Snapchat’s new Story Explorer provides more depth to every Snap in a Story

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 23, 2015

Ephemeral messaging app Snapchat today announced a brand new feature called Story Explorer that was designed to provide additional context behind every Snap in a Story.

Celebrating the power of different perspectives, Story Explorer goes beyond the Snaps that the company curates into Stories. Built on proprietary technology, this feature least you simply swipe up on a Story to see more Snaps of that same moment, from every perspective. Read More


How to bring back old password-entry grid on fourth-generation Apple TV

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 23, 2015

To me, the new software keyboard in tvOS is absolutely the biggest pain point and a major step back from the old password-entry grid on previous Apple TV models.

As ridiculous as it sounds, Apple has opted to put all the characters in a single line, two-row layout. This isn’t just odd from a user experience standpoint, the new keyboard design in tvOS is a lot slower and clunkier to maneuver than the previous grid-style one.

And with the amount of passwords needing entering in third-party video apps, it’s especially annoying and cumbersome. But as it turns out, there’s a way to bring back the old password-entry grid to speed up typing those passwords. Read More


How to copy file or folder’s complete path on your Mac directly from Finder

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 23, 2015

The Mac’s Finder isn’t as versatile a file manager when it comes to copying a file or folder’s full path as the Windows Explorer app is.

To be sure, OS X has long allowed you to enable an interactive file path at the bottom of Finder windows, and even show the complete path in a window’s titlebar, but these methods won’t let you copy an item’s full path to the system clipboard easily.

With OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Apple has introduced a new Copy Pathname option that makes it very easy to do just that. And in this tutorial, we’re going to show you how to copy a file or folder’s complete path on El Capitan-enabled Macs, directly from the Finder. Read More


Watch the iPad Pro go toe-to-toe with a MacBook Pro when exporting 4K video

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 23, 2015

If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m extremely excited about the iPad Pro and what it brings to the table. It features a super-powerful A9X system on a chip, 4GB of RAM, and improved memory architecture. It’s a beast of a machine, no doubt.

But is the iPad Pro beastly enough to go toe-to-toe with an 2.3 Ghz Intel i7 equipped MacBook Pro with 16GB of RAM? Surely that’s crazy talk, no? Watch my video to find out… Read More


WordPress launches native Mac app

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 23, 2015

If you blog in any capacity at all, chances are you’re on WordPress, the world’s top blogging platform that now powers one out of each four websites on the Internet. Automatic, the company behind WordPress, has been updating its mobile blogging app on a regular basis and today they’re introducing a brand new WordPress for Mac app.

Billed as “a new way to write,” the free app lets you manage, edit and publish content to your WordPress-hosted or self-hosted sites and WordPress VIP ones.

The Mac app is available now alongside a thorough redesign of, both of which are also going open-source today with the launch. Read More


This flexible mounting system attaches Apple TV and Siri Remote to the back of your telly

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 23, 2015

A United States company called Innovelis today announced that its brand new flexible mounting system for the fourth-generation Apple TV set-top box and Siri Remote is available for purchase exclusively via Apple’s retail and online stores around the world.

Retailing for just $29.95, this useful accessory is especially convenient for Apple TV fans with a wall-mounted TV.

Dubbed the TotalMount Pro, it attaches your Apple TV directly to the back of a television set, helping eliminate both the clutter and the need to tunnel the HDMI cable through the wall from your TV area. Read More


Cool Google promotion asks you to join the Dark or Light sides of the Force

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 23, 2015

Tons of Google properties are getting Star Wars-themed Easter eggs today in an interesting new promotion celebrating the arrival of Disney’s highly anticipated Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, which opens on December 18, 2015.

Just point your browser at and log in with your Google Account.

You’ll then be asked to choose between the Dark or Light sides of the Force. Depending on your choice, a number of Google’s most widely used web properties will be skinned and themed accordingly, including Gmail, Chrome and Google Maps. Read More


MasterCard now offering free public transit to Apple Pay users in London

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 23, 2015

As part of its Fare Free Mondays promotion, global financial services corporation MasterCard is now offering Apple Pay users free public transit in London for a limited time. The promo starts today, November 23, and is valid over the next four consecutive Mondays ending December 14, 2015.

During those Mondays, customers in London can take advantage of Apple Pay on their iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch to use London’s public transit network at no charge. That is, up to £27.90 in daily fares per customer is included in the form of refundable funds. Read More


Skype for iPhone and iPad gains Maps integration and other improvements in latest update

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 23, 2015

Microsoft’s Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad apps received an update this morning in the App Store, bringing out new features including integration with Apple Maps. Now you can check locations in Maps directly from highlighted addresses and also call a phone number using Skype Credit directly from highlighted numbers.

The app is now easier to multi-task as well: you can now return to a call by pressing the Active Call banner in Skype. Read More


The best screen protectors for iPhone 6s

By Lory Gil on Nov 23, 2015

For nearly a year, we’ve been spotlighting a variety of accessories for the iPhone 6, and subsequently the iPhone 6s. We write these posts to bring you information on what is out there to help you figure out what is best for your needs.

This is an accessory roundup of what we consider to be some of the best screen protectors for your iPhone 6s based on what we’ve been showing you over the past years. If your favorite screen protector isn’t on the list, please let us know what you use in the comments section. Read More


Review: the Aukey outdoor Bluetooth speaker is a nice shower companion

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 22, 2015

This might sound weird, but the idea of listening to music and podcasts while in the shower has always appealed to me. It’s one of the reasons that I initially looked forward to the Apple Watch, thinking that I was going to be able to use it to listen to podcasts directly from the Apple Watch itself.

While that outlook has yet to materialize, I do appreciate the ability to easily control my iPhone’s music player via my Apple Watch while in the shower. But the iPhone’s speaker leaves a lot to be desired. I need a proper Bluetooth speaker that can take being exposed to the shower.

I recently acquired said Bluetooth speaker from Aukey, and it has proved to be the answer that I needed. It looks a bit weird, but its IPX4 waterproof rating and rugged design makes it a great option for a precarious environment like the shower. Read More


Review: the $10 iPad Pro Smart Case

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 22, 2015

Earlier today, I got my hands on the JETech Smart Case for iPad Pro. The JETech is an uber-cheap iPad Pro case offering that’s currently available for purchase on Amazon.

As you’re probably aware of, Apple hasn’t produced an all-in-one Smart Case solution for the iPad Pro. Instead, users wanting full 360° coverage will need to opt for both a Smart Cover and a Silicone Case. That combination, while certainly premium feeling, also comes with a premium price at around $140 before tax. In contrast, I was able to pick up the JETech case for a hair under $10.

The JETech isn’t perfect, but its exceptionally low price will tempt more than a few iPad Pro adopters. Of course, you do tend to get what you pay for, so should you even bother? Read More


PowerMe will turn any device into a power source

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 22, 2015

A new accessory that launched earlier today on the crowdsourcing platform Indiegogo attempts to solve an important concern with mobile devices—battery life—with an interesting twist.

Dubbed the PowerMe, this tiny multi-purpose dongle turns almost any mobile device outfitted with a microUSB port into a mobile battery pack for your other gadgets, including Lightning-enabled iPhones, iPads and iPods.

In addition, the PowerMe lets you share photos, music and other documents between devices and it’s small enough to easily snap onto your keyring. Read More


Blackberry Priv geometric wallpapers for iPhone

By Jim Gresham on Nov 22, 2015

The Wallpapers of the Week section has continued for longer than two years! Over this time and more than 100 posts, we are able to see certain trends in popularity. Other than starry galaxy wallpapers, geometric wallpapers seem to be the biggest hit each time they are posted.

Today, the new Blackberry Priv wallpapers fit the geometric category. These wallpapers were optimized by @AR72014. Follow him online to see a steady stream of creativity and other images. Step inside for a download of the five new Blackberry Priv wallpapers. Additionally, find links to some of our previous posts with similar themes. Read More


Tweaks of the week: AppBox, ReDock, and Appendix

By Sébastien Page on Nov 22, 2015

Yet another solid week for the jailbreak community with about two dozen new tweaks released on Cydia, and of course, the update of a crowd favorite, Springtomize 3. We’re still waiting for the tweak of the year, but we won’t complain. There are still several weeks left! Read More


This week’s top stories

By Sébastien Page on Nov 22, 2015

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.

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The best WinterBoard themes for iOS 9

By Timothy Reavis on Nov 21, 2015

Theming has long been a part of the jailbreak community, with designers exercising their creativity by redesigning various elements of iOS. From icons to system glyphs, WinterBoard has the power to transform the aesthetics of the user interface on an iPhone or iPad.

With the release of iOS 9, designers have been updating existing themes and releasing new ones, many of which we’ve looked through to bring you some of the best Winterboard themes for iOS 9 in Cydia. While everyone’s visual preferences are different, here are some of the best-looking themes available, per your author’s tastes.
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How to permanently delete your Viber account

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 21, 2015

Our previous tutorials have taught you how to delete a WhatsApp account, as well as your Facebook and Instagram account, along with any underlying user data. But we understand that not everyone is a fan of Facebook-owned services.

For instance, some people prefer Viber for their instant messaging needs. Those pondering leaving Viber might be wondering if they can deactivate their account and delete their data.

In a word, yes. In this tutorial, we’ll tell you everything there’s to know pertaining to deleting a Viber account, guide you through the account deactivation process and inform you what happens to your data after the account is killed. Read More


Blendoku 2, Momento, Relight, and more apps to check out this weekend

By Lory Gil on Nov 21, 2015

Now that Best Buy is selling the Apple Watch for $50 off, there is no better time to get your hands on one. Plus, with the money you save, you can get an Apple Watch magnetic charging dock. In the meantime, those of us with small hands have a glimmer of hope that Apple will bring back the four-inch screen some day.

Whether you’re looking for content for your Apple Watch, four-inch or 5.5-inch iPhone, iPad Pro, or Apple TV, we’ve got a list of apps and games for you to consider this weekend. Read More


Millions of lighting options: ilumi Bluetooth smartbulb now 55% off

By iDB Deals on Nov 21, 2015

We’re overdue for a revolution in interior lighting. Conventional incandescent light bulbs and compact fluorescent bulbs cannot compete with the features of the newest LED lighting technology, found in the ilumi Bluetooth Smartbulb, available now for $44.99. Read More

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