Tag Archive: Background

Mr. Reader Updated With iOS 7 Background Updating

  Mr. Reader, the best RSS news reader app for the iPad, is now fully iOS 7-ready, letting me (finally!) get the last non iOS 7 app out of my dock. As you’d expect, it now looks great, and adds…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Stop iOS 7 Wallpaper from Resizing & Stretching Background Images

Many iOS 7 users have noticed that wallpapers behave a bit differently from how they did in the past on iPhone and iPads. No, we’re not talking about how they impact the overall appearance and usability of the devices, we’re focusing on the automatic resizing of images used as wallpapers, which can lead to zoomed in, stretched out, or pixelated background images and lock screen pictures.

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Focus Fades Non-Active Apps Into The Background

I find the idea of “distraction-free” writing apps to be bunk: after all, why on Earth would the presence or lack of a menubar make any difference to your ability to concentrate? I am, however, a sworn enemy of clutter,…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Clear For iOS Gets Background Refresh, Ensuring Your Lists Are Always Up To Date

Clear and Clear+, the popular list-keeping apps from Realmac Software, have been updated to take advantage of iOS 7′s new background refresh feature. This allows the apps to update even when they’re closed, ensuring your lists are up-to-date and ready…Read more ›

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Pixelmator Update Adds 2x Speed Increase, Background Syncing, Better File Handling

Screen Shot 2013-09-24 at 4.08.29 PMPixelmator, a popular photo editor on the Mac, was updated today to version 2.2.1. Don’t let the number fool you; the new version packs some big improvements. Most notably, the app’s overall speed has been increased twofold and edits are now automatically saved in the background. “We’ve done some radical improvements behind the scenes,” said […]

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Basil 2.0 Adds Background Timers, Smart Recipe Filters, Awesome iOS7 Redesign

Recipe ViewBasil, still hands-down my favorite recipe app for the iPad, is going 2.0 just in time for iOS7. And man, if you thought the original was clean, slick and easy to use, then you’re going to be blown away by v2.0, which developer Kyle Baxter tells me is “basically an entire new app.” Basil is […]

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See What Processes Are Running in the Background of iOS

Task management on iPhone iOS does not have an Activity Monitor or task manager the way that desktop Macs do within OS X, but if you’d like to see what apps and processes are running in the background of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can do so using a few different methods. For most users, simply showing the multitasking bar is sufficient, but the curious can also reveal system-level  [Read More…]

iOS 7′s Moving Background Is Even More Impressive With Panoramas [Video]


One of the neat new features of iOS 7 is that the background moves ever so slightly when you tilt your iPhone up and down. The effect makes it look like your pictures are nearly 3D, but if you want to really be impressed, set your iPhone homescreen picture as a panorama and spin around.

Jeff Shin discovered that if you take a panoramic photo and set it as your background,  [Read More…]

iOS 7 Keypad Buttons Now Morphs Into Your Homescreen Background





iOS 7 is full of huge UI changes and we’re just starting to scratch the surface on all the big changes, but here’s one new little feature that shows Apple hasn’t lost its touch with the little things.

The Phone app for iOS 7 got a big makeover that tossed out the old keypad buttons for a minimalist keypad adorned in white space and large helvetica numbers. The  [Read More…]

Clipping Magic Brings Photo Background Removal To Your Mac’s Browser

One of the coolest features of Photoshop for iOS is the "Scribble Select" tool. You draw a fat green line around any object you want to keep, and scribble some red into the parts you want to delete. Hit "OK" and a few moments later you have your subject, neatly cut out from the background, better than you could have managed on even the best desktop machine of a few years back.

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