Night Shift

TwitterThemeToggler makes it much easier to toggle Night Mode in the Twitter app

Image showing a blue Twitter bird with a black shadow set against an all-white background

One of the saving graces of using Twitter at night is the built-in night mode theme that lets you cut down on all the white space by switching to it a darker background with light text.

Once you enable this dark mode, your eyes can finally take the load off and stop straining, but Twitter doesn’t exactly make toggling this feature on and off a cinch. That’s where a new free jailbreak tweak called TwitterThemeToggler comes into play.

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

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.

Craig Federighi comes clean on how Night Shift avoids ghosting artifacts when scrolling

Night Shift, a feature that was introduced in iOS 9.3, reduces the amount of blue light emitted from the display of your iOS device at night to help avoid disrupting your sleep cycle. In helping you getting a good night’s sleep, the feature looks at your geographical position and the time of the day to shift the colors to the warmer end of the spectrum.

But we all know that. Today, we learn that Apple's engineers also built this feature in a way that avoids ugly artifacts that could appear on LCDs while scrolling and animating.

You’ll be surprised to learn why Apple provides public iOS betas

Fast Company today published a wide ranging interview with Apple's boss Tim Cook, software boss Craig Federighi and Eddy Cue, who is in charge of Internet software and services, that touches upon a number of interesting topics, including competition, iPhone sales slowdown, why public iOS betas exist (the real reason is now what you think) and more.

Cook also comments on the gloom-and-doom sentiment that has always surrounded Apple while admitting that the company does make mistakes along the way, and more.

Night Shift mode could be coming to Mac, Apple Watch and CarPlay

Night Shift mode, a new iOS 9.3 feature which helps users get a good night’s sleep by reducing the amount of blue light emitted from a backlight of their iOS device as the sun sets, could be coming to the Mac, the Apple Watch and even to Apple's CarPlay infotainment system, Patently Apple writes.

A trademark application for “Computer software for controlling computer and mobile device display screens,” filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), specifically covers smartphones (the iPhone), computers (the Mac), smartwatches (Apple Watch) and cars (CarPlay) while also mentioning things like styluses, batteries, radios, integrated circuits and even fire extinguishers, which is normal for these types of trademarks.

AlwaysNightMode enables night mode in the Maps app at all times

Apple Maps comes with a feature known as night mode. With it, after a certain point during the day when the sunlight goes down, Maps will enter a lower-light state with darker colors as to be easier on your eyes for night-time navigation.

If you really like night mode, and wish there was a way to keep it enabled 100% of the time (even during the day) then you might be interested in a new free jailbreak tweak called AlwaysNightMode.

iOS 9.3.2 beta 2 brings back ability to use Night Shift and Lower Power Mode at the same time

The ability to use iOS 9.3's headlining Night Shift feature when an iPhone is in Low Power Mode has been reinstated in a second beta of iOS 9.3.2 that was seeded to Apple's registered developers this morning, as noted by eagle-eyed users on Twitter and first reported on by MacRumors.

Night Shift and Low Power Mode worked simultaneously on prior iOS 9.3 betas, but that feature was later removed without explanation in iOS 9.3 beta 4.

Siri trick that let you activate Night Shift while Low Power Mode is enabled no longer works

The iOS 9.3 software update includes Night Shift mode that helps users get a good night's sleep by reducing the amount of blue light emitted from a backlight of their iOS device.

Night Shift is unavailable when an iPhone is in Low Power Mode and a workaround that let you ask Siri to activate Night Shift in this mode no longer works.

As first reported on by 9to5Mac's Jeff Benjamin, asking Siri to enable Night Shift while the device is in Low Power Mode now yields a warning message.

How to use Night Shift on iPhone and iPad

Night Shift is among headlining new features features in iOS 9.3, which released on Monday, March 21. In a nutshell, it alters the warmth of your device's display to reduce the amount of blue light. Because blue light has been found to keep people awake longer than necessary, Night Shift mode might make it easier for some folks to fall asleep.

In this tutorial, you're going to learn how to get a better night’s sleep by setting up Night Shift options on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. As a bonus, we'll share a cool tip to override Apple's limitation, which makes Night Shift unavailable in Low Power Mode.

Poll: have you updated to iOS 9.3?

After closing its 'Let us loop you in' special event on Monday, Apple released iOS 9.3 to the public, along with OS X El Capitan 10.11.4, tvOS 9.2, and watchOS 2.2.

iOS 9.3 is a big update for iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads, and as a result, we're interested in learning whether or not the update was big enough for you to download on your daily drivers.