Review: olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6

December 11, 2014 — by Xin Chan0


Despite the fact that I have been having fun in using olloclip lens for more than 2 years since iPhone 5, I did not spend time to review it as it is just very popular and well-known already. About a month ago, as a loyal customer, I pre-ordered the new olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens for iPhone 6 / 6 Plus and I have been playing with it for a week already. Here is the unboxing and my first impression to it.

The crowdfunded olloclip concept was brought to reality in 2011. Currently this famous brand offers lines of products of accessories for worldwide mobile photographers, including the latest flagship 4-in-1 Photo Lens for for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus, as well as Telephoto and Macro lens. The company opens up numerous possibilities for users to capture creative photos and selfies beyond the limit of the smartphones.


Review: UAG Aero Case for iPhone 6

November 3, 2014 — by Xin Chan0


After a few reviews in the past on iPhone 5/5s cases which have different special features, functionalities and characteristics, however, I have not touched on any of the protective cases available in the market. Today let us take a look at a Aero case for iPhone 6 from Urban Armor Gear (UAG) that I have been staying with for a week.

If you have seen one of our flying ads on the website, you may have already know UAG. For those who has not, UAG is a company that makes cases for smartphones and tablets which is famous for its innovative, patented design and quality materials, that offers superb protection to your expensive and beloved devices against impact. The wide variety of different style and colour options which enables you to get a case that fits your unique personality. UAG also offers free worldwide shipping for all orders which generally takes 1-2 weeks to arrive depending on destinations and customs clearance speed.

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MindNode Updated for iPhone 6 With New Features

November 3, 2014 — by Xin Chan0


A while ago I was engaged in a business plan with a friend of mine about mobile games. Mind-mapping is the very first thing after brainstorming in order to best capture and visualise our pieces of ideas. It is yet one of the best school-taught methods to organise ideas in an intuitive way. I did try a few iOS apps on the iPad that allow me to do so. However, they never do a good job due to some weird bugs or lack of ease to use. Until recently I opted into MindNode.

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Be more decisive with Indecisive

October 29, 2014 — by Xin Chan0


Life is full of decisions. Now with some iPhone apps you do not have to think it in your brain or find pencil and paper for evaluating your choices and making a quick decision that is best suiting your needs. Recently, I had luck to a redeem code of Indecisive – decision maker and risk analysis tool for objectively choosing the best choice on Reddit from its developer and glad to try it out for free.

If you are an indecisive person (Disclaimer: I am not), Indecisive helps you make a better decision by allowing you to objectively evaluate each choice and advise you the best option with a few clicks.

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Share Lovely Emoji Combos with Emoji Keypad

October 27, 2014 — by Xin Chan0


One of the most anticipated and welcomed features in iOS 8 is that users are able to add third-party keyboards, which has been long available on Android. There has been tons of options that serve various purposes but yet to be very smooth. Emoji has been a built-in keyboard in earlier iOS releases. However, you cannot get beyond the standard set that more than a single emotion icon with a single click. If you need a combined one, either, with your creativity, or copy it from apps, website or message history. Now, with Emoji Keypad, you will have a library of Emoji combined emoji presets right from the iOS keyboard.

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iTouchSecure Tweak Enables Password Autofilling with TouchID

February 25, 2014 — by Xin Chan0


It is never too late to introduce something great and legendary. A while ago I purchased and installed a tweak called iTouchSecure on my iPhone 5s, and it greatly improved my productivity and saved me a lot of time in entering lengthy strong passwords in various apps.

iTouchSecure is a jailbreak tweak which is developed by SpiritOfLogic, the same developer for the famous iRealSMS, PwnTunes and PhotoAlbums+. The tweak features at autofilling passwords everywhere in both iOS apps and Safari, authenticating with Touch ID for any Password entry by storing passwords encrypted in local keychain like Apple does.

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Review: Dog & Bone Wetsuit Waterproof Rugged Case for iPhone 5s

February 6, 2014 — by Xin Chan0


It has been quite some time from my previous review on an iPhone case here. Since then, I have also tried out some more other cases with specific functionalities such as the Otterbox wallet case. This is not just for interest but also because of a reason of need as it is handy for me to carry downstairs for some snacks.

Recently I have been looking for a tough case for my iPhone 5s mainly used for traveling that I planned for the year, especially for hiking, sunshine and beach. So I need a waterproof case with shock protection. But what I have seen in the market, the options look bulky, and they are heavy and expensive. More importantly, there are quite some trade-offs for screen responsiveness and button accessibility.

Thanks to Dog & Bone, I recently received a case that I have been looking for that suits my picky requirement.

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MultitaskingGestures Brings Back Zephyr Gestures to iOS 7

February 1, 2014 — by Xin Chan0


No doubt that Zephyr is one of the most useful tweaks in iOS 6 ages and many cannot just have it missing on their jailbroken device. At that time it is a must to have it installed. However It has not yet been updated for iOS 7 and also been said that there is little chance that Zephyr would be updated for such due to significant overhaul on this firmware and it breaks how we can manipulate on gesture controls on app closing multitasking. 

If you find it very painful to press on your valuable home button and too cumbersome (or annoying) to use the AssistiveTouch, now the new jailbreak tweak MultitaskingGestures developed by Hamza Sood bring back some of the Zephyr gestures.

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Staccal 2: All-in-one Calendar and Reminder App for iOS 7

January 31, 2014 — by Xin Chan0


Since I started using iPhone from its fourth generation, I used third-party calendar apps instead of the stock iOS calendar which does not fit for my standard in terms of design and functionality. In recent couple of years, I have been switching between Fantastical and Calendar by Readdle depending how they put up improvements and additional features that I may possibly need. I can say they are the top-rated once over the time and dominates most of the market. Yet there are some other choices are indeed pearls dropped into the ocean.