Controlling what your Eevee evolves into in Pokémon GO

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 28, 2016

Eevee is an unusual Pokémon in the hit mobile game because unlike other Pokémon, it can evolve into three possible outcomes. Those three are Flareon (fire), Jolteon (electric), and Vaporeon (water).

Typically, when you evolve an Eevee, the outcome is going to be 100% random, but as the game publisher Niantic confirmed this week, there is a small cheat that you can use to actually control what your Eevee evolves into, and we’ll talk about that in this tutorial. Read More

 

This tweak brings iOS 8-styled alerts back to iOS 9

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 28, 2016

iOS 9 made some UI refinements over iOS 8, despite the fact that most of the UI looks primarily the same as before. One of the things Apple tweaked were the alerts that can pop up on your screen from notifications.

In iOS 9, Apple changed the design a little bit and made the corners much rounder, and if you aren’t a fan of the change, then a new jailbreak tweak called 8Alerts may tickle your fancy. Read More

 

Daily Deals: Bluetooth headphones $18, 55-inch Sony 4K TV $800, and more

By Cody Lee on Jul 27, 2016

iDB’s Daily Deal post is a roundup of our favorite deals on tech and tech-related products from around the web. This includes everything from smartphones, tablets and accessories, to connected devices and even video games.

Every deal you see below has been hand-picked based on a variety of factors including personal experience, online reviews from customers and experts, and discount percentage. So what are you waiting for? Get shopping! Read More

 

Apple is reportedly revoking some certificates used to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 from Safari

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 27, 2016

Over the weekend, Pangu and 25PP launched a jailbreak for iOS 9.2-9.3.3, and not long after, iOS developers found a way to make the jailbreak possible via the Safari web browser without the need to use a computer.

Unfortunately, however, Apple appears to be blocking the enterprise certificate that has been used in this process, so attempting jailbreaks from the device itself isn’t currently working. Read More

 

Apple passes 1 billion iPhones sold

By Cody Lee on Jul 27, 2016

Apple on Wednesday announced that it recently passed the 1 billion iPhones sold milestone. In a press release, the company said that during a staff meeting in Cupertino this morning, Tim Cook told employees that they had sold their one billionth handset last week.

The news comes just a day after Apple issued its third quarter earnings report, in which it said it sold just over 40 million iPhones during the 3-month period. That number is down some 7 million units from Q3 2015, but obviously they still have a reason to celebrate. Read More

 

Google app gains Forward button (seriously!), more reliable voice search & other new features

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 27, 2016

In addition to adding support for Accelerated Mobile Pages to Chrome for iOS, Google also this morning issued a refresh to its native search app on the App Store, which supports Google Now cards. Google 17.0 for iOS, a free download, packs in improvements to help you get things done more quickly in the app such as the addition of a Forward button (what took them so long, really?), a more reliable voice search, the ability to revisit recent pages for a full seven days and a few local search results improvements. Read More

 

Chrome for iOS now supports Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 27, 2016

Google today issued a small but important refresh to the Chrome browser for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on the App Store. The updated software bumps up version number to 52.0.2743.84 and brings official support for Accelerated Mobile Pages that, similar to Instant Articles on Facebook, load in a fraction of the time of their non-accelerated mobile versions. Any news stories and articles from partner publishers that have a lightning bolt and “AMP” next to them in search results will load instantly when tapped on. Read More

 

Apple makes significant progress on its first retail store in Singapore

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 27, 2016

Apple’s first retail store in Singapore appears to be progressing nicely, with new photos obtained by MacRumors proving that the construction of the store’s glass facade and canopy is now well underway. Apple confirmed in November 2015 that its first-ever store in the Southeast Asia city-state will be powered by hundred percent renewable energy, but did not provide a timeframe for the opening.

The store location has been under renovation since earlier this year. Read More

 

Much-enhanced parking space information comes to Apple Maps courtesy of Parkopedia

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 27, 2016

Finding a parking lot in your area has gotten a whole lot easier with an announcement this morning from parking service company Parkopedia that its detailed parking data is now being used by Apple Maps across North America, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Parkopedia offers detailed information on more than 40 million parking spaces in 75 countries and Maps users on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch can now view detailed information about parking garages and lots around the world. Read More

 

Rumor: Apple is going to refresh MacBook Air after all and it’ll have USB-C

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 27, 2016

DigiTimes, a Taiwanese trade publication that more or less accurately reports unknown features of unreleased Apple products (although the timing on its rumors is usually off), is out with a new story Wednesday claiming that USB Type-C connection is coming to a next-gen MacBook Air, implying Apple might update its most popular notebook after all. Read More

 

Is Xiaomi’s first-ever Windows PC notebook a shameless MacBook Air ripoff?

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 27, 2016

Xiaomi (pronounced “sh-YEOW-mee”), a booming Chinese smartphone and consumer electronics maker, today took the wraps off its first-ever Windows PC notebook and it looks awfully familiar to the MacBook Air. The familiarity starts with the device’s silly ‘Mi Notebook Air’ moniker and extends to its unibody industrial design that’s thinner and lighter than Apple’s notebook.

Offered in 12.5 and 13.3-inch varieties, the product matches and—in terms of graphics, lightness and thinness—one-ups the MacBook Air while costing half as much. Xiaomi’s new notebooks run Windows 10 and will hit store shelves in China on August 2. Read More

 

Did Microsoft just make the best camera app with Pix for iPhone?

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 27, 2016

Microsoft Pix, a smarter camera app that helps you take better pictures without extra effort, is now available for download from the App Store. Microsoft says its app is “a bit like having a professional photographer inside your camera” in that it uses advanced artificial intelligence, computational photography and video stabilization to automatically pick the right settings to help boost and improve your iPhone photography skills.

Grab Microsoft Pix from the App Store for free and let us know if it impresses you. Read More

 

Reports reaffirm non-moving Home button for iPhone 7 with haptic feedback simulating clicks

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 27, 2016

If you believe certain analysts, supply chain chatter and reports from outlets like Mac Otakara, Apple’s next iPhone will feature an all-digital, touch-sensitive Home button flush with its front face. A pair of new rumors, first discovered by AppleInsider, have now reaffirmed that the iPhone 7’s non-moving Home button won’t physically click when pressed, instead simulating a click with vibration much like the trackpad on MacBooks uses haptic feedback to provide a click sensation. Read More

 

Apple poised to open its first retail store in Mexico later this year

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 27, 2016

Apple is gearing up to open its first brick-and-mortar retail store in Mexico City ahead of push into Latin America, AppleInsider has learned from a trusted source. Located at the Centro Santa Fe mall, the upcoming outlet will be three times the size of the regular boutique storefronts that comprise the mall’s upscale Via Santa Fe wing. Read More

 

Get a lifetime subscription to Hotspot Shield Elite VPN for only $39.99

By iDB Deals on Jul 27, 2016

The convenience of modern web access and activity makes it easy to forget just how vulnerable your data is when left unsecured. Most antivirus software can’t shield you from Wi-Fi threats, and hackers are developing new techniques everyday to gain access to your private information.

When it comes to internet security, PC Mag and Google Play agree with 4/5 stars and over 745,000 reviews: Hotspot Shield Elite VPN is one of the best privacy solution on the market – and you can pick up a lifetime subscription today for just $39.99. Read More

 

How to level up quickly in Pokémon GO

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 27, 2016

Pokémon GO has quickly become one of the most popular mobile games for both the iOS and Android platforms within just the few weeks that it’s been available to play.

Some players have been playing since day one, while others have only been playing for a few days. Nevertheless, there are two main goals in this game: catching Pokémon, and leveling up your character.

In this piece, we’ll discuss what you can do to speedily level up your character without wasting any time. Read More

 

How to remove the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak from your device

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 27, 2016

The iOS 9.2-9.3.3 jailbreak debuted over the weekend, and soon after, jailbreak developers managed to make a Safari web browser-based jailbreak that doesn’t even require you to hook up to a computer to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3.

Of course, it’s a semi-untethered jailbreak, and there are a lot of caveats to it, so if you’re having jailbreaker’s remorse and you want to know how to put your device back to a stock device, don’t fret because we’re going to talk about that in this tutorial. Read More

 

How to create a new contact group on iCloud.com

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 27, 2016

When it comes to your devices, your contacts are some of the most important parts of socializing on them. In some cases, creating what’s known as a contact group is incredibly useful.

In this tutorial, we’ll talk about contact groups and how to make them on iCloud.com. Read More

 

Activator now compatible with iOS 9.3.3

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 27, 2016

iOS developer Ryan Petrich has updated the extremely popular Activator extension for jailbroken devices to version 1.9.9 with official support for the new iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak from Pangu.

Activator now joins a growing list of tweaks compatible with iOS 9.3.3 just days after a jailbreak release. Read More

 

Popular Springtomize 3 tweak updated with iOS 9.3.3 support

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 27, 2016

Springtomize 3 is arguably one of the most popular jailbreak tweaks in Cydia today, mostly because of its vast array of customization options for the multiple features throughout iOS.

Despite an iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak having dropped without much warning, the developer maintaining Springtomize 3 has already launched an update with full support for the new jailbreak from Pangu. Read More

 
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