Quick Tip: Access Camera Roll directly from Camera App

This is a quick tip that comes in handy if you take pictures with your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. To quickly jump over to your Camera Roll without leaving the Camera App, simply tap on the thumbnail icon in the lower-left of the screen that displays the last photo or video you took. This will give you immediate access to the photos in your Camera Roll. Hit the Done button in the top-right to jump back over to the Camera App. Pretty simple.           3D Touch Bonus Tip! – If you 3D Touch on the thumbnail instead of tapping, Continue Reading →

Tap to focus when taking a picture with Camera app

Whenever you are taking a picture of something with your iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini, or iPod Touch you can simply tap on the screen to refocus the image. A little box will appear on the screen and the image will refocus. This is especially helpful in a couple different scenarios. 1. Close up photos: Whenever you take a close up photo of a flower, a person, or anything else, you can get an impressive quality photo by making sure you have the lens focused in the right spot. You do this by tapping on the specific location on the screen Continue Reading →

iPhone 6 Plus Review – A month with Apple’s biggest phone

This is a review of my experience with the iPhone 6 Plus. What has it been like using Apple’s biggest iPhone for the last month? Check out this post to find out. Almost exactly a month ago, I was sitting at home on a Friday waiting for UPS to arrive at my door with the iPhone 6 Plus. My experience preordering the device a week earlier, which involved staying up until around 2am waiting for Apple’s store to finally come online, had done nothing to temper my excitement. Finally at around 5pm, after my patience was thoroughly tested, the doorbell Continue Reading →

New Features in iOS 8 – What to Expect

Apple has announced iOS 8, the next version of its mobile operating system which will be released in the fall. In this post we’ll talk about what to expect. A few weeks back, Apple gave the public a preview of iOS 8 at its World Wide Developer’s Conference (WWDC). There are a ton of new features that will be coming this fall to an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch near you. In this post, we’ll run down and explain the most exciting new features that you can expect to see in iOS 8.   New Stock Keyboard with QuickType – Compared 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 →

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 →

Add High Quality SLR Effects to your photos with free iPhone-iPod Touch App – Tadaa SLR

Add High Quality SLR Effects to your photos with free iPhone-iPod Touch App - Tadaa SLR

If you are looking for a way to add high quality SLR effects to your photos, then check out this free iPhone and iPod Touch app that will to just that. The iPhone and iPod Touch have made capturing photos easier than ever before. And now, you can capture even better photos with the improved optics in the iPhone 5s and all the software magic of iOS 7. But, what if you want to make your photos look like they were shot with a high quality SLR camera? Tadaa SLR is the answer. This app allows you to edit an existing Continue Reading →

Apple introduces Video sharing via Photo Stream in iOS 7 and Apple TV 6.0

Apple introduces video sharing via Photo Stream in iOS 7 and Apple TV 6.0. When Apple first announced Photo Stream back in 2011, many were disappointed that it was only limited to photos. In the past, there hasn’t been a way to share videos via iCloud, till now. With iOS 7 and Apple TV OS 6.0, you can now upload a video to a shared photo stream (quality is reduced to 720p). The coolest part about this is that videos added to a shared photo stream do not count against your iCloud storage limit. This means that you could download Continue Reading →

Review – Apple TV (3rd Generation)

This post reviews the Apple TV (3rd Generation), Apple’s $99 internet streaming box designed to fill your home with great entertainment.  I recently got an Apple TV and have been using it in my home for about a month.  I’ll give my impression of setting up the Apple TV, walk through the device’s main features, and then overview the pros and cons I’ve found since using it. The Apple TV I received was a refurbished model.  If there are any in stock, I really recommend going the refurbished route if you decide to purchase an Apple TV.  Apple’s refurbished products Continue Reading →