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How to save your iOS 9 battery with Low Power Mode

September 17, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen1


Apple has implemented many features that focus on improving the user experience in iOS 9. Some of these include content blockers (similar to ad blocker), ReplayKit that lets gamers record their screen while playing, and most importantly Low Power Mode to give users an extra 3 hours on their iOS device.

According to the company, Low Power Mode help iPhone and iPad users take care of preserving battery by turning off certain features that consume battery without the users knowing or required to be disabled manually. These are the functionality that will be turned off once Low Power Mode is activated on your iOS 9 device.

iPadiPhoneTips & How-to

How to enable ad blocker in iOS 9 and speed up Safari

September 17, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen1


Apple’s latest firmware update, iOS 9, is now available to everyone and can be downloaded through the Settings app or from iTunes software on a computer. This iOS update brings new changes, improvements, and features to your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

One of the most important functionality in this update is content blocking in our stock browser, Safari. This is similar to ad blocker extensions we found on Windows/Mac browsers. It allows you to block ads, popups, javascript, and speed up Safari so that users can have the best browsing experience.


iOS 9 Software Update Failed While Downloading

September 17, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


As expected, Apple has finally released their official iOS 9 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad to the public. If you haven’t prepared for this, be sure to read out the previous guide to help you increase more storage to download iOS 9. The size of this firmware is much lower than iOS 8, so the upgrade process should be easier and less time consuming. However, there is a problem…


More Than Filters: Over Brings Creative Text and Art On iPhone

May 17, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum1


You can find multiple apps today that offer you the ability to add filters to your pictures. However, users who are looking for a little more creativity should pay attention to the app we’re reviewing today.

If you’re looking to enhance the appeal of your photos by adding depth or some form of typography instantly, you should try Over. It’s an app that enables you to add custom-made fonts and well-crafted artwork to images. And it supplements these features with easy-to-use functionality and a sleek design.


Taplet App: Capture HD Images From Your Videos

May 15, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum1


When recording a video with our iPhone, there’s a button beside the record/stop button that enables you to snap images while you record. However, the images can only be snapped when you record, and once you’re done with the video, there is no way to extract photos from the video.

Keeping that in mind, we would like to share our thoughts with you on an app we came across. It’s called Taplet, and it allows users to record HD videos and take HD photos during the recording session, just like the default camera app. However, it stands out by giving an option to save any part of a video as an image, with frame-by-frame support.


Litely: The Quickest Way To Add Subtle Tones and Filters To Images

May 14, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0


There are loads of photo editing apps for iPhone, and a majority of them include heavy-handed features that make it difficult to churn out beautiful images. For those who don’t like the hassle of digging through all the features to get desired results, Litely is available.

It’s an app that comes with high-quality adjustable filters that won’t ruin your images, and more filters can acquired through in-app purchases. It’s a photo filtering and editing app that would enable users to create the best quality photos in the shortest possible time.


QUEST: Complete Your Tasks Like You’re Playing A Game

May 12, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum1


Productivity apps are always welcomed with open arms by iPhone users. App developers look to create new ways to assist users in managing their tasks, and remembering things we’re prone to forget now and then.

As a result, we have an array of task managers and to-do apps offering calendar and email integration, rewards for task completion, and other things to motivate you to get things done.

But QUEST is a newly released app in this genre that does things quite differently. It is actually crossed with a game. The user can create lists, and tasks will be listed as ‘quests’ and the user reaches a higher level upon completing a particular task. The app is geared towards users who are motivated by receiving rewards.

How to use QUEST for iOS

QUEST doesn’t have social integration and you are the only player in this app, so you do not need to sign up for any account to use it.


Priime Brings Professional-Grade Photo Filters To iPhone

April 29, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0


Most iPhone photo editing apps have the option of applying filters to images. As a result, the App Store is saturate with photo filter apps, and every new release needs something out of the ordinary to distinguish itself from the usual (black and white).

Priime manages to stand out in this arena by offering filters that are inspired by the leading photographers in the world. It offers our different styles to choose from, with an in-app purchase of $0.99 required for an additional style. It also features tools for configuring brightness, vignette and saturation or the image, as well as rotation options.


Tempo App: Tinker With The Speed Of iPhone Videos In Real Time

April 27, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum1


With powerful cameras being part of smartphones people around the world are free to record short videos and share it with their friends and family. These videos can be slowed-downed or made to play faster to give them a unique look. The Tempo Video Editor app by Fly Labs Inc. is a free app that allows you to be creative with the tempo of videos you make.

As the name of the app implies Tempo allows you to slow down videos or speed them up depending on what works for you, while they play in real time. While I appreciated the fact that the app is free I was a bit disappointed to find out that the videos made through it ended up having watermarks which cost $4.99 to be removed. If you are okay with watermarked videos then this app has a lot of fun things to offer.


Drop Shot: Save Screenshots From Your iPhone To Your Dropbox Account

April 22, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0


If you have an iPhone, there might be an instance in your device’s life where you would have used it to take a screenshot. It may have been to post something on social media, or send an image to a friend, or some other purpose.

Regardless, the iPhone provides an easy way to save something useful on the device without requiring a third-party application to store it for you. However, you can end up with a lot of clutter if you take screenshots regularly.
Some applications allow backup of screenshots along with other images in the Camera roll, but if you want an app that specifically backs up screenshots, then you should take a look at Drop Shot.