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How to create a virtual home button on your iPad

By Bogdan Lazar   September - 3 - 2014    See more Apps inTips & Tricks   Comments

If your iPad home button is broken, you can still use your device by creating a virtual button on the screen. Every iPad has this feature and it’s a real unexploited gold mine, if you ask me.

To turn the feature on, simply go to Settings > General > Accessbility > Assistive Touch and turn the feature on. A virtual home button should appear on your screen and it will sit on top of all the other apps. You can drag it to move it around, although it will always stick to the closest edge of the device’s screen. When you tap it, the button will show a popup with easy access to all of your iPad’s physical buttons: Home, Sleep [...]


If you’re like me and have a bunch of email accounts hooked up to your iPhone Mail via IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol), then you know the shriek of pain when trying to delete a email on one of these accounts. “Unable to Move Message. The message could not be moved to mailbox Trash.” Yeah, that’s the one.

This only happens however if you’re using the IMAP protocol, and not POP3. So basically if you’ve added a Gmail account, you’ve experienced the issue. If you have your own mail server, chances are you’ve experienced it as [...]

Did you know?

By Bogdan Lazar   August - 20 - 2014    See more Apps inTips & Tricks   Comments

So you’re jogging and want to time your jog with music? Working and want a simple Pomodoro timer that works with your iPhone music library that notifies you when to take a break? Or you’re cooking and want to set a timer for when to check in on the turkey in the oven, again listening to music at the same time? Here’s a nifty tip that will, simply put, set a timer on your music playback and stop playback when the timer hits zero.

Reading Appbite With A RSS Reader

By Bogdan Lazar   December - 19 - 2012    See more Apps inApp Reviews, Productivity & Utilities, Tips & Tricks   Comments

If you’ve followed along with our IFTTT article last week, you’ve seen how easy it is to set up some simple email notifications for when your favorite blog (Appbite, wink, wink) posts a new article. But what happens if you have more than a few blogs you’re following and they’re all pretty active publishers? WEll, the gist of it is that you’ll see a ton of email coming to your account. That may be fine for some of us who live in our Inbox, but for others, email is counter-productive. But fear not, there’s an easy way to stay up to date with Appbite and other blogs without worrying about email overload. Enter RSS readers.

In short, a RSS reader is a piece of software, desktop, mobile or browser-based, that allows its users to read RSS and atom feeds. Whenever a blog or publication that supports these types of feeds (and they pretty much all do have it) [...]

How To Stay Up To Date With Your Favorite Blogs

By Bogdan Lazar   December - 12 - 2012    See more Apps inApp Reviews, Tips & Tricks   Comments

I often find myself checking various blogs and websites for new articles they may have posted. Manually doing this for every website takes time, not to mention it’s boring as hell. Luckily there are better ways to do this. How about a quick and dirty solution to email you a notification whenever publishes a new article? The same solution can be applied to almost any web blog, so keep on reading…

We’re going to be using a free online tool called IFTTT (pronounced like “gift” without the “g”). IFTTT comes from If This Then That and is a dead-easy tool to create powerful connections between various online services, called channels. These connections are known in the IFTTT community as recipes and they always involve two services (this and that): a trigger (this) and an action (that). Quick annalogies for this [...]

Does Facetime cost money ?

By Scott Golby   November - 25 - 2012    See more Apps inApp Reviews, Tips & Tricks   Comments

Does Facetime cost money ? (when used on an iPhone)
We try to answer this question for those with iPhones on 3G/4G networks

5 Free Apps To Make Traveling Easier

By Maria Poeana   July - 20 - 2012    See more Apps inApp Reviews, Tips & Tricks   Comments

Planning a trip can prove to be a real nightmare. Once you pick your destination, there are so many things to do that you sometimes feel overwhelmed. Find a cheap flight or a car to rent, book a room at a hotel or rent a house…and that’s just the beginning. Once you get there, you have to see where to eat, what to visit, what outdoor activities are the most fun and what to do to make the most out of this trip. And a single thing like not being able to communicate to the people around you because of the language barrier can ruin your trip completely. But that doesn’t mean you should give up traveling. Especially when there are so many apps that can make all these problems just magically disappear. And here are just 5 of them.

What do you do first after picking a destination? Look up flights or car rentals, and hotels that are [...]