Archive for October, 2014

Backing up iOS purchases

I keep my iTunes Library on an external Hard Disk. Nothing wrong with that I guess. Well that is until your external disk fails. Then you have lost all of your purchases and music. 

All is not lost however if your disk fails there are some steps you can take to download all your apps.

Firstly connect your iOS device to iTunes and transfer purchases. This will copy all the paid content from you device in to your iTunes Library.

Secondly you can re-download all your purchases from the App Store through iTunes.

Open iTunes if you haven’t already. I’m on iTunes 12 here but the steps and buttons should be labeled the same only in different places. 

Select Apps and the click the App Store button

Now scroll down to the very bottom of the App Store window and look for the ‘Features’ label.
Now click on ‘Purchased’ and you should be taken to all of your purchases for your account.
From here you can download all of your purchased music, tv shows, movies and apps.
Depending on your connection speed this could take some time.

October 29, 2014 | By | Reply More

iOS 8 Screen Recoding in Yosemite

This has been documented all over the internet and this is yet another post on the subject. But this is such a neat trick I wanted to post to my own site, more as a place for me to find it later than to have to search. Yes, I’m getting on in years and my memory isn’t as sharp as it used to be. Thats my excuse and I’ll be sticking to it.

So here is how to record you iOS device’s screen in as few-a-steps as possible. 

Connect you device to you Desktop or laptop with a lightening cable

Open quicktime player: Press command+space and type Quicktime and then press Enter/Return

With Quicktime open press Command+Option+N. A window will open with your isight camera view, most likely of yourself.

To the right of the red record button there is an inverted triangle. Click this and you will see your iOS device listed.

Select your iOS device and a new window will open with your iOS devices screen in it.

To record your screen move the mouse pointer in to the iOS Devices screen and that red record button will reappear. Click it to start recording.

Six simple steps to record your iOS Devices screen. This is a great way to record demo’s of your iPhone or iPad’s screen. Great for the use in presentations etc.

October 22, 2014 | By | Reply More