One problem I’ve had with podcasts is getting the dang things to sync. I often listen to podcasts when doing non-mentally engaging busy work on the computer. It’s not the sort of thing you could do when programming but if you’re just doing bills it works great. However at the time Apple’s podcast app sucked [...]
Grab a high-res icon for any iOS app from iTunes. Nice little script and associated Automator action.
Velox. Swipe gesture for your app icons in iOS to interact with your apps. Pretty fantastic and useful. Requires jailbreak but worth checking out even if you don’t jailbreak. Hope Apple looks at this for iOS7.
A kinetic charger for your iPhone. Converts movement to power. Were I still doing long distance hiking I’d love this. Bunch more here.
Nice jailbreak tweak to have a music queue in the stock music app. Surprised Apple never added this. I’ve actually been trying out some of the alternative music apps of late.
This is a followup to my post from January on typing special characters in OSX. Basically you enable the Keyboard & Character Viewer from System Preferences ▸ Language & Text ▸ Input Sources. Then you to to the Text tab and create a shortcut (usually I do a semicolon followed by a name or abbreviation). To [...]
During the last year I went from eBook skeptic to eBook convert. Surprisingly I do most of my eBook reading on my iPhone using iBooks. On the phone I just prefer iBooks to the Kindle app. On the iPad it’s closer but I try and keep one reader. I primarily buy on the Kindle only [...]
A Quick Look generator for IPA files (iPhone/iPad apps). If you want to manually manage your iPhone apps you don’t have on your phone this is a big help. (HT: Romain Briche) It does require you build it with Xcode but I’ve put up a pre-built version: IPA Icon Gen.zip.
If you have jailbroken one of the nicer things is to increase the volume beyond Apple’s max. Here’s instructions how to manually increase the volume. (Edit: Doesn’t work with iOS6)
Way back in November I compared both Apple maps with Google maps. Surprisingly Apple fared much better than I expected. Which isn’t to say it was great, mind you. Both apps had a lot of places they could improve. It’s been nearly three months and Apple introduced iOS 6.1 last week. So I though it [...]
Filmic Pro is one of those apps that I absolutely loved. Then they made a change. Now I rarely use it and may take it off my phone entirely. Why? Because their last major update changed a key component of the workflow. Originally you could set an option so it would save it’s data to [...]
So like 1.7 million of you I jailbroke my iPhone yesterday. And like most of you I quickly found Cydia unusable because 1.7 million people were trying to use it at once. I’ve written about jailbreaking over the years here. Each iteration fewer and fewer people do it I notice. Honestly I’d waited a while [...]
Over on ADN Shawn Blanc asked whether it was possible to combine iCloud and Dropbox via symlinks. Since I already had my icloudlinks.py script from a few months back I figured it was a great way to test it out. Just go to the terminal and type: ln -s ~/iCloud ~/Dropbox/iCloud The presupposes you’ve run that [...]
iOS6′s reset advertising button. (HT: Gordon Shares)keep looking »