Category Archives: iOS

Cinemagraph apps: Plotagraph, Zoetropic, Plotaverse +more

If you are looking for an easy way to add some pizzazz to your still photos, you may want to try making a cinemagraph. In the past, it required quite a bit of time to craft a cinemagraph utilizing fairly expensive programs. Now, however, it can be done on your phone in just a few minutes (or your laptop, tablet, PC if you so desire) at minimal to no cost. As an example, I tried Zoetropic on my Note 8 (Android) and within about

Prevent iTunes from opening when connecting iPhone

It can be super annoying when iTunes keeps opening every time you connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac or PC 🙁 Fortunately, there is a very easy solution 🙂 Stop iTunes opening every time you plug in your iPhone or iPad Start iTunes Open Preferences Click the Devices tab Check the box marked Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically Voila, after that you can connect iPhones, iPads or iPods with impunity and not have to worry

iPad Air cannot access (hotmail) mail server?! [SOLVED]

Q. My new iPad Air stopped downloading my Microsoft Hotmail and now I am stuck at about a month ago on my email! I have it set to download all time email in my settings yet every time I try to download it says something like ‘cannot connect to mail server’. Any ideas? -Ian G. A. Hi Ian, I am sorry to hear about your Hotmail problem. 🙁 It seems that in iOS7 there are a number of issues with

Bluetooth Keyboard Reviews: Logitech, Amazon, Anker (for iPad and Android)

I am in the middle of evaluating three new bluetooth keyboards: Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad, AmazonBasics Bluetooth Keyboard, and the Anker Ultra Slim Mini Bluetooth 3.0 Wireless Keyboard. The initial review will focus on using the keyboards with an iPad. A followup review will focus on Android. Conclusions to follow shortly, but here are photos to get things started 🙂 Initial packaging: Side views: Side-by-side Compared to an oldschool keyboard Amazon.com purchase links with free shipping Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad, iPad

Disable RAW transfer to iPad when using Eye-Fi

The Eye-Fi is a great match when paired with an iPad. My wife uses her Olympus XZ-1 with an iPad 3 (or ‘New iPad’) and the combination is quite capable 🙂 However, by default if you shoot RAW+JPEG the Eye-Fi will transfer both to the iPad. This is a bit overkill for our purposes, since if we are going to edit RAW we are going to do it on a full blown laptop or desktop PC rather than an iPad. It

iOS apps can now be transferred between developers!

When I developed iOS apps I was never very impressed with the backend (developer portion) of the app store 🙁 Thankfully though, it looks like Apple has been plugging away at improving their app store features for developers 🙂 Here is a great example of the improvement, Apple now allows apps to be transferred between developers! Here is the email I received: Apps can now be transferred from one developer to another within iTunes Connect, for example after an acquisition

How can I manually install legal apps on a jailbroken iPad?

Location for your legal iOS .ipa app backups on Windows: C:\Users\User Name\Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Mobile Applications (adjust your path accordingly) Location for placing* your .ipa backups for installation on you iPad/iPhone/iPod: /private/var/mobile/documents/installous/downloads/ *DiskAid is helpful in placing the .ipa files in the appropriate location. last portion via jailbreak – How can I manually install applications on a jailbroken iPad? – Ask Different.