Sometimes a photo shows up in your Instagram feed with some sort of detail that requires closer inspection. Unfortunately, Instagram does not let you pinch to zoom. There are two ways, however, for you to take a closer look at an image on Instagram on your iPhone.
Method 1: Accessibility setting
If you find yourself regularly wishing you could zoom in on Instagram, there is a setting that lets you zoom in on it or any other app or screen on your iPhone. Head to Settings > General > Accessibility and in the Vision section, tap the Zoom setting. Then, … Read more
It's no big secret that Apple will take the wraps off a couple of new iPads tomorrow, most likely an updated full-size model and perhaps a Retina Display-enhanced iPad Mini.
If you're planning to buy one of them, you may find yourself pondering what to do with your current iPad. Sure, you can make back a few bucks by selling it on Craigslist or eBay, but maybe it would make more sense to hang onto it. After all, an iPad can do some pretty cool stuff when you dedicate it to a specific task or set of tasks.… Read more
Using the filters in iOS 7's Camera app is a fun way to spruce a photo. For whatever reason, iOS 7 doesn't deselect a filter after you exit the Camera app, leading you to inadvertently filter some photos.
For example, if you take a pic using any of the available filters, exit the app, and then awhile later quickly launch the camera to catch an impromptu photo, the filter is still selected and thus applied to your photo.
Luckily, there's a quick and easy way built into iOS 7 that allows you to change or remove filters … Read more
Hints at what Apple has up its sleeve briefly appeared online Sunday, two days before the company's set to hold its news event in San Francisco.
An information page detailing software Apple includes with its iPhone 5S showed off an updated look for the icons of Apple's iLife and iWork -- something that cropped up earlier this week -- along with a note that Apple's making GarageBand for iOS free. The information was removed shortly after its discovery.
GarageBand was initially left out of the list of iLife apps for iOS that Apple said it would begin to give away to new iOS device buyers last month. … Read more
Here's what I'd like to see.
I'm not sure what's cooler about RingMeMaybe: the name or what it does.
It's a toss-up. RingMeMaybe generates disposable phone numbers right on your iPhone, the idea being to protect your privacy while still making yourself available by phone.
Let's say you're selling something on Craigslist, which, as we all know, can bring out the nutjobs. Ideally, you'd rather not give out your real home or mobile number. Same goes for the guy you just met at the bar.
A temporary number allows for phone contact without making your real number public.
You can … Read more
A California man is taking Apple to court over what he says were "unwanted" downloads of iOS 7 onto his family's gadgets.
Mark Menacher, a resident of Poway, Calif., filed a small-claims complaint against Apple's CEO Tim Cook in the Superior Court of California in San Diego on Thursday, asking for the removal of the iOS 7 install file -- something that's downloaded to devices automatically when they're connected to power and a Wi-Fi connection.
That file does not install iOS 7 on a device without user interaction, though does prompt users to do … Read more
Let me be clear: the Xfinity TV X1 Remote app for iOS will not replace the XR2 remote that accompanies the X1 cable box. The app, however, offers a couple of features that may have you keeping your iPhone resting on your coffee table next to your cable remote.
The X1 Remote app has three primary screens. The first screen features four arrow buttons and an OK button for navigating the onscreen guide and menus. Swipe to the left for the second and third screens, which feature a number pad and playback controls, respectively. A static row with three buttons … Read more
If you ever wondered what a video game would look like if it crossed over from the virtual into the physical world, Anki thinks it has the answer.
The San Francisco startup, which developed a technology platform that mixes robotics and consumer-grade artificial intelligence, formally launched its first product on Thursday, a racing game called Anki Drive that will go on sale on October 23.… Read more