Alternative to iTunes for uploading photos, videos and other files to an iPad

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Is there an alternative to iTunes for syncing/uploading photos, videos and other files to an iPad? You bet.


You've got an iPad and its great, iTunes is good, but sometimes you're away from your Mac (or PC) and need to upload a file to the iPad without iTunes. Thankfully there is a quick and easy way to sync/upload file with you ipad that's so versatile, it might even replace iTunes in many cases.

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What to do when firefox for Mac doesn't restore (reopen) your tabs after you quit.

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Did you just close firefox on you Mac only to restart it only to find it has failed to re-open your tabs? I'm sure you've already checked that firefox's settings are set to "show my windows and tabs from last time" (firefox>preferences>'when firefox starts:'), but you closed firefox and lost your tabs right? Thankfully I know why, and believe it or not it's by design (meaning it's intentional firefox behavior). Worry not, here's how to stop it happening again and just as important, to get you tabs back if you lost them:

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Best free and easy media converter for Mac to ipod, ipad and iphone

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Looking for a free and easy media converter program (app) for your Apple Mac to convert videos for use on ipod, ipad and iphone? If you don't mind the fact you don't have a full feature set with things like image enhancing, croping or resizeing, then you can't go past Media Converter. With Media Converter all you have to do is drag and drop your file and then choose your format (ipod, ipad, iphone etc) and this free and open source program will take care of everything for you. Here you can read more about open source software and why it's free.

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How to show or unhide the timeline window in Premier Pro, Mac or PC

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If you’re new to Premier Pro on Mac or PC you might accidentally stumble the common problem of accidentally closing (or losing/hiding) you timeline window (the one which shows the sequence you are working on).

I found the solution is easy, but poorly worded online making it hard to understand what to do if the timeline is gone. To get the timeline back all you have to do it "double click the sequence in the project window", when I first came across that sentence it didn't offer me much help so I'll clarify and add an image to help.

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What is the illustrator equivalent to Coreldraw's powerclip?

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I just moved from PC to MAC but I've been using Coreldraw for years. I have a bit of experience in Illustrator and although you can run Coreldraw using parallels or vmware quite easily on MAC, I want to change to tighter integrate my Graphic design workflow. This meant finding the Illustrator way of doing Coreldraw things like the illustrator equivalent to Coreldraw's powerclip function.

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