the market leader here. Other statistics also showed that from 2nd Quarter of 2009 until 2nd Quarter of 2010, Symbian devices’ shipment volume grew by 8 million units or 41.5%, from 19M to 27M units.

Yearly, mobile phone companies produce and introduce newer models of smart phones due to tough competition in telecommunications. Operating systems are almost always upgraded to suit the needs of these smart phone devices. We really wouldn’t be so sure which will top the charts in terms of sales. It’s a surprise every quarter; but what we are certain of is that these key players in the smart phones and OS industries will be here to stay. Let’s just keep ourselves updated on the numbers.

This Article is written by John C Arkin, contributor of PrintCountry News Articles.

Best Phone Numbers and Ways to Contact Apple for Apple iPod, iPad and iPhone Issues

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Apple products, like the Apple iPod, iPhone and even the iPad, are known for their durability as well as the stability of their operations systems and processors. But there are times when you will experience problems or glitches with these products. It’s not unusual to hear people talk about or report iPad problems or even iPhone issues. But whom do you call if you experience a frozen iPad or a cracked iPhone LCD? No need to fret, we’ve listed down the most important numbers and contact details you need to save for reliable Apple 911.

1. Get an official Apple Expert to talk to you. The best way to have your Apple product checked is, of course, to head to the nearest Apple service center, where qualified technicians can take a look at your iPad or iPhone. Simply visit and click the product you want help with. You can even get help from an Apple expert by clicking on the “Apple Expert” box. You will need to provide your Apple ID, list down your iPad problems or your iPhone issues, as well as your contact details and the best time to call you and an Apple Expert will get in touch with you right away.

2. Avail of your complimentary phone support. All customers or buyers of Apple products (Macs, iPods, iPhones and iPads) are eligible for complimentary phone support for up to 90 days from the date of purchase. Apple iPod owners are allowed one support incident per unit, while Mac, iPhone and iPad users are allowed unlimited incidents. U.S. technical support for the iPod, Mac and iPad may be reached by calling   1-800-APL-CARE (1-800-275-2273), while technical support for the iPhone may be reached by calling 1-800-MY-IPHONE (1-800-694-7466). Residents of Canada may call 1-800-263-3394. There are also support numbers listed for technical support all over the world in the Apple website.

3. Use Apple’s Service Assistant. Apple has made things easier for all its customers with its special Service Assistant. By clicking on “Service Assistant” You can use Apple’s Service Assistant to determine whether your product is still covered by its warranty or by an Apple Care plan. You can do this by typing in the serial number of the Apple iPod, iPad or iPhone you own. From there, you can also search for the nearest Apple service center available or even look for the contact details of Apple’s technical support teams around the world.

4. Check blogs and websites dedicated to Apple products. If you experience minor problems with your iPod, iPhone or iPad, then you might be able to find solutions and help online. There are many bloggers who post different ways to reset your iPad or to restore your iPhone if you experience iPhone issues or iPad problems. Some sites even teach you how to change your iPad’s battery and hard drive or how to dismantle an Apple iPad. It’s always best to search online and see if you can solve your iPad or iPhone problems first before sending your Apple product to a repair center.

There’s no need to worry if your iPad suddenly crashes or if you experience iPhone issues. Try to search for solutions online first before deciding to contact the Apple support numbers we listed above.

This Article is written by John C Arkin, contributor of PrintCountry News Articles.

HP Officejet 6500 Printer Review

Monday, March 8th, 2010

You don’t have to worry about wires or messy cables with the HP Officejet 6500 all-in-one printer. This multifunction printer can connect to a computer in any room via its built-in wireless or wired networking, giving you freedom to work wherever you please. It can also fax, scan and copy documents and even do double-sided printing. But although this all-in-one printer boasts of a variety of features and good-quality printing, its size, the noise it emits and its huge, clunky software gives it a 3 out 5 rating.

Quick Summary

The HP Officejet 6500 is an all-in-one printer that provides you with the freedom to print wirelessly anywhere in your home or office. It can print up to 32ppm in black and white and 31ppm in full-color, making it one of the faster printers around—it can even closely match the speed of laser printers. This printer allows for automatic duplexing and can print borderless photos with up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi color. Direct photo printing is also supported via compatible memory cards. Its scanning resolution is pegged at 2,400dpi for optical and 19,200 dpi for enhanced.

Good Points of the HP Officejet 6500

Besides being a practical tool for a home office or workplace because of its wireless connectivity, this printer is also very easy to use out of the box. Duplex printing makes this printer live up to its eco-friendly tag, while three options for photocopying can let you choose from light to dark copies. The HP Officejet 6500 even has a free program that lets Apple fanatics print directly from their iPhones or iPod Touches.

Bad Points of the HP Officejet 6500

But while all these are enough reason to buy an HP Officejet 6500, you should take into consideration that the software included hogs up a lot of disk space and bogs down memory. It also does make a lot of noise while printing and has been known to have some problems when used with a Mac, especially those running on Snow Leopard.

HP Officejet 6500 Printer Cartridges Used

HP 920 Black                  420 pages

HP 920 Cyan                  300 pages

HP 920 Magenta             300 pages

HP 920 Yellow                300 pages

HP 920XL Black              1,200 pages

HP 920XL Cyan               700 pages

HP 920XL Magenta         700 pages

HP 920XL Yellow             700 pages

Troubleshooting & Support Information

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