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How To Enable The Hidden Panorama Camera Mode In iOS 5 Without Jailbreaking

How To Enable The Hidden Panorama Camera Mode In iOS 5 Without Jailbreaking

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We recently told you about the hidden panorama mode in the iOS 5 Camera app that could be enabled by editing a .plist file. Since then, a jailbreak tweak called “Firebreak” has been released that automatically enables the feature on any jailbroken iOS 5 device.

Panorama mode in the iOS Camera actually works, and you can get it on your own device right now without jailbreaking.

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How to Put Newsstand in a Folder [iOS Tips]

How to Put Newsstand in a Folder [iOS Tips]How to Put Newsstand in a Folder [iOS Tips]

Apple released Newsstand as one of the many new features in iOS 5 yesterday. Newsstand delivers subscription content from publications that have partnered with Apple in the App Store.

You can learn more about Newsstand here, but this time around we’re going to learn how to put Newsstand in a folder on iOS 5.

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How to Clear Your Browsing Info in Mobile Safari [iOS Tips]

How to Clear Your Browsing Info in Mobile Safari [iOS Tips]

How to Clear Your Browsing Info in Mobile Safari [iOS Tips]

Have you ever wanted to clear your browsing history or cache? Different browsers from the App Store handle history settings differently.

You can easily clear your web history, cache, and cookies in Apple’s own Mobile Safari browser on your iDevice.

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How to Pause an App Download [iOS Tips]

  How to Pause an App Download [iOS Tips]

How to Pause an App Download [iOS Tips]

Did you know that you can pause an app download from your iDevice’s springboard? It’s incredibly easy, and we’ll show you how.

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How to Change the Scrolling Direction in Lion [OS X Tips]

How to Change the Scrolling Direction in Lion [OS X Tips]
How to Change the Scrolling Direction in Lion [OS X Tips]

One of the most noticeable changes in OS X Lion is Apple’s reversal of traditional page scrolling. In Lion, Apple has adopted an iOS approach to scrolling by changing the way that the user scrolls up and down; instead of moving the window around the content, you actually move the content itself.

This method of scrolling works great when you’re on a touchscreen device like an iPhone or iPad, but a more traditional desktop experience doesn’t lend itself to what Apple calls “Natural Scrolling” in Lion.

If you’d like to go back to the old way of scrolling in Lion, here’s how to do so.

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Read New York Times For Free, Courtesy of Safari [Easiest Method Ever]

Read New York Times For Free, Courtesy of Safari [Easiest Method Ever]

If you’ve run up against the New York Times‘ new paywall, here is the simplest way to continue reading — guaranteed. This isn’t just a Mac tip: it works on Windows too.

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The Cheapskate’s Guide to Macworld and Beyond

The Cheapskate’s Guide to Macworld and Beyond

Even though San Francisco is the most expensive city in the frickin’ country you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy it.

In this post we’ve have put together a super savings guide to help you navigate the show and the city.

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Top Ten Tips To Create A Terrible iPad App

Top Ten Tips To Create A Terrible iPad AppThere are some great iPad apps out there (Evernote is one of my personal favorites). The tablet form factor and the touch screen make for some incredible mobile computing experiences.

But – as Poison said – every rose has its thorn. For every Star Walk, there is a box of virtual chocolates. For every Marvel Reader there is an iFart.

One would think that app developers would always strive for excellence and innovation in their work. Sadly, this is not always the case. One would further think that market forces, evolutionary pressures and/or iTunes executives would remove all terrible apps from the Apple App store. This, also sadly, is not the case.

So for fans of terrible iPad Apps and developers looking to cash in on low hanging fruit (pardon the pun), here are 10 tips for creating a terrible iPad App.

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