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Creating a download link is usually an easy task. All we need to do is use an anchor tag
<a>, and add the reference URL pointing to the file. But some file types pose a technical problem – PDF, image and text files will open in the browser instead of being downloaded when a user clicks on the relevant link(s).
In the past, complicated setups and hacks on the server side were required to download these files (PDF, image, text, etc) by force. For that reason, HTML5 has a new attribute called
download, which is much easier to implement.
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Using Download Attribute
download attribute does two things: download a file by force, and rename the file with the name specified in the attribute upon downloading.
For example, we have here a PDF and an Image file that are named randomly.
<a href="file/e4ptK9qd7bGT24e.pdf">Download PDF</a> <a href="file/KU7Ba93M7t7ghbi.jpg">Download Image</a>
So, without the
download attribute, these two files will open in the browser.
But when we add the
download attribute like so:
<a href="file/e4ptK9qd7bGT24e.pdf" download="10 Things You Should Know About Passion.pdf">Download PDF</a> <a href="file/KU7Ba93M7t7ghbi.jpg" download="wii.jpg">Download Image</a>
The files will be downloaded and renamed, as shown in the following screenshot.
We have created a demo page for you to see this attribute in action.
HTML5 has introdued some new elements and attributes that make life easier for web developers. This
download attribute is indeed a very handy addition. Unfortunately, the browsers are slow to catch up – it’s currently only supported on Firefox 20+, Chrome 14.0 and Opera 15.0.
Part of the fun in travelling is exploring new places. When Internet access is limited, some of us may have to revert to using printed maps. However, if you are on Android, there is an app called OsmAnd, an offline-mapping app that can serve as your GPS-enabled navigation solution.
OsmAnd has a large database of maps that you can download to your Android device. The app also comes with offline search features that include directions, addresses, points of interest, GPS navigation, safety features and expandable plugins to help you get the most out of this mapping app.
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Start the app and head over to Settings > Data Management > Download button (as per screenshot) to access the download section. You have over 200 downloadable country maps to choose from. Here is the full list of supported country maps.
If you need to save on space, you can also choose to download the road-only maps instead of the full ones. To download, simply tick the boxes and press the download button that appears at the bottom of the screen.
Offline Search & Navigation
With OsmAnd, you can navigate your way with your downloaded maps without an Internet connection. Both the Search and the Navigation functions work offline. You just need to turn on your GPS.
The app will automatically use the GPS function on your device to determine your current location and look for the appropriate map. This will load up your required map when you start the app.
On the bottom left side of the screen, look for the Options button and tap on it to open a list of menus. Next, tap on Search.
You can search for addresses and points of interest or use filters to narrow down your search results.
In this example, we will demonstrate using the address search function to navigate to a location. Tap on the House icon to go to the address search. Input the address of your destination accordingly.
From here, you can choose whether to start navigating, to add this destination as a waypoint, to have the app show the destination on the map or to add the location to your favorites.
To start navigating, just tap on Directions. Choose between directions for driving, cycling or walking. Tap on Start navigation.
This is basically what your map will look like.
While the map designs may need some sprucing up, OsmAnd offers a few other features that may benefit you in your travels:
- Safety – Enable day / night view, speed limit display, speed-dependant map zooming, and location sharing.
- Bicycle and Pedestrian – The maps also include options for foot, hiking, and bike paths with special routing and display mode.
- Plugins – OsmAnd has a free plugin to mark your parked car location anywhere on the map with or without a timer and another one  to display contour lines and hillshade views on the map.
There are a few limitations to using OsmAnd. It only allows up to 10 free downloads (e.g. offline maps, online and tile maps, voice data, updates). The paid version costs .07, which removes this limit and gives you added features like Wikipedia POIs (good for sightseeing).
The map file sizes can be overwhelming on your device. It does not have a world basemap so if you are travelling across several countries, you need to have the country maps downloaded into your device. There are also comments by past users about the map not being user-friendly enough.
If however you are an avid traveller, this app may be a good investment for your travels. Let us know if you will be getting it.
For one thing, it is available for over-the-air update via Settings > General > Software Update, but you should know that it is more than 1 GB in size. Depending on your Internet speed, this update is going to take a while.
Alternatively, you can try to do the update and installation manually, which is where this post comes in. Remember to run a backup first before proceeding.
Note that iOS7 is available for the iPod (5th gen and above), iPhone 4 and above, iPad 2 and above and the iPad Mini. And if you are wondering, the iPhone 5S and 5C will be running on the 7.0.1 version. Here’s how to to get iOS7 on your idevice.
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GSM vs. CDMA
But first, if you are not sure if you have a GSM or CDMA model, here’s how to find out. At the back of your iPhone or iPad is a model number written in fine print. In this shot, you can see the model number is A1387 which is for the iPhone 4S.
For your easy reference, we have grouped the model numbers with the download links in the table below. Download the file you need and skip ahead to the next section for the manual update.
iPad (4th Gen)
|iPad 4 (CDMA)||A1460||Download||1.38 GB|
|iPad 4 (GSM)||A1459||Download||1.38 GB|
|iPad 4 (WiFi)||A1458||Download||1.32 GB|
|iPad Mini (CDMA)||A1455||Download||1.15 GB|
|iPad Mini (GSM)||A1454||Download||1.15 GB|
|iPad Mini (WiFi)||A1432||Download||1.11 GB|
iPad (3rd Gen)
|iPad 3 Wi-Fi||A1416||Download||1.31 GB|
|iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (ATT)||A1430||Download||1.34 GB|
|iPad 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular (Verizon)||A1403||Download||1.34 GB|
iPad (2nd Gen)
|iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)||Download||1.04 GB|
|iPad 2 Wi-Fi||A1395||Download||1.04 GB|
|iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)||A1396||Download||1.06 GB|
|iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)||A1397||Download||1.06 GB|
|iPhone 5 (CDMA)||A1442/A1429||Download||1.23 GB|
|iPhone 5 (GSM)||A1428/A1429||Download||1.23 GB|
iPhone 4 / 4s
|iPhone 4s||A1387||Download||1.18 GB|
|iPhone 4 (GSM Rev A)||Download||1.12 GB|
|iPhone 4 (GSM)||A1332||Download||1.12 GB|
|iPhone 4 (CDMA)||A1349||Download||1.12 GB|
|iPod touch (5th generation)||Download||1.16 GB|
How to Update to iOS 7 Manually
So now that you have downloaded the required file, here’s what to do next.
(1) Launch iTunes (you will need the latest version) and look for the iPhone (or iPad) button on the top right.
(2) Hold Options (or Alt) key, and click Update.
(3) Look for the downloaded .ipsw and click Open.
That’s all. Your installation will now start. By the way, we have a list of new features you can check out on iOS7. If you come across any interesting features, sound off in the comments.
A creative video intro leaves a lasting first impression on your viewer. If you need examples, do check out Nancy’s 60 Beautiful Examples Of Websites With Full-Blown Video Backgrounds to get an idea. A good video intro not only draws attention but also gives the right impression to prospective clients. Videos can also better engage new readers. While producing awesome videos will take time, effort and skill, why not just use stock videos.
Collected below is a list of free websites which offer video intros, stock videos and video footage for free. Some provide you with professional templates and high-definition videos, and you can even find animation and 3D videos in some of the sites. Many of the video clips are designed and given away by video web design Singapore professionals, so you can use them for your video productions for free. If you know any more of such websites, please share them at the comments section.
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Motion Elements is a source of premium stock videos. It offers around 400 videos to download for free.
Ignite Motion is a place to download animated backgrounds and video loopbacks, which can be used for personal or commercial purposes.
Free Footage is a place to find various collections of HD quality video footage.
Footage Crate offers free and royalty-free video resources for independent filmmakers and creative persons.
Splasheo is a source of free video boosters. You can also create your own custom animations using different pictures on this website.
FlixPress is a place to create professional video templates. FlixPress also offers some video templates for free. Just register for an account and select the free templates from their template library.
Beachfront is a blogspot compilation where you can download unique HD stock footage and animated backgrounds for any production purpose.
Motion Backgrounds is a place to download professional quality motion backgrounds and video footage.
Alex Free Stock Video Footage offers free and downloadable video footage and stock videos in HD quality.
Movie Tools is a place to download free animated 2D and 3D video backgrounds, animations and stock videos.
Free Video Footage is a place to download hundreds of video footage, stock videos and video backgrounds.
Free HD Stock Footage is a Vimeo group by Phil Fried. It offers free stock videos and video footage which can be used in any video production.
X Stock Video is a source of premium quality stock videos and footage. It offers many free stock videos and backgrounds for ‘free to view’ video productions.
Clip Canvas is a premium source of stock video footage and production music. It offers many video clips for free.
Open Footage is a source of free video footage organized in various categories for easy access and download.
Videezy is a community of amateur and professional videographers for sharing HD quality video footage. You can get free access to high quality video clips after signing up on the website.
Cute Stock Footage is a source of premium quality stock videos and sound effects. You can check their free section (located in the top menu) to download free video footage.
HD-Trainings provide free stock videos and video footage, which can be used in your own video productions. (Note: use Google Translate to check the page out in the language of your choice).
Videvo is a source of hundreds of stock videos and motion graphics, which are available for download without any charge. Video clips are arranged in various categories for easy browsing.
Ever stumbled upon a viral or a long tech related video which you would play again and again to rewatch (say when you’re travelling and away from data connection) or show to friends? Android devices might have it more flexible when it comes to downloading a video onto the device but for iOS devices and users, it’s always "there’s an app for that".
Video Download Free does exactly what its name implies: it allows you to download videos off websites to your iOS devices. It’s also very simple to use and the best part is it’s free. Here’s how you can enjoy your videos offline on your iPhone or any other iOS device.
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Video Download Free will show as VDownload on your iOS device after installation. The app has a built-in web browser where you can download videos from certain websites.
There are 2 methods to download videos off websites. The method varies between the websites so you’ll have to experiment.
To download just press the browser’s middle button at the bottom then choose Save Videos.
On some sites you may have to play the video first, where it’ll then prompt you to Cache Video to Memory aka download it.
You can see the download progress by tapping the Downloads button. Once it is finished, you can find and watch it under Videos. Although the app has ads as you navigate through the website, you won’t see any while watching your downloaded videos.
Some videos might be named in code after downloading it, but you can easily rename it, or categorize it under folders. You can also save it to your device’s photo gallery by tapping on Save to Albums.
We tested the app on a few websites and found that you can download videos from YouTube, Instagram, Vine, MetaCafe and CollegeHumour. Websites that are not supported are Vimeo, Blip.TV and DailyMotion.