By Christian Zibreg on Jul 29, 2013
iOS 7 Beta 2 brought with it an unintended consequence of messing up apps like Snapchat.
Specifically, as Snapchat requires a finger on the screen to hold the photo open while viewing it, the program would no longer close the photo viewing screen upon taking a screenshot.
Even worse, Snapchat couldn’t actually detect that the user took a screenshot of a sent photo, possibly creating a huge privacy concern.
With today’s release of iOS 7 Beta 4, Apple has introduced a brand new API to let third-party apps be notified when the user takes a screenshot, in order to respond accordingly… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 25, 2013
There’s been a lot of talk over the past 24 hours about the many changes in beta 2 of iOS 7. Apple seeded the update to developers yesterday morning, and there’s already been a number of new features and enhancements discovered.
But tonight an alteration was uncovered in the firmware that’s been around since the first release. It’s not clear yet whether it’s by accident or design, but something in iOS 7 has broken the screenshot detection in apps like Snapchat… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 13, 2013
If you’re someone who’s often taking screenshots on your iOS device, then boy, do I have a new jailbreak tweak for you. ScreenshotPlus is an extremely handy jailbreak tweak that allows end users to pre-crop screenshots prior to taking them.
The tweak is enabled using a standard Activator gesture, which brings up an overlay on the screen. The overlay features drag handles that can be used to adjust the dimensions of the screenshot in question. For those of you who want to get exact dimensions, there’s a dimensions readout right below the screenshot area, and next to the button used for taking the screenshot.
Needless to say, this is a tool that can be very time saving if you take a lot of screenshots on your iOS device. Take a look at our video walkthrough inside for more information. Read More
By Christian Zibreg on Jan 27, 2013
I’ve always loved the simplified iOS approach to screenshot taking just by pressing the power and home button simultaneously. This oft-used feature works in absolutely any app and, as an added bonus, iOS stores my screenies in the Camera Roll as crisp, lossless PNG files.
An indispensable part of my daily blogging workflow, I grab app graphics on a daily basis for use in reviews, news articles and guides such as this one. The old-school approach to syncing iOS screenshots (along with your photos) entails connecting your device to a Mac or PC via USB. But if you’re anything like me, you’ve long cut the cord to enjoy the benefits of wireless sync.
Now, iCloud makes photo sync a no-brainer: that is, unless the very thought of firing up iPhoto or Aperture on your Mac just to access your Photo Stream drives you nuts.
There must be a better way to bypass these resource-intensive apps and have the screenshots taken on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch automagically appear just a mouse click away in your Mac’s Finder. Read on for the full breakdown… Read More
By Jim Gresham on Nov 22, 2012
As a blogger, I often use screenshots to show my readers what I am reviewing, seeing, or experiencing. When words cannot accurately portray a picture, or when I don’t want to write 1,000 words to describe something, the image is the best way. Taking a screen grab and tossing it into an article is all well and good, but adding the hardware frame around the image adds a nice touch, even a little flare, to the otherwise simple image.
Neoos specializes in mobile information technology with the goal to create simple applications to simplify complex tasks. As a caveat, Neoos is the company behind Doodle.com, a 10 million user per month service to simplify meeting schedules. Their new offering, Screenshot – Frame Maker, is a universal iOS app that simplifies the process implanting a grab into an iDevice hardware frame… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 4, 2012
A while back we brought you a look at Preview Maker — a jailbreak app that allows you to doctor up your screenshots with the body of the iPhone.
That app continues to work well, but what if your device isn’t jailbroken? Of course, you can always fire up Photoshop, but there is a much faster alternative, and it’s dedicated to making your iOS screenshots look better.
Screentaker is the solution to that problem. It’s a Mac app that has been available for some time now; perhaps you already use it? At any rate, it continues to be one of the simplest methods for dressing up iOS screenshots, making them look more professional. Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 9, 2012
For months, rumors have been bouncing around that Apple was finally going to give its iPhone a larger display this fall. And these rumors have been all-but-confirmed by industry insiders and claimed leaked components.
Then earlier this week, it was reaffirmed when it was discovered that iOS 6 is capable of running on such a display, at a resolution of 640 x 1136. And we’ve got some images of what apps will look like if the speculation holds true… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 23, 2012
If you’re looking to create awesome screenshots of your iPhone, you have a few options. You can either fire up something like Photoshop, or you can use a tool like Screentaker, which allows you to encapsulate your screenshots in an iPhone, or iPad frame.
Screenshots mated with the device from which they were taken, portrays a much more professional look in my opinion, and you’d be hard pressed to find an easier way to do this, than with PreviewMaker… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 20, 2012
The stock Home screen in iOS looks pretty boring. Luckily, jailbreaking can change that. It opens the door to a whole world of customization, including tweaks, icon packages and tons of other theming possibilities.
And if you like customizing your device, and want to share your iPad or iPhone setup with the world, there’s a new service that lets you do that. Homescreen.me finally came out of private beta this week… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 11, 2012
Since Apple introduced Siri last fall, folks have been going through great lengths to install it on other devices. But Apple has continued to keep the feature exclusive to the iPhone 4S. Until now, that is.
Along with a number of other Siri-related announcements this morning, Apple announced that iOS 6 would be bringing the digital assistant to the latest iPad. So you know iDB had to go hands-on… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 9, 2012
If the YouTube comments from our ShowFlash video is any indication, by and large ShowFlash is a worthless tweak.
Fortunately I don’t look at comments to judge what I absolutely should or shouldn’t try.
Granted, as far as usability goes, ShowFlash is fairly devoid of any worthwhile usefulness, but that doesn’t mean you should absolutely avoid it, does it? Read More
By Alex Heath on Nov 3, 2011
The folks at Sparrow make one of the slickest email apps for the Mac around. You can buy Sparrow for Gmail in the Mac App Store for $9.99. The app looks and feels a whole lot like the official Twitter app and the deceased Tweetie client.
A report from months agosaid that Sparrow was coming to the iPhone, and the app’s developers have posted a teaser image to whet our appetites…
By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 28, 2011
You know that boring old white flash that appears on your iPhone’s screen when you’re taking a screenshot? Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an option to spruce that up a bit?
Likely, that’s the exact conversation the developer of Screenshot Picture had with himself as he was conceptualizing it.
Inside, you’ll find a video walkthrough on this tweak, and learn how to make your screenshot taking experience a tad more interesting… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 13, 2011
Jailbreaking your iDevice gives you the ability to customize it beyond your wildest dreams. Not only are there themes and icon packages that can change the look and feel of iOS, there are also tweaks available.
And if you really have an appetite for customizing, this next utility might just make your day. Now you can personalize something I’m willing to bet you would have never thought of, your screenshots… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jul 22, 2011
The reports are coming in, and users are already beginning to perform over-the-air updates from iOS 5 Beta 3 to the just-released Beta 4.
As you can see from the above screenshot, OTA updates can now be turned on under Settings > General > Software Update. Read More
By Alex Heath on Jun 10, 2011
The relationship between Apple and the jailbreak community has always been an interesting one. Ever since the first, public iPhone jailbreak was displayed in 2007, Apple and jailbreakers have been fighting in a secret, underground war. Fast forward to 2011, and you can do a lot more with a jailbroken iPhone than just add custom ringtones.
On Monday, Apple unveiled iOS 5. Version 5 was called Apple’s most “revolutionary” iOS release to date. Oddly enough, many features that have been in the jailbreak community for years are now present in iOS 5. In fact, Apple has borrowed (some would say stolen) ideas from jailbreak developers for years, and iOS 5 is the most current, blatant example.
Apple, you owe the jailbreak community an apology. Read More
By Alex Heath on Jun 7, 2011
iOS 5 continues to amaze us. The amount of customization that now exists at the system level almost rivals what a jailbroken iPhone can do.
Thanks to the shiny new Notification Center, you can customize the way incoming push notifications look in iOS 5. You can customize how many notifications display on your lockscreen, and you can even toggle the lockscreen view on and off Read More
By Alex Heath on Jun 7, 2011
Yesterday, Apple unveiled the next version of their mobile software called iOS 5. We’ve already shown you a lot of iOS 5, including some screenshots of things like Notifications Center and the new Music app.
We’ve got a few more iOS 5 screenshots to show you, and these reveal some of iCloud’s settings and customizations. A similar, new feature in iOS 5 is the ability to view memory usage for different apps alongside iCloud usage… Read More
By Alex Heath on Jun 6, 2011
We just can’t seem to control ourselves. More and more screenshots of iOS 5 keep coming in, and we thought this one was worth sharing.
We’ve already heard plenty about how iCloud will be heavily integrated into iOS 5, and specifically with iTunes. In the iOS 5 iPod app, purchased songs are available for download from the iCloud servers.
More screenshots after the break! Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 26, 2011
Annoyed by that flash effect that happens every time you take a screenshot? Apparently you’re not alone.
No Screenshot Flash is a tweak that performs the exact duties that its name implies.
Don’t get me wrong, I like the fact that you can pretty much customize every facet of your iPhone, but is such a simple tweak even worth your time? Does it improve the user experience in any way?