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Forget Swipe To Unlock! Fold To Unlock Concept Brings A Smart Cover To Your iPhone’s Lock Screen

Forget Swipe To Unlock! Fold To Unlock Concept Brings A Smart Cover To Your iPhone’s Lock Screen

Like a virtual Smart Cover for your iPhone.

There’s nothing that really needs changing about Apple’s patented “Slide to Unlock” functionality, but ever since Apple introduced the Smart Cover for the iPad 2, there’s been a conceptual disconnect between how you unlock an iPhone — by sliding — and how you unlock an iPad — by unfolding an origami-like cover off of the display.

It’s not really anything Apple needs to fix, but short of releasing a tiny little iPhone-sized smart cover, I think this “Fold To Unlock” design created by Anton Kudin is just an excellent conceptual bridge between the lockscreen and the smart cover.

Check out the concept in its full, high-res glory below.

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Picture This! The Phenom Photo Album Bundle [Deals]

Picture This! The Phenom Photo Album Bundle [Deals]

Don’t have fun and beautiful pictures on your company’s website? Tired of the dull album your using for your blog? Don’t even have a website?

The latest Cult of Mac Deals offer has got you covered.

For only $59, The Phenom Photo Bundle will grant you unlimited access to hundreds of ad-free skins with the jAlbum Pro license, and you’ll also get you up to 20 GB of photo storage with jAlbum’s Power Storage. That’s enough space for 40,000 photos — so even the biggest photo snappers can take advantage of this special offer.

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President Obama In The Oval Office Getting Briefed On An iPad 2 [Image]

President Obama In The Oval Office Getting Briefed On An iPad 2 [Image]

According to this official White House picture, “President Barack Obama receives the Presidential Daily Briefing from Robert Cardillo, Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Intelligence Integration, in the Oval Office, Jan. 31, 2012. Part of the briefing was done using a tablet computer.”

Oh really? I assert that President Obama isn’t using a “tablet computer” in this picture at all. A tablet computer is a vague term for some crummy, half-baked Android thingie like the Motorola Xoom or Transformer Prime. No, what President Obama is using quite openly and proudly here is an iPad 2.

Hey, Android fans! Does your president use an Android device? Ha, just kidding, obviously the answer is no.

[Thanks, Tim!]

Use Bump To Instantly Share Contacts & Photos With Your Friends [iOS Tip]

Use Bump To Instantly Share Contacts & Photos With Your Friends [iOS Tip]

Are you still emailing contact cards and photos to your friends? Did you know that you can transfer them instantly with a fist bump using the free Bump app? The best thing about Bump is it’s not just available on iOS, so you can use it to send contacts and images to friends on Android devices and other smartphones, too.

Here’s how to get started.

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Acorn Is A Fine Image Editor For Everyone [50 Mac Essentials #46]

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Acorn describes itself as “an image editor for humans”, and that sums it up in a nutshell.

What you get inside Acorn are pretty much all the image editing features you’re ever going to need, for a fraction of the price of some of the competing apps.

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Rejected: The Mountain Lions Apple Left Behind [Humor]

Rejected: The Mountain Lions Apple Left Behind [Humor]

With all the news about OS X Mountain Lion, one can only wonder which felines didn’t make the cut for Apple’s next-gen operating system. Luckily, iPhoneSavior managed to get its hands on exclusively leaked images of all the rejected cats. As you can see, there were several great candidates.

Personally, I would have liked to have seen this great image in every copy of Mountain Lion:

Rejected: The Mountain Lions Apple Left Behind [Humor]

Ferocious.

Take Panoramic Photos On Your iOS Device With 360 Panorama [iOS Tip]

Take Panoramic Photos On Your iOS Device With 360 Panorama [iOS Tip]

One of the easiest and most effective ways of taking panoramic photos on your iOS device is with 360 Panorama. Unlike other apps that have you moving your device an inch at a time and snapping a number of photos, this one allows you to simply pan around while it snaps the images automatically.

Once complete, 360 Panorama stitches everything together to provide a fantastic 360° image which you can share with the world on Facebook, Twitter, or via email.

Here’s how to take panoramic photos with 360 Panorama.

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OS X Mountain Lion Vs. Real-Life Mountain Lion: Fight! [Humor]

OS X Mountain Lion Vs. Real-Life Mountain Lion: Fight! [Humor]

Which would win in a fight? OS X Mountain Lion or a real Mountain Lion? Over at DealMac, Jeff Somogyi put together this absolutely hysterical chart, delving into the question.

The cheeky result? If the criterion on which you are judging Mountain Lions includes messaging, productivity, note taking, notifications, sharing, gaming or Twitter support, OS X has the edge. If, however, you are judging mountain lions based upon their ability to leap 18 feet straight in the air, run at land speeds of up to 45 miles per hour and urinate upon things to mark their territory, the real-life Mountain Lion will eat your face off.

Go on over to DealMac to check out the full post, it’s priceless.

The MacBook Air Is So Thin The Sun Can Shine Right Through it [Image]

The MacBook Air Is So Thin The Sun Can Shine Right Through it [Image]

No one would ever argue that the MacBook Air is a fatty. At just 0.68 inches at its thickest point, the MacBook Air is thinner all-around than most axe blades, which will surely come in handy in a zombie apocalypse to come.

But how thin is 0.68 inches, really? Here’s a test you can show your friends to wow them. Open up your MacBook Air, then hold it up to the sun. The MacBook Air is so thin you can actually see sunlight shining through the screen through the Apple logo in back.

Try it for yourself, it really works (and it’s quite eerie). Thanks to Redditor Flemming Madsen for the great image and tip!

Check Out This Bizarre Chinese Cyborg Made Out Of Vintage Macs! [Image]

Check Out This Bizarre Chinese Cyborg Made Out Of Vintage Macs! [Image]

Who is this muttonchopped Steve Jobs and crime-fighting cyborg partner, The Amazing Mac Man? More importantly, where can I get one of those Apple-branded codpieces?!?