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iPhone Panorama Photo Option Hidden in iOS 5 Camera App

Nov 7, 2011 - 8 Comments
Panoramic camera mode on iPhone

A hidden panoramic photo mode has been discovered in currently shipping builds of iOS 5 by an iPhone developer. The panorama option is enabled by adjusting a plist file in the Camera.app, but making modifications to plist files in iOS requires a jailbreak. After the com.apple.mobileslideshow.plist file has been modified by setting ‘EnableFirebreak’ to YES, … Read More

How to Invert the iPad or iPhone Screen to Make Reading at Night Easier on the Eyes

Nov 7, 2011 - 15 Comments
Invert iPhone or iPad Screen

If you’re like me you end up reading a fair amount while laying in bed using an iOS device. If you read in the dark, you can give your eyes a rest by turning on a little known Accessibility feature that inverts the display of the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to show white text … Read More

Show Photos By Location on iPhone

Nov 5, 2011 - 7 Comments
Show Photos by Location on iPhone

The iPhone and 3G-equipped iPad include a “Places” feature in the Photos app which allow you to see pictures based on geographical location. From the iOS homescreen: Tap on “Photos”, then at the bottom of the Camera Roll tap onto “Places” Scroll and zoom on the Google Map to show pins for specific regions tagged … Read More

Apple Working Quickly to Release iOS 5.0.1 with Battery Fixes, Beta 2 Out for Devs

Nov 4, 2011 - 4 Comments
iOS 5.0.1 Beta 2

Apple is working quickly to release iOS 5.0.1 to the general public, with the second beta version available to developers in just two days. The update aims to resolve some of the complaints about iOS 5 battery life and bring several other fixes and features to the latest release, including a security fix for iPad … Read More

Fix “This device isn’t eligible for the requested build” Error in iTunes When Updating iOS

Nov 3, 2011 - 100 Comments
Remove Hosts block to fix Device isn't eligible error

If you’re trying to update iOS to the latest version on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch and you get an error in iTunes saying: The iOS Device “Device Name” could not be updated. This device isn’t eligible for the requested build. You’re encountering one the following problems: either you are using an old version … Read More

Get the Old Pop-Up Style Alert Notifications Back in iOS 5

Nov 3, 2011 - 3 Comments
Go back to pop-up alerts in iOS

Many users are thrilled about the new iOS Notification Center and easily dismissed alerts, but some still prefer the old style of pop-up dialog notifications. You can enable the old pop-up alert style again, but you have to do it on a per-application basis with iOS 5: Tap onto “Settings” and go to “Notifications” Tap … Read More

iOS 5.0.1 Beta Resolves Battery Life Issues for iPhone 4S & iOS 5, Public Release Soon

Nov 2, 2011 - 10 Comments
iOS 5.0.1 beta fixes battery problems

Apple has acknowledged battery draining issues with iOS 5 and has since released a beta version of iOS 5.0.1 to developers, indicating a public release is due soon. The update aims to fix iOS 5 battery problems without modifications of settings, bring multitasking gestures to iPad 1 without the third party tweak, and resolve several … Read More

Swipe Left to Dismiss New Notifications in iOS 5

Nov 2, 2011 - 8 Comments
Swipe to dismiss notifications in iOS 5

If you want to quickly get a notification off your screen in iOS 5, all you need to do is swipe left across the notification and it’ll be pushed off screen. Update: It turns out this works because you are briefly activating the Notification Center by slightly pulling down and letting go, this is what … Read More

How to Hide YouTube, Safari, and Other Default App Icons in iOS 5

Nov 1, 2011 - 18 Comments
Hide YouTube, Safari, and other apps in iOS 5

With iOS 5 you can hide many of the Apple default apps and their icons from appearing on the home screen of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. This includes YouTube and iTunes, but also the essentials like Safari and Mail if you are opting to use third party or web apps in their place. … Read More

Enable Multi-Tasking Gestures & Display Mirroring in iOS 5 for iPad 1

Oct 28, 2011 - 8 Comments
Multitasking Gesture for iPad 1 in iOS 5

The first generation iPad got iOS 5, but it didn’t officially get multitasking gestures or display mirroring. Not a huge deal, because a user on ModMyi figured out how to enable these two features and has released a modified version of redsn0w so that it unlocks these abilities, without a jailbreak. It’s pretty easy to … Read More

Re-Open Closed Browser Windows in Safari for iPad

Oct 28, 2011 - 4 Comments
re open closed browser windows in Safari for iPad

You can easily re-open closed web browser windows in Safari for iOS on the iPad. This works in all iPad models with iOS, and it’s really easy to do at any time in Safari browser on the device:

Manually Update or Restore iOS 5

Oct 27, 2011 - 44 Comments
Manual iOS 5 update or restore

Despite the relative ease of updating to iOS 5 through iTunes either directly or by IPSW, some users are still reporting problems. In some cases this is user caused (error 3194 is easy to fix as is error 3200 & 3002), but if you’re continuing to have issues it could be related to a firewall … Read More

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