Bubo, Café Wifi, Odio and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Sep 10, 2016

It’s been a long week here at iDB, with Apple unveiling the long-awaited iPhone 7, and pre-orders going live on Friday. So now that it’s the weekend, we’re ready to kick back and relax, and what better way to do that than checking out some new apps and games? Read More

 

Glances is an Apple Watch-inspired content panel for iPhone & iPad

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 10, 2016

A new jailbreak tweak that hit the Cydia store recently and managed to grab my attention is a release called Glances.

To me, this look like an attempt to bring Apple Watch-inspired Glance-like information to the iPhone and iPad, and in this review, we’re going to show you how it works. Read More

 

Daily Deals: Samsung 4K Smart TV $530, Amazon Tap Alexa speaker $100, and more

By Cody Lee on Sep 9, 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

 

Google Photos for iOS gains Live Photos stabilization feature

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 9, 2016

iPhone photography fans who use Google Photos for iOS as their go-to photo management and backup solution will be delighted to learn that the latest version of the iPhone and iPad application now integrates advanced stabilization and rendering features that can make Live Photos smoother. Borrowed from Google’s Motion Stills app which debuted in June 2016, this feature can freeze the background in your Live Photos or create sweeping cinematic pans. Read More

 

How to disable Direct Message read receipts on Twitter

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 9, 2016

Twitter has made some new changes to the Direct Message system that lets its users communicate with one another privately. Among those changes is the addition of sending and receiving read receipts.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can disable those read receipts so you’re not letting everyone know when you see their Direct Messages. Read More

 

Daily Deals: $100 off PlayStation 4 bundle, $300 off 12.9-inch iPad Pro, and more

By Cody Lee on Sep 8, 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: Blek

By Cody Lee on Sep 8, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with the game Blek. This critically-acclaimed title is an Apple Design Award-Winner, and for the next few days you can get it for free on both iPhone and iPad—a solid savings of $3.

The goal in Blek is simple: shape a line that collects all colored circles while avoiding black holes on its route. There are no specific moves to master, and potential level solutions range from delightfully simple to exceptionally deep and complex. Read More

 

iOS 10 Golden Master is now available to public beta testers

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 8, 2016

Apple has released the golden master of iOS 10 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad to public beta testers on Thursday. Read More

 

Apple updates select iPad models with new pricing, storage options

By Cody Lee on Sep 7, 2016

Despite not mentioning the iPad once during today’s iPhone 7 event, Apple has issued some minor updates to select models in its tablet line. For starters, all standard iPads have had their base storage option doubled from 16GB to 32GB.

This change brings the iPad family inline with Apple’s just-announced iPhone 7 storage options, and it applies to the iPad mini 2, iPad mini 4, and the iPad Air 2. The nice thing is that all of these models will stay at their current prices. Read More

 

Apple releases iOS 10 Golden Master

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 7, 2016

Since launching a developer-only preview of iOS 10 at WWDC back in the summer, public beta testers and developers have been able to test-drive a plethora of cool new features coming to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch this fall. Well, Apple’s now finished work on its most significant iOS software update in years as iOS 10 just reached a Golden Master status. Read More

 

Apple announces Pokemon GO for Apple Watch

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 7, 2016

After amassing 500 million downloads around the world since its debut, Pokemon GO has become a cultural phenomenon. And now, it’s about to become even better with news that Pokemon GO is coming to the Apple Watch. The main screen of the app shows you some stats regarding your activity (how far you walked, calories burned, etc) and, of course, pings you when a pokemon is nearby or you approach PokeStops. Read More

 

Apple announces real-time collaboration for refreshed iWork suite

By Cody Lee on Sep 7, 2016

Apple on Wednesday announced an update for its iWork suite with the addition of real-time collaboration. This works for Numbers, Pages and Keynote, and Apple demonstrated the feature live on stage by live-editing their own Keynote deck. Read More

 

Nintendo announces Super Mario Run coming to App Store in time for holidays

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 7, 2016

Shigeru Miyamoto, the world-renowned Japanese video game designer, producer and creator of the Mario Bros series, announced on stage at Apple’s event today that the Mario Bros series is coming to iOS devices exclusively in the form of a new game, called Super Mario Run. It’s got a one-handed mode with tap-based controls letting you jump, change Mario’s direction and so forth. Read More

 

Instagram is removing GPS-aggregating Photo Maps from user profiles

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 7, 2016

Mashable is reporting that photo-sharing service Instagram has begun taking away Photo Maps from user profiles, a feature that renders photos on a world map based on where you took them as determined by the embedded GPS data. An Instagram spokesperson said they’ve begun ditching Photo Maps because they didn’t prove popular with users (your individual Instagram posts remain geotagged). Photo Maps will remain on your profile tab for now though Instagram plans to remove them from there, too. Read More

 

Daily Deals: $70 Powerbeats2 headphones, $40 UE Roll speaker, and more

By Cody Lee on Sep 6, 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

 

iOS 9 adoption increases to 88 percent of devices ahead of iPhone 7 and iOS 10 release

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 6, 2016

Eighty-eight percent of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices are currently using iOS 9, a one-point increase over the iOS 9 adoption rate of 87 percent which was recorded about three weeks ago.

During the same timeframe, iOS 8 has gone from ten percent of devices in August 15 to nine percent of devices. ‘Earlier’ versions continue to power three percent of older devices out there, as per newest stats on the App Store dashboard for developers. Read More

 

Airmail 1.2 for iOS is out with notification enhancements & other improvements

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 6, 2016

Airmail, a powerful email client for iOS and macOS, has received a feature-packed update on the App Store, bringing a number of new capabilities to iPhone and iPad owners. Airmail 1.2 for iOS, a free update, is more useful with a brand new Apple Watch complication for your watch face, Dynamic Type support on iPhone and iPad, smart notifications with a scheduler, alerts based on location, auto-refreshing Read status in alerts and more. Read More

 

New teaser video shows downgrading from iOS 9.3.5 may be possible

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 5, 2016

A new teaser video has surfaced on YouTube that appears to show an iPhone 5s being successfully downgraded from iOS 9.3.5 to iOS 9.3.2.

The video demonstrates the use of a third-party tool that the creator is calling Prometheus, but it also brings up a lot of questions that still have yet to be answered. Read More

 

Login is a beautiful OS X-inspired login screen for your jailbroken iPhone or iPad

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 4, 2016

Login is an absolutely stunning new jailbreak tweak that offers an OS X-inspired login screen meant to replace the basic Lock screen on your iPhone or iPad. Read More

 

Apple pushes new music discovery feature to beta testers ahead of iOS 10 release

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 3, 2016

First announced at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June, a pair of forthcoming music discovery features went live on Apple Music this past Friday for iOS 10 beta testers.

Rechristened from “Discovery Mix” to “My New Music Mix” and available through the For You section of the Music app on iOS 10, this new curated playlist suggests tunes based on your previously played music.

As a bonus, you also get another personally curated playlist—“My Favorites Mix”. These two auto-updated playlists should take the pain out of discovering new artists and music from Apple Music’s vast content library, as first reported on by AppleInsider. Read More