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World is a Stage now has an icon for your iOS home screen + how to create it.

See that awesome icon. Let me teach you how to add it onto your home screen!

Step 1:
Visit http://jameslsy.com with your iOS device and click on the lower middle button.

Step 2:
Select ‘Add to Home Screen’

Step 3:
Entire desired name because ‘World is a Stage’ is just simply too long for the iOS home screen.

How to create it for my website?
Creating this icon is pretty easy. All you need is your favorite graphic editor.

1. Create a 114px x114px icon in PNG format. This is a retina screen proof icon size. You can get away with 72px x 72px for iPads and 57px x57px for other iOS devices. (always 72dpi and you don’t have to worry about the corners and the iconic reflective shine, iOS does it for you!)

2. Name this icon ‘apple-touch-icon.png’

3. Put this file in your root folder of your website or in your HTML add this line if you decided to name your icon differently <link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="/your-custom-icon.png"/>

How to create a US iTunes account with no payment method.

The perks of having a US iTunes account includes:

  1. Free songs every week  (picture below)
  2. Get apps before they are available in your country (most apps are released in US first eg: Google+)
  3. Get apps which are not available for your country (Scrabble app is only available for US & Canada)

Each account can be used up to 5 iOS devices and each device can be sync with 5 accounts. Let’s continue onto how to create your US iTunes account!

Step 1: App Store
Make sure you’re signed out from your current account and click on App Store.

Step 2: Free App
Click on the Free download button of any free app.

Step 3: Create New Account
You will be greeted with this screen. Do not sign in with your current Apple ID account but instead click on Create New Account.

Step 4: Continue
Click on Continue button.

Step 5: Billing Address
Make sure the billing address is stated in the United States. Else, click on the small arrow and change it. (If this option is not available to you, click continue)

Step 6: Personal Details
Fill in all your details and click Continue. It’s important that you use a new email address that is never registered as Apple ID or it will not work.

Step 7: Congratulations on your new US iTunes account
Again, ensure that your billing address is in United States. Click on the small arrow if it is not stated United States.
Click on None in the payment options.
Use any US address (mine is a hotel address) and congratulations, you have a US iTunes account. Happy downloading!