Big Photo – iPhone/iPad app

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View Big Photo App for iPad/iPhone On iTunes AppStore http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/big-photo/id513663883?ls=1&mt=8

New=>Horizontal Photo Selection Scroller. Crop with locking custom aspect ratio assist. Optimized for with 4” retina display! Support big pictures and large images.
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If you find the app behaves very oddly, delete it and reinstall. Things will be OK.
It is because AppStore downloads and installs incorrectly. Small chance, does happen.
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To allow access your photo library through Big Photo:
If you are running on iOS 5.x, chances are that you need to go to the device “Settings”=>”Location Services”=>”Big Photo”==>On
If you are running iOS 6, you may need to go to the device “Settings”=>”Privacy”=>”Photos”=>”Big Photo”=>On
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Big Photo allows you to view pictures of ANY sizes at full resolution with unlimited zoom in/out and highest quality. Precisely crop with exact coordinates and pixel sizes, with or without locking custom aspect ratio. Accurately enlarge (like digital zoom) or downsize pictures with exact pixel sizes with or without locking aspect ratio. Automatically save your cropped, enlarged or downsized pictures back to your Camera Roll.

Capable of big pictures and large images: iPhone 4S/iPad 2 – 74MP+ for unlimited detail zooming. 56MP+ for resize and crop – sum up the sizes of source and result images. For other devices, adjust the sizes accordingly.

Work as your device’s universal image tool: for images in your emails or other apps, “Open in…” Big Photo to get detailed zoom and edit. Support Import and Export image files through iTunes File Sharing.

Big Photo’s combination of features extends the capabilities of other great photo apps given its special algorithm to deal with big pictures or large images. It is also an essential tool for iPhone 4/4S/5 not only because of its wonderful zoom viewer, but also you can use crop and enlarge to achieve better results than you use iPhone camera’s real time digital zoom.

★★★★★ “I am thrilled to have this tool. Thank you to the developers of Big Photo.” – HallYoung@Art, USA

“An undiscovered gem of utility” – http://www.lifeinlofi.com

★★★★★ “Great app that resizes photos to 200%+ their original size without ruining their quality. Resulting output is similar to that of resizing algorithms in Photoshop. I use this app daily and it always gives me what I want in a timely, stable manner. This app is truly a useful and prized tool in my arsenal of photo apps.” – M., U.S.A

★★★★★ “5 stars for ability to zoom in really close and crop a small portion of a photo in high quality and custom dimensions. The slow and clunky user interface has been fixed in the recent version. It is now a joy to use, and tremendously useful.” – Maria, Greece

★★★★★ “There are a number of creative apps that are really useful but lack decent resolution output. Big Photo does an excellent job or sampling up and making those other apps more creatively useful… For the iPhone camera output and other ordinary camera apps shooting at the standard 8 million pixels the software easily deals with scaling up with great results. A much needed tool for mobile art and photography. Highly recommend.” – Poetry, UK

✔ UNLIMITED PHOTO SIZE
✔ LOSS-LESS PIXEL HANDLING
✔ PRECISION WITH EXACT COORDINATES AND PIXEL SIZES.

In addition to access your Camera and existing Photo Library, Big Photo also provides document interaction support so you can launch Big Photo to handle pictures or images from within your other apps that support document interaction.

Better yet, for advanced users, you can transfer your pictures between your PC/Mac and Big Photo’s iTunes File Sharing folder. For instructions how to use iTunes File Sharing, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4094.

Support file formats:png, jpg (jpeg), gif, tif (tiff), bmp, ico, cur, xbm.

(Keywords: full resolution, digital zoom, photo viewer, crop, resize, scale, very large photo, very big picture, very large image, huge image, huge picture, huge photo, iTunes File Sharing, photo import, photo export)

1. Photo Selection Scroller

In “Menu Mode” – i.e. when the menu bar is showing,  swipe up/down/left/right, Photo Selection Bar will pull down or fade out.

This Photo Selection Bar is a horizontal scroller to show your Camera Roll or any currently selected photo album. You swipe left or right to scroll through your Camera Roll or any photo album. Tap on any photo icon to select for viewing or editing.

2.Take picture with Big Photo

Tap on Camera Icon, Camera will open for you to take a shot.

3. View pictures of ANY sizes with unlimited zoom

Common touch gestures support on big pictures and large images:

  • Pinch in/out to zoom in and out.
  • Press and Hold on spot,  you will zoom right into the spot with full resolution and 100% zoom.
  • Double tap on the picture, you will zoom right into the spot with full resolution and 100% zoom, or the picture will zoom out to a complete view fit on the screen.
  • Pan left, right, up, down to shift the view port of the picture.

When you have pictures or images over 20 megapixels, most photo apps will work on the downsized versions of those assets. Big Photo will allow you to gradually examine those assets in its original resolutions, up to pixel level.

4. Crop with precision

Big Photo allows you to crop your big pictures in its original resolutions so your cropped pictures will keep much more pixels than you can get by cropping the downsized versions of the big pictures.

5. Accurate Scale – Enlarge or Shrink 

With Big Photo, you can enlarge or scale down your original or cropped pictures to any sizes you like to. The enlarged or downsized pictures will be saved to Camera Roll automatically.

6. Import from or Export to Documents folder

 

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Big Photo vs. TIFF Images

Big Photo can handle TIFF images properly.

Here is an example, you download sample abc.tiff file with “Download 2i” app, choose “Big Photo” app to open this TIFF file:
Photo Mar 30, 10 44 18 AM

“Big Photo” app launched with abc.tiff, check “Photo Info”:
Photo Mar 30, 10 44 37 AM

“Big Photo” zoom in/out OK:
Photo Mar 30, 10 53 48 AM

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User Agent for Web Explorer

In the world of web browsers, “User Agent” is used to identify the web browser, i.e. browser engine, version, running OS, device types etc.

When a website receives web page request from a web browser, it may send back different content for different web browsers. For example, http://www.yahoo.com will return at least three different home web pages for mobile Safari running on iPhone, mobile Safari running on iPad, and desktop Safari running Mac. The reason, it will be presented on different devices for best layout and viewing experiences. Another reason, mobile Safari does not support Adobe Flash, but desktop Safari does. But mobile Safari can play HTML 5 videos, so the web site will send a customized content to mobile Safari. Because the screen sizes of iPhone and iPad are different, Yahoo will send different versions of its home page to iPhone users and iPad users. When your browser requests a web page, it will send a “User Agent” string to the web sites to give the browser information. Based on your browser’s User Agent string, web sites will know what kind of browser you are using, then best version of the requested web page will be sent back to your browser.

How about if you want to view desktop version of Yahoo home page on your iPhone?

“Web Explorer” supports “User Agent” setting, so you can set it to pretend it is like a desktop Safari. To do this, you tap on “…”
iOS Simulator Screen shot Jan 18, 2013 5.20.35 PM

Then tap “Set”.

Normally you should set it back to “Default User Agent” in case you experience any problems. Because “Web Explorer” is a mobile browser based mobile “Safari” engine. It does not support some desktop Safari functions.

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How to find my iPhone IP address

What is IP address: An IP address is a unique numerical identifier that tells your computer/smart device where other computers/smart devices are located on the network, and vise versa. IP address appear in the form of xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx, though each grouping can be as short as a single digit.

Where to look up my iPhone IP address: The iPhone is a multifunctional smart phone device that, in addition to making phone calls, allows users to browse the Internet, send email, download applications, listen to music and take pictures. When connected to the Internet, the iPhone is assigned an Internet Protocol, or IP, address. An IP address is used to identify different machines that are connected to a network. You can find the IP address on your iPhone by examining the “Settings” menu:

  • Tap the “Wi-Fi” option in the “Settings” menu. Note that your iPhone must be connected to the Internet to have an IP address. If you are not connected to the Internet, tap one of the available networks listed under “Choose a Network” and connect to it.
  • Click the blue arrow icon adjacent to the name of the network your iPhone is connected to. Your IP address is shown as the first item in the list.

With DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) tab, you might see a list like (as an example, yours may be different):

  • IP Address                      192.168.0.104
  • Subnet Mask                  255.255.255.0
  • Router                             192.168.0.1
  • DNS                                  192.168.0.1
  • Search Domains
  • Client ID

Here 192.168.0.104 is the example IP address.

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College Contacts + Emailer

COLLEGE CONTACTS+EMAILER IS A POWERFUL CONTACT AND EMAIL APP FOR COLLEGE APPLICANTS, PARENTS AND EDUCATION BUSINESS MARKETING PROFESSIONALS.

View College Contacts + emailer on iTunes App Store

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/college-contacts+emailer/id529544904?mt=8

FEATURES:
1. 3886+ US, Canada Colleges and Universities with complete contact information:


✔ Touch the phone number to make a call (iPhone)
✔ Touch the school web link to browse home page with built-in browser.
✔ Touch the email address to send email within the app.

2. Send email with preloaded templates. Built-in templates:


✔ Request for College Information
✔ Request for Academic Program Information
✔ Schedule for Campus Tour
✔ Reference Letter for Scholarship

3. Build your own school list. The App has preloaded with most popular school lists such as:
✔ Top 50 Universities
✔ Top 50 Liberal Arts Colleges
✔ Top Business Schools
✔ Top Computer Engineering Schools
….


Send email to all selected schools with single tap. You can also choose built-in template to send to the email list.

You can add, delete schools of your own school list. However, the built-in school list can not be changed.
4. Export school information to your Contacts (on the device or iCloud). All exported contacts will be put in the “College Contacts” group. With the school contact, standard Contacts features are available:


✔ Send Message
✔ FaceTime
✔ Share Contact

5. Choose logo for school: from photo library, web image search results, web link or camera (iPhone). The built-in web logo search is very fun. You have to try it.

6. Fast search of school with “Name”, “City”, “State”.

7. Last one, also the best of all, we have built in web support page.

NOTE: the email template is for saving your typing. You need to carefully edit the email for your own situation.

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COLLEGE PORTAL for iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch

View COLLEGE PORTAL for iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch in App Store 

FEATURES:

!!! MOST COMPLETE AND UP TO DATE LIST OF 7276 SCHOOLS
– Based on May 2012 data released by FAFSA.GOV for YEAR 2012 – 2013. Not just US domestic schools, but also schools in other 39 countries/regions.

Not just top notch colleges, universities or graduate schools, but also community colleges, job training programs even including beauty academy, bible school etc.

!!! MOST RESPONSIVE UI
– Instant search results display. Search name, Federal School Code (FAFSA), Zip, and city.

!!! EMAIL ON THE FLY
– Press and hold the email address on the webpage, send email for questions or program catalogs.

– Mail the web page link to yourself or someone else.

!!! ADD CONTACT TO YOUR CONTACTS
– Add email address on the web page to your contact for future use.

If you are looking for colleges, universities, graduate schools, associate degrees, career training or secondary education with Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) program, COLLEGE PORTAL is the ‘MUST HAVE’ App you should download. It is fast and easy.

Browse and search through latest FAFSA recognized 7276 colleges, graduate schools, secondary education institutions in 40 countries including US, Canada, England, Australia…

You have so many choices you may not be aware of yet. All of 7276 schools are in Free Application for Federal Student Aid program.
Not only in US, but also including total 40 countries!

Get FAFSA code, check location, browse their admission office website.

Search by Name, FAFSA code, Zip, City.

The search UI is so responsive that you can see the results instantly while you type! Check out the screen shots.

Once you find the admission web page, you send email for catalog or brochures, even ask questions. Add contact to your own contacts!

Email yourself or someone else of the interesting school you find.

Premium features: easy navigation – fast up/down, web page browsing , email link, remove ads.

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How to fix iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 battery issue?

Recently some iPhone 4S users, and some iPhone 4 users who upgraded to iOS 5, experienced terrible battery drain. The causes of the battery drain may be different for different cases. Here is what I experienced.

My wife has an iPhone 4 bought August 2011. Recently my daughter upgraded my wife’s iPhone 4 with iOS 5 to use iTunes Match feature. I don’t remember since when, my wife started crying for the battery drain.
We try various adjustments to the settings and can not figure out why. Accidentally, I noticed her phone is doing the iTunes WiFi Sync when we come back home from outside. So I stop the auto sync feature. Since then, every full charge will work for a long time.

By the way, my iPhone 4S always works great!

Hope this may be helpful to you.

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