iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:57:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 iOS 7 Tips and Tricks Added to Apple’s Website Mon, 07 Oct 2013 19:29:58 +0000 Read More]]> iOS 7 gestures

Apple has updated its website to include iOS 7 tips and tricks for iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and iPhone 4s. The new ‘tips and tricks’ page can be found in the footer under ‘More iPhone’ heading.

The tips and tricks section covers a wide range of apps and gestures included in iOS 7. While most features highlighted have been widely reported or showcased in the marketing videos there are a few notable tips and tricks on Apple’s website.

To view timestamp of each message in the Messages app you can now drag individual message bubble to reveal the timestamp. Maps has a new quick route icon over a location’s dropped pin to quickly view directions. Siri can now be taught you pronounce a particular name by saying “that’s not how you pronounce that”.

iTunes Radio stations can be set to play hits, variety or even discovery mode. This feature allows the selection of music for a specific station to play songs that you might not have heard before but would still enjoy it.

In Mail app now you can tap and hold the compose mail button to view drafts and then select a draft to start working on an email message. Safari now has new “links” button which displays all the links being shared on Twitter.

The purpose behind Apple publishing the tips and tricks for iPhone could be due to the drastic changes in iOS 7. Since the introduction of the original OS for the iPhone, iOS 7 brings new gestures and a number of changes to the way we interact with our iOS devices.

Have you found any other trick in iOS 7 that hasn’t been reported before? Let us know in the comments section below.

]]> 3 Photos of Next-Gen iPhone 5 Home Button Surface Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:00:02 +0000 Read More]]>

Apple is known for being secretive when it comes to announcing new products, however, parts leaks for the company’s popular products are also very common. The latest product part to be revealed is possibly the next generation iPhone 5 home button. On Monday, a report from Apple Bitch revealed images from parts vendor TVC-Mall, which is currently selling iPhone 5 home buttons, in both black and white.

The new home buttons have a rounded shape on the outside, but retain the same depression currently seen in the other iOS devices, such as the iPhone 4S. Since the home button is not attached to a device itself, it is hard to tell whether the new home button would be visible to customers. It has also been noted that there is the possibility of the home button being flush with the screen of the iPhone 5, which would give the face of the phone a seamless appearance.

This is very likely because of Apple’s attention to minor details such as home button location, appearance and the overall sleekness of the screen. Rumors in recent months have also suggested that Apple may be replacing the classic home button with a large gesture area, similar to the Palm Pre, however, it has yet to make an appearance on any iOS devices.

This rumor was rampant prior to the introduction the of new iPad, which received multi-touch gestures that added onto the features of the home button in iOS 4.3, and after the invitation for the iPad 3 media event were sent out. The new home buttons are likely only one of the many parts of the next gen iPhone that will make an appearance over the coming months. The next iPhone is expected to be announced in Fall, likely in the same October timeframe as the iPhone 4S.

{via MacRumors — Image Credit: TVC-Mall}

]]> 5 iPhoto for iPad and iPhone Now Available on App Store Wed, 07 Mar 2012 23:16:37 +0000 Read More]]>

Alongside the new iPad, Apple also announced the availability of iPhoto for iPad, an app that was only available to Mac users in the past. Apple has updated all of their apps to take advantage of the new Retina Display in the new iPad, and also released updates to iMovie and GarageBand.

With iPhoto, Apple will now be offering a solution for photo organization on the iPad and editing of those photos. iPhoto for iPad offers a number of photo editing features including auto-enhancements such as straightening photos and fixing contrast. Brush palettes are also included with editing tools, ranging from red-eye removal, lighten, sharpen, soften, and darken. Images of up to 19 megapixels can be edited or viewed on iPhoto.

iPhoto, Apple’s popular photography app, has been completely reimagined for iOS to take full advantage of the Retina display and intuitive Multi-Touch gestures on iPad and iPhone. Simple gestures can be used to select and compare photos side by side and flag your best shots. iPhoto gives you full control over color, exposure and contrast, and you simply touch the parts of the image you want to change. You can enhance pictures by adding beautiful Apple-designed effects with just a tap, or apply adjustments exactly where you want them with fingertip brushes. In addition to posting photos to Facebook, Flickr and Twitter, you can beam photos between your iPhone and iPad; stream photos and slideshows to your Apple TV with AirPlay; and use iCloud to publish photo journals to the web and share your stories with friends and family in a whole new way.

iPhoto for iPad joins iMovie and GarageBand for iPad in the App Store and is be available for $4.99.

]]> 1 Tweetbot for iPad – The Only Twitter Client You’ll Ever Need Wed, 15 Feb 2012 13:48:38 +0000 Read More]]>

Tweetbot for iPad Review

One of the most requested features of Tweetbot for iPhone users appears to have been an iPad version of their favorite Twitter app, while the request appeared to be falling on deaf ears we were all taken by surprise recently when not only did the iPhone Tweetbot app get an update but the also released Tweetbot for iPad. Does the big screen version dominate like the iPhone version does?

The first thing you’ll notice about Tweetbot for iPad is it’s nice clean look. Everything you need is available on one screen whether you have the screen vertically or horizontally, with your timeline taking up the majority of the view while the menu down the left side of the screen gives you access to various views.

All of the great features that you may already know and love from Tweetbot for iPhone are also available in the iPad version. You’ll get picture thumbnails in tweets, the ability to mute people, hashtags & clients, Tweetmarker support and push notifications which considering you get all of this for just $2.99 probably makes it the best 3 dollars you’ll ever spend.

Tweetbot for iPad {App Store} also offers multiple gestures, swiping a Tweet to the left right and right gives you access to related tweets and replies while a double tap will take you directly to the detailed view of the Tweet in question. There is also a triple tap gesture and this can me configured to your requirements. The triple tap will take to a reply screen by default but you can change it to Rwetweet, Favorite, Translate or a Favstar view depending on your preference.

Heading into the settings of Tweetbot for iPad opens up a whole bunch of configurable features, from controlling the sound and services such as syncing, image uploading, read later and url shorting to granular notification controls and a great sleep option that will silence Tweetbot for iPad between given hours. Perfect for muting Tweetbot alerts at night when you don’t want to be disturbed.

One of the new features in both Tweetbot versions if the refresh feature. This will refresh your timelime every 5 minutes without manual intervention. This makes it the ideal app for iPad to have sitting on your desktop allowing you to work will your timeline updates all on it’s own.

Tweetbot for iPad certainly continues where the iPhone version left off, it’s feature rich and instantly usable, putting it head and shoulders above the competition. Some users may complain that it’s not a universal app given the the differences are only cosmetic, however, given that they are both only $2.99 I do think that $6 for the best Twtitter clients on both the iPhone and iPad is still an absolute steal.

If you haven’t already gone and purchased Tweetbot for iPad do so now!

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]]> 0 Apple Activates Assistive Touch Feature in iOS 5 Beta 3 Wed, 13 Jul 2011 15:18:47 +0000 Read More]]> Apple Activates Assistive Touch in iOS 5 Beta 3

We recently reported that Apple released iOS 5 Beta 3 to developers and now MacRumors reports that the latest release activates Assistive Touch features. The settings for these features were in place long before the release of Beta 3 but failed to make an appearance until now.

The new features are targeted for those who don’t prefer using the Home Button or hardware buttons for features such as Orientation Lock, Volume, Shake To Shuffle, and Lock Screen. The new settings allow users to activate a menu overlay on the iPad by pressing on a designated corner. Gestures, that users may have forgotten can be brought up with one single tap.

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This will make navigating the device much easier. It is unclear whether Apple is looking to include more features in the new Assistive Touch feature, although it seems apparent from photos, that the new feature is user customizable. It could even be used later for multitasking and switching between applications, in case Apple decides to scrap the home button all together and go for an entirely touch based operation in future devices.

Are you looking forward to this feature? Do you think Apple should implement more features like this? Sound off in the comments below!

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