While the clock ticks on the arrival of the next iPhone version, old Apple devices will soon be able to offer eye and face-tracking capabilities via uMoove.
Whatever rumours you want to believe regarding the release date of the next iPhone (10 September? 15 November?), its hardware features (12-megapixel camera!), display (5.7-inch HD screen!) or even its name (iPhone 5S? iPhone 6?), two things are certain: one, the unveiling of Apple’s new device is not far away; and two, it stands to reason that said device will have some barnburner features in order to regain market share Apple has lost recently to Samsung.
Thus it’s likely that Apple is going to try and out-Samsung Samsung, meaning that it will try to take whatever features the Galaxy devices have and do them one better in the new iPhone. One of those features is eye-tracking; on the Galaxy S4, you can pause or stop a video playing on the screen simply by looking away. The phone ‘knows’ when you’ve stopped watching, and assumes you want to watch the rest of the show, so it pauses the video until you’re ready.
Apple’s getting ready to make your lock screen a little more useful with iOS 7, but jailbreakers have had the luxury of getting a lot more than “Slide to Unlock” for a long while. If you want to make you lock screen more useful, or just a little more flashy, here’s how to do it.
In order to do anything useful with your iPhone’s lock screen, you need jailbreak your phone. From there, you can customize it to your liking. Here are a few of our favorite ways to do it.
Given its CEO’s stance on the importance of mobile, it’s only natural for Pinterest to keep polishing its apps.
The newest iPhone version, for instance, brings with it an animated shortcut for repinning, liking and sending pins to pals when you press on an entry.
Though similar in function to Tumblr’s sharing tools, the menu boasts fancier graphics that fit the social networks’ aesthetic.