Sometime last winter, I was at my college workspace, trying really hard to work on a project that was going nowhere. So I did the most obvious thing I could think of at the moment – brought out my iPhone, opened the Twitter app and mindlessly started scrolling through. Zoned out that I was, I found myself skipping the text and stopping where I saw images – videos, GIFs, memes. And that’s when the idea first came to my mind – Instagram for Twitter. I half jokingly instagram’d about it.
iPhone Tips and Tricks
I feel like our civilisation has already evolved to a point where we don’t accept a call unless we recognize the number or the name. Anything that’s an unknown number or doesn’t have a Caller ID, goes straight to voicemail. But this process is manual. What if we could automate this?
Life with 16 and 32 GB iPhones isn’t easy. We’ve already told you about multiple ways you can reclaim storage space. But that usually requires you to delete photos or apps or caches. What if you’re not ready to do that? This trick helps you get rid of the temporary or junk space on your iPhone.
The iPhone 7 Plus has an amazing camera, arguably the best available in a smartphone. Part of the massive appeal is the new Portrait Mode, which attempts to mimic DSLR quality photos thanks to some hardware and software trickery. The mode adds a depth of field effect that blurs the background while keeping the subject in focus, much like you often see with pictures taken on a DSLR camera.
While Siri still isn’t quite up to the mark when it comes to having back and forth conversations and asking obscure, complex questions, it’s gotten pretty good at some key things. Things that a lot of iPhone users use Siri for, like calling someone, sending someone an iMessage, time zone or currency conversion and the like. Siri is so good at these things that I usually skip the UI and ask Siri to do those things for me even when my fingers are right there on the screen (Hey Siri command really helps there). But there’s one more thing you can add to that list – device commands.
Sprint users looking to keep a closer eye on their data usage need to look no further. And Sprint users who don’t care to track their data usage might want to listen up. It’s both easy and free to check your data usage at any time right from your iPhone. In fact, it’s highly recommended too. Keeping track of your data helps afford any overage fees or throttling, which some carriers employ to slow data speeds until the end of your billing cycle.
It’s important for Verizon Wireless customers to know how to check their mobile data usage throughout the month. Not only do data caps encourage monitoring, but especially those on shared family plans should keep an eye on everyone else’s habits.
On the surface, it doesn’t feel like there’s that much new stuff going on with the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. But when you look inside, nothing could be farther from the truth. Apple hasn’t just upgraded the hardware, they’ve introduced new things – an entire new camera module, a much powerful Taptic engine for OS-wide system haptics and more. Then there’s all the new stuff in iOS 10.
T-Mobile has had a lot of data plans over the years from traditional tiered ones to Simple Choice and now totally unlimited options. Regardless of what plan you’re on, it’s good to get in the habit of checking every so often what your data usage looks like across the monthly billing cycle.
Portrait mode is that fantastic feature exclusive to your iPhone 7 Plus (with iOS 10.1 and up) that blurs the background in photos. It imitates a nice DSLR bokeh effect seen in professional photography. It’s done using a combination of the two lenses on the back of your iPhone 7 plus some software trickery to stitch the layers of depth together.