Wednesday, January 30, 2013

128 GB iPad announced: Apple launches February 5th

Early this week, Apple announced the arrival of a new edition to the already wide-ranged iPad family. The current 4th generation of iPad will get a storage memory boost with the 128 GB iPad version launching next Tuesday, February 5th.

The new 128 iPad will come at a price premium of USD 100 on top of the current top-notch configuration, which means you can get one for USD 799 for the non-cellular version and USD 929 for the cellular version of the new iPad 128 GB.

There are already rumors that the launch of a 128 GB iPad is a forerunner of a new 5th generation of iPad to bepossibly launched in Fall .

Question remains whether Apple would also introduce a 128 GB version of its current iPhone 5 line. There are a number of heated discussions about that already; however, chances of us seeing a 128 GB iPhone 5 at this stage remain slim.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

How to export iCloud contacts to your computer

This short guide shows how to export your iCloud contacts to your computer. There are a number of reasons for why you would wish to export your iCloud contacts – one of them is to keep a safe backup of your iCloud contacts on your computer.

Exporting your iCloud contacts

1. Download CopyTrans Contacts on your PC. CopyTrans Contacts helps you connect to your iCloud account and download contacts, calendars, notes and more to your computer

2. Start the tool and connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to thePC.

3. Click on the "More" button on the top right corner of the program window and then choose "Cloud setup"

main copytrans contacts window

4. From the newly-opened window, click "+ New connection" then choose "iCloud"

window to connect icloud account to pc

5. Enter your iCloud credentials and then click "Add account"

add account button moused over

6. Close the Cloud setup window and let your iCloud contacts load up in the main program window. Select all contacts by checking the box next to "Contacts" on top of the contacts list

icloud contacts listed in windows program on pc

7. Click the "Export selected" button on top

export selected button

8. You now have the choice to select the location where to export the iCloud contacts. You can transfer the contacts to Outlook on the PC or to a folder on your PC, to an Android device, to an Excel document, etc. I chose the "Save your address book" option, which saves the contacts into individual vCard (.vcf) files to a selected folder on my PC.

prompt to export contacts in various file formats and locations

That's all. The iCloud contacts are copied to the PC.

contact vcard files in windows explorer

This is how to easily export iCloud contacts to PC. Learn more.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Facebook Messenger for iPhone to feature free calling

On Thursday, the Facebook Messenger app for iPhone has just received an update to version 2.1 and will start rolling out a new “push to talk” feature.

According to Facebook, the “push to talk” free calling function is currently enabled only for Facebook Messenger users in Canada.

Here is how the Facebook Messenger app update appears on my iPad Mini. Of course the app remains strictly for the iPhone for now.

Free calling in Facebook Messenger means that the app would rival apps such as Viber and even Skype. However, note that so far there is no word from Facebook headquarters for video calling in their Messenger app.