Apple seeds iOS 10.1 beta 4 to developers and public beta testers

By Sébastien Page on Oct 17, 2016

Apple today released a fourth beta of iOS 10.1 to its registered developers and public beta testers. Coming just a week after the previous beta, iOS 10.1 beta 4 has an interesting build number of “14B72 | 14B72b”. Today’s release does not, however, appear to contain any outward-facing user features. We’ll make sure to update the article with any new information as it becomes available. Read More


One out of five iPhone users in the U.S. have Limit Ad Tracking turned on

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 17, 2016

Survey conducted by mobile app marketing platform Adjust says one-fifth of total iPhone users in the U.S. have opted to prevent in-app ads from being targeted at them directly. About eighteen million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users in the country have used the Limit Ad Tracking feature to explicitly opt out of targeted advertising, according to the report. Read More


How to export Safari bookmarks from your iPhone or iPad to a Mac or PC

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 17, 2016

If you keep certain pages bookmarked in Safari on your iPhone or iPad and want to export those same bookmarks to your Mac or PC, then you’re in luck because there’s a way you can do this without wasting too much of your time.

You don’t need to use Safari as your main web browser on your Mac or PC to do this. We’ll show you how so you can do it on both your Mac computers and your Windows computers. Read More


I challenge you to try this iOS puzzle game

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 17, 2016

I recently downloaded a puzzle game called Blackbox on my iPhone because I was bored one night, and I never thought I would get so enthralled in a mobile game.

This is probably one of the more unique games you’re ever going to play because it’s not like most of the games you play on your iOS devices. In fact, it’s not even close.  Read More


Jailbreak tweaks of the week: No2Theft, Playtopia, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 16, 2016

It’s been a pretty busy week in Cydia for the most part, but those who have jailbreaks on iOS 9 have still had the opportunity to try some new jailbreak tweak releases.

In this roundup, we’ll talk about everything that was released in Cydia this week, starting with our favorites and then moving on to the rest. Read More


Reshape the Phone app’s dial pad buttons with PhoneDialReformer

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 16, 2016

You can now change the look and feel of your iPhone‘s dial pad buttons inside the Phone app with a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed PhoneDialReformer.

You can use this tweak to mess around with the roundness and corner radius of the dial pad buttons until they match your own personal tastes. Read More


TextCounter displays how many texts you’ve sent and received in the Messages app

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 16, 2016

TextCounter is a new jailbreak tweak that can help put into perspective just how much you’re texting people.

It keeps track of how many sent and received messages you have in your Messages app and then shows them to you in various interfaces in the app. Read More


When iPhone 7 Home button fails, iOS 10 offers a nice software workaround

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 15, 2016

MacRumors forum member “iwayne” has noticed that iOS 10 offers an interesting software workaround for when the iPhone 7’s non-moving Home button fails.

Should that ever happen to you, iOS 10 will instantly create a software-based Home button centered at the bottom of the screen.

Not unlike the AssistiveTouch accessibility feature that many iPhone owners in Asia use regularly over fear of breaking the physical Home button, iOS 10’s new onscreen button could hint at how a bezel-less iPhone 8 might work without a physical Home button. Read More


PlaylistAlarm lets you set your music playlists as alarm sounds on your iPhone

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 15, 2016

Although you’ve always been able to set music as the alarm sound for the alarms you wake up to every morning via your iPhone or iPad, you’ve never been able to set entire music playlists as your alarm sound.

Looking at the bright side, however, a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed PlaylistAlarm changes that. Read More


No2Theft deters theft for people who charge their jailbroken iPhones on the go

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 15, 2016

No2Theft is a new jailbreak tweak release that helps you keep your iPhone from getting stolen when you plug it in for a quick charge in unfamiliar places. Read More


Playtopia is a mini music player that shrinks to a tiny size

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 15, 2016

Many folks who love using their iPhones to listen to music seem to take a liking to mini player-like jailbreak tweaks, and a new release called Playtopia is the latest to join the lineup of mini player competition. Read More


GPS not working on your iPhone? Try this

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 14, 2016

Your iPhone’s GPS capabilities can be really useful, whether you’re using them to navigate to a special event, play Pokémon GO, or even to just grant your favorite apps your current location so they can do what they were made to do.

Of course, like all things, GPS can sometimes be flaky and it doesn’t always want to work right, causing headaches for you. Fortunately, there is something you can do about it. There are a number of troubleshooting steps you can take that might help your GPS work properly. Read More


This tweak enables Touch ID unlocking after you respring your iPhone

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 14, 2016

If you have a jailbroken device with a Touch ID Home button, then you’re probably all too familiar with the fact that you can’t immediately use Touch ID to unlock your device right after you respring it.

Touch ID Respring Fix is a new free jailbreak tweak that fixes this problem, and it’s available in Cydia right now. Read More


SmallVolumeStep lets you set a custom number of volume steps

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 14, 2016

Normal behavior for the volume level in iOS is for it to adjust one step at a time, up or down, depending on the button you press on the side, but a new free jailbreak tweak called SmallVolumeStep can change that Read More


How to track your parked car even without iOS 10 or a compatible head unit

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 13, 2016

A new feature that comes baked into iOS 10 shows you where you last parked your car right in the Maps app. On the other hand, it requires you to both have the latest version of iOS installed and to have a compatible head unit in your car, either with Bluetooth or CarPlay capability.

Since not everyone has an interest in updating, nor does everyone have a compatible head unit in their car, there is an alternative way to see where you parked your car right from your iPhone. All you’re going to need is a specialized 12v iPhone charger for your car and a free App Store app. Read More


NoLockGestures disables most swipe gestures on the Lock screen

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 13, 2016

There are all kinds of swipe gestures you can access on the Lock screen, such as opening Control Center or Notification Center and even using the camera grabber to quickly take a point-and-shoot photo.

While some people like these little shortcuts, not everyone wants them there all the time, so a new free jailbreak tweak called NoLockGestures lets you easily disable all these swipe gestures on demand. Read More


How to deauthorize a computer that uses your iTunes account

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 12, 2016

All the media that you buy through Apple’s digital content stores can only be accessed on iOS devices, Macs, and PCs that are authorized to use your iTunes account.

You might buy or sell computers or mobile devices from time to time, so it’s a good idea to deauthorize the computers and devices you’re not using anymore before you hand them off. Read More


HideRedditDownButton hides the floating ‘scroll down’ button in the Reddit app

By Anthony Bouchard on Oct 12, 2016

HideRedditDownButton is a new free jailbreak tweak that hides the double-arrow scroll down button in the official Reddit app for iOS. Read More


Dropbox for iOS gains iMessage app, PDF signing, iOS 10 widget, PiP video & more

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 11, 2016

Cloud storage startup Dropbox today announced a major update to its mobile application for the iPhone and iPad, bringing new iOS 10-focused features that will make you more productive. Dropbox 18.2 for iOS packs in a brand new iMessage app for sharing Dropbox files through Apple’s Messages app.

You can now sign legal PDF documents with your finger, and see newly updated Dropbox files on your Lock screen via a new Today widget, and much more. Read More


Apple pegs iOS 10 adoption rate at 54 percent

By Christian Zibreg on Oct 11, 2016

I’ve long been saying that we shouldn’t trust any iOS adoption rate “research” based on the assumption that users have on their phone specific apps which incorporate third-party tracking software. Yesterday, for instance, Fiksu and Mixpanel each estimated that iOS 10 was powering two-thirds of active devices, or about 66 percent.

Well, Apple this morning posted iOS 10 adoption rates on the official App Store dashboard for developers which reveal that iOS 10 is currently installed on 54 percent of active iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. Read More