Here’s everything Samsung unveiled today

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 29, 2017

Wednesday, Samsung fired the first salvo against Apple’s upcoming iPhone 8 with the official introduction of its Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ smartphones at media events in New York’s Lincoln Center and London’s Olympic Park.

But the South Korean conglomerate didn’t stop there: they announced a 4K-capable 360-degree camera and other accessories, including a docking station that lets you connect your new Galaxy to an external display and wireless or wired keyboard and/or mouse to use it as an Android-driven computer with a desktop-like interface.

Without further ado, here’s a quick recap of everything Samsung announced today. Read More

 

Daily Deals: $40 Sony Bluetooth headphones, $10 DreamWorks movies, and more

By Cody Lee on Mar 29, 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 starts rejecting submissions with pricing info in app titles, screenshots & more

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 29, 2017

Apple’s rules have always prohibited developers from spicing up their screenshots on App Store with annoying marketing messages although a quick glance at App Store pages reveals the firm hasn’t been enforcing that particular rule. But things are now changing, for the better.

As first reported by VentureBeat, the Cupertino firm has began rejecting submissions that promote pricing like ”Free” in app titles/ icons and on App Store screenshots/previews. Read More

 

Silly rumor claims iPhone 8 will feature vertical dual-cameras and Touch ID on the back

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 29, 2017

iDropNews, a blog without a proven track record, is claiming that Apple will move its Touch ID fingerprint reader to the back of iPhone 8. Citing an unnamed source who allegedly spoke privately with a Foxconn employee, the blog made other bold claims, saying iPhone 8 would come outfitted with vertical cameras, while reiterating some of the previously mentioned features, including “iPhone Edition” branding. Read More

 

The best jailbreak tweaks for the Messages app

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 29, 2017

The Yalu iOS 10 jailbreak has been around for a few months now, and since developers have had ample time to launch some amazing tweaks for Apple’s latest jailbreakable firmware, it would only make sense to follow up with a series of  themed recaps.

In this piece, we’ll discuss (in our opinion) the best jailbreak tweaks for the Messages app since the iOS 10 jailbreak was conceived. Read More

 

Get an edge-to-edge Control Center interface in iOS 10 with NoCCFloating

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 29, 2017

Control Center came with quite a drastic UI change after iOS 10. It used to be a much fuller interface and it didn’t appear as a floating window in the middle of the screen like it does now.

If you preferred how it looked in iOS 9 and earlier compared to the way it looks now, then a new free jailbreak tweak called CCNoFloating by Pax Cex can help cure your nostalgia. Read More

 

How to change your Instagram username

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 29, 2017

Like with many social media services, Instagram lets you change your username at will. Your username is what everyone sees when viewing your account, and it’s also what you use to log in from the web or the mobile app.

You might want to change your username whenever a better one comes to mind or when you desire to change the way you present yourself to the world. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can change your Instagram username on demand. Read More

 

Daily Deals: $120 GoPro Hero Session, $5 iTunes movies, and more

By Cody Lee on Mar 28, 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

 

Facebook adds Snapchat-style effects and auto vanishing Stories to its mainland app

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 28, 2017

As expected, Facebook on Tuesday announced that the camera feature in its mobile app for iPhone and iPad has been totally revamped with Snapchat-style filters and effects. Yes, they also added auto-vanishing Stories. Facebook’s already cloned these Snapchat-esque features on the Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger apps, all of which include similar creative tools for your photos and videos. Read More

 

A closer look at iOS 10.3’s streamlined App Store ratings and reviews capabilities

By Christian Zibreg on Mar 28, 2017

Following yesterday’s OS update bonanza, Apple shared some additional details pertaining to iOS 10.3’s new ratings and reviews capabilities that are available to developers.

As previously noted, iOS 10.3 is changing how reviews and feedback are handled within apps.

Rather than inundate users with endless prompts seeking feedback, like before, developers now have a new StoreKit API on iOS 10.3 at their disposal.

First and foremost, the StoreKit APIs allow users to provide ratings and reviews without leaving the app they’re in. Developers simply choose when they’d like to prompt the user and identify places in their app where it makes sense to ask for feedback, and the system takes care of the rest. Read More

 
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