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How to get more storage space on your iPad/iPhone by compressing videos

iPhone and iPad can be used to film videos with good quality, especially iPhone 5 /4S, the new iPad / iPad 4 /iPad mini . However, the video files filmed also take up too much space, for example a 5 minutes video can cost 0.5G space. And the 16G/32G/64G seems too small to hold many videos. So a video compressor that can help shrink videos files while keeping good video quality is really needed.

Video Slimmer App is just such an app for iPad/iPhone/iPod touch, which can help you save up to 70% space while keeping reasonable video quality. Besides, it can merge several videos, then slim the merged video file.

How to use Video Slimmer App to get more space for your iPad/iPhone/ iPod touch? In the following, I will take Video Slimmer App for iPad as an example.

Step1. Touch “+”  to import videos from your iPad Photo Library. After touching “+”, all videos in different albums will show. Touch the album and then touch videos to add them.

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Touch “+” to import videos

Step2.Touch “Slim Now!” to compress videos. After adding videos,  touch Slim Now at the bottom of the screen, the app begins to batch process videos. If you wan to merge the imported videos, check “Merge” then touch Slim Now to merge and compress videos.

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Touch “Slim Now” to compress videos

Step3. After slimming process is finished, touch “Converted Video” to see compressed videos.  Touch the video, you can see the saved space.

Touch the “Share” icon at the right top of the screen, you can save the converted videos to iOS Photo Library, Wi-Fi transfer to computers, open with third party video apps, players or editors, like iMovie.

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save and share compressed videos

By reducing the videos size with Video Slimmer App, you can get more available space for putting more videos or for other use.

How to transfer a slideshow from one iPad to another iPad/iPhone

After creating a touching slideshow on iPad using Photo Slideshow Director HD, you friend or family may love it and want a copy of the slideshow on his/her iPad/iPhone. This tutorial will help you learn how to copy a slideshow from one iPad to another iPad/iPhone.

First, you need to create a slideshow using the nice iPad slideshow app—Photo Slideshow Director HD. Import photos from iPad and web albums(such as Picasa, Facebook, Flickr,Dropbox), add background music and kinds of slideshow effects, then you can save the slideshow to your iPad photo library. If you like , you can upload the slideshow directly to Facebook, YouTube, Dropbox or SkyDrive.

After saving a slideshow, you can transfer it to another iOS device in 2 different ways.

Way 1. Use Wireless Transfer App to transfer a slideshow from one iPad to another iPad/iPhone

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Wireless Transfer App

This is the easiest way to copy a slideshow video between two iOS devices. With WiFi and Wireless Transfer App, you can easily move a slideshow or video from one iPad/ iPhone to another iPad/iPhone or PC.

To use Wireless Transfer App, you have to pay attention to the following issues:

1. Have the Wireless Transfer App installed on both iOS devices.

2. Two iOS devices are in the same WiFi.

3. Have Wireless Transfer App open on both iOS devices.

Then you can touch the Send or Receive tab to send slideshow even photos from one iPad/iPhone to another iPad/iPhone. You can choose to save the slideshow in one existing album or create a new album to save the slideshow.

Way 2. Upload the slideshow to computer, then sync with iTunes to another iPad/iPhone

To upload the slideshow from iPad to PC, you can use the WiFi transfer feature of Photo Slideshow Director HD. Then use iTunes to sync the slideshow to another iPad/iPhone.

Without any other apps, you can wirelessly transfer a finished slideshow to PC using Photo Slideshow Director HD. To use the WiFi Transfer feature, please make sure iPad and PC are in the same network.

1. Save the slideshow on iPad

2. Touch Export icon and choose Wifi Transfer

3. Enter a given URL into PC browser

4. Find the slideshow to download it to your computer

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WiFi transfer a slideshow to pc from ipad

Then use iTunes to download the slideshow from computer to another iPad/iPhone.

1. Connect iPad/iPhone to iTunes with USB cable or WiFi

2. Move the slideshow to iTunes Movies Library

3. Click iPad name under DEVICES, then click Summary and choose Manually manage music and videos

4. Drag the slideshow from iTunes Movie Library to iPad/iPhone Movies Library under the iPad/iPhone name

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manually download slideshow video from pc to ipad

Now, you have copy the slideshow onto another iPad or iPhone. However, as you see, this needs much work. Comparing method way, method 2 is a complex method.




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Best slideshow software for iPad to create photo slideshow videos

Wanna turn your photos into slideshow videos with kinds of effects?  Photo Slideshow Director HD is designed to help you create various beautiful slideshow videos for different occasions, such as Christmas slideshow videos, Wedding slideshow videos, Birthday photo videos and etc.

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Photo Slideshow Director HD free

So let’s look at key features of the perfect slideshow software:

1. Create kinds of stunning slideshows , such as Birthday photo video, Valentines’ slideshow video and more easily

2. Besides using iPad Photos, it can import photos from Picasa, Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox, SkyDrive and Instagram

3. Automatically sync slideshow time with music time

4. Provides kinds of theme templates and over 60 transition effects

5. Apply Ken Burns effect (panning and zooming) to slideshows

6. Support  HD 1080p photo movie watching on HDTV

7. Support subtitles and text for video

8. Airplay photo slideshows to HDTV via Apple TV

9. Support Apple Digital AV Adaptor and HDMI cable, 1920x1080p HD slideshow on HDTV

10. Support iPad Camera Connection Kit for professional photography

11. Upload photo slideshow videos to Facebook, Youtube, Dropbox and Skydrive directly


Download this  photo app for creating slideshows on iPad:

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Video converter App for iPad and iPhone

The video formats that iPad/ iPhone /iPod supports are very limited. As I know, you can play Mov and Mp4 videos on iOS devices. However, how to play other video formats on iPad and iPhone, such as AVI, WMV, 3GP, M4V, QT, RM, RMVB, FLV, MKV, MTS, M2TS  etc? You need to convert these videos to mp4 formats that compatible with  iPad/ iPhone with iPad/ iPhone/ iPod video converter. In this article , I will show you a useful video converter for iOS devices—Video Converter App.

First, let’s look at some quick points about Video Converter App.

Video Converter App is a software for iOS devices(iPad, iPhone and iPod). As its name indicates, it is used to help converter videos to formats supported by iPad/iPhone/iPod support. So we can play different kinds formats of videos on iOS devices.

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video converter app

Then, how does the converter app works? Let us take converting videos on iPhone as an example. And the app works on iPad and iPod almost in the same way.

Step1. Install the app and open it on your iPhone.

iOS video converter softwareCompatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

Step2. Import videos from your computer to the app. The software provides two ways to add videos from PC.

Way1. Transfer videos from PC to the app via Wi-Fi.  Tap the “WiFi Upload” icon at the bottom of the screen. Then it will ask you to enter a URL into your computer browser address bar. After enter the URL, an recognition interface will show “Upload” button, click it to locate and select videos on your compute. Meanwhile, the app is downloading the videos.

Note: If you want to use WiFi transfer, make sure your computer and iPhone are using the same internet.

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add videos via wifi

Way2. Transfer videos from PC to the App via iTunes File Sharing. First, Connect iPad to computer using iPhone data cable. Next, click the iPad name in iTunes and scroll down to the File Sharing section. Finally, Choose Video Converter App from the “App” list, then click “Add” to select videos you want to transfer to iPad.

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itunes file sharing

Step3.  Begin to convert videos to mp4.  Tap “Video Source”, you can see all the imported videos. Touch  “Converter Now!” , the app will begin to convert the videos to mp4 videos, showing a progress bar.

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begin to convert

Step4. Play converted videos and save them to Photo Library. Go to “Converted Video” tab, you can see finished mp4 videos. Tap the “Share” icon (right top corner), choose “Play” to watch the videos, and “Copy to Photo Library” to save them to your iPhone.

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click share to save video

Now, you can watch videos of any kinds of formats on iPad/ iPhone and iPod without worrying about the compatibility issues.

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iPad mini Review: Advantages and Disadvantages of iPad mini

Since the launch of iPad mini in October 23, 2012, people have never stopped talking about it. People like comparing iPad mini with Google Nexus and Kindle Fire. So let’s talk about the sibling of 10-inch Apple iPad—iPad mini. What is the strength and weakness of iPad mini compared with competitor?

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Strength of iPad mini

1. Small size. Comparing with previous 10-inch iPad, iPad mini has a smaller 7.9 inches screen. So you can hold it with only one hands. Most people only use iPad at home on the sofa, in the kitchen orwhile watching TV.

2. iOS6 operation system. For its Simplicity,Stability,Performance and Reliability, iOS is a great operating system. iOS appeals to more than 90% of all people, which is makes it the best selling OS ever.And that iOS 6 is the latest version of iOS.

3. Rear and Front cameras. iPad mini includes two cameras: 5mp/1080p iSight camera, 720p FaceTime HD camera, which allows video capture and conferencing to be a cut above the rest.

4. Surprising weight .  iPad mini is lighter than the Kindle Fire, 308g vs 395g (and 340g for the Nexus 7), it is thinner too. Every breakthrough in mobility(like iPod mini,MacBook Air ) shows that the lighter the better. You will win if you can do lighter and bigger. The success of Samsung Galaxy S3 is a good example: big screen, light phone.

5. With the same screen resolution as the original iPad and iPad 2, the iPad Mini will be perfectly compatible with almost every iPad app available in the App Store. There are around 275,000 apps designed specifically for the iPad — and that means designed for the iPad Mini.

Weakness of iPad mini

1. The perfect size of iPad mini comes with some sacrifice too. The Retina display is the single biggest omission from the iPad mini feature list.   iPad mini uses a 1024 x 768 resolution which matches the same resolution with the first and second generation iPad.  And the pixel density is 163ppi, a little higher than iPad 2 (32ppi), but lower than iPad 3 (264ppi).

2. High price.  The price for the 16GB  WiFi tablet is  $329 while the price for 16 GB Nexus is only $249 . Amazon is selling the 16GB Kindle Fire HD for $199, and the 32GB for $249. With regard to price of iPad mini, it seems disappointing.

3. Dual core A5 processor with 511MB RAM hat features in the iPad 2, iPhone 4S. So things load fine but they are not blazing fast. For reference, the iPad 3  uses an A5X processor and the iPad 4, an A6X processor.

iPad mini App recommendation

Photo Slideshow Director HD is a slideshow app for original iPad, iPad2, iPad3, iPad4 and iPad mini. The software can help you organize your photos on iPad easily. With it , you can view your photos in slideshow with music, transitions, themes and more effects. Also you save the slideshow as a mp4 and mov video for sharing on YouTube and Facebook.

Learn how to create a slideshow on iPad mini with Photo Slideshow Director HD>>.


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Differences between iPad3 and iPad4

With the release of the iPad 4 , many people have been wondering what the differences between iPad 3 and iPad 4. Is the iPad4 better and more expensive than iPad 3? Actually, without much improvements, iPad 4 is most considered as a updated version of iPad 3. So what does the iPad fourth generation really bring about?

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ipad4 vs ipad3

iPad 3 vs iPad 4 : Connectivity

The main difference between the two types of iPad is their connectivity. iPad4 uses the latest 8-pin Lightning dock which is first announced on iPhone 5 while iPad 3 uses 30-pin dock. This difference will cause the Compatibility in Data cable/Charger. In general, the lightning dock will be trend of Apple’ product.

iPad 3 vs iPad 4: Processor

iPad 4 is packed with Apple’s new processor A6X, which Apple announced “doubles the performance of A5X CPU tasks in iPad 3″.  So it will take less time to load the applications on iPad 4.

iPad 3 vs iPad 4: Camera

Comparing with iPad 3, iPad 4 has been improved in its front facing camera. iPad 3 came with 0.3MP standard definition offering, whereas iPad 4’s front camera has been updated to 1.2MP HD camera. So users who like video-chatting with iPad can have a better experience.

iPad 3 vs iPad 4: OS

The original OS of iPad 3 was iOS 5.1, but users can upgrade it to iSO 6. Now iPad comes with iSO 6. So there is no difference in operation system.

iPad 3 vs iPad 4: Price

The iPad 4 is at the same price of the iPad 3, with the Wi-Fi only tablets coming in at $US499, US$599, and US$699 for 16GB, 32GB and 64GB respectively. The aptly named Wi-Fi + Cellular versions cost a bit more, at US$629, US$729 and US$829 for the three storage options.

Both iPad 3 and iPad4 use Apple’s Retina display with 2048×1536 resolution and  264ppi, and two types of iPad’s batteries lasts up to 10 hours. Beyond that, iPad 3 and iPad 4 have no other differences in appearance and configuration.  iPad 4  has been released to completely replace the 3rd generation iPad.

Recommended App for iPad: Photo Slideshow Director HD

Photo Slideshow Director HD is a professional but simple app which can help iPad users create a stunning slideshow with photos on iPad. With it , you can make full use of iPad photos and enjoy these photos in a dynamic and interesting way—a slideshow with music, transitions, pan&zoom, text and other effects. Viewing photos on iPad, HDTV is a visual and auditory enjoyment. Uploading photo slideshow video becomes so easy a thing.

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