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​Setapp lets you rent 60+ Mac apps for a flat monthly fee – try it for free [sponsored]

by iDB Staff on Feb 9, 2017

MacPaw recently launched a subscription service for popular Mac indie apps, called Setapp. Describes as an “unstore” alternative to Mac App Store, Setapp is more like Netflix for software where you pay a flat monthly fee of $9.99 for full access to a growing list of 60+ Mac apps like RapidWeaver, Marked 2, Ulysses, iMazing, iStat Menus, Toast Titanium, CodeRunner, Blogo, Pagico and more.

Every app offered through Setapp is free of advertising and In-App Purchases and you get instant unlimited access to their latest versions and any updates. Even if you loathe subscriptions, Setapp’s free trial lets you try each and every app offered in the set for an entire month, without any restrictions and completely free of charge. Read More


How to setup a new iPhone from an iTunes backup

by iDB Staff on Sep 17, 2014

We previously wrote a guide on how to setup a new iPhone from an iCloud backup, but that is limited by the fact that Apple only gives you 5 GB of free storage. If you have more than 5 GB of music, apps and other data, and you do not wish to pay for additional iCloud storage, you will have to resort to an iTunes backup. Read ahead for step-by-step instructions on how to setup a new iPhone from an iTunes backup.

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How to setup a new iPhone from an iCloud backup

by iDB Staff on Sep 17, 2014

I know quite a few iPhone users that upgrade their smartphone once every few years, often coinciding with the two-year contract they locked into with AT&T or other carriers. For some reason, a lot of these people seem to think that transferring all of their content over to the new iPhone is a daunting task. In reality, the process is actually fairly simple. Read ahead for step-by-step instructions on how to restore an iCloud backup on a new iPhone. Read More


Apple reports 26 million iPhones sold, 17 million iPads in Q3 earnings

by iDB Staff on Jul 24, 2012

Apple ahead of the markets close just announced results for the calendar 2012 second quarter, the company’s fiscal 2012 third quarter. As Apple is now an iPhone company, let’s just get down to business. Apple shipped 26 million iPhones in the quarter, representing a 28% growth over the year-ago quarter.

The number is down substantially though, from the previous quarter, in which it sold 35.1 million handsets. Apple refreshes the iPhone annually and typically sees two gangbuster quarters after a new model is out, followed by two quarters when growth pauses as buyers await the new model.

iPad and Mac sales, and other performance metrics after the break… Read More


WWDC keynote roundup: What Apple introduced today

by iDB Staff on Jun 11, 2012

If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed with the influx of Apple announcements that took over your Twitter stream today — don’t worry, iDB has you covered. Here’s a quick overview of what was introduced today… Read More


This is what the redesigned iTunes and App Store apps in iOS look like in iOS 6

by iDB Staff on Jun 11, 2012

As we reported earlier today, the iTunes and App Store apps now sport a much needed redesign. While it’s by no means groundbreaking or revolutionary, it does add some slickness to the whole experience.

We have a bunch of screenshot below for your eyes’ pleasure… Read More


New in iOS 6: set a song as your alarm

by iDB Staff on Jun 11, 2012

iOS 6 beta dropped a few hours ago, and while some of us – including me – are struggling to get it installed, others like iDB reader @aligee97 are busy digging into the beta firmware.

And some little gems have already been uncovered. New in iOS 6 is the ability to set a song as your alarm… Read More


This is what the new Music app looks like in iOS 6

by iDB Staff on Jun 11, 2012

The iTunes and App Store apps aren’t the only one to get a make over with the introduction of iOS 6. Next on the list is the Music app, which was in serious need of a redesign as well. Not that it was bad, but after 5 years, it just gets old.

The Music app now has a slick grey skin and the music player a black skin that could make jailbreak themers jealous. More screenshots below… Read More


iOS 6 brings brand new privacy settings you can’t miss

by iDB Staff on Jun 11, 2012

You might remember the privacy fiasco that started earlier this year when it was discovered that Path was uploading your whole address book to its servers. Of course, Path wasn’t the only app to do that, but it was the first to get the backlash that followed, forcing Apple to slightly change what the company requires app developer to do with your data and how they notify you.

Because privacy is such a hot topic these days, Apple has gone the extra mile in the beta release of iOS 6, giving “privacy” its very own tab inside the Settings app… Read More


New app allows you to watch free premium UK TV no jailbreak required

by iDB Staff on Apr 22, 2012

A new app has appeared on the App Store that allows users to watch premium UK television for a $0.99 one time fee.

We’ve tested it and can confirm it works, though we’re not exactly sure how the developers of the app were able to pull off such a thing at such a low cost.

Because of this, it’s highly likely that the app will be pulled by Apple due to its shady nature… Read More

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