Here’s a new “Meet the new Home Button” step in iOS 10 installer on iPhone 7

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 15, 2016

With less than 24 hours left until first iPhone 7 shipments start hitting customers’ doorsteps, YouTuber Marques Brownlee has put together a nice unboxing video featuring both new black options for the device, a supper glossy variant called Jet Black and its matte counterpart, referred to by Apple as simply Black.

The video offers interesting observations regarding the RAM, CPU performance, non-moving Home button and a new “Choose Your Click” Home button option. Read More


MKBHD unboxes iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

By Cody Lee on Sep 14, 2016

Popular YouTube tech reviewer Marques Brownlee, known by many as MKBHD, has posted an unboxing video for both the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. The 5 minute clip offers an up-close look at both handsets, in Black and Jet Black respectively, as well as the design and contents of their packaging. Check it out below. Read More


In time for NFL Thursday Night Football, Twitter launches live-streaming Apple TV app

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 14, 2016

Twitter’s new live-streaming Apple TV app arrives just in time for NFL Thursday Night Football. Available at no charge in the tvOS App Store, it lets owners of the fourth-generation Apple TV stream both top Twitter/Vine videos and the 10 NFL games that the micro-blogging services recently acquired the rights to broadcast, plus content from Bloomberg News, Campus Insiders, Cheddar, MLB Advanced Media, NBA, Pac 12 Networks and other premium sources. Read More


New Surface Pro 4 ad pokes fun of the Mac because it doesn’t have a touchscreen

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 12, 2016

Microsoft over the weekend fired another ad salvo at Apple’s tablet/computer strategy with a new (somewhat) amusing commercial. Simple titled “Get the Surface Pro,” the 30-second ad highlights Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4 hybrid device which includes a stylus and comes with a detachable keyboard and an Intel chip allowing it to be transformed into a computer that runs Windows, Office and other real desktop applications.

Using the same singer from the previous commercial, the new video informs us that “If you try to write on a plain old Mac, the difference can be seen. It doesn’t work.” Read More


4 ways to listen to music while charging your iPhone 7

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 8, 2016

In case you haven’t already figured it out, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus both do completely away with the 3.5mm headphone jack. Instead, Apple is now pushing the industry to use Lightning-based and wireless Bluetooth headphones and speakers.

So with that in mind, how will you possibly use your existing headphones and speakers with your new iPhone while you’re trying to charge it? Well we’ve got four solutions for you that will get your mind off of the missing headphone jack. Read More


Hands-on with Apple Watch Series 2, iPhone 7 and AirPods

By Cody Lee on Sep 7, 2016

Following its big iPhone 7 event this morning, Apple gave journalists the opportunity to go hands-on with some of the new products it announced today including the iPhone 7, Apple Watch Series 2, and AirPods. And as usual, we’ve rounded up some videos of these first impressions so you can get a better look at the new hardware. Read More


Watch the product videos from today’s iPhone 7 event

By Cody Lee on Sep 7, 2016

Apple has posted the product videos shown during today’s iPhone 7 event to its YouTube channel. Included in the spots are clips showing off the Apple Watch Series 2, the iPhone 7, and the all-new, wireless, in-ear headphones it’s calling “AirPods.”

Of course if you missed the keynote this morning, we recommend watching a replay of it in its entirety, or at the very least check out this humorous highlight reel. But for folks who just want to get to the meat of the event, these videos will do the trick. Read More


You can now watch a replay of today’s iPhone 7 event

By Cody Lee on Sep 7, 2016

Folks who missed today’s iPhone 7 and Apple Watch 2 event, or would just like to watch it again, will be happy to hear that Apple has posted the full video online for your streaming pleasure. Obviously you can read everything you need to know about today’s event right here on iDB, but if you have the time, the video is worth watching. Read More


How it’s made: black iPhone 7

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 7, 2016

I’m sure you know that Apple’s new iPhone 7 series brings two new finishes to the mix, replacing the previous Space Gray colorway.

Both are black, but one gives you classic anodized matte appearance while the other results in a highly glossy look and feel. The matte one is called simply Black and the glossy is referred to as Jet Black.

Wondering how they’re made?

Good, because Apple’s now shared a video in which it shows off a brand new manufacturing process it had to develop in order to create these new dark looks. Read More


Apple compresses its own keynote into a funny 107-second video

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 7, 2016

Didn’t have the time to sit through Apple’s presentation and don’t plan on watching it on your own time either? In the old days, you’d go to YouTube and search for “Apple keynote in 60 seconds,” “120 seconds”, ”180 seconds” or some such.

Well, there’s no need for that anymore.

You heard me right: believe it or not, Apple itself has now created a condensed version of its own keynote presentation. It’s aptly named “Don’t Blink” and you really gotta see it: it’s amusing, put together really well and just a nice throwback to those super-compressed keynote videos created by fans the world over. Read More


No, the new iPhones don’t capture 4K video in 60 FPS as was rumored

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 7, 2016

We now know that a Vietnamese site which said it had used a real iPhone 7 and made claims that the device would be capable of shooting 4K video at a silky smooth 60 FPS, was lying to us.

Apple’s just wrapped up its iPhone 7 presentation, press releases are up on the site, the store is back online and we can clearly see that the iPhone 7 Technical Specifications webpage states in black and white that the much-enhanced camera system on both new phones still captures 4K video at 30 FPS, just like the iPhone 6/6s series. Read More


How to live stream the iPhone 7 event

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 6, 2016

It’s that time of the year again and Apple’s September 7th keynote will be kicking off tomorrow in what is expected to bring the unveiling of the next-generation iPhone and some other exciting surprises.

If you’re ready to tune in and see what Apple has to offer, we’ll be showing you in this piece how you can live-stream the event on various devices. Read More


All iPhone 7 models are allegedly capable of shooting 4K video at a silky smooth 60 FPS

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 6, 2016

The iPhone 6s series brought the biggest camera jump so far, with the front shooter upgraded to a five-megapixel lens and the rear one going from eight to twelve megapixels with the ability to capture 4K video at thirty frames per second (FPS). Aside from other changes in the camera department, the next iPhone is said to double the frame rate for 4K recordings, letting you capture action at a silky smooth 60 FPS, according to a Vietnamese site that has allegedly used a real iPhone 7. Read More


iOS hacker Luca Todesco shows off working jailbreak for iOS 10 beta 8

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 5, 2016

iOS hacker Luca Todesco is at it once again.

Previously having the spotlight for finding a way to jailbreak iOS 9.3.4 shortly after Apple released it to patch Pangu’s iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak, Todesco has published a YouTube video demonstrating a working jailbreak running on iOS 10 beta 8. Read More


Sonny Dickson posts video showing a supposedly working iPhone 7 Plus

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 5, 2016

Australia-based Sonny Dickson used to be a prolific gadget leakster before he went on to work on other projects. Understandably, he still leaks out stuff from time to time. Last month, for example, Dickson posted claimed photographs showing a 4.7-inch iPhone 7 next to its 5.5-inch brethren.

And now, he’s back with another leak in the form of a short video that appears to demonstrate a working iPhone 7 Plus in the wild. Read More


Converting a regular video to slow motion with iMovie on Mac

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 1, 2016

Slow motion videos are one of the fun aspects of using your iPhone for videogprahy. You can record videos in 120 or 240 frames per second and then watch it play back in a much slower manner than it typically would.

On the other hand, if you don’t use your iPhone to capture video, getting the video files from your other devices to transform into slow motion is a little trickier. Fortunately, iMovie for Mac can convert your videos into slow motion, and in this tutorial, we’ll show you how. Read More


Want to get rid of ads on CBS All Access? That’ll be an extra $4 per month

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 31, 2016

CBS’s over-the-top streaming services, All Access, is available on wide variety of platforms including the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and more. Subscriptions are priced at $5.99 per month, but now you can pay an extra $4 per month for a commercial-free experience, the broadcaster announced Wednesday. Read More


Amalthea: a video-friendly volume HUD for your iOS Status Bar

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 31, 2016

One of the biggest problems with the stock volume HUD in iOS is how it floats in the center of the display and gets in the way of everything you’re doing. The problem is amplified when you’re trying to watch a video and you can’t see what’s going on.

Amalthea is a new jailbreak tweak that relocates the volume indicator to the location of the Status Bar so that it’s up and out of the way. Read More


Where Cards Fall from Alto’s Adventure creators gets its first trailer

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 30, 2016

Back in March, we told you about a promising upcoming game, titled Where Cards Fall—a collaboration between Alto’s Adventure developer Snowman and LA-based studio The Game Band. Today, they shared with us their first-ever trailer for the game and it’s definitely worth a quick watch.

Even though the video doesn’t reveal much about game mechanics, we can tell from it that Where Cards Fall is going to have atmospheric look to it. The game will task you with building and re-building various structures in different ways using cards and today’s trailer shows off some of its eye-candy visuals. Read More


FOX Sports Go for Apple TV lets you watch four games simultaneously at 60FPS

By Christian Zibreg on Aug 26, 2016

If you’re subscribed to one of Fox’s sports channels through your cable or satellite TV package, the newly launched FOX Sports Go tvOS app lets you watch up to four games simultaneously in split-screen mode, at a remarkably fluid 60 frames per second, via your fourth-generation Apple TV.

As first noted by MacRumors, the app’s split-screen interface and underlying technology make it possible to watch baseball, basketball, football and hockey games at once, or any combination of games from MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, UEFA Champions League, UFC and more, depending on regional restrictions. Read More