Tag Archive: Gesture


The image selection gesture in Google Photos is so good, Apple stole it

Google made it even easier to select images photos in its new Google Photos app by giving users a simple drag gesture. It works so well, in fact, that Apple stole it for iOS 9. In the new iOS 9 beta, selecting multiple…Read more ›

iOS 9’s awesome two finger keyboard gesture is also coming to iPhone

Apple unleashed a ton of new software features for iPad on developers this week with the release of iOS 9’s first beta, but not all the features were covered during the two hour keynote that kicked off WWDC, including the…Read more ›

Apple’s new gesture tech could bring Star Wars-style Force controls to Mac

Apple may have already used the name “Force Touch” for its touch-sensitive tech, but if you’re a sci-fi fan who’s ever dreamed of wielding The Force to control your Mac with an Obi Wan-like sweep of the hand, you could…Read more ›

How Apple could give the Mac, iPhone and iPad gesture controls … no hardware required

We’ve been waiting seemingly for years for the Mac to get gesture recognition. Accessories like the Leap Motion have tantalized us with the possibility of aftermarket solutions, while secret Apple patents have hinted at future Macs with Kinect-like possibilities. Heck,…Read more ›

Gesture tech will bring hands-free control to your phone

You taking a selfie and a dolphin hunting for prey don’t seem to have much in common. But what if you could operate your smartphone with signals similar to the ones dolphins use to find food? Elliptic Labs, which has…Read more ›

A Gesture Trick for Marking eMail as Unread Instantly in iPhone Mail App

Have you ever needed to mark an email as unread after opening it on your iOS device? Of course you have, whether to serve as a reminder to yourself later, or to undo an accidental mark as read. Typically on the iPhone and iPad iOS Mail apps, most people use the Flag menu method to … Read More

How to bring Kinect-like gesture control to your Apple TV

We know that Apple is interested in giving the Apple TV Kinect-like motion sensing abilities — they bought the 3D motion tracking company behind the tech last year, after all — but who knows when, if ever, it will actually…Read more ›

Gesture Alarm Clock does f***ing everything

With Gesture Alarm Clock, you set wakeup alerts by drawing numbers on the screen. It has a sleep timer that plays a variety of soothing music and sounds to lull you off. Plus, it has three different vibration strengths, several…Read more ›

Use a Swipe Gesture to Go Back in Many iOS 7 Apps

Swipe to go back with a gesture in iOS apps

iOS 7 has introduced a new gesture-based method of navigating back to prior pages, screens, and panels throughout many apps on the iPhone. Essentially, this gesture can be used to replace the “Back” button, and though not all apps support the swipe-to-go-back gesture yet, plenty of Apple defaults do. For now, you can definitely use the trick for going backwards in Safari  [Read More…]

Delete Email Faster in iOS Mail App with a Swipe Gesture

Delete email faster on the iPhone

Deleting mail from the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is a little more cumbersome than it should be, but it doesn’t have to be that way. By making a quick settings change, we can turn the existing “Archive” function and swipe gesture into a “Delete” button and gesture instead. This also carries over to the “Edit” options to more easily bulk delete email messages from  [Read More…]