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

 

Aloha Browser, ChalkStory, Hash and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Sep 3, 2016

If you’re at all looking forward to Apple’s big event next week, this weekend is going to go by extremely slowly. But never fear, iDB is here. We’ve put together a great list of apps and games for you to check out over the next few days that will help you pass the time, and take your mind off that shiny new iPhone. Read More

 

Daily Deals: HP 34-inch display $700, Blade Nano quadcopter $60, and more

By Cody Lee on Sep 2, 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

 

Daily Deals: 55-inch curved TV $698, 12.9-inch cellular iPad Pro $630, and more

By Cody Lee on Sep 1, 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

 

“Hey Siri, call Sébastien on Skype”

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 1, 2016

Apple’s made a rare move of publishing multiple blog posts to whet our appetite for Siri’s upcoming third-party integration on iOS 10. We already detailed how Siri will work with popular messaging/payments apps and allow you to search photos inside third-party apps like Pinterest, just by using your voice.

Now, we take a closer look at how Apple’s personal digital assistant can interact with VoIP apps like Skype, Vonage and others. Read More

 

Apple’s free app of the week: Noodles!

By Cody Lee on Sep 1, 2016

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with the game Noodles!. This means from now through next Thursday, you’ll be able to pick up the addictive puzzler for free for both iPhone and iPad, a solid savings of $2.

For those who aren’t familiar with it, Noodles! is a strategic game in which you must connect tube-like objects to create a desired shape. Your score depends on how fast you can solve the level, and it gets more complex as you progress. Read More

 

Apple previews photo-search capabilities coming to iOS 10 via Siri app integration

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 1, 2016

iOS 10 marks the first time Apple has allowed other people’s apps to integrate with Siri. The following app categories are permitted to take advantage of the new SiriKit in iOS 10: ride hailing, messaging, photo search, mobile payments, VoIP and workout apps.

The company already detailed Siri integration in popular messaging and payments apps and now a new blog post shows you how Siri can find photos inside apps like Pinterest, Vogue and more. Read More

 

Apple to impose 50-character limit on app names, remove poorly maintained apps

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 1, 2016

Apple just sent an email blast to its registered developers to inform them that it’s implementing two suggestions from the developer community starting September 7, 2016, the same day the iPhone 7 event is scheduled to take place. The first concerns “abandoned” apps that no longer function as advertised and the other deals with funny tricks some developers resort to in an effort to game the system. Read More

 

Facebook Messenger picks up live-streaming feature, called Instant Video

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 1, 2016

Facebook today announced a new live-streaming feature on the mobile Messenger app, dubbed “Instant Video”. Similar to the live-streaming feature built into the mobile Facebook app, Instant Video allows you to start streaming live video with a friend on Messenger by tapping a new button found in chat windows. The video streams in a small window so that you can continue chatting while streaming. Read More

 

Apple shares examples of Siri’s third-party app integration on iOS 10

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 1, 2016

Following first hands-on demonstrations of Siri’s app integration that select developers gave to The Wall Street Journal’s Nathan Olivarez-Giles last week, Apple on Thursday published an article of its own to share more details regarding Siri integrations for payments, messaging apps and more.

As a quick backgrounder, Siri on iOS 10 will work with your apps thanks to Apple’s new SiriKit framework which was designed to help developers integrate Siri functionality into their own apps. Read More

 

Plex can now record free over-the-air and cable broadcasts using HDHomeRun devices

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 1, 2016

Available today as a beta release for Plex Pass subscribers, a new DVR feature allows Plex users to record both free over-the-air shows and cable broadcasts using their own digital antenna and HDHomeRun devices from Silicon Dust. As a bonus, it also supports non-DRM CableCARD channels on the HDHomeRun PRIME network attached digital tuner. This is a great feature addition that will put more television into your Plex-powered media center.

Plex is available for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV, as well as for the Mac, Windows, Linux and a host of other media-streamers and other devices and platforms. Read More

 

Google brings full RAW support and new face-editing tools to Snapseed for iOS

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 1, 2016

Google has brought full RAW support to Snapseed, allowing people who are serious about their iPhone photography to edit images saved in the professional RAW file format on their iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. As its name suggests, RAW stores original image data as captured by the camera’s sensor, without any post-processing. Snapseed 2.9 for iOS also includes user interface improvements, bug fixes, a new face-editing tools and other improvements. Read More

 

Daily Deals: Samsung Gear VR $60, 16GB iPad mini 2 $200, and more

By Cody Lee on Aug 31, 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

 

Want to get rid of ads on CBS All Access? That’ll be an extra $4 per month

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 31, 2016

CBS’s over-the-top streaming services, All Access, is available on wide variety of platforms including the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and more. Subscriptions are priced at $5.99 per month, but now you can pay an extra $4 per month for a commercial-free experience, the broadcaster announced Wednesday. Read More

 

Instagram gains pinch-zoom on photos and videos, a new button to improve low-light shots

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 31, 2016

Instagram today announced that users of its free of charge iPhone app can now use the familiar pinch-zoom gesture to zoom in on photos—and videos—found in their feed and elsewhere in the app. I’ve long craved for this feature: in fact, I’ve been using iOS’s system-wide Zoom feature to get a closer look at photos in the Instagram app that interest me. Just yesterday, Instagram pushed another update which brings out a new low-light button for its built-in camera. Read More

 

First hands-on demo of Siri’s app integration doesn’t disappoint

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 31, 2016

Capabilities of SiriKit, a new iOS 10 framework that lets third-party apps work with Siri, were on full display in the first hands-on demonstration given to Nathan Olivarez-Giles of the Wall Street Journal. In addition to extending Siri’s support for messaging, photo search and phone calls to more apps, SiriKit also adds support for new services, including ride booking and personal payments.

Nathan was pretty impressed with the usefulness of Siri’s app integration on iOS 10, calling it a “long-overdue” enhancement that will make Apple’s personal digital assistant “more useful in everyday life” than it’s ever been. Read More

 

How to create your own Geofilters for Snapchat

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 30, 2016

Snapchat’s Geofilters, special overlays that communicate the “where and when” of a Snap, can be quite useful—you can apply one to a Snap before sending it to a friend, or add it to your Story.

Today, Snapchat released a brand new web tool that lets you make custom On-Demand Geofilters using your own graphics or pre-made templates costing as little as $5 for a party in a small geographic area, no image editing software required.

You can customize your own Geofilters with the color palate and the text of your choosing. Once published, guests see your Geofilter when they post Snaps during your event. In this brief step-by-step tutorial, we’re going to guide you through the process of creating your own Geofilter using Snapchat’s new browser-based web tool. Read More

 

Daily Deals: $300 off MacBook Pro, $90 off Mini Jambox speaker, and more

By Cody Lee on Aug 30, 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

 

Snapchat’s sweet new update makes a handful of things a tad easier

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 30, 2016

A brand new version of Snapchat is now available in the App Store on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It’s a point update but don’t let that fool you as it makes a handful of things a bit easier. For starters, you can now finally preview a person’s public Stories without adding them as a friend. Before today, you had to add a contact as your friend to view their Stories so just this nice improvement alone could go a long way toward helping us discover new accounts and content on Snapchat a bit more easily than before. Read More

 
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