Tag Archives: iOS 7

iOS 7 bug found, allows you to bypass Activation Lock and switch off Find My iPhone without password

Within iOS 7, to delete an iCloud account requires you to have Find My iPhone disabled. And, if you need to change any settings for Find My iPhone, you need to log in using your Apple ID and password. The whole reason for this security is so that no one can grab your iPhone and switch off the location service, in order that you can track it, disable it…

What makes the iPhone so special?

In 2007, Apple released what the world called “The Jesus Phone”. If Steve Jobs wanted to “put a dent in the universe”, this was the product that really did it. No product before or since had as big impact on the consumer market as the iPhone did when it was released in 2007. Unlike everything else on the scene before, it had no buttons, except one. It…

iOS 7 camera TiPs: Adding Grid Lines, Using your headphone’s remote as a shutter, Burst Mode and more…

The iPhone’s camera is one of the simplest to use on the smartphone market. On screen controls are minimal, but that doesn’t mean the app doesn’t have a few tricks up its sleeve. In this Camera TiPs video, I give a brief demonstration on how to add grid lines to line up shots and help framing, as well as lock focus and exposure. I also show how to use…

Paper by FiftyThree gets iOS 7 tweaks in newest update

Paper, not the one of Facebook flavor but instead that of FiftyThree, has been updated to add some iOS 7 inspired additions, including a refreshed look for all the menus, as well as miscellaneous controls through the application. It’s not a huge update, but definitely is nice to see FiftyThree bring Paper into the modern design language with this update….

iOS 7.1 hidden features and minor changes – Walkthrough

With an iOS update, there are always some features and improvements that almost go unnoticed. With iOS 7.1, there were a good number of minor changes to the platform we know and love. A few were found in various parts of the settings menu, while others were small changes to the user interface. In this video, Cam walks through all the ones we’ve…

How To: Use AirDrop in iOS 7

In iOS 7, Apple brought the ability to share photos, video, contacts, web pages – pretty much anything with a share button – easily and quickly between iOS devices. Sure, you can share via email or SMS but that can sometimes feel like a longer way to go about the process, especially if the person you’re sharing with is sat right next to you. That’s where…

How to: Switch on Button Shapes in iOS 7.1

One of the smaller changes in iOS 7.1 is the ability to add “button shapes”. Wherever there’s text that can be “pressed” a button shape can be placed to indicate that text’s function as a virtual button. It’s been added as an accessibility feature purely for those who struggle with the lack of skeuomorphism in iOS 7; for those who don’t realize…

Gmail updated with Background App Refresh and more

Google has done a good job at updating most of its popular applications to take advantage of what iOS 7 has to offer, and that is continued today through the update to its Gmail application on iOS. In the new version of Gmail, which has the version number 3.0, Google has brought the iOS 7-only feature of Background App Refresh to Gmail, allowing the…