Review: GrabberApp

Have you ever wanted to launch some other app from your HomeScreen by swiping up the Camera Grabber? Well if yes, then GrabberApp is the tweak for you. GrabberApp basically allows you to choose what app you want to launch by sliding up the Grabber on the LockScreen.

To choose what app you want to launch, you have to head to the settings panel for GrabberApp and first enable it and then choose whatever app you want.

After you are done choosing the app you want to launch, when you now slide the Grabber up, you will be directed to the app that you chose.

GrabberApp goes hand-in-hand with Camera Grabber for iOS 5 on a non iOS 5.1 device. If you don’t use Camera Grabber then while installing GrabberApp it will automatically install it.

Check out GrabberApp in action below:


One cool thing I like while using both of them together is that you can actually theme the Grabber icon with Camera Grabber, so if you have chosen Instagram then you can put the Instagram app logo instead of the Grabber.

All you have to do is:

  • Use an image of size  118×149 (for Retina devices) and 59×75 (for non-retina devices)
  • Put this file in a folder named <Folder Name>
  • Make another folder named “Bundles” inside the first folder you created
  • Now place the image you created and rename it to “com.modmyi.cameragrabberforios5″
  • Save and Apply with WinterBoard

If you are interested in GrabberApp you can go ahead and install it for free from Cydia under the BigBoss repo.

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How To Use Exposure Lock and Focus With Your iPhone Camera

If you have been using your iPhone’s camera for a while now, then you probably know that tapping once on the screen while taking a picture will make your iPhone automatically focus and adjust exposure to that region, but if you are trying to take a picture with bright lighting or depth conditions the auto focus is not ideal and it does not really give you the image that you can go ahead and upload on Instagram. So, you might be thinking then what should I do? Well here are the steps you should follow to get proper focus and exposure lock to get the exact lighting:

  • Open Camera app and aim it at the object
  • Tap and hold the region of the screen where you want to focus and exposure to be locked onto
  • When “AE/EF Lock” appears on the bottom of the screen, the focus and lighting lock is set

You can take a picture now, but once the lock is set you are free to move the camera around and the lighting and depth settings will stay the same, to release the AE/EF lock, all you have to do is tap on the screen again.

The end result of how a picture comes out can be drastically different, especially in situations where lighting matters. If you see the two images on top the one to the left is with the auto adjustments while the one to the right is with AE?EF Lock enabled. You can see the difference for yourself.

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