NoClose prevents you from accidentally force-quitting apps that are currently playing media

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 18, 2017

Sometimes when force-quitting apps from your App Switcher, you end up closing an app that’s playing media in the background by accident. This forces you to re-open the app and re-play the song you were just listening to from the beginning… all over again.

If you do this quite often, then you probably have App Switcher OCD and are clearing your App Switcher more often than you need to, but that’s beside the point; a new free jailbreak tweak called NoClose by Skylerk99 can help prevent you from accidentally force-quitting apps that are playing media in the background by prompting you beforehand. Read More

 

Daily Deals: $210 Dyson V6 vacuum, $25 iTunes movie bundles, and more

By Cody Lee on Feb 17, 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’s dedicated search app gains filters for local results, Gboard & enhanced AMP support

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 17, 2017

Google’s dedicated search app was updated this morning on App Store with a trio of nice-to-haves. For starters, you can now easily filter your local search results for museums, coffee shops, restaurants and other places of interest. With an expanded support for Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP), more webpages will now load instantly within the app. AMP-optimized webpages are denoted on search results with a lightning bolt icon. Lastly, you can now use Google’s gesture-driven Gboard keyboard in the mobile search app. Read More

 

New Apple ads continue positioning iPad Pro as being better than a computer

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 17, 2017

Apple today published four new ads on its YouTube channel that continue to position its iPad Pro tablet as being better than a computer. The four new commercials, running sixteen seconds each, use the tagline “Real Problems… Answered” and appear to be based on typical PC user tweets.

The videos promote the tablet as a device that’s free of wires, immune to viruses, faster than most laptops and able to run Microsoft Office apps and connect to fast LTE cellular networks.

Give the new ads a quick watch, then meet us in comments. Read More

 

Pokémon GO gains 80+ new creatures and a bunch of new features in latest update

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 17, 2017

Pokémon GO developer Niantic Labs announced two days ago that an upcoming update would bring over eighty new Pokémon and other new features to the popular augmented reality game. Yesterday, the developer said that the new Pokémon GO 1.27.2 update containing those perks began rolling out.

It’s a staggered release so you might need to wait a little bit longer if it’s not live on your local App Store yet. Here’s everything new in Pokémon GO 1.27.2 for iOS. Read More

 

MessageFilter: blacklist and whitelist words for specific conversations

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 17, 2017

If you have all kinds of contacts on your iPhone or iPad, ranging from friends and family, to significant others, to business partners and bosses, then you have a responsibility to take extra care to ensure your messages never go to the wrong person.

Helping to prevent sending messages that are intended specifically for certain people to the wrong person is a new free jailbreak tweak called MessageFilter by Frozen Penguin. It works by allowing you to set up a special blacklist and whitelist system to manage where certain kinds of messages are allowed to be sent. Read More

 

PassButtonStyle allows you customize your passcode buttons look

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 17, 2017

Most modern Apple mobile devices are Touch ID-enabled and rarely get any passcode button screen time at all; nevertheless, any time your Touch ID sensor decides not to work correctly, or when rebooting your device, you will be introduced to it from time to time.

For those who see the passcode input screen more than others, a new free jailbreak tweak called PassButtonStyle by developer CydiaGeek will let you customize the appearance of your passcode buttons. Read More

 

Mitsuha adds a wave animation to the Now Playing screen in the iOS 9 Music app

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 17, 2017

Although many people are using the Yalu iOS 10 jailbreak these days, some remained on iOS 9.3.3 with the Pangu jailbreak. If you’re one of these people, then you’ll be happy to know that developers are still making tweaks specifically for your firmware.

A new free jailbreak tweak called Mitsuha by c0ldra1n is just one example, and this tweak will improve the look and feel of your Music app by providing a sleek ‘Jell-O’ wave effect in the Now Playing interface any time music is playing. Read More

 

Daily Deals: $20 Tom Clancy games, $70 UE Roll 2 speaker, and more

By Cody Lee on Feb 16, 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

 

Apple’s free app of the week: Green Riding Hood

By Cody Lee on Feb 16, 2017

Apple on Thursday updated its App of the Week promotion with the app Green Riding Hood. This means that for the next 7 days, you’ll be able to pick up this popular title for free on both iPhone and iPad—a nice savings of $3.

Green Riding Hood is an interactive storybook aimed at helping children develop healthy habits. It’s chock-full of beautiful graphics, fun-to-play mini games, and amusing storyline that puts a modern twist on the classic fairytale. Read More

 
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