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How to change iPhone backup location on Windows?

iTunes creates quite a big backup directory on my C: drive whenever I back up my iPhone. Is there a way to tell iTunes to back up the iPhone data to another location?
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2answers
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How do I stop Image Capture from opening whenever I connect my iPhone?

Whenever I connect my iPhone to my Mac (Lion), the Image capture app starts. How do I stop this? Image capture doesn't have any preferences.
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7answers
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What iPhone apps have I already purchased?

I've bought many iPhone apps by now, some free and some paid. I've reinstalled my computer, and in the new installation, iTunes is completely blank. On first sync, iTunes downloads the apps that are ...
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3answers
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What's the difference between RDP vs VNC?

Okay I was playing around with the iPhone Jaadu App and I realized I download the wrong desktop client. So what's really the difference between the RDP and VNC? (because there is Jaadu RDP and Jaadu ...
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7answers
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Double-speed playback for iTunes?

The iPod app on the iPhone (and presumably the iPod Touch) supports playback at 2x the recorded speed. This is great for listening to talk-radio podcasts when I'm driving, as I can get about twice the ...
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5answers
74k views

Can I run iOS apps on my Mac?

I've seen a number of neat iPhone apps recently that I'd like to use. In particular, there are a number of neat musical apps (metronome, tuner, etc.) that seem highly rated, and have no real Mac ...
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2answers
93k views

What approach should I take to export my iPhone contacts to Gmail?

I'm on the iPhone OS3, I want to get my contacts on my phone in sync with my Google contacts, but I don't want to lose what is currently in my phone. So far I have been under the impression that by ...
13
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5answers
56k views

Prevent iTunes from starting when iPhone is plugged in on Windows

Is there any way to prevent iTunes from starting under XP when an iPhone is plugged in? Using iTunes v 9. Usually I just want to charge my phone and don't want iTunes to start. Note: Exact dup of ...
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4answers
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How to make Windows 7 aware about iPhone photo orientation

When transferring photos from the iPhone to the PC, the photos are not showed by Windows Explorer in the correct orientation, but I know there is some EXIF info in the photo with the orientation ...
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4answers
7k views

Prevent iTunes from starting when iPhone is plugged in on Mac

Is there any way to prevent iTunes from starting on a Mac under OS X Leopard when an iPhone is plugged in?
11
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3answers
5k views

iPhone sync with multiple iTunes

How can I syncronize my iPhone with 2 iTunes (one at work running on Windows, and another at home on a Mac). I just need to sync photos, music and apps with both. Calendar comes from Google.
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8answers
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How can I send SMS from my PC using my iPhone?

I've been a long-time Nokia fan, but finally succumbed to the iPhone 4's unholy screen resolution. One feature I use a lot (about a hundred times a day...) is Nokia PC Suite's ability to send SMS via ...
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12answers
30k views

iPhone 3G refuses to transfer purchased apps to iTunes

My iPhone 3G refuses to transfer purchased apps to iTunes. This is causing me major problems with syncing. Whenever I attempt to transfer apps from the iPhone to iTunes it goes through the motions, ...
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3answers
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How do I transfer my iPhone and iTunes application to another computer?

I have my iPhone and iTunes set up on a specific computer but want to transfer this to another computer. Do I just install iTunes on the new computer and just sync my iPhone etc.. or is there ...
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2answers
2k views

Canadian English on Apple products

Apple is an American company. As many of you probably know, Canadian English is different from American English, and closer to British English (e.g. colour instead of color). I use iWork and Microsoft ...
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4answers
91k views

How do I transfer a video from an iPhone 3GS to my computer?

I recorded a bunch of video on my iPhone 3GS and want to copy it all to my computer without emailing each one individually to myself (in addition, some of the videos are too big to email). Is there ...
10
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4answers
18k views

How can I transfer music from my iPhone to my computer?

I'd like to transfer the (non-DRM) music I have on my iPhone to my computer. Which application can I use to do that? I found several shareware applications but they didn't really work.
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votes
3answers
2k views

Make computer go to sleep after USB phone charging is complete

I used to have my desktop Windows XP pc go to standby (S3 suspend, I think?) when it idled for over an hour or so. Now I charge my iPhone 3GS from a USB port, often right when I go to bed. Ideally I'd ...
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5answers
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Editing contact in GMail overwrites iPhone contact photo with a poor quality picture

I spend a decent amount of time setting the photos for all the contacts on my iPhone so that the photo will come up full-screen when talking to them on the phone. I use ActiveSync to sync my iPhone ...
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7answers
886 views

Is there a way to sync google contacts to your iPhone?

Is this possible? and can it be as seamless and transparent as using MobileMe?
8
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2answers
3k views

Is it possible to virtualize the iPhone OS?

I was wondering if it was possible to virtualize an iPhone's OS on my Mac. Maybe through VMware or another application?
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3answers
13k views

Sync Iphone in Windows XP running as Virtualbox guest under Ubuntu 9.10

I run (K)Ubuntu 9.10 as my main operating system, but I still have a valid XP license, so I've been running Windows XP as a guest operating system with Virtualbox 3.10. I cannot get Itunes (running ...
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5answers
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iPhone log reader

I went to the apple store today to discuss a problem with my iPhone battery, and they plugged it into one of their macs and used an application that interpreted the logs stored on my phone. So, my ...
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2answers
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Don't start Windows camera wizard when connecting iPhone?

Every time I connect my iPhone, Windows XP pops up a wizard (I think it's called "Microsoft Camera and Scanner Wizard) to retrieve photos - as if it were just a camera. How do I stop this from ...
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4answers
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How to charge an iPhone on a Windows PC without Installing iTunes

I want to be able to charge my iPhone on my work computer, which is running Windows Server 2008 SP1 64-Bit. When I plug the iPhone in with the USB cable, it will not charge. Windows attempts to locate ...
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7answers
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Preserving smart playlist order on iPhone

I have a smart playlist configured to play my favorite podcasts during my commute. It's a list of audio-only, unheard podcasts: In iTunes, I've ordered the playlist by Release Date -- i.e. I want ...
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4answers
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iPhone tethering via USB not working

I can't get USB tethering to work. My setup: iMac with Mac OS 10.6.2 iPhone 3G, Sofware version 3.1.2 (Build 7D11) The phone shows up in iTunes and syncing works as it should. I went to System ...
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4answers
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Any way to prevent Dropbox from opening the Camera Uploads folder when an iPhone is connected?

When I connect my iPhone to my MacBook Pro, Dropbox always launches its Camera Uploads folder in Finder. Is there any way to turn this off (some command I can run in Terminal, perhaps)? EDIT: To be ...
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2answers
5k views

iPhone PPTP cannot use VPN DNS server

My PPTP server allows my laptop to resolve internal domain names fine and I can see that the DHCP server is handing my PPTP client the proper DHCP settings. When I connect through the iPhone, I don't ...
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6answers
1k views

How does an iPhone know which mp3s are podcasts?

I recently got an iPhone, and quickly found I would rather use the Zune software instead of iTunes. So I turned on the manual syncing, and I can just drag the mp3 files I want over to the iPhone in ...
6
votes
5answers
397 views

Convert videos to iPod Touch-friendly formats

I have a bunch of Xvid videos lying around, and I would love to convert them to a format that will play on my iPod touch efficiently and quickly. What free programs can do this? Although I am after ...
6
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2answers
241 views

I just woke up one morning and my iPhone 3GS had the glass on its coverface cracked?

I just woke up one morning and my iPhone 3GS had the glass on its coverface cracked?!!? I had a friend who has a PhD in Physics from Stanford tell me this is due to a flaw in the manufacture of the ...
6
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3answers
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How can I find out what Wifi networks my iPhone knows about?

Is there a way to find out what Wifi networks my iPhone will automatically try to connect to if it finds them? If I go into Settings and then Wi-Fi, I can see the wireless networks that are ...
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2answers
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How do I transfer the text messages (sms) from my iPhone to my Mac?

Ideally I could download them in some structured form, but I just want to read my SMS messages on my Mac. Is this possible? (I tried Syphone and it didn't recognize my iPhone 3G)
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2answers
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Turn Off Unjailbroken iOS Device From PC

Is there a way to turn off a unjailbroken device from the PC? If it was jailbroken I could just SSH into it and turn it off. Can I boot with the help of a ramdisk and then shut it down? ...
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6answers
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iPhone: Automatically disable notifications for certain time intervals? [closed]

There are certain times of day that I don't want the iPhone to vibrate/ring to notify me of something, like when in a meeting. Is there a way to automatically set this? (setting a rule like "no ...
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2answers
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How to script Bluetooth on/off and Tethering on Snow Leopard

The Bluetooth / Tethering features in OSX are excellent. But they could be a little bit better. Is there a way to script (via AppleScript?) turning the bluetooth radio on and off, so that I could bind ...
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3answers
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How to stop iTunes from warning me about sync-ing notes

When I sync my iPhone with my iMac (via iTunes, which is obvious, iGuess) I often get a warning message that I've changed more than 5% of my notes. This would be fine if it did not stop the sync from ...
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3answers
2k views

AVI to iPhone Converter for Linux OS?

Is there any free GOOD video converter for Linux, which can also convert from AVI to iPhone? I need something with good quality. Using Linux Mint.
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6answers
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How to stop iPhoto and iTunes from opening automatically when plugging in an iPhone?

I'm still pretty much a noob in OS X (Snow Leopard, if that makes any difference). How to stop iPhoto and iTunes from opening automatically when plugging in an iPhone?
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6answers
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How can you disable the auto startup of iTunes when connecting an iPhone?

My iPhone is synced with my home PC which is all working fine. What I want to do is plug my iPhone into my work mac and have it charge but not do any syncing. The problem is that when I plug the ...
5
votes
10answers
28k views

Syncing between “Kindle for PC” and “Kindle for iPhone”

I have a number of ebooks that I am managing using calibre - E-book management. These books are in a number of various formats (pdf, chm, epub, mobi...etc). I found a blog post that detailed using ...
5
votes
2answers
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How can I delete a podcast episode from my iPhone?

I have an iPhone and an iPod. I'm subscribed to one podcast. My iPod is set up to download the 10 most recent unplayed, and the iPhone is set to download the 10 least recent unplayed. One night, I ...
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votes
1answer
9k views

Making phone calls on Mac through a connected iPhone [closed]

I'm looking for a client (for mac) that will help me make calls through a connected iPhone. Anything?
5
votes
3answers
8k views

iPhone not detected by mac

My Mac doesn't recognize my iPhone when I plug it. Here is the configuration: (basically everything is updated) 10.6.4 mac system (Snow Leopard) XCode version 3.2.5 iTunes 10.1.2 iPhone 4 , 16 ...
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8answers
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GMail IMAP + Apple Mail / iPhone - “Account exceeded bandwidth limits. (Failure)”

Started seeing this this morning in Apple Mail. I have one of those exclamation point error indicators next to "Inbox", with this error message when I click on it: There may be a problem with the ...
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8answers
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Are there any password managers for iPhone and Windows XP? [closed]

Can you recommend a password manager that syncs between an iPhone and (at least one, preferably several) Windows XP computers? Being able to generate passwords would of course be a nice addition, but ...
5
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1answer
566 views

Can I intercept my iPhone's HTTP requests with my Mac?

I'd like to be a man-in-the-middle between my iPhone and the internet for debugging purposes. In particular, I'd like to convince my iPhone that a particular host on the internet is my local ...
5
votes
2answers
8k views

What's the best(free) vnc server software

I want a good VNC server to connect to my PC from my iPhone. What's my best bet?
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3answers
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Sync iPhone apps with iTunes without deleting them

I have a few apps on my iPhone, and would like to sync them with iTunes without erasing them from my phone. Is this possible without downloading them all again?