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Published on July 24 2016

Data loss is something most people have to deal with at some point. The only difference is that some people are aware that their data can be easily recovered if they don't overwrite those files by doing other things on their computer after they have lost their data. By using any of the tools mentioned in this article you can save yourself a lot of time doing the same work again.

Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery

Stellar's Windows data recovery software is available in three versions, one for home, another for professional use and the third for use by technicians or IT staff. We tested the professional edition that retails for $99 or Rs 6600. Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery provides you with four options using which you can recover your data. The first of which is optical disc recovery, that also allows you to recover data from a damaged optical media storage disc. The application supports recovery from optical media discs burnt on Windows, Linux, UNIX, and Macintosh systems.

The second option is photo recovery, which allows you to recover lost or deleted image files from existing volumes, hard drives, memory cards, or removable storage devices. It supports the recovery of digital camera raw images from multiple manufacturers including Nikon, Canon, Sony and more. The third option is email recovery, the feature will help you recover deleted emails, contacts, tasks, and reminders from Microsoft Outlook. You can also recover deleted emails from Microsoft Outlook Express. Recovered emails can be saved in three different file formats - PST, EML, and MSG. The final option is data recovery from your hard disk. This has the option to recover deleted files, advanced scans and RAW recovery. The software performed really well overall. The only thing it wasn't able to do was to recover temporary and partially overwritten files.

Stellar Phoenix Mac Data Recovery

Stellar's Mac data recovery software is able to recover your documents, photos, music or videos lost due to deletion from any HFS, HFS+, FAT, ExFAT and NTFS formatted Mac. Even though my MacBook Pro was encrypted, I was able to effectively recover deleted data. Recovering data with missing filenames can be a real pain, taking that into consideration, all deleted files are recovered on this software with their original file names, except during RAW recovery of course. Compatible with the latest El Capitan 10.11, the software allows you to perform Time Machine recovery. Since scans can take a lot of time, the software allows you to save scan information to resume recovery process from the same point, at a later stage. It also has an option to create an image of a complete hard drive or partition on the drive. This image file can be used to recover lost data even when the actual hard drive is not available.

Recuva

Recuva has the best free version of a recovery software I have ever tested. Both free and paid versions can recover pictures, music, documents, videos, emails or any other file type you've lost due to deletion. It can recover data from any rewriteable media that you may have including memory cards, external hard drives and USB sticks amongst others.

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Published on July 24 2016

To help Samsung tablet users easily play PowerPoint files on Samsung tablets, Leawo officially rolled out 2 effective solutions. One is to adopt PowerPoint players for Android devices, and the other is to convert PowerPoint to video files.


For smooth PowerPoint playback on Samsung tablets, Leawo Software officially rolled out a post named How to Play PowerPoint on Samsung Galaxy Tab S. In this post, taking Galaxy Tab S as example, Leawo shared 2 effective solutions to help Samsung tablets users play PowerPoint on Samsung tablets. One solution is to use PowerPoint player app, while the other is to convert PowerPoint to video.

As a vital competitor to Apple iPad, Samsung tablet has received great popularity in tablet computer market. Many tablet owners use Samsung tablet as movie player to enjoy HD movies, while some others may use it as business tool to create and view business PowerPoint.

"Samsung has done a lot to make its tablet a wonderful business assistant, but apparently not enough. People who use PowerPoint a lot would feel inconvenient with Samsung tablets. That's why we roll out these 2 effective solutions on how to play PowerPoint on Samsung tablet." Said Steven, CEO of Leawo Software.

In this newly updated post, Leawo suggested 2 ways for Samsung tablet owners to play PowerPoint files with their Samsung tablet: the first is to turn to PowerPoint viewer apps for Android, and the second is to convert PowerPoint to video files that could be played by Samsung tablets.

As to the first solution, the writer mentioned several wonderful and free PowerPoint viewers for Android, including: Microsoft PowerPoint for Mobile, Microsoft Office Mobile, Mobile Document Viewer, ThinkFree Office Mobile Viewer, Kingsoft Office, OfficeSuite Viewer, Documents To Go 3.0 Main App and Docs Viewer. These free PowerPoint viewer apps are effective, but some of them requires in app purchase as mentioned in this post.

The second solution occupies a larger space in this post. That is to save or convert PowerPoint to video and then put the converted PowerPoint files onto Samsung tablets for playback. The writer mentioned 2 programs: MS PowerPoint 2010 and its later version, and 3rd-party PowerPoint converter – Leawo PowerPoint to Video Pro. According to this post, Samsung tablet owners could use the inner "Create a Video" option in MS PowerPoint 2010 or later version to save PowerPoint to video in either MP4 or WMV format, or use Leawo PowerPoint to Video Pro to convert PowerPoint to video in more video formats like MP4, WMV, MKV, FLV, 3GP, AVI, etc. for playback on Samsung tablets. Through converting, Samsung tablet owners could then freely view PowerPoint on Samsung tablets.

It's hard to tell which one is better for Samsung tablet owners to play PowerPoint files on Samsung tablets. However, the writer suggested it's important that people choose according to personal preference and tablet specs.

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Published on July 24 2016

Did your picture from your smart phone or digital camera get deleted by you by mistake and you face some problem for it. If yes, then you are not alone who faces this problem many people use to face this problem. And they use to get tensed that how to recover that photo. On these devices, pictures never get deleted totally you can recover your pictures. You just have to know how.

First, stop everything

If any picture on these devices got deleted by you or someone by mistake frequently switches your mobile to Airplane mode or eject your SD Card from your device. By this process deleting of images data will not be complete and overwrite process will stop right away.

You Do not need to buy any software to recover these photos. There are many Softwares and applications which use to attract people in this situation they ask you to download it on trial and then buy that application/software to recover your pictures. By this process, you don’t need to buy anything because your all deleted data always use to save in cache memory of your device

What Android phone users have to do

If any picture got deleted from you Android phone then you can easily recover them all by the help of free application named as DiskDigger. DiskDigger uses to scan your mobile cache memory for deleted pictures and it takes out all deleted pictures from you cache memory. Well, recovery can affect your resolution of pictures but by this, you can easily recover your pictures.

Or you can also turn to professional Data Recovery for Android to recover deleted data on Android devcies.

What iPhone users have to do

Last year iOS announced its new feature name as “Recently Deleted” by the help of this feature iOS use to store deleted pictures for 30 days. You can find this folder in iPhone Album option.

Or you can also turn to professional iPhone Data Recovery to recover deleted data from iPhone, iPad and iPod devices.

Back to the photo memory card?

For SD Card, you can find a free software online named as Recuva. Install this software in your windows and connect your SD card to your computer and read the instruction carefully to recover your data.

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Published on July 24 2016

Data loss is a fact of life, though thankfully, we have services like iCloud that automatically back up your iPhone, making it easily retrievable in the case of a shattered or damaged smartphone.

Unfortunately, it isn’t the best solution for backing up data, particularly because Apple just isn’t the best when it comes to cloud services. Security is a big concern with iCloud, and if you ever want to get more storage, it’s quite pricey compared to competitors. The company also gives you a mere 5GB of cloud storage that it’s hardly possible to backup all of the pertinent data on your iOS device, especially if you have a large photo library full of special moments you want to keep.

How to Perform an iPhone Backup in iTunes

How to Backup Your iPhone and iPad

One of the most straightforward ways of backing up your iPhone or iPad is by using iTunes to back up your device.

To get started, plug your iPhone into your computer and open up iTunes. From there, select File > Devices > Transfer Purchases. This will save all of the content you’ve purchased via the App Store or iTunes Store on your computer.

1. Automatically Back Up Your iPhone with iTunes

How to Backup Your iPhone and iPad

The good news is that every time you plug your iPhone into your Mac or PC using the supplied USB cable—or even passed through via a connection on another piece of hardware, such as a speaker dock—your iPhone is backed up quickly and automatically.

2. Manual Backup

How to Backup Your iPhone and iPad

If you’re feeling a bit paranoid—or, say, need to force an iPhone backup since you know you’re about to migrate your data to a new device—then right-click on your iPhone in iTunes’ Source pane and choose Back Up from the contextual menu.

3. Manage Your iPhone Backups

How to Backup Your iPhone and iPad

You can have multiple iPhones and iPads synced to a single library, and can check their backups from the Devices tab in iTunes’ preferences. Hover over an entry and check the phone number, serial number and hardware IMEI reference to identify it.

4. Delete iPhone Backups

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5. Wipe Your iPhone

How to Backup Your iPhone and iPad

You’ll rarely want to wipe your iPhone – unless you’re selling it or giving it away – but it’s easy to do. Select your iPhone under Devices in iTunes’ Source pane and click the Restore button in the Version section of the screen.

You’ll be given the option to back up first.

6. Restore from iPhone Backup

How to Backup Your iPhone and iPad

If you connect a new, blank iPhone to your computer, iTunes will offer to restore to it from an existing backup (see step 8), but you can also force this restore manually, perhaps because you’ve added an app that’s causing problems and you want to roll back.

7. Pick a Backup

How to Backup Your iPhone and iPad

You may have multiple iPhones and iPads backed up to the same iTunes library, so after you’ve right-clicked on the device you want to restore and picked Restore From Backup, iTunes will ask you which backup to use. Ensure your devices have unique names!

8. Migrate to a New Device

How to Backup Your iPhone and iPad

If you’ve bought a new iPhone or iPod touch, it’s easy to migrate your apps, settings and more from your old one. Plug the old one in, perform a manual backup (see step 2) then connect the new device.

iTunes will ask if you want to restore from an existing backup.

Back up Your iPhone to Google Drive

Google Drive is a great place to backup a lot of content, mainly because of the 15GB of free storage you get with your Google account. That’s more than enough to handle important documents along with a robust photo library.

The first step is to download the Google Drive application for Windows or Mac.

How to Backup Your iPhone and iPad

The second step is to run Google Drive. You don’t need your phone plugged in since iTunes already backed up all of your files. It’ll ask you to sign-in and then run you through a fairly short setup wizard. Follow the steps, and click “Done” once you’re finished.

Google Drive should now be on your computer and the Google Drive folder it created will automatically open via your native file explorer.

How to Backup Your iPhone and iPad

Google Drive isn’t your traditional backup service, but it works just as well, mainly because of how simple it is to sync files. In your file explorer, head on over to:

Users/Username/AppData/Roaming/Apple Computer/MobileSync/Backup

Find your latest backup, right click it, press copy, select your Google Drive folder, and press paste. Your backup should now be uploading to Drive, and depending on internet speed and how big the backup file is, this could take some time. For Mac users, you’ll want to go to:

Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup

Then just copy and paste the backup folder in your Google Drive folder, as instructed above. However, it could be a bit more complicated finding your backup. To get specifics on either Windows or Mac, open up iTunes and head on over to iTunes Preferences > Devices. Either Control click or right click the backup you want, and click Show in Folder or Finder. It should take you to the exact location where your backup is.

Keep in mind that if you ever lose the backup on your computer, you can download your extra copy from Google Drive, but you’ll need to make sure to put it in the exact same file location you got it from.

Dropbox and iCloud for iPhone and iPad Backups

Google Drive is a great option for those who need a lot of free storage, but if you aren’t a heavy power user, Dropbox and iCloud are great places to keep your data. With Dropbox you only get 2GB of free storage for signing up, but setup is very similar to Google Drive since the two services work much the same.

Head on over to the Dropbox website, sign-up for an account, and download the correct version for your operating system. It’ll take you through the setup wizard, and once you’re done, just like you did above, you can copy your backups and paste them in the Dropbox folder, putting it in the cloud.

Dropbox certainly isn’t for the power user, but it’s a great place to keep a third backup if something were to ever happen to your other two options.

And of course, even though iCloud isn’t the best for keeping your device backed up, it’s always good to have turned on, as it makes setting up a new device or restoring apps after a reset a seamless process. I just wouldn’t put all of my faith in it to alone to house pertinent files. It’s good to make sure you have various copies across services.

To make sure you’re set up with iCloud, unlock your device, head into Settings > iCloud, and ensure all of the apps, documents and data you want in the cloud are actively being backed up. For some apps, such as Notes and Mail, you’ll need to create a free @icloud.com email address.

Hardware

If you’re really paranoid about losing data, even after you’ve put iPhone backups in the cloud, you can always go the traditional route and put backups on hardware, such as external hard drives and USB thumb drives.

It works virtually the same way as putting your data on the cloud. Only, instead of pasting the backup in your Google Drive or Dropbox folder, you’ll need to find your external hardware device in your file explorer and paste it in there.

Preventive Measures

It’s very rare that software bugs out and messes up your data, at least as far as integrated devices go. Most data loss actually happens due to hardware failure, human error, or people dropping their devices on the ground, shattering them. You can almost never avoid hardware failure, but there are ways to make sure your devices are protected against accidents.

Apple’s devices can be slippery, particularly with the company’s latest rounded designs. That said, it’s always best to have a case around your phone, and if you’re worried about making sure your device stays “stylish,” there are some great cases out there for iPhones and iPads.

As a rule of thumb, it’s good to make sure your devices aren’t around water. If you’re out on a boat this summer, throw your iPhone in a ziploc baggy and leave the tablet at home and enjoy the weather.

If all else fails, there are ways to recover your data, but it’s a lengthy process and requires a team of professionals. Not only that, it’s also quite pricey.

Most of the time, Data Recovery for iOS can recover your data if your device is broken. They have one of the highest success rates in the industry and a quick turnaround time. Again, DriveSavers is quite pricey, but if you need some very sensitive data off of your iPhone or iPad, it might just be worth it to grab an estimate and make sure your files are backed up in various places next time.

Conclusion

These days, data is massively important in our lives: we might be carrying around sensitive financial documents for businesses on our devices or it could be a timeless photo of your child in his or her infancy.

How to Backup Your iPhone and iPad

Either way, our data is just as important to us as physical items are, and they should be put away safely on the shelf, or in this case, in the cloud.

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Published on July 23 2016

ooking for a guide that tells you how to use airdrop? This post is all about that. We’ll cover everything about AirDrop – from the basic “what does AirDrop do“, “how to use AirDrop on Mac” to “how to AirDrop from iPhone to Mac“. AirDrop is Apple’s technology for sharing files across devices. You can use it to transfer files from one Mac to another, and also use it to transfer files from a Mac to an iPhone, or from iPhone device to Mac.

Before we jump into the tutorial on how to use AirDrop, it helps to understand what AirDrop actually is.

AirDrop: Apples’s way of transferring files

AirDrop is a method of transferring files wirelessly from one device to another. AirDrop made its Mac debut in OS X Lion and arrived on the iPad and iPhone with iOS 7. The iOS implementation allows users to easily share photos, videos, and other supported documents to anyone nearby who is using a supported iOS device or Mac.

The ease of transferring files to your Mac via AirDrop means you can quickly copy over pictures, and being able to share photos between devices means you won’t need to use storage space on a shared photostream. But AirDrop does more than just share files. From a cool app you found in the App Store to a web page – you can share just about anything. Almost anything that could be shared on Facebook, Twitter or iMessage can be shared through AirDrop. The AirDrop network is set up when you connect to AirDrop.

Unfortunately, many Mac users are finding that this feature doesn’t work flawlessly. Which explains why we are writing this post – to give users an idea about how to use AirDrop to transfer files from iPhone to Mac and vice versa. Let’s start with the requirements.

Requirements for AirDrop between iPhone and Mac

AirDrop is supported by the following Mac models –

  • MacBook Air (2012 or newer)
  • MacBook Pro 2012 or newer)
  • iMac (2012 or newer)
  • Mac mini (2012 or newer)
  • Mac Pro (Late 2013)

You may still face problems with getting AirDrop to work between 2012 MacBook and an iPhone 5s. With the old models, AirDrop is quite unstable.

What follows is a guide on how to use AirDrop from Mac to iPhone.

How to use AirDrop: From Mac to iPhone

AirDrop works reasonably well when sending attachments from Mac to iPhone. The Mac recognises the iPhone in the AirDrop finder window. When content is dragged onto it, iPhone throws an alert and gives the option to accept the incoming attachment.

How does AirDrop work?

This is how it works –

  • On your Mac, open a Finder window and select AirDrop.
  • Choose to be seen by Everyone, or only those in your Contacts. To raise your chances of your Mac seeing your devices and vice versa, choose ‘can be seen by everyone’.
  • Swipe up on Control Centre and turn on AirDrop on your iPhone.
  • You should see the iPhone in the AirDrop window in the Finder on your Mac . The Mac should also show up as somewhere where you can AirDrop to on your iPhone. iPhone shows up in AirDrop on the Mac.
How to Use AirDrop from iPhone to Mac and Vice Versa
  • You can now drop an image onto the icon representing the iPhone. When you do, you immediately get an alert on our phone to let you know that an image is incoming.
  • Accept the alert and the image will transfer. You will find the image was transferred to Photos app on the iPhone.

Transfer documents to iPhone via AirDrop

AirDrop doesn’t have to stop with transferring images. You can treat it as a useful way of dropping documents onto your iPhone as you leave your workplace. For example, you can share a Pages document to your iPhone and it automatically opens up in Pages when it’s transferred.

If you wish to share a Word doc from your Mac to your iPhone using AirDrop, it may be declined if you don’t have an app to view it. When this happens, you usually see a message that suggests you to download a suitable app from the App Store. Download this app and install. Then the next time you try to transfer the same Word doc, it should accept and you should be able to view the doc.

Now that we have seen how to use AirDrop from Mac to iPhone, let’s look at vice-versa i.e., how to use AirDrop from iPhone to Mac.

How to AirDrop from iPhone to Mac

To set up the share from an iPhone to a Mac do the following –

  • Turn on AirDrop on your iPhone. Swipe up on Control Centre, tap on AirDrop and choose Contacts Only or Everyone (choosing Everyone is recommended to increase your chances of it working)
How to Use AirDrop from iPhone to Mac and Vice Versa
  • Ensure that you have an AirDrop Finder window open on your Mac.
  • Find the image you wish to send to the Mac.
  • Click the Share icon (a square with an arrow pointing out of it).
  • You should see the Mac you wish to share with on the next screen. Give it a few minutes
  • Tap on the icon for your Mac and the transfer should start. You will see Waiting, then Sending, and eventually the blue line will draw around the icon for your iPhone.
  • The blue line will then circle the icon for your iPhone in the Mac Finder.
  • When the transfer is complete it will appear in your downloads folder.

We hope that you now understand what AirDrop actually is, how to use AirDrop from Mac to iPhone and also how to use AirDrop from iPhone to Mac. If after repeated attempts you still have issues with AirDrop, contact Apple Support.

For our other iPhone related issues, check our fixes for iMessage not working, iMessage waiting for activation issue and clearing Documents and Data for free space.

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Published on June 23 2016

Now you can recover deleted files on your Android smartphone with Android Data Recovery

Many a times it has happened that you have deleted some of your images or some important messages from your Android smartphone only to regret later. While you have options to recover a deleted file from PC, but how would you recover a deleted file on an Android smartphone? In Android OS, it is quite hopeless to recover deleted data. Even recovering deleted messages on Android cannot be manually done without help of third party software.

That’s where Data Recovery for Android comes into picture. It handles Android data recovery by clockwork precision. This is undoubtedly a great choice for anyone looking for a dependable file rescue solution for Android smartphone and devices. As a data recovery solution, this software not only works on several Android devices but is also works on low end ones. It doesn’t really matter how long the smartphone’s data has been deleted or meddled with.

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Support for various Data Type & File Formats

There are a lot of scenarios when the data gets deleted or lost from the Android device, and one of them commonly is while installing a new ROM, or updating the software in the device. Most often, contacts, pictures and videos and most of the internal storage content gets deleted automatically.

Get data recovery for android to recover deleted files in Android devices

Data Recovery for Android is capable of recovering files such as contacts, messages, photos, videos, audio files, documents, WhatsApp history, and call history as well.

It also supports the recovery recover deleted data on Android including deleted messages in almost all Android specific file formats and extensions such as: jpg, gif, png, xml, csv, html, vcf, mp3, mp4, docx, doc and several other formats.

All you need do is select the category or documents type you will like to be recovered after using the wizard to scan for them.

Support for almost all brands of Android smartphones and tablets

Android Data Recovery is well-known Android specific data recovery software that supports wide range of devices including high end brands like Samsung, HTC, LG as well as low end Chinese brands. The user just needs to install the program for Windows or Mac, and connect the Android smartphone to recover deleted data on Android.

All you need do is to ensure that the software works with your smartphone. Here’s what you need to do:

1. Go to Developer settings and enable “USB Debugging.”

2. Connect the smartphone to the computer in which the Data Recovery for Android is installed and ready to use.

3. Wait for the software to recognise the phone, and then start the scan by pressing the “Next” button on the software screen.

4. You need not wait until the scan completes while the file recovery is going on, as the preview is available always. Also, while the scan is ON, you can pause it or stop it, if you find the file that you wanted to recover.

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5. Lastly, do a multiple selection of the data from different categories, and tap on “Recover” so that whatever you select gets downloaded to the computer and you can access it from there.

User-friendly and Minimal System Requirement

The user-interface of Android Data Recovery is so simple and user-friendly that one doesn’t need to have special capabilities or technical knowledge to use. Even a beginner can run the software without any user manual and without having any issues.

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It is also very much light weighted and can run on any Windows computer starting from Microsoft Windows XP to the latest Windows 10. The memory and hard disk drive requirement is also basic and all modern computers should be fine with it.

To sum it up, all you need is a computer to recover deleted data or messages on your Android smartphone and tablets, because that is where the software gets installed.Data Recovery for Android is the best option to recover deleted files because you can turn to Android Data Recovery for Windows and Android Data Recovery for Mac can help you recover deleted data on Android on Windows and Mac computer.

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Published on June 18 2016

Now that HomeKit-enabled accessories are hitting the market, you may be wondering what you can do with your new connected devices. Whether you are controlling the temperature, turning off lights, or locking the front door, you will be able to use your iPhone to take care of various activities around the house.

If you are away from home, you’ll even be able to use Apple TV (third-generation or newer running Apple TV OS 7.0 or later) to control some functions while away from home. We've got a tutorial for getting your HomeKit-enabled accessories ready for use.

How to Use Your iPhone With HomeKit-Enabled Devices

Download the App

HomeKit is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch running iOS 8.1 or later. When you get your device, be sure to download the compatible app from the App Store and pair your device using the special code that comes with your new HomeKit accessory.

Setup

Once paired, use Siri to take control of your electronics. You can tell the virtual assistant to set the temperature or turn off the lights in the kitchen. There are some commands that will require you to unlock your iPhone before Siri will comply. For example, you won’t be able to unlock your door until you unlock your iPhone.

How to Use Your iPhone With HomeKit-Enabled Devices

Some apps allow you to group multiple accessories together, letting them be controlled with a single Siri command. Groupings need to be set up in third-party accessory apps, and the settings may be called "homes, rooms, or scenes." Third-party apps that offer HomeKit groupings can often incorporate HomeKit devices they're not even designed to control. Lutron's app, for example, can also control a Nest thermostat.

How to Use Your iPhone With HomeKit-Enabled Devices

Not all apps have a grouping option, but for those that do, once the accessories are grouped, they can be controlled together. You might be able to tell Siri to "Get ready for bed," for example, a command that would turn off the lights and turn down the temperature.

If you want to reset the system and begin anew, open the Settings app on your iPhone and select Privacy. Then, select HomeKit and tap "Reset HomeKit Configuration."

Shared Connections

Multiple iOS users within the same household will be able to use the connected devices. However, one person will be designated the administrator. Add new users from the settings section of the company's app for the system you use.

Using Apple TV

If you are away from home, you will be able to set up your Apple TV to do the work while you are gone. All you have to do is make sure your iPhone and Apple TV are signed in with the same Apple ID account. Then, you can use Siri commands to remotely control your accessories, like turning on the lights while you are away. With iOS 9 later this year, remote access to HomeKit devices will get even easier via iCloud.

Lost or Stolen iPhone

If, against your desires, you no longer have your iOS device in your possession, use Find My iPhone to turn on Lost Mode so no one can use it to remotely activate your HomeKit accessories. You can also erase the contents of the device (only use this feature if you are sure you won't be getting the device back).

You can use another iOS device that is signed into the same Apple ID to control your HomeKit-enabled accessories. Just download the compatible app and follow the steps above.

How to Use Your iPhone With HomeKit-Enabled Devices

If you don't have another iOS device, you will have to manually reset your accessories by following the manufacturers' instructions. When you replace your device, you will be able to pair it with your HomeKit-enabled accessories again.

Each system's app will have a slightly different user interface. However, HomeKit supported devices will all be able to work with Siri so you can control your home from your iPhone by activating the virtual personal assistant. When iOS 9 and watchOS 2 launch in the fall, you will be able to use Apple Watch to control HomeKit-enabled devices and you'll be able to access them remotely without an Apple TV.

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Published on June 2 2016

Calendar lets you organize and update your agenda — events, appointments, and more — all on your iPhone and iPad.

Calendar lets you can create and edit appointments, share agendas, invite friends and colleagues to events, get alerted, stay on track and — most importantly — on time! You can set up Calendar to work with Apple's iCloud, Google Calendar, Microsoft's Outlook, and even CalDav calendars from your own or your company's servers. What's more, thanks to Siri, you can add, review, and even change appointments quickly and easily, and with the power of your voice.

Since iOS has a unified calendar database, whatever you add or change in Calendar will also be reflected in any third-party calendars you have installed, and vice-versa. Yes, everything is unified and stays organized, regardless of where or how you prefer to use it.

How to set up Calendar on iPhone and iPad

Whether you use Apple's iCloud, Google's Gmail, Microsoft's Outlook or Exchange, or something else, it's easy to set up all your calendar accounts and have them sync to your iPhone or iPad. You can enable iCloud when you first set up your new iPhone or iPad, or enable any service at any time in Settings.

How to customize Calendar in iPhone and iPad

Apple's Calendar app for iPhone and iPad lets you schedule everything from your workday to your household chores. It also lets you keep everything organized by color coding your calendars, setting time zones, setting calendar types — including Chinese, Hebrew, and Islamic — and even customizing default alerts. All so you can have your calendar your way!

How to add and manage calendar events on iPhone and iPad

The Calendar app for iPhone and iPad provides a great way to keep track of all your appointments and events. While it's faster to use Siri to create basic events to add to your calendar, if you need more precise control, or if you want to edit existing event details, you can do it the old fashioned way: by tapping your way through all the options!

How to share calendar events on iPhone and iPad

Apple helps you stay organized by letting you publish calendars on its iCloud service, and then share them with other people. It's great for when you have to plan events, whether they're conferences for work, or family vacations. Best of all, it's built right into your Calendar app on iPhone and iPad!

How to use Calendar with Siri

Since Siri is meant to be your personal assistant, it only makes sense to have it schedule and manage your meetings and events on your iPhone or iPad. Asking Siri to create a calendar event only takes a few seconds and is much faster than creating them manually and entering all the data yourself. Whether you need Siri to schedule a meeting, tell you what's on the agenda for the day, or move an existing meeting to another time to make room for a conference call or a power nap, Siri will help make sure your schedule is set.

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Published on March 7 2016

“How to convert AVCHD videos on Mac? I have a Sony HX5V camera and a Mabook Pro. Can someone please break down the process so that I can convert the AVCHD files and view it on my Mac and possibly edit it. Also to include which specific programs to use. Thanks!” —– Answers Yahoo

AVCHD is one of the most popular high defintion video. Currently, most professional digital camera and camcorders record videos in AVCHD MTS format. Once you shoot videos with your Sony, Canon, Panasonic or JVC camcorder, you may sometimes need to edit or convert AVCHD videos to other videos you need.

However, few programs can playback or edit AVCHD videos, iMovie, FCP although promised to support AVCHD videos, but not with full support. If you need to convert or edit your AVCHD videos on Mac, you may need to get a professional AVCHD Converter for Mac.

As far as I know, Aiseesoft AVCHD Converter Mac is just the program that you are looking for. Not only it can convert Canon, Sony, Panasonic, JVC AVCHD videos to popular videos you like, it can also allow you to edit AVCHD videos freely, like merge, crop, trim, effect, watermark etc.

AVCHD Converter for Mac, convert AVCHD videos on Mac

Main Features of AVCHD Converter Mac

1. Convert AVCHD videos to popular videos

AVCHD Converter for Mac is able to convert Canon, Sony, Panasonic, JVC camcorder AVCHD videos to poupular videos such as AVI, WMV, MPG, MOV, MP4, MKV, FLV, 3GP, VOB, ASF, RM, RMVB and 3D videos as well on Mac

2. Import AVCHD files to video editing program

Mac AVCHD Converter can output AVCHD files to AIC MOV, Prores MOV and MP4 etc so that you can free import AVCHD videos to popular video editing programs such as iMovie, FCE, FCP, QuickTime, iTunes etc for editing.

3. Play AVCHD videos on portable devices

AVCHD Converter for Mac enables you to play on portable devices such as iPhone, iPad, iPod, Samsung Galaxy S5/S4/S3, Samsung Galaxy Note 3/2, Samsung Galaxy Tablet, HTC, Kindle Fire, Sony, Motorola, LG etc.

4. Edit AVCHD files in multiple ways

AVCHD Converter for Mac allows you to edit AVCHD videos in various ways, you can trim, crop, merge, add watermark, apply effect to AVCHD videos and adjust aspect ratio of AVCHD videos.

Tips: If you need to convert and edit AVCHD videos on Windows, you can turn to AVCHD Video Converter.

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Published on March 6 2016

MTS is a widely used high-defintion video format recorded by many popular high defintion camcorder such as Sony, Canon, Panasonic and JVC etc. It is maybe always a good idea to use your favourite digital camcorder to record the wonderful moments in your daily life and share with your family and friends.

However, sometimes, you need to convert or edit your MTS videos to get better video quality or excellent video effects. There are currently relatively few programs that can convert and edit MTS videos. Windows Movie Maker natively can’t deal with MTS files, iMovie or FCP, although promised to support MTS files but may just compatible with some camcorders.

It is therefore, necessary to get a MTS Converter for Mac to help you convert MTS videos on Mac. Aiseesoft MTS Converter for Mac is just a proper program for you to rely on. It can fast and best convert MTS video from Sony, Canon, Panasonic and JVC camcorder to popular videos such as AVI, WMV, MPG, MOV, MP4, MKV, FLV, 3GP, ASF, VOB, RMVB, on Mac.

After converting MTS videos on Mac, you can easily import MTS files to iMovie, FCP for editing, transfer to mobile devices such as iPad, iPhone, Samsung and other mobile phones and tablets for playback or publish to websites for sharing with more people. Apart from converting MTS files on Mac, Mac MTS Converter can also allows you to edit MTS files in your desired way with its built-in MTS video editing functions.

Tips: If you want to convert MTS videos on Windows, you can turn to MTS Video Converter.

Mac MTS Converter, Convert MTS files on Mac

Main features of MTS Converter for Mac

1. Convert MTS files to popular videos

MTS Converter Mac can fast and best convert MTS videos to popular videos such as AVI, WMV, MPG, MOV, MP4, MKV, FLV, 3GP, VOB, ASF, RMVB etc on Mac

2. Extract audios from MTS videos

Mac MTS Converter can extact audio from MTS videos and convert as popular audios like MP3, MP2, AAC, AC3, WAV, WMA, M4A, RM, RAM, OGG, AU, AIFF, APE, FLAC, NUT audio files.

3. Import MTS videos to video editing programs

MTS Converter for Mac can output MTS files to AIC MOV or Propres MOV and other videos for easily import to iMovie, FCE, FCP, Adboe Premiere Pro etc for easy editing.

4. Play MTS videos on portable devices

MTS File Converter Mac enables you to convert MTS video files to MP4 for playback on various portable devices such as iPhone, iPad, Samsung, Kindle Fire and other devices etc.

5. Adjust output video effects

MTS Video Converter Mac allows you to adjust output video Brightness, Contrast, Saturation and Volume, and provides many video settings like video Bitrate, Frame Rate, Encoder, and Aspect Ratio for you to adjust.

6. Various video editing functions

Mac MTS Converter equips with rich video editing functions such as video crop, video trim, video merge, video snapshot, and add images, texts and phtos watermarks to your videos.

Tips: To edit AVCHD MTS videos on Windows and Mac, you can always turn to Media Magician and Media Megician for Mac to edit camcorder AVCHD, MTS, M2TS, MXF, MOD, TOD, Tivo etc without converting on Windows and Mac in a professional way.

Article Source: Mac MTS Converter, Convert MTS to AVI, WMV, MPG, MOV, MP4 on Mac

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