Remember AppGratis? It shut down today.

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 15, 2017

After seven years and more than fifty million installs globally, the app discovery service AppGratis announced it’s shutting down today. Founded in 2010 by French engineer Simon Dawlat, AppGratis curators found and recommended apps that were featured to download for free or at a significantly reduced price.

As some of you will recall, Apple in a controversial move nuked the app from orbit back in April 2013 over a violation of App Store rules regarding third-party app promotion and marketing. After it was dumped from App Store, AppGratis launched an Android version of the app. Read More

 

MusicMark saves your place in the Music app when you respring or force-quit the app

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 15, 2017

When you’re in the middle of listening to media via Apple’s Music app and you end up having to force-quit the app or respring your device for any reason, you’ll notice that the app never remembers your place in the song when you get the Music app up and running again.

A new free jailbreak tweak called MusicMark by iOS developer Tony Kraft fixes this by forcing the Music app to remember your place in a song whenever you respring or force-quit the Music app, effectively allowing you to resume where you left off. Read More

 

Daily Deals: $60 Logitech MX Master mouse, $200 GoPro HERO4, and more

By Cody Lee on Feb 14, 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

 

The best weather apps for iPad

By Steffen Reich on Feb 14, 2017

Legend has it that weather apps are about as old as the App Store itself. Their popularity has always sprung from the simple fact that some people like their weather forecast to be scientific and precise to a T. Some like it punchy and condensed, while again others might just want it to be a visual treat. On iPad, it’s much more than a matter of taste though, because whatever Apple’s rationale, an in-house application for weather is still notably absent.

As a result of this choice, a number of third-party apps have become household names as weather surrogates on Apple’s tablet. Even in 2017, some of the old-timers remain too cogent to overlook, but newer arrivals are starting to give the traditional go-to apps a run for their money. Thusly on merits of capabilities and originality, here are some of the best weather apps for iPad you can choose from today. Read More

 

Trading and real-time player battles coming soon to Pokémon GO

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 14, 2017

Two key features missing from the initial Pokémon GO release—trading and real-time player battles—are coming soon to Pokémon GO by way of a future update, developer Niantic Labs told WayPoint in a recent interview. Niantic CEO John Hanke said that the team is working on bringing additional features and more depth to the augmented reality game, including the long-awaited Pokémon trading and player vs. player battles in real time. Read More

 

This tweak prevents Spotify radio stations from playing songs you’ve Liked in the past

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 14, 2017

Anyone who uses Spotify to listen to their favorite music might be able to benefit from a new free jailbreak tweak called SpotStationNoLikedSongsPlz by HiDaN, as it helps to diversify what you hear on a regular basis from Spotify-based radio stations.

It’s intended to work in tandem with the free Spotify Music app by preventing the radio stations in the app from queuing songs that you’ve already liked in the past. Read More

 

Daily Deals: $13 Apple Watch band, $140 Garmin GPS watch, and more

By Cody Lee on Feb 13, 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

 

Google Maps for iOS updated with shareable lists of your favorite places

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 13, 2017

Following its most recent update which brought out the ability to track how busy places are in real-time, Google today announced a new Lists feature on Google Maps for iOS that lets you keep track of your favorite places and easily share them with friends.

Beginning today, users are permitted to create custom lists of places, share their lists with others and follow the lists their friends and family share with them, all without leaving the Google Maps app. Read More

 

Telt X keeps people you show photos to from swiping through the rest of your Photo Library

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 13, 2017

Have you ever had a picture in your Photo Library that you wanted to show friends, or even a complete stranger for that matter, and they started to scroll back and forth through your photos? Not only does this feel like an invasion of privacy, but if you don’t get them permission to look through the rest of your photos, they might come across something you don’t want them to see.

A new free jailbreak tweak called Telt X by AkKSlow is now available in Cydia that lets you limit the photos that you show someone by preventing them from swiping between the rest of the images in your Photo Library. Read More

 

Encode, ChitChat, Stabl and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Feb 11, 2017

Ready to settle in for the weekend? iDB is here to help with a new edition of our Apps of the Week roundup. This week’s selections include a new app that helps you learn how to code, a new group messaging app, and an app that helps you discover new podcasts. And as usual, we’ve picked two great new games for you to check out. Read More