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[iOS7 New Feature] Your iPhone can Check alignment against any Plane [#Tips]

Today I will be telling you about a great utility which is their in iPhone and I am sure that you never knew about it because I myself discovered that while playing with it today. There is a smart utility in your Compass application on your iPhone. Compass is one of the rare utilities which must be using every day, people who are usually trekking may find this utility very useful otherwise we seldom use it. Today in this post I am going to help you to find the correct alignment of any plane with the help of your iPhone.

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How Does it Work

Open the Compass application and then swipe your fingers to the left to see the alignment utility. Now place your iPhone on your table and if the circles do not overlap each other then it means that the table is not horizontally aligned. In other words I should say that the table is not properly horizontal and the flaw in its alignment is shown by the iPhone.

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It can also check the vertical alignment of the iPhone, it may be very useful when you are trying to align the portrait or any other landscape on your wall. Just place your iPhone along with its plane and it will show you whether the alignment is correct or not. The moment the alignment it correct, the circles will overlap each other and then the screen will go green.

Conclusion

This application can be used to check the alignment in against any plane you can also turn it into a game if manually try to overlap the circles (which is tricky enough to irritate you). Please let us know if you face any problem while using this utility and let me also let you that this is the unique feature of the new iOS7 and so you will not find it on any other older version.

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[Fix] What and Why are these Blue Dots on iPhone [iOS New Feature]

There is a new UI feature in the new iOS7 which puts a blue dot behind the name of the application which has been recently installed or which has been recently updated. Now in this post I will tell you that what does this signify and if your iPhone is automatically putting this in front of every application now and then (even if you don’t manually update it), then what is the reason behind it.

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This blue dots just tell you that after the install of that application or after its latest update you have not opened it once. The moment you open it, this blue dot will go away and there is not provision to completely remove it. However, if this comes on every application even if you don’t update it, then there is a small unknown setting on iPhone which has been doing this.

Reasons Why They Exist

Open the Settings section and then search for the option of App Store. Here you will see that the automatic updates option is toggled as ON, which means that as soon as the update arrives it uses the WiFi network through which your iPhone is connected and then updates that application. Hence, you see that Blue dot without doing anything.

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It may also happen if you will update the applications on your iTunes on desktop or laptop and then once your iPhone is synced with it, iTunes will replace all the old applications with the new updated versions and thus again you will see the same dot before the name of the updated applications (as they have not been opened since updated.)

Conclusion

This feature has really troubled many of the users. I just took a look at one of my friend’s iPhone and told him that you have not used this application till now. He was surprized that how did I tell him and so here goes the trick in this post. Please let us know if you face problem while following this tip or if you face any other problem on your iPhone.

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[Fix] Applications crash and iPhone hangs after iOS7 upgrade

With the upgrade of iOS7 (the latest major version of iOS) on iPhone 4 many users have complained that their iPhone is not lagging in UI and the applications are also crashing. In short they are putting it as their phone has gone really slow. One of the user complained on the Apple discussion that when he wants to call anyone then he has to wait for the iPhone to respond for about 10 to 12 seconds on every step. Now this is something very serious because the lag at this rate makes your iPhone completely useless. So, there are the steps which can help you to deal with this problem.

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How To Fix It

Step- 1

Upgrade your iPhone 4 to iOS7.0.3. This is the latest update of the iOS7. This update will fix many of the fixes on your iPhone and the lock-screen bypass problem which created a lots of problem among the users. This update will reduce the lag to a huge extent.

Step- 2

Try to close the applications regularly when you exit an application, make sure that when you double tap the home button you don’t a huge list of application in the row. Following the same logic in mind, delete all those application which you seldom use.

Step- 3

If the lag is unbearable, then take the backup of your iPhone 4 and then restore it with the backup.

Conclusion

These steps will really help you keep your iPhone4 stable and reduce the lag to a huge extent. After restoring the device, it responds really well but then after a month or two it might start doing the same things again. So, you can think of repeating the above again and again after an interval of 2 or 3 months. Please let us know if you face any problem while dealing with this issue.

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Share a Contact via SMS without any Attachment [#New App Android]

When it comes to contact then either we use the instant messengers to send or share the contact. We also share the contact through an e-mail which attaches the .vcf file or sometimes while following the most lengthy approach we open your contact book go to that particular contact copy his or her number and then paste it in the SMS to send to it any person.

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Actually the last way is the most general way to share a contact because SMS is the most general feature which is available on all the device. You might not find some of your friends on Whatsapp or BBM or Line Messenger but they will always be approachable through SMSs. But again this is most lengthy way to share a contact

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Today I will be sharing an application with you which will make it really quick for you to share a contact with an SMS (without attaching any attachment like vcf files). Once you open this application it will ask you to choose the contact which is to be shared and then you will select the medium via which it should be shared.

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Once the SMS option is selected it will take you to the new SMS screen where the contact number details of the contact will already be available there in the textbox. You will just have to enter the details of the contact to which it is being send and then the contact details of the person will go as a normal SMS (which is really a great part of this application).

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[App of The Day #2]: Molto-The best UI Application to view your GMail inbox.

Molto is the best application with the best UI available over the App Store to configure your GMail application. The reason is that it has the unique feature of merging your contact Display Pictures with that of their Facebook profile which really gives the relishing look to the Inbox. We will talk about the features of that application in detail but apart from that you will not see any other technical feature which is new.

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Mostly all the features are available in the default application of GMail but usually the images used by the people for their profile are not updated as frequently as compared with their Facebook profile. Moreover the type of animations this application provides is pretty good.

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One swiping towards the right it will archive the mail and then on swiping it towards the left it will display the inbox in the editing mode and then you can select the multiple number of mail to give them a common command. These types of features are usually useful when you are checking your phone after a long period of time and a huge bunch of non-sense mail have logged in the inbox.

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You can tap on the logo of the e-mail sender which will display the multiple usual options for the mail and then once you open it you will see the cover photo of the Facebook profile at the top of the mail followed by its content. Again once you open the mail you will have more options which will also include printing the mail.

In the Settings section you can disable the Facebook configuration mode, if you want any merging of info on Facebook with your GMail account but actually nothing is being with your data on GMail account rather Molto is just using that information to make the UI of the application more interactive than the default GMail account. Please let us know if you face any problem while using this application.

Download: Molto | App Store | Google Play Store

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[App of The Day #1]: Quipio–The best application to put Words in a Photo

If you love listening and reading motivational and inspirational quotes, then I have got a great application for you which is named as quipio and with the help of which you can actually distribute such quotes among your friends on Facebook or Twitter or Instagram. This application is one of its own type and TechCrunch has called this application as the instagram of the words. This application can take the text which you have typed and then give them a very good calligraphic look which will be explained later in this post.

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As of now I can see this application only on the App Store, so Android folks will have to wait for a bit before it shows up on the Google Play Store. Open the application and then create new post by simply entering the text. You can see that the limit to the number of characters being used is 500. Once you enter the text highlight the words which are supposed to be emphasized.

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After that you will simply have to choose the layout under which your message will be displayed, most of the good one are not available for free but they are available at the nominal prices.

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If you do not want to pay for this, then I will suggest you to keep scrolling down and you may like few of them (as I have, while creating a quipio for this post). Once the layout is selected you can make few changes in them by editing them further like changing the color of the text, but then the choices will be very few.

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Once everything is done you can share that via multiple options as mentioned in the screenshot. This application does not provide you the provision to share the same on all the social networking account at once. So, for that you can share that on quipio + Instagram.

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This application will open this image Instagram and once you further complete the usual editing of the images on Instagram there, you can further share it on Facebook and Twitter from that point only. This application is really good, epically if you want to say sorry to wish birthday to any of your friends publically on the social accounts. Please let us know if you find any problem while using this application.

Download: Quipio | App Store

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Customize the Privacy Options of Hangouts on iOS and Android devices

On Google Plus anyone can invite you over a video Hangout or anyone can comment on your posts unless the privacy section is dealt particularly. Google Hangout application for iPhone and Android devices have the provision to control the privacy with which they followers or friends can interact with you Hangout either on the desktop or the applications for both the platforms. The screenshot and the tip has been mentioned for the Android devices, but the exact same steps can be used to do the same for the iPhone application as well.

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Open the application and then go to its Settings section. Now tap the Customize invites option.

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Privacy has been differentiated as per the circles affiliated to your Google Plus profile. Let’s say, Friends will directly invite you to the hangout session and you will just have to click the link to start the hangout, whereas in the case of other circles like entertainment the people will be able to send you an invitation for the Google Hangout on the acceptance of which the Hangout will start.

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Here hangout refers to both way to interaction, i.e. video and audio both. You can change the level of this invitation to the hangout for all the circles related to your profile.

If you are still facing lots of invitation on your profile then you can opt to snooze the notifications for the next 72 hours or you can go to the settings section and then uncheck the checkbox for the notifications for Hangout Invitations. This will save your phone from buzzing every time any tries to invite you to the Hangout.

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Two Best Free Applications to Create Your own Music on iOS devices

Few days ‘GarageBand’ went free as one of the applications on Apple devices as the part of ‘iLife’ application pack and today we also have another application which has been stated as the application of the week on the App Store of iOS devices. These two are the best applications if you want to produces your own music over the Apple iOS devices. Obviously, ‘GarageBand’ leads the way but it is really heavy for iPhone 4 to operate and it may crash frequently and the same story goes for the iPhone 3GS, so we are stating the second application for those users.

1. GarageBand

This music generation application has most of the general beats and rhythm played by most of the instruments and thus they can repeated and used again and again to generate your music, you also have the option to record the music through the microphone of your iPhone. So, you can play your guitar and sing to record your voice in it. Most of the smart rhythm packs of the application will have to be bought at 5$ but still the features are worth trying.

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It seems as if the Apple have really started forging their policies in a different directions. Firstly it was the updates of Mac OS (I.e Maverick) along with the free iLife pack and now the Freemium version of Garageband. I cannot see that where Apple people are heading towards but these are good for us, so no worries.

Download: Garageband | App Store

2. Figure

It is a really great application if you want to produce nice and DJ type beats over the best percussions music. This will give you all the possible percussion music with the beats and you will be able to align them in order to get best electronic music. The application is really good and it has both already programmed percussion sets (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10 and more beats) along with the feature of producing the beats with the help of finger taps.

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These are the best music producing application which are available over the App Store, if you have a better choice then let us know or you can ask anything related to the feature of these applications.

Download: Figure | App Store

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How To Check Cellular Data Used by Applications on iPhone [iOS7 Feature]

Till iOS6 we have been installing many application to know that what amount of cellular data is being used by what all applications on the iPhone. So, that we could limit the usage of the application while we are using the Cellular data. Luckily this feature is now one of the new features which have been introduced in the new iOS7 and in this post we will be telling you that how can you check the data usage by every application installed on your iPhone. You can also choose to revoke the access of cellular data for that application.

If you are on WiFi and you have switched off the Cellular Data and then the screen will look like this.

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Go to the Settings section and then choose the Cellular Data as the option, scroll down on the screen and you will see all the applications with the cellular data being used.

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Switch ON the cellular data option and you will be able to see all these application with a toggle button to revoke their access to Cellular data. If you feel that some of the application use your cellular data a lot then you can use this toggle button and thus they will only operate over the WiFi.

The applications are sorted as per the last application which used the Cellular Data. Please let us know if you have any query related to this tip. With the help of this feature you will be able to check the data usage on behalf of all the applications on your iPhone.

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See who is Online on Google Hangout app [iPhone]

Google hangout has been updated with a feature of voice calling, though video calling was embedded in it but now you also have the option of calling the other users through audio. Usually for this feature we have been using some of the applications like line, Viber and Skype on our phones but now it seems that when all the users already have their primary contact stored on their Google Account. Especially when most of them have started using Android devices which uses their Google account only.

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Users will prefer Google Hangout over the other applications, obviously. So, if you want to use this feature then you will just have to update this application and once you open the application you will see an introductory screen of this application. Apart from this you will always see a phone icon on the first screen of this application, which can be tapped to open the keypad dialer.

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It also shows the call log for the calls made through Google Hangout. Another good feature which has been updated in the application is the availability of the online presence symbol for the contacts. The users who are currently online will have a small green colored icon on the right hand corner of the photo. So, now when you will open the new hangout windows, then you will be able to know that who all users are online as of now.

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These are the two new features which have been updated in this application and second one has not been highlighted much. Please let us know if you face any problem while using this application. For all the users who are using iPhone 4 with iOS7, this application will really lag a lot in Graphical User Interface and there is no remedy to completely remove that from the application.