Aspyr announced today a not-to-be-missed holiday giveaway for Sid Meier's Civilization VI for iOS, its premium turn-based strategy video game that released on iPad two years ago.
Eclipse by iOS developer Guillermo Morán (fr0st) was perhaps the most conspicuous dark mode jailbreak tweak ever conceived for the iOS platform, and those who’ve just jailbroken iOS 12 with Pwn20wnd’s unc0ver tool should be pleased to hear that Eclipse Dark Mode (iOS 12) is now available for download.
Just like its predecessor, Eclipse Dark Mode (iOS 12) continues its longstanding legacy by bringing a full-fledged dark mode experience to pwned iPhones and iPads alike. Users can ultimately choose between an OLED-friendly pitch-black UI experience, or they can toggle custom theme presets, which offer a variety of other color schemes.
We all understand the importance of backing up the iPhone contents. Those memorable travel videos, heartwarming family photos, hot songs are the treasures of our life. To achieve the successful iPhone backup, a handy App like MacX MediaTrans is a must have. With this tool, you can easily browse and transfer the music, photos, videos, books, podcasts and other data on your iPhone or iPad, selectively back up them on your Mac computer, optionally encrypt your data and much more.
Apple recently unveiled their new flagship iPad Pro models, and our friends over at iMobie immediately offered to join forces with us in order to give one away to a lucky iDB reader, or rather a lucky iDB listener.
At stake here is a 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi 64GB. Valued at over $1,000, this device could be yours, in the finish of your choice, if of course you have what it takes to win.
Apple's new flagship device was unveiled on Wednesday, and although it won't be available in stores until September 21st, we are already planning on giving one away to one lucky iDB reader, with the support of our friends at iMobie.
To celebrate the countdown to Christmas TheJailbreakBusters are running 25 continuous days of giveaways, with prizes consisting of tweaks and themes offered up by various developers and designers within the community.
Currently on Day 7, the iOS advent calendar event has already given away hundreds of freebies, ranging from theme packs such as Splendore by rauseothemes, to the alarm-clock customisation tweak Sleeper by /u/CoBrA2168.
Today's prize is the tweak QuickCenter from noted group iOSCreatix, and entering is as easy as pie.
If you're like me, then you probably have a hard time focusing on what needs to be done and you often multitask with fun activities when you should be focusing on homework or work. For example, instead of writing those essays due for your next class or finishing work, you might be playing around on Facebook with your friends or watching YouTube videos.
If you're the unproductive or procrastinating type, then a useful OS X app called Focus could be just what you need to stop getting distracted by social media and other fun websites.
Focus will help ensure that you only stick to the task at hand when you need to work or complete homework, and in this piece, we'll show you how it works.
To celebrate new beginnings on our YouTube channel, Andrew and I have decided to give away a brand new 32GB Apple TV. The idea is pretty straightforward:
1) Follow @iDownloadBlog on Twitter.
2) Subscribe to our YouTube channel.
3) Comment on this video and leave your Twitter handle so we can get in touch with you. Note you must comment on the video on YouTube. You do not need to comment here.
This giveaway will run until Wednesday 24, 2016 at noon EST, at which point we will update the video description and announce the winner who will be contacted with further instructions. The giveaway is opened to anyone from anywhere, so whatever your age or location may be, you are eligible to enter.
Chances are that if you’re reading this review, you have more than one portable device that charges via USB. Maybe you have two—a tablet and a phone—or maybe you have multiple phones.
Admittedly, someone like me is a bit of anomaly, as I review phones and cover them on a daily basis. Hence, it’s not out of the ordinary for me to have multiple smartphones at any given time. This has especially become true as I get acquainted with more Android devices.
One of the main caveats of having this many portable devices is keeping them charged. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve picked up a phone or a tablet that I haven’t touched in a while, only to find it dead—the dreaded "dead phone syndrome".
The problem really is two-fold: a). I don’t have enough wall outlets and chargers in convenient places to keep the devices topped off, and b). my devices are usually scattered all over the place.
Skiva’s new PowerFlow StandCharger 7-Port USB Charging Station aims to eliminate both problems. It can charge all of your devices at the same time via the seven 2.4 Amp USB ports, and it also houses each device in a organized manner.
But does the Skiva do enough to warrant a serious look? Is this $59.99 device truly better than your current system of charging your device? Check out our video walkthrough and thoughts inside.
As an owner of a larger iPhone, OneHandWizard ($3.99) is one of my favorite jailbreak tweaks on Cydia. It allows you to quickly switch to a one-handed mode that's far and away more practical than the built in Reachability feature on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
Earlier this year, we reviewed OneHandWizard, and it was met with high praise. It may seem like a simple thing, but if you're on a larger device like the 6 and 6 Plus, and you haven't tried it, I think you're missing out.
But don't fret. Here's your chance to see what you've been missing. We're giving away 10 copies of OneHandWizard to our readers!
Since Apple announced MFi controller support for iOS games, fewer options appeared than originally anticipated. The reason for a slow response is a bit surprising. However, my point of view is slightly skewed as an iOS accessory hardware reviewer. Still, I cannot imagine why app developers would not want to build in the support. Even more shocking is the small list of hardware options.
At CES 2014, it seemed like controllers would be the new thing. Unfortunately, several companies I chatted with never released their controller. We have come a long way since January 2014 and a full year plus another six months since the MFi controller support protocol released at WWDC.
SteelSeries was one of the first companies to-market with their SteelSeries Stratus. The Stratus was an extremely small MFi controller, but perfect for on-the-go gamers. Recently, they released the Stratus XL, a full sized battle tested design, similar to a true console handheld. After settling down with the XL, it changed the way I look at iOS as a gaming platform.
Headphones are one of those device categories where more money does not necessarily equate to a better quality product. Many branded, read "designer," headphones cost extra simply because they have a celebrity backing them. There is a single branded headphone line that gets most of the attention and offer a high price tag for entry.
There are ways to more intelligently choose a pair of cans. Make sure the sound is superior quality. Of course, pay attention to build quality, but sound is paramount when purchasing headphones. Start with plastic. If the entire headphone is plastic, start second guessing your purchase. Pulling the Phiaton Bridge MS 500's from the box was quite a rewarding experience, complete with machined aluminum, perforated leather, and red stitching.