Rumor: four new iPad Pros, 128GB iPhone SE and iPhone 7 in Red to be unveiled next month

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 20, 2017

Fairly reliable website Mac Otakara is reporting that Apple will be holding a media event next month to announce hardware updates for several of its popular products. Wondering what’s on tap for a refresh? According to the Japanese publication, Apple will add a new 128-gigabyte iPhone SE model to the existing 16GB and 64GB capacities.

In addition, we should also see the previously rumored Red model of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus and four new iPad Pro models introduced at the event. Read More

 

Distil Union’s Wally Ether wallet case provides credit card storage on a budget

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 20, 2017

With leather wallet iPhone cases being a hot commodity, we’ve recently shown you several from brand names. Another little-known contender in the market is Distil Union, a company that integrates their unique quick-release technology into the card slot of their cases.

In this review, we’ll be showing you the Distil Union Wally Ether for the iPhone 7 Plus. It’s a wallet case alternative with stitched leather flavor that has been designed for minimalists who need to carry a card or two on them anywhere they go. Read More

 

CCWallCustomizer lets you change your Control Center background

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 20, 2017

With a new free jailbreak tweak called CCWallCustomizer by iKilledAppl3, you can change the background of your Control Center interface on iOS 10.

The tweak can use any image you choose from your Photo Library as the source for your background. You can easily save any image you want from the web or snap your own pictures with the Camera to be used. Read More

 

PerfectFit automatically resizes ‘outdated’ apps to support newer iPhone resolutions

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 20, 2017

Every so often you might come across an app you need from the App Store where the developer hasn’t even bothered to update the interface for the latest iPhone resolutions. In most cases, this means they’re still designed to work on the iPhone 4s resolution or earlier, and this leaves unsightly black bars at the top and bottom of the app.

As frustrating as this is, Apple still allows the apps to run (not for much longer), but they just won’t look as nice. A new free jailbreak tweak called PerfectFit by Tony Kraft can force these apps to run at a much more native-feeling resolution so they look better too. Read More

 

Sonus is a highly customizable volume HUD replacement for iPhone and iPad

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 19, 2017

The volume HUD in iOS has always left a lot to be desired; it pops up in the center of the screen and then seemingly lingers for an eternity, all while getting in the way of everything, whether you’re watching videos, looking at photos, browsing the web, or doing anything else while trying to change your device’s volume level.

A new jailbreak tweak called Sonus by ubik is just one of many attempts to make the volume HUD better in iOS, and unlike much of the competition out there, it has a lot of options that you can take advantage of to deck out the tweak and make it look and feel the way you want it to. Read More

 

TranslucentMessages makes the iOS 10 Messages app translucent with stunning blur effects

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 18, 2017

Your iPhone is a tool of communication, so you might spend a lot of your time lurking in the Messages app. As you know, it’s just as dull as almost every other stock app on your device; plain and white. Since you spend so much time in the app, why not give it a makeover that could make you enjoy using it even more?

That’s where a new free jailbreak tweak called TranslucentMessages by AppleBetas comes in handy, as it takes what is otherwise a boring UI and gives it some fancy translucent visuals. Read More

 

This tweak will let you force cellular network connections when launching certain apps

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 18, 2017

When you’re constantly around Wi-Fi networks that block access to certain sites and apps, such as those in educational institutions, you might need to use cellular data to bypass these blocks. The only problem is, you typically have to go through the trouble of turning Wi-Fi off manually, which can be a pain.

That’s the idea behind a new free jailbreak tweak called NoWifiWhenRunThisPlz by HiDan, which lets you configure the apps you want to force cellular usage on, rather than Wi-Fi, when launched. Read More

 

Crawlies, Cleanfox, TwIM and other apps to check out this weekend

By Cody Lee on Feb 18, 2017

This week’s edition of our Apps of the Week roundup features some great selections including a creepy-crawler sticker pack, an environmentally-conscious email inbox manager, and a sharp new Twitter DM client. Plus, as usual, we’ve picked out 2 great new games for you to check out. Read More

 

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

 
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