Camera Tools is an all-inclusive customization tweak for your iPhone’s Camera app

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 16, 2017

The Camera app is something that a lot of iPhone users will open and use every single day, sometimes multiple times per day. The convenience of a point-and-shoot camera app at your fingertips, anywhere you go, is nothing short of a technological miracle that comes standard on today’s modern mobile devices.

On the other hand, as Apple introduces more features into the Camera app with each iOS release, the interface becomes more cluttered with features you may or may not use, and that’s why a new free jailbreak tweak called Camera Tools by developer Justin Petkovic has just been released in Cydia. Read More

 

Photo Tools is an all-in-one customization tweak for the Photos app

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 14, 2017

It feels like the Photos app continues to become more cluttered with features that everyday users really don’t even use in every major iteration of iOS. At least for me, I find myself really only ever using the Albums view in the Photos app to get to my most important stuff. I don’t ever really utilize the People or Places albums, nor do I ever use the Memories or Shared tabs.

For anyone who feels like they’re in a similar boat and miss the simplicity of the Photos app as a simple album-based Photo Library viewer, a new free jailbreak tweak called Photo Tools by Justin Petkovic might be able to give you exactly what you’re looking for. Read More

 

AppCon lets you change your Home screen icons with images from your Photo Library

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 13, 2017

Anyone who might have a creative nature at heart will probably have a lot of fun with a new jailbreak tweak release by merdok called AppCon.

This tweak lets you customize your Home screen app icons with anything you want from your Photo Library, and more importantly, you can customize each app icon on a per-app basis, or you can make a complete picture out of the entire grid of app icons on a page. Read More

 

Telt X keeps people you show photos to from swiping through the rest of your Photo Library

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 13, 2017

Have you ever had a picture in your Photo Library that you wanted to show friends, or even a complete stranger for that matter, and they started to scroll back and forth through your photos? Not only does this feel like an invasion of privacy, but if you don’t get them permission to look through the rest of your photos, they might come across something you don’t want them to see.

A new free jailbreak tweak called Telt X by AkKSlow is now available in Cydia that lets you limit the photos that you show someone by preventing them from swiping between the rest of the images in your Photo Library. Read More

 

Heart Throb lets you favorite pictures in your Photos app with a double tap

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 27, 2017

You can favorite any of your photographs or screenshots in the stock Photos app on your iPhone to help filter your most-loved memories from the rest. In order to favorite a picture, you normally tap on the heart-shaped button at the bottom of the app.

Heart Throb, on the other hand, is a new free jailbreak tweak that brings Instagram-like favoriting capability to the stock Photos app. With it, you can double-tap on your photograph to “favorite” it. Read More

 

Siri for Apple Watch is about to get much more useful

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 25, 2017

In addition to highlighting a new Theater Mode in watchOS 3.2, Apple yesterday announced that the upcoming software update will also enable support for Siri in third-party Apple Watch apps. As you probably know by now, the SiriKit framework made its debut in iOS 10.

It’s an officially sanctioned way for developers to enrich their apps for messaging, payments, ride-booking, workouts, calling and searching photos with Siri interactions.

With SiriKit support in watchOS 3.2, developers can add spoken commands to Apple Watch apps to let users ask the personal assistant on their wrist to do things like book a ride, send a message, make a payment or accomplish other supported tasks. Read More

 

How to create Memories based on specific photos

By Steffen Reich on Jan 24, 2017

Not too many years ago, compiling a personal slideshow on your iOS powered device was still a pretty big undertaking. Thankfully, we have come a long way since then and owing to the combined power of iOS 10 and Siri intelligence now have a wealth of so called Memories at our fingertips, sometimes so many it’s hard to keep up with. Despite the baked-in features to personalize these slideshows, there is still a degree of creativity you surrender to Apple’s algorithms, most crucially in picture selection.

If this happens to be your main beef with Memories too, maybe the time is now to give the able feature a chance to get (back) in your good books. Because counter to common perception, there is an easy way to manipulate the picture selection process and generate Memories as beautiful and personal as a hand-picked slideshow. Here’s how to use the brainpower of Memories while remaining completely in charge of the photos starring in the slideshow. Read More

 

Aukey’s Ora 2-in-1 lens system for iPhone helps expand your mobile photography capabilities

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 20, 2017

I know a lot of people who take their iPhone photography seriously, and a number of them use the stock iPhone camera in all of its glory, while a select few use hardware lens attachments that can enhance the capabilities of their iPhone cameras beyond what software can.

In this review, we’ll show you a very affordable, yet high-quality 2-in-1 lens attachment option from Aukey called the Ora, which lets you experience both detailed macro shots and incredible wide angle shots. Read More

 

Photicon replaces your Photos app icon with a preview of your most recent picture

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 15, 2017

A new free jailbreak tweak dubbed Photicon (short for Photos App + Icon) aims to add a little more excitement to your Photos app icon by making it dynamic, rather than static.

With this effect, your icon will never be the same old icon ever again. It will change over time as you use your iPhone’s camera to snap photos on a regular basis. Read More

 

How to markup and annotate your own photos on iPhone or iPad

By Steffen Reich on Jan 9, 2017

Markup is a nimble annotation tool first introduced to iPhone and iPad in late 2015, which has since been showing up in more and more places throughout the OS. Here at iDB, Markup’s strengths have been illustrated widely (read on to learn about Markup in emails, or to find out about Markup in Messages), this being said there is always a little tidbit almost slipping through the cracks when Apple quietly update their software.

With the next one, it is a particularly useful tip because it essentially supplants (basic) third-party apps stored on your iPhone to do editing work in your own Camera Roll. Markup is mostly understood to be only at your disposal whenever you are sending media, but meanwhile it has also become a well hidden tool available for your personal use inside the Photos app. Once you know where to find it, you might quickly grow fond of doodling on your very own snapshots. Here’s the shortest path to the feature in Photos: Read More

 
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