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Use Your iPhone To Control Games On Your Mac With Joypad [iOS Tip]

Use Your iPhone To Control Games On Your Mac With Joypad [iOS Tip]

We recently showed you how to control iPad games using the Joypad app on your iPhone, and today we have another Joypad trick that’s guaranteed to impress your friends: controlling games on your Mac. That’s right — you can use your iPhone as a touchscreen gamepad for your Mac.

Here’s how to get set up.

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Translate Words And Phrases For Free With Google Translate [iOS Tip]

Translate Words And Phrases For Free With Google Translate [iOS Tip]

It’s never been easier (or as cheap) to translate words and phrases between over 60 languages than it is with the free Google Translate app for iOS. Simply select the language you require, type or speak your phrase, then wait while Google does the hard work. Here’s how to get started.

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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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How To Enable Push Notifications For Tweetbot [iOS Tip]

How To Enable Push Notifications For Tweetbot [iOS Tip]

Tweetbot is undoubtedly the hottest Twitter client available for iOS right now, and thanks to its arrival on the iPad last week, there are thousands of new users discovering the app for the first time. If you’re one of them, the first thing you’ll want to know is how to enable push notifications.

Push notifications aren’t setup when you first install the app, so you’ll need to do it manually. Here’s how!

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Use Your iPhone & The Joypad App To Control Games On Your iPad [iOS Tip]

Use Your iPhone & The Joypad App To Control Games On Your iPad [iOS Tip]

Isn’t it frustrating when you’re playing a game on your iPad and your hands keep spoiling the view? That’s the problem with virtual controls on touchscreen devices, but there is a way around this.

Joypad allows you to control a selection of iPad games using your iPhone, so you can enjoy your favorite titles without your hands blocking the view. It features a selection of control pad layouts that are individually tailored to certain games, and you can customize things like the touch radius for each button.

Here’s how to get started with Joypad.

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Use Fahrenheit To Display The Temperature On Your Home Screen Without Jailbreaking [iOS Tip]

Use Fahrenheit To Display The Temperature On Your Home Screen Without Jailbreaking [iOS Tip]Use Fahrenheit To Display The Temperature On Your Home Screen Without Jailbreaking [iOS Tip]

Those handy weather widgets commonly found on Android-powered devices aren’t available to iOS users, thanks to Apple’s tight control over third-party software. But you can find some weather apps in the App Store that will display the current temperature on your home screen using the “app badges” feature built into iOS.

My favorite is called Fahrenheit. Here’s how to get it set up and get the temperature displayed on your home screen.

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Sync Your Contacts With Twitter To Add Usernames & Photos To Your Address Book [iOS Tip]

Sync Your Contacts With Twitter To Add Usernames & Photos To Your Address Book [iOS Tip]Sync Your Contacts With Twitter To Add Usernames & Photos To Your Address Book [iOS Tip]

We’ve already shown you how to sync your address book with the Facebook app for iOS to add profile pictures and other credentials, but what if you prefer to use Twitter instead? Well, fortunately for you, you can also sync your address book with Twitter, and it’s incredibly easy thanks to iOS 5’s Twitter integration.

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Never Wait For A Genius Bar Appointment Again Using The Apple Store App [iOS Tip]

Never Wait For A Genius Bar Appointment Again Using The Apple Store App [iOS Tip]Never Wait For A Genius Bar Appointment Again Using The Apple Store App [iOS Tip]

Outstanding reliability is just one of the reasons why we fall in love with our Apple products. But unfortunately, everything goes wrong from time to time. That’s why we have the Genius Bar.

Did you know it’s incredibly easy to book Genius Bar appointments on an iOS device using the official Apple Store app? Here’s how to do it.

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How To Forget A Wi-Fi Network On Your iOS Device [iOS Tip]

How To Forget A Wi-Fi Network On Your iOS Device [iOS Tip]How To Forget A Wi-Fi Network On Your iOS Device [iOS Tip]

Once you’ve connected to a Wi-Fi network on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, your device remembers its credentials and, for your convenience, connects automatically next time. However, this isn’t always helpful. Sometimes we connect to hotspots accidentally, and it’s frustrating when your device connects to a network you don’t want it to.

You can prevent this by “forgetting” the networks you’ve previously connected to. Once forgotten, your device will no longer connect automatically, and only when you tell it to. Here’s how to forget a Wi-Fi network.

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How To Take Screenshots On An iOS Device [iOS Tip]

How To Take Screenshots On An iOS Device [iOS Tip]How To Take Screenshots On An iOS Device [iOS Tip]

Ever wondered how you take a screenshot on your iOS device? It’s actually a lot simpler than you may think, with no need for third-party software or unauthorized tweaks.

In fact, this is one of the simplest tips we have. But seeing as though yesterday’s simple tip went down so well, we thought another one wouldn’t hurt. Here’s how to take screenshots on an iOS device.

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