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More about iOS7

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Quick update from Tap This App.

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2 very successful days on our site, a huge thank you to all the readers tapping in and getting their fix on iOS7s new features.

It’s a huge shift in design from iOS6 and nearly everything has moved or looks different. We want to help you as much as we can by making your shift as comfortable and stress free as possible. To do that we would love for you to help us too.

Please follow us WordPress, Facebook and Twitter. All you need to do is tap the respective icons at the top of the home bar just next to our logo or simply click the links in the last sentence.

It helps us know that we have support.

Again, thank you, and keep a lookout for more Tips & Tricks on iOS7 coming soon.

If there is anything specific that you need help with, just email 1 of us and we’ll do a post for you.

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adamgraham123@me.com or

tapthisappuk@gmail.com

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Twitter’s Update Review

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TWITTERS FRESH NEW LOOK

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Twitter has recently released an update available for iOS devices (iOS5, iOS6 and iOS7 ready) with a brand new look. This review is just taking a look at what’s new and how it looks now. Immediately you’ll notice the App icon has now been changed to fit in with the new iOS7 style (see above) this is a good move, I mean you don’t want a horrid looking icon on your main screen do you? I certainly don’t…

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When you open the app you’ll notice that Twitter has taken on board the new trend of having flat images instead of any other styles it may have used in the past. The main header is now a nice Twitter blue which I personally think is a really nice touch I mean, Twitter has always had the blue in past images and logos but never really used it in past Apps. You’ll see that the Me page is pretty much the same with a few of the images changed to fit in with the new style (flat images).

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This also applies to the Home page too, not much has really changed here about from some minor colour changes however you can see that the Thread feature recently released now also looks a lot better with the fresh new look. One of the nicer changes is on the actual tweet page where you can see it fits very nicely with the new keyboard and also has taken a feature of iOS7 with the Cancel and Tweet buttons no longer being buttons but just text instead.

Twitter have made this the perfect companion for iOS7 and it’s worked really well. I give you a great 4 Taps for the new look!

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The New and Improved Siri in iOS7

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Siri can now seduce you by simply saying your name.

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First of all, I want to say a huge well done to Apple for maintaining and improving Siri. I have had the voice assistant since it’s inception, since then, it’s improved massively!

Now with a new UI and high quality speech, it’s even more beautiful then ever!

Siri can handle even more tasks in iOS7, here are just a few.

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Search for images

Post to Facebook and Twitter (quickest way without the quick posts from iOS6)

Play voice mail

It’s even got a little brainier, it can now learn pronunciation of difficult names. You can change the gender of your personal assistant through “Settings > General >Siri >Voice Gender”.

I’d say for the past 2 years Siri has been in it’s “beta” stage, just shy of it’s full release. Like a boy about to enter puberty. Well, now with iOS7, Siri has exited it’s “beta” and has become man.

That’s all I can really say about Siri. It’s not a major part of my life but it’s nice to have it there, and when I need to bury a dead body, he has the best suggestions!

What happened to the Tweet and Facebook post buttons in Notification Center?

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You searched, found nothing, you searched, you found nothing. It’s a horrible loop. iOS7 takes some getting used to. Don’t worry, Tap This App is here to help you, luckily for you, we have had the pleasure of working with the new OS for several months now.

Throughout today we will be gracing you with the answers you have been searching for. Today we will be your iOS7 God. You’re welcome!

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First thing, I see a lot of searches for the Tweet and Facebook post buttons that were at the top of the Notification Center in iOS6. They allowed you to quickly post what was on your mind with a single swipe down from your iPod, iPad or iPhone. Now, they’re gone, so how can you post or tweet quickly in iOS7? Where did they go?

Harsh truth. They were trashed, thrown into the oblivion never to return. Let’s face it, they didn’t belong in Notification Center, they’re actions. They were out of context.

iOS7 does come with a new control center though, maybe this could be the new home for the quick posting buttons many of us probably never used. Maybe they will be there in the next update, we never know. However, they would fit perfectly, is a way, it’s about control. You control your Facebook, you control your Tweets and what better way to access them then through Control Center.

Need an alternative? Use Siri, simply say “post to Facebook” or “post to Twitter” and then dictate what you want to say. It’s incredibly fast, and if you’re in a situation where you can talk to your iPhone, iPod or iPad you’re sorted! A word of warning, not everyone wants to know what you Tweet though, so for you serial Tweeters, stick to using the App.

There you have it, you now know why Notification Center no longer has quick post updates.

Facetune Review

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LOOKING GOOD NEVER FELT SO EASY

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Let me guess, for years you have dreamt about being a super talented Photoshop user? Being able to make every picture flawless and owning your own model agency?

However you’ve settled for Instagram or other photo editing apps from the App Store, filtering and adding countless layers over pictures of yourself, just to get rid of that spot.
Even worse, adding CamWow filters into your life and allowing them to advertise their logo all over your god damn social presence.
Well my friend, I have brought a message for you from the heavens. A saving grace, a second chance (or your last chance for those who post cringe worthy edits).
Also, it comes as a saviour for me, hopefully in the near future I won’t have to see those awful edits filtering through Facebook and Twitter. Sometimes the edits are just as ugly as the person. Nobody wants to be made of plasticine or rubber. Some of you should take note.
Enough of my troubles, I now present to you the only app you will ever need to make yourself look pretty, beautiful and flawless.

Facetune.

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It’s a tuner, but for your face. With this app you can cover those spots, whiten your teeth, change the colour of your eyes and even mask over those wrinkles. It costs £1.99, it’s cheaper than a meal deal from your local Tescos. I strongly suggest you get it, it’s amazing at what it does!

It beats learning Photoshop and it’s much cheaper. You can clear hair, shave your eyebrows, plump up your cheeks and even apply make up.

Beautifully done Lightbricks Ltd. social networks are now filled with model wannabes, you’ve earned a whopping 5 taps!

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A well deserved update

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Well, it’s a dull, rainy day here today, I have a few spare hours at my disposal, a few hours I thought I’d spend with you. At the beginning, I promised myself that I would fully commit myself to this blog, a way for me to showcase some creativity or skill whilst the holidays surrounded me and London was 300 miles away. It pains me to say that i failed myself, and you guys on that promise. A lot has happened since then, both personally and professionally and I feel right now at this moment, a new wave of determination to make this blog a real life thing for me has taken over, a want, a need, to make it maybe one day, a job.

Writing has always been an interest for me, I am passionate about technology and design and was luckily blessed with good taste for both, so the only natural thing for me to do is this. A blog. For you to take in my opinion, maybe argue with it, challenge it or even influence your own. Whatever it does, just reading it will make my day, the other 3 are all bonuses.

Whilst it may seem that my attention has been focused entirely on everything but this blog and the lack of posts are there to back that up yes, but, you have always been there in the back of my mind, time my friend, it’s what’s been against us. Over the last couple of weeks I have been downloading new apps, paid and free, and some old apps that have been updated with new features and even complete redesigns. With that in mind, I will be bringing to you my reviews and thoughts on all that Tap This App has to say about them. Here are just a few of the apps you will be reading about real soon.

Disney

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Stay tuned, I pinky promise you that you have not been forgotten about. My time is now in your hands.

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