Monday, January 18, 2016
iPhone: We’ve seen plenty music apps for iOS that pull music from your Dropbox account, but Jukebox sets itself apart by offering an offline mode alongside a free price tag. When you open up Jukebox, you’re shown a list of all your music stored in Dropbox.
Read more lifehacker.com
Apple is looking into why the battery indicator on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus is giving a false reading. According to a new support document, owners might notice that the battery percentage “doesn’t update” if they manually change the time on the device or if they move between different time zones.
Read more www.zdnet.com
Saturday, January 16, 2016
App Admin is a popular jailbreak tweak that recently debuted in Cydia and allows you to downgrade App Store apps to any version that you’d like. The tweak has been gaining traction lately and has received positive response from its users even though it’s still in beta.
Read more www.iphonehacks.com
When iOS 9.3 announced Night Shift, a new mode that makes it less likely for your device’s light temperature to disturb your sleep schedule, many noted that it was virtually a carbon copy of F.lux, a Mac and jailbreak iOS app that we’ve previously called a Mac essential.
Read more www.cultofmac.com
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Included in the update is, finally, a “fix” for WiFi Assist, a feature that switches users on shoddy WiFi to a 3G or 4G connection. Last year, those who embraced the feature, or didn’t realise that it was switched on by default, found themselves slapped with massive phone bills after having surpassed their monthly data allowance.
Read more www.theinquirer.net
Triggertrap just released Version 4.1 of their already-amazing iOS app. Their developers re-wrote the core of the app to bring some pretty cool new features. For those that don’t know, Triggertrap is a camera remote control solution that uses your smartphone to trigger your camera. The app can use things like the face detection sensor, motion sensors, internal cocks, GPS, sound and vibration sensors to trigger a camera.
Read more photofocus.com
Some iPhone and iPad users have discovered their devices keep asking them repeatedly for their Apple ID to be verified with a password. If you have this issue, this Apple ID password verification pop-up appears at random but frequently, and you’ll see it appear anytime you reboot the device on the lock screen, and often when unlocking the device after a period of going unused.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
“Honeywell today announced its first HomeKit-enabled product, introducing a second-generation Lyric Round Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat with HomeKit support,” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors. “Designed to compete with existing HomeKit-compatible thermostats like the ecobee3 and the iDevices thermostat, the Honeywell Lyric connects to a home’s Wi-Fi network to allow the thermostat to be controlled via Siri or by using an iOS device and the accompanying app,” Clover reports.
Read more macdailynews.com
Apple applied for a patent last year on an intriguing dual-lens camera system that could add significant photo and video functionality to future iPhones. While dual-lens camera systems are already present in several devices on the market, the patent application, published Thursday by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, describes how Apple could combine two separate cameras, each with different focal lengths, with custom software to improve the capabilities and functionality of the iPhone.
Read more www.macobserver.com
Apple has released the latest operating system adoption numbers for its devices, and they present a good picture of how the new iOS 9 is performing. According to the latest numbers, Apple’s iOS 9 is now running on 75 percent of Apple devices with iOS 8 currently on 19 percent, while the good old iOS 7 is merely on 7 percent devices.
Read more www.geeky-gadgets.com
If you use Skype on a frequent basis, you’ve probably wanted to schedule a few of those internet-based calls. Doing that on your phone, however, has been a hassle—at least, until now. Microsoft has rolled out an update to Outlook for iOS that lets you turn any meeting into a Skype call, and join that call by tapping a button.
Read more www.engadget.com
Researchers from Proofpoint say they recently discovered a rogue app store that lets iOS device users download apps from a catalog offering more than 1 million apps, without having to jailbreak their device. Called vShare, the rogue app store allows paid apps to be downloaded for free and has existed for several years, allowing owners of Android devices and jailbroken iPhones and iPads to download various applications.
Read more www.securityweek.com
Cydia Tweak SmartPass has been released, SmartPass 1.0.1 works with iOS 9 or higher. For those of you who didn’t know, SmartPass jailbreak tweak lets you easier to manage by intelligently removing the passcode entry requirement under certain situations.
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We’ve seen lens attachments for the iPhone before, but none of them have been of this caliber. Or price point, but more on that in a minute. At CES 2016, a young brand known as ExoLens (owned by its parent Fellowes) is showing off its latest products, including a pretty awesome-sounding set of lenses developed in collaboration with a name you might have heard of – Zeiss. The latter, in case you need a refresher, is one of the leading companies in the realm of professional optics.
Read more www.phonearena.com
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
According to new reports from Taiwan, Apple offered to invest in display-maker AU Optronics, to help make it a leading OLED supplier for future iPhones.
Read more www.oled-info.com
AgileBits has updated its popular login manager app 1Password to include new features for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus as well as other security and function enhancements for all users. 1Password 6.2 for iOS adds 3D Touch quick actions from the Home screen icon plus Peek and Pop for previewing items within the app.
Read more 9to5mac.com
It’s a big day for Apple beta releases, as is highlighted by the seeding of iOS 9.3 to developers. iOS 9.3 is a major new release that incorporates tons of new features to iOS. Outside of a major version number update, this update is one of the biggest iOS updates that we’ve seen in a long time.
Read more www.idownloadblog.com
Monday, January 11, 2016
There’s an old saying about a sucker being born every minute. If you need proof, you only have to look as far as the App Store, where Minecraft Pocket Edition 2 recently stormed into the top 5.
Read more www.geek.com
Progress in the Web platform standards such as HTML5 and in the latest versions of iOS and Android has made Web languages and tools more viable for a greater swath of enterprise apps, according to a recent IDC study. In a report titled “The Evolving State of Mobile Software Development,” IDC analyst Al Hilwa says Web platform technologies now occupy an “ever-larger footprint” inside of many third-party cross-platform mobile platforms.
Read more www.eweek.com
Apple was quick to crow that its fledgling music service had 6.5 million paying customers back in October, but many people were understandably cautious. Were those numbers actually going to grow, or had Apple already scooped up most of the people who were interested?
Read more www.engadget.com