Twelve South launches updated HiRise 2 stand for iPhone and iPad

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 14, 2016

Twelve South designs some of the finest premium accessories built exclusively for Apple devices. The HiRise, its versatile charging stand for the iPhone and iPad, was updated today with refreshed design and some engineering changes to allow for new features.

The HiRise 2, a new version of the original charging stand, sports refined design, comes in two new colors, has reduced footprint and boasts increased stability with larger iOS devices. Read More

 

In time for NFL Thursday Night Football, Twitter launches live-streaming Apple TV app

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 14, 2016

Twitter’s new live-streaming Apple TV app arrives just in time for NFL Thursday Night Football. Available at no charge in the tvOS App Store, it lets owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV stream both top Twitter/Vine videos and the 10 NFL games that the micro-blogging services recently acquired the rights to broadcast, plus content from Bloomberg News, Campus Insiders, Cheddar, MLB Advanced Media, NBA, Pac 12 Networks and other premium sources. Read More

 

Samsung considering its own proprietary port to replace headphone jack on Galaxy S8

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 14, 2016

Although Samsung’s latest Galaxy S7 flagship smartphone series proudly boasts the 3.5mm headphone jack, the South Korean conglomerate may also remove the industry-standard jack from its next-gen Galaxy S8, reports Digital Music News. Internally code-named “Dream” (Galaxy S8) and “Dream2” (Galaxy S8 Edge), these devices may replace the 3.5mm jack with a proprietary port.

The company is said to be “actively” and “aggressively” exploring the possibility of releasing a proprietary headphone jack to see how viable it would be. Read More

 

Spotify hits 40 million paid subscribers

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 14, 2016

Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek said on Twitter this morning that the world’s leading music-streaming service now has forty million paid subscriptions. “40 is the new 30. Million,” reads the tweet. The Swedish service has been ramping up its streaming business for quite some time as it prepares for an initial public offering (IPO) so this should be music to the ears of Spotify’s investors. Read More

 

Watch Apple’s iPhone 7 ad highlighting dual cameras, water resistance & more

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 14, 2016

Apple ahead of the iPhone 7’s arrival on Friday began airing a new commercial which highlights various signature features of the device, such as water resistance, dual cameras, stereo sound and more. The advertisement ditches Apple’s typically light concept with upbeat soundtrack in favor of an unusually dark-theme styled ad without narration, but it’s still cool to watch. Read More

 

How to view song lyrics in the Music app in iOS 10

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 14, 2016

Before iOS 10, the only way you could see lyrics from your Music app on your iPhone or iPad was to manually add the lyrics with iTunes.

iOS 10’s redesigned Apple Music app, on the other hand, is much more intuitive and lets you view the lyrics of songs you play with the tap of a button. Read More

 

How to set a buddy Pokémon in the new Pokémon GO update

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 14, 2016

In the latest Pokémon GO update, players can now set a Pokémon as their buddy in the game to display beside their character.

In this tutorial, we’ll talk about why to do this and how. Read More

 

Quick Send relocates the Send button in Quick Reply for your app notifications

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 14, 2016

The native quick reply interface in iOS is useful because you can respond to several kinds of notifications from many different apps from almost anywhere in iOS. On the other hand, the Send button is in an awkward place, and that’s what a new free jailbreak tweak called Quick Send hopes to fix. Read More

 

Deal: Get 50% off PDF Expert 2

By iDB Deals on Sep 14, 2016

Editing PDFs can be a real headache for Mac users, involving third party apps and a series of frustrating hoops to jump through. All that changes with PDF Expert 2.

This app has won the Apple Editors’ Choice award for a reason: it’s made it easy for countless Mac users to edit, annotate, share, and secure their PDFs. You can now grab this must-have tool at 50% off for a limited time.

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100+ new iPhone and iPad features in iOS 10

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 13, 2016

iOS 10 is here and it’s a massive, easily the most significant update to the mobile operating system powering the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. iOS 10 packs in important new core technologies like Differential Privacy, plus a bunch of improvements across most stock apps.

Apple has opened up additional aspects of iOS to developers, turning Siri, Phone, Messages and Maps into extensible software platforms in their own right. It also fixes a number of pain points, makes expanded use of 3D Touch and haptic feedback and completes Apple’s overhaul of iOS, that began with iOS 7, with its refined look and subtle design changes.

There’s a lot to look forward to in iOS 10 and this massive roundup is our attempt at giving you guys a comprehensive overview of the more than a hundred new capabilities and enhancements that you’re going to fall in love with. Read More

 

15 iMessage apps and sticker packs to download on iOS 10

By Cody Lee on Sep 13, 2016

One of the headlining features in the just-released iOS 10 update is the new Messages app. It now includes support for iMessage animations, sketches, enhanced emoji, and third-party apps and sticker packs.

As such, there has been a number of app updates and new releases today with a focus on the new iMessage platform. And we thought it’d be handy for our readers if we rounded up 15 of our favorite downloads.  Read More

 

How to close all opened Safari tabs at once on iOS 10

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 13, 2016

There are going to be times when you’re browsing the web on your iPhone or iPad and you will have more than one browsing tab open in Safari, but you’re not going to want to keep all those tabs opened forever.

Up until now, you had to close each tab individually, which proved to be rather time consuming. Rather than tapping on the close button for each and every individual one, iOS 10 has two new actions you can use to close out of all opened tabs at once, and we’ll show you each in this tutorial. Read More

 

How to disable ‘Press Home to Unlock’ on iOS 10

By Sébastien Page on Sep 13, 2016

iOS 10 has introduced a new way of unlocking Touch ID-capable devices, now requiring you to press the Home button to unlock the device and get to the Home screen. This, coupled with the new Raise to Wake feature can make for a nicer experience, but like every new interaction, it can be confusing, annoying, or just hard to break the habit.

Users who don’t like this new ‘Press Home to Unlock’ feature will be happy to learn that there is a way to turn this off and take things back to the way they were before iOS 10.  Read More

 

Pokémon GO update adds buddy Pokémon, GO Plus support, & bug fixes

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 13, 2016

Niantic has begun rolling out an update for both Android (version 0.37.0) and iOS (version 1.7.0) for its popular GPS-based exploration game known as Pokémon GO.

The latest update brings to the table an all-new buddy Pokémon system for players, as well as a variety of in-game improvements. Read More

 

How to turn off Raise to Wake on your iPhone

By Sébastien Page on Sep 13, 2016

Starting with iOS 10, some iPhone models now have a new feature called Raise to Wake, which like the name suggests, wakes the screen when you grab your device. This feature is only available on newer iPhones, including iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 7.

Those of you who don’t like this new way of quickly accessing the Lock screen can easily disable that in the Settings app. We’ll show you where. Read More

 

Apple fixes issue affecting small number of users following iOS 10 update

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 13, 2016

Apple released iOS 10 to the public Tuesday afternoon, and as you can imagine, many people raced to download the update as soon as it came out.

Unfortunately, it didn’t go as smoothly for some people and left many people with error messages preventing them from using their devices. Read More

 

iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus both sport larger batteries

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 13, 2016

Apple’s iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are said to sport higher-capacity internal Lithium-Ion batteries than their predecessors.

No official battery capacity specs are listed on Apple’s website, but they do say that the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are supposed to get 2 and 1 additional hour(s) of battery life respectively, in what are supposed to be after effects of the new power-sipping A10 Fusion chip combined with the efficient iOS 10 firmware.

On the other hand, a higher-capacity internal battery may also have something to do with it. Read More

 

tvOS 10 update for Apple TV now available

By Cody Lee on Sep 13, 2016

Hot on the heels of iOS 10 and watchOS 3, Apple on Tuesday released tvOS 10. The software update is available free and compatible with all fourth-gen Apple TVs—the latest generation of Apple’s popular set-top box.

tvOS 10 should install automatically on your Apple TV, but depending on your settings you may have to push it manually. You can do this by navigating to System > Software Updates > Update Software on your device. Read More

 

iPhone 7 geometric wallpaper

By Jim Gresham on Sep 13, 2016

This special edition of  the Wallpapers of the Week is coming a little earlier than usual to celebrate the release of iOS 10, but also because there has been an incredible demand for this one specific wallpaper.

Thanks to some very quick work from @AR72014, we present to you a re-creation of the wallpaper found on Apple’s iPhone 7 website. Read More

 

watchOS 3 update for Apple Watch now available

By Cody Lee on Sep 13, 2016

In addition to iOS 10, Apple on Tuesday also released watchOS 3 for the Apple Watch. The update, which has been in beta for the past 3 months, is free and compatible with all available models of the Apple Watch.

To install the new software, you’ll have to ensure your iPhone is on iOS 10. Once that’s confirmed, simply open the Watch app and navigate to General > Software Update. Your Watch must be within range of your iPhone on Wi-Fi, connected to its charger, and have at least 50% battery life. Read More

 
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