Zeal is a battery management system for your jailbroken iPhone or iPad

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 25, 2017

Lots of people take their battery life seriously, and it goes without saying that Apple provides the bare minimum of battery health and information tools; it has often been up to jailbreak developers to fill in these gaps.

A new jailbreak tweak release called Zeal by iOS developers Rabih M. and Stijn aims to answer all the cries from battery sticklers that have yet to be answered by Apple. It provides both an informative battery management interface that you can invoke on demand to see more about how your battery is doing and conserve power. Read More

 

Delay your Lock screen auto-dimming feature with this tweak

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 25, 2017

I often get asked about how to delay the Lock screen‘s auto-dimming feature, and it would seem that a viable solution has conveniently slipped into Cydia this week.

Dubbed CustomLockscreenDuration, this new free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer Andreas Henriksson lets you choose how long of a delay there is before your Lock screen falls asleep. This is great for anyone who uses Lock screen-related mods, because the screen sometimes tends to dim while you’re interacting with the tweaks.

After installation, you can head right into the Settings app, where you will find a preferences pane tailored around configuring the dim timer: Read More

 

Scheduled, Splish, Yaknak, and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Mar 25, 2017

Looking to pass the time this weekend with some new apps and games? iDB has you covered. The latest edition of our Apps of the Week roundup includes a message scheduler, a dating app with a twist, an app for discovering fun stuff to do around you, and of course some new games for you to check out. Read More

 

This tweak brings a YouTube-inspired volume HUD to your iPhone

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 25, 2017

If you’ve ever used the YouTube app on your iPhone before, then you know Google has good taste in what a volume HUD should look like. Obviously, the monstrosity of a volume HUD that Apple continues to impose on iOS users is not something said users like to see, as it gets in the way of everything.

Because Google has the right idea, iOS developer midkin decided to create a YouTube-inspired volume HUD system that’s made to work across your whole iOS system. As a result, the new free jailbreak tweak YouTubeVolume was born. Read More

 

Daily Deals: $330 off MacBook Pro, $65 Wi-Fi security camera, and more

By Cody Lee on Mar 24, 2017

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

 

69 new emoji coming this summer, including shush face, T-Rex, fortune cookie & more

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 24, 2017

The Unicode Consortium yesterday previewed an additional 69 new emoji characters coming this summer as part of Emoji 5.0. Some of the newly proposed faces, foods, creatures and other characters include the Tyrannosaurus Rex, a mermaid, fortune cookie, shush face and more.

All of these new emoji characters are technically still in draft mode, but Unicode is expected to release the final version this summer. Read More

 

Revised version of iTunes 12.6 removes non-functional “Show on Profile Page” toggle

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 24, 2017

iTunes 12.6 was released alongside a slew of Apple product refreshes three days ago, bringing the ability to watch iTunes movies rented in the app on your other devices, and vice versa. Interestingly, the app shipped with a new Show on Profile Page toggle that a Reddit user discovered on the Playlist Edit page. Late yesterday, Apple issued a revised build of iTunes which, as first spotted by MacRumors, removes that option. Read More

 

T-Mobile unveils two anti-scam network features, here’s how to enable them

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 24, 2017

Wireless carrier T-Mobile on Friday announced a pair of new anti-scam features aimed at blocking robocalls and scam calls on your iPhone or other smartphone. Called Scam ID and Scam Block, the new tools were designed to either automatically block incoming calls identified by the system as scam (Scam Block) or warn you that a call is coming from a mobile phone number possibly related to spammers (Scam ID). Read More

 

Apple: iPhone and Mac vulnerabilities detailed in WikiLeaks CIA dump were fixed years ago

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 24, 2017

WikiLeaks yesterday published a new batch of internal CIA documents which highlighted some of the hacks and programs that the spy organization has been developing internally for years. Those tools were specifically designed to infest Apple’s all-in-one iMac desktop and MacBook notebooks if an agent was able to gain physical access to the device.

One of the methods involved utilized patched Thunderbolt EFI exploit. Apple told TechCrunch that the documents detail old exploits fixed years ago. Read More

 

Red iPhone 7, new 9.7″ iPad & updated iPhone SE now available

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 24, 2017

Apple’s new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition, a new 9.7-inch iPad model (called simply “iPad”) and iPhone SE with twice the storage are now available to order. The red iPhone can be purchased worldwide via Apple’s online stores and brick-and-mortar locations. The new iPad can be ordered from apple.com and starts delivering to customers and arriving next week in Apple Stores, through select carriers and Apple Authorized Resellers. Read More

 
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