NightOwl enables Twitter’s night mode automatically based on the time

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 30, 2016

In one of its most recent updates, Twitter added a new night mode theme to its mobile app that makes the app easier on your eyes at night.

For jailbreakers who like the feature, but expected more than having to manually operate it all the time, a developer has figured out a way to make Twitter’s night mode more automatic with a new jailbreak tweak called NightOwl. Read More


AnalogStatus puts an analog clock on your iPhone’s status bar

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 12, 2016

Looking for a fancier way to view the time on your jailbroken iOS 9 iPhone or iPad?

AnalogStatus is a new free jailbreak tweak that displays the time in the Status Bar as an analog clock rather than a digital one. Read More


How to stop your iPhone from vibrating when your alarm rings

By Anthony Bouchard on May 12, 2016

By default, any time you set an alarm on your iPhone, it’ll vibrate when the alarm goes off. For some people, this is a good way to help get woken up, but for others it’s a waste of battery and can be completely annoying to hear that loud vibration on the night stand.

In this tutorial, intended for iPhone users only, we’ll be showing you how you can set up an alarm so that your iPhone doesn’t vibrate when it goes off. Read More


Timeframe: the Apple Watch desk stand that doubles as a case

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 13, 2016

Fellow Apple Watch users, the Timeframe by Ten One Design is a wonderful way to enjoy Night Stand mode while it charges at night.

Moreover, it’ll still feel as though your device is well-protected from falls or pets that might like to climb up on your night stand at night because it offers a protective bezel that surrounds all of the delicate parts of the device.

In this review, we’ll walk you through our thoughts on the Timeframe. Read More


miniTime is a tweak that makes the Lock screen clock smaller

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 29, 2016

Looking for a new minimalist take on the Lock screen clock for your iOS device? If so, then a new jailbreak tweak called miniTime might be worth stopping to take a look at.

This tweak gives you various options for shrinking down the Lock screen clock to more comfortable viewing sizes, and even comes with some other customization goodies you can use to make the Lock screen more your own. Read More


iPhone or iPad showing the wrong time? Try these steps

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 29, 2016

If your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad has decided that it’s going to start showing you the wrong date or time, it can cause all sorts of issues.

Apart from making you miss important appointments and misinforming you when you want to glance at the time, having the wrong time can also cause issues with App Store downloads and other functions that are critical for operating the iOS device.

In this troubleshooting guide, we’ll walk you through some steps to figure out why your device is showing the wrong date or time, and provide some fixes for the problem. Read More


This tweak protects your iPhone from the “January 1, 1970” bug

By Anthony Bouchard on Feb 16, 2016

A recent bug discovered in the iOS firmware where setting your date back to a certain point in time could brick your device has been getting quite the coverage all across the internet as of late.

With so many people now having knowledge of the problem, the risk has never been greater than it is right now that someone with malicious intent could grab your iPhone while you’re not looking and set your date back to the dangerous date to brick your device on you.

Fortunately, a new free jailbreak tweak called BrickDate is available in Cydia that can protect you from having your date changed to the dangerous date. Read More


Apple promises a fix for iPhone bricking stemming from date and time bug

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 15, 2016

A newly published support document from Apple, which was first discovered by German blog, has acknowledged an issue where any 64-bit iPhone could be bricked by setting the date back to a specific time, causing it to fail to boot properly and requiring a physical repair to put the device back into working order.

According to the document, a permanent fix for the problem will be released as part of a future software update. Meanwhile, the affected iPhone owners are advised to contact Apple Support. Read More


Don’t try this at home: iPhones apparently getting bricked after date is set back to a specific time

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 11, 2016

According to a post on Reddit and reports out of China, it is possible to brick an iPhone by setting the date back to a specific time.

I wasn’t brave enough to test it myself, but the post claims the bug only affects 64-bit iOS devices.

It would seem that changing the device’s Date & Time values to a specific point in time would cause it to fail to boot properly.

Basically, it gets bricked and stuck at the Apple logo boot image. Neither DFU mode nor restoring from a backup would bring a bricked device back to life as a physical repair is required to put it back into working order. Read More


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

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