Tag: iPhone

From: BGR - 8 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

Whether you’re looking for some new games to play, an app to build email newsletters or a note-taking app that doubles as a sketchbook, we’ve got you covered with today’s selection of paid apps gone free for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. If you act fast, you can snag some of Friday’s free apps too.

These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged.

Bokeh Lens

Normally $0.99.

Bokeh Lens will turn your iPhone photos into DSLR-quality photos with creamy and pleasing bokeh!

I love the portability of iPhone and being able to take snapshots everywhere. However, I miss the beautifully blurred background and bokeh effects that I can get using my DSLR camera. ‘Bokeh Lens’ for iOS will let you make the subject in your photo stand out by making the background blurred with natural-looking bokeh effects through the easy editing process.

Selecting the foreground area (area to be remaining as sharp) is the key factor to get the best possible result. The selection tool in this app was designed and developed to meet your detail-oriented editing needs. It will display a loupe (magnifying glass) when you zoom-in and try to select/deselect area. The loupe is very handy because otherwise you can’t see the spot you’re touching as your finger is blocking your view.

You can also adjust bokeh level (aperture) to control how much your photo’s background should be bokeh-blurred.

Download Bokeh Lens


Breezeblox

Normally $1.99.

Breezeblox is an addictive puzzle game where the objective is to reach the end cube without moving off the platform. Special cubes throughout the puzzles will trigger different actions on the platform to aid you with progressing. With 150 challenging puzzles to complete, your brain will be plenty busy.

Download Breezeblox


Change

Normally $0.99.

Change is a beautifully, well designed and simple app that helps you convert currencies easily. All you need to do is choose your currency and slide right or left to compare other currencies.

Change is perfect for: travelers, online shoppers and non-professionals Forex traders who are looking for easy way to understand how much money they to convert.

Change key features:

* Simple to use: Just choose your currencies from the coins list and you ready to go. Now just scroll right or left for an quick exchange, Notice, you can scroll the top and the bottom coins.

* Well deigned: Change built by web designers, not by brokers. we care about every design issues so we create great user experiment with photos and text.

* Quick response: No need to wait until data is updated.

In first use, the app shows 8 different coins, but you can add and exchange over 85 coins.

Download Change


Game of Dragons HD

Normally $6.99.

Help a charming princess save her father’s kingdom!
Glory Lind has never known her father. So when one day a taxi driver tells her that her father Edward is an emperor who has been waiting to meet her for many years, she feels scared yet happily excited. Teleported to the Empire of Newterra, a parallel world of magic and dragons, Glory must first pass the royal family test to prove she is a real princess.
Before long, she finds out that being a princess has its dangers, however. It seems her evil cousin Simon is trying to get rid of her and become the only heir to the throne of Newterra. Travel to the mysterious Dragon Island with Glory and meet the old hermit Carl, who will share his secrets and magic to help defeat Simon and rescue the emperor!

● 52 exciting levels to reach
● Nine cleverly crafted mini-games
● Six enigmatic characters to meet
● Two difficulty modes to choose from
● Concept art, wallpapers and a walkthrough
● Game Center Support
● New iPad Retina Display Support

Download Game of Dragons HD


HTML Mailer

Normally $4.99.

Powerful newsletter and marketing email designer. Create professional HTML emails without needing to write any code.

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Before sending emails in HTML format, it is important to understand not all mail clients have full HTML support. Most modern mail clients on iOS and Mac have excellent support. However, on clients with no or partial support, designs may lose original layout and inline images may show as attached. To learn more, please visit support website.

Create and send emails with stylish fonts, web hyper links and photos
– hyper link text boxes and photos in your mail to websites
– make a bigger impact by adding shapes and photos to your emails
– select from 17 beautiful fonts and over 200 font sizes
– choose from over 100 gorgeous colors and shades

Zero coding, easy to use drag and drop designer
– instantly generates rich email designs into HTML to provide formatting and semantic markup capabilities in emails that are not available with plain text
– make a bigger impact by adding images and web hyper links into your emails
– feature packed editing tools including support for undo, redo, text alignment, grids, multiple layers and free form arrangement

Build and save mailing lists
– build to, cc and bcc mailing lists by selecting directly from the Address Book or by importing comma delimited email lists

Save, update and reuse
– save your customized email designs or make copies of your work so you can increase your productivity by creating once, update and reuse!

Professional email templates
– start from a blank canvas or choose from any one of the professionally designed templates

Download HTML Mailer


Oilist

Normally $2.99.

Give Oilist an image and it will automatically generate a genuine and unique work of art based on it. Painted for you in real time! Participate or spectate, it’s up to you, Oilist will delight!

Oilist comes with 18 infinitely customizable styles; from impressionist to abstract.

Oilist is not a photo filter. Unlike most filter apps, Oilist will never generate the same results twice, and is capable of creating from impressionistic to abstract artwork based on the user’s photos. Instead of applying a fixed formula to an image as photo filters typically do, Oilist analyzes the supplied image using computer vision technology, then paints simulated paint particles that are applied using various brush strokes and techniques.

At anytime during the painting process, 4k resolution images may be captured as often as desired.

When Oilist is painting, styles may be infinitely customized by selecting from 12 different painting moods, choosing from 15 different brushes, setting brush options such as the size and spacing, and by injecting imperfections with the exciting Chaos tool. The gravity of the paint can be controlled by tilting the device and the brush angles may be controlled by yawing (rotating) the device. To rapidly change settings, it is possible to pause the painting by tapping in the paint area, make any desired changes, the tap in the painting area again to unpause the painting.

New and interesting results may be obtained by alternating settings with new settings painted on top of the previous settings. For instance, first paint a layer using the Warm mood followed by a layer using the Cool mood. The use of large brushes tend to create more abstract artwork and smaller brushes work best for high definition detail.

Oilist will automatically provide smaller brush strokes and greater photo-realism to detected faces. This can optionally be disabled by opening the Settings app, tapping on Oilist and disabling face detection.

Download Oilist


Onirim

Normally $0.99.

A Golden Geek Best Solo Board Game Nominee, Onirim is a card game where you play as a Dreamwalker, lost in a mysterious labyrinth, and you must discover the oneiric doors before your dreamtime runs out – or you will remain trapped forever!

Wander through the chambers of dreams, hoping that chance will reveal the doors, or linger in each type of room. In either case, you will have to deal with the slithering Nightmares which haunt the hallways of the labyrinth.

Onirim is a solitaire card game. You must work against the game to gather the eight oneiric doors before the deck runs out. You can obtain door cards either by playing cards of the same color three turns in a row or by discarding one of your powerful key cards when a door appears from the deck. In both cases, you will have to decide the best use of each card in your hand and carefully play around the Nightmares. Those cards are hidden in the deck and will trigger painful dilemmas when drawn.

In addition to the exciting solo mode, players will enjoy the intuitive user interface, automated deck management, and stats to track their progress and successes against the game!

Onirim includes :
• Shadi Torbey’s base Onirim game in solitaire mode
• Original artwork from the base game by Philippe Guerin and Elise Plessis, enhanced by animations
• Solo play
• Detailed, interactive, turn-by-turn, in-game tutorial.
• Offline stats record so you can track your progress
• No in-app purchases or ads
• Languages available: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Download Onirim


Zen Sketch

Normally $1.99.

Zen Sketch is a cross between a note-taking and a painting app. We wanted to give people an app with a balance between power and simplicity: A place that could stay out of the way and let them think, but also contained an environment with the ability to add serious detail to their work. And so Zen Sketch was born. The app goes beyond regular ink handwriting apps by using an industry standard drawing/painting engine, but still organizes your work in a logical fashion like any good note-taking app.

Use Zen Sketch to create powerful notes or paintings. All your work can easily be exported out of the app as images or PDFs, and shared in just about every way imaginable. The app has no learning curve, and lets you work in a streamlined and clean interface designed with the latest technology in mind.

Download Zen Sketch

From: MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - All Stories - U.S. Could Expand Tablet and Laptop Ban to All International Flights

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is considering expanding its carry-on restrictions for electronic devices to include flights departing from the United States, according to CNN.

In March, restrictions were announced that prevented U.S.-bound passengers from eight Middle Eastern countries from carrying certain electronic devices in the passenger cabin. The TSA order, which does not have a stated end date, covers laptops, tablets, e-readers, cameras, portable DVD players, and handheld gaming devices larger than a smartphone.

However, those restrictions could also soon include flights departing from the United States, according to Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, who spoke briefly to reporters on Friday.

When asked whether it is true that he has hinted the laptop ban could expand to US soil, Kelly said that those characterizations of his thinking are accurate.

“No, they didn’t misread me,” he answered. “I would tell you that the threats against passenger aviation worldwide are constant. The good news is that we have great intelligence collection overseas — US intelligence collection. We also have great sharing with partners overseas. So, we are doing everything we can to get after these threats — but they are real.”

As with the original ban, the U.S. officials declined to comment on any new or specific threats, but implied that the decision had been made on evaluated intelligence.

The original ban applies to Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait, Morocco, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey. The nine airlines impacted by that order are Royal Jordanian, EgyptAir, Turkish Airlines, Saudia, Kuwait Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Qatar Airways, Emirates and Ethiad Airways. The United Kingdom issued a similar ban covering flights from six countries shortly after the U.S. announcement.

Last week, Politico reported that U.S. airlines are making preparations for an “imminent” expansion of the ban to Europe and possibly other regions.

Note: Due to the political nature of the discussion regarding this topic, the discussion thread is located in our Politics, Religion, Social Issues forum. All forum members and site visitors are welcome to read and follow the thread, but posting is limited to forum members with at least 100 posts.
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From: TechWorm - Do You Know How Steve Jobs “Acquired” iPhone Trademark From Cisco?

Being persistent helped Steve Jobs get the “iPhone” trademark from Cisco The moment Apple introduced its first model of iPhone at the Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco in January 2007, it dictated the evolution of smartphone industry. Today, Apple has become one of the top smartphone manufacturers in the world. Thanks to iPhone […]

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From: BGR - 9 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

It’s our last list of the day’s best paid iPhone and iPad apps before the long holiday weekend, so we did our best to find some cool new apps for you to enjoy. You’ll find nine new ones in Friday’s post, though there are also still a few freebies left over from yesterday if you want to go back and check them out.

These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long they will be free. These sales could end an hour from now or a week from now — obviously, the only thing we can guarantee is that they were free at the time this post was written. If you click on a link and see a price listed next to an app instead of the word “get,” it is no longer free. The sale has ended. If you download the app, you will be charged.

Voice Launcher

Normally $0.99.

Tired of looking for an app on the home screen?

This is the app for you! Instantly launch your apps with your voice!
# Features

– Voice Launcher detects the sound of keywords defined by you and launches apps using the URL scheme.

– Sound detection is processed locally in the app. No server connection makes possible a speedy response!

– Easy setup using templates for common URL Schemes.

– 519 pre-installed images to customize shortcut icons.

– Shortcuts are synchronized between your devices via iCloud.

– Spanish acoustic model is also available for Spanish speakers.
# How to use

1. Create a new shortcut with a name. It will be the keyword for the app to detect the sound.

2. Enter an URL scheme for launching your app.

3. Save the shortcut.

4. Bring your mouth closer to the microphone.

5. Speak the keyword into the microphone.

Download Voice Launcher

PhotoBot

Normally $4.99.

Take selfies without having to press any button!
Even use the front camera without having to twist your wrist trying to press the button.

Mount your iPhone somewhere and pose as much as you want. PhotoBot will snap it all for you!
THE STRUGGLE ========

We all know the struggle when taking selfies, It’s PRESSING THE BUTTON!

When you take selfies with group of friends, You somehow frame everyone in the photo but then realize it’s hard to press the capture button, because you are holding the phone with one hand and capture button is a bit far to reach.

You then use the volume button to capture but it leaves you with a blurry photo because when you try to press that hard button it shakes the phone.

The other case is you go to some beautiful place and then you want to take a picture, For example you standing in front of tower Eiffel. Now you have mounted the phone on a tripod or something, then put the self timer. and you go and stand there for the picture. It burst with 10 photos almost identical to each other. there’s no variety. If your pose is not that good in those 10 photos, then you have to stand for the photo again.

PHOTOBOT SOLUTION =========

But with PhotoBot app all you have to do is mount the phone and go pose as much as you want, photo bot will take a picture each second (Or amount of seconds you prefer), and all your poses will be captured. Then you will have a lot of great photos to chose from.
FEATURES

– Take photos automatically
– Set time delay
– Change camera
– Change Flash mode (Auto, On or Off)
– Browse photos
– Shows photo count
– Easy to use. (iOS camera feeling)

Download PhotoBot

Lifekees

Normally $9.99.

Lifekees keeps all your passwords, usernames and personal information organized, secure and readily available on all your devices with one secret password.

Lifekees helps you:

– Securely save passwords, usernames, account numbers, credit card information and other private data
– Keep your data synchronised, backed up and available on all your devices
– Quickly access your data with the secure pattern lock
– Generate secure passwords with the touch of a button
– Easily organise all your passwords in groups
– Share your passwords with your friends and family

PERSONAL ENCRYPTION & SECURITY

The data you store in Lifekees is encrypted and accessible only with your secret Lifekees account password known only by you.

– State of the art AES-256 bit encryption protects your data
– Your data is always stored on your device fully encrypted and protected
– Your data is always transferred between your devices fully encrypted and protected
– Nobody can help you recover your passwords if you loose your Lifekees account password

TRUSTED BY THOUSANDS

Since its launch in 2015, Lifekees has experienced steady growth to the point that it is now loved and trusted by thousands of users world wide. State of the art personal security combined with a minimalistic interface gives Lifekees users just what they need without complications.

Download Lifekees

EXIF Viewer by Fluntro

Normally $2.99.

*** Featured by Apple on US and Canada Appstore ***
EXIF Viewer is beautiful App along with Photos Extension, Recent Photo’s EXIF Widget and iMessage App. It is well crafted app for professional photographers who are serious about their work. It’s an universal app, buy once, use on all your iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch).

WHAT ARE FEATURES IN APP?
▸ App allows you to remove EXIF metadata including Photos GPS location known as Geotagging of photos.
▸ App displays EXIF metadata of any photo on your iOS device(s), Photo Stream or iCloud.
▸ Display EXIF tags like ISO,Shutter Speed,Focal length,Camera Model,Lens Model,Time stamp,Aperture,Shutter Count
▸ Ability to Zoom in photos,even with large size like 80 MB without loosing clarity / resolution.
▸ Re-order EXIF tags in the way you prefer & ability to hide EXIF tags that you don’t want to see.
▸ Select your preferred date formats (eg 1 day ago vs August 24th 2014 vs 24-08-2016 etc).
▸ You can optionally hide photos without EXIF metadata.
▸ Navigate quickly between next and previous photos in Exif detail screen by swiping right or left.
▸ App works great on landscape and portrait mode on iPads.
▸ App is optimised for all latest iOS Devices including iPhone 5SE,iPhone 6S,iPhone 6s+,iPad Mini,iPad air,iPad Pro.
▸ App also support 3D Touch on iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus (or newer device with 3D Touch support). Including Appshortcut to access “Favorites”,”Photostreams”,”Albums”,”All photos” quickly. Also Peek and POP functionality on ExifCards and photos in grid view.
▸ Ability to share Image with or without EXIF Metadata.
▸ Copy EXIF data to Clipboard (So that you can paste & share EXIF data as text in any other app).
▸ Most Messaging and Social networking apps remove EXIF Metadata from photos you send/receive. However, sending photos using Mail/ AirDrop retains or SD Card reader/Camera connection kit etc retains EXIF metadata.

HOW TO REMOVE EXIF METADATA on iPhone or iPad using Exif Viewer app by Fluntro
You have option to remove EXIF data in two different ways
1) Overwrite newly created photo without EXIF data on original image (However other apps can revert back to original photo if needed)
2) Create duplicate copy of photo without EXIF details. (We also have option to remove original photo after duplicated copy is created)

DIFFERENT TYPES OF VIEWS AVAILABLE ON EXIF VIEWER APP
1) EXIF Cards List view (as shown in screenshot), swipe to flip cards for Quick EXIF Details
2) Grid view
3) Map view shows cluster of photos on the map and view EXIF Details by tapping on photo (Satellite & Standard view)

HOW TO REORDER OR HIDE EXIF TAGS IN EXIF VIEWER APP?
Go to Settings > Manage & reorder Exif data tags.Drag and drop items you want to reorder. Turn off EXIF tags you don’t want to see on EXIF Detail screen.

HOW TO VIEW EXIF DATA USING EXIF VIEWER PHOTOS EXTENSION?
1) Open Native Photos App (or any other 3rd Party apps). Select desired photo (s) and tap on Share/Action button. Select ExifViewer app extension
2) Exif Viewer App extension with all EXIF details would be displayed.
3) Share photos with or without EXIF metadata or copy EXIF details to clipboard within Photos Extension.

▸ No in-app purchases will be added to this app in a future update. So all upcoming features will be free of cost.

Download EXIF Viewer by Fluntro

Magic Window

Normally $2.99.

Turn your iPhone or iPad into a window with a million dollar view. Enjoy beautiful timelapse views with relaxing ambient soundtracks. Perfect for your desk, night stand, flat panel, or Apple TV. Includes weather, alarm clock, wake to music, sleep timer, and more.

As seen in Apple’s “Brilliant” iPhone Commercials. Chosen by Apple as a Staff Favorite, New & Noteworthy, and What’s Hot.

#1 Entertainment App for iPad – As seen in USA Today and Mashable

“When you think of one word to describe Magic Window that word is amazing.” -AppAdvice

“This is one beautiful and mesmerizing app. It really is magic.” -AppModo

“An absolutely dazzling alternative to family photos… one of my favorite apps for a docked iPad” -CNet

“A very creative use of the hardware … very well done” -148Apps

“Turn Your iPad into a moving landscape with Magic Window” -Mashable

“The scenes are very tranquil and calming and can really suck you in” -MyAppleGuide

NEW VERSION 6.0

The ultimate desk stand, night stand, and relaxation application. Universal for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. An amazing selection of interactive Timelapse scenes mixed with high-quality ambient soundtracks. It’s like taking a mini-vacation around the world from your iPad or iPhone.

Explore 22 stunning scenes and watch them come to life before your eyes. Relax with ambient soundtracks mixed seamlessly with living scenery. Go to sleep to a sunset in Tokyo and wake up to a sunrise in Costa Rica. Experience a complete sunset in two hours or twenty seconds.

Save scenes as Live Photos and use them as Live Photo Wallpaper with 3D Touch on iPhone 6s, 6s+, 7, and 7+. Use them as Still Wallpaper on other iPhone models and iPad.

Sunsets, sunrises, cities, mountains, beaches, and coasts will liven your office or any room in your home. The touch time control will amaze you and your friends.

Includes full support for external displays. Includes AirPlay support for most devices. Other devices can use the HDMI or VGA accessory cables to connect an external display. Supports resolutions up to 1920×1200.

Magic Window also includes an Alarm Clock, Sleep Timer, Live Weather Conditions, Daily and Hourly Weather Forecasts. All cleanly integrated with cutting edge design.

More than 100 additional scenes available for purchase through the Destination store in the app.

All scenes in Magic Window were captured by professional timelapse photographers including Mike McCabe, Chad Richard, Hal Bergman, Jose Manuel Segura Alvarez, Sean Stiegemeier, and Ben Wiggins. These are some of the best timelapse photographers in the world.

Download Magic Window

Flux : a life book

Normally $0.99.

Flux: a life book

Record your life with ‘Flux’.
Infinite timelines, precise time pointers and handy tools.
The new ‘Linear Timeline’ and beautifully designed environment. Everything’s ready for you.
// Past, precent and future ‘Linear Timeline’

We tried to express the flow of time as connected indefinitely, and also tried flow can be visually felt. The Linear Timeline, dramatically expressing the infinite time and providing more precise control environment, by showing all the time in a simple line.

– From year to minute scale, precise control
– Dramatically continuous linear view

// More than write. More emotional

The important thing is, Flux is not just a memo. A concise writing environment provides the most complete functionality for expressing the moments. And the beautiful transition effect will stimulate your emotions. Flux will capture the moments more than what you feel.

– Emotional design, for a sense of time flow
– A variety tools to capture the moments

// For perfect beauty. Only for the iOS

We insist the perfect environment to express the better beauty of our products. Flux’s unique beauty is gently mingled with iOS, and it deliver more deeper, and more clear experience.

– Beautiful design, optimized for iOS
– Stylish color, clear user interface
– iCloud sync and backup

// Write on the flux. Another way to record

Flux focuses on the stories that written on your past, present and the future. A new timeline that goes on infinitely, a concise and beautiful writing environment, and attractive colors. Everything is ready for you.

Download Flux : a life book

This is Dop

Normally $1.99.

Beautifully crafted puzzle game. Awesome cosmic sound accompaniment. Play now addictive game from Kazakhstan.

Swipe the ball in right direction – you must follow colour pattern of both, ball and wall.

Be careful not to swipe in wrong coloured wall, or you’ll lose your time.

Earn points and unlock skins!

Download This is Dop

DoDone

Normally $0.99.

Done, the human to do app.

Why is this app different?
This app gets all the noise out of the way. You do the tasks you need to do today, and move all the other stuff away. You only manage tasks on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

How is it different?
You don’t have tasks with a due date in the past. They need to be done today, or are not important, or can maybe be done next week… You move the tasks accordingly. No need to change it to a specific date. Just move it to the next workday, week …

What does this mean?
You set a daily, weekly and monthly review moment to move the tasks to the appropriate period. You set up the days you work on a project, so that when you move a task to the next day, it is the next workday for that project.

Download DoDone

Vocabrowser

Normally $0.99.

Expand your vocabulary efficiently as you browse your favourite websites for your language study! Customized web browser + vocabulary building tools for all language learners.
# Features

– [Customized Web Browser] Look up new words on web pages in your favorite dictionary sites, by simply tapping a word.

– [Word List] Looked-up words are automatically tracked in your Word List for your review in the future.

– [Flashcards] Review words with fun! Swipe cards to the left if you forgot the definition, or to the right if you learned it.

– [Share Extension] You can easily add new bookmarks and words from Safari using the share button.

Download Vocabrowser

From: BGR - Don’t even pretend you already knew all 10 of these hidden iPhone tricks

Apple’s iOS platform has a wonderfully simple and intuitive UX, but the platform continues to grow more and more complex with each passing year. The iPhone is the kind of device that just about anyone can pick up and figure out how to use quickly, and yet it also hides all sorts of nifty features and functions that even the most savvy users probably don’t know about.

Learning about cool secret features that are hiding in your iPhone is always fun because it makes your phone feel fresh and new, if even for a moment. We’re going to run through 10 little-known iPhone tricks in this post. Even if you already know about some of them, we guarantee you’ll learn something new.

Delete text faster: When you tap and hold the backspace key on the iPhone’s keyboard, the delete rate speeds up after a while. But here’s a trick we bet you didn’t know — if you press harder on the backspace key on any iPhone with 3D Touch, it’ll speed up instantly. Deleting will also slow back down if you release some of the pressure.

Quickly and easily turn off the flashlight: Being able to turn on the iPhone’s flashlight from Control Center while the phone is locked is super convenient. But having to swipe back in and tap the button again to turn it off can be annoying, especially when your hands are full. Instead, simply start to swipe our lock screen to the left like you’re opening the camera, but only swipe a tiny bit and then let go. Your phone will think you’re opening the camera app and the flash will turn off.

As someone who walks a dog late at night every day, I can confirm that this trick definitely comes in handy when you’ve got an iPhone 7 Plus in one hand and a bag full of 🐶💩 in the other.

See all open Safari tabs: Isn’t that cascading list of Safari tabs annoying? Instead of scrolling around looking for something, turn your phone to landscape while on any tab. Then pinch the screen like you’re zooming out on a photo, and you’ll see all of your open tabs like this:

Open Spotlight in any app: Sometimes you want to search your phone without opening the Notification Center. You can — with any app open, just pull down from the top of the screen like you’re opening Notification Center, but stop when just the search field is visible and you feel a little haptic vibration.

Easy package tracking: Did someone send you a package and then text you the tracking number? Tap and hold on the tracking number in the Messages app and an option will pop up right there to track it.

Prioritize app downloads: Via Reddit, did you know you could prioritize your app downloads? If you’re in the middle of downloading and/or updating a whole bunch of apps but there’s one in particular you need, just 3D Touch the icon and you’ll get this menu:

Infinite zoom on any photo: It’s kind of annoying that you can only zoom in to a certain point on photos you capture on your iPhone. Check this out — tap the edit button, crop the photo just a tiny little bit, and save it. Now you can zoom in infinitely! Things start to get a little weird after you zoom in too far, so try not to get lost.

Search for words on a webpage: Okay, this one is HUGE. Most people have no idea that you can actually search for words on a webpage in mobile Safari just like you can in a desktop browser. One any webpage, type the word you’re looking for in the URL bar but don’t tap “Go.” Instead, scroll down and you’ll see an option to search for the word, and you can then tap through each instance. Here, you can see that I searched for the word “echo”:

Close all Safari tabs at once: This is a big one for people who leave tons of tabs open and decide they need to start fresh. Just tap and hold on the tab switcher button in the bottom-right corner in Safari, no 3D Touch needed. A little menu will then pop up and give you the option to close all tabs.

Drag share sheet options to rearrange them: Here’s another trick that comes courtesy of Reddit. If you want to quickly reorder your options on the iOS share sheet, simply tap on one and drag it around. Here’s a screenshot that shows how it works:

From: BGR - Andy Rubin’s mysterious new Android phone will do something your iPhone can’t

There are several interesting Android devices in the works, and one of them is supposed to launch real soon. No, it’s not the OnePlus 5, although that one also qualifies. It’s Andy Rubin’s Essential, a flagship device that should compete directly against the iPhone 8, the Galaxy S8, and every other high-end Android handset you can think of. We don’t know many things about the Essential phone right now, other than it’s supposed to have an edge-to-edge screen and offer a feature unseen on the iPhone so far.

We got our first Essential glimpse a couple of months ago when Andy Rubin posted the image above.

Then, on Thursday, the official Essential Twitter account came online teasing something “big” for next week. Apparently, the phone should be unveiled on May 30th.

Hours later, Essential tweeted an image that shows a phone complete with a strange accessory on top. Nobody could blame you if you thought it’s a camera. It’s probably the kind of add-on that makes sense.

https://twitter.com/essential/status/867842387455877120

But here’s what happens when you add some light:

https://twitter.com/robotodd/status/867847679140921344

Yes, it appears the Essential phone will have a 360-degree camera accessory for VR and AR. The image also seems to imply there’s going to be some sort of connector placed on top of the phone to attach that camera.

Looking back at Rubin’s previous tweets, it shouldn’t be a surprise to hear that Essential is also working on VR/AR cameras. After all, everybody is interested in these technologies, and smartphones now have technical abilities that support VR and AR.

But Rubin already teased last month that Essential is working on a device that would have 360-degree video recording capabilities:

https://twitter.com/Arubin/status/852198868255199232

That’s all we know about the Essential iPhone killer at this point, so we’ll just have to wait for the company to tell us more about it next week.