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FEATURES

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HOW-TO

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REVIEWED

INFUSE The great new app for TV and movie fans

PLUS Battery cases • Mail secrets • More!


iPhone SWIPE

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HELLO! Welcome to this sample of Swipe: the iPhone magazine. We’ve put together a taster of what each edition offers, with all the hottest iOS news, reviews of the latest apps and accessories, plus expert advice from the people that bring you Tips & Tricks – iPhone Secrets. We hope you enjoy this small slice of what Swipe has to offer, and don’t forget to check out the full free trial on the App Store. Happy reading!

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NEWS THE LATEST GOINGS-ON IN THE WORLD OF iOS

APPS CAMERA APPS • INFUSE • TRAKTOR DJ

FEATURES BATTERY CASES

HOW-TO SYNC PODCASTS


NEWS GOOGLE MAP UPDATES

BRAND VALUES

PUZZLE PROFITS

PLUS 50 BILLION APPS / CHARITY CHAT SIMPLE SIRI / AT&T FACETIME 360-DEGREE SPEAKER / iPHONE DOOR LOCK IN OTHER NEWS


50 BILLION

DOWNLOAD MARK

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the 50 billionth app had been downloaded from the App Store by Brandon Ashmore from Mentor, Ohio, who grabbed himself a $10,000 iTunes gift card as part of the celebrations of the momentous milestone. >


Say the Same Thing, a free app made in

pass 50 billion downloads, since passing 25 billion downloads in March 2012. The App Store opened which means, on average, there have been around downloaded every day!

Say the Same Thing is a fun word game


GOOGLE PLOTS A COURSE

Image ©: The Verge

MAP UPDATES

T a major update. At their recent I/O conference, it showed off a slightly altered design and new features, including offers for local businesses – >


APPS CAMERA APPS FOR YOUR HOME SCREEN CAMERA+ / KITCAM / MOVIE PRO

REVIEWED INFUSE / STAR COMMAND / MYSTIC* NONOCUBE / KONTACTS SORCERY! / TRAKTOR DJ

NEW APPS

HALL OF FAME


INFUSE Heartbeats FireCore, LLC VERSION 1.2.3 PRICE $4.99 £2.99 SIZE 42.2 MB

FireCore has stopped jailbreaking iPhones to make this brilliant video app

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f you’re a big video watcher on the iPhone, then you’re probably already familiar with the shortcomings of the built-in Video app, which only plays

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library. You can also play videos via the

Gotta watch ’em all

Infuse – The Beautiful Way to Watch Videos aims to streamline this whole process, by giving you simple access to whatever you throw at it. The app can transcode 14 different video formats from popular ones such as MP4, M4V and WMVs and on into more obscure territory in one of these formats it’s probably not

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To get videos on to the iPhone you connect to iTunes on your Mac or PC and use the File Sharing section under the Apps tab. Tap the ‘Add...’ button, locate your videos and they’re stored in iTunes ready to sync with the phone. At the moment this is the only way to access

> Videos are nicely presented using poster art


or email, but with the size of full-length movies and TV shows, this is far from ideal, even if you’re connected over Wi-Fi. Once synced, the videos appear on the

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is a really nice touch. However it does while footage shot on our iPhone was option to manually correct the metadata.

Movie database

Tapping the poster brings up an info and all sorts of details such as running time, cast and crew, and plot summary. Any video you’ve shot yourself appears with just a random poster frame, and personal information here, which would have been useful. >


Each video gets its own cast and crew list plus plot summary

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From this screen you simply tap the Play button to begin watching the video. with rich, deep sound courtesy of the sound. On-screen controls are much the same as with the native iOS player, but you do have the option of changing presenting it letterboxed, cropped or You can access chapters if the video supports it, and, rather neatly, there’s loads of options for subtitles, including size, style, color and position on screen. This is great, not only for the hard of hearing, but to watch on the daily >


GET A BETTER HOME SCREEN #2

CAMERA APPS Replace Apple’s default apps with our pick of the best alternatives


CAMERA+ Tap Tap Tap PRICE $0.99 ÂŁ0.69

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SIZE 24.4 MB

VERSION 3.8

amera+ is well-named, because it

of Apple’s built-in Camera app. Press the cog at the side of the shutter and you get access to a menu that contains buttons for the stabilizer, timer and

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KITCAM

GhostBird Software PRICE $0.99 £0.69

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SIZE 45.8 MB

VERSION 1.6

here’s a sense of ‘everything and

Initially, it’s little different from Camera, but then you discover the menus. One provides white balance and exposure >


MOVIEPRO

Mirage Labs Private Limited PRICE $2.99 £1.99

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SIZE 8.1 MB

VERSION 1.4.5

ost Camera replacements focus on photographs, but iPhones are also great handheld camcorders. Apple’s Camera app is bare-bones for this, merely enabling you to shoot footage, tap to >


FEATURES

PHOTOSHOP TOUCH TIPS PART III

BATTERY CASES POWER PACKED


POWER PACKS Get more juice for your iPhone

If you’re a heavy-duty iPhone user, you need protection and power. And in that case we have just the gadgets for you...

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INCHARGE MOBILE Xtreme Mac PRICE $79.99 ÂŁ52.00 BATTERY SIZE 2200 mAh

The XtremeMac Incharge Mobile case is a simple, rugged offering

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he case is an all-in-one unit that acts as much as a protective case as

you pull off the top and slide your

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phone in before replacing the lid. It’s a about in it’s new protective sheath. The case is technically designed for the negative being that the silence switch on the side isn’t quite centered in the relevant hole. It is still usable though but may be used to.

Double the power

The case, as with most battery cases, is a huge battery inside. This one carries a 2300 mAh rechargeable battery that eight hours to 16. Naturally your milage will vary depending on usage. >


HOW-TO SYNC UP PODCAST CONTROL

TOP 5 MAIL SECRETS

Q & A YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED


SYNC UP

PODCAST CONTROL

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fter a short absence, we’re continuing our series of how to sync with iTunes following requests from some readers. In this issue we’ll take a look at how to transfer podcasts to your iPhone. Before you start, make sure to download the Podcasts app from the App Store. >


Subscribe to Podcasts To start receiving podcasts you must first download them from the iTunes Store. They will then appear in the Podcasts section of your library. This is where you can control your subscriptions and remove podcasts from your computer. >


Sync Podcasts Once you are subscribed to some podcasts and have a few episodes downloaded, you can transfer them to your device. First, select iPhone in the top right, choose the Podcasts option and then enable the Sync Podcasts option. >


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