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12 iPhone Tricks You Might Not Have Known (iPod Touch Tricks Included)

12 iPhone Tricks You Might Not Have Known (iPod Touch Tricks Included)
Follow Us on Pinterest! Update: When you’re done reading this, check out 8 More iPhone Tricks You Might Not Know. Whether you’re an iPhone rookie or a weathered pro, take a look at these quick-and-easy iPhone tips and tricks which not only save you time, but ease your overall iPhone experience. (These items are listed in no particular order.) Scroll to Top of Page - In any application, Safari included, you can automatically scroll to the top of the page by tapping on the “top bar”, which has the time, service bars, and battery. Continue reading for the next 11 useful iPhone tips and tricks. 2. When typing a URL in Safari, you don’t have to type the “www” or the “.com”.For instance, for just type “cnn” in the URL box. 3. Hold down the “.com” key for “.net, .edu, .org” keys. 4. Hold a letter for a popup of various versions of the character (i.e. to type Espa√±a with the “√±” simply hold “n” and simply slide/release to the appropriate character). 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. See also: Related:  iPhone Tips & Tricks

iBiblia – The Ultimate iPhone Glossary As an iPhone user, you’ve probably found yourself in lots of “iPhone” conversations, especially lately with the release of the App Store and iPhone 3G. If throughout those conversations you’ve found yourself thinking, “Wait, isn’t jailbreaking and unlocking the same thing?” or “What does he mean by Pwnage“, then this glossary is for you. This glossary has lamens terms explanations of every iPhone term which seemed potentially confusing. If there’s something you’re confused about that we didn’t include, please let us know and we’ll update! (Note: The terms are listed in a semi-alphabetical, semi-logical flow manner. Activation - The process of registering your iPhone with Apple and AT&T. Accelerometer – A tiny 3 axis device which comprehends the iPhone’s physical position. Bricking - To take all function away from an iPhone or iPod Touch hence rendering it as nothing more than a shiny “brick”. Baseband - The iPhone consists of “two parts”, a computer half and a modem half. File System – Cydia -

50 iPhone Apps for Web Designers & Developers « AppStorm With a wonderful form factor, design, and functionality, the iPhone is a fantastic gadget for web designers and developers alike. You’ll be pleased to know that a huge range of software is available to make the iPhone (or iPod touch) a perfect companion. We’ve hand-picked a selection of 50 fantastic applications. To give you a taste, the software covered will allow you to choose a color scheme, detect a font, update your website, manage a database, plan your to-do list, track time, bill a client, write a blog post, or view website statistics. You’ll be amazed at what an iPhone is capable of! Color Cliq Cliq CliqCliq – A gorgeous interface with photo extraction, palette saving and email support. Fonts & Typography FontShuffle (App Store) – A simple app for browsing and searching a database of different fonts.WhatTheFont – Take a picture of a font and have it uploaded to the web and analyzed in seconds to discover it’s name. Coding & Development FTP On The Go Databases iMy Organize & Plan OmniFocus

10 Ways Merchants Can Use Google+ The continued growth of Google+, along with an increased understanding of the nature of the platform, has caused many companies to establish a presence there. Google has also positioned Google+ as a channel businesses can use. With that in mind, here are 10 ways you can take advantage of what the platform has to offer. 1. Create a Google+ Page Enlarge This Image A Google+ Page is your company’s hub inside the social network. A Google+ page is your company’s hub within the network. According to Google, when people search for your business on Google, they can get information from your Google+ page on the right-hand side of their search results. Enlarge This Image Example of Google+ return in search results. I outlined the steps required to set up a Google+ Page in “How to Create a Google+ Business Page.” Note that you must first have a Google+ profile in order to set up a page. 2. Link Google+ to Your Website Enlarge This Image Snippet of code to add to website. Enlarge This Image 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Do Not Track : Yahoo tire un trait dessus Pouvoir signaler, depuis son navigateur, ne pas vouloir faire l’objet d’un suivi publicitaire, c’est le principe du Do Not Track. Le DNT pourrait bien encore longtemps ne rester qu’un simple principe et ne finalement jamais s’appliquer. Yahoo vient d’ailleurs de siffler la fin du match. L’acteur du Web annonce qu’il ne tiendra plus compte de ce paramétrage du navigateur, dont il revendique avoir été une des premières sociétés majeures du secteur à l’implémenter. Yahoo, le faux ami du Do Not Track Mais pourquoi renoncer – même si Yahoo n’a jamais véritablement adhéré ni implémenté le Do Not Track ? C’est vrai (même si une étape importante a récemment été franchie), mais en grande partie en raison des manœuvres de ces mêmes entreprises pour éviter de parvenir à la formalisation d’un tel standard. Sur la confidentialité des moteurs, Yahoo avait déjà reculé Enfin, Yahoo n’en est pas à son premier revirement en matière de traitement des données personnelles.

The Ultimate Mac Setup for Bloggers (60 Apps) – Mac.AppStorm Whilst many blogging platforms come with excellent web-based administration interfaces, a variety of desktop tools can make the experience far more enjoyable. With a useful set of applications installed, managing a blog is a far simpler and more natural experience. Today we’ll be looking at 60 applications for desktop blogging and tweeting, formatting images for your posts, recording screencasts, utilizing social media, communicating with other bloggers, and keeping track of statistics. Looking for a few useful iPhone apps to help with your blogging? Check out our roundup of 100 free iPhone apps over at iPhone.AppStorm for some really useful budget-friendly software. Desktop Blogging MarsEdit – A powerful blog editing tool which can integrate with all manner of blog systems. Desktop Tweeting Twitteriffic – The original desktop Twitter client, with a great interface and minimal footprint.Twhirl – Powered by Adobe Air, Twhirl is a multi-platform client. Text & Notes Image Editing & Uploading

iPhone 5s - Conseils et astuces Top 10: Top 10 Mac utilities - Lifehacker SExpand Click to viewIt's not always the full-blown software applications that make the biggest difference on your computer; often it's the small do-one-thing-well utilities that enhance our computing experience that much more.P Today's top 10 covers the system utilities that add extra polish and convenience to your Mac's working environment. Most (but not all) of these little suckers are free, many live in your Mac's System Preferences pane and on the menubar, and all of them greatly enhance your overall Mac experience.P Top 10 Mac utilitiesP Honorable mentions include InstantShot, Nocturne, Google Desktop, Do Something When, smcFanControl, MacFUSE , and VirtueDesktops.P What would have been on your list?

iMessage Bug Traps Android Converters’ Personal Conversations… But There’s A Fix! iMessage is awesome, right? Since iOS 5 came out I’ve been telling all my friends and family (who, ironically, aren’t what you’d call tech savvy) to update and start sending messages for free. It’s super fast, I tell them, and your messages will be blue! Thrilling, to say the least. There’s just one problem: If you switch to an Android device from an iPhone (with iMessage activated), anyone who’s previously been sending you iMessages will no longer be able to send you texts. We first noticed the issue when CEO Antony McGregor Dey sent us this thread from the Apple support forums. However, a smart iPhowner by the handle Alphonsusjude has figured it all out. Instructions: Go to: in if not already logged in.Click on “edit products”Click on the “x” to the right of the product.Click “unregister”

ScreenFlow 2 Review | Video In early 2008, I reviewed Screen Flow 1.0.2 ( ), one of the first “screen movie studio” applications for the Mac. At the time, I found the program a solid first effort with some room for improvement. The recent release of Telestream’s ScreenFlow 2 addresses many of my earlier complaints, and offers some additional features that users who record screen movies will find useful. I tested ScreenFlow 2 on a variety of machines, including a 2.66GHz quad core Mac Pro running OS 10.5.8, a 2.6GHz MacBook Pro running 10.6.1, and even on my OS X-enabled Dell mini (running 10.5.8). On all three of these machines, performance was excellent. I was able to capture audio and video in each application I tested, including RealPlayer, which caused problems for Camtasia for Mac ( ). Users familiar with ScreenFlow 1.x will immediately feel comfortable in ScreenFlow 2.0—there are no dramatic interface changes. Adding transitions manually is a simple two-step process. More powerful video tools

doulCi, le hack qui déverrouille les iPhone et iPad volés Qui oublie le mot de passe de 6 iPhones ? Avec iOS 7 Apple introduit une fonction très appréciée : le verrouillage d’activation via iCloud. Grâce à ce mode, tout iPhone ou iPad volé et bloqué à distance ne peut être réactivé sans le mot de passe iCloud de son possesseur. Malheureusement, ce verrou a fini par être cassé. Deux hackers @AquaXetine et @MerrukTechnolog ont trouvé un moyen d'activer un appareil iOS verrouillé et ont mis à disposition du public un service en ligne, baptisé doulCi (iCloud écrit à l'envers), qui remporte un vif succès si l'on croit leur page Facebook ou leurs flux twitter. La procédure nécessite de connecter l'appareil à un PC (ou un Mac) hôte et de lancer iTunes. Ces hackers naviguent d'ailleurs en eaux troubles.

Todd Lambert » Free Software Some of my favorite software that is free You get what you pay for – although not always! I am what many would consider a power mac user. Not one that uses a Powermac, but one who uses Macs religiously and tends to know a lot about them. I have been using Macs since the beginning, in fact, before they were even called Macs. In all that time I have used thousands of different types of software. Today, I will be listing some of the Free Software that I have found and use and that in most cases beats out non-free software for just being best in the field. WhatSize The first application I am going to highlight is called “WhatSize” and it is one of my favorites. This application is nearly identical to the non-free software called Omni DiskSweeper except that the price is much better; Free! RSS Menu This is one that I use on a daily basis and I love it for its simplicity as well. Serverskine This is a newer application in my list but one that I am quickly finding hard to live without. Gawker

Change the Location of Your iPhone Backup | Oliver Aaltonen Are those iOS backups taking up too much space on your boot drive? While there’s no built-in function in the iTunes preferences menu for moving the archive folder, it’s a simple procedure on most platforms. While others have mentioned this in the past, I haven’t come across a single page with instructions for all major operating systems. For reference, the instructions are below: Mac OS X Close iTunesMove the existing ~/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/ folder to the destination drive (for example, named BigExternalDrive)Open a command prompt by launching Terminal and create a symbolic link using a command similar to the one below, replacing /Volumes/BigExternalDrive/Backup with the path to your destination: Windows Vista and Windows 7 Windows XP References:

Better Communication Results Gad! I’ve just deleted all my music files from my hard drive to save space and now all I have is them on my iPod – how can I get them back? This is the dilemma that faced me yesterday, as I realised that in order to send a copy of my own smashing music (that is, music to smash your head into a brick wall with) that I wrote in the 80s and 90s across to my man Jenkins I needed to rescue those toons from the depths of my iPod. Silly me – I thought that if the tunes were in iTunes they were safe. You see, I stored digital copies of all my cds (I have quite a few) on a portable 300gb Iomega hard drive. So to save space I deleted the 27gb of music from my Iomega drive. But a quick trip around Google brought me to Music Rescue, a £10 piece of software that has saved the day. Actually, you can use their excellent software for free, but the nag screens stop the upload process, so I figure £10 is money well spent. Lucky, lucky Jenkins… Powered by Zoundry Tagged as: tools