7 More Essential iOS 7 Cydia Tweaks

iOS 7 Cydia Tweaks

The official iOS 7 jailbreak has been available for a while now, and we’ve been taking some time to play around with some jailbreak tweaks (old and new) for iOS 7 and seeing which ones are worth your time. We already discussed six iOS 7 Cydia tweaks that dramatically improve the iOS 7 experience, as well as […]

South Korea Bans Smartphone Bloatware, Will the US Follow?

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Carriers and manufacturers both love to fill our smartphones and tablets full of what many consider bloatware. Applications that come pre-installed out of the box, most of which we’ll never ever use. The worst part about all these “feature-filled apps” is bloatware can’t be removed from your device. A prime example is getting a new […]

SwiftKey iOS App Leaks Out with a “Super-Fast Typing Experience”

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If the iOS keyboard isn’t your cup of tea, SwiftKey looks to be coming to the rescue with a new app for iPhone that takes the popular SwiftKey experience on Android and brings it over to iOS. Mobile insider evleaks posted a leaked promo image of an iOS app called SwiftKey Note, which looks to […]

Get the iOS 7 Parallax Effect on iOS 6 with a Jailbreak Tweak

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A nifty feature in iOS 7 is the parallax effect, which makes the home screen appear in 3D, as the background moves in relation to the position that your phone is in. A lot of folks like it, but as we’ve discovered, a lot of users don’t like it. However, if you’re one of those […]

VLC for iOS Redesigned for iOS 7, Gains Cloud Streaming Support

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VLC just received a big update today for iOS, gaining new features and a new design that matches the flatter and simpler look of iOS 7. The updated app includes new multi-touch playback gestures, including the ability to tap with two fingers to pause a video, as well as swipes to control the brightness of […]

Spotify Reportedly Wanting to Match Music to Your Heart Rate

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If you have a hard time finding the right music to fit the current mood you’re in, Spotify is said to want to fix that. According to The Guardian, the music streaming service is working on a feature that will use sensor’s on the listener’s body or in their smartphone to measure their heart beat and […]

Google Reportedly Working on Remote Desktop App for iOS and Android

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The software market is littered with remote desktop tools that allow users to control a desktop computer or laptop from another computer or mobile device, and many of them are free. However, Google thinks it can create a better option that you’ll actually want to use, and the company is calling the phenomenon of its […]

Starbucks Confirms Storing Unencrypted Passwords in iOS App (Update)

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If you’re a big fan of using the Starbucks app on your iPhone, today’s news might make you change your mind. According to Computerworld, Starbucks confirmed that its iPhone app stored username and password data in plain text and unencrypted. This means that anyone with access to your phone can see your username and password […]

Box Offering 50GB of Free Cloud Storage with iOS App

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The popular cloud storage service Box is bringing back its offer of 50GB of storage for free when new users download and install the updated iOS app that was released today. The Box iOS app updated today with lots of new features and an refreshed design. The app now sports faster photo loading, full text search […]

Apple Settles with FTC Over In-App Purchases with $32.5M in Refunds

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While Apple has already settled a class-action lawsuit last year by refunding in-app purchases accidentally initiated by children, the Federal Trade Commission didn’t seem satisfied just yet. However, according to an email sent out to Apple staff from CEO Tim Cook, the Cupertino company settled with the FTC and will pay an additional $32.5 million […]

Facebook Flipboard Clone Rumored to Launch This Month

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Rumors of a Facebook RSS news reader have been around since last summer, when initial reports flowed in about the social network’s plan to offer a competitor to Flipboard. However, it seems that Facebook is close to launching its Flipboard clone, according to Re/code, which says that it could arrive sometime this month. The new […]

Spotify Free Streaming Comes to iOS

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Spotify has officially outed its free streaming option to iOS users today, joining the ranks of Android that got the feature earlier last month. The new free streaming mode allows users to listen to any artist, playlist on a mobile device, but it has to be in shuffle mode, so it’s technically not on-demand. In the […]

iTunes App Store Reaches Record Sales, $1 Billion in December Alone

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Apple has announced that iTunes App Store sales have reached record numbers, with $10 billion in revenue for 2013, and $1 billion of that came during the month of December alone, mostly thanks to the Christmas holiday where millions of people probably received new iOS devices. December 2013 was also the most successful month in iTunes […]

8 Awesome AirPlay iPad Games to Play on Apple TV

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The Xbox One and Playstation 4 arrived to great fanfare, but one of the best “console” gaming platforms for enjoying games on a TV could come from Apple thanks to AirPlay, Apple TV and an iPad. Many of the games below also work with iPhone or iPod Touch. We found some fun AirPlay iPad games to […]

How to Uninstall or Hide Unused Android Apps

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If you are like most Android smartphone and tablet users, you probably have a few apps taking up valuable space on your device you’d rather uninstall, or apps sitting in the application tray you never use and would like to hide. This time of year many people are getting new devices, and these steps are […]

Apple’s 12 Days of Gifts Begins with Bringing ‘Sexy Back’

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The 12 Days of Gifts promotion launched by Apple in which iOS users are given a free digital download every day begins today. To participate in the free giveaway, iOS customers would have to download the 12 Days of Gifts app on the App Store on their devices. In the U.S. market where the gift […]

Best Underrated iOS Apps of 2013

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Apple recently revealed its list of the best apps and games for 2013, showing off such selections as Duolingo, Ridiculous Fishing, VSCO Cam, DEVICE 6, Endless Alphabet and Plants vs. Zombies 2. However, those aren’t the only great apps that we saw this year. We saw a lot of new apps pop up in 2013, […]

Livescribe 3 Smart Pen Review

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The Livescribe smart pen allows users to combine the analog with digital to more effectively capture handwritten notes and drawings, something that could be difficult on a smartphone. We’ve seen various attempts in the past from different companies to allow a similar paradigm, including Evernote, which allows users to ‘scan’ in their Moleskin journals using […]

iPad & iPhone App Deals Arrive for Christmas

Score impressive iPad and iPhone app deals for Christmas.

If you are looking to buy the best iPad and iPhone apps out there at a discount, Christmas is a perfect time to be shopping. A collection of iOS 7 apps are discounted by up to 60% off through the next week for users to stock up or to give the app as a gift. […]