How to use airplane boarding passes in Passbook for iPhone

This post shows you how to add airplane boarding passes to the Passbook app and use them from your iPhone, letting you skip long airport check in lines! Recently, I took a flight from Portland to Dallas for work. I don’t fly very often so I was excited to try out my airline’s iPhone app and connect it with Apple’s Passbook. I was pretty impressed by the experience and it ended up saving me a lot of time in the airport. In this post, I’ll show you how to do this for yourself on your next trip! Step 1: Download Continue Reading →

How to create iCloud contact groups for iPhone, iPad (Mini, Air) and iPod Touch

This post shows you how to create contact groups in iCloud and easily send emails and texts to lists of people using your iOS device. If you’re like me, there are groups of people that you send texts and emails to all the time. It used to be that every time I needed to contact a given group I had to type each of their names individually into the To: field in the Messages app or my favorite email app. However, I recently discovered an easy way to create groups of contacts and quickly send them messages all at once in Continue Reading →

ETA Review – How to quickly find current driving times on iPhone and iPod Touch

This post reviews ETA, an app for iPhone and iPod Touch that allows you to quickly see how long it would take to walk or drive to your favorite locations. I really like apps that boil down complex information and make it easy to digest. ETA is one of these apps. Developed by a company called Eastwood, ETA lets you build a list of your most-frequently-traveled-to locations. The app then displays how long it would take, from your current location, to drive or walk to each of them. Let’s take a closer look at ETA and see how it combines Continue Reading →

What AirPlay is and how to use it in iOS 7

This post shows you how to use Apple’s AirPlay feature to share music, photos, video, and even what’s currently on your screen with another Apple device. One of the things that sets Apple apart from its competitors is their ability to create a cohesive ecosystem which allows all their products to work together seamlessly. One of my favorite examples of part of this ecosystem in action is a feature Apple introduced in 2010 called AirPlay.  It allows you to send all kinds of media (music, photos, video, screen mirroring) wirelessly between your Apple devices. If you take a photo or video Continue Reading →

ayeris Review – The best iOS 7 theme for jailbroken iPhone and iPod Touch

This post reviews ayeris, a new theme for jailbroken devices running iOS 7 that brings a subtle, but welcome, redesign to the iOS 7 icons and interface. One of the benefits of jailbreaking an iOS device is installing custom themes that change the icons and interface. Arguably, themes became even more beneficial with the advent of iOS 7’s controversial icon redesign. ayeris is a new theme by renowned designer Surenix that takes iOS 7’s design influences and enhances them, bringing subtle changes and a pastel-neon color palette. In this post, we’ll hold ayeris under the magnifying glass and show why Continue Reading →

Slo-mo Mod – Use slo-mo video mode on unsupported jailbroken devices

This post overviews Slo-mo Mod, a jailbreak tweak that enables the iPhone 5s’ slow motion video capture mode on older iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches.     One of the features that Apple used to show off the power of its newest flagship phone, the iPhone 5s, was its slo-mo video capture mode. The iPhone 5s’ A7 processor packs in enough power for the phone to capture slow motion HD video at 120 frames per second. Unfortunately, as often is the case with Apple’s best and newest features, the slo-mo video mode that was released on iOS 7 for the Continue Reading →

VSCO Cam – Beautiful filters and powerful photo editing for iPhone and iPod Touch

VSCO Cam is a photo editing app for iPhone and iPod Touch. It allows you to use photo filters that emulate the look and feel of professional grade film. VSCO, or Visual Supply Co, has long been known among photographers for their incredible film emulation presets for programs like Adobe Lightroom and Aperture. These presets take unedited digital photographs and turn them easily into beautiful creations that mimic the look and feel of various types of professional camera film. VSCO Cam is the company’s app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. With the dramatic improvement of smartphone cameras and the Continue Reading →

f.lux Review – Make your screen less harsh at night on jailbroken iPhone, iPad (Mini, Air), or iPod Touch

This post reviews f.lux, a jailbreak tweak that automatically warms the tint of your jailbroken iPhone, iPad (Mini, Air), or iPod Touch’s display at night making your device easier on your eyes. Have you ever noticed that your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch’s display is tough to look at at night? LCD displays tend to have a blue hue to them, which can be really harsh at night. In fact, since natural sunlight is on the blue end of the spectrum it could also be argued that staring at a bright blue screen at night could not be good for Continue Reading →

QuickContacts – Access your favorite contacts directly from Spotlight on jailbroken devices

This post reviews QuickContacts, a jailbreak tweak that adds your favorite to Spotlight on your iPhone or iPod Touch. Wouldn’t it be handy if you could quickly access your most frequently used contacts directly from your iPhone or iPod Touch’s home screen? QuickContacts is a jailbreak tweak that lets you do just that. With iOS 7, Apple changed the way you access Spotlight search. Instead of swiping over to access a page located to the left of your home screen, pulling down on the app icons and iOS will immediately launch a Spotlight search. QuickContacts replaces the Spotlight interface with Continue Reading →

Dark Sky Review – Incredibly accurate weather app for iPhone, iPad (Mini, Air), and iPod Touch

This post reviews Dark Sky, an incredibly accurate weather app that notifies you, down to the minute, when it will rain or snow in your area. Dark Sky for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch quickly and proactively provides you with important weather information tailored to your precise location. Many weather apps, such as Yahoo! Weather (one of my personal favorites, check out our video review here) are focused on offering a ton of detailed information in order to provide you with a deep understanding of what the weather will be like in your area. Dark Sky, on the other hand, Continue Reading →