Need to copy info from an iPhone/iPad?

SynciOS is a free tool for managing your iOS device from your PC. It lets you transfer content to and from your mobile device with ease, though it stumbles a bit as a contact manager.

Source: Review: SynciOS takes over for iTunes | PCWorld

If you need to get information from your iPad/iPhone and the screen is damaged or iTunes doesn’t recognize it, you will want to use this SynciOS app. It even helps copy things from your iPhone that iTunes doesn’t easily copy. Its helpful if you support iPhone’s for anyone, and keeps your personal iTunes library from being co-mingled with other iPhone data.

I have used this program for years with good results. It allows you to copy things even when the iPhone has no free space. It allowed me to copy data off of iPhone’s no matter what the problem with the iPhone was.

It isn’t a replacement for iTunes. It can’t connect to the App Store, nor update your  phone. However if you buy the professional version it offers a one click backup. It might be worthwhile for backup purposes if you don’t to use Apple’s iCloud automatic data backup.

I have paid for programs that have this functionality and I haven’t noticed any advantage of those programs over this. In addition it doesn’t have any silly limitations like 1000 song maximum like other free utilities. I receive no financial compensation for this review, just sharing a useful tool that might help you.


Why are cheap iTunes cards for sale?

Source: Inside the Shady World of Cheap iTunes Gift Cards – StumbleUpon

I always wondered about those places that offered to sell a $200 iTunes gift card for a ridiculous low price. It seemed to me to be shady, so I avoided it. However the author of this article did it, and tried to share the research that he found. It wasn’t much.

Basically the bottom line is that since it is just a code it is untraceable by the end-user. I don’t like supporting anything that feels illegal. There are plenty of legal things have terrible consequences like diamond mining, so we don’t need to add misery to the world to save a few bucks.

What seems very selfish to me is that the people who I have seen are the most stingy are the richest. Very few people are like Warren Buffet who has given away so much to charity. Those are people who are singularly good people. They could surround themselves in whatever fantasy they wish, but the fact that Mr. Buffet drives a normal car and lives in a humble home is just an incredible message on the value of money.

Sometimes the most effective actions are concrete behavior that people do. Words are so easy to say when someone is insincere. What is moving is when people live out their values by acting on what they believe. To me, not adding to crime is the first test of being a responsible and rational consumer.