A new beta of macOS Sierra has been seeded to developers and public beta testers

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 29, 2016

Seven days following the release of a seventh beta of macOS Sierra, Apple today seeded an eighth beta of the upcoming software to its registered developers and public beta testers. Both macOS Sierra beta 7 for members of the Apple Developer Program and macOS Sierra beta 7 for members of the Apple Beta Software Program are now available through the Mac App Store on computers with an appropriate configuration profile and as standalone downloads on Dev Center. Read More

 

European Commission to reportedly rule against Apple’s sweetheart tax deal with Ireland

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 29, 2016

According to a 130-page judgment seen by The Financial Times, the European Commission (EC) is set to rule Tuesday against Apple’s sweetheart tax deal it struck with the government of Ireland back in 1999.

The Commission is reportedly set to demand that Ireland recoup over 1 billion euros in back taxes from the iPhone maker, or circa $1.12 billion.

“Apple will on Tuesday be hit with Europe’s largest tax penalty after Brussels ruled that the company received illegal state aid from Ireland,” warns the financial newspaper. Read More

 

“Hey Siri, see you on the seventh!”

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 29, 2016

Siri giving witty responses ahead of major Apple events has become something of a tradition for Apple and part of the festivities by its eager fans. The just-announced September 7 iPhone 7 press conference is no exception. Thanks to a silent backend update, Siri now serves up a variety of amusing responses when asked about the iPhone 7 event.

Best thing you check them out for yourself. Read More

 

September 7 Apple event wallpapers: “See you on the 7th”

By Jim Gresham on Aug 29, 2016

Apple just announced the iPhone 7 media event, to be held on September 7. Their invitation has sparked many comments and additional rumors about the content of the media event. “See you on the 7th” could hint at many different announcements, but perhaps the strongest is optical or camera upgrades.

Per usual, the goal of our Wallpapers of the Week series is to highlight photo quality images for your iOS devices. Apple media event wallpapers for iPhone are always our most popular posts. These images are submitted to me via Twitter @jim_gresham. If you would like to add your images, simply send them my way.

Step inside for the latest download, in a post that will be updated throughout the day! Read More

 

Verizon rolls out LTE Advanced with 50% faster peak speeds in 461 U.S. cities

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 29, 2016

Verizon, the nation’s leading telecommunications company, today said that mobile users in 461 cities across the United States now get fifty percent faster peak wireless data speeds thanks to LTE Advanced, the next generation of wireless technology.

A major enhancement of the Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard, LTE Advanced uses existing cell towers and a software technique called carrier aggregation which combines multiple channels to transfer data more quickly than with LTE. Read More

 

Apple sends out invites for September 7 iPhone 7 event

By Sébastien Page on Aug 29, 2016

See you on the 7th, reads the invite that Apple sent to the media on Monday morning. Held at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, the event will of course be focused on the new iPhone 7, but will also likely see a new Apple Watch 2 unveiled, and possibly a new MacBook Pro. Read More

 

Steven Levy confirms that some of the data in Apple iBrain can be restored to a new phone

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 29, 2016

Journalist Steven Levy’s excellent in-depth look at Apple’s machine learning and artificial intelligence systems used throughout iOS and its other products have left some people wondering about transferring the so-called iBrain database to a new device. Apple told Levy that iBrain is local to a device and doesn’t get sent to the cloud.

The explanation promoted some people to wonder if that means that iBrain has to start all over again after getting a new phone, and lose all memory of what it learned in the process. As it turns out, some of the information in that “brain” can indeed be restored and moved to a new device in a safe manner. Read More

 

T-Mobile’s new ONE add-ons bring unlimited LTE tethering, daily HD passes & more

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 29, 2016

When T-Mobile announced its upcoming ONE service that’ll give all customers “unlimited” 4G LTE data, eagled-eyed readers discovered in the fine print that mobile tethering is limited to sluggish 2G speeds, with 5GB of 4G LTE tethering sold as a $15 add-on. Today, the carrier clarified that ONE would include unlimited tethering at 3G speeds at no additional cost after all while unveiling ONE Plus upgrades with unlimited 4G LTE tethering, daily HD passes and more. Read More

 

Claimed iPhone 7 specs detail screen resolutions, cameras, chips, batteries & more

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 29, 2016

Alleged specifications of Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus refresh were leaked this morning on the Chinese social network Weibo by an unknown source. The document appears to detail several technical aspects of the forthcoming devices, including display resolutions, next-generation cameras, chips, batteries and other features. Read More

 

Amazon to take aim at Apple with $9.99 a month music service, due in September

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 29, 2016

Amazon already has a music store, but its catalog of songs is limited and streaming is only available to those subscribed to the company’s $99 per year Prime service. As Re/code said, the online retail giant has also considered a bargain-priced music service that would only work on Echo hardware and be priced at $4 to $5 per month.

Monday, The Financial Times newspaper reported that Amazon has a third offering in the works, a $9.99 per month music-streaming service that would offer the full catalogue of songs that Spotify and Apple offer. Read More

 

New Surface Pro 4 ad calls MacBook Air “less useful, like a hat for your cat”

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 29, 2016

Following its recent iPad Pro-dissing commercial, Microsoft today released another nicely done Surface Pro 4 ad which takes aim at the MacBook Air, calling it “less useful, like a hat for your cat”. Surface ads have successfully promoted competitive advantages of the hybrid device, which comes with a detachable keyboard, pen, touchscreen and more. And thanks to an Intel chip, it runs the full Office suite and most other Windows programs, like Photoshop. Read More

 

How to send texts and iMessages from Windows [jailbreak]

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 29, 2016

If you’ve got a Mac, then you can easily send iMessages and SMS messages from the Messages app that’s baked into your operating system.

Windows users don’t have such a luxury. Remote Messages Client, a brand-new third-party desktop client, could change that. Read More

 

Go Radar update adds better Pokémon scanner and improvements to zoom

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 29, 2016

Ever since the removal of the footsteps feature from Pokémon GO, the crowdsource-based Go Radar app from the App Store has quickly become one of the most popular ways to help with Pokémon tracking.

The latest update (version 2.0) brings Pokémon scanning functionality that users have been requesting for some time, as well as improvements to the app’s workflow that helps users get more out of it. Read More

 

Wallpapers of the week: Apple logo

By Jim Gresham on Aug 28, 2016

Approaching the iPhone 7 announcement date, it seemed fitting to host Apple logo wallpapers to hype the event. Shortly, an Apple media invitation will announce the event date and the excitement will begin. But, why wait for the invitation to deck out your iOS devices?

Inside, find a collection of Apple logo wallpapers for iPhone and iPad, including the 12.9″ Pro. Additionally, there is a call for submissions of the media event inspired wallpapers. Get your design skills ready, because we are excited to host all of your submissions! Read More

 

Apple Watch 2 could offer a few hours of additional run time via a stronger 334 mAh battery

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 28, 2016

Prolific leakster @The_Malignant today republished a pair of claimed images of a purported battery pack believed to have been designed for a 42mm second-generation Apple Watch. Originally posted by an unnamed source on the Chinese social network Weibo, the tiny battery shows an increased capacity of 334 mAh. By comparison, the original Apple Watch is outfitted with a 245 mAh battery (42mm version) so it’s entirely conceivable that the Apple Watch 2 could offer a few hours of additional battery life—assuming the leaked photo is genuine. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Super VoiceMail, LocationHandle, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 28, 2016

Another week, another roundup. This week has seen another wave of jailbreak tweak releases that are helping to keep those who jailbroke with the Pangu iOS 9.3.3 tool satisfied with the ability to modify their devices.

In this roundup, we’ll talk about what’s new for this week, starting with our favorites, and then moving on to the rest afterwards. Read More

 

The top stories of the week on iDB

By Sébastien Page on Aug 28, 2016

Like every Sunday, we get to take a look at some of the most popular posts that were published on iDB during the week that just ended. Whether it is a news item, a new jailbreak tweak, a tutorial, or an app review, we sum it all up in one convenient place for you.

As always, if you like what you’re reading, please feel free to spread the love by sharing our posts on your favorite social network.

We’re usually hanging out a lot on Twitter and Facebook, more rarely on Google+.

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Bonk!, tldarling, Jam Looper, and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Aug 27, 2016

We’ll keep things short and sweet this week. The latest edition of our Apps of the Week roundup includes a fun new photo editor from Jimmy Fallon, an app that auto-summarizes long web articles, a minimal music-maker, and of course two new games for you to check out. Read More

 

Super VoiceMail: A slick new way to handle your iPhone’s voicemail

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 27, 2016

Just last week, we showed you a jailbreak tweak called AnsweringMachine that took the jailbreak community by surprise and showed us that the iPhone’s voicemail system has a lot to be desired. On the other hand, another new release called Super VoiceMail also looks very promising.

In this review, we’ll show you what Super VoiceMail has to offer and help you decide which of the two jailbreak tweaks you should go with. Read More

 

Phone++ now available for iOS 9, supercharges your Phone app

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 27, 2016

If you’ve got a jailbroken iPhone, then it’s time to supercharge that stock calling app with a new jailbreak tweak called Phone++.

In this review, we’ll show you how Phone++ can improve access to your contacts from your favorite social apps and make your life easier. Read More

 
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