Opinion

How has your desk changed over the last year?

Mail App on MacBook Screen

Over the last year and some change, what going to work looks like has changed quite a bit for a lot of people. What used to be a daily grind with traffic and public transport, or parking, or whatever else it might've been, now relies more on stable WiFi and kids not barging in on us during a Zoom call. But, what about our desks?

Some of the best jailbreak tweaks for web browsing on iOS 14

Jailbreaking is a large part of what we do here at iDownloadBlog, and that’s one of the reasons why we so vehemently carry out our mission of helping our readers with jailbreak tweak discovery. This is especially critical given the vast number of decent jailbreak tweaks that jailbreakers often forget about as newer releases come to fruition.

We’ve already curated hand-picked lists of some of the best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s Control Center, Home Screen, Keyboard, Lock Screen, Messages app, Now Playing interface, notification system, Status Bar, and widget system, but we won’t stop there because there are still several another facets of Apple’s mobile operating system that can be augmented with third party add-ons.

Would you use a MagSafe battery pack with your iPhone?

Promotional graphics showing the back of iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 in purple with Apple MagSafe Battery Pack attached magnetically on the back

For some customers, different accessories are going to be far more important than others. Not talking about headphones or anything like that. But something like a case or screen protector. For some folks, buying a new phone just automatically means buying a specific type of accessory to go along with it, too.

Would you buy a new iPod?

Sometimes, it can be easy to forget that in 2021, there is an iPod touch still available to buy. Apple actually launched the thing in early 2019, so it's not even that old! But with so many newer devices out there in the wild, especially the iPhone, no one could blame anyone for forgetting about the iPod.

Do you like the MacBook Pro Touch Bar?

More often than not, Apple does a good job when it comes to hardware and software. After all, it's Apple. One of the few true juggernauts in the tech industry. And they accomplished that feat by doing right by the customer, and what the customer wants, over the years.

What do you think of Windows 11?

Once upon a time, Microsoft had a plan to keep Windows 10 as the version of its desktop operating system. There would be plenty of updates after the initial launch, but 10 was the number to stick with from there on out. But in June 2021 Microsoft decided to change things up and announce a brand new version of the OS.

Quad Lock securely attaches your iPhone to bicycles, e-scooters, motorcycles, & more

Many of us prefer to keep our iPhones close to our person whenever possible, and that includes when we’re riding around outside on our favorite toys – bikes, motorcycles, scooters – whatever it is, you name it.

After getting involved in the world of electric scooters, it quickly became my personal mission to find the best and most secure mounting solution for my iPhone. A few gasp-worthy mistakes later, and my perilous search led me to Quad Lock, a versatile mounting solution that works with almost anything.

Some of the best jailbreak tweaks for iOS 14’s Home Screen

We’ve been on a mission to showcase some the best jailbreak tweaks for different areas of the iOS & iPadOS 14 mobile operating systems for the past several weeks, and we’ve already discussed our favorites for things like Control Center, the Messages app, and the Now Playing interface.

But there’s still a lot more to cover, and that’s why this time we’ll be taking a closer look at some of the best jailbreak tweaks for the Home Screen on iOS & iPadOS 14.

Apple Music almost has me sold on Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos

I can still remember what it was like hauling around a portable CD player with me everywhere I went back in my high school days. That was before MP3s really took off. Forking over money for some worthwhile headphones was worth it back then, maybe even more so than it is today for most use cases. But that digital takeover was inevitable, and, eventually, I was hauling around all sorts of different MP3 players instead of that CD player.

What do you want to see Apple announce at WWDC?

It's that time of year again. We're just a few days away from Apple executives (and probably a few others) talking about what's next for its major platforms at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference. And, as usual, there's a lot of expectations swirling around the company.

Has an iPad replaced your Mac?

I have very down-to-earth goals for an iPad mini: I just want to use it to read books. And that form factor is still my favorite iPad size to date. But even I know my aspirations for the small tablet are insane.

Because while the iPad mini is a great tool to use Apple Books on, even if it has a dated LCD screen, that price tag makes it an outrageous eReader. And this is when someone would say, well, it's an iPad. You can use it for more than just an eReader, and that's the real appeal. And that person would be right!