Showing posts with label iOS 6. Show all posts
Showing posts with label iOS 6. Show all posts

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Facebook Photo Sync iPhone and iPad [iOS 6]

You can now sync photos automatically from your iPhone or iPad to Facebook, you will need to be using iOS 6. Since the feature is available on iOS 6 -- if you have the Faecbook app installed on your iPhone or iPad then you should be ready to go and start right away. With this new feature you can sync you photos to Facebook and then choose to share them on your Timeline or send them privately. All photos get uploaded to a private album on Facebook, visible only to you. From here you can decide which ones to share and which ones to delete -- Facebook Photo Sync form iOS 6 is available now and comes with 2GB of free storage.

Facebook Photo Sync iPhone and iPad

How to setup Facebook photo sync on an iPhone or iPad
1. On you phone or tablet launch Facebook and then tap on photos. Scrool down and if all is setup for you, you should see the new 'Sync photos' tab available.
2. Tap on it and you're ready to get started.
3. Your photos will begin to upload to Facebook into a new private album
4. On the website you can choose which photos to share by click the checkmark and then sharing on your Timeline.

How to change photo sync setting son the iPhone or iPad.
1. Open Facebook on your device tap on photos and then tap on Sync Photos and then on the gear icon to bring up the settings.

How to share synced photos on the web
1. Open Facebook
2. Click on Photos
3. Click on Synced from phone
4. Browse through your phones -- checkmark to share or drag to share a group of photos or send privately. Delete to get rid of photos.

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Monday, October 15, 2012

How to share iOS 6 Photos on Facebook

Apple's latest iOS - iOS 6 has some fantastic features and one of them is the ability to share your iOS 6 photos on Facebook. You can also sync and share your Facebook photos on your iPhone or iPad from within iOS 6. To get started you will need to setup Facebook in iOS 6. Once that is done you can then begin to share photos with your Facebook, iPhone and iPad pals. You can also do all this sharing using Siri - the virtual voice assistant. So with a simple voice command you can begin photo sharing on Facebook and on your devices.

[caption id="attachment_2739" align="aligncenter" width="300"]iOS 6 photos on Facebook Source: Apple[/caption]

How to allow Facebook to access my iOS photos
1. On your iPhone or iPad you will need to open settings
2. Choose privacy
3. Choose photos
4. The Facebook icon should appear here. You need to ensure that the blue 'On' button is active. Change to on if in the off mode.

Once in the 'On' mode share all your iOS photos and photo streams with your Facebook pals.

How to share iOS photos using Siri
1. Tap and hold down the home button for 2-3 seconds to activate Siri
2. Say 'Post to Facebook'
3. Tell Siri what to post
4. Review post and type in any edits
5. Tap or say 'Post' and you're done.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

iOS 6: How to take a panoramic photo with iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S

iPhone Camera with Panorama
Image Source: Apple

The new iPhone 5 has been released and the updated iOS 6 operating system is being updated on countless devices. Once of the fun features of the new iOS 6 is the ability to take Panorama photos. Panoramic photos are about 8640 x 1881 pixels and therefore quiet large. it allows you however to take beautiful shots of landscapes, friends at a party, your garden and just about anywhere and any location. So how does Panorama work.

Panoramic Shots: How do they work
 You point at an image and then move your camera to take a series of images. If you did not have panorama you would need to join  photos together before being able to combine them into one whole. With Panorama you can just pan and your phone will take a services of photos while combining it as one. A simple and beautiful concept.

How to Take a Panorama Photo on the iPhone in iOS 6.
You can take panoramic photos using your iPhone 5 and iPhone 4S
1. On your iPhone open up your camera
2. Tap on options and then panorama
3. Your phone goes into panorama mode.
4. tap the shutter button and move your iPhone continuously while keeping the arrow along the white line.
5. Tap done when your over and there you have it.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

How to update Twitter and Facebook with Siri

How to update Twitter and Facebook with Siri. To be able to update your Twitter and Facebook using Siri you will need to have the latest iOS 6 on your Device. Once you get it you can send out Tweets by simply speaking them and Siri will update Twitter with your Tweets. We do have a guide on how to get the latest iOS 6 on your device. Once you got everything setup and ready, you can now launch Siri and start sending Tweets based on your voice-based dictation. Once Siri has been opened all you need to do is say 'Tweet' followed by your update. Once you update is ready Siri will send out your tweet to all your followers. You can also tag people if that person's Twitter name is in your contacts. This way you can mention your friends in your Tweets. 
Update twitter and Facebook with Siri

Sending a Facebook status update is even simpler. Tell Siri 'Post to Facebook' and anything you say after Facebook will be used as your Status update. Once you message has been reviewed simple post and it get onto your Facebook status. We are sure there will be many other tips and tricks and if you do have some, please let us know in the comments section below. iOS 6 comes with such deep Facebook and Twitter integration that you can tweet from just about anywhere on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, like updating from your Photos etc.

iOS 6: How to download and install

iOS 6 has been released and you can now update your iPhone, iPad and iPod with the new operating system. If you want to know if your device is compatible with iOS 6, please check the image above, this is a screenshot from Apple and you can click on the image to enlarge. All iPhone 3GS and later can upgrade to iOS 6. All second generation iPad models and all iPod Touch models fourth generation and later can upgrade. So if you are ready to continue with the downloading and installing the new iOS 6, let's get started.

There are two ways to upgrade to iOS 6, Over the air and using iTunes.

1. Over the Air - Before you start it is advisable to sync your device to iTunes. You also need the latest version of iTunes on your device - iTunes 10.7 and you get can the latest download here. Also backup your data, nothing should go wrong but just in case. ON your device go to Settings > General > Software update. You should see iOS 6 and a download and install button below, tap it and agree to Apple's terms and conditions. Once downloaded onto your device - it will restart. Once your device comes on again, you will need to click on continue, sign-in with your Apple ID, enable location services - useful for Maps etc and your ready to go with iOS 6 on your device.

2. Update to iOS 6 via iTunes - make sure you'r using iTunes 10.7, now you can click on your device name under the Devices header on the left-hand corner. Under version tap on 'Check for update'. A pop-up will appear announcing the new iOS is ready for download and use. You can now tap the ' Download Only' button if you would download now and install later. Since it takes time to get it done and if you are in need of your phone choose only download now. If you have about an hour to space tap in the 'Download and Install' button. Once the download is complete keep your device connected until it restarts. Go through the start-up screens and then enter your Apple ID and password and you're ready to go.

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Get the new YouTube App for iOS 6 and iPhone 5 [How-to]

YouTube App for iOS 6

Pre-orders of the iPhone 5 have already sold out and the iOS 6 is just days away from landing on people's phones. One thing that the new iPhone and iOS will not come with is the stock YouTube app. There are many reasons for this and the main one being the fierce competition between Google and Apple - a number of lawsuits persist between the two companies. Apple did announce that YouTube will come out with its own standalone app -- that is just what happened. Just days ahead of the release of iOS 6 YouTube launched its new stand-alone app in the app in the app store. The older stock version of YouTube available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod is something most users are familiar with. The new app however has added features and capabilities that make using it all the more better. 

Improved features found on the new YouTube app for iOS.
You can now browse channels you have subscribed to by swiping right from the left side of the screen.
New options for sharing videos with your Facebook and Google+ friends.
The search bar now comes with auto-suggestions and voice-search option.
Once you log-in using the pop-up screen you can design your YouTube homepage to display options that you want.
Subscribe button available below each video
You can play video both in-play and full-screen mode.
Get the new YouTube app for iOS here

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Friday, September 14, 2012

iOS 6 Available to download on September 19

iOS 6

With all the media attention the iPhone 5 has been getting, users with older iPhones must be feeling a little left out. All is not lost however because the latest version of Apple's iOS - iOS 6 will be available for download on September 19, 2012. This latest version of the operating system will be available for all iPhones, iPads and iPods. If you have an iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, New iPad or the iPad 2, you will be able to download and install iOS 6. This means that users with the original iPhone, iPhone 3G and original iPad will not be able to updated the iOS. 

iOS 6 comes with many new features like deep Facebook integration, Apple Maps and guided access for people with disabilities. So as you get ready to get iOS 6, here are a few recommendations to get your device ready for the new upgrade.

Clean up your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
There must be a lot of Apps you might have downloaded and rarely use. This can take-up a lot of precious storage space. The idea is to remove apps from your home-screen that you no longer use and get your device ready. Especially problematic for 16 GB devices. So take the time to set things in order and clear up space and your screen. You can always download those free apps later.

Backup your iPhone, iPad or iPod.
It is highly unlikely that anything will go wrong when you upgrade. It is however a nice feeling to know that all your data is backed-up in case anything should go wrong. You can do this by plugging your device into a computer and if the backup does not happen automatically. You can then go to iTunes, right-click on your device and select backup. 

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Siri gets upgraded in iOS 6

When Apple's iOS 6 gets launched later this year. Siri will be getting a huge upgrade. Siri is the virtual assistant that comes along with the iPad, iPhone and the iPod - Siri answers your questions and has given users countless number of hours of entertainment with the various fun answers provided. Siri up until now needs to be used by tapping the icon. With the release of the new iOS 6 there will be no tapping required and you can just speak directly and get answers from Siri. Android users already have this feature available with Nina. Siri however will now support more countries with new languages added. 

Features part of the new Siri for iOS 6

1. Sports - for sports fan Siri knows baseball, hockey, basketball, soccer and hockey. Ask for game schedules, live sports updates and keep track of scores from live games. 
2. Movies - Siri can help you decide which movie to watch. You can ask Siri for a movie trailer or a review from rotten tomatoes. You can also use Siri to find out more about the director of the movie, any awards won and follow your favorite actor. 
3. Restaurants - you can now narrow down your search and ask Siri to provided details about food, price, seating arrangement and cuisine. You can also make a reservation using the OpenTable app
4. Facebook and Twitter - use your voice to ask Siri to post a Tweet or a Facebook status update. Siri will understand your voice and get all your social networking done on Facebook and Twitter
5. App launching - ask Siri to open and launch apps for you, so if you're even stuck in a place and need to kill some time. Ask Siri to open your Facebook or Twitter and see what your friends are up to.
6. Eyes Free - Apple is now working with car manufactures to integrate Siri into select voice control systems. Which can be launched through a voice command on your steering wheel. So you can ask questions without taking your eyes off the road.

This will be a huge upgrade and Apple wants-in on the whole search business with the new features Siri has the potential to become the default search engine for iPhone, iPad and iPod users. Note: Siri will be available only on iPhone 4S and iPad (3rd generation) and requires Internet access. Cellular data charges may apply.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

iOS 6: What to expect

iOS 6 is now available for developers to tinker and start playing around with. If you would like to be a part of the folks who can test the new iOS, you would need a developer account or know someone who has one. iOS 6 will be out later this fall and users will be able to wirelessly on their iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. There is a lot of speculation as to what to expect and Apple has released a number of features that users will have access to on the all new iOS 6.

1. Maps
News is all over about Apple's new maps. It promises to have picture quality so great that if you like an Ariel view the cameras are powerful enough to capture someone sunbathing. This has turned into a privacy issue with many privacy pundits advocating a resistance to these new Apple maps that will take the competition to Google Maps.

2. Siri
You personal virtual assistant Siri now supports more languages and tries to be your guide no mater where in the world you are. Will also be available on the new iPad. There will also be no need to use tapping to launch Siri just speak the word.

3. Deeper Facebook Integration
With this new improvement, you don't need to have your Facebook app always open to use FB. iOS 6 will have deep integration in all functions. If you hands are full just ask Siri to post for you. Apple and Facebook are now good friends. 

4. Shared Photo Streams
The point of this is that you can now share selected photos with selected individuals. All these shared photo streams can also be viewed on Apple TV. Share as much as you want as these photos don't count against your iCloud storage. 

5. Passbook
With this you can use your make sure your boarding pass, movie tickets and loyalty cards are all in one place. In fact once you check into an airport the app can tell you if your relaxing in the wrong terminal. 

6. FaceTime
FaceTime on iOS 6 will be available on all cellular networks including on wi-fi. This means you can use FaceTime no matter where you are. You can also make FaceTime calls on your iPad using your phone number.

There are a whole lot of improvements and including Safari which will have the ability to pick up where you left off on any of your devices.
Source: Apple iOS 6 preview

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