How to display an analog clock in your Mac Menu Bar

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 29, 2016

Your Mac comes out of the box showing the time in digital format on the right side of your Menu Bar, right next to the battery information and Spotlight search button, but did you know it’s possible to show an analog clock in the Menu Bar instead?

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to enable the analog clock in the Menu Bar on your Mac instead of a digital clock. Read More


Apple investigating iPhone 6s battery percentage issue, offers temporary fix

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 18, 2016

Has the battery percentage indicator been acting up lately on your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus? If so, you’re not alone: this is a known issue, according to Apple’s newly published support document.

“If you change the time on your iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus manually or change time zones when traveling, you might notice that the battery percentage doesn’t update,” reads the document.

Apple is aware of the problem and working hard to deliver a permanent fix. Read More


Tim Cook makes TIME’s 100 Most Influential People list

By Cody Lee on Apr 16, 2015

Tim Cook added to his long list of accolades on Thursday, by making TIME’s annual ‘100 Most Influential People’ list. The Apple CEO joins other pioneers, leaders and cultural icons such as rap artist Kanye West, Pope Francis, and Xiaomi founder Lei Jun.

Civil rights leader and Georgia Congressman John Lewis calls Cook a ‘courageous innovator’ in his TIME piece on the executive, praising him for both the work he has done at Apple, and his unwavering commitment to the fight for equality and human rights. Read More


iPhone time-tracking app Hours to be available for Apple Watch ‘on day one’

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 10, 2014

Apple Design Award winner Tapity announced that its popular time-tracking application, Hours for iPhone, will be available for the new Apple Watch “on day one”. While telling time is the core function of any watch, time tracking could easily become the killer feature of Apple’s device.

Designed to take the pain out of time tracking by visualizing how you spend your precious time, Hours for iPhone debuted in mid-July and we immediately fell in love with it.

“The Apple Watch will be a game-changed for tracking time with Hours,” developer Jeremy Olson tells me. Read More


Bono: Apple’s Jony Ive is Obi-Wan of design

By Ed Sutherland on Apr 19, 2013

Time Magazine’s list of the 100 most interesting people for 2013 is packed with profiles of technology leaders. Apple design guru Jony Ive is among those listed, described as a Star Wars’ Obi-Wan leading a team of Jedi employees.

The thread of Apple’s innovation runs through other profiles, including Samsung’s CEO, who is viewed by a former executive of the iPhone maker as carrying on the tradition of Steve Jobs… Read More


Tim Cook talks about being recruited by Steve Jobs and more in Time profile

By Cody Lee on Dec 19, 2012

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s news that Tim Cook had been shortlisted in the running for Time’s 2012 Person of the Year award, the magazine has published an extensive profile on the CEO. In it, Cook talks candidly about a wide range of topics, including how he was recruited and hired by Steve Jobs, and the unpredictability of Apple. We’ve highlighted some key excerpts from the piece for you after the fold… Read More


Tim Cook shortlisted for Time’s Person of the Year

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 18, 2012

Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook is one of the frontrunners for Time’s 2012 Person of the Year. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, 37, the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company, is another prominent person who also made the cut, along with South Korea’s pop sensation Psy, the three scientists who discovered the Higgs Boson particle and Italian physicist Fabiola Giannati who leads the Atlas experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Switzerland. Heck, even the Higgs Boson particle itself is on Time’s list… Read More


Time names the iPhone 5 ‘Gadget of the Year’

By Cody Lee on Dec 11, 2012

The year is winding down, and like clockwork, TIME Magazine has released its annual collection of 55 lists showcasing the best and the worst of the past 12 months. And as you’ve probably already gleaned from the title, the publication has named the iPhone 5 its ‘Gadget of the Year.’

Apple’s handset beat out several rival products from Samsung and Microsoft, including the Note II and the Surface tablet, as well as Nintendo’s new Wii U gaming console. In fact, author Harry McCracken says that it’s is one of the most artfully polished gadgets anyone’s ever built…

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Steve Jobs named in Time’s 20 most influential Americans list

By Cody Lee on Jul 26, 2012

TIME magazine just published its list of the 20 most influential Americans of all time. Among those listed are folks like George Washington, Albert Einstein, Thomas Jefferson, and yes, Steve Jobs.

The magazine calls Jobs the “high priest of the computer age,” and gives a brief rundown of his life and accomplishments, including his time at Disney, and his unprecedented revival of Apple… Read More


This jailbreak tweak lets you tell time using vibrations

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 11, 2012

Many people will think this tweak is completely devoid of usefulness, and to an extent I agree, but you have to admit that the idea and execution is original, and well done.

VibeTime is a jailbreak tweak available on Cydia, that allows you to tell the current time using vibrations. That means that it’s totally within the realm of possibilities to tell the time without pulling your phone out of your pocket.

Sure, not many will find a real world use for this, but the idea and execution is pretty interesting… Read More


Here we go again: iOS users struggling with DST switchover

By Oliver Haslam on Mar 11, 2012

If you live in a part of the world which required a change to the clocks this weekend, then it may be worth checking all is well with your iOS devices because, according to isolated reports, some are once again struggling to behave as expected during the switchover.

We’ve been here plenty of times before, so we really shouldn’t be surprised. Even so, Apple’s inability to make something so simple work reliably is something we just can’t help but marvel at.

They can cram more pixels into a 10-inch tablet than we care to count, but ask Apple to make a phone do something that computers have been doing for years and it apparently gets stumped… Read More


Add Seconds to Your Status Bar With StatusBarSeconds

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 24, 2011

I can honestly say that I think there’s a tweak for absolutely everyone on Cydia. Case in point: StatusBarSeconds, a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to add seconds to your iDevice’s status bar.

Who needs something like that? Someone, apparently. Check inside for a video walkthrough of StatusBarSeconds in action… Read More


When Will Apple’s Next iPhone Keynote Be Happening in Your Country?

By Sébastien Page on Sep 30, 2011

On October 4th 10 am PST, Apple will finally unveil the next iPhone, putting an end to months of rumors and speculation. At this time, we don’t know if the event will be streamed live, but you can always count on us to report every bit of information about the announcement.

If you’re not in the US, do you know what time the keynote will start in your city and country? We make it easy for you… Read More


TimerBar: Access Your iPhone’s Timer or Stopwatch From Anywhere

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 29, 2011

I find myself using my iPhone’s Clock app, with its included timer and stopwatch, for all sorts of arbitrary reasons.

It’s a really handy thing to have, but it would even better if you didn’t have to launch the Clock app every time, just to access the time keeping functions.

Enter TimerBar, a jailbreak tweak that allows you to invoke your timer from anywhere by means of Activator. Full video walkthrough, inside… Read More


LockSecondsIndicator: Add Seconds to Your Lockscreen

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 22, 2011

LockSecondsIndicator isn’t the first tweak that adds seconds to your lockscreen clock, but it just might be the best.

A while back, I reviewed a similar tweak entitled ClockSeconds. That tweak attempted to do something similar, but it had its fair share of issues.

Does LockSecondsIndicator fair any better? Look inside for the video evidence… Read More


How Much Time a Day Do You Spend on Your iPhone?

By Guest Author on Aug 9, 2010

The title says it all folks. One recent night, I was about to plug-in my iPhone 4, and I did my usual check of battery life before the USB went in. For the day, I had spent about 7 hours on my favorite toy. Sure this included some iPod time in the car, and of course the research “work” I must do for my role here at iDB. However it seemed like an awful lot of my time eaten up by my “phone”. Of course this is what Apple likes to hear, and I know I’m kind of enthralled by the device, but how does this compare?

My use has certainly gone up from that of my 3GS, however the experience is more enjoyable. I can’t be the only one who gets “lost” in his Retina Display. My use of camera/photo apps has seen the biggest hike, largely due to the screen and camera combo. Is this the trend, or am I that big of a geek?

What does your usage entail, and how many hours per day does your settings app reveal to you? I’m not so much interested in battery life as I am in where your battery life goes. So step up, and let us know in the comments what is you do on that iPhone of yours, and for how long each typical day. Now, back to mine I go.