Thursday, 10 December 2009

How to copy music and photos from your iPhone to the Mac without iTunes

I needed to sync my iPhone to my Mac, but previously it was synced to my Windows machine through iTunes. No matter what I tried, I couldn't find a way to transfer the files from the iPhone to the Mac through iTunes... Complete madness!!

If you search on-line, you will find plenty of software that promises to solve this for you, but I was lucky enough to stumble across a couple of utilities that done what I wanted....

One good entry is on Yahoo but I found two independent free sources of software before I stumbled across that site, they are:

Senuti - at least it's a 30 day trial if you just need to copy all of your music quickly

'Image Capture' (visit your Macs application folder to load it), it will copy the photos from your iphone to a directory of your choice!

Now I can sync everything from my Mac back to the iPhone without loosing anything... I'm not sure about the applications (I've used iTunes to right-click on the iPhone and chose 'transfer purchases')

I hope that helps!

Friday, 4 December 2009

Professional Webinar Training at a nominal fee?!

Hi all, I've been looking around for on-line training webinars of professional quality, the closest that I've found are sites such as - but they aren't really training sessions per say. That has made me start to wonder whether there is a market for me to do my own professional webinars at a nominal fee - say £10 per session! My goal would be to set a price that permits individuals to purchase training sessions, simply by reducing the cost to the minimum but increasing the number of people in the webcast. I've had the luxury of being to Learning-Tree courses, costing my employer £3,000+. As an individual, I would love to go again, but alas my employer is not likely to send me any time soon, I also personally don't have that sort of money to spend! I would love to hear your thoughts, in particular it would be great if you could spend some time completing this quick survey? I do appreciate that you might want to just reply here instead, either way, your feedback would be very much appreciated. Regards, Rob - SpikyOrange.