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A Powerful Data Transfer Tool that Makes iOS Data Transfer Easier, Quicker and Safer

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A Powerful Data Transfer Tool that Makes iOS Data Transfer Easier, Quicker and Safer

Have you ever met the situation where you find your iTunes didn’t support to transfer the non-purchased media files when you want to use iTunes to backup music, videos or other files from iPhone, iPad or iPod? Or do you find that it is so troublesome if you want to transfer files from computers to iPhone/iPad/iPod with iTunes? Under these circumstances, you may need a third-party iTunes alternative. Leawo iTransfer, a comprehensive data recovery tool, is proved capable of transferring multiple kinds of data between iOS devices, iTunes and computers within 1 click.

Overview

Leawo iTransfer provides good solutions for iPhone, iPad and iPod transfer issues. It’s quite nice to transfer many kinds of files, like apps, music, videos, SMS, contacts, and so on between iOS devices, iTunes and PCs. You can also back up important files from iPhone/iPad/iPod to your computers with the software. In addition to the transferring function, I found that the software allows users to directly and permanently delete these unwanted files in batch. That will be quite useful if you have plenty of photos, music or other files to delete.

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    Intuitive Interface

    I want to say that the software has a very user-friendly interface that I like it very much. It displays a host of information about the device, including its type, capability, version, serial number, whether or not is jailbroken (it works with both kinds of devices). Leawo uses a column on the left of the screen to let you navigate through the application and a connected device, where you will find two categories: your device and iTunes. And you will find various kind of data libraries here and then you can select the files you want to transfer. The interface is incredibly intuitive and I really like the fact that all features are laid out in a clear and organized way. You won’t spend a bunch of time trying to discover hidden features. Everything can be accessed within a couple clicks.

    Various Kinds of Files Are Supported

     From the column on the left, you can peruse your device’s media (audio and video), photos, ebooks, apps, contacts and calling information, and its file system. You can easily transfer content from your iPhone/iPad/iPod to your computer/iTunes, and vice versa. It offers the ability to transfer various kinds of files between iOS devices, iTunes and PC, making backing up devices simple and reducing the need to use iTunes. For example, you can easily use the tool to transfer videos from PC to iPhone/iPad/iPod without iTunes.

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    Excellent Music/Playlists Manager

    You can manage your iOS device’s music. You can add or remove audio files. And you can export, rename and delete the playlists of iPhone/iTunes. You are allowed to copy songs in the library of iPhone to the playlists of iPhone and copy songs in the library of iTunes to the playlists of iTunes. As you’re manually managing your media, you don’t need to wait for iTunes to erase all data from your iPhone or iPad before applying changes making the process quicker. What’s best is you can transfer audio files from your iOS device to your PC and back or even to another iOS device.

    Compatibility:

    One of the most important thing you should pay attention to when it comes to transferring data for iOS devices is whether it is compatible with your device. Leawo iTransfer claims it supports all models of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, including iPhone 7. And when I use my iPhone 6s to try the software, it works well.

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    1 Click to Transfer Data

    The software can automatically recognize your iPad, iPhone, or iPod when you launch it on PC and connect your devices to your PC. Its installation process was flawless, but I do want to mention that you have to have iTunes installed in order to use Leawo iTransfer.  Even for the first-time users, the whole operation is quite easy to understand — no special technical knowledge required. You only need to follow three steps, and the files you need can be transferred quickly within 3 steps and 1 click: connect > select > transfer.

    Pros:

    • You can transfer up to 12 kinds of files as you want between iOS devices, iTunes and PC.
    • No matter where you get the files, the data transfers of the iOS devices can be easily done without the synchronization of iTunes.
    • You can manually save the files you need on your computer, and send the files back to your devices once the files are gone in your iPhone, iPad or iPod.
    • You are able to put anything you want into the iOS devices, even if the files are not supported by the iOS devices.
    • The progress of operation is easy and simple, three steps to get the job done—connect, select and transfer.
    • The software has a user-friendly interface. Even for the first-time users, the main interface is quite easy to understand.

    Cons:

    • The trial version has a time limitation, so you have to purchase it if you frequently transfer data and manage media on your computer.
    • It’s not cheap considering that both iTunes backup and iCloud are free.

    Availability:

    The software’s official website: http://www.leawo.org/itransfer/ offers a free trial version with time limitation and you can free download it to have a try. You can also purchase it on the online store to get register code. Naturally, you probably don’t want to shell out $20 for a dedicated software program if you only connect your phone to your computer a couple times a month to transfer files, but if you frequently manage media on your computer, Leawo iTransfer is definitely worth it. Also if you are Mac users, you can choose Leawo iTransfer for Mac.

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    Conclusion:

    All in all, if you are not happy with iTunes and want to find an iTunes alternative, you can try to use Leawo iTransfer. You can’t say that the software is a perfect replacement for iTunes, as it can’t update your iOS software or offer you access to a built-in App Store. But if you have some non-purchased media files or you want to get rid of synchronization of iTunes, Leawo iTransfer will be a good choice.

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    Last Updated on November 25, 2021

    How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

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    How to Make Private Browsing on Safari Truly Private

    There comes a time when we may be searching online and don’t want the browser to remember our footsteps. The reasons don’t always have to be what we obviously think of as the main reason; for example, sometimes, you may not want Safari to remember your passwords or prompt you to enter your password when surfing the web.

    Whatever the reason, we may think that we are totally in the clear with Private Browsing on Safari and the other browsers on a Mac. However, a quick Terminal command can bring up every website you’ve visited. How do you do this? Also, how do you clear your tracks for good? We will provide both answers and more today.

      What Does Private Browsing Do?

      When activated, Private Browsing on Safari prevents your browsing history from being kept in the history tab of the application. Along with this, it doesn’t autofill information that you have saved in the browser. In this mode, you essentially become incognito and any references of previous use is essentially hidden when you are in private mode.

      For example: if you are on Facebook or filling out a form and some information or your login is already filled in in the spaces provided, this is called autofill. It’s activated by simply clicking Safari next to the Apple symbol in the menubar and selecting Private Browsing, then clicking “OK” to the prompt.

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      The reasons behind private mode differ for each individual. While we won’t go into all of those reasons, one thing that is  important to remember is that private browsing doesn’t forget the websites you visit. As we will see later on, Macs keep a second copy of the websites you visit in either mode. If you are in frantic mode looking for a solution to this, look no further.

      The Terminal Archive

      While Safari does a good job of keeping your search history out of prying eyes in the history tab, there is a less-than-obvious way to view a full list of visited websites on Mac. This is done in Terminal; the command-line emulator that allows you to make changes to your Mac.

      Terminal is located in the Utilities folder on your Mac. Once activated, simply add the command:

      dscacheutil -cachedump -entries Host

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      Once you hit “enter”, a list of the visited sites appear. Showing only the domains, the sites appear in a format of:

      Key: h_name :(website domain)ipv4 :1

      However, there’s no need to fear—there is a way you can clear this information from Terminal with a command that’s just as simple.

      Clearing Your Tracks

      Just as simply as you were able to enter the command to view the websites, you can clear the cache that Terminal showed you with the comamnd:

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      dscacheutil -flushcache

      As the command denotes, this literally “flushes” the domains from Terminal. This does not prevent the record from continuing to be recorded for future sites, however, so if that’s an issue for you, repeat this process regularly.

      Other Browsers and Private Browsing

      Other browsers have this form of privacy mode for their service. They promise many of the same things as Safari, but they do not have the same Terminal issue due to how this command only presents websites visited on Safari (the browser Macs come shipped with).

      If you use Firefox, you’ll notice that its private mode is also known as Private Browsing. Chrome calls private mode Incognito, while Internet Explorer refers to it as InPrivate Browsing. Opera is the newest to the scene, denoting it as Private Tab. Safari is the oldest well-known browser with this feature.

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      As you can see, despite Private Browsing not being 100% private, Terminal allows for your browser to be. In what ways has Terminal helped your life or allowed you to become more productive? Let us know in the comments below.

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