RecentCalls+ brings a slew of improvements to the Recents list in the Phone app

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 15, 2017

Apple improved the Phone app extensively in iOS 10 by including a new API that third-party developers can use to integrate their App Store apps with calling functionality into it, such as those like Skype or WhatsApp, just to name a couple.

On the other hand, there’s still more that can be done to improve the Phone app, and a new jailbreak tweak release by Olxios&Nico called RecentCalls+ is a step in the right direction. Read More

 

MusicMark saves your place in the Music app when you respring or force-quit the app

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 15, 2017

When you’re in the middle of listening to media via Apple’s Music app and you end up having to force-quit the app or respring your device for any reason, you’ll notice that the app never remembers your place in the song when you get the Music app up and running again.

A new free jailbreak tweak called MusicMark by iOS developer Tony Kraft fixes this by forcing the Music app to remember your place in a song whenever you respring or force-quit the Music app, effectively allowing you to resume where you left off. Read More

 

Daily Deals: $60 Logitech MX Master mouse, $200 GoPro HERO4, and more

By Cody Lee on Feb 14, 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 stock surges to its highest price ever amid growing optimism over iPhone 8

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 14, 2017

Apple is breaking records—the company’s stock price has surged to an all-time intraday high, trading as high as $134.88 today and having surpassed the previous all-time intraday high of $134.54 set on April 28, 2015. The current stock price gives the Cupertino company a market capitalization of nearly $710 billion, the largest market valuation for a publicly traded American company.

According to MarketWatch, just yesterday the stock had closed at a record $133.00, passing the previous record set two years earlier. Read More

 

Watch Apple’s Brazilian Carnaval-themed video showcasing Portrait mode on iPhone 7 Plus

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 14, 2017

Following a pair of iPhone 7 Plus ads showcasing the depth of field shooting mode made possible by the dual-lens camera on iPhone 7 Plus, Apple shared another video on its Brazilian YouTube channel

First spotted by local blog Blogdoiphone, the video runs one minute and thirty seconds long and serves as the celebration of the Brazillian Carnaval festivities. Read More

 

DigiTimes: iPhone 8 will sport glass chassis, 4.7″ iPhone 7s to continue using aluminum body

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 14, 2017

Apple is widely expected to release three new iPhones this year: the largely iterative 4.7-inch iPhone 7s and 5.5-inch iPhone 7s Plus upgrades and an all-new premium handset model with a wraparound OLED display measuring 5.8 inches diagonally (with an active display area between 5.1 and 5.2 inches).

According to Taiwanese trade publication DigiTimes on Tuesday, only the flagship iPhone 8 model will feature a brand new industrial design with an all-glass chassis while the 4.7-inch phone should continue using an aluminum-alloy chassis like prior iPhones. Read More

 

Trading and real-time player battles coming soon to Pokémon GO

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 14, 2017

Two key features missing from the initial Pokémon GO release—trading and real-time player battles—are coming soon to Pokémon GO by way of a future update, developer Niantic Labs told WayPoint in a recent interview. Niantic CEO John Hanke said that the team is working on bringing additional features and more depth to the augmented reality game, including the long-awaited Pokémon trading and player vs. player battles in real time. Read More

 

This tweak prevents Spotify radio stations from playing songs you’ve Liked in the past

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 14, 2017

Anyone who uses Spotify to listen to their favorite music might be able to benefit from a new free jailbreak tweak called SpotStationNoLikedSongsPlz by HiDaN, as it helps to diversify what you hear on a regular basis from Spotify-based radio stations.

It’s intended to work in tandem with the free Spotify Music app by preventing the radio stations in the app from queuing songs that you’ve already liked in the past. Read More

 

Daily Deals: $13 Apple Watch band, $140 Garmin GPS watch, and more

By Cody Lee on Feb 13, 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 shares new ads highlighting Portrait mode on iPhone 7 Plus

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 13, 2017

Apple this morning shared a pair of new commercials through its official YouTube channel. Titled “Creek” and “Soul Mate,” the 30-second videos focus on depth of field photography made possible by the dual-lens system on iPhone 7 Plus and the accompanying Portrait shooting mode in the stock Camera application.

Be sure to watch the new ads and tell us how you liked them in comments. Read More

 
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