Another video compares claimed iPhone 7 casing to iPhone 6s

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 17, 2016

Two days ago, a six-second clip gave us our first non-static look at a claimed iPhone 7 dummy case.

Last evening, French blog NowhereElse.fr shared another video that was posted to Chinese microblogging site Weibo, which offers a side-by-side comparison of an iPhone 7 casing against the iPhone 6s’s industrial design.

Corroborating prior rumors, the claimed clip shows a larger camera opening on the backside plus redesigned, more subdued antenna lines and—you guessed right—no headphone jack. If Apple follows its usual release schedule, the iPhone 7 will make its debut in September. Read More

 

Wallpapers of the week: blue sky

By Jim Gresham on Jul 17, 2016

The Wallpapers of the Week section hosts a new collection of iOS friendly images each Sunday. From pop culture to galaxy walls, the curated posts are quite popular with readers. Until any major iOS design changes, customizing your wallpaper remains the best way to modify your stock device without jailbreak requirements.

As one of the more popular categories, naturescapes tend to draw a lot of attention. Today’s post falls into the nature category with excellently captured blue skies. Step inside for the downloads. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Decorus, Nowability, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 17, 2016

Jailbreakers have been hard pressed to get some really functional jailbreak tweaks as of late. The lack of a jailbreak on Apple’s latest firmware has put Cydia in somewhat of a drought.

Nevertheless, there are still some jailbreak developers who are still developing for the jailbreak community, and although this week has once again been slow, Cydia isn’t completely dry just yet. We’ll go over this week’s releases in this roundup. Read More

 

The top stories of the week on iDB

By Sébastien Page on Jul 17, 2016

Like every Sunday, we get to take a look at some of the most popular posts that were published on iDB during the week that just ended. Whether it is a news item, a new jailbreak tweak, a tutorial, or an app review, we sum it all up in one convenient place for you.

As always, if you like what you’re reading, please feel free to spread the love by sharing our posts on your favorite social network.

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ProximityLock lets you lock your iPhone with its proximity sensor

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 17, 2016

Those of you still rocking a jailbreak despite these dry last few weeks have some new jailbreak tweaks to check out this weekend.

One of those is ProximityLock, which is a new freebie that lets you lock your iPhone with nothing more than the proximity sensor by waving your hand over, or putting your finger over the sensor right by the front-facing camera and ear speaker. Read More

 

Decorus gives your jailbroken device an iOS 10-inspired Control Center

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 16, 2016

Control Center gets a makeover in the upcoming iOS 10 update that you can expect to get your hands on this Fall, but in the meantime, those of you with jailbroken iOS 9 devices can get a new look and feel for Control Center right now.

Decorus is a new jailbreak tweak inspired by iOS 10 that gives your iPhone the modular Control Center experience you won’t be able to get until this Fall, unless of course you install the iOS 10 betas. Read More

 

Nowability adds music controls and recent notifications to Reachability

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 16, 2016

Those of you who use the Reachability interface at all know that it can come in handy during times when you want better one-handed access to the features at the top of your 4.7-inch or 5.5-inch display.

On the other hand, it leaves a big void at the top of the screen that could be utilized to display additional information about your device, and that’s just what a new jailbreak tweak called Nowability aims to accomplish. Read More

 

Notebook, Darby, Prisma and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Jul 16, 2016

Pokémon Go fever is still in full swing, but for those of you looking to try out different apps and games this weekend, iDB has you covered. In this edition of our Apps of the Week roundup, we have a beautiful new productivity app, a video social network for DIY’ers, a cool new photo editing app, and of course some great new games for you to check out. Read More

 

Daily Deals: Beats Pill 2.0 speaker $120, Harmony Touch remote $100, and more

By Cody Lee on Jul 15, 2016

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

 

Spark for iPhone is locking some people out of their Apple IDs, Readdle blames server issues

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 15, 2016

Reports surfaced yesterday on Reddit that some users of Readdle’s excellent free mobile email client, Spark for iPhone, got locked out of their Apple ID account. Some of the affected people were able to re-gain access by performing a password reset on their Apple ID. It would appear that an error on Spark’s servers has caused this behavior though Readdle assured customers that there was no breach or data leak. Read More

 

Pokémon Go is now available in Italy, Spain, Portugal, UK and Germany

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 15, 2016

Nintendo’s tremendously successful Pokémon Go is expanding in more countries across Europe. In addition to releasing on the App Store in Germany and the United Kingdom a few days ago, the augmented-reality game which requires people to go out hunting for pokémon is now available for download in Italy, Spain and Portugal. Read More

 

Katy Perry’s “Rise” launches exclusively on Apple Music ahead of 2016 Summer Olympics

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 15, 2016

Apple Music, which celebrated its first anniversary last month, now lets subscribers listen to Katy Perry’s first new single in two years, “Rise”. The song, which Perry wrote herself, is described by The Entertainment Weekly as “an uplifting track with a dash of electronic influence,” with the music video containing scenes from the NBC Olympics.

NBC will play the song as the anthem of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.

Listen to “Rise” on Apple Music and iTunes. Read More

 

tvOS’s Universal Search feature gains support for Comedy Central, MTV and VH1

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 15, 2016

Universal Search feature on the fourth-generation Apple TV has been refreshed yesterday with expanded support for searching content provided by tvOS video apps from Viacom-owned Comedy Central and music networks MTV and VH1. Provided these apps are installed on your set-top box, you can either use the Search app on the device or press the Siri button on the remote and use your voice to find shows like South Park and others. Read More

 

Short but sweet video out of China shows iPhone 7 design similar to previous leaks

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 15, 2016

Following a bunch of photographs, most of which have been leaking out of Asia, that purport to depict various iPhone 7 components, dummy cases and molds, a fully assembled iPhone 7 case has now been caught on video.

Posted to the Chinese social network Weibo by an unknown source, and first spotted by Dutch site TechTastic.nl, the short six-second clip gives us a look at the backside of what appears to be a 4.7-inch iPhone 7. Read More

 

VIDEO: is Apple adding 3D Touch to iPad with Apple Pencil?

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 15, 2016

Many people are disappointed that the latest iPads lack 3D Touch-capable screens although it’s anyone’s guess whether or not 3D Touch would make sense on tablet-sized screens. Well, iOS 10 beta 2 apparently has 3D Touch-like functionality on the iPad thanks to the Apple Pencil, which has been discovered to support deep presses.

Using an Apple Pencil, it’s possible to do things like clear all notifications with a deep press on the latest beta of iOS 10. Check out our video showing the feature in action and, as usually, let us know what you guys think of this. Read More

 

Video walkthrough: Emergency SOS, Activity Sharing & more in watchOS 3 beta 2

By Christian Zibreg on Jul 15, 2016

A second beta of watchOS 3 released last week alongside iOS 10 beta 2macOS Sierra beta 2 and tvOS 10 beta 2. Having posted our video walkthroughs and detailed overviews of what’s new in iOS 10 beta 2 and macOS Sierra beta 2, my colleague Andrew and I now get to take a closer look at everything new in watchOS 3 beta 2.

watchOS 3 beta 2 is not as feature-packed a release as the second beta of iOS 10, but still includes some major new features not found in prior betas, like Auto Unlock, Emergency SOS and Activity Sharing. We also detail a few smaller, useful enhancements in the stock Activity and Workout apps and some related new options added to the companion Watch app on the iPhone. Read More

 

3 ways to prevent iTunes from automatically backing up your iOS device

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 15, 2016

Whenever you make important changes to your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, and then plug it into your Mac or PC with iTunes installed, iTunes may launch and attempt to automatically sync and back up your device.

If you don’t want your device to back up on your computer automatically because it takes too long due to how much stuff you have, then be sure follow the steps we’re about to show you in this tutorial. Read More

 

Changing the name of a user account on your Mac

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 15, 2016

Every Mac has at least one user account on it, whether it’s your own or you’ve made another account for someone else to use.

At some point, you may feel the urge to change the name of one of your user accounts. It doesn’t matter if the account is an administrator or a regular user; we’ll show you the steps in this tutorial to change an account’s user name on your Mac. Read More

 

Daily Deals: LG UltraWide FreeSync monitor $270, unlocked iPhone 6 $399 and more

By Cody Lee on Jul 14, 2016

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

 

Apple’s free app of the week: Super Sharp

By Cody Lee on Jul 14, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with the game Super Sharp. This means that for the next 7 days you’ll be able to pick up the popular puzzler from hit developer 1Button SARL, for both iPhone and iPad, for free—a solid savings of $2.

Super Sharp is the epitome of the pick-up-and-play puzzle genre. There are no characters or qwerty storylines. Players simply use their fingers to cut through platforms, ropes and obstacles and they attempt to make their way through 120 physics-based stages. Read More

 
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