Tag Archive: Zoom


Among some of the seemingly smaller changes made in OS X Yosemite is an adjustment to how a windows green Maximize button behaves. In old versions of OS X , clicking on the green maximize button would expand and enlarge the window to a larger size, but in OS X Yosemite, clicking on the green … Read More

Zoom Into Instagram Photos with This Neat iPhone Trick

The photo-centric social network of Instagram has no shortage of amazing and inspiring pictures, but something that has probably bugged more people than just me is the inability to zoom in on images posted to the service. Many first-time instagram users try to ‘double-tap’ to zoom, which of course just “hearts’” the picture rather than … Read More

Zoom Into Instagram Photos with This Neat iPhone Trick

The photo-centric social network of Instagram has no shortage of amazing and inspiring pictures, but something that has probably bugged more people than just me is the inability to zoom in on images posted to the service. Many first-time instagram users try to ‘double-tap’ to zoom, which of course just “hearts’” the picture rather than … Read More   [Read More...]

iPhone and iPad users can now directly control whether their iOS wallpaper moves around dramatically, thanks to a setting called “Perspective Zoom” that was added in iOS 7.1. The toggle is separate from the general reduce motion setting, and is selected when choosing a wallpaper, offering a separate control for some of the more exaggerated … Read More

Zoom In With The Magnify Tool In Preview [OS X Tips]

Preview is a fantastic image viewer with some basic image and PDF annotation tools. If you’re viewing a high resolution image and want to magnify a small portion of the image, without zooming the whole thing in, you’ll want to… Read more ›     

Zoom It App Puts Your Mac’s Screen In The Loupe

Fact: I’m currently waiting for my lazy optician to supply my first pair of “old-man glasses” aka specs with progressive lenses. In young-folk terms that means I get glasses which let me read without holding the iPad at arms-length. In… Read more ›     

Fading transition effects introduced in iOS 7.0.3

If all the crazy user interface zooming in-and-out effects of iOS 7 aren’t your cup of tea, you will be thrilled to discover there is an alternate subdued option available now which transforms the zoom effects into much more subtle fading transitions. This excellent option was introduced with iOS 7.0.3 in response to some usability issues, where certain users were experiencing motion sickness from the  [Read More...]

Ending Soon: The 8x Zoom Lens For iPhone [Deals]

CoM - ZoomLens5It’s summer, the season of baseball games, concerts, sightseeing, nature walks, and the occasional trip to Mount Rushmore – photo opportunities abound. Is your iPhone ready? If not, then Cult of Mac Deals is here to help. You shouldn’t have to squint to look back on your summer adventures – capture beautiful, hi-res images that […]

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iPad-pinch-to-zoomApple’s “pinch to zoom” patent, which features prominently in a patent dispute against Samsung, has been dismissed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. According to documents filed by Samsung in a U.S. federal court, all 21 claims of the patent have been rejected in a “final office action.” Apple’s patent covers a gesture first [...]

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panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FZ70Panasonic’s new Lumix DMC-FZ70 flaunts a nonsensical 60x optical zoom range, completely unaided through the use of Viagra. In 35mm terms, the lens stretches from a 20mm wide-angle to a Hubble-like 1,200mm. If that’s not enough, the telephoto end can double to a maximum of 120x through the use of Panasonic’s “Intelligent Resolution technology,” which we’re [...]

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