Not only did the Compass app in iOS 7 get a healthy dose of Jony Ive minimalism, it’s also got a new, ultra-minimalistÂ level feature as well.
To access the feature just swipe left from the main screen of the Compass app. The app uses the iPhone’sÂ accelerometerÂ to show the user how many degrees off of zero a surface is. If a surface is flat, the iPhone locks into green screen.
The post iOS [Read More...]
Designed for professionals around the world, Illustrator can be a mystifying program. The latest Cult of Mac Deals offer brings a video course your way that will help you take your design skills to the next level. The Adobe Illustrator CS6 Beginner Course breaks it down into easy-to-understand sections that even an absolute beginner can understand.
Youâ€™ll learn the ropes from an expert author and trainer who guides you through [Read More...]
Badger is a new jailbreak tweak that lets you access unread notifications from an app icon. Instead of opening Notification Center, swiping on a specific icon can reveal a list of notifications. From there, you can clear individual messages and even respond to texts.
Once you install Badger, the tweak’s preferences can be customized in the Settings app. The animation style is totally up [Read More...]
Putting a sweet decal on your MacBook’s lid is cool and all, but if you’re looking to take things to another level with your MacBook decorating skills, maybe you you should try cutting some artwork into it with a laser.
The process of laser cutting artwork into your MacBook’s lid isn’t easy, but the people over at Uncover will do it for you. You can get almost any design cut into your [Read More...]
You probably already knew about how to tap and hold on the .com button in your iOS version of Safari to bring up the top level domains that come with the basic web keyboard, right? Tap into the URL bar at the top of Safari, and the web keyboard will show up. Tap and hold on the .com button and you’ll see all the top level domain suffixes for .com, .edu., [Read More...]
Apple continues to add new capabilities to Siri, but there are still a lot of things the digital assistant can’t do. You can’t use Siri to control third-part music apps like Spotify, toggle settings, or search the App Store.
A jailbreak tweak called AssistantEnhancer takes Siri to the next level by doing all these things and more. It’s the new crown jewel of Siri tweaks, and it contains a ton of [Read More...]
Are you a designer? New to the trade or simply wanting to add more creative juice to your arsenal?
Weâ€™ve got over 4,400 high-quality vector graphics on tap â€“ plus an extra 100 stock photos â€“ so if youâ€™ve been hunting for some creative juices youâ€™ve come to the right place. With this Cult of Mac Deals offer youâ€™ll be able to create more eye-catching graphics and bring your design [Read More...]
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When it comes to gaming on the iPhone, most people probably think of Angry Birds-style leisure games. The BowBlade, a new active-gaming device being shown off at Macworld, take an entirely different approach to gaming on iOS. The BowBlade is out to prove that you can stay fit and have fun playing games at the same time.
At first glance, the BowBlade probably looks a little unwieldy. After [Read More...]
SAN FRANCISCO, MACWORLD/iWORLD 2013 – WritePDF, a PDF editing application for iPad / iPhone, does things that even Adobe’s mobile PDF reader cannot do, according to New Zealand software developer EuroSmartz. With WritePDF you can convert any files including your calendar and web pages to PDF files, print to any printer using your mobile device, and share your PDFs using in-app e-mail function. And [Read More...]
Most Bluetooth accessories don’t have battery indicators located on the device itself, and that includes the Apple Wireless Keyboard, Magic Mouse, and Magic Trackpad. Rather than waiting for the devices connection to weaken, stop registering movements, clicks, or certain behavior, you can periodically check the battery level of most devices connected to a Mac by looking in OS X.
Checking Device Battery Levels with the Bluetooth Menu
This is by far the easiest method, but you will need to have [Read More...]