Sunday, May 20, 2012

Play audio from YouTube without video in iPhone

Ever wonder how to play the YouTube songs without the video or display in iPhone. "Yes", it is possible with a little workaround but it works like a charm.

1) Play your song or music from YouTube in your iPhone
2) Press the home button (This will pause the audio/video)
3) Press the home button twice quickly (Similar to double click in a computer)
4) You will see the iOS task manager
5) Keep your finger on the task manager section and "Slide from left to right"
6) You will see the Orientation lock, Previous, Play, Next and YouTube icon.
7) Press the play button and listen... :)
8) Only audio will be played and video will be disabled.

You can press the home button and lock your iphone - the music still goes on.
The above steps works for music, pandora and most music related apps.
Step 2 is little annoying, but this is a workaround. 

Sometimes, I listen to songs/music which are not in my collection. Hence, this saves my battery and it don't look like I'm watching videos during official hours... lol... :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Batch - makes it easy to create Facebook albums from phone

As we all know pictures taken through mobile camera are more than pictures taken using camera from count perspective. (I'm not trying to compete against SLR or professional photos). Casual photos are mostly clicked using mobiles phones. But most of them stay in the mobile except a few gets uploaded to social networks.

If you feel lazy like me to upload multiple pictures or creating album from your phone to Facebook (FB), then Batch is the app for you.

You have to login using FB id.
Batch let's you create albums called batches.
You can tag people on the entire album instead of each photo.
It lists if any of your FB friends shared an album using batch.
You can share the album to FB or post a batch link to Twitter.
It's handy and few of my last albums are through batch.

You can organize, change and update albums in batch. And upload or overwrite in FB or Twitter.

So far i feel its effective and easy to create FB albums. Let me know your opinion once started using.