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iOS 6 Tip: How to Gift an App to Your Friends

December 18, 2012 — by Simon Ng1


We’ve shown you how to gift an app on iPhone, as well as, on iTunes. If you’re using iOS 6, you’ll find the guide is no longer work. Apple has changed the way to gift an app to your friends. Rather than using the Gift button at the bottom of an app listing, Apple provides a system-wide action sheet in App Store for the gift feature.

To gift an app on iOS 6 App Store, tap the action button at the upper-right corner of the screen. This brings up an action sheet that provides various option button.


Activoice: Open Google Services With The Help Of Activator Gesture

November 20, 2012 — by Adeel Qayum1


Cydia tweaks come out faster than App Store applications. Since Cydia does not have a very long approval system, developers are able to release new tweaks or apps in a short span of time. This can be seen from the launch of Ryan Petrich’s Activoice. It has been a couple of weeks since Google added voice input support in its search app. NowNow was recently released that made use of this feature, and now, Activoice has been made available for jailbreak users. The tweak makes good use of the concept used in NowNow by controlling Google Search through activator gestures, and isn’t only dependent on voice search. Read on for more details.


iPhone Handbook App Now Updated with iOS 6 Tips and iPhone 5 Support

October 17, 2012 — by Simon Ng1


We are glad to announce that the iPhone Handbook app has just been approved by Apple. The new version adds over 35 tips about iOS 6 and caters for the bigger screen size for the iPhone 5.

iPhone Handbook App 3.0

To celebrate the update, we have lowered the price of the paid version and it is now available for just $0.99. Even if you don’t want to spend a dollar, we also offer a lite version to let you try it out for free. For now, here are some of the tips you’ll find in the latest version:

  • Reject Call with Text Message
  • Decline a Call with Reminder
  • How to Use Do Not Disturb
  • How to Use Guided Access to Limit Your Kids from Accessing Other Apps
  • Shortcut to Your Draft Email
  • Per Mail Account Signature
  • Create Your Rich Text Email Signature
  • How to Use Turn-by-Turn Navigation in Maps
  • Share Your Photos with Photo Stream
  • Create Location-based Reminders

We are still working hard to deliver even more iOS 6 tips and tricks for you. But don’t worry. Once you purchase/download the app, you’ll have free life-time upgrade.

You can download the lite version of the Handbook app from App Store via this iTunes link. If you like it, you can learn even more tips by upgrading to full version. It’s now on sale for $0.99.

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iOS 6 Tip: How To Use Guided Access, Great Feature for Parents

October 2, 2012 — by Simon Ng0


Previously, we showed you how to use Panorama mode in iOS 6. Today, we’ll cover another new iOS 6 feature – Guided Access.

Guided Access is a new feature in iOS 6 that allows parents or teachers to limit an iOS device to one app by disabling the Home button, as well as restrict touch input on certain areas of the screen. Let’s say you only want your kid to use the Calculator app or read a book using the iBook app. In order to prevent your kids from accessing other apps (like games) on iPhone, you can make use of Guided Access to ensure they focus on a single app.


Our iPhone Handbook App Now Comes to the iPad for Just $0.99

September 2, 2012 — by Simon Ng1


Last year, we released our first iPhone app, a book app that brings you over 200 iPhone tips and tricks. To date, the free version has been downloaded over 150,000 times by iPhone users around the world. If you compare the download number with other big apps like Angry Birds or Camera+, it’s just a very small number. But to us, it’s a great milestone. We’re working hard to bring you all handy tips and tricks about iOS 6. Once the new iOS is officially released, we’ll push out the free update.

handbook hd for ipad app

But before that, let me introduce the Handbook HD for iPhone. From time to time, we got feedback from users to bring the app to iPad so that they can read the iPhone tips on their favorite device. We’ve redesigned the app from ground up and make it work great on the iPad. You can navigate all the tips in Pinterest style and view any of them easily through a pop-up window. Like the iPhone app, you’ll also find bookmark and sharing features that let you save and share your favorite tips over email or Twitter.

handbook hd for iPhone

We’ve bundled over 200 tips about iPhone. In near future, we’ll bring even more hidden tips about iPad. Best of all, we’ll not charge additional cost for the update.

The app is now on sale for just $0.99 only. Once the iOS 6 is released, the price will go up to $2.99. So act quick and grab a copy from App Store.

We understand that not everyone of you got an iPad. To celebrate the release of our iPad app, we also lower the price of the iPhone Handbook app from $1.99 to $0.99. Grab it through this direct iTunes link. Alternatively, you can always enjoy the free version (with less tips) through this link.

Finally I’d like to thank you for your continued support. Without your support, we would never achieve such a great milestone.


Clipboard Allows You To Share Items Using Dropbox From iPhone To PC

August 12, 2012 — by Adeel Qayum0


What really made Google Chrome popular was its real time tab syncing, and its really useful that everything you do on your iPhone automatically comes on the computer as well. For example saved tabs, bookmark etc. Clips is something like that, and its a Cydia tweak that syncs your iDevice’s clipboard rather than the browser data. This enables you to share images and text from your iPhone to your computer with just a single tap.

All that you need is a Dropbox account and a PC and you have instant sharing. The text data from your clipbaord account will appear in your Dropbox account after you give it the Clips treatment, and you will require the service’s desktop client to read the shared files. This is quite frustrating but the good thing is that you don’t need to do anything like this for images.

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iPhone Newbies Part 3: Keep in Touch with Friends for Free!

August 2, 2012 — by RG. Chew0


This is a continuation of my introduction for Apple Newbies or people just thinking about switching over to using the ubiquitous iPhone.  In Part 1, I covered to never lose your contacts on your phone, the many uses of an iPhone thru the numerous apps available.  In Part 2 – I discussed the option of Jailbreaking to get more of your iPhone.  For this post, I will discuss on how the iPhone can help you keep in touch with friends for free (The premise is that your iPhone must be subscribed to some sort of data plan or use wi-fi)

The iPhone is essentially a really handy computer with programs written specifically for it – called Apps.  These apps allow the phone to be anything you want it to be.  I will be covering some of the Messaging apps that make the iPhone the diverse, helpful, and addictive tool that it has become.

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How To Search On Your iPhone With Google Handwrite

July 29, 2012 — by Sette Capati0


Scribble and mark your search query on your iOS devices using Google Handwrite feature for tablet and mobile web browser. You don’t need the keyboard for input. What’s more, you don’t need a stylus pen to make a mark.

Google offers this new feature for convenience and not for replacement using the keyboard. Since Google Chrome for iOS was launched, we have found a variety of ways on how to interact with the search engine. Speak and it will automatically search using voice control; automatic fill for search queries before you finish typing and the use if images, plus the jailbreak tweaks developed for specific functions.

To set up your Google Handwrite feature, simply go to your default mobile web browser, visit and tap on “Settings.” It’ found at the bottom, and enable the Handwrite feature.

Google Handwrite On iOS Device

Tap Save and refresh your home page to see how it works.

Google Handwrite On iOS Device Settings

Once Handwrite feature is activated, you’ll see the Handwrite icon on the bottom right corner of your screen. Write a few letters and you’ll see the automatic fill of search keywords.

Let’s write the word, “latest.” You’ll see the words on the search box. If one of the keywords is what you’re looking for, tap the search icon magnifier.

Google Handwrite On iOS Device Sample

You can write longer search queries since you can scribble the letters anywhere on the screen. You can continue writing and use the arrows for automatic fills.

Google Handwrite On iOS Device Sample Two

Google Handwrite is intended to complement search feature rather than replace typing as stated on their blog post. If you prefer to use the keyboard, you can freely type your query on the search box as you wish.

Google Handwrite is available for both Android and iOS devices, and it works best in Chrome. You can change your default browser to Google Chrome with BrowserChooser. To learn more about Google Handwrite, watch the official video demo to see it in action:

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How to Prevent People Deleting Photos from Camera Roll

April 26, 2012 — by Sette Capati0


One of the things I value and protect on my device is the Camera Roll. This feature saves all the still images and videos recorded by the camera hardware.

All the captivating moments saved, and once you accidentally push a button, (that you’re not supposed to tap) the camera roll will never be the same again. However, you don’t have to worry about it.

Thanks to the jailbreak development community, they provided a solution to this problem, once again.