Changing the default payment method in Apple Pay

By Anthony Bouchard on May 30, 2016

Despite some Apple device users being skeptical of using Apple Pay for security reasons, many are embracing the power of NFC payment technology everywhere it is supported.

If you’re like many Apple Pay users, then you might have more than one credit or debit card linked to your Apple Pay Wallet. If this is the case, then it would be good to know how to choose which card is set as the default card when you choose to carry out payments at the register.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how that’s done. Read More

 

How to add a new user account to your Mac

By Anthony Bouchard on May 30, 2016

Not that long ago, we showed you how to enable the guest account on your Mac so that people could use your Mac without tampering with your own apps and files, but it’s more of a temporary solution than anything because any progress they make is reset after they log out.

If you know the other person who is using your computer will be using it more often than just once in a blue moon, then you might consider making them a completely separate user account from your own.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to create a new user account on your Mac. Read More

 

Designer Star Wars wallpapers collection

By Jim Gresham on May 29, 2016

Of the running Wallpapers of the Week section, Star Wars wallpapers are among the most popular. Today’s collection features fan art in the noir and minimalist categories, taking a new spin on our previous Star Wars wallpaper posts.

With a six year span of Star Wars movies, starting with The Force Awakens in 2015 and a new movie launching each year until 2020, Star Wars wallpapers will continue to be a popular category for new and old fans alike. Inside, take a look at the newest selection and download images for your iPhone or desktop. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Prenesi 3, LetMeSwitch, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on May 29, 2016

Despite the dry Cydia pipeline that continues on due to the lack of a fresh jailbreak, existing iOS developers are still launching jailbreak tweak releases.

This week hasn’t been much more impressive than the last, but nevertheless, we’ll still recap on everything that’s new. We’ll start with our favorites, and then we’ll finish off with the rest of this week’s releases. Read More

 

The top stories of the week on iDB

By Sébastien Page on May 29, 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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Prenesi 3 enables video downloads and more in the Facebook app [jailbreak]

By Anthony Bouchard on May 29, 2016

Facebook users who are looking for a little more oomph from their app experience are going to love a new jailbreak tweak release called Prenesi 3.

This tweak not only supercharges the app with additional features, but it even lets users further configure the app’s behavior and features to their liking.

A long story short, if you’re rocking a jailbroken device and you use Facebook regularly, then this is a tweak you don’t want to miss. Read More

 

New jailbreak tweak enables sending text messages via Pebble

By Anthony Bouchard on May 28, 2016

Those who are using a Pebble smartwatch rather than Apple’s own Apple Watch as an accessory for their iPhone are limited in features, but with a new jailbreak tweak dubbed TextSender for Pebble, there is at least some hope for extended functionality.

TextSender for Pebble will, as the name implies, allow those with a Pebble smartwatch to send text messages from their watch via their iPhone. Read More

 

Twitter’s iOS app gains Peek and Pop previews

By Christian Zibreg on May 28, 2016

Although you couldn’t tell it by looking at official release notes for Twitter’s version 6.54 update, which make a passing mention of “a few minor updates that you didn’t even know you needed”, the app has finally gained additional 3D Touch goodies in the form of Peek and Pop previews within the app. Before today, Twitter for the iPhone and iPad only supported Quick Actions on the Home screen. Grab Twitter for iOS for free on the App Store. Read More

 

Jawbone stops making UP fitness trackers, planning a clinical-grade health device

By Christian Zibreg on May 28, 2016

Jawbone, which made a name for itself a decade ago with a lineup of high-quality Bluetooth headsets, has stopped making and selling the UP fitness trackers, according to a report yesterday from Tech Insider.

Sources familiar with the matter have reportedly told the publication that the company has sold its remaining inventory to a third-party reseller, while The Verge adds that Jawbone is now exploring a “clinical-grade health device”. Read More

 

What’s on your Home screen: Andrew O’Hara

By Andrew O'Hara on May 28, 2016

I’ll say this right out of the gate. I know my Home screen is boring. Seriously. If you notice, the screenshot of my Home screen looks nearly identical to an Apple marketing image. That’s because aside from 3 apps down on the last row, I keep my Home screen stock. I’m unsure if I can justify my reasoning to you, but I’m going to try. Read More

 

How to quickly erase unwanted items from your images

By Jim Nix on May 28, 2016

Today we are going to show you how to remove unwanted objects from your images in just a few easy steps, using the simple yet powerful app Snapheal by Macphun.

If you are like me, you have a lot of images that you were lining up to take, and at the last minute someone or something got partially into your frame, right as you fired the shot. Maybe it’s an elbow or a bird. It happens. We usually just wait a moment for them to clear, and then take another shot. But sometimes you can’t get another shot at it, or don’t have time to wait for it to clear.

Let Snapheal come to your rescue in these situations! Read More

 

ThisWon, Otto, Fareness, and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on May 28, 2016

Looking for a new app or game to help pass the time over the long Memorial Day weekend? iDB is here to help. In the latest edition of our Apps of the Week roundup, you’ll find a social networking app for polling friends and family, a podcast discovery app, a unique travel app, and two awesome new games. Read More

 

Hacker demos iOS 9.3.2 browser-based jailbreak

By Sébastien Page on May 28, 2016

Italian hacker Luca Todesco is once again making waves in the jailbreak community after demonstrating on video a browser-based jailbreak on a 6th generation iPod touch running iOS 9.3.2.

Similar to the now classic JailbreakMe, the method used by Todesco can apparently jailbreak the device directly from Safari, without requiring a computer. Read More

 

Daily Deals: 20000mAh battery pack $15, UE Roll Bluetooth speaker $50, and more

By Cody Lee on May 27, 2016

Hello! Welcome to iDB’s new exploratory ‘Daily Deals’ post. Here you will find a roundup of some of our favorite deals of the day on tech and tech-related products such as smartphones, tablets, accessories, connected devices, and even video games and consoles.

This is an experiment of sorts, born out of our love for tech and discounts. So we’re going to do a little trial run, and see how it goes. If it turns out to be something readers are interested in, we’ll add more products from more websites, and make this a daily thing. Read More

 

MailTime displays your emails as threaded conversations

By Andrew O'Hara on May 27, 2016

MailTime recently released a new update to their unique mail app bringing a whole new look, feel, and color scheme to the popular mail client. For the unfamiliar, MailTime is a more intuitive way to handle emails by instead displaying them as a threaded message chains instead of a long list.

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Bummed by iOS’s erratic text selection in Safari? Try this simple trick

By Christian Zibreg on May 27, 2016

Sometimes it feels like I’m wrestling with iOS’s text-selection feature in Safari instead of it making my life easier. Increasingly, certain webpages either wouldn’t let me copy body text at all or would leave me struggling trying to make a precise selection.

More often than not, zooming doesn’t prove much of a help. This issue is particularly infuriating when trying to highlight a URL. But don’t worry, this is where iDownloadBlog’s how-to series comes to the rescue!

Here’s a simple trick which helps override this behavior, letting you highlight and copy text on webpages that don’t necessarily play nicely with iOS’s text-selection feature. Read More

 

Bookmark apps and iTunes content and install them later with Lookmark for iPhone

By Christian Zibreg on May 27, 2016

Lookmark for iPhone by developer Claes Jacobsson received a major update yesterday, prompting me to take another look at this interesting piece of software.

With Lookmark, you can bookmark apps and other iTunes content very easily from Safari, other apps and your desktop, and install/download them later when the time is right. Yesterday’s update added a Share sheet extension which can save apps mentioned on any webpage. Read More

 

AirPort Extreme and Time Capsule have been pulled from all U.S. Apple Stores

By Christian Zibreg on May 27, 2016

Both the AirPort Extreme wireless base station and the AirPort Time Capsule appliance, which is a combination of a base station and a 2TB/3TB wireless hard drive with built-in Time Machine support, have been pulled from Apple’s retail stores in the United States, an Apple support representative has confirmed to MacRumors. Read More

 

Google’s iOS app gains Accelerated Mobile Pages, sports highlight videos in Now cards

By Christian Zibreg on May 27, 2016

Google’s native Search application for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad this morning received a newsworthy update in the App Store, gaining faster browsing with support for Accelerated Mobile Pages from major publishers and another feature which allows you to instantly watch sports highlight videos in Now cards.

The app’s available for free on the App Store. Read More

 

Day One 2 gains Spotlight integration, On This Day and other new features

By Christian Zibreg on May 27, 2016

Bloom Built’s journaling app, Day One 2, was refreshed in the App Store this morning with more than a dozen new features, including integration with iOS 9’s Spotlight Search feature, an “On This Day” feature which lets you relive what happened on this day by using filters and notifications, JSON file import, search filters for showing entries matching your search keywords in the Timeline and more. The app is still available half price for $4.99 on the App Store. Read More

 
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