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How to customize ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ response on iPhone

Apple’s latest ‘Do Not Disturb While Driving’ mode is another important step towards minimizing interaction with your iPhone behind the wheel and, more widely, an asset for road safety.

The idea behind the mode is evident in its name: with the possible exception of urgent notifications from your loved ones, your iOS 11-equipped iPhone offers to act as a gatekeeper to suppress most distracting alerts. That way, it is ensured that your attention lies on the road and on the road only.... Read the rest of this post here

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Facetune — Everything you need to know!

Want to edit your pictures with precision (even though you aren't a professional photo editor)? Facetune has you covered!

Whether you're a professional photographer, a selfie lover, an Instagram addict, or just someone who likes taking pictures with friends and family on their iPhone, there's an app out there that can promise model-like portraits, airbrushed masterpieces, and magazine-quality snapshots, and it's called Facetune.

Jason Cipriani, CNET:

Facetune brings pro-level photo editing capabilities to your iPhone with great results, but you'll need some patience to learn the ropes.

Here's everything you need to know about Facetune, how it works, its special features, what you have to look forward to, and so, so much more!

What is Facetune?

Facetune is an app that allows you to smooth, edit, tweak details, reshape, patch, adjust tones, fix redeye, defocus, add frames, add filters, and so so, so much more to any of the photos that you've taken on your iPhone!

It acts a little bit like Photoshop, but is way less complicated, so if you want to edit on the go, this is going to be the best option available (well, aside from Facetune 2, but that's a whole 'nother story…)

It might take a little while to get adjusted to how you edit with Facetune, but when you have it down pat, editing your images to look airbrushed and professional is easy as pie!

Hillel Fuld, Huffington Post:

I would say that the coolest part of Facetune is the fact that while it is as powerful as the best photo editing apps out there, it is fully optimized for the mobile touch experience. Using a finger swipe motion, you can edit the picture in real time all without losing one pixel. [sic]

How does it work?

Depending on what you're looking to fix in your photo, Facetune works by allowing users to select their editing tools, how and where they use them on their image, and the ability to erase and fix any editing you may have gone overboard with (AKA smoothing your face and nose into oblivion like a social media Voldemort).

Simply upload the photo you want to tweak and perfect into the app and begin playing around with smoothness, redeye, frames, reshaping, etc.

You can use the eraser tool to fix and get rid of any mistakes you've made, while the move tool allows you to zoom in and get super close to smaller, more detailed areas that might be difficult to edit otherwise.

When you're done with your editing and you're super happy with how everything looks, you can throw on an additional filter and save your photo to your camera roll.

Now you can post your Facetune masterpiece wherever!

How much does it cost?

The app on its own costs $3.99, and before you ask, there's no free version available with ads.

What photo editing features are included?

Smooth & Edit Skin

• Smooth and rejuvenate your skin

• Remove temporary imperfections like pimples and blemishes

• Brighten dark circles under your eyes

Instant Plastic-Surgery

• Refine jaw lines

• Heighten cheek bones and brows

• Reshape your nose

• Enlarge or shrink a specific area of the image

• Totally transform your face into alien or other fun shapes

Emphasize your Eyes

• Change your eye color

• Remove red and white-eye effects

Perfect Smiles

• Widen or refine your smile

• Whiten and brighten your teeth

Get Creative

• Add artistic touches to make your photo your own

• Customizable filters can be applied to the entire photo or to specific areas

Add some Makeup

• Apply any shade of blush and eye shadow

• Add volume to your lashes and shape your brows

• Add color to your lips

• Add intensity to your natural lip color

Enhance your Photo

• Focus the photo on you by defocusing or blurring the background

• Improve lighting or add special effects

• Create customized filters

• Add unique textures and customizable frames

• Rotate the photo or flip to its mirror image

Fix your Hair

• Color over gray hair

• Fill bald patches

• Remove stray hairs

Which devices can I use Facetune on?

Right now, Facetune can only work on your iPhone or iPad, but people have been asking for a desktop version for a while considering how wildly popular it is.

Where can I learn more?

If you've downloaded the app and want some help editing pictures, or if you're just looking for a couple of new ideas when it comes to tweaking your photography, you can always check out Facetune's full list of tutorials.

They're also available through the app itself.

Facetune 2?

If you're a big fan of Facetune, then be sure the also check out Facetune 2.

While it functions similarly to the original Facetune, there are some prominent differences between the apps:

  1. The editing tools vary drastically from the first version of the app with options like mattification, concealing, highlighting, relighting, and much, much more.

  2. In order to get access to "VIP" editing options, you have to pay a monthly fee.

  3. There's a much wider selection of fashion/beautification filters and download options for them if you upgrade to VIP.

Where can I download the app?

For Facetune, click right here!

… and for Facetune 2, click right here!

Apple TV

Everything you need to know about Apple TV!

There was two parts to Steve Jobs' 2007 keynote. The first was iPhone. The second, Apple TV. Previously teased as iTV, back then it was a Mac-based, hard drive-equipped, iTunes sync box. Novel, but hardly the future. In 2010, Apple rebooted the TV. Basing it on iOS, it went all flash storage and all-streaming, all the time,. 2012 brought 1080p and then... nothing. For. Three. Long. Years. Finally, in 2015, Apple rebooted the TV again. Not with 4K, but with apps.

There's currently only one Apple TV model available, though it comes with two storage options: 32 KB or 64 KB.

Our recommendation: The Best Apple TV is the 64 GB model

What's next: Apple TV (2017) rumor roundup

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Buying your Apple TV

The current Apple TV doesn't do 4K but it does do Siri and apps, and that makes it a significant improvement over the old Apple TV. Whether or not that means it'll be a compelling upgrade for everyone, and who can get away with the 32 GB version and who needs the full-on 64 GB version remain open questions for some. If you're one of them, we can help you figure out the answers!

Using your Apple TV

Apple TV seems simple. You buy it. You plug one end into the wall socket, the other end into your HDTV, and you're good to you. In theory. In reality, there's a bunch of settings you can tweak to make sure everything from the interface color to the streaming size is just to your liking, and several built-in apps like TV and Apple Music you're going to wnat to get to know really well.

Going beyond Apple TV

The box is just the beginning. The ultimate accessory for any Apple TV might be a game pad. Or it might be a whole new, whole bigger screen. Then there's the apps. So. Many. Apps. To get the most out of your Apple TV, you're going to want to trick it out. And trick it out right!

Apple TV help and discussion

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How to switch to Power Reserve mode on watchOS 3

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If you are not closely tracking every subtle interface change that Apple puts into practice on iOS, macOS or watchOS, it is likely you have entirely lost sight of a smaller feature or setting before. This is because, in short, Apple likes to relocate and thereby slowly supplant features no longer withstanding the test of time. With watchOS 3, the complete renovation of the operating system and reinvention of the Side button on top of it has had a similar ripple effect for numerous older features.

Power Reserve mode has become one of such cases, a feature still of much use despite the improved battery performance on Apple Watch Series 1 and 2. It used to be as easy as holding down the Side button and swiping to activate Power Reserve, but mind you, nothing is permanent with Apple and it has been silently relocated since. In case you have been caught napping on Power Reserve, let’s quickly fill you in on how to deploy the potential life saver on the latest watchOS.

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New Jailbreak Tweak PreferenceTag3 Helps Organize The Settings App

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A new jailbreak tweak just arrived on the BigBoss repo, and allows users to change the way the Settings app is organized in iOS. The tweak name is PreferenceTag3, and is compatible with the iPhone and iPod Touch over on the BigBoss repo.

PreferenceTag3 is a tweak loaded with a bunch of features that give users complete control over how they want the Settings app to be organized. In addition, this tweak can easily organize the preferences into separate folder and access them from those folders. You can see the following features below:

Disable a Setting: Disabling a setting means that you can no longer access it until you enable it. Disabling a setting requires that you set a passcode first, which can be done if you tap on the gear icon in the top right corner of the Settings app.

Password Protect: The tweak allows you to protect each settings with a password so that access is restricted until the correct password is entered. To use this feature, swipe the Wi-Fi setting to the left and choose Passcode.

Hide or Remove Preferences: To hide a setting, pick the hide option from the tweak’s sidebar. You should see that the setting is now hidden from the Settings app. To unhide it, simply tap on the gear icon and pick the Hidden option.

Place Settings in Different Places: This allows you to re-position your most used or favorite settings so that they are displayed at the top of the Settings app list. When you choose the Position option from the tweak’s sidebar, you can tap and hold on the grabber next to the selected setting’s cell and put it wherever you want.

Something worth noting with PreferenceTag3, when you first open the Settings app for the first time after installing the tweak, you will be asked if you want to watch a quick video tutorial on how to use it. It’s best advised to watch the video as the tweak is a bit complicated to use when operating it for the first time.

You can get PreferenceTag3 for $1.99 over on Cydia’s BigBoss repo.

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