How to show basic system information on your Mac login screen

By Joaquim Barbosa on Mar 21, 2017

If you’re one of those who love to tweak every little facet of their Mac experience, then this guide is for you. It brings several system information items such as computer name, your current IP address, and your macOS version right to your login screen where they can be easily referenced.

For this modification, all we will need is the Terminal application and a few minutes, so let’s get started! Read More

 

Apple unveils iPhone 7/Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 21, 2017

Apple this morning announced a special edition of its iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in a beautiful new (PRODUCT)RED finish, with sales of the device contributing to the Global Fund to fight AIDS. The new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition with its red matte aluminum finish continues more than ten years of partnership between Apple and (RED). The special edition (PRODUCT)RED iPhone will be available to order online worldwide and in stores beginning Friday, March 24. Read More

 

Choose the default email app on your iPhone with MailClientDefault10

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 21, 2017

Most iOS users utilize the Mail app on their device by default for any email-related activities because it’s the stock app for doing so. Unfortunately, after deleting the Mail app (post-iOS 10), iOS won’t redirect mail:to links to your favorite third-party email app when you tap on them.

MailClientDefault10 is a new jailbreak tweak release by HiDan that fixes this problem by letting you configure a third-party email client as the default app for composing emails, which effectively solves the aforementioned problem. Read More

 

NotifyCensored lets you hide notification banner content on a per-app basis

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 21, 2017

When privacy is a concern of yours, sometimes you need to be mindful of the notifications that pop up from apps, as they can easily make sensitive information readable by anyone who might be looking over your shoulder.

While some apps like Mail, Messages, and Facebook Messenger come with internal settings for hiding message content, not all messaging apps do, or do it as well. That’s where a new free jailbreak tweak called NotifyCensored by Pax Cex will come in handy. Read More

 

This tweak prevents the passcode screen from appearing after every respring

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 21, 2017

Have you ever noticed that when you respring your jailbroken iOS 10 device, the passcode screen always appears after it boots back up?

A new free jailbreak tweak release called CanYouLikeNot by wizages prevents the passcode screen from appearing after every respring, which might be preferred on devices that are Touch ID-enabled. Read More

 

PDF Expert for Mac is currently on sale at 50% off

By iDB Deals on Mar 21, 2017

Editing PDF documents just became a breeze. The popular Mac app, PDF Expert, has gotten an update, with version 2.2 delivering a redesigned, new and improved UI, with improved search functionality, editing capabilities, and more.

For a limited time, iDB readers can take 50% off the retail price of this top paid app in the Mac App Store for a final price of $29.99.

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Let’s Talk iOS 179: Not just a virtual or augmented reality

By Sébastien Page on Mar 21, 2017

Surprisingly there is no talk about iPhone 8 rumors in this week’s episode, but the guys make it up by talking about rumors of an imminent product refresh, which could be new iPad or maybe even a new Apple TV. Cody and Sebastien also discuss the latest rumors detailing Apple’s AR efforts, their favorite new iPhone case, and they also answer questions from listeners.

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Daily Deals: 15% off iTunes gift cards, up to 30% off select PCs and accessories, and more

By Cody Lee on Mar 20, 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

 

Tip: save some space on your iPhone by flushing Dropbox caches

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 20, 2017

Low on storage, you say? If you’re a heavy Dropbox user who’s running out of storage space on their device, clearing the app’s cache should be first order of business. The mobile app keeps a cache of files for efficiency and emergency purposes, aside from doubling as a staging area for downloading and uploading.

Flushing the cache should help free up some storage space on your iOS device.

Doing so is likely to cause files to load longer, but none of the offline items will be affected. If you’d like to free up some storage space on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, follow the steps outlined in this tutorial to clear the Dropbox cache with just a few taps. Read More

 

Microsoft’s new Mac to Surface Assistant does exactly what the name says

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 20, 2017

Microsoft is simplifying the process of moving your Mac stuff over to the Surface laptop/tablet hybrid devices. As noted on Twitter three days ago, the Windows maker recently released a brand new app, Mac to Surface Assistant, provided as a free download from the Microsoft website. The migration tool requires an external USB drive and lets Apple users move all their photos, videos, music, mails, contacts, calendars and other files from a Mac to a Surface with a few clicks. Read More

 
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