Tag Archives: Tutorials

How to: Jailbreak your iOS 8 device(s)

Last week I posted an article detailing all the reasons why you shouldn’t use the latest Pangu release to jailbreak your iOS 8 device(s). Since then, a lot has changed and there are essentially no reasons why you should hold off jailbreaking any longer. The Pangu Jailbreak now includes a user-friendly method of installing Cydia and all of the bugs I…

iOS 8 tip: Adding third-party Today widgets in Notification Center

With iOS 8 came the long-awaited ability to add third-party widgets in to Notification Center. I say long-awaited, because many of us have wanted this ability ever since Notification Center made its very first appearance in iOS 5, back in 2011. Thankfully, making use of it is incredibly simple. All the hard work is done by the developer. The list of…

How To: Add more languages, and Emoji, to your iOS keyboard

If you’re multi-lingual, and have friends or family that you communicate with in different languages, it can be useful to have multiple language keyboards on you iOS devices. Fortunately, there are many, many language keyboard options in iOS and the best part is the ability to quickly switch between them when necessary. Here’s how to add more…

How To: Create an App Store Wish List in iOS 7

Need a way to keep track of all the iOS apps you want to get but either can’t afford or don’t have the storage space to download right now? Luckily for you, iOS 7 brought the App Store a built-in Wish List feature for just this purpose. Here’s how to create and begin using the App Store Wish List in iOS 7: 1. Open the App Store. 2. Find the app you…

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…

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…