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: $200 off Apple Watch, Bluetooth speaker $13, and more

by Cody Lee on Jul 1, 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

 

Check out this beautiful Space Black iPhone 7 concept

by Cody Lee on Jun 30, 2016

Prolific designer Martin Hajek was back again on Thursday with a new set of mockup photos for the iPhone 7 in the rumored Space Black colorway. As usual, Hajek’s renderings are gorgeous and the details of the handset match up closely with recent reports.

Following up on its own claim that Apple is looking to add a deep blue color variant to this year’s iPhone, Japanese publication Mac Otakara said earlier this week that the hue is going to be closer to a “Dark Space Black,” similar to that used for the Apple Watch. Read More

 

Apple said to be in talks to acquire streaming music service Tidal

by Cody Lee on Jun 30, 2016

Apple is in talks to acquire the streaming music service Tidal, reports The Wall Street Journal. Citing people familiar with the matter, the outlet says the iPhone-maker is exploring the idea because of the service’s strong ties to artists.

Rap mogul Jay-Z bought Tidal in March 2015 for $56 million, and has since given 19 famous artists small stakes in the company. The current talks with Apple may not result in a deal, and it’s unknown what terms have been discussed. Read More

 

Daily Deals: UE Roll Bluetooth speaker $50, Aukey mini drone $25, and more

by Cody Lee on Jun 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

 

Facebook shutting down Paper app

by Cody Lee on Jun 30, 2016

Facebook has announced that it is shutting down its newsreader app Paper. The app itself is no longer available for download in the US App Store, and the company says it will cease functioning for existing users at the end of next month.

Introduced in January 2014, Paper received praise for its beautiful design, swipe-based navigation, and exclusion of the typical Facebook noise like ads and game invites. However, it failed to gain much traction among the 1 billion+ users. Read More

 

Nike names Tim Cook lead independent director

by Cody Lee on Jun 30, 2016

Nike on Thursday announced that it has appointed Tim Cook the lead independent director of its Board. The move is effective immediately, and comes as part of a larger shuffling in which Nike Chairman Phil Knight retires, and is replaced by long time president and CEO Mark Parker. Read More

 

Apple’s free app of the week: Mimpi Dreams

by Cody Lee on Jun 30, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with the game Mimpi Dreams. This means that for the next 7 days, you’ll be able to download the critically-acclaimed puzzle-platformer for free on both iPhone and iPad—a solid savings of $2.

Mimpi is a lazy dog who likes to take naps and dream about being a super hero. Players are tasked with helping him save his friends by solving puzzles and manipulating environmental objects as they work their way through originally-illustrated levels. Read More

 

Drawing app Procreate is free right now within the Apple Store app

by Cody Lee on Jun 29, 2016

Heads up folks, Apple is giving away free copies of the popular Procreate Pocket app. You can find promo codes for the app, which normally retails for $2.99, within the ‘Stores’ section of the Apple Store app on iOS.

For those who aren’t familiar with it, Procreate Pocket is the iPhone version of the award-winning painting app. It uses the same 64-bit Silica engine as its bigger brother, and it includes the same great set of features. Read More

 

Daily Deals: Beats Pill 2.0 $120, $280 off 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and more

by Cody Lee on Jun 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

 

Apple seeds beta 4 of iOS 9.3.3, tvOS 9.2.2, and OS X 10.11.6

by Cody Lee on Jun 29, 2016

Apple on Wednesday seeded the fourth beta for iOS 9.3.3 to both developers and public testers. The beta can be installed via the over-the-air update mechanism in iOS, or it can be downloaded from either Apple’s dev center or the Beta Software Program website.

The update comes just one week after the third iOS 9.3.3 beta was released, suggesting that it may soon be ready for public launch. Don’t get too excited though. It’s mostly bug fixes, as Apple tries to tie up a few loose ends and turn its full attention to iOS 10.

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Daily Deals: $400 off Samsung TV, $50 off Nest Thermostat, and more

by Cody Lee on Jun 28, 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: Harmony remote $37, 10-foot Lightning cable $10, and more

by Cody Lee on Jun 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

 

Bvddy, Radar, WalletHub and other apps to check out this weekend

by Cody Lee on Jun 25, 2016

In this week’s installment of our Apps of the Week roundup, we’ve put together a list of unique apps and great games for you to check out over the weekend. Looking for a gym partner or tennis buddy? Bvddy can help. Going on vacation soon? Grab Radar for tips on the best places to visit. Keep reading for the full rundown. Read More

 

Daily Deals: Bluetooth headphones $17, JBL Charge 2 speaker $60, and more

by Cody Lee on Jun 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

 

YouTube adding ability to live stream video to its mobile app

by Cody Lee on Jun 23, 2016

On Thursday, during its VidCon keynote address, YouTube announced that it’s updating its mobile app with a brand new live streaming option. This will allow users to easily broadcast and watch live video from within the app with little friction.

The feature will initially be limited to top influencers like The Young Turks, AIB and Alex Wasabi, but it will roll out more widely soon. Once it’s enabled, all you have to do is tap the big red capture button, select a thumbnail photo, and start rolling. Read More

 

Apple is discontinuing its Thunderbolt Display

by Cody Lee on Jun 23, 2016

Late Thursday Apple announced it’s discontinuing the Thunderbolt Display. In a statement provided to several news sites, the company said remaining inventory is still available through its retail channels and Authorized Resellers, but production has been stopped.

The 27-inch Thunderbolt Display, which had a resolution of 2560×1440 pixels, was first introduced in 2011. For the last few years, rumors have swirled that Apple is preparing a 4K or 5K replacement for the display line, but thus far none of the reports have materialized. Read More

 

Daily Deals: Sharp HDTV $150, Fitbit Smart Scale $50, Klipsch headphones $40, and more

by Cody Lee on Jun 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 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: Give it Up! 2

by Cody Lee on Jun 23, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with Give It Up! 2. This means that for the next 7 days, you’ll be able to download the popular rhythm-based platformer for free for both iPhone and iPad, saving yourself a buck.

As the title suggests, this is the sequel to the hit game Give It Up, which garnered more than 10m downloads worldwide. In this installment, you’re tasked with helping Bob and his friends navigate a surreal grayscale world full of deadly spikes. Read More

 

Rumor: iPhone 7 to feature relocated ambient light sensor, larger earpiece

by Cody Lee on Jun 22, 2016

While the iPhone 7 isn’t expected to feature any major changes, Mac Otakara reports that there will be some notable differences on the front of the handset. Citing supply chain sources, the outlet says the device will feature an updated proximity sensor, a relocated ambient light sensor and larger earpiece. Read More

 

Daily Deals: 32GB Samsung S7 $430, universal laptop sleeve $8, and more

by Cody Lee on Jun 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 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

 
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