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Apple will award 10,000 USD to user who downloads 50 billionth App

These days Apple is talking about their App Store as the reason being they are closing in their target of 50 billion downloads of the applications on their App Store. The countdown of the same can be seen here on this link. Once you reach out to this page, scroll down till the end of the page and you will see the countdown there. Now when they are already over with 49 billion downloads, Apple wants to speed up the things and they want to reach to the 50 billion mark as soon as possible.

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To meet this requirement they have released a claw that the user downloading the 50 billionth application from the iTunes App Store will win the gift card of 10,000 USD which can be used to download any number of application for their iPhone, iPad or any other Apple Device. Now this is something really attractive to speed up the downloading speed on the App Store.

The countdown is running at a very high speed of almost 850 downloads per second (approx). We wish you luck for the same and we are also going to try our luck for the same. Please us know if get to be the lucky one.

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Copy Installed Apps From iPhone To iTunes on PC or Mac

In my previous article I mentioned about a freeware named ‘Sharepod’ to transfer the music and videos from your iPhone to your computer. When you format your computer without taking the backup of the files related to your iPhone then you face such problems where you want to transfer files from your iPhone to computer. Today in this post I will mention about a method with the help of which you will be able to transfer the applications from iPhone to new iTunes installed on your computer.

First of all connect your iPhone to your computer and launch the iTunes, if you have the latest iTunes then I am sure you might be facing certain problem in discovering the Sidebar which is required in this method. Now click the menu icon on the left top corner.
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Now click on the Show Menu Bar, the moment you hit this, you will see the View as one of the options in this menu bar. Click that option and then choose the option named Show Sidebar.
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Now you will be able to see your device listed under the category named Devices. Right click on the name of your iPhone and then click the option named transfer purchases. Once you do that it will start transferring the application from iPhone to its application folder.
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If your iTunes has been newly installed then iTunes will ask you to authorize that computer and then you will be able to proceed with the transfer. To authorize that computer you will just have to enter the password of the Apple ID used on your iPhone.
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That’s it!! It will take some time and then the transfer will be complete of all the applications and the music which has been bought using App store.

Conclusion

If you have bought all your music and Application from App Store then you will not be needing any third party application to transfer them on your computer from your iPhone. This is best way to transfer the application, I will recommend the readers to go for this method rather than using iExplorer3 or any other iPhone file system browser application.

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Android Tips

Play Songs on iTunes From Android Device

Android smartphones are nowadays smart and connected enough, to allow you to control media playback on your PC wirelessly. While many people have a lot and hate relationship with iTunes, it is by far the most popular media management software.

If you have a Wi-Fi network at your home or office, it is ridiculously easy to control iTunes media playback from your Android phone or tablet.

How To Control iTunes Media Playback from Your Android Device

Step 1: Head over to the Play Store and download ‘Remote For iTunes’ on your Android device. The trial version of the app is available as a free download and expires after 30 minutes of usage. The paid version of the app costs $4.99.

Step 2: Connect your Android device to the same Wi-Fi network that your PC or Laptop is connected to. The app will also work if your PC is connected to a Wi-Fi router.

Step 3: Make sure iTunes is running on your PC, and then start Remote for iTunes on you Android device. The app will not work if iTunes is not already running on your PC.

Remote for iTunes will then try to connect to your PC. When the app has successfully established a connection with iTunes running on your PC or laptop, it will show a four-digit code.

If you are using iTunes 11, your Android device will show up as ‘Remote for iTunes’ in the top-right corner.

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On iTunes 10 or older versions, Remote for iTunes will show up on the left-sidebar.

You need to enter the four-digit code shown in Remote for iTunes in iTunes on your PC before you can start using the app.

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Make sure that you do not let the screen of your Android device turn off while Remote for iTunes is displaying the code. If the screen turns off, Remote for iTunes will again try to establish connection and display another four-digit code, thereby invalidating the first code.

Step 4: Once connected, you can now control iTunes media playback right from your Android device. Keep in mind that the app will only work when you are connected to the same Wi-Fi network and iTunes is running on your PC.

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Conclusion

If for some reason, iTunes fails to detect your smartphone as a remote, check your network settings. Make sure your firewall is not blocking incoming and outgoing access from iTunes. Also, check your Wi-Fi router settings to make sure UPnP is enabled. Under iTunes Preferences,

While there are a few other apps in the Play Store that will allow you to control the media playback in iTunes using your Android device, they all require you to install an app on your PC. Remote for iTunes takes advantage of iTunes own inbuilt remote feature to offer a seamless experience.

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Sync Android Phone with iTunes Songs Library on WiFi

Admit it or not, using iTunes to manage music on the iPhone and iPad is actually a boon, especially if you have a huge music library and limited storage space on your device. While I would still prefer to use the old-school method of copy-pasting music files to my Android devices, it has become cumbersome now due to the lack of storage space on my Galaxy Nexus and my ever-updating music library.

I absolutely hate using iTunes to transfer content on my iPad, but for once I actually wanted something like iTunes for Android which could automatically sync my music library over Wi-Fi.

The good news is that there are quite a few apps and ways to sync your iTunes music library wirelessly or via wire with your Android device, and they are all effortless. One such popular app is DoubleSync, but it requires or rather forces users to use the company’s own music player – DoubleTwist.

iSyncr is another popular app in the Play Store that allows users to sync their iTunes music library with their Android devices over Wi-Fi or USB. The app does look ugly, but works flawlessly, and does not force users to use any other app in-conjunction with it.

How To Sync Your iTunes Library With Your Android Device Wirelessly

Step 1: Download iSyncr from the Play Store. If you are using a Windows based PC, make sure you download the PC version of the app. If you are using a Mac, download this version of iSyncr.

Step 2: The app also requires users to install an application on their Windows or Mac based PC, which can be downloaded from here (Windows) or here (Mac).

Step 3: Connect your Android device to the same Wi-Fi network that your PC or laptop is connected to. Then, start the iSyncr app on your device and tap the Wi-Fi button at the top.

Step 4: The app will automatically scan for all available iTunes library on your Wi-Fi network. Select your iTunes library from the list and you are good to go.

Step 5: Select the ‘Library’ option and wait for the app to load your music library. Keep in mind that if you have a big music library, the app will take considerable amount of time for iSyncr to list all the music files in your library.

Step 6: Once iSyncr lists all your music files, you can simply sync all the songs by pressing the ‘Sync Now’ button at the bottom. iSyncr will also list all your playlists, which you can effortlessly sync by just pressing the ‘Sync Now’ button.

Conclusion

Keep in mind that if you are going to sync a lot of music files, it is highly recommended that you use a USB cable instead of Wi-Fi as the transfer speed over Wi-Fi is extremely slow. iSyncr also allows you to sync music files from your phone to your Mac or PC. You can also specify the folder in which iSyncr stores all your music files from the ‘Settings’ tab of the app.

iSyncr also allows you to sync your videos and pictures from your phone with your PC, which can come in handy for quite a few people. The paid version of the app offers many other features including the ability to sync your music library at an pre-specified time.