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It’s that time of the week again when we round up the most popular (as well as the less-popular but equally useful) apps, tips and tweaks that you may have missed during your hectic workweek. This time around, we discuss Facebook Paper, multiple iOS jailbreak tweaks, Windows-related guides for Macs, and a neat Firefox plugin, among other excellent apps and tips.

Facebook’s Curated News Feed Experience For iPhone ‘Paper’ Will Change The Way You Socialize On The Go

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Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerburg recently announced that his company is going ‘mobile-first’. After failing hard with earlier, HTML-based versions of Facebook for iOS and Android, and ‘Poke’, the company has launched the almost revolutionary Paper. It will change the way you consume social media content on the go.

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StumbleUpon’s ’5by’ For iOS & Android Curates Videos Based On Your Mood And Interests


Popular interest-based, social web discovery service ‘StumbleUpon’ recently acquired 5by for their video recommendation engine. At the end of last month, they launched 5by apps for iOS and Android. It delights you with fun, entertaining videos based on your pre-selected interests, and current mood.

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How To Run Windows Apps On Mac OS X With Wine [Guide]


Wine is an emulation environment that lets you run some Windows apps on OS X and Linux-based operating systems like Ubuntu. In this guide, we walk you through running Windows apps on OS X using the tool’s ‘Wineskin Winery’ variant.

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How To Install Windows On Your Mac Using Boot Camp [Guide]


There are still some hardware features on MacBooks that even the most premium of Windows laptops cannot match. For that reason, some users purchase a MacBook, and install Windows using Boot Camp to get the best of both worlds. We show you how!

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Set Custom ‘Auto-Lock’ & ‘Require Passcode’ Time In iOS With These Tweaks

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LongerAutoLock and PassTime are two jailbreak tweaks that allow you to bypass the list of default ‘auto-lock’ and ‘require passcode’ time-outs, in order to select your own. They can help you achieve a better balance between security and convenience.

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How To Get Safari’s Reader Feature For Easier Reading On Any Mobile Web Browser

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Both on desktop and mobile, Safari comes with a lovely feature called ‘Reader’ which removes ads, sidebars, headers, extra CSS, and Javascript to leave the original article easier to read. It improves the experience of reading long-form articles. If you want the feature on any mobile browser, you should check out our guide on how to install the Readability Bookmarklet.

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Customize Firefox Sidebar Position, Accessability And More With OmniSidebar


One reason why so many people still prefer Firefox over Chrome is the former’s extensive customization options. We came across a lovely new extension called ‘OmniSidebar’ that replaces the Firefox’s own sidebar with an improved variant, which comes packed with more accessibility and personalization options.

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Get An Android Jelly Bean-Like Lock-Screen Experience On iOS 7 With JellyLock7


Does the iOS 7 interface strike you as a little too simple? If so, you can always jailbreak your iOS device, and install a Cydia tweak like JellyLock7, which replaces the minimal stock lock screen with one inspired from Android Jelly Bean.

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Quickly Switch Between Over 30+ DNS Servers For Better Network Performance With ChrisPC DNS Switch

ChrisPC DNS Switch

I once shifted to OpenDNS for DNS resolution purposes across my home network, but it caused more problems than it solved. In such cases, it is nice to have other alternatives to try out, preferably without much hassle. On Windows, you can easily switch between several popular DNS servers from the System Tray using ChrisPC DNS Switch.

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Use Gestures To Control Playback In The Stock iOS Music App, Lock Screen & Control Center With This Tweak

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I have been using Ecoute for music for a long time now, mostly because it looks better than the stock Music.app, but also because of its use of simple gestures for skipping forward/backward. Now you can get these gestures in the stock app, lock screen, as well as Control Center with ‘Gesture Music Control’.

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