Apple released iOS 10 update and macOS Sierra to the public on Tuesday.
Here’s how to get iOS 10 update on your iOS device. If the iOS 10 OTA update bricked your iPhone or iPad Pro, here’s how to fix it.
Apple’s iOS 10 release is dubbed as the “biggest iOS release ever” although it got off with a rough start on Tuesday. After moments of iOS 10 release, the social media was filled with complaints of “iOS 10 bricking their iOS device” from iPhone and iPad Pro users who attempted to install the upgrade via OTA.
The term “bricking” is used to describe devices that are rendered unusable due to a software or hardware fault. If your iPhone or iPad is “bricked” or stuck with the Apple logo, you can fix it by following the steps described later in this post. You’ll need a computer, with iTunes installed on it and a cable to fix the issue. More on this later. Let’s first see how to get iOS 10 update on your iPhone, or iPad.
Apple released iTunes 11.2 and OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 update recently. After installing the updates, OS X Mavericks users found that the /Users folder appeared missing. Although there’s a way to manually restore the folder but it involved running a single command on the Terminal (more about it later). Apple quickly released iTunes 11.2.1 update for OS X users to fix the /Users and /Users/Shared folders missing bug. The bug can allow a local user compromise other local user accounts. The issue mainly occurred when Find My Mac is enabled in iCloud system. The latest iTunes update is available only for Mac OS X 10.6.8 or later users. The latest version of iTunes for Windows still remains at iTunes 11.2 as Windows users are unaffected by the bug.
Apple has released OS X 10.9.3 update for OS X Mavericks. Last month, Apple released Security Update 2014-002 that delivered new features, improvements and bug fixes. Security Update 2014-002 was released for OS X Lion 10.7.5, OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5, and OS X Mavericks 10.9.2. Apple recommends all OS X Mavericks users to update their Mac to the latest OS X 10.9.3 update.
Apple has released iOS 6 update for the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPod Touch 5th gen and iPod Touch 4th gen. iOS 6 update includes a number of new features and refinements. The new iOS 6 update removes Google Maps and now includes Apple Maps app with 3D maps and turn-by-turn navigation, new Siri capabilities (now supports devices like iPad 3), Facebook integration, Shared Photo Streams, FaceTime improvements and a lot more. You can upgrade your compatible iOS device easily by using either of the three methods described in this article. But first you should back up your iOS device before your install the update. More details after the break.
Freebie lovers can rejoice now as Wondershare is running a limited time giveaway promotion of one of their software titled Wondershare iMate. iMate is regularly priced at $59.00 but thanks to the promotion you can install a full edition of iMate without spending a dime.
Wondershare iMate is an easy-to-use yet powerful iOS devices manager to back up and transfer files from iPod/iPhone/iPad into iTunes or to PC. It also lets you import any audio/video/DVD/photo/eBook to iOS devices.
CopyTrans TuneSwift is a utility to easily backup, transfer and restore your iTunes library. TuneSwift suite allows you to transfer your iTunes library to a new computer in one click, be it Mac or Windows. It allows you to transfer the backup to another computer, or you can even restore your backup on the same computer later. The backup archive file created contains music, books, apps, playlists, etc. TuneSwift uses incremental backup technology which means it appends the previous backup and saves the recent changes only instead of creating a full backup every time.
Another Halloween Treat for our readers. This time it’s by iSkysoft, in which, you can get a free copy of iSkysoft SyncPod normally priced at $19. According to the developers, it is the easiest way to transfer iPod, iPhone music back to Mac.
iSkysoft SyncPod lets Mac users transfer music, movies, TV shows, and photos from iPod/iPhone/iPad to Mac or to iTunes, easily and fast. SyncPod is a great iTunes rescuer to transfer all your music, videos and photos from your device to iTunes, with a few clicks!
It supports iPhone 4G, iPod touch 4, and iPod nano 5.
- Recover iPod/iPhone/iPad music and movies to iTunes
- Transfer music, movies and photos from iPod/iPhone/iPad to Mac
- Copy music, movies and TV shows from Mac to iPod/iPhone/iPad
Do you own a Mac and have an iPhone or an Android phone or Windows Mobile Device or simply a Nokia S40 device, a Sony PSP, and multiple USB flash drives. Now, you must be thinking, how in the world do you keep these devices in sync? There is a very good sync solution for your Mac that will allow you to keep multiple devices in sync at the same time.
SyncMate is a multifunctional synchronization tool that allows you to synchronize your Apple Mac computer with Windows Mobile devices, Nokia S40 mobile phones, other Mac or Windows computers, USB drives, PSP, Google accounts, and online storage. It is available in both Free and Expert editions.
Apple announced the availability of iTunes 9.0.3 for both Windows and Mac platform. This update is stability and bug fix release and addresses issues like “problems when syncing some Smart Playlists and Podcasts with iPod” and various other bug fixes. This new update came after a long time. The last update iTunes 9.0.2 was released back in October 2009.
iTunes Duplicate Song Manager (iTunesDSM) is a program written in Java to remove duplicated files created by iTunes. It is an easy to use free application. iTunesDSM also removes orphaned tracks from the iTunes library, as well as, adds tracks to iTunes safely.
- Remove files that have been duplicated by iTunes.
- Backup up files before they are removed from the iTunes Music Folder.
- Customize extensions to filter with.
- Remove orphaned tracks from iTunes. Orphaned tracks are files that no longer exist but that iTunes doesn’t know about. (Windows only)
- Written in Java so it works on Windows and Mac OS X.
- Add tracks to iTunes that are in a folder but not in the library. For example, a family shares a folder that has music and one user has bought a new song, but other iTunes libraries don’t have that song in the library, i.e. Folder Watching.