Onion is a new tweak that simplifies the Control Center interface

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 23, 2017

Minimalists who love using their jailbreaks to shed off unnecessary layers of their iPhone and/or iPad’s UI to leave a lighter footprint may find themselves liking a new free jailbreak tweak release called onion by candoizo.

This tweak is designed to give Control Center both a simpler and sleeker look by removing one of the background layers from the interface. Read More

 

Daily Deals: $10 or less iTunes movies, $600 Dell 34″ curved monitor, and more

By Cody Lee on Feb 22, 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

 

17 months later, Gmail gains a single 3D Touch shortcut

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 22, 2017

Google today refreshed its mobile Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch on App Store, adding very limited 3D Touch support nearly a year and a half after Apple first brought pressure sensing to iPhone’s display with the September 2015 release of iPhone 6s.

Owners of the iPhone 6s/7 series can now press Gmail’s icon to quickly compose a message, but that’s about it. Thank you, Google, but seriously?

In my view, Google doesn’t really have a clue how to properly build 3D Touch gestures into Gmail in a manner that would save users time and boost their productivity.

The app still lacks Peek and Pop gestures., but we’ll get those next year, right? Read More

 

You can now share multiple photos and videos in one Instagram post

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 22, 2017

Photo-sharing service Instagram announced today that users are now able to share up to ten photos and videos in a single post and swipe through to see them all. Such multi-item posts are presented inline in your feed in a carousel format that displays only the first item of the post.

The first photo or video shows a new icon, denoting there’s more to see. Simply swipe to reveal additional media.

You can adjust the order in which your photos and videos appear, edit them one by one or apply a filter to everything at once. Instagram 10.9 for iOS is required for this functionality. Read More

 

iOS 10 now powers 79% of active devices, Android Nougat’s adoption barely 1%

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 22, 2017

iOS 10 now powers nearly eight out of ten active devices—less than six months since officially releasing to the public in September of last year, as measured by App Store on February 20, 2017.

To be precise—iOS 10 now powers 79 percent of active iPhone, iPad and iPod touch device out there, representing a three-point increase over iOS 10’s adoption rate of 76 percent recorded 48 days ago on January 5, 2017.

Contrast the rapid pace of iOS adoption to Google, whose latest and greatest version of Android is currently found on less than one percent of active devices. Over and over again, Google’s lack of control over hardware and other factors are hurting its ability to deploy the latest Android features to its customers. Read More

 

Phone Tools allows you to customize the UI of your Phone app

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 22, 2017

With a new free toolbox-like jailbreak tweak called Phone Tools by Justin Petkovic, you can customize your Phone app’s user interface to your liking by disabling and/or removing the features you could care less about. Read More

 

Report: U.S. iPhone users spent an average of $40 on apps last year

By Cody Lee on Feb 21, 2017

iPhone owners in the United States spent an average of $40 on apps last year, reports analytics firm Sensor Tower. That number includes both premium and in-app purchases, and it represents a $5 increase from 2015.

Unsurprisingly, most of that money is going to games. Sensor Tower says more than 80% of US App Store revenue in 2016 came from games, and it shows on the device level—users spent an average of $27 on games. Read More

 

How to browse videos in fullscreen mode on YouTube for iPhone

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 21, 2017

Google’s YouTube app provides many obvious shortcuts and not-so-obvious ones that are hidden from plain sight. For example, you can stop “Up Next” videos from autoplaying or skip forward and back ten seconds to catch something you missed by double-tapping on either side of the video player.

In today’s brief tutorial, you’ll learn how to browse other clips in YouTube’s fullscreen mode without interrupting the currently playing video. Read More

 

Foxconn temporarily halts operations at many iPhone production lines

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 21, 2017

DigiTimes said Tuesday that contract manufacturer Foxconn Electronics, also known as Hon Hai Precision Industry, has temporarily halted manufacturing operations at “many iPhone production lines” and shifted workers to other production facilities because shipments of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are now past their peak level. Read More

 

Alto’s Odyssey is coming this summer, here’s your teaser trailer

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 21, 2017

The award-winning endless snowboard odyssey, Alto’s Adventure, turned two yesterday. Today, Alto’s developer Snowman gave us a first look at the game’s official sequel, Alto’s Odyssey. In Odyssey, players are challenged to discover the secrets of the endless desert.

By the way, they’re commemorating the Alto’s Adventure anniversary by bringing the game’s price down from $4.99 to just $1.99, ending today. Alto’s Odyssey is coming in summer 2017 and we’ll be sure to update you as more information becomes available.

In the meantime, be sure to watch a teaser trailer for subtle hints about game mechanics, crisp graphics and flawless execution. Read More