Still having problems jailbreaking iOS 8.3? These tips may help

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 27, 2015

Sadly, there are still many individuals that cannot successfully jailbreak iOS 8.3 with the TaiG. I understand how insanely frustrating this can be, but also want to help. Trust me, I feel your pain on this, as it’s super-frustrating when you see everyone else enjoying their jailbreak and you’re stuck with a stock phone.

But don’t give up! You’re going to do this. Consider some of my tips inside. Some may be obvious, but some may be not so obvious. Whatever you do, just give it a try. Read More

 

App icons disappearing after jailbreaking iOS 8.3? There’s a fix for that

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 27, 2015

Have you encountered an issue with disappearing icons on your jailbroken iPhone? You’re not alone. Quite a few users have complained about the issue after jailbreaking using the TaiG tool for iOS 8.3.

Today, saurik has pushed an update to UIKit Tools to fix that issue. The update, which is version 1.1.10, now officially supports iOS 8.3 and all previous versions of iOS. Read More

 

Cydia developers can now mark their paid tweaks as iOS 8.3 compatible

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 27, 2015

Up until now, developers have not had the ability to mark their jailbreak tweaks in Cydia as iOS 8.3 compatible. This is because saurik wanted to ensure the stability of the TaiG iOS 8.3 jailbreak beforehand. Now that TaiG has proved its relative stability, Cydia is now officially open to iOS 8.3 enabled tweaks. Read More

 

Springtomize 3 will be updated for the iOS 8.3 jailbreak

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 27, 2015

Springtomize 3 is one of the most popular jailbreak tweaks on Cydia, and for good reason. It’s basically like 100 tweaks in one, and it allows you to modify the look and feel of your iPad or iPhone to a very high degree.

So when it was revealed that its developer, Filippo Bigarella, recently accepted an internship at Apple, many folks, while happy for Filippo, were concerned about what that could mean for the future of Springtomize. Well, I have good news… Read More

 

‘Reserve Strap’ adds 30 hours of battery life to your Apple Watch

By Cody Lee on Jun 27, 2015

In March, developers Lane Musgrave and John Arrow announced that they were working on a battery band for the Apple Watch. Not many details were available at the time, but now that the Watch has been out for a few months, the team is ready to make things official.

Meet the Reserve Strap. It’s a band that charges your Apple Watch using embedded batteries and a connection to the device’s hidden accessory port. Musgrave and Arrow claim that their product is capable of adding more than 30 additional hours of battery life to your Watch. Read More

 

Disney launches new GIF keyboard app for iOS

By Cody Lee on Jun 27, 2015

Disney this week launched a new keyboard app for iOS called “Disney Gif.” As the name suggests, the app allows you to browse through, and quickly share from, a library of animated GIF images and emoji icons featuring Disney content.

For its launch, the keyboard features hundreds of images pulled from Disney’s expansive TV and movie collection, including Star Wars, Frozen, Beauty and the Beast, Inside Out, The Lion King and various hit television shows from ABC. Read More

 

Ballistic’s Tough Jacket for iPhone 6 offers excellent protection at an affordable price

By Lory Gil on Jun 27, 2015

Probably the most damage that can be done to an iPhone in a single drop is the dreaded corner impact. A corner crash could mean a small scratch, or the complete destruction of the entire screen, plus possibly more. Ballistic’s Tough Jacket has reinforced corners to protect from the annihilating affects of a corner drop. Read More

 

Tales from Deep Space, Polarr, Retype, and more to check out this weekend

By Lory Gil on Jun 27, 2015

This was a very big week for premium games. So big that it was difficult to figure out which ones to play first. Not only were games on point, but many useful apps were launched and updated, too. We’ve got a list of apps and games for this weekend that we think you will be happy to check out. Read More

 

Bloomberg: Apple begins production on new iPhones with Force Touch

By Cody Lee on Jun 26, 2015

Apple has begun early production of new iPhone models with a feature called Force Touch, Bloomberg reports. Citing sources familiar with the matter, the outlet says that volume manufacturing is expected to ramp up as soon as next month.

Force Touch was first introduced in the Apple Watch last fall, and it enables a device to sense how hard users press down on its screen. The technology has since made its way into the MacBook, and has long been rumored for the next iPhone. Read More

 

50 tweaks that work with the iOS 8.3 jailbreak [video]

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 26, 2015

Now that TaiG has updated its iOS 8.3 jailbreak to play nice with Cydia Substrate, it’s time to start exploring the vast library of jailbreak apps and tweaks available on Cydia. If you’re new to Cydia, or even if you’ve just been out of the game for a while, it can be overwhelming.

With this in mind, I’ve compiled a video that showcases 50 different jailbreak tweaks. My goal isn’t to be super extensive with the coverage of each tweak, but it’s to provide you with an overview of some of the things that are out there and some of the stuff that is possible with jailbreaking.

Watch our video, and be impressed by the sheer breadth and variety of the Cydia catalog! Read More

 

BioShock and other 2K games discounted in Independence Day sale

By Cody Lee on Jun 26, 2015

Looking to add some new iOS games to your collection this weekend? 2K can help. The publisher announced on Friday that it will be running an ‘Independence Day’ sale on some of its high-profile mobile titles over the next week.

Included in the promotion are popular sports games such as NBA 2K15 and NHL 2K, as well as the turn-based strategy hit Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution 2 and BioShock. The discounts range from 25% off, to well over 50% off. Read More

 

Activator 1.9.3 released on stock Cydia repos

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 26, 2015

The latest and greatest version of Ryan Petrich’s Activator has graduated from beta status to the default Cydia repos.

If you’ve been trying to use Activator on your iOS 8.3 jailbreak, you may have encountered problems with the previous version. That’s because the previous version wasn’t optimized for iOS 8.3. With the release of Activator 1.9.3 final, that has changed, and there’s no longer a need to add Ryan’s beta repo to take advantage of the update. Read More

 

iOS 9’s Low Power mode throttles down CPU performance to preserve iPhone’s battery life

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 26, 2015

With iOS 9, Apple has brought out a brand new Low Power mode which kicks in when you’re nearly out of juice. It was designed to help extend your iPhone’s battery life, providing up to three hours of additional time before charging.

After using Geekbench’s iPhone application to measure an iPhone 6’s processor performance in Low Power, MacRumors was able to determine that this mode reduces processor performance by about forty percent. As a result, an iPhone 6 in Low Power mode would be roughly on par with an iPhone 5s or iPhone 5 in terms of sheer CPU performance. Read More

 

AppleCare+ now covers Apple Watch batteries that retain less than 80% of their original capacity

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 26, 2015

AppleCare+ protection for iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch has refreshed its terms to cover batteries that retain less than 80 percent of their original capacity within the extended warranty period. The new rules apply to Apple Watch Sport, Watch and Edition models, as discovered by MacRumors.

Previously, the extended warranty used to cover Apple Watch batteries that retained less than 50 percent of their original capacity. Apple officially guarantees the Apple Watch battery will retain up to 80 percent of its original capacity at 1,000 complete charge cycles. Assuming an average of one full charge cycle per day, the specification gives the device’s battery a lifespan of about two-and-a-half to three years. Read More

 

Apple shares a pair of slow-motion videos as part of ‘Shot on iPhone 6’ campaign

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 26, 2015

Apple’s ‘Shot on iPhone 6’ campaign continues with a pair of new videos shared last evening on the company’s YouTube channel. Highlighting iPhone photography skills by Apple dans Willian P. and Jirasak P., the 15-second clips focus on the capabilities of the iPhone 6 camera’s Slow-Mo video capture.

Since its March 2015 launch, ‘Shot on iPhone 6’ thus far has featured the creativity of more than 77 iPhone photographers from 70 cities across 24 countries around the world. Read More

 

Apple Watch launches in 7 new countries, hitting Netherlands, Sweden and Thailand on July 17

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 26, 2015

Keeping true to its promise, the Apple Watch world tour continues as the Cupertino firm on Friday expanded device availability to an additional seven markets around the world: Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan. Customers in the aforesaid markets can now purchase the device from the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

In addition, Apple has refreshed its website to confirm that the wearable device will launch in The NetherlandsSweden and Thailand on Friday, July 17. Read More

 

MobilePioneer is an affordable slide out keyboard case for iPhone 6

By Lory Gil on Jun 26, 2015

There tends to be two camps when it comes to keyboards. Some people prefer the on-screen touchpad’s design while others feel that the tactile feel of a physical keyboard is the way to go.

If you are in the latter camp, MobilePioneer has a slim case for the iPhone 6 that slides out from the back to expose a full-featured keyboard, complete with iOS shortcuts. Read More

 

TaiG CEO hints at an eventual iOS 9 jailbreak

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 26, 2015

TaiG CEO Xie Lei is feeling pretty bullish about the possibility of jailbreaking iOS 9, as evident by a comment posted on Chinese microblogging site Weibo. In his comments, which appear to be appended on another post, similar to a quoted retweet on Twitter, Mr. Lei alludes to the future of TaiG’s ambitions. Read More

 

How to manually update to TaiG 2.1.2 if you’re already jailbroken

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 26, 2015

If you’re already jailbroken, and let’s face it, a lot of you are, then you may be wondering how to update your jailbreak to the latest version of TaiG—version 2.1.2. Should you start from scratch, or try to use the TaiG jailbreak tool again? No.

That’s because it’s super easy to update to the latest version of TaiG directly from Cydia itself. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to get up and running on the latest version of TaiG, which fixes all sorts of bugs, in just a few minutes. Read More

 

How to buy Apple Watch with in-store delivery

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 26, 2015

Earlier today, the Apple Watch hit an additional seven countries around the world, thus bringing the number of countries where the wearable gizmo officially sells to sixteen, with more markets joining Apple’s party it in the coming weeks and months.

The Cupertino firm has pledged to sell “some models” in its retail stores to walk-in customers. But, you still cannot just waltz inside an Apple Store, pick up an Apple Watch and walk away—without making an online reservation first.

That’s where the Apple Online Store’s handy online reservation system comes into play. Called Reserve & Pickup, it lets prospective customers reserve their Apple Watch with in-store delivery for pickup in person. In this tutorial, I’m going to guide you step by step through using the Reserve & Pickup system to find an Apple Watch you’d like to buy and have it shipped to your nearest Apple Store. Read More

 
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