Archive for January, 2011
- Enjoy full use of your iPhone or iPod during car trips, and arrive with your battery fully charged
- Amber/green charging status light
- Detachable dock connector to USB Type A cable that you can also use to connect your iPhone or iPad to your computer
- Easily replaceable 2 Amp automotive blade-type fuse to protect against spikes and surges
- Works with iPhone, iPad models that feature full-size dock connector, and iPad shuffle (1st generation)
As anyone who has ever gone to a LAN party knows, you need to watch your stuff or else something is just as likely to go missing! It really is a sad state of affairs, but the truth of the matter is you don’t bring any expensive peripherals to a LAN party unless you are willing to keep them on your person at ALL times.Too funny. The NZXT Bunker sells for $25 and can be purchased right off their site. Continue Reading
The iTunes backups for your mobile iPhone device or iPad device will eventually suck up much of your hard drive space. From the source article, this can be as much as 20% or more, depending on the amount of content iTunes is backing up.
To alleviate this problem, you can redirect your iTunes backup location to be an external storage drive, or a 2nd hard drive on your system. By using a Windows symbolic link routine, you can take control of where the backup location will reside.
For this tutorial you’ll need to download NTFS Junction utility [free] and do some CMD prompt edits to bring it all together. If you are not comfortable with the above, yet quest the solution, then I recommend getting someone a bit more knowledgeable with Windows to perform the task.
- So to begin, you need to download this free tool to create NTFS Junctions. (This is a tool provided by a Microsoft engineer on Microsoftâ€™s website ironically enough)
- When you unzip that file, extract the junction.exe into the C:\Windows folder so that you can run in from anywhere.
- Next up, you need to move all of your existing backup files to their new location. This could be secondary hard drive, or another partition, or even an external hard drive. Before we move the files, make sure iTunes is closed.
- To move the files, open up a â€œMy Computerâ€ Window and type this into the address bar: â€œC:\Users\%username%\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSyncâ€ (without the quote of course) and press enter. This should take you into your iTunes MobileSync Folder where the Backup folder is located.
- You need to right click on the Backup folder and select â€œCutâ€.
- Now navigate to where youâ€™d like your backups to be located. For me, I wanted them on the D: drive in a folder I created called â€œiTunes Backupâ€. Paste the Backup folder to this location.
- Next you need to open a command prompt. To do this, click on the Start button and type in â€œcmdâ€ (again, no quotes) and then press enter. A black window should open up that looks like this.
- Now for the easy part, creating the junction. All you need to do to create the junction is type in the word â€œjunctionâ€ then the path to where Windows stores the files, then the path to where you decided to place your backup. So for me, I typed in: Junction â€œC:\Users\onelson\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\MobileSync\Backupâ€ â€œD:\iTunes Backup\Backupâ€ (Note that there are quotes around both paths since both paths contain spaces, these quotes are required).
- If everything worked correctly, the junction command should indicate that it created the junction
If you decide to use an external storage device be sure the device is powered on before you start the backup process. Ya, some people are knuckleheads and will forget!
GetUSB.info did not write this tutorial, but we’d love to hear your feedback in our community.
Source: TheiPhoneGuru.com.Continue Reading