iPhone Applications

Can I use my iPhone as a remote control for Comcast Xfinity?

Yes, you can. All you have to do is download the app from the App Store. There is an app for the X1 system and one for the non-X1 system. Once you have the one you need, simply log in with your Comcast ID and it will set up for you. You will be able to access all the functionality of the regular remote, plus issue voice commands in the X1 version.

Nike+ Running Updated with Apple Health App Support

It has been a bumpy start for Apple's Health app, but more developers are getting on board now that all the kinks have been ironed out. For example, Nike has finally updated one of its iOS apps with Health app integration. On Tuesday, the footwear company rolled out version 4.6 of its Nike + Running app with Health app support and other new features.

Nike+ Running

The app now includes a new quick start feature and the ability to swipe in any direction to access your music or running stats. The app has also been updated with elevation tracking for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and it is now capable of delivering more accurate and detailed running information by tapping into your Health app data. You can view the entire changelog below.

See App Info on the iOS Home Screen

Jailbreakers can add a new gesture to app icons, which will display extended information about each app. Once installed, Flinfo delivers this info after swiping up on a home screen app icon.

iOS 7 jailbreak get info

While Flinfo has no settings, the gesture used to invoke the tweak can be changed using Activator. The most useful information displayed is probably the version number, otherwise the additional info may only be of interest to developers or those who are actively working with the iOS filesystem.

Vine Now Lets You Import Existing Videos From Your Phone

Vine has become an important social justice tool now that it has cleaned up its image by eliminating porn. For example, the social video service has been one of the major weapons utilized by protesters in Ferguson, Mo. during the Mike Brown demonstrations. This is why it is important that Vine just updated its app to make it easier to share videos on social media. The Vine app offers users a quick way to shoot and upload videos, which is important for capturing unexpected events. To make things even easier, users can now import existing videos from their camera roll so they can share them with other Vine users. The new feature supports slow motion video and allows users to mix previously recorded videos together.

Vine Camera

The Vine app has also been updated with new editing tools which can be found by tapping the scissors icon on the preview screen. From here users can mute audio and access the one-touch preview and undo button. Other new features include a new grid mode, focus lock, ghost mode and torch mode that allows you to shoot in low light situations. You can learn more about all the new features on the Vine blog.

How can I delete a ghost / duplicate app on my iPhone?

A "ghost" app occurs sometimes when an app gets stuck installing on your iPhone or iPad and a duplicate app icon is created on your Home screen. These icons normally cannot be removed by the traditional technique used to delete apps. Luckily there is a very simple solution to the problem. Just simply restart your iPhone and the ghost app will disappear. If this does not work, you may want to try these other suggestions.


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