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Tips & How-to

How to Mute your Instagram DMs Notifications on iPhone

December 13, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0

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Instagram is known for its simple and easy-to-share photos application with millions of active users. The service recently jumped on board and introduced direct messaging. A feature that has existed in Twitter and Snapchat in ages.  At first, Instagram Direct Conversations feature were the lack of feature and missing certain design elements.

However, the company has quickly improved this functionality and revamped the whole entire feature. Direct Messaging in Instagram is now sleek, straightforward, and you will receive notification when someone send you a new message or reply to an existence conversation.

The notifications feature might annoy some people if they continuously receive messages from marketers, their friends while at work, or just don’t like getting notifications from Instagram at all. You can quickly turn this functionality off right from your Instagram app.

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How to Transfer Photos & Videos from Camera to iPhone (iOS 9.2)

December 11, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0

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We previously mentioned that in iOS 9.2, Apple has focused mostly on fixing bugs and improve their overall firmware. However, one of the new features that captured our attention was the ability to import videos and photos directly to your iPhone from a USB source, usually a Camera.

The traditional method would be transferring all the media files from the Camera source to your computer and connect your iPhone to the computer, then import selected photos and videos to the Camera Roll. That is no longer the case if your iPhone or iPad is using the latest iOS 9 (9.2+).

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How to Downgrade from iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.1

December 9, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0

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Apple today released iOS 9.2 and for those who already got the update but doesn’t like it can still downgrade back to their previous firmware. Although, this version contains a number of fixes some users continue to experience bugs and, even more, problems. Furthermore, iOS 9.2 isn’t a major firmware where iPhone and iPad users will actually get to use new features and design.

With that being said, it won’t hurt you if you decided to downgrade from iOS 9.2 back to iOS 9.1. In fact, if you can upgrade again whenever you wish to but downgrade has its limited time. Once Apple close their signing window, you will not be able to downgrade.

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How to save your iOS 9 battery with Low Power Mode

September 17, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen1

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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.

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

September 17, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen1

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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.

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iOS 9 Software Update Failed While Downloading

September 17, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0

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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…

Apps

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

May 17, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum1

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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.

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Taplet App: Capture HD Images From Your Videos

May 15, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum1

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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.

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

May 14, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum0

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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.

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

May 12, 2015 — by Adeel Qayum1

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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.