CallKit issues reportedly force Apple to put some call-directory extensions reviews and approvals on hold
If you’ve tried any of the call blockers, or spam identifiers in iOS 10, you’ve surely been disappointed. I’ve tested out a number of them and they really haven’t seemed to do anything at all. Most of the time not blocking, or even identifying calls. It appears we may now know why.
It looks to be an underlying issue with CallKit, Apple’s new framework that powers these types of apps. Read More
The Wallpapers of the Week section is an ongoing list of curated images for iOS devices. Each collection is sourced from around the Internet, submitted by a reader, or linked to a topical pop culture reference. Today’s section includes a reader submitted image as well as other great captures from around the net.
Another collection in the Marvel movie series, Doctor Strange is releasing this upcoming November 4, in what will most likely prove to be another hit movie in the comic book inspired realm. Step inside to grab your wallpapers before the action hits theaters.
It’s been a pretty busy week in Cydia for the most part, but those who have jailbreaks on iOS 9 have still had the opportunity to try some new jailbreak tweak releases.
In this roundup, we’ll talk about everything that was released in Cydia this week, starting with our favorites and then moving on to the rest. Read More
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You can use this tweak to mess around with the roundness and corner radius of the dial pad buttons until they match your own personal tastes. Read More
There has been a lot of takes on Apple’s new wireless headphones, the AirPods. Some people brush them off as just expensive and unnecessary. Others insist you’re going to lose them instantly. However, after Apple’s keynote, the AirPods may be what I am looking forward to most. Read More
It’s the weekend again, and you know what that means. That’s right! It’s time for another Apps of the Week roundup. This week we have some great selections, including an app for easily ordering same-day gifts, a great new chart and graph-maker, and an app for creating awesome lip-sync videos. Read More
Although you’ve always been able to set music as the alarm sound for the alarms you wake up to every morning via your iPhone or iPad, you’ve never been able to set entire music playlists as your alarm sound.
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
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and The Department of Transportation (DoT) have banned Samsung’s recalled Note 7 smartphones from all domestic airline flights in the United States beginning Saturday, officials announced in an emergency order.
A few days ago, Samsung permanently stopped production of the troubled smartphone following incidents in which replacement devices it deemed safe exhibited the same fire-prone defect, even when powered down. Read More
Announced in June of this year, first ads started cropping up in search results on the App Store beginning October 5. Aside from a few launch hiccups, App Store search advertisements seem to be performing pretty well in their early days.
A new study by mobile data intelligence firm Mobile Action—based on a random and anonymous sampling of 77 Search Ads campaigns—has determined that the average Conversion Rate (CR) is 49.4 percent while Cost Per Acquisition (CPA) sits around $0.40.
Search Ads, the survey concludes, is “the biggest opportunity in app marketing right now.” Read More
Apple’s boss Tim Cook met Nintendo’s legendary games designer Shigeru Miyamoto during a recent whirlwind tour of Japan.
As part of his itinerary, he also met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and confirmed an upcoming technology center in Yokohama.
During the trip, Cook tweeted out a “good morning” message in Japanese and posted two images, one with Miyamoto and the other acknowledging that he had used Apple Pay to ride Japan’s famous Yamanote transit line. Read More
Popular photo-sharing service Instagram yesterday catered to the ‘Other’ category of mobile users by releasing an app for Windows 10 tablets. So what the heck is going on here? Last time I checked, Apple was still king of the hill in terms of tablet shipments and iOS (26 percent) was second only to Android (65 percent) in terms of tablet operating system share, while Windows tablets captured the remaining nine percent share. Read More
Apple continues perfecting retail experience for its customers as CNET reports today that some Apple Stores have begun to remove or have already removed security tethers from iPhone display models. Last year, Apple relegated iPods to side shelves and removed iPad smart signage.
A special edition of the Apple Watch Series 2 that Apple has created in partnership with Nike, will be going on sale two weeks from today, on Friday, October 28, according to an updated Apple Watch Nike+ webpage first spotted by French blog WatchGeneration. It’s what I wanted to hear as I’m in the market for the Nike+ edition of the new watch.
Apple has said that the $369 Apple Watch Series 2 Nike+ will have the same design, price and hardware features as the regular edition of the smartwatch, with the exception of special fluoroelastomer bands (available in a choice of four colors) that have perforations to reduce weight and improve ventilation. Read More