By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 22, 2016
Without a doubt, sometimes taking a screenshot on your iPhone requires multiple screenshots that you have to stitch together to combine into a single screenshot. As a reviewer, this is something that I run into constantly when taking screenshots of settings for tweaks, and many other situations.
A new free jailbreak tweak called BigShotJb aims to make this process easier by allowing you to take long screenshots of scrolling interfaces, such as message conversations or Settings preference panes. We’ll show you more about it in this review. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 20, 2016
QuickShoot Pro 3 is now available in Cydia for those of you who are using the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3. With it, you can take photos and videos from just about anywhere in iOS without even leaving the app or interface you’re in.
In this review, we’ll talk about what makes the jailbreak tweak useful, how it’s used, and what it can do. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Aug 15, 2016
Like many photo-syncing apps, Google’s Photos online service and the mobile app provide an optional feature that automatically backs up to the cloud every image and video in a user’s photo library. Apple, too, offers such a feature with iCloud Photo Library but its free five-gigabyte iCloud storage tier is no match for Google Photos unlimited cloud storage for your (recompressed) images (up to 16MP) and videos (up to 1080p). To drive that point home, they’ve put together an amusing new ad solely focused on that feature. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 13, 2016
One of the things I find very bland about the Safari web browser for the iOS platform is how all of the bookmarks show the same icon. Not only does this look repetitive and fatiguing for the eyes, but it isn’t as friendly to interact with.
Most modern desktop web browsers show the actual website icon when you bookmark a web page, and the mobile Safari web browser should be no different. If you’re jailbroken, you can install a new jailbreak tweak called BookmarksIcons to accomplish this. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Aug 8, 2016
We were first to tell you about the most recent update to the mobile Google Photos app, which packs in 3D Touch shortcuts on the Home screen whilst highlighting a storage optimization feature. The following day Google published this video, a nice play on the widely criticized problem of entry-level 16GB iPhones having nowhere near the capacity to hold all of the photos people take on their iPhones.
“Because life shouldn’t stop when your phone storage does,” says Google. “Free up space with Google Photos and never run out of storage again.” Read More
By Sébastien Page on Aug 5, 2016
Instagram launched a new feature this week called Stories, which allows you to post photos and videos that will not appear in your feed, but will be visible by your followers in a slideshow format, for up to 24 hours. This is a great way to share more on Instagram without polluting your feed with dozens of photos and videos you wouldn’t otherwise publish.
When first playing with Instagram Stories, I couldn’t figure out how to upload picture or videos that I had already taken. Instead, it seemed I was forced to first shoot using the Instagram app, and upload from there. After a few minutes, I finally figured it out, and because it’s not that obvious, I thought I should post about it as it may help a few readers wondering the same thing: how do you put photos or videos from your library on your Instagram story? Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Aug 4, 2016
Google today issued a minor refresh to its native Photos app on the App Store, introducing 3D Touch shortcuts for the Home screen and a much-needed new feature designed to optimize storage space on your device. Bumped to version 1.13, Google Photos for iPhone and iPad produces a 3D Touch menu upon pressing its Home screen icon, giving you access to the following shortcuts: I’m Feeling Lucky, Free Up Space and Make Shared Album.
In addition to these 3D Touch shortcuts and the new storage-optimization feature, this edition of the app packs in unspecified performance improvements. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Aug 3, 2016
Snapchat for iPhone, an ephemeral image messaging app, yesterday announced a new feature called Geostickers. Basically special stickers available in some of the biggest cities around the world, they can be applied to images and moved around before sending them. You can also stick these city-specific stickers on your Snaps.
Geostickers are available now in Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Washington DC, Honolulu, London, Sydney, São Paulo, Paris and Riyadh. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jul 27, 2016
Microsoft Pix, a smarter camera app that helps you take better pictures without extra effort, is now available for download from the App Store. Microsoft says its app is “a bit like having a professional photographer inside your camera” in that it uses advanced artificial intelligence, computational photography and video stabilization to automatically pick the right settings to help boost and improve your iPhone photography skills.
Grab Microsoft Pix from the App Store for free and let us know if it impresses you. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 20, 2016
An exploit recently uncovered in iOS versions 9.3.2 and earlier could allow a hacker to compromise the security of a device by having the user open an unsuspecting TIFF image file.
A new free jailbreak tweak called TIFF Disabler is available in Cydia right now, and in this piece, we’ll discuss why all jailbreakers should install this tweak pronto. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 18, 2016
If you have a Mac, then you also have a really useful image importing app called Image Capture lurking in your Applications folder.
To be completely honest, I still use the Image Capture app despite the fact Apple released their new Photos app for OS X last year, and that’s because it’s a dead simple utility that isn’t bloated with extra features I really don’t feel like using.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to use the Image Capture app on your Mac to remove photos or videos from your iPhone or iPad. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jul 14, 2016
In addition to celebrating Bastille Day with ‘Shot on iPhone’ imagery in blue/white/red tones representing the country’s national flag appearing on the company’s French website and billboards across the country, the Cupertino firm has also signed a lease with the city of Grenoble to open a research and development center at the heart of the town.
The 800-square-meter facility will reportedly focus on imaging components and employ about thirty engineers, according to the local newspaper Le Dauphiné Libéré cited by French blog iPhone.fr. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jul 13, 2016
Google Photos, the search giant’s free mobile photo and video manager and cloud storage app, was updated in the App Store this morning with a few new features. Google Photos 1.12.1 for iOS packs in improved support for burst photos and offers a brand new cropping tool. Thanks to under-the-hood tweaks, the app should launch faster than before, promises Google. Last but not least, iPhone users will experience reduced battery and cellular data usage when using the refreshed software. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 5, 2016
Instagram users who search for things frequently leave a trail behind that shows everything they’ve searched for, and to some who are used to hiding their tracks, this could be considered a privacy concern.
If you want to clear your search history from the Instagram app on your iPhone or iPod touch, then follow along as we take you through the simple steps to do so in this tutorial. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 27, 2016
Twitter on Monday announced a new feature that will start rolling out soon, searchable #Stickers to adorn your tweet images with. With this feature, users can put multiple stickers on a photo, resize and rotate them and place them anywhere on the image before it’s tweeted out.
These rotating sticker sets are categorized and include hundreds of accessories, emoji and props to make your photos more interesting and fun.
“Use them to share what you’re doing or how you’re feeling, to show support for a cause, or to just add some flair,” said Twitter. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 20, 2016
During the WWDC keynote a week ago, Apple announced that iOS 10 and macOS Sierra will bring facial recognition features alongside a brand new Memories tab and other improvements in Photos for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra.
According to a Medium post by Redditor “vista980622,” Photos’ facial recognition engine is capable of distinguishing between seven distinct facial expressions and detecting up to 4,432 searchable objects and scenes on your photos. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jun 15, 2016
iPhone photography fans and pro photographers from around the world are going to love iOS 10 as the operating system will permit them to capture and edit images in the lossless RAW format, which is used to store unprocessed image data directly from the camera sensor.
Apple only mentioned ten major new features during the WWDC 2016 keynote, leaving dozens of other enhancements unmentioned.
As first discovered by PetaPixel, RAW photo editing was hidden in the background among the many other listed improvements for developers in the next version of iOS. Read More
By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 15, 2016
Depending on your default application settings on your Mac, certain apps may open when you connect certain external devices to your computer. Among those could be Apple’s Image Capture app, which is a media-importing app that comes with your stock installation of OS X.
In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to disable Image Capture from launching every time you connect your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad to your Mac. Read More