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Archive for the ‘iPod’ Category

Shared Google Calendars not showing up on iPhone, iPad, and Mac? Here’s the fix! | iMore

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/12/16

If shared Google Calendars do not show on your iPad, iPod, iPhone or Mac, then go to (sometimes called and set a tick mark in front of each calendar you want to appear there. Finally, refresh the calendar list on your iOS device and you are set.


Source: Shared Google Calendars not showing up on iPhone, iPad, and Mac? Here’s the fix! | iMore

Posted in Apple, GMail, Google, GoogleCalendar, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod touch, Power User | Leave a Comment »

Restore music and video from iPod: the iPod_Control\Music folder

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/10/09

When you’re not a frequent iTunes user, and recycle computer systems, then every once in a while you will get you in to a situation where you have Music on your iPod, but not on your PC any more.

Whereas iTunes is great at putting music on an iPod, it cannot get it back.

There are numerous paid tools to get the music from your iPod, but doing it manually is not that hard. Below are a few links to get you started, but they all come down to this:

  1. Your iPod has a hidden folder called iPod_Control in the root
  2. Inside the iPod_Control folder is a folder called Music
  3. Inside the Music folder, there are folders named with letters and numbers like F00
  4. Each numbered folder has media (music, video or even photos!) files with a strangely encoded name like B00N.mp3 or 3DUN.m4v with supported media extensions including mp3 m4a m4p jpg gif tif m4v mov.
  5. The media files contain meta data with song, artist, album, etc.

The steps to copy them back

  1. Do not erase your iPod when opening it in iTunes!
  2. Ensure you can mount your iPod as a disk (the “enable disk use” option in iTunes)
  3. Mount your iPod as a disk in Mac or PC
  4. Ensure you can view the hidden files
  5. Copy the Music folder including all subfolders to your Mac or PC
  6. Unhide the Music folder and all Music and Music/F* folders inside it using this chflags trick from Unhiding Unix Directories | Apple Support Communities:
    1. chflags nohidden Music
    2. chflags nohidden Music/F*
  7. Add these to your iTunes library and have iTunes re-generate the correct filenames from the meta-data

Some links explaining this in more detail:


Posted in Apple, iPod, iTunes, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, MacMini, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User, Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 9 | 2 Comments »

Solution for My 6th generation nano plays same song over and over and will not suffle songs – via Apple Support Communities

Posted by jpluimers on 2015/10/05

Solution for:

My 6th generation nano plays same song over and over and will not shuffle songs or play them like it is supposed to skipping to next song. What do i need to do to get it back to normal?

peter’d in response to Karrojava:

If you have that second Nano, the one that is 1 3/4 inches, perfectly square, and your song is playing over and over, you need to put your finger on the double arrows that move to next song and swipe left. You’ll get the screen with the repeat loop, the genius icon and the shuffle icon and you’ll see that the repeat loop has a 1 showing. Just touch it and the one will disappear. It took me an hour to figure this out and I even got it twice and couldn’t figure out what I did. It isn’t in the current Nano instructions as the newer ones have easier access to these icons.

This is the sequence of screens from iPod nano in delhi | iPad in delhi | HP Laptop in delhi | Samsung Notebook | Chirag Desktop | Gaming Headphone | Apple, MAC Computers | VHS INFOTECH PVT. LTD.:

Playing song Playing song: swipe, then Repeat count; Genius; Shuffle mode Repeat count; Genius; Shuffle mode.

Note: this iPod doesn’t auto-roate so you use two fingers to rotate it 90 degrees on any screen

Rote the screen: use two fingers. Rote the screen:  Use two fingers to rorate the screen. Use two fingers to rorate the screen.



Posted in Apple, iPod, iPod Nano, Power User | Leave a Comment »

dockStubz+: 30-pin Pass-Through Adapter with side Micro-USB port and USB/FireWire charge conversion circuitry

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/05/02

Interesting device I want to try out (probably from CableJive dockStubz+).

It is a 30-pin Pass-Through adapter for iPod/iPhone/iPad (lets call them iDevice).

Reasons to get one (or more depending on the number of devices/chargers you use regularly):

  • Use the connector to connect a compatible device, while still charging through the side micro-USB power port on the adapter.
  • Charge modern iDevice with old chargers and¬†old iDevice with modern chargers.
  • Put your iDevice in a dock even when you have a bumper or case around it.

A few pictures showing their use are below.

Basically, there are two verions of charging circuitry: USB based and FireWire based.

I will make sure to get the + version, as it combines these two:

dockStubz+ model includes charge conversion circuitry for those older docks and accessories that don’t charge while they are connected. Safely connect your mobile device to any dock and get the charging you need.


via: dockStubz Charge Converter and 30-pin Pass-Through Adapter.

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Posted in Apple, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod touch, Power User | Leave a Comment »

When using Apple Hardware, be prepared for security updates. iOS already there, OS X and others will follow. #gotofail

Posted by jpluimers on 2014/02/24

Last week, Apple fixed the so called #gotofail bug for iOS devices. Other devices (Macs with OS X 10.9 Mavericks, maybe earlier versions and I also suspect Apple TV to be vulnerable) will follow soon.

I thought that Old iOS devices would be in the dark as the updates are for iOS 6.x and 7.x only. So any device that can only run on iOS 5 or lower might not be supported.

So I thought these devices would be unsupported, but found out an iPad 1st generation would pass the test.

So if you have any of these, please let me know if they fail or pass:

  • iPhone 3 or earlier,
  • iPod Touch 3rd generation or earlier,
  • iPad 1st generation: passes.

Please watch any security announcements carefully with using Apple equipment, as the bug can highly facilitate a man-in-the-middle attack.

Some other site with background information (it hit the news wildly): Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Apple, Development, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, iPod touch, Mac, Mac OS X / OS X / MacOS, MacBook, MacBook Retina, MacBook-Air, MacBook-Pro, OS X 10.9 Mavericks, Power User, Software Development | 1 Comment »

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