Tuesday, May 28, 2013

How to remove iTunes completely

This guide shows how to completely uninstall iTunes along with all related components on your computer. If you are on a Windows PC, there is an automatic way to fully remove iTunes from your computer in a single click following the instructions below.

Apple’s manual way of removing iTunes

Apple provides some clear but complex and time-consuming steps to completely remove iTunes. According to Apple you need to remove iTunes along with 5 other related programs (QuickTime, Apple Software Update, Apple Mobile Device Support, Bonjour, Apple Application Support) in a strict order of appearance.

Mix up the order of removing these components and you risk iTunes haunting down on you lurking around on your computer. In addition, a number of errors can occur during the iTunes removal procedure especially if some of the above components are missing.

Completely uninstall iTunes with one click

1. Download a tiny tool called CopyTrans Drivers Installer from CNET.com

2. Extract the above uninstaller tool from the ZIP and double-click in order to run it. This program is normally used to install the iOS drivers needed in order for your PC to correctly recognize your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch. However, if you already have iTunes installed, the tool will also help you fully remove iTunes from your computer. To do so, simply click on the “Uninstall” button

3. The program will now automatically remove iTunes along with related iTunes components below in the correct order and completely automatically:

  • QuickTime
  • Apple Mobile Device Support
  • Apple Software Update
  • Bonjour
  • Apple Application Support

4. In less than a minute (depends on your computer speed) iTunes will be fully removed from your PC and you will see the below screen. You can now click on the “X” button on top in order to close the tool as it served its purpose.

Watch this video demonstrating how to automatically remove iTunes as per the above steps

This is how to automatically and completely remove iTunes from your computer in less than a minute.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Star Trek fans enjoy CopyTrans Contacts #ctcis on Twitter

A few sites announced today that CopyTrans Contacts is organizing a Twitter adventure game for those who love Star Trek. The occasion is the upcoming release of Star Trek Into Darkness.

UPDATE: the RT adventure is now officially over. Get CopyTrans Contacts at more than 30% off now until 16th May @ 3 pm New York time.

According to Techvoize a sale for CopyTrans Contacts is scheduled for May 15th starting at 15h00 New York time. The price of the iPhone contact and notes management program will go up to 90% off (or around USD 1.30) depending on the amount of re-tweets collected during the retweet game organized prior to the sale.

The retweet adventure starts one day earlier, on May 14th at 15h00 New York time for about 24 hours during which Twitter users keen to push the final price of the program during the sale will accumulate retweets. The event will take place on the organizers’ Twitter page this afternoon at 3pm:


A total of thirty retweets of the messages posted on the organizer’s Twitter account will lead to thirty percent off in discounts while 100 retweets will double the discount rate to whooping sixty percent. The organizers do not mention the number of total retweets required to bring down the price at over ninety percent yet.

Here is a short video of the program in question showing one of its many functions – how to manage iPhone contacts from a PC:

Friday, May 3, 2013

Google Now for iPhone: out now

On Monday, Google launched its artificial intelligence voice service called Google Now for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Google Now can easily be compared to Siri but there are things that Google Now can do and Siri can’t (and the other way round).

Google Now is not a separate iPhone app but comes with the latest version of Google’s Search app which is now also available for the iPhone. Siri can’t do everything Google Now does; the opposite is also true. For example, try finding out when the local Post office is open. Google Now will instantly find the nearest post branch and list its opening times. Siri, on the other hand, will provide you with standard search results for local post offices opening hours in general.

But Google Now will not be able to call your contacts, at least on your iPhone – for now. This is reserved territory for Siri. Google Now would also save the appointments you made to your Google calendar and not to your local iPhone or iCloud calendar for understandable reasons.

To find out more about what’s hot about the newly-released Google Now for iOS, have a look at the official video by Google: