Easily Transfer Contacts & Calendar Events Among iOS Devices Over WiFi

The fact that iCloud has the capability to keep your contacts and calendar entries synced across multiple iOS devices might have contributed towards repressing the development of alternative ways to get your personal data transferred to a new device whenever you purchase a new iPhone or iPad. In case you keep all your contacts and reminders synced with a cloud service, this isn’t much of a problem, but if your data is scattered across multiple services or is only available offline, shifting from one device to another can be a real headache, even if the newer one is an iDevice as well. In the past, we have seen solutions like securedContacts, which lets you export your entire address book as a CSV file, but this option only works for jailbroken devices and requires a few extra steps even then. With Device Switch, you don’t need to sign up for any account or perform any complicated procedure; all it takes is a Wi-Fi connection, a few taps and you are done transferring your address book and calendar events to your new iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Read More

Transfer Clipboard Content & Song Playback Position Between iPhone & Mac With BeamApp

We’ve covered about a dozen different apps that let you send files from your iPhone to your Mac and vice versa; some free, some paid; some gorgeous, and others ugly. What they all have in common is that they work over Wi-Fi. The apps are useful if you don’t want to connect your phone to your Mac with a cable, or if you don’t have your cable at hand. BeamApp is a free Mac app available in the Mac App Store with an iOS companion app that allows you to send and receive items from your clipboard to your Mac over the internet regardless of whether they are on the same Wi-Fi network or not. The content you can bean could be email addresses, navigation directions, phone numbers, or a URL. When a website URL is sent from your iPhone to a Mac, BeamApp for Mac opens it in your default browser. In addition to sending and receiving content from your clipboard, you can also send the current song playing in the iPod app on your iPhone to your Mac. Read More

Welcome Home: Transfer Contacts, Apps & Media From Other Platforms To Windows Phone

A lot of people get bored of their smartphone after a while, but delay making the switch to another device or platform to avoid going through all the hassle of transferring contacts and media to the new phone. If you are thinking of going to a new device that uses the same platform, things aren’t too messy, but if you are planning to give Windows Phone a try after using Android, Blackberry or iOS, then you are in for a long and troubling few days. As Windows Phone hasn’t gone too mainstream till now, there are not many tools that help people get started with their devices. Maybe this is why the folks over at Nokia have decided to take matters into their own hands, and have collaborated with Mark/Space to come up with a solution named Welcome Home. With Welcome Home, you don’t have to worry about a thing if you are switching from any other smartphone platform to, say, your new Lumia. The application copies all your photos, videos, contacts and even apps to your new Windows Phone, and that too without requiring too much work from the user. Read More

Song Exporter Pro: Transfer iPhone & iPod Touch Songs To Your Computer Over WiFi Without iTunes

If you are new to iOS, using iTunes can prove to be a nightmare. There are a host of errors you might run into, or you might accidentally lose some of your data in the name of “syncing”, if your device has ever been associated with another computer and iTunes library. Even if you do manage to tame the wild beast that is iTunes, it still won't let you extract and transfer to your computer, the music that is already on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. There are many apps and services that let users do just about anything to bypass iTunes, and Song Exporter Pro is one such useful app. If you have a lot of songs on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, this app will let you download them to your computer, given that both devices are on the same WiFi network. What's even better, is that you can do this on any computer, irrespective of OS, drivers or in the absence of iTunes, since all transfers are handled through the browser. This is as simple as it gets. More past the break. Read More

Disconnect USB Devices Without Using Safely Remove Hardware Option [Tip]

When you started using your first USB flash drive, someone must have told you to always use the “Safely Remove Hardware” option before pulling out of your computer. Earlier operating systems did have this requirement in order to avoid corruption of your flash memory. However, the operating systems have evolved with time, and the “Safely Remove Hardware” option is now there as more of a formality. Until and unless you pull the USB flash drive out during data transfer, there is really no harm in disconnecting it out without using the aforementioned remove dialog box. The modern Windows operating system even allows you to enable quick removal of USB devices. In this article, we will show you how to enable it. Read More

NetSpeedMonitor: Monitor Upload/Download Rate From Taskbar & Maintain Transfer Reports

I still remember those dial-up days, when internet speed was quite slow and it would take ages to download a file, even if merely comprising off 1MB. As internet content got lavishly rich, so does we saw an incredible increase in bandwidth. All changed with the inception of DSL, and now we have internet connections that are lightning fast. Sometimes, we're not sure whether we are being provided with the full data speed that we are paying for and Windows doesn't contain any utility to monitor net speed in real-time. However, you can use various third party tools to that provide the said facility. One such that i came across today is NetSpeedMonitor. It is a network monitoring application that monitors the current upload and download rate, and the total amount of data transferred, according to days and months. The application enables network monitor in the taskbar, allowing users to view the upload and download rate in real time. You can set the application to show data transfer rate in multiple bitrates, such as Kbit/s, Kb/s, Mb/s, Mb/m, MiB/m etc. It lets you save data transfer information, and view daily and monthly traffic reports in Bytes, Kilobytes, Megabytes and Gigabytes. More on NetSpeedMonitor after the jump. Read More

How To Sync Or Transfer Data From One Android Device To Another

Most Android users are apt at backing up their precious data to a computer, but what if you are using two Android devices at a time? Well that’s easy as well, but a better question is, how would you keep the two devices synced so that you can access the same data across both? One answer is to back up your data to a computer on a daily basis and transfer the data to your other device. However, this method will consume a lot of time and you are bound to mess up. We’re talking Android here, there are better solutions out there. Unfortunately, it’s not a matter of using one app or a desktop application to fill all your needs. This guide will attempt to bring forth some tricks and tips using multiple apps so that you can not only sync your contacts and mail, but music, pictures, apps, notes etc. with your second Android device without having to use your computer. Read More

Import MySQL Database From phpMyAdmin To MS Access

phpMyAdmin is used for storing databases, with simple and dead easy interface, you can handle MySQL databases in a convenient way. But when it comes to exporting data to novice-user oriented applications, it doesn't support direct data migration. If you are looking for way for data migration/transfer from phpMyAdmin to Microsoft Excel or Access, then this post may help. Read More