Tips To Use Apple Mac Keyboard In Windows 7 Without Losing Mac Functions

As we all know, two of the most commonly used OS are Windows developed by Microsoft and the other one is Mac used by Apple for their desktops and laptops. People using Mac love its functionalities and when they switch over to Windows based machine then they miss those functionalities in their system. If you are also among these users who want to feel this mixture of two OS, by which we mean that who want to use Apple Keyboard under Windows 7 machine, then we may recommend you a small and light-weight application which may prove to be really helpful.

Apple Wireless Keyboard is a small script or program which has been developed by AutoHotkey and is available as a freeware for its users. This application allows its users to use Apple Keyboard (both wired and wireless) under Windows 7 and that too without losing the Mac functionality which may prove to be really helpful for its users. As we are using the same keyboard with Windows based machine, then we may see that all those functionalities and shortcuts will be exactly same as it was with Apple machine. Some of these useful Mac shortcuts that are very commonly used by all the users are Printscreen, Task Manager, iTunes Control, System Volume Control, Eject Button, and so on which you may feel and see exactly in the same way.

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This utility can be easily downloaded from the link given below and in few steps it can be easily installed in your machine. Along with all the features described above, you may observe that using this helper application along with Magic Mouse driver will also allow you to enjoy using both Mac Keyboard and Mouse (Magic Mouse) under Windows 7 without any issues and along with all the similar functionalities to the Mac machine.

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If we look towards the list of supported functions along with the shortcuts then we may use below given shortcuts for the various functionalities:

  • F3: Printscreen
  • F4: Task Manager
  • F7-F9: iTunes Control
  • F10-F12: System volume Control
  • Eject button toggles Fkeys/Functions
  • Fn + F key triggers function (useful when in F keys mode)
  • Fn + Backspace = Del

So, overall we can say that it is a nice little utility who want to feel Mac experience on Windows based machine. All the above mentioned functions were successfully tested on Windows 7 x86 system using an Apple keyboard. This application doesn’t disturb the user as it runs in the background and sits in the system tray and can be stopped anytime.

Download Apple Wireless Keyboard Helper

Recover Deleted Songs Music In iPod, iPhone, iPad

iPod as you all must be knowing, is a portable media player which is manufactured by Apple. It was first launched on October 23,2001 and since then it has become popular for all music lovers. This device has storage capacity of 2 Gb to 160 Gb and am sure that most of you must have purchased the maximum memory one so that you can carry all your songs and listen them anytime.

But if unfortunately you lost all your songs and playlist present of your computer hard disk due to viruses or disk crash, then today we are going to tell you about a tool named GizoRip which can easily retrieve your all tracks and playlist if you have saved them on your iPod or other devices from Apple like iPhone, iPad etc.

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When you run this tool, at the main window there is a option to search for the iPods. Basically it will show only iPod but this tool works perfectly for any device from Apple. Alternatively, you can even select search for devices by finding this option under file.

Then this tool will take little time to search for you connected device and once it complete search, it will show all the music tracks present in your iPod or other device. You can copy these tracks and playlists directly to your hard drive and even you can simply import them to your iTunes Player. This tool even supports the latest version of iTunes.

To customize these settings, go to Options and then click on Preferences. There you will see option to import music directly to iTunes and also to ignore copy of all those files which already exists on your system. You can even Browse and select alternate path for export directory if you don’t want to make backup directly to iTunes.

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Now once you are done with all the settings, simply click on Recover Music whose short-cut is given on main window or alternatively you can select this option from file also.

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When you click on it, your music file restoring process will start instantly. You can see the progress of the restoring process from the bar given on top. Once the process is done, you can open the destination folder directly from the option given at bottom. Developer has also added option to Donate that is just upto your wish.

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You make even discover the following .Net error while trying to run this tool. Just ignore that as it may be a little bug with the tool and it works perfectly after ignoring this error message.

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The size of GizoRip is 1.70 Mb and as usual it will create a desktop shortcut which can be used to access this freeware. This tool is compatible with all the versions of Windows and has been tested successfully on Windows 7 Ultimate-32 bit edition.

Download GizoRip

Add Option To Open In New Tab For Bookmarks In iPad Safari Browser

BookmarksBarEnhancer is a great tweak released in cydia recently under bigboss repository which allows to add menu to browser bookmarks shown on the safari browser bookmarks bar links as shown in the image below.

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This way you can easily open a link in browser bookmarks bar in safari in new window, or open in same window and can also copy the link to be paste some where else. This tweak is free to install and use, you can easily find it in cydia by typing its name under search section as shown in the image below.

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We also recorded a video tutorial on how to open more than 9 tabs once you install this addon from cydia, you can watch the video below to see everything in action.

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Download, Install Already Purchased Apps From Apple Apps Store Without Paying Again On iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

There are times when you may reset your ipad, iphone or ipod touch and some how you forgot to transfer the apps you have downloaded on your apple device to itunes and after you restore your device those apps which were not transferred gone missing on your apple devices.

But after a long time apple has addressed this issue by introducing a new section called purchased on the native apple store app on iphone, ipad and ipod touch, you will see this action only when you update to your devices to apple ios 4.3.3 or higher.

Below is a step by step procedure, on how to install these apps which you have purchased again on your apple devices without paying for them again.

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Working Procedure To Use Apple Magic Trackpad On Windows 7 Or Later

You will not find anything such as Apple Magic Trackpad for Windows 7 and Apple have made one thing clear on their website that this Magic Trackpad will only work for Apple product with leopard iOS, now this news might make Windows users feel bad, but today I have a solution for you with the help of which you might be able to use Magic Track on your Windows system, but before proceeding further let me tell you that this will work only with Windows 7. In this post we will give you all the steps with the help which you can attach Magic track-pad to your Windows system.

Let me tell you that after connecting the track-pad to the Windows system you will only be able to use the single and double finger gestures on it, other features like pinch, zoom, 3 and 4 finger gestures will not be available. So, if you want to install it on your system, then please go on with all the steps mentioned below.

  1. First of install the setup mentioned at the end of the post, download links for both the type of system are mentioned, download as per the specification of your system, but do not install it.
  2. Now download and install the setup for 7-zip, Once installed, use it to extract all the files available in the setup for the Magic Trackpad setup(which was downloaded from the first step).
  3. After the extraction you will lots of files inside the folder, among them you need to search for Update BootCamp32.msp, again use the 7-zip to extract all the files from that particular file.
  4. Now you will again have a folder, search for a sub-folder named BootCamp3135 among all the sub-folders available in the main folder. Create an .exe link to it and then execute it, you will see that the driver to of Magic Trackpad has been correctly installed and now you connect you Apple Magic Trackpad to use it normally with Windows.
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That was all regarding how to use this wonderful gadget. I hope that that you will like this tutorial and you will not face any problem while using performing all the steps mentioned above. If you do face any problem, then please let us know by putting them in the comments section. Though it will work for only two gestures but it is really worth. The size of these setups are around 280 MB and 170 MB respectively, so this means that it will considerable amount of time to get downloaded, once you download the setup, you will simply have to follow the steps mentioned above.

Download for 32-bit Windows 7

Download for 64-bit Windows 7

Source : Credit Goes To Amit Aggarwal From Labnol.org To Make This Possible For Some Apple Fan Boys Like Me :)