How to hide your apps in iOS 9 without a jailbreak

Every once in a while, you might have an app or two that you really don’t want to show off. Whether it’s a racy game or two or dating apps you don’t want your children seeing when you hand them your phone to keep them occupied, being able to hide those apps from general view […]

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How to use Notes in iOS 9 like a boss

The busier my life gets, the more disorganized I become. I fumble for a notepad when I’m out and want to get someone’s phone number. I think of get short story ideas when I’m in the shower, and I have tons of books and movies I want to get (usually when I’m broke). Don’t get […]

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Periscope Now Supports Landscape Broadcasts Ahead of New Apple TV App

The Twitter-owned live-streaming app Periscope today updated its app with a much-requested feature that will let users broadcast and view live streams in landscape mode. The move comes a day after the Periscope app was seen on stage during the „Hey Siri“ event as an upcoming app for the brand new Apple TV.

Today’s update also introduced Facebook connectivity, allowing users to post the link to a current live broadcast, or the replay video of one that’s over, to their Facebook wall from directly within Periscope. The team has also tweaked the app’s social features and added in some accessibility modes, as well.

What’s New in Version 1.2

Landscape: When a broadcaster holds their phone in landscape, the video will now be oriented properly for all viewers. Viewers can continue holding their device in portrait, or match the broadcaster’s orientation to maintain full screen video. Either way, you’ll never need to watch sideways video again!
Share Indication: When someone you follow shares a broadcast, it appears in your home feed. In this update, we’ve added an indicator beneath the broadcast title explaining who shared it with you.
Share on Facebook: You can now share the link to a LIVE broadcast or replay on Facebook. To see this option, you’ll need to log in to Facebook from the iOS Settings app on your device.
Accessibility: We’ve heard from a lot of people that Periscope needs to be more accessible. In this version we’ve made large steps toward fully supporting our VoiceOver users.

Although there’s been no talk of the Apple TV app yet, that version of Periscope will no doubt allow users to view current live-streams and watch older re-plays with UI tweaks for the bigger-screened experience. Periscope can be downloaded for free from the App Store [Direct Link].



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How to skip those skimpy mobile versions of websites

Using the mobile web is an uneven affair in terms of what you’ll see once your little blue progress bar slides across the page to let you know your page has loaded. Some sites give you a crippled version of the original, making sure you can’t find any information on them at all. Looking for […]

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