Tag Archives: Tutorials

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…

How to jailbreak iOS 7 using Evasi0n7 [VID]

Evad3rs surprised everyone – including Saurik – when it launched its jailbreak tool for iOS 7 devices last night. Installing is pretty simple, but, if you wanted to see it working for yourself before trying, here’s a quick guide on how to do it. There’s also a warning from Jay Freeman (Saurik) himself. Since it was unexpected, Cydia hasn’t officially…

How to bypass the BBM waiting list on iOS

BBM finally landed on the App Store recently, and we’ve been fortunate enough to have our hands on it. One of its biggest frustrations, however, was being forced to wait in line for access. After registering an email address, BlackBerry then made you wait for a confirmation email before allowing you to start using it. A couple of days after launch, it’s…

Touch ID: How to add and delete fingerprints [VID]

From the point of fingerprint scanners in iPhones being rumors to Apple actually announcing it, it was seen as something of a gimmick that probably wouldn’t work properly. In fact, I’m sure many regarded it as being the most likely feature to be subject of this year’s controversial failure. Last year it was Maps-gate, in 2010 it was Antennagate. This…