How to have iOS screenshots automagically appear in your Mac’s Finder

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


Screenshot Frame Maker makes iOS devices screen grabs easy and pretty

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, 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


Spiffy up iOS screenshots with Screentaker for Mac

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


This is what apps will look like on rumored 4-inch iPhone

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


Doctor up screenshots with PreviewMaker

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 PreviewMakerRead More lets you share your iOS device setup with the world

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. finally came out of private beta this week… Read More


This is what Siri looks like on the new iPad

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


‘ShowFlash’ initiates a fake screenshot when certain actions take place

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


Sparrow is Ready to Fly Onto Your iPhone, Here’s a Teaser Image

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…

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Screenshot Picture: Add Photos to Your iPhone’s Screenshot Flash

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


Screenshot Customizer: Add Colors and Patterns to Your Screenshot Flash

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


Here’s What OTA Updates Look Like on iOS 5 Beta 4

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


Apple Owes the Jailbreak Community an Apology

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


Customize Message Notifications iOS 5

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


App Usage and iCloud Settings in iOS 5

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


Breaking: Photos of iCloud in iOS 5 Music App

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.

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‘No Screenshot Flash’ Disables the Flash Effect When Taking a Screenshot

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?

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Rumor: Apple Bringing Landscape Mode to the Home Screen and New Multitouch Gestures in iOS 4.3

By Alex Heath on Jan 21, 2011

The Apple rumor mill has been churning fast and furiously over the past few weeks. There’s been more white iPhone 4 speculation, some details about the iPhone 5 released, and the rumor that the next iPhone will be without a home button.

Details about iOS 4.3 have started to emerge in light of the beta that Apple recently made available to the developer community. Among these details, it seems that, after the failure of Ping, Apple may be trying its luck again with another social media attempt.

The iPad’s home screen has had landscape mode compatibility since product launch, but Apple has not yet brought that feature to the iPhone. Many have asked for a landscape home screen, but it has been absent from the iPhone for years. Well, that is, until now…

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Internally Leaked Screenshots Confirming Multitouch Gestures in iOS 4.3

By Alex Heath on Jan 20, 2011

It looks as though the iPad won’t be the only one to get the new multitouch gestures unearthed in the iOS 4.3 beta. Boy Genius has released some iPhone screenshots that are claimed to come from internal testing at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino.

We recently reported on the rumor that the next major version of the iPhone would have no home button. Instead, it was supposed that iOS would use multitouch gestures (two, three, four fingers, etc.) to replace the functionality of the home button.

This new report seems to support the theory of no home button on the iPhone 5. Apparently, Apple has been testing multitouch gestures on the iPhone (there is nothing to clarify if the screenshots are associated with new hardware) internally for quite some time…

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Taking Screenshots With Your iPhone

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 6, 2011

Taking a screenshot is probably one of the first “tricks” you learn as a new iPhone owner. For those of you new to the iPhone, you may still be wondering how to take a screenshot.

In this latest iPhone Basics tutorial, we show you how, and why taking screenshots with the iPhone can prove to be quite useful in your day-to-day activities…

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