How to Sync iPhone Notes with Gmail Account

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Apple iOS offers many great stock apps, and one of them is notes app. This app will let you take quick notes, and you can also sync it online with iCloud and Gmail. But not many people know about it or how to use it. This tutorial will show you how to sync iPhone notes with Gmail or any other email service over IMAP. This is very useful, when you are working online, and use iPhone notes app to take quick notes. This way, you will be creating a backup copy of notes in your Gmail account too.

How to Sync iPhone Notes with Gmail:

Before we Sync our notes we need to first setup our iPhone to use Gmail via IMAP. If you already have it configured skip these steps and jump right ahead to enable notes syncing. For those of you who need instructions to configure Gmail via IMAP on iPhone please read our tutorial How to Configure IMAP/Push for Gmail on iPhone

Now that we have an IMAP account setup let’s proceed to the next step.

iPhone Notes Sync Gmail

Under account settings turn on Notes.

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Now you might wonder what happens next. Here’s what. Gmail will create a new label called Notes automatically for you. Once you click on it you will be able to browse through all your Notes from your computer’s browser.

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Please note that the Sync is one way. Any changes made to notes on iPhone will reflect in your Gmail account but you cannot edit it there. The notes can only be edited on the iOS device, be it your iPhone or iPad.

Multiple iPhone Notes Accounts?

If you enable Notes sync on more than one account, all of them will feature under Accounts in the Notes app. You can choose to access all or just the ones from a particular account.

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There are many advantages of syncing your iPhone notes online. I’ll save that for another post. Meanwhile, why don’t you temme how can you find this feature useful. If you are a new iPhone user, here are few more tips that you should not miss:

 

3 iPhone Puzzle Games That Test Your IQ

For those who love iPhone Puzzle games you will find almost an endless supply in the Appstore. Puzzle games are great for casual gamers and I have singled 3 which are the best in the Appstore.

iPhone Puzzle Games

1. Doodle Fit by Gamelion Studios:

Doodle Fit is a game in which you must fit different shaped blocks so that it matches the large outlined shape on your screen. The game will start out very easily by giving you shapes such as a square and rectangle but as you progress you the shapes become more difficult such as insects and letters. There are a total of over 100 different shapes that are divided into 4 levels and the game offers hints for those who need a little extra help. Doodle Fit features amazing chalkboard graphics and upbeat music and is available for only $.99

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2. Slice it! by Com2uS:

In this game you must try to slice equal sized shapes into the required number of pieces. Each of the sliced pieces will be graded by accuracy and if there is a large difference between the sizes then you will have to redo the level. You will be given 1-5 stars for perfect cuts or a 5 stars which will give you a hint. These hints can be used in the later levels when you are stuck and there might be many of these occasions in the 60 levels available. Slice it! features a nice paper background with fun music and is only available for $.99

3. Cut the rope by ZeptoLab.

In this game there is a rope that is dangling with candy. You must cut the rope in the right place while dodging different obstacles such as spiders or air guns so that the candy lands in the monster’s mouth. The rope will bounce around realistically and features a fantastic physics engine. Cut the rope has some really cute graphics and has 100 brain boggling puzzles for only $.99!

Do let us know your favorite iPhone puzzle game?

Useful Free Youtube video to MP3 Converter Tools

There are many free and paid Youtube video to MP3 Converter, which you can use to convert Youtube Videos into mp3. Personally, I use this feature at times when I want to download Youtube videos to be on my desktop or iPhone in audio format.

Most of these free Youtube video-audio converter site convert videos into mp3 in a while and you can also set the bitarte. Though, if video is in low quality, you might not get good quality converted video. So, I suggest you to convert only HD or HQ youtube videos into mp3.

In past, we have covered some tools (e.g Video2Mp3, ConvertMeMp3) which can help users convert different YouTube videos into Mp3 files. Many people including me prefer to download YouTube videos in Mp3 format so that they can be saved in portable mp3 players and occupy less space in your computer as well.

Today, we have gathered a list of few online tools (other than the ones mentioned above) which can help users convert YouTube videos into Mp3 and other files formats.

Top Free Youtube video to MP3 Converter

1. SnipMp3

SnipMp3 is a useful online utility which can help users convert YouTube videos into Mp3 format in few simple clicks. All you have to do is paste the URL of the video which you want to download and it will give you the link to the converted file. The time it takes to convert also depends on the length of the video you are trying to download. In my opinion it’s a handy online tool which is simple and easy to use with a friendly user interface.

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Check out SnipMp3

2. VidToMp3

Vid2Mp3 is one of my favourite website to download non-copyrighted video clips from YouTube in MP3 format. It supports many online video sharing websites including MySpace, YouTube, Vimeo, Google video and many more. To convert files, all you have to do is paste the URL of the video clip you want to download and click on the download button. Once the file is converted it will give you the download link to the converted file which can be used to save the file offline for later use.

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Check out VidtoMp3

3. FLV2Mp3

With FLV2Mp3, users can easily convert YouTube videos into mp3 file format. The main downside of this utility is that it only offers conversion of files up to 100 mb and supports few file formats (Windows DivX, iPod, MP3) in the free plan. If you like the service, you can even subscribe for paid plan which starts from $7 and offers many other features like no advertisements, online storage and much more.

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Check out FLV2Mp3

If you know about any other online Youtube video to MP3 Converter, please share with us using the comments section below.

Dummies Guide to Facetime on iPhone and iPod Touch

facetime1.png Facetime is one of the best free feature of iOS device. The best thing about Facetime free video calling service is, it’s available on all Apple devices. Be it, Mac, iPhone, iPad or any other iOS device with camera on it. First time user might get confused with how to use FaceTime, and in this guide I will exactly be talking about the same. This guide will answer all your queries regarding Facetime on iOS devices, right from activation to making calls.

Facetime is one of the most talked about features of iPhone 4. Yesterday, we posted some pictures from our first impressions of Facetime on iPhone 4 as Harsh and I tried a Facetime conversation. We were totally amazed by the quality of audio and video.

Facetime is also very intuitive and easy to use. In fact we are Facetime Ninjas now, in less than thirty minutes of video calling. Here’s how you can get started and most of other related queries answered.

How to Activate Facetime on your iPhone:

Though this guide is written for iPhone4, but if you are using any other version of iPhone/iPad, Facetime activation method remains the same.

Go to Settings > Phone > Facetime > On. The iPhone  will automatically send an SMS(international for non US users) and within 10 seconds your Facetime will be active.

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This only needs to be done once per sim card, and that too is automatic. No registration or user id required. Like Apple says, Facetime works out of the box.

Once the “Waiting for Activation” message goes away you are good to go. Please note that you will not be able to see the SMS sent for activation through your Messages app. If you have trouble activating Facetime, wait for our post which talks about activation issues for unofficial carriers.

iPod Touch users go to Settings > Facetime to confirm and verify your email address that will be used to receive calls. If unverified, follow instructions sent to email to get started.

Charges for using Fcaetime

No. We were not charged for our Facetime calls. It’s free for video calls between iPhone 4 and iPod touch devices. Both devices need to be connected to a wifi network with internet access(not necessarily same network).

How to start a Facetime video call

There has been a lot of doubt as to how the Facetime call is authenticated. Harsh and I tried the email address method yesterday but that failed and here’s why.
Facetime uses two ways to identify people – Phone number or email address. And the the type of device determines which one will be used.
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  • When calling an iPhone 4: Use the phone number of the person you are calling.
  • When calling an iPod touch (4th generation): Use the email address designated for FaceTime of the person you are calling.

Please note that you need iOS 4.1 to make calls or receive them from users on iPod Touch.

How to Make a Facetime Call

There are two ways of initiating a Facetime call. You could make a phone call just the way you normally do and then once you are there on the call click on Facetime. If your friend accepts the Facetime request call, voice call will end and you will no more be charged for voice.

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Another way is directly making a Facetime call. Go to your contacts page and tap Facetime. Choose a method of identification(phone or email). Your friend will receive a notification if he’s on wifi. If he accepts you are good to go.

On iPod touch, there is an additional Facetime app. You can use it to call any of your contacts or through the contacts app like mentioned above.

Can I switch Cameras

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The Facetime call starts with your front camera. You can switch to the rear camera and back by clicking on the button in lower right corner.
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Some other features of Facetime you might want to know:

Muting Facetime

The Mute button will only prevent your audio from going through. Your video will still be visible to the other person.

Landscape Support

Just rotate the iPhone to switch to this mode.

Moving the preview window

The small window which shows your own Face can be moved around by dragging if it obstructs your view in the default position.

Do something else and get back to Facetime again?

If you need to check another app while you are on Facetime, no problem. Just hit home button and do your work. Your video will freeze on last frame and audio chat can still be continued. Once you click on the green bar similar to the one you get with voice calls, your video chat will be resumed.

Last Tip for Facetime Users:

You can also add Facetime to your Favorites list and start a Facetime call right from there. Facetime calls will also feature in your Recent Calls history.

Conclusion

So, that’s all we have gathered so far about Facetime. It’s been a great experience so far for us. Rumors are afloat that Facetime might soon come to iPads, Macs and Windows PCs too. We are really looking forward to that.

I hope this detailed Facetime usage guide will help you to start using this useful free service. In upcoming article, we will also be talking about iMessage, but for now why don’t you go ahead and try making a Facetime call to other iOS user in your contact list.

Video2mp3: Download Videos in mp3 Format

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We have already shared list of Websites to download Youtube videos, and today I will be featuring another online Youtube downloading tool, which is created for one specific purpose. This is the site many people have demanded for. Lets imagine the scene when you’d need this site. You want to see a video of some song. You search for that song on YouTube. You get the link, you see the video and you didn’t like the video but you loved the song. Now, you want to keep the song and leave the video. How to do that? In that case, Video2mp3 comes to your rescue. Using this site, you can simply convert a Youtube video into mp3 format, and then download it in .mp3 format. It also offers extensions or add-ons for three browsers – Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Apple Safari.

How to use Video2mp3 to download Youtube Videos into .mp3 format

So, Video2mp3 is a free video to MP3 Converter and allows you to convert and download a video to MP3 file online. There are many plus points that boasts this service and makes it more and more usable. This site requires no sign up which has made the conversion process fast and more useful. This service is totally free. Let me tell you how to download mp3 from a video with this useful site.

  • Go to Video2mp3
  • Enter the URL of any valid video page
  • Click on “Convert”.

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  • Wait for at least a minute.

That’s it. This site grabs the video file and extracts the audio as a downloadable mp3. Time would be taken according to the size of the file. The conversion process will be done as fast as it can be.

Video2mp3 is fast, secure and a reliable site to convert videos into an mp3 format. It is definitely a must try and you cannot miss this one if you want to convert any video into mp3 format. Just give it a try and I assure you that you will like it.

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So, what do you think of this useful site? Are you going to use it? How was the post? Do comment.