Yesterday, Apple announced a new version of iOS firmware, iOS 7. The biggest change is that the look of the whole software has been changed. Not the way it works or where things are but the colors, icons, lock screen, and just the way it moves as you open and close apps. iOS 7 will be available on the iPhone 4, 4S, 5, iPod touch (5th Gen), iPad 2, iPad with Retina & iPad mini. [Read more...]
Back in July of 2011 we wrote about a new feature coming to iOS 5 called AssistiveTouch. This new feature gives you lots of control over the hardware of the iPhone using just the touch screen. It’s original purpose is to help those with physical handicaps. Now, unfortunately, this feature is being used by many to solve problems with their iPhone’s hardware fails. Personally, my iPhone 5′s Power/Lock button works only about 10% of the time and only if I press really hard on the left side of the button. My wife’s iPhone 4S’s mute switch no longer works. And many of my friends have had the home buttons of their iPhone 4 and 4S stop working. This includes ours also. [Read more...]
One thing that has always annoyed me is when I have apps in folders and the folder is still open after I close the app. Most of the time I don’t want to go back to that folder after I’m done using the app. So, this app simply closes the folder automatically as the app opens. This app goes great with an app called HomePage that scrolls your home screen back to the first page as an app opens so when you close the app you see the first page of your apps. Both apps are free and a great way to customize your device! [Read more...]
Face Detection is a feature of the iPhone that adapts the focus & exposure automatically when a face is present in the shot. This feature is only active when taking a picture but this hack allows it to work actively when shooting video. This is really nice as the environment can change quickly during a video and typically you want the video focused on faces if they are part of the shot. This hack is available in Cydia for free. [Read more...]
Now that you have successfully used Evasi0n to jailbrake your iDevice running 6.0 or 6.1 firmware, you may be wondering how to actually install an application using Cydia or how to add additional sources to Cydia so that you have more options on applications to install. If this is you, we have a few guides on our f.a.q page that may be helpful. There you will find a guide on how to install applications using Cydia and a guide on how to install additional sources to Cydia. If you are wondering what Cydia is or how you even jailbreak your device, you may just want to head over to our f.a.q page for more info. Feel free to hit up the comments with any additional questions.
I’m going to start a list of what I’ve tried and let you know what works and what doesn’t work with the new Evasi0n jailbreak. For now it will be a simple list with more details and links to come. [Read more...]
Last night I made a video of the process of jailbreaking an iPhone 5 on a Mac using the new Evasi0n software. You can get the jailbreak program at evasi0n.com for free. It’s really easy but I recommend watching the video below first, it includes some more information about jailbreaking. The jailbreak takes just under 6 minutes and will work on all devices running 6.0-6.1 (except the Apple TV at this time). [Read more...]
The new jailbreak named Evasi0n has finally been released and we have already jailbroken 2 iPhone 5s and an iPhone 4S. The first thing you need to know is you will need to remove your passcode lock from your iPhone. There are known problems during the jailbreak if your passcode lock is on. Once the jailbreak process is over, you can add your passcode lock back. Another thing to know is the servers are getting hit really hard right now and Cydia is loading slow. Be patient and check back every once in a while. We’ll let you know how things are as we keep testing. If you have no idea where to start you should wait for our video demo. Otherwise, head over to evasi0n.com and follow the instructions. Check back here for more info soon! [Read more...]
A recent game my son and I found for the iPhone that’s pretty addicting is called Robotek. There is also an iPad version and even a version for your Mac. You start off with only one robot and you play against the computer who also has one robot. The first thing you do is spin three reels to see what kind of help you can get to defeat your opponent. There are also three different categories you can spin the reels in: little robots, defense & offense. Once you pick the category, you tap the green arrow and see what you get. If you spin three different images you get all three. If you spin two or three of the same image, you get that item at two or three times the strength. I like to start out with getting at least three robots. Then prepare a defense; then go on the attack. Between each spin there is a battle and it’s a fight to the death. [Read more...]
I recently got my hands on the iPad mini and for the few minutes I used it, I really like it. The first thing I noticed was how compact and thin it felt. After holding it, my iPad 3 with a leather case feels bulky. The next thing I had to check out was the screen. It has the same resolution as iPad 1 & 2, 1024×768 but squished into a smaller area making it look clearer. I’ll have to admit, I have the iPad 1 and 3 and I can really tell how blurry 1 looks since using the iPad 3, an iPhone 5 and a retina Macbook Pro 15″. The iPad mini doesn’t seem blurry though. Although it’s not a full retina display, which on the iPad 3 is 264dpi, the iPad mini is at 162dpi. The iPad 1 is at 132dpi. I’ll also have to admit that I didn’t spend a lot of time using it. I didn’t go and look at high resolution photos or watch an HD video. I did however check out the keyboard. It is definitely easier to type on with two thumbs than the full size iPads.
The iPad mini that I held also had the new smart cover from Apple which I also really liked. Overall, I would definitely recommend the iPad mini if you’re looking at buying one for yourself or as a Christmas gift. I am a little bummed about the price starting at $329. I think the new iPod touch, iPad mini and the iPad 2 are overpriced. What do you think? Have you held one? Did you buy one?
Learn more at http://www.apple.com/ipad-mini/overview/
I know many readers are from all over the world, but since this website is based in the United States, I’d like to share some apps for election day. First, both Barack Obama & Mitt Romney have apps. [Read more...]
Facebook has made some nice improvements to their app recently. Finally, it’s exciting to get an update for the Facebook app. In the past, Facebook has been a horrible app but since more recent versions of the app, it has been a far better experience. First, simply swiping to the left reveals your chat list and swiping right reveals the main menu. Very simple & clean; I like it! While in your chat list, you can keep your favorites at the top and easily rearrange them by tapping “edit” in the top right. Just tap the green + sign to bring them to the top and use the 3 little bars at the right of the name to rearrange. Another feature added to chat is the ability to see who’s online right now. [Read more...]
Apple published it’s new iPad mini commercial on YouTube recently. It’s titled “Piano” and starts off with a normal iPad and zooms over to an iPad mini while they play two piano apps together. Check it out! [Read more...]
The recent update to Angry Birds Space adds yet another angle to the Angry Birds matrix. The theme adds fiery volcanoes that push you away from the planet’s surface. The developers went to great detail as usual. For example, when I hit a pig out of the atmosphere and he froze, when he floated past the hot pressure from a volcano he thawed out. There were only about 2-3 levels that really took me a while to pass. Most others I beat within 1-3 tries. [Read more...]
Apple has announced the heavily rumored iPad mini. We’ve know some of the the specs for a while including the 7.9″ display and the 1024×768 display. It has the new lighting connector that comes with iPhone 5. It has the faster wifi, LTE, Siri, 5MP Back Camera, 1080p Video Recording, 720p Front Camera, and the A5 chip. I’m guessing since the screen resolution is smaller than the iPad 3 & 4 they didn’t feel the need to put the new A6 or A6X chips in it. [Read more...]