Tag Archive: Bars


Genius Bars will begin servicing Beats headphones on Tuesday

Ever since Apple bought Beats for $ 3 million back in May, Cupertino has slowly but surely been integrating the headphone maker’s products and services into the official Apple portfolio. It’s added Beats Music to the Apple TV, officially listed it…

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Meter lets you customize the signal bars on your jailbroken iPhone

If you’ve never really understood why Apple decided to make the iPhone’s signal bars circular in iOS 7 (I haven’t, either), then you’ll be pleased to know that you’ll soon have the ability to change it, thanks to an upcoming…

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Use Fake Progress Bars to Pretend You’re Really Busy with the Stupid Corporate Avoidance Mac App

Want a fun way to kill some time on Friday? Get your best “Sorry boss, can’t do it, just too busy right now!” ready and try out Corporate Avoidance, an amusingly named Mac app that draws fake rendering progress bars across fake renditions of popular film, video, and audio production apps, giving the illusion that … Read More

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Use Fake Progress Bars to Pretend You’re Really Busy with the Stupid Corporate Avoidance Mac App

Want a fun way to kill some time on Friday? Get your best “Sorry boss, can’t do it, just too busy right now!” ready and try out Corporate Avoidance, an amusingly named Mac app that draws fake rendering progress bars across fake renditions of popular film, video, and audio production apps, giving the illusion that … Read More

NYC bars use iBeacons to gamify the pub crawl experience

In New York on May 20? If you are, own an iPhone, and fancy drumming up some business for local bars, you may want to get involved with the so-called “BeaconCrawl.” An interactive bar crawl event, supporting venues in lower…

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Don’t Like iOS 6′s Colorful Status Bars? Install The AntiTint Tweak To Kill Them [Jailbreak]

AntiTint ensures your status bar goes unnoticed at all times.

Apple added a nifty new feature to iOS 6 that adds a splash of color to the status bar. Rather than being just black or silver, the status bar now changes to match the color scheme of the app you’re running. In Skype, for example, it goes bright blue, while in the eBay app it goes grey.

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Use Field Test Mode to See True iPhone Signal Strength as Numbers Instead of Bars

iPhone cell signal bars are shown as numbers rather than bars with Field Test mode

Field Test Mode is a hidden feature on the iPhone which allows you to see technical details of the device, the most useful of which is the true signal strength displayed as a number rather than the traditional signal bars.

Entering Field Test Mode on iPhone

This will work on any iPhone model except the original:

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[Review] Bars – More Accurate Signal Strength Indicator

Do you feel like the iPhone�s signal indicator is too liberal on its readings? Does the signal strength seem a little too high for the cellular performance you�re getting? A new free jailbreak tweak dubbed�Bars�by iOS developer�phoenix3200�promises more accurate signal strength indicator readings by allowing fractions of the bars to appear to indicate more precise and conservative readings.

As you can see pretty clearly from the images above, not the entire fourth bar is being shown.  [Read More…]

Apple Store Genius Bars to Say ‘Hi’ to iPad 2’s; ‘Bye’ to MacBook Pro’s

The Apple genius bar is the section of the Apple Store that assists with repairs.

Normally, when you walk into an Apple Store you see a large wooden desk that houses a number of Apple employees with a MacBook Pro in front of them. This is usually where you go when you have a problem with one of your devices and one of the representatives behind the desk will try to help you fix it on  [Read More…]

Get More Out of Your Finder Windows By Turning On The Status and Path Bars [OS X Tips]

Finder has two nice features that you might want to turn on if you aren�t using them already the Finder status and path bars. Both of these give you kick access to some very useful information about your Mac.

Status Bar

The status bar displays at the bottom of Finder windows when it is�on. It will show you how many items are in the window, how many you have selected if  [Read More…]