About Cody Lee

In 2011, Cody turned his part-time hobby of writing about Apple and the mobile industry into a full time job, and hasn’t looked back since. In his spare time, he’s a self-proclaimed pool shark and likes hanging out on the beach. You can email him at cody [at] idownloadblog.com or follow him on Twitter and Google+

Daily Deals: Samsung Gear VR $60, 16GB iPad mini 2 $200, and more

by Cody Lee on Aug 31, 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

 

Daily Deals: $300 off MacBook Pro, $90 off Mini Jambox speaker, and more

by Cody Lee on Aug 30, 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

 

Bloomberg: new Macs and 5K monitor could debut as early as October

by Cody Lee on Aug 29, 2016

Apple is working on several upgrades to its Mac product line, reports Bloomberg. Citing sources familiar with the company’s plans, the outlet says the refreshed hardware includes new versions of the iMac, MacBook Air, and the oft-rumored MacBook Pro.

Also in the pipeline is a new 5K standalone monitor. Apple, of course, discontinued its Thunderbolt Display earlier this year, after years without an update. This time around, Bloomberg says the Cupertino firm is collaborating with LG to build its monitor. Read More

 

Daily Deals: $300 off LG 55-inch OLED TV, $100 off MacBook Pro, and more

by Cody Lee on Aug 29, 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

 

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

 

Daily Deals: Unlocked LG G5 $400, Fitbit Charge HR $86, and more

by Cody Lee on Aug 26, 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

 

Spotify punishing artists who sign exclusivity deals with competitors

by Cody Lee on Aug 26, 2016

Spotify has been punishing musicians who introduce new material exclusively on other streaming services, reports Bloomberg. Artists who have given Apple premier access to new music have been told that their songs won’t be placed on featured playlists.

The Swedish music company has been using such practices for about a year, say sources, and the efforts have escalated during the past few months. Artists who have given exclusives to Jay-Z’s Tidal streaming service have seen similar forms of retaliation. Read More

 

Daily Deals: 16GB iPhone SE $370, 12.9-inch iPad Pro $640, and more

by Cody Lee on Aug 25, 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’s free app of the week: MindNode

by Cody Lee on Aug 25, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with the app MindNode. This means from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to pick up the powerful mind-mapping app on both iPhone and iPad for free—a huge savings of $10.

Mind maps are a visual representation of your ideas, starting with a central thought and growing from there. MindNode allows you to brainstorm, organize and share your thoughts in an intuitive way, so you can really focus on the ideas behind them. Read More

 

iOS 9.3.5 update patches three major security vulnerabilities

by Cody Lee on Aug 25, 2016

The just-released iOS 9.3.5 update patches three major security vulnerabilities, reports The New York Times. Apple was alerted to the flaws just 10 days ago by security researchers Bill Marczak and John Scott Railton, and is urging users to update.

Investigators discovered that Israeli-based digital arms dealer NSO Group was using the exploits in software it sells that can track smartphones. The program can read texts and emails, track calls and location, and can record sounds and passwords. Read More

 

Apple releases iOS 9.3.5 to patch serious security flaws

by Cody Lee on Aug 25, 2016

Apple on Thursday released iOS 9.3.5 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It’s a relatively small download, weighing just 40MB, and the release notes only say that it features an “important security update.” You can install the new software via the Settings app on your iOS device, or grab it from our Download section. Read More

 

Daily Deals: $270 off Vizio 60-inch 4K TV, $320 off MacBook Pro, and more

by Cody Lee on Aug 24, 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

 

Spotify looking to lower its revenue share with music labels

by Cody Lee on Aug 23, 2016

Spotify is out of contract with all three major music companies, and according to Music Business Worldwide, the renegotiations aren’t going well. Citing sources familiar with the talks, the outlet says the sticking point is revenue share.

With Spotify preparing for an IPO, the labels see this as a great opportunity to get the streaming company to raise its revenue split from around 55% to 58%, which is what Apple Music pays. Spotify, however, wants to lower the amount. Read More

 

Daily Deals: $100 off iPad mini 4, free $50 gift card with Xbox bundle, and more

by Cody Lee on Aug 23, 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 smartphonestablets 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 experienceonline reviews from customers and experts, and discount percentage. So what are you waiting for? Get shopping! Read More

 

Daily Deals: Nexus 5X $200, 29-inch LG UltraWide monitor $200, and more

by Cody Lee on Aug 22, 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 smartphonestablets 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 seeds macOS Sierra beta 7 to developers, beta 6 to public testers

by Cody Lee on Aug 22, 2016

Apple on Monday seeded the seventh beta of macOS Sierra to developers. Registered Mac developers running the latest betas can update via the Mac App Store, or access the standalone download in the developer center.

Today’s release comes a week after Apple issued beta 6 of macOS Sierra to developers and 3 days after beta 7 of iOS 10 was released. Apple has entered the fine-tuning stage as it prepares to release the updates to the public.

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Canvas, Spark Pro, Mimo and other apps to check out this weekend

by Cody Lee on Aug 20, 2016

It’s the weekend again, and you know what that means! It’s time for another edition of our Apps of the Week roundup. This week we have some awesome selections for you including a new realtime collaboration app, a minimal video capturing app, a new app that makes learning to code fun and easy, and of course two games that we think are worth checking out. Read More

 

Daily Deals: 1-year PlayStation Plus subscription $39, UE Roll Bluetooth speaker $50, and more

by Cody Lee on Aug 19, 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 smartphonestablets 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 seeds iOS 10 beta 7 to developers, beta 6 to public testers

by Cody Lee on Aug 19, 2016

Apple on Friday seeded the seventh beta of iOS 10 to developers. Registered developers running the latest betas can access the update via the OTA mechanism in iOS, or as a standalone download via Apple’s developer center.

Today’s release obviously comes as a surprise, given that Apple just issued beta 6 on Monday. The timing suggests that Apple has entered the fine-tuning stage, as it prepares to release iOS 10 to the public in the next few weeks. Read More

 

Frank Ocean releases ‘Endless’ visual album on Apple Music

by Cody Lee on Aug 19, 2016

Frank Ocean has released a new visual album entitled “Endless” exclusively on Apple Music. The 45-minute video features new songs from the popular R&B singer, and takes place in the same warehouse shown in the web feed on his website.

Endless comes roughly two weeks after it was reported that Mr. Ocean was preparing to release “Boys Don’t Cry,” his first new album since 2012. This of course never materialized, but the singer’s rep says watch out for more content soon. Read More

 
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