Rumor: 5.5″ iPhone 7 has 3GB of RAM and waterproof chassis

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 20, 2015

According to a recent TrendForce analyst Avril Wu, Apple will edge closer to Samsung in smartphone market share in 2016 by continuing to advance the iPhone by adding some of the features commonly found on high-end Android devices.

For starters, the next iPhone—let’s dub it an ‘iPhone 7’—is expected to increase the amount of RAM in the 5.5-inch model by fifty percent to three gigabytes, just a year after the iPhone 6s doubled theRAM from one to two gigabytes. Read More


Apple Pencil ships with extra tip and Lightning-to-Lightning adapter for USB charging

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 20, 2015

Apple’s $99 stylus accessory for the iPad Pro, the Apple Pencil, conveniently comes with a spare tip and includes a special Lightning-to-USB adapter to save users from having to precariously charge their Pencils directly from their iPads.

A spare tip is a nice addition as it gives Pencil customers piece of mind knowing that wearing down the tip won’t force them to take their accessory for servicing. Read More


Beat Sports review: turn your Apple TV into a Wii, sort of

By Lory Gil on Nov 20, 2015

With the fourth-generation Apple TV now available, we are getting a glimpse at the types of apps and games that are being developed for our living room. One surprising addition to the gaming world comes from Harmonix (creators of Guitar Hero and Rock Band).

Beat Sports is a rhythm-based sports game. Players use their Siri Remote control as a sort of Wii style motion-based remote to swing away at oncoming balls. We’ve got a full game review of Beat Sports for your reading enjoyment. Read More


Orzly DuoStand lets you charge your Apple Watch and iPhone 6s at the same time

By Lory Gil on Nov 20, 2015

If you have an Apple Watch, you have an iPhone. So, why not display them on the same stand when charging them? Orzly makes a dual charging dock that holds both devices so you can set them up on your nightstand or desktop for a sleeker look.

The DuoStand is made from anodized aluminum to match your other Apple products, like the MacBook or iMac. It has a slim, minimalist design representative of the aesthetic that we know so well from Apple. Read More


Stackables photo app goes free as Apple’s App of the Week

By Cody Lee on Nov 19, 2015

Apple on Thursday updated the App Store with a new App of the Week: Stackables for iPhone and iPad. This means that from now through next Thursday, you can pick up the popular photo editor for free—a solid savings of $6.

Stackables is a beautifully-designed effects and layering app. It’s packed with over 200 effects expertly crafted by by renowned photographer Dirk Wuestenhagen including textures, light leaks, analog film filters, grain and more. Read More


You can get $50 off Apple Watch at Best Buy right now

By Cody Lee on Nov 19, 2015

Folks in the market for an Apple Watch will want to check out their local Best Buy. During our research for iDB’s upcoming Black Friday roundup, we noticed that the popular electronics retailer is currently offering a $50 discount on all of its Apple Watch models.

This means that for a limited time, you can pick up an Apple Watch for as little as $299. That’s for the base 38mm Sport model of course, but the promotion applies to all of Best Buy’s online models (in-store inventory varies) up to the 42mm SS with Milanese Loop. Read More


Spark for iPhone adds Exchange support, iPad and Mac version in the works

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 19, 2015

Readdle’s incredibly efficient (and free) email client, Spark for iPhone, has just gotten a whole lot more useful with full support for Microsoft Exchange accounts in the latest update in the App Store.

This was the main feature request from thousands of people who wanted to use Spark with Exchange in the workplace, developers tell me.

Even more exciting than that, the team has confirmed that they’re hard at work putting finishing touches on Spark for iPad, which should be released “soon”. In addition, a spokesperson for the company tells me via email that their next step will be “creating the best email client for Mac.” Read More


Facebook to let you hide posts from your ex, without blocking or unfriending them

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 19, 2015

Most of us have been there before. You break up with your girlfriend or boyfriend, and maybe choose to unfriend or even block them on the service, but traces of your relationship are still all over the place on your Timeline, for everyone to see. So, what do you do? Do you block them outright, which will remove all their posts and also hurt their feelings?

There’s got to be a better way to handle this first-world problem, don’t you agree? Facebook though about that, too, and it seems they’ve come up with an interesting solution. Read More


Apple provides interim fix for iPad Pro sluggishness after long charge

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 19, 2015

Following reports from iPad Pro owners who have been complaining about the device becoming unresponsive after being charged for a lengthy period of time, which typically occurs during overnight charging, Apple has now acknowledged the issue and confirmed it’s working on a permanent fix.

In the meantime, the company has provided an interim fix that it says will temporarily restore normal operation after the iPad Pro becomes unresponsive. Read More


How to quickly go back where you were after accidentally scrubbing on Apple TV remote

By Sébastien Page on Nov 19, 2015

You’re sitting on your couch watching a movie. You reach for the Siri remote to adjust the volume, and once again, you accidentally scrub forward or backward when your finger touches the Touch surface. Now you’re struggling to scrub back where you were until you find the right spot.

If you own the new Apple TV, you have most likely faced this annoying situation several times. Thankfully, a quick press of a button can fix this problem and take you right back where you were before you accidentally scrubbed. Read More


How to delete documents and data stored in iCloud

By Sébastien Page on Nov 19, 2015

Apps’ documents and data stored in iCloud can quickly add up, and depending on the size of your storage plan, you might need to do some cleaning in there from time to time to ensure that you don’t waste any of that precious space. In this post, we’ll show you how to delete documents and data in iCloud. Read More


How to check Apple Pencil battery level

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 19, 2015

Unlike Microsoft’s Surface Pen that depends on a user-replaceable AAAA battery, Apple’s Pencil has a non-replaceable, rechargeable 0.329 Wh li-ion one.

Though it holds just five precent of the charge of an iPhone 6s battery, it can gain 30 minutes’ worth of runtime with a quick 15-second charge via the iPad Pro’s Lightning port.

However, the accessory itself lacks a battery status indicator that would give an at-a-glance overview of how much juice it has left. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to easily check the battery status of your Apple Pencil, right on your iPad Pro. Read More


Springtomize 3 for iOS 9 is now available on Cydia

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 19, 2015

Springtomize 3, a jailbreak tweak that many iOS 9 jailbreakers have been looking forward to for quite some time, has been updated for iOS 9 and is now available for download on Cydia.

Users who have already purchased the tweak in the past will be happy to hear that the iOS 9 compatibility update comes free of charge. New users can expect to pay $2.99 for the privilege of using a tweak that brings an immense amount of customization to iOS. Read More


Google+ for iOS gets a facelift and new features in latest update

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 19, 2015

Following yesterday’s overhaul of Google+ Communities and Collections on the web, today Google+ for iOS gets bumped to version 5.0 and thoroughly redesigned.

The new-look Communities and Collections are now accessible through the new Google+ 5.0 for iOS app. This edition of the software includes other improvements, too, including switching between multiple accounts and expanded options for sharing with folks outside Google+. Read More


Apple Pencil packs in the smallest logic board iFixit has ever seen

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 19, 2015

According to a teardown analysis of the Apple Pencil performed by iFixit, Apple’s optional Bluetooth stylus accessory for the iPad Pro packs in the smallest logic board that the repair firm has ever seen. Despite its minuscule appearance, Apple’s engineers had to fold it in half to fit inside the Pencil’s tiny enclosure.

As if that weren’t enough, the Apple Pencil is choke full of other radical technological solutions, said iFixit. Read More


The Smarteer screen protector adds extra navigation buttons to your iPhone 6s

By Lory Gil on Nov 19, 2015

Considering the iPhone has such a high resell value, even after two years of use, most of us go out of our way to protect our device to ensure it looks as good on day 730 as it did on day one. Having a good screen protector ensures that your beautiful screen does not suffer scratches and scuffs along the way.

The Smarteer is more than just a screen protector. QPUA, the company behind this new technology, has added two action buttons at the bottom, so you can access certain features on the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus without having to reach up to the top of the screen. Read More


How to check your local Apple Store Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil inventory

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 18, 2015

It’s been over a week since I’ve had my iPad Pro, and I’ve still yet to snag an Apple Pencil or a Smart Keyboard. The prospects of obtaining either of the vital iPad Pro peripherals from Apple’s online store doesn’t seem good. Shipments are currently slated 4-5 weeks out in most cases, and in store personal pickup doesn’t even appear as an option when checking out.

The situation is so bad that eBay scalpers are taking advantage and selling the Apple Pencil for double and sometimes triple the price. Needless to say, it’s a frustrating situation for iPad Pro early adopters wishing to make full use of the new hardware.

But not all hope is lost for those of you hoping to snag a reasonably priced Apple Pencil or a Smart Keyboard before late December or early January. I’ve seen several reports of folks that have been able to walk in store and pick up one or both products, even though Apple’s online store was showing out of stock. According to an Apple employee that I recently spoke to, Apple is receiving frequent shipments of both products and selling out almost as fast as it can re-up.

Thankfully, there is a way that you can check your store’s local inventory before making the trip. Instead of risking disappointment, use this handy tip before you venture out in order to up the chance of scoring an Apple Pencil, Smart Keyboard, or if you’re particularly fortunate, both. Read More


Apple posts new Apple TV ad highlighting the Watch ABC app

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 18, 2015

Right after posting several new advertisements highlighting apps on the Apple TV, Apple has launched yet another new ad, this time highlighting the popular Watch ABC app.

Yesterday, Apple published five new ad spots for various apps on the platform, including Disney Infinity 3.0. Crossy Road, HBO Now, Asphalt 8, and Netflix. Not content with that onslaught of promotion, Apple has added an additional new 15-second video to its YouTube channel in an effort to showcase ABC’s streaming video offering. Read More


How to enable high-contrast cursor on Apple TV

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 18, 2015

Navigating the tvOS interface on the fourth-generation Apple TV using the Siri Remote couldn’t be easier—that is, unless your vision is impaired or you simply have difficulty discerning if an on-screen item is selected or not.

Apple’s robust set of Accessibility controls come to the rescue via a dedicated switch in Settings that enables a nice glow effect around the selection rectangle to highlight selected items further.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to turn on a high-contrast cursor on your fourth-generation Apple TV with just a few taps to better delineate focused content. Read More


Vine update makes it super easy to remix your favorite videos

By Cody Lee on Nov 18, 2015

Vine on Wednesday announced a new update for its popular mobile video-sharing app. It appears that this is a backend update, as I didn’t have to download anything to see the changes (although I did restart the app), but there are a few new features worth noting.

The first is a new audio remix option. With Remix, users can make their own creations with sound from any Vine with the touch of a finger. Just tap the […] button beneath a Vine clip within the mobile app, and select “Make an audio remix” from the popup menu. Read More

Page 6...45678...