Category Archives: Apple iOS

[UX Thought] iOS Shake to Undo is cool, yet it’s a bad design

Do you have an Apple iPhone? If you do, allow me to ask another question: Do you know there is a feature called ‘Shake to Undo’ on the iPhone which allows you to undo/redo your last actions during typing?

If you are aware of this feature, do you still recall how do you know about it? If you doesn’t know about it, you are not alone, and it’s not your fault. Continue reading [UX Thought] iOS Shake to Undo is cool, yet it’s a bad design

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Why the next iPad must have Retina Display (and why it’s right not to have it on iPad 2)

There has been quite some rumors saying that Apple is already designed and produced the next iPad with Retina Display, the display technology that has been used on the iPhone 4 and the recent 4S, and there are already a few manufacturers have named for the production of the display, in rumors that is.

Before the iPad 2 getting announced (the second last keynote by Steve Jobs), early adopters of original iPad were anticipating Retina Display on the new iPad as there are some findings in the iOS codes lead to that belief. However, even though iPad 2 has a slightly new design and generally thinner and lighter, the display is exactly the same as in the original iPad. Disappointed, but it’s right not to have it on iPad 2.  Continue reading Why the next iPad must have Retina Display (and why it’s right not to have it on iPad 2)

[How To] Easily enable Multitasking Gestures on original iPad running iOS 5

It come in as a surprise to all original iPad owners when Apple decided to remove the magical Multitasking Gestures in the latest iOS 5 update. That’s leave a lot of the early adopters of iPad in disappointment as the Multitasking Gestures are running just fine in iOS 4.3, and there isn’t any hardware-limitation like the new Siri in iPhone 4S.

Thanks to d.B. in modmyi.com, now all the original iPad running iOS 5 can enable the Multitasking Gestures easily on Windows and Mac *without* actually having to perform a full jailbreak on them. This guide is perfectly fit for any iPad user that never perform jailbreak and doesn’t need a jailbreak – instruction after the break.

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[Review] wunderlist – A simple multi-platform task management tool

WunderlistLooking for a simple task management tool that you can access anywhere, either on your smartphone, Windows PC, tablets etc.? wunderlist might be just your thing.

A product from 6wunderkind, a Berlin-based company, wunderlist aimed to provide a simple and user friendly task management experience which can be synchronized across almost all of your mobile devices, and your computer, be it a Windows PC or an Apple Mac. Currently they have the wunderlist app for iOS devices (iPod Touch, iPhone, and iPad), Android devices (1.6 above), Windows PC (XP, Vista and 7), and Mac (OSX 10 and above). They also have a web-based wunderlist, which is very useful especially when you are using a public computer, or using an unsupported operating system eg. Linux-based distro. No news for Windows Phone 7 and Blackberry yet, but don’t be disappointed, they are currently hiring now, so I am expecting some surprises in the near future.

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[iOS] Air Video – App That Plays Any Video Wirelessly

When the Apple iPad being announced, Steve Jobs have mentioned that it can be used to play video for a continuous 10 hours, which is impressive for a tablet, and it is definitely a plus to watch video on the LED-backlit IPS display on the iPad. However, iPad (or rather iOS) doesn’t natively support all the video formats, and it have a quite limited storage space (maximum up to 64GB), therefore, minus all the songs, apps, games, e-books etc., it might be an issue to store a few full length movies in the iPad.

Air Video plays/converts your video wirelessly

This is where Air Video comes in. This app is able to solve both issue altogether, and extend what an iPad can do. In short, Air Video is able to play the any movies stored in your PC or Mac directly on the iPad wirelessly (even on 3G!) with live conversion, or convert them wirelessly for offline viewing.

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App Store on iPad has Search Filters now

After a year of launching of the iPad, Apple has finally done some improvement on the App Store, specifically on the iPad (a sign of iPad 2 coming soon?). Some search filters are finally now available on the iPad App Store to ease the user to search something from the huge 400,000+ apps database.

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