​Setapp lets you rent 60+ Mac apps for a flat monthly fee – try it for free [sponsored]

By iDB Staff on Feb 9, 2017

MacPaw recently launched a subscription service for popular Mac indie apps, called Setapp. Describes as an “unstore” alternative to Mac App Store, Setapp is more like Netflix for software where you pay a flat monthly fee of $9.99 for full access to a growing list of 60+ Mac apps like RapidWeaver, Marked 2, Ulysses, iMazing, iStat Menus, Toast Titanium, CodeRunner, Blogo, Pagico and more.

Every app offered through Setapp is free of advertising and In-App Purchases and you get instant unlimited access to their latest versions and any updates. Even if you loathe subscriptions, Setapp’s free trial lets you try each and every app offered in the set for an entire month, without any restrictions and completely free of charge. Read More


How to track your child’s iPhone with MobiPast [sponsored]

By Sébastien Page on Jun 4, 2014

Although iOS offers some features that help you restrict what a child can or cannot do on his iPhone, there is still no simple way to closely monitor their texts messages, phone calls, Facebook and WhatsApp conversations and more.

This is exactly what MobiPast can provide: a simple and efficient way to track what your child does on his iPhone (or other device), making sure he doesn’t cross the lines and potentially puts himself at risk. This is a method that definitely raises privacy concerns, but you can’t argue that privacy comes second when it comes to the safety of your kids.

For this to work, both the monitored and monitoring devices will have to be jailbroken. First download the MobiPast app on your iPhone or iPad, then install the invisible monitoring app on your child’s iPhone.

After that, you can open the MobiPast application on your cell phone or tablet and start secretly consulting copies of messages, calls, internet history, Facebook conversations, contacts, etc. Alternatively, you can monitor the device’s activity directly from your desktop browser.

For more information on how you can track your kid’s iPhone activity, make sure to visit MobiPast.com.


Start your morning off right with WhatAlarm [sponsored]

By Sébastien Page on May 21, 2014

The folks at B&G present WhatAlarm, the alarm clock app that helps you get going in the morning by reading you the news, your reminders, appointments, weather conditions, as well as your horoscope.

WhatAlarm not only aims at waking you up but also telling you what your day looks like so you know ahead of getting out of bed. After opening the app to stop the alarm, WhatAlarm will kindly greet you and inform you about the weather for the day. Then it will read your reminders, the main news headlines, your horoscope, and finally will play your favorite radio station until you stop the app… Read More


Download ColorStrokes for free and enter for a chance to win goodies [sponsored]

By Sébastien Page on Mar 11, 2014

Since it was released in the Mac App Store in 2012, ColorStrokes has been one of the top photo apps with dozens of glowing reviews. Fastforward two years later and ColorStrokes has now been downloaded over 1 million times. To celebrate the event, ColorStrokes developer Macphun (these are the guys behind Snapheal and Intensify for Mac – photo apps named 2012 and 2013 Best of Mac App Store) has decided to give free copies of the app to everybody, and they’ve also put up a giveaway where lucky winners will be able to grab 1 of 3 awesome Foffa Bikes, plus your ColorStrokes images printed on canvas.

What’s the trick, you may ask? There is no trick. All you have to do is head over to Macphun website and get your free copy of ColorStrokes. You will have to enter your name and email address, then a download link and activation code will be emailed to you. Once you’ve downloaded your free copy of ColorStrokes, go back to Macphun website to enter the giveaway where you will have to like their page on Facebook and retweet a message.

That’s all there is to it. If you don’t believe in giveaways, you can always get your free copy of ColorStrokes, no strings attached!


Snable helps you cut through the cable clutter at home, work and on the go [sponsored]

By Sébastien Page on Mar 9, 2013

I try to live a cordless life as much as I can. I play music over AirPlay at home, and Bluetooh while in my car. I use AirPrint to print documents directly from the comfort of my couch. But there are still these several cords and cables I can’t get rid of quite yet, such as my iPhone 5 charger, my wife’s iPad 3 charger, my MacBook Air charger, etc. The result is much more clutter on my desk than I can really stand.

Snable is a new product looking to get funded on Kickstarter that’s trying to solve this problem. As we were watching the promo video below with my wife today, we looked at each other and we thought the Snable would be perfect for some areas of our home where we get overwhelmed by cables. If you’re anything like me, chances are you might feel the same.

Today, we sit down with Adewale from Unique Design Solutions (UDS) and talk about the company’s new project. If their name sounds familiar, it’s probably because you’ve heard about them on iDB when we covered some of their previous projects such as the Vavo and the Foco… Read More


The OCDock, when iMac and iPhone become one [sponsored]

By Sébastien Page on Dec 5, 2012

Even though Apple has no plan to release its own dock for the iPhone 5, we’ve seen plenty of third party alternatives that all look as creative as they are original. The OCDock by OCDesk is one of these docks that not only looks gorgeous, but seamlessly integrates with your iMac or Thunderbolt display. It’s simple, it’s beautiful. In short, it’s something that Apple itself could have designed.

Today we sit down with Mart Jaetma, an OCDesk team member who is actively contributing to the development of the OCDock and its Kickstarter campaign. Mart tells us more about the OCDock, how it came to life, and why you should help fund his project… Read More


Bubblin floats to iPhone for soapy fun [sponsored]

By Jim Gresham on Sep 3, 2012

I am a big fan of pick-up-and-play iOS games. If gaming is done on my iDevice, I am not interested in building up my character or going through training levels. Most popular iOS apps are simple, intuitive, and intriguing enough to keep users coming back for more. Bubblin fulfills all of those criteria.

Since downloading it a few days ago, I have forced family members to watch me play or try their hand at the fun themselves. I really cannot argue with a fun and free addicting app for iPhone… Read More


Vavo: a universal stand and mount for iPhone [sponsored]

By Sébastien Page on Jun 16, 2012

You know we’re big fans of Kickstarter projects here at iDB. While some of them are kinda wacky and don’t bring anything new to the table, others are quite innovative and make me go “I need one of these.” That’s exactly the case of Vavo, a universal mount and stand for iPhone and other devices that recently launched on Kickstarter.

The folks behind Vavo aren’t stranger to Kickstarter or iDB. A couple months ago, they successfully launched Foco, a sound-enhancing device for the iPad, with a little help from iDB.

Today, we sit down with Adewale Adeluyi-Adelusi and Bojan Smiljanic from Unique Design Solutions and ask them more details about Vavo… Read More


Foco aims at making your iPad speaker sound better [sponsored]

By Sébastien Page on Apr 28, 2012

I’m sure that most of you already know about Kickstarter, the platform that helps people like you and me get funding for various projects. Since its creation in 2008, Kickstarter has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs get their project started.

Today, we sit down and talk to Adewale Adeluyi-Adelusi and Bojan Smiljanic from Unique Design Solutions about their new project, Foco. They tell us what it is, why they created it, and hopefully you’ll like their project enough to pledge a few bucks… Read More


LocationHolic: Fake Your iPhone’s Location [Sponsored]

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 29, 2011

Want to travel across the globe without leaving the confines of your humble abode? If so, then look no further than LocationHolic, a location-spoofing jailbreak tweak for the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

LocationHolic works by essentially overriding your device’s location data with a location of your choosing. Choosing the location is as simple as searching or even placing a pin on a map. It really doesn’t get any simpler than LocationHolic, as you’ll see in our video walkthrough… Read More

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