The top stories of the week on iDB

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Like every Sunday, we get to take a look at some of the most popular posts that were published on iDB during the week that just ended. Whether it is a news item, a new jailbreak tweak, a tutorial, or an app review, we sum it all up in one convenient place for you. 

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The best 4K HDR TV sets for the new Apple TV 4K

Daily Deals: $29 wireless security camera, $140 off 35-inch Acer monitor, and more

The Book of Eli, Alien Covenant, and other movies on sale in iTunes right now

Get 5 top-notch apps for your Mac by beating the average price


Video: hands-on with Apple Watch Series 3 Nike+ edition

Video: Hands on with the Belkin BOOST UP Qi wireless charger

Review: Sylvania HomeKit Smart+ full color LED bulb works without a hub

$74 to get iPhone fast charging is a waste of money—keep using your iPad chargers

Video: Garmin 65W dash cam also tries to keep you alert while driving

The Twelve South CaddySack is a great way to carry your gear

This flash drive makes moving data between devices easier than ever

Apple & related news

Apple seeds second betas of iOS 11.1, watchOS 4.1, tvOS 11.1 & macOS High Sierra 10.13.1

3D Touch app switcher is back with iOS 11.1 beta 2

Video: hands-on with new emoji & 3D Touch app switcher in iOS 11.1 beta 2

Video: 100+ new emoji in iOS 11.1—crazy face, shushing face, vampire, broccoli & more

Apple releases iOS 11.0.3 with minor bug fixes

iOS 11 overtakes iOS 10, now installed on nearly half of devices

Video: hands-on with new Control Center changes and more in watchOS 4.1 beta 2

WSJ: Apple signs a deal with Steven Spielberg for “Amazing Stories” reboot

KGI: 2018 iPads & iPhones to gain Face ID & TrueDepth camera from iPhone X

KGI claims Apple is nixing Touch ID as all 2018 iPhone models predicted to switch to Face ID

Apple rumored to launch an iPhone with Apple Pencil support as early as 2019

iPad Pro from a college student’s perspective

Microsoft admits defeat, says no new Windows Phone features or devices coming in the future

Futuremark debunks speculation that Apple intentionally slows down older iPhones

Will the iPhone X’s notch be a problem for day-to-day landscape mode use?


How to get the iOS 11.1 emoji on your jailbroken device

Mimic the iOS 11 experience on your jailbroken device with these tweaks

SwitcherXI brings an iOS 11-esque App Switcher experience to iOS 10

This tweak integrates your Bluetooth device usage with Activator

UpsideBoard enables ‘upside-down’ orientation on your iPhone’s Home screen

NotificationCenterXI, ActiHastebin, and other jailbreak tweaks to check out


This app adds haptic feedback to your MacBook Pro Touch Bar keys

Bear gets Apple Watch app and new Drop Bar feature in major 1.3 update

Touchdowners is an addictive game loosely based on American Football

Spark adds Send Later and follow up reminders

PopGrid, Weather Hippie, Stockpile, and other apps to check out this weekend


Tips for maximizing battery life on iOS 11

How to type your requests to Siri instead of speaking them

How to make your iPhone shoot in JPEG again after updating to iOS 11

How to view the status of your App Store and iTunes subscriptions

How to cancel App Store app subscriptions

How to stop your iPhone from vibrating when you receive new emails

How to automatically invoke Safari’s Reader mode for specific websites

How to shoot 4K video at 60 FPS on iPhone

How to change the cover of a book in iBooks


Wallpapers of last week: abstract shapes and colors

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