How To Get Google Reverse Image Search On Your iPhone In Any App [Giveaway]

Google's image search engine supports some great search modifiers that can refine your image search by size and format. It also has a search by image feature. On your desktop, you can upload a photo, or link to it, and Google will usually figure out what it is. It can also find visually similar images. This feature can only be used from the desktop so it's limited. You can do a reverse image search from your phone but only from your browser. Search By Image Extension  is an iOS extension app worth $0.99 that adds Google Reverse Image Search on your iPhone from any app. It requires iOS 8 or later, and works via the iOS share menu. The developer has generously shared 5 promo codes for this app to give away to our readers. Read the full post to see how you can get one.Read More

How To Sync Google Calendar To Your iPhone Calendar App

The iOS Calendar app can find events and birthdays from Facebook. It can also add national holidays from most countries. The Calendar app also adds all events and invites you receive in your mail if you use the default Mail app. If you have other apps that can receive event invites, the Calendar app can automatically import them. The app can work with apps and almost all calendar services including Google Calendar. Even if you never add your Gmail account to your iPhone, you can still sync Google Calendar to your iPhone Calendar app. Here's how.Read More

How To Set A Music Library Song As Your Ringtone [iOS]

Back when feature phones were mainstream, changing ringtones was easy. If you had an even marginally good Nokia phone, you could set a song as your ringtone. Nokia's OS played nice with  MP3 files. This still holds true for Android phones. There are no hoops that you have to jump through if you want to use a song as your ringtone. It's not the same with iOS. iOS ringtone files are in the M4R format, and you can't just save a file to your device and use it as your ringtone. There are quite a few hoops to jump through unless you have a jailbroken device. The good news is, Apple has made GarageBand free for everyone and you can use it to create ringtones. Specifically, you can use it to turn a song from your music library into a ringtone.Read More

How To Create A Collection on Instagram

At the end of 2016, Instagram introduced a bookmarking feature. Users can save a post in their home feed by tapping the bookmark button under it. Instagram saves the post to your account. The post i.e. the image itself is not saved to your camera roll. The saved image will be deleted if the account that shared it decides to remove it. It won't make any difference that you saved it. Initially, the save feature was basic. Instagram has now added a way to organize saved posts. You can add saved posts to a folder i.e., collection on Instagram. Users can create as many collections as they want.Read More

How To Get Driving Directions On Your Lock Screen From Google Maps [iOS]

iOS supports widgets on the lock screen. App developers can add widgets to their apps and iOS users can enable them. The widgets let you access quick actions like viewing  a note on the lock screen. Google Maps received an update that added a widget to accompany the app. This widget lets you get driving directions on your lock screen. You can use it while you're in navigation mode and it will auto-scroll the directions. If you're not in navigation mode, you can manually scroll through the directions.Read More

How To Use 3D World Lenses In Snapchat

Snapchat is an app with a plan. The past few months, we've seen Facebook copy Snapchat features in an attempt to compete with it. Snapchat is fighting back not by copying Facebook's features but by adding new features of its own. The latest addition in Snapchat is 3D world lenses. Snapchat users have used lenses for quite a while now but these new 3D world lenses are like painting in the real world. Here's how to use them.Read More

How To Set Reminders Inside Facebook Messenger

Early last year we reviewed a neat Facebook Messenger bot called Jarvis. Jarvis lets you set reminders inside Facebook Messenger. The bot reminds you to do something via a message on Facebook Messenger. Jarivs is great for private reminders. You can use it to remind yourself to buy milk or call your mom. Facebook Messenger has a built-in reminder feature. This feature is geared towards group reminders. If you're planning a day out with a friend, or a group of friends over messenger, you can add a reminder to the conversation thread. Here's how you can set reminders inside Facebook Messenger.Read More

How To Send Self-Destructing Photos On Instagram

Instagram is still striving to copy Snapchat. The introduction of stories on Instagram was really just the beginning. The app now supports self-destructing photos. This new feature is integrated in the direct messages feature on Instagram. You can send a friend a photo that will self-destruct after they have seen it. If your friend takes a screenshot of the photo, you will get a notification on your phone as well as in the conversation thread. Here's how you can send self-destructing photos on Instagram.Read More

How To Record Your Browser On Your iPhone

You can record a screencast of your iPhone if you have a Mac. If you don't have a Mac, you will have to jailbreak your device to record a screencast. If you're developing iOS apps, this is hardly going to be a problem because a Mac is a prerequisite for iOS development. The same can't be said if you're developing for the web. If all you need to do is record your browser on your iPhone, buying a Mac or jailbreaking your device is overkill. Meet Mobile Web Recorder; it's an iOS app worth $1.99 in the app store that lets you record your browser on your iPhone. The app has its own built-in web browser. You enter the URL you want to record, and tap Go. Mobile Web Recorder can record just the screen or the screen and audio from your mic.Read More

What Is The Apple File System (APFS) Introduced In iOS 10.3

File Systems are how hard drives organize data for the operating system to read. Every operating system is built to work on a file system. Windows FAT, FAT32, and NTFS. macOS uses HFS+. Apple has been operating on the Hierarchical File System (HFS) for over 30 years. At WWDC 2016 Apple announced they were going to upgrade this system. They introduced the world to the idea of Apple File System (APFS). The latest iOS 10.3 which was rolled out just days ago brings this new file system to iOS devices. Here is everything you need to know about APFS.Read More

How To Search For Stories On Snapchat

Snapchat stories are popular. There's not denying it especially when Facebook has copied stories as much as it could. Stories in one form or the other are now part of almost all Facebook apps. The feature that made Snapchat unique has now been copied to the point where people are sick of it. The thing is, stories aren't bad if you leave them to Snapchat. Snapchat users, and indeed its own stories, are still neat. Snapchat has now made it easier for you to search for stories on Snapchat. The app has a new search feature that lets you search for stories near you. The results you see are subject to your location and search time. Here's how it works.Read More

How To Share Your Live Location In Messages [iOS]

iOS 10 brought a lot of changes to the Messages app. The two major changes were reactions to messages and the iMessage app ecosystem. These substantially big changes made it so that the smaller ones were over-shadowed. iOS 10 added a neat little location sharing option to the Messages app. It's a clever context-aware option that pops up when you type the words 'I'm at' or when someone asks you where you are. Of course, to share your live location in Messages, you need to give the app access to your current location. This only works for iMessages and not for text messages. Here's what you need to do.Read More

How To Share Your Live Location On Facebook Messenger With Friends

Facebook is on a roll this month. It's added quite a few features to the Facebook and Facebook Messenger apps. These features have been borrowed from Snapchat for the most part. The newest addition to the Facebook Messenger app is location sharing. Location sharing was possible for quite a while so the feature itself isn't new. What's new is that you can now share your live location on Facebook Messenger. This new feature aims to help your friends keep track of you inside the app without constantly asking for a location update. You can share your live location on Facebook Messenger with one or multiple friends for sixty minutes.Read More

How To Create And Share A Facebook Story

Earlier this month, Facebook Messenger added its very own stories feature. The feature is a clone of Snapchat stories. Facebook has added a similar feature to Instagram and Whatsapp, both apps that it owns. The company has just added stories to the main Facebook app. You can now take photos or  videos from the Facebook iOS or Android app and add it to your Facebook Story. The story will remain visible for 24 hours and you can choose who can view your Facebook Story. At present, Facebook stories are not cross posted to Messenger. Here's how it works.Read More

How To Use Reactions In Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger is rolling out a new feature; reactions. If you use an iOS device, reacting to a message is something you can do in the stock Messages app. Facebook has added a similar feature to Facebook Messenger except it's using its own custom reactions. These reactions are similar to the ones you use when you react to a post in your feed. There is a 'Like' reaction and also a dislike reaction in the form of a thumbs up and a thumbs down emoji. Here's how to use reactions in Facebook Messenger.Read More

How To Set Up An Email Signature, Mobile & Personal Computer

As soon as humans discovered writing, they invented signatures. The purpose being the identification of the author and possibly a return address. This tradition carried over to emails as well; more out of tradition than necessity people set up email signatures. With the passage of time though, those signatures have grown to have a real purpose. An email signature can convey additional information in terms of job title, a phone number, social media profile links, and even a personal website. Here's how you can set up an email signature on your iPhone, Android Phone, Windows PC, and macOS.Read More

How To Print From Your Phone To A Desktop Printer

Modern desktop printers come in two types; network connected printers, and standard printers. A network connected printer can connect to your WiFi or Ethernet network and receive print jobs from other devices on the network. A standard printer can only receive print jobs from a desktop. This kind, a standard printer, is more common in homes. It's still in use in many work places as well. A standard printer requires a desktop in order to work. That alone is a major restriction but it also can't receive print jobs from a mobile device. In terms of hardware, there is just no easy way to bridge that gap. In terms of software though, you can print from your phone to a desktop printer if you have a few things set up via Google Cloud Print. Here's what you need to do.Read More

How To Turn On Two-Factor Authentication On Instagram

Instagram is the latest app to get two-factor authentication. This feature was in the pipeline for so long, people have probably forgotten about it. You don't need to update the Instagram app to get the feature. Two-factor authentication on Instagram works with your phone number. Whenever you sign into an app with your Instagram account, you will have to enter an eight digit code to verify your identify. This code is sent to the phone number Instagram has on record for your account. Here's how to turn on two-factor authentication on Instagram.Read More

How To Get Started With Procreate For iPad Pro

When the iPad Pro and the Apple Pencil came out, the creative community believe a new world of possibilities had just opened up. It was going to be the Wacom Cintiq killer, the sound of doom for the Surface tabs. Of course, that was all just egregious noise. At best, the iPad Pro was a glorified note-taking ebook reader. At worst, it was barely even a note taking tool. However, it's not the hardware that defines Apple devices. It's the apps. This brings us to Procreate for iPad, winner of Apple's 2013 design award. Procreate is an app that lets you create digital paintings, calligraphy, etc. en masse. This one app was a major lure for creative professionals. Even though it still isn't quite as powerful as Adobe Photoshop, it is still pretty close. Here is a guide on how you can get started with Procreate. Read More

How To Stop Whatsapp Saving Photos And Videos To Your Phone

Whatsapp by default downloads all images, videos, audio, and documents sent over chat. We covered how you can turn this off to reduce data consumption and to save space on your device. Of course, turning this option off means a slight inconvenience.You will have to wait for the file to download before you can view it. If you're short on time, or just impatient, this will annoy you enough to turn auto-download back on. If you like having videos and photos download automatically, but don't want everything saving to your camera roll, there is a way to disable it. Here's how you can stop Whatsapp saving photos and videos to your phone.Read More