Twitter expands beta testing program to iOS

By Cody Lee on Jun 11, 2015

Twitter has expanded its beta testing program to iOS, according to TechCrunch. The social network confirmed to the publication that it recently launched a new “Twitter for iOS Experiments Program,” which will allow some users to test experimental features ahead of public release.

The new program works very similar to its Android sibling, which launched in 2013. Select users will receive a pop-up notification at the top of their Twitter feed in the iPhone app that asks if they would like to participate in “Experiments” to help test out bug fixes and new features. Read More

 

Foxconn looking to open first iPhone manufacturing plant in India

By Cody Lee on Jun 11, 2015

Apple’s high profile manufacturing partner Foxconn Technology is in talks with government officials to build iPhones in India, reports Reuters. An Industries Minister told the publication that “Foxconn is sending a delegation of their officers to scout for locations in a month’s time.”

Altogether the Taiwanese-based tech giant, which is the world’s larger contract maker of electronics, is aiming to develop 10-12 facilities in India, including factories and data centers. No additional details regarding the plans were given, but Reuters says the goal is to be done by 2020. Read More

 

Twitterrific adds support for Quoted Tweets, emoji and quick replies on Apple Watch and more

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 11, 2015

Twitterrific 5 for iOS now supports Twitter’s Quoted Tweets format which was announced two months ago. Additionally, The Iconfactory’s freemium Twitter client for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple Watch has picked up half a dozen improvements and feature additions in the latest update, including settings options to display the tab bar at the bottom of the screen instead top of screen.

You can now display a timeline of your own recent tweets, marvel at revamped in-app alerts and—crucially—reply with emoji and canned responses right from your wrist. Read More

 

iMessage crashing bug fixed in iOS 8.4 beta 4

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 11, 2015

An annoying bug that crashes your iPhone after a specific string of symbols and Arabic characters is received through iMessage or SMS from another party has been fixed in iOS 8.4 beta 4, as first reported by Italian blog HDBlog.it. The beta software was seeded to registered Apple developers two days ago. The iMessage crashing bug is tied to how iOS banner notifications process Unicode text.

Apple has offered a temporary bandaid solution of sorts until a proper fix is delivered. iDownloadBlog has posted a few potential fixes of its own, too. That being said, the iOS 8.4 software update will squash this pesky bug for everyone when it arrives on June 30. Read More

 

This accessory is a Home button for your car

By iDB Deals on Jun 11, 2015

This cool accessory puts the power of your iPhone’s voice command system at your fingertips, for whenever it is out of reach. It can be yours for $23, that’s a savings of 42% off the list price. Read More

 

Creators of Bastion release Transistor for iOS, a premium sci-fi action RPG like no other

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 11, 2015

Every once in a while, a high-quality role-playing game which appeals to the masses comes along. This time around, the name of such a game is Transistor, a premium science fiction action RPG for the iPhone and iPad created by Supergiant Games, the team behind Bastion.

Featuring the vibrant presentation and deep combat system it’s known for, Transistor utilizes an isometric point of view where you control the character Red as she travels through a series of locations, battling enemies in both real-time combat and a frozen turn-based planning mode. Read More

 

Angry Birds Fight! arrives worldwide: challenge others to real-time puzzle battles

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 11, 2015

For those wondering, Rovio Mobile isn’t done with its Angry Birds franchise yet. Quite the contrary, the Espoo, Finland headquartered developer, publisher and distributor of video games is now known as Rovio Entertainment Ltd. to reflect its broadened scope on entertainment in general.

Thursday, Rovio added another Angry Birds game to its roster. Called Angry Birds Fight! and releasing worldwide today following a recent soft-launch in Japan, it’s basically a match-3 frenzy that challenges you to join some pretty crazy real-time battles of strategic, bird swapping agility with other players. Read More

 

djay 2 introduces Force Touch trackpad support, automatic transitions on Apple Watch and more

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 11, 2015

German developer Algoriddim has refreshed its award-winning mixing and scratching application for DJs with support for force-sensing technology on Mac notebooks outfitted with Force Touch trackpad, tighter Apple Watch integration and many other perks mentioned below. In addition, djay 2 for iPhone and djay 2 for Mac both received support for the Reloop Beatpad 2 MIDI controller. Read More

 

App Recap: notable discounts, updates and releases for June 10

By Cody Lee on Jun 10, 2015

The App Recap is iDB’s daily roundup of notable news from the wonderful world of iOS software. Below you’ll find a list of discounts, updates and new releases we think are worth checking out. Today’s picks include some great deals on games like Hardboiled and apps like Cycloramic.

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How to downgrade iOS 9 beta to iOS 8.3

By Jeff Benjamin on Jun 10, 2015

Although it’s not currently possible to downgrade watchOS 2 back to watchOS 1.01, I’m happy to report that iOS 9 beta 1 can be downgraded back to iOS 8.3 if you so desire.

Upgraded to iOS 9 and now regret it? Apple indicates that it’s not possible to downgrade an iOS beta firmware, but thankfully, that’s never been exactly true. In this video tutorial, we’ll show you how easy it is to downgrade your iOS 9 device in mere minutes. Read More

 

iOS 9 code hints at iPhones with a supercharged FaceTime camera

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 10, 2015

Developer Hamza Sood has discovered some rather interesting code strings in the iOS 9 software development kit (SDK) potentially pointing to an impressive front-facing camera upgrade on future iPhone models.

While the iPhone has become the de facto the most popular camera in the world, many Android handsets have far better cameras out the front for taking selfies. But that could change soon as code strings point to a future FaceTime camera upgrade delivering video-shooting capabilities in full HD 1080p resolution, Slow-Mo video capture at 240 frames per second and more. Read More

 

Flaw in Mail for iPhone and iPad can be used to hijack your iCloud password

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 10, 2015

A serious bug in Apple’s stock Mail application for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad permits attackers to fool users into providing their iCloud credentials.

Such phishing attacks can be devastating as iCloud increasingly becomes home for our digital life in the Apple universe, including our photo libraries, notes, contacts and other personal data.

The scam takes advantage of an exploit in the Mail application that makes it easy to deliver convincing-looking pop-ups resembling iCloud password prompts through a simple email message, The Register reported Wednesday.

While such emails look like they’re coming from a real company, they’re spoofed and once an unsuspecting user opens them on their iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS 8.3, the operating system will execute malicious HTML content embedded inside. Read More

 

GM announces CarPlay support for 2016 Cadillac models

By Cody Lee on Jun 9, 2015

General Motors announced today that 2016 model year products from its luxury car division Cadillac will feature enhanced connectivity and control thanks to the addition of CarPlay and Android Auto. The move is part of a broader enhancement to CUE, Cadillac’s infotainment/user experience portal.

GM says that CarPlay will debut in all 2016 Cadillac models that feature CUE’s 8-in multitouch screen expect the SRX Crossover vehicle. Production on 2016 models will begin this summer, except for the SRX, which is moving to an all-new generation in early 2016. Android Auto will debut in late 2016. Read More

 

Vine updated with new search feature for finding and discovering videos

By Cody Lee on Jun 9, 2015

Twitter updated its 6-second video sharing app Vine today, bringing the iOS client to version 3.4. The change log only includes a single item, but it’s a significant one for users who have ever had trouble tracking down a clip: proper search.

Since its inception, or close to it, users have been able to search Vine for users and hashtags, but this returned extremely limited results, and made it nearly impossible to discover or track down older, popular videos. But that changes today. Read More

 

How to send any place in Google Maps from your desktop to iPhone, iPod touch or iPad

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 9, 2015

Google’s native Maps application for the iPhone and iPad now includes a handy option to send a place you search for on desktop to your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. Before you can use this handy feature, you must update to Google Maps 4.7 for iOS or later, and enable this option in settings. In this post, I’m going to teach you how to set up and use this feature so you can easily send any place from Google Maps on your desktop to your iOS device. Read More

 

New iOS 9 features Apple didn’t mention today

By Cody Lee on Jun 8, 2015

During Apple’s WWDC keynote this morning, it offered up a preview of iOS 9. It discussed a number of major new features in the upcoming OS update, including a smarter Siri, improved Maps and better battery life.

But as usual, there are a number of new features in iOS 9 that Apple didn’t really talk about today. The slide you see above gives you an idea of what some of those features might be. Read More

 

The big keyboard refinements in iOS 9

By Timothy Reavis on Jun 8, 2015

During its WWDC presentation today, Apple introduced several new enhancements for its keyboard in iOS on iPhone and iPad. These changes include a redesigned shift key for distinguishing capital letters, lowercase, and caps lock. Additionally, key lettering now switches between upper and lowercase depending on which variation of a letter will be typed, which is another tool Apple is using to more clearly define what letter case mode the shift key is in, and adds ShowCase to the list of jailbreak tweaks Apple has turned into stock features with iOS 9.

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iOS 9 includes a standalone iCloud Drive app

By Cody Lee on Jun 8, 2015

Since Apple’s WWDC keynote ended a few hours ago, we’ve installed the iOS 9 beta and begun digging for new stuff. Apple previewed a handful of the software’s features at the event, but as usual, there are a number of additions and improvements it didn’t talk about.

One of those features is a standalone iCloud Drive app. It’s not immediately apparent, but while launching an app we received a pop-up asking us if we wanted to install it. We were also able to access it via the Settings app iCloud > iCloud Drive > Show on Home Screen. Read More

 

Apple reveals new ‘Move to iOS’ app for Android switchers

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 8, 2015

To make life easier for people looking to switch to an iPhone and iOS 9 over from an Android device, Apple will be providing a dedicated iPhone and iPad application called ‘Move to iOS’.

Yet to be released in the App Store, Move to iOS was designed to simplify the process of transferring user data securely from an Android phone or tablet to a new iPhone or iPad. Read More

 

Apple Music available on June 30 for $9.99/month with 3-month free trial

By Cody Lee on Jun 8, 2015

Apple rounded up its WWDC 2015 keynote with a ‘one more thing’ announcement for Apple Music. The service will incorporate streaming music, 24/7 radio stations, and a new ‘Connect’ feature that will allow musicians to connect with their fans.

For those excited to try out the service, Apple says that it will be available on June 30th. As run-up reports predicted, it’ll come with a 3-month free trial and cost $9.99 per month after that. There will also be a family plan for multiple users, for $14.99 per month. Read More

 
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