Bold iPad Pro wallpapers

By Jim Gresham on Nov 29, 2015

Apple’s newest flagship iOS device, iPad Pro, offers a screen with 5.6 million pixels. The engrossing screen is quite spectacular, even if recent reports peg the iPad mini 4 display as best. I was surprised to find very few iPad Pro wallpapers around the Internet, that took advantage of the massive new screen. Consequently, I was left on my own to scramble up some options.

Inside, you will find several iPad Pro wallpapers. It is a shame to have that giant screen, but no customizable wallpaper options. There are two different orientations, which are explained within, helping take advantage of the landscape size. Take a step inside for great downloads for your newest device. Read More


Tweaks of the week: AppDrawer, DeleteCut, and more

By Sébastien Page on Nov 29, 2015

Like every Sunday we bring the latest jailbreak tweaks directly to you so you don’t have to sift through Cydia looking for that special gem. We’ve seen a steady flow of tweak releases for the last few weeks, and this week is no different. Still waiting for that killer iOS 9 jailbreak tweak though… Read More


The top stories of the week on iDB

By Sébastien Page on Nov 29, 2015

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.

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A9X teardown showcases Apple’s impressive strides in chip design

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 28, 2015

The fine folks over at Chipworks have provided the first up close and personal look at the A9X processor found inside of the recently launched iPad Pro. What it uncovered was yet another impressive design job, one that should, again, make Intel take notice.

Not only is the A9X extremely powerful, besting some laptop machines powered by Intel chips, but it’s also much bigger than the A9 processors supplied by both Samsung and TSMC that are found in the iPhone 6s.

The Motley Fool recently contacted Chipworks for insight into Apple’s newest SoC. What it found was a technical achievement that Apple’s designers should be more than proud of. Read More


Amazon allegedly confirms that Instant Video is hitting Apple TV before year-end

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 28, 2015

Online retail giant Amazon is bringing its Instant Video service to the new Apple TV after all. As a quick refresher, Amazon recently pulled both Google’s Chromecast HDMI dongle and Apple’s Apple TV from sale because the two set-top boxes, in Amazon’s own words, don’t “interact well” with its video subscription service. Confirmation of a tvOS version of Instant Video was inadvertently leaked by Amazon itself in response to a question on Twitter.

The app should hit the Apple TV App Store by the end of the year. Read More


Puzzle platformer To-Fu Fury is Apple’s new Free App of the Week

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 28, 2015

To-Fu Fury from Amazon Game Studios, regularly $1.99, is available at no charge until next Thursday as Apple’s new Free App of the Week via the App Store’s weekly promotion.

Released in July 2015, this puzzle platformer challenges you to save the Fortune Kitty playing as To-Fu, a stretchy, sticky, flingy and combative cube of bean-curd. Expect a lot of puzzle solving and physics-based action in this game. Read More


Sidefari, Ubongo, Remember, and more apps to check out this weekend

By Lory Gil on Nov 28, 2015

If you are reading this, then you made it through Thanksgiving and Black Friday. After surviving the biggest shopping day of the year, you deserve a treat. It’s time to relax and enjoy an afternoon without the family (unless the family is still visiting).

We’ve got a list of apps and games that you can treat yourself with this weekend. Treat yourself while you can. Christmas is around the corner and all of your free time and money will be spent on someone else soon enough. Read More


How to fix the ‘Redownload Unavailable’ error in the App Store

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 27, 2015

Let’s face it; everyone experiences buyers remorse from time to time, which results in a change of heart about a purchase. Then there are those occasions when you regret changing your mind about changing your mind.

That’s what recently happened to me after I requested an App Store refund for an app that I later realized I actually wanted and needed.

Oddly, I encountered a weird error telling me that since I had previously requested a refund for the app, I could no longer purchase it again. That makes no sense. Why would Apple not want to take my money just because I had requested a prior refund?

Whatever the reason for the error, after searching Google, it’s obvious that I’m not the first to encounter this issue. The good news is that fixing the Redownload Unavailable with This Apple ID error is very easy to do… Read More


AnySpot for iOS 9: Search Spotlight from anywhere on your jailbroken iPhone

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 27, 2015

Unless you happen to have a physical Bluetooth keyboard attached to your iPhone or iPad, you cannot invoke Spotlight on iOS 9 unless you happen to be on the Home screen. AnySpot for iOS 9 aims to change this.

AnySpot lets you assign an Activator gesture to Spotlight so that you can access the search interface from anywhere on your iPhone or iPad, even if you happen to be within an app. If you want Spotlight search to work closer to how it works on the Mac, allowing you to access it from anywhere, then you should consider using AnySpot. Read More


Tatton: a jailbreak tweak that brings a grab bag of special settings to iOS

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 27, 2015

Tatton is a recently released tweak that’s geared towards making your iPhone faster. In fact, the name Tatton itself is Greek for faster, and that’s what this tweak claims to do.

In order to accomplish this feat, Tatton, a free tweak available right now on the BigBoss repo, removes unnecessary features that can slow down iOS’ animations—think blurs and things of that nature. The developer of Tatton says that older devices in particular can benefit from his tweak. Does such a claim ring true? Read More


Rumor: iPhone 7 to lose 3.5mm headphone port in favor of Lightning port

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 27, 2015

Apple’s next iPhone will be so thin that the company has decided to ditch the standard 3.5mm headphone port for the first time since the iPhone’s 2007 inception, a reasonably accurate Japaese blog, Macotakara, reported Friday.

The move should help Apple’s engineers shave off another millimeter of thickness or so, reports the publication, adding that users will instead connect wireless headphones over Bluetooth or compatible wired headphones over the Lightning port. Read More


Nightmode9: a tweak that brings a system-wide dark mode to iOS 9

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 27, 2015

Using a bright screen in a dark environment isn’t doing any favor to your eyes, and that’s why some apps incorporate a so-called night-mode for dark settings. But night mode features within apps have a big limitation, and that’s that they only work within specific apps.

Wouldn’t it be better if iOS had a true system-wide night mode that worked in apps as well as the iOS interface as a whole? That’s the basic idea behind Nightmode9, a recently released jailbreak tweak that adds tons of user-configurable night mode features to iOS 9. Read More


iDB Deals site-wide discount: save an additional 15% on all items

By iDB Deals on Nov 27, 2015

Black Friday is here, but that doesn’t mean you need to bear the lines and hordes of shoppers elbowing each other out of a good deal. Instead, check out some of these top Black Friday tech gifts available on iDB Deals – today only, use code BLACKFRIDAY and save an additional 15 percent on any item, sitewide.

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Apple products among the most popular Black Friday items at Target

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 27, 2015

Target, the second-largest discount retailer in the United States behind Walmart, today released a chart listing the most popular products that shoppers were purchasing on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

The iPads were top sellers in Target’s brick-and-mortar and online stores, with the retailer selling an iPad every second throughout the day on Thanksgiving, Forbes reports. Read More


How to delete your Vine account

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 27, 2015

I think you’ll agree with me that Vine has become quite a phenomenon. A short-form video sharing service owned by Twitter, Vine is the place where many people go to share and watch six-second looping video clips, some of which are quite amusing and engaging.

But if you’ve watched one too many vines and have decided that you won’t be active on the service going forward, it might be a good idea to deactivate your account.

In this post, you’ll learn how to deactivate your Vine profile through the mobile app and permanently delete all its underlying data. Read More


The best Black Friday deals on apps and games

By Cody Lee on Nov 27, 2015

In addition to deals on electronics and other consumer products, a number of developers have placed their apps and games on sale for the Black Friday weekend. Everything from hit apps like Fantastical, to games like Hitman Sniper are currently available at deep discounts.

Once again we’ve taken it upon ourselves to sift through the noise—hundreds of titles are seeing price drops for the holidays—to present you with a list of the top app and game deals for both Mac and iOS. We’ve even included a few of our favorite Mac productivity software bundles. Read More


PwnTunes for iOS 9: manually manage music via Windows on a jailbroken device

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 27, 2015

PwnTunes is a jailbreak tweak that’s been around since the every early days of jailbreaking. If memory serves me correctly, I think it’s been available since the iOS 3 days, which seems like an eternity now that we’re only 7 months or so away from iOS 10.

The basic premise behind PwnTunes is that it affords Windows users drag and drop access to import and export music without iTunes. The tweak is able to accomplish this feat by turning an iPhone into a mass storage device that’s accessible via Windows Explorer. Read More


How to hide revines from users you follow

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 26, 2015

If you use Vine, sooner than later your feed will become polluted with reposts (revines, in Vine talk) from those you follow on the service. Besides, it’s really annoying having to scroll through a hundred or more revines from a user before getting to one of their own clips.

Thankfully, reducing information overload on Vine isn’t as hard as it sounds as the app lets you block revines from a person and show only their original posts.

In this tutorial, we’ll teach you how to hide revines from anyone you follow on the service with just a few taps. This should help make your Vine experience a little more focused and less cluttered. Read More


Black Friday deal for movie lovers: four blockbuster Mac apps for the price of one

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the United States! And what better way to celebrate this holiday than a not-to-be-missed deal that offers some substantial value for your hard earned cash.

You’ve probably heard of a Mac developer called Softorino, no? They’re behind Waltr, a super fast Mac app that makes converting any video into an iOS-friendly file format a simple drag-and-drop affair.

As it happens, Softorino has teamed up with other developers from different parts of the world to bundle four powerful Mac applications at 73 percent off for just $24.95.

All four apps in Blockbuster Kit were created specifically with movie buffs in mind and are well-known to Mac fans: Global Delight’s Boom 2, Ben Lenarts and Eelco Lempsink’s Beamer 3, Eltima’s Elmedia Player Pro and Softorino’s own Waltr. These apps regularly retail for a total of $90 so you’re looking at some substantial savings here. Read More


Lara Croft GO gets its first expansion

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 26, 2015

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Square Enix’s Lara Croft GO for iOS has received its first expansion pack following the game’s August 2015 debut in the App Store. Titled “The Shard of Life” and available at no charge to those who have purchased the game, the update packs in more than two-dozen additional levels and a bunch of new monsters to defeat, costumes to unlock and gemstones and artifacts to discover. Read More

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