Browsing Archive February, 2016

Unannounced Apple Watch Space Black Model

Unannounced Apple Watch seems to surface. The company hasn’t announced any updates yet. Rumors say the ‘fruit’ giant would officially present spring devices in early March. What model would you like to see in early 2016?

There are reports about possible iPhone 5se launch with the 4-inch screen. There are rumors about Apple Watch 2 update and new iPad Air 3. It’s hard to say what exactly Apple is to offer in 2016 spring and fall because many reports mention iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models upgrade.

Unannounced Apple Watch Bundle 2016

Apple Watch Space Black modern buckle point to new bands we’ll see this March. There is a leaked image of the new accessories that are possibly arriving soon. The image reminds of the stone leather space black modern buckle strap for ‘fruit’ devices. This particular smartwatch model is not released yet.

The leaked strap is believed to work for 38mm watches only and users will be able to get different colors including black brown, blue and pink. It’s hard to say if this is what Apple is going to announce. We don’t know how many Apple Watch 2 versions the Cupertino-based giant is planning to release. There is no official confirmation of colors, accessories and smartwatch specs.

This could be just the fake image that was posted online to keep users interested and willing to learn more about the real Apple Watch 2 and smartwatch straps that are coming to the market this spring.


Widescreen iPhone 7 Concept Amazes

There are many different iPhone 7 concept ideas. While Apple is promised to unveil iPhone 5se soon and this model should be the 4-inch handset, designers have enough time to create new concepts for the bigger iPhone 7 that should be released in fall 2016.

Can you imaging a widescreen iPhone? This is the main idea of new concept that has surfaced online. It could look weird and even insane. This widescreen phone can blow your mind as it looks fantastic and incredible.

Widescreen iPhone Concept iPhone 7 Rumors

The latest iPhone 7 concept offered by Sonitdac team can remind you of both iPhone 6s, Apple TV and iPad Pro and even Samsung Galaxy S7 that was recently presented to public but isn’t officially sold yet. The idea of merging popular smartphones and devices in the same iPhone 7 looks amazing. The gadget gets the curved glass screen and that looks endless when ‘in work’ and is encased in the aluminum body.

The device looks really cute and it can boast the widescreen button. Designers put it on the top edge of the phone. If you press the button your curved glass screen will extend out of the shell and you’ll find the big display that makes the handset look like a small tablet device or little computer.

Of course, Apple will not allow the screen to extend in 2016 or next year or in the future. This is a crazy concept idea that would definitely attract millions of customers if anyone makes it real. For now this is impossible.

What do you think about this designer’s idea? Could it be a dream that comes true one day? Apple’s next iPhone 7 will not be a widescreen phone. The upcoming iPhone 5se will be a 4-inch gadget long-awaited by millions of users. The company can bring new features and options, make it more powerful but it will not turn the widescreen iPhone concept into a real smartphone.


iOS 9.3 Apple Pencil to Work as Stylus for iPad Pro

Many iPad Pro users were upset with the rumor about iOS 9.3 Apple Pencil stop being the stylus on their tablet. The current iOS 9.3 beta versions showed developers that it was impossible to use Apple Pencil as the navigational tool. Of course, many people who have purchased this accessory wish to continue using it as a regular stylus on their device.

It turns out that Apple Pencil navigation features will be kept by the Cupertino-based company even after iOS 9.3 update. Some latest reports state that the iPhone maker does not take any options away from its Pencil tool. Thus it will remain all the functionality and features it has on iOS 9.2 firmware version.

Apple Pencil iOS 9.3 Features for iPad Pro

It’s nice that Apple Pencil compatibility with iOS 9.3 doesn’t make the iPad Pro creator to remove any features that are already popular among many people. Users will still be able to choose text with Pencil, scroll and perform other navigational tasks using this accessory on their updated iPad Pro gadget. Nothing has been removed in upcoming iOS upgrade.

Apple left the statement for all iPad Pro users regarding the Pencil features. The company assured it understood many users and their wish to continue using Pencil for navigation since not all tablet owners prefer navigating with a finger. The ‘fruit’ giant also stated that it would be working to bring the popular features back to the Pencil in iOS 9.3 and devs along with public beta testers will be able to test these options in the next iOS 9.3 beta.

We should remind you that iOS 9.3 beta 4 lacks the wanted features however the beta 5 should bring them back.


iPhone Space Invaders Gameplay Works from iOS 9 Home Screen

iPhone Space Invaders is a fun game you can play right from your Home screen if you are running iOS 9 platform. This classic game is available to all users who are jailbroken. Right now you can only jailbreak iOS 9 – 9.0.2 iPhone with Pangu since Apple patched the exploits starting with iOS 9.1 upgrade.

There is one cool jailbreak tweak you can use. It is called SpringInvaders. If you install this tool from Cydia store [you can download it from the BigBoss repo at $0.99] you’ll get a chance to play your favorite classic arcade right from iPhone Home screen.

Space Invaders iPhone Home Screen iOS 9 Jailbreak Tweak

By the way you can play game from iPhone Home screen on iOS 8 as well because the jailbreak tweak supports both iOS 9 and iOS 8 platform versions.

Since you’ll be playing from your Home screen you will see no aliens. Instead you’ll have to shoot your iOS 9 or iOS 8 app icons on iPhone and control the spaceship to fight with them. Move the spaceship by tilting right / left and tap on the screen when you are ready to fire bullets at the application icons. This game is pretty fun especially if you are jailbroken.

You will score 10 points for each bullet that reaches its aim. If you miss a shot you’ll lose 5 points [here is the list of top free 2016 iPhone games]. If you wish to shoot several app icons at once you can tap – hold on your display and create a huge sized bullet.

You can configure the game using Settings. Turn it on and off. Launch the game using Activator gesture [remember to set it up in Settings] and select difficulty level. Isn’t it fun to play the game like this on your iPhone right from the Home screen?


Apple Offers WatchOS 2.2 Beta 4 Update

Apple lets everyone who is testing its beta firmwares to download WatchOS 2.2 beta 4. This is another update that brings us closer to the official WatchOS update. The public launch of the WatchOS 2.2 should happen soon. Apple might wait for the official release of Apple Watch 2 or offer the upgrade even earlier than this.

Developers with registered UDID and iPhone and smartwatch owners who are members of Apple Public Beta Program can get WatchOS 2.2 beta 4 update right after upgrading to iOS 9.3 beta 4 that is also offered to the iOS testing community.

Apple WatchOS 2.2 Beta 4 Download Launch

The previous third beta was offered a week ago. Apple started working on new smartwatch software in January 2016. This will not be a big update that is why the company could offer it before launching Apple Watch. This spring Apple is also believed to introduce iPhone 5se and even iPad Air 3. Later in 2016 [learn what to expect from Apple this year] the company is rumored to present iPhone 7, 7 Plus and other devices.

Apple Watch users who will update to iOS 9.3 on iPhone will be able to install WatchOS 2.2 once it becomes public. They will get a chance to pair several watches to the same iPhone. However don’t expect any major changes.

If you wish to install the fourth beta you have to update to iOS 9.3 beta 4 on iPhone and go to Apple Watch application where you can install the smartwatch software through General – Software Update option. Remember to charge your battery beforehand.


Samsung Galaxy S7 iPhone 6s Rival Release

iPhone 6s rival is officially released. Samsung galaxy S7 and S7 edge models are launched offering customers another alternative to popular Apple smartphones [you can compare previous Samsung Galaxy S6 to iPhone 6]. Unlike the current iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, the S7 / S7 edge phones arrive water resistant and they boast 12MP rear camera along with other interesting features, options and specs.

Samsung didn’t change the design of its previous Galaxy model. It offered minor tweaks to the overall look and added the IP68 waterproofing. This is something unique and is not offered in any Apple handset at the moment. Apple is planning to unveil iPhone 5se soon but this model won’t be waterproof as rumors suggest. The next iPhone 7 that should be launched in the fall should get some exclusive features but no one knows if the ‘fruit’ giant has plans to bring water proof option to its smartphones in 2016.

Samsung Galaxy S7 release

The list of water resistant phones has both Samsung S7 edge and S7 models. The ‘edge’ version got 5.5-inch screen. This curbed display doesn’t look like the iPhone 6s. The S7 model arrives with 5.1-inch AMOLED screen.

Both new Galaxy smartphones get the octa-coreExynos 8890 processor along with powerful cooling system that should prevent any possible heating problems. The company ‘borrowed’ Apple’s fingerprint sensor idea, included 32GB and 64GB versions, Samsung Pay option support and other features.

The 2016 Samsung phones get 12MP dual pixel cameras to improve focus and quality of low-light pictures. The company also devoted some time to compare its new S7 model to iPhone 6s Plus during official presentation. It included 3,000mAh and 3,600mAh batteries and promised to start the sales of the new device on March 11th in the U.S. and in mid-March in other countries across the world.

Does the new Samsung smartphone lineup look different from what Apple offers? Do you think the ‘fruit’ giant could unveil something more exciting in the fall?


Download iOS 9.3 Beta 4: Dev Get Direct Links

Looking for direct links iOS 9.3 beta 4 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch? Apple hasn’t released this firmware for public beta testers yet. Only registered developers can download iOS 9.3 beta 4 at the moment.

Apple brings some new features with iOS 9.3. Developers and public testers have already got a chance to see what the ‘fruit’ company is to offer soon. The first beta was released in early January. This platform brings Night Shift option that should make reading more comfortable on iPhone and iPad at different times of the day.

iOS 9.3 Beta 4 Release Download

Night Shift iOS 9.3 feature can use your clock and geolocation [if you agree] to shift colors in your screen to warmer or colder. This happens automatically and your eyes should notice no difference except it will become easier on them.

iOS 9.3 beta 4 release arrives with the same options. You can protect some iOS applications with Touch ID and password. You can get quick actions [via 3D Touch feature] for different programs including Health, Weather, Settings and others. You will be able to turn Live Photos into still images by duplicating them. Apple improved some iOS 9.3 apps and enhanced the educational role of the iDevices by allowing multiple Apple ID management within Classroom app.

Public beta testers should soon get iOS 9.3 public beta 4 launch. Keep an eye on this upgrade and remember that iOS 9.3 will soon become available to millions of ‘fruit’ users from all over the world.


iPhone Clear Application Badge Jailbreak Tweak for iOS 9

Existing app badges to see the number of pending notifications. Still the process of removing such badges is complicated and can really annoy you. For example, you cannot easily remove all the badges for Mail program especially if there are many emails you don’t have time to read. Luckily there is iPhone clear app badge jailbreak tweak you can use on iOS 9 platform.

You can download and install iPhone clear application badge tweak called QuickClear. It’s a useful addition for any jailbroken iOS 9 smartphone. With its help you are able to remove your application badgest within seconds.

The tweak is a free Cydia package for iPhone. It takes advantage of iPhone 6s 3D Touch feature. Once you install this tool you have to take a look at your Home screen. Do you seen any pending notification badge on your handset? Here is what you have to do.

How to Clear iOS 9 App Badges on iPhone 3D Touch

iPhone 3D Touch App Badge Clear Instruction

Step 1. Find an iOS 9 with pending badge.

Step 2. Use 3D Touch gesture on this icon.

Step 3. You’ll get a shortcut menu with a new option.

Step 4. You have guessed that the option you can use is called Clear Badge.

Step 5. Click on it.

Step 6. You can remove all the notifications that are pending in the application you have chosen. This is really fast and super easy.

Use the tweak to clear badges in all apps with unread notifications. 3D Touch technology simplifies the process and you will see no red badges on your Home screen [there are other 3D Touch jailbreak tweaks you can use]. You should note that once you clear your badges you will automatically delete all pending notifications from your Notification Center.

Unfortunately the list of iPhones that support 3D Touch option is not too long for now.


Arrange Apps on Home Screen [iPhone Jailbreak Tweak]

There is a way how to arrange apps on Home screen if your iPhone is updated to iOS 9 and jailbroken with Pangu program. Pangu is the only public jailbreak that supports iOS 9 – 9.0.2 firmwares as all newer platforms are non-jailbreakable right now.

There is iOS 9 Cydia jailbreak tweak that offers a simple way of application sorting. This tool can be useful when you have many applications on your iPhone and wish your Home screen to look cute and in-order.

How to Sort Apps on iOS 9 iPhone Home Screen Jailbreak Tweak

How to Sort Apps on iPhone 6 Home Screen

Step 1. Find a free jailbreak tweak called AppSort on Cydia. You can download it from the BigBoss repository.

Step 2. Install the program.

Step 3. You will find a preferences pane in iOS 9 Settings. This is where you can enable Activator gesture to invoke your new jailbreak app.

Step 4. Invoke your program and you’ll get various sort options right on your Home screen.

Step 5. Select the sort criteria you wish to use at the moment. The tweak will automatically sort all your apps and the whole process will take only a couple of seconds.

Step 6. What criteria you can use? It is possible to sort iOS 9 apps on iPhone Home screen by usage, alphabetical order, app color brightness, badge count, reds, hue and randomly.

AppSort is a well-ordered tool that organizes your applications based on the criteria you choose. Note that if you want to sort programs by alphabetical order you will find all programs [except the apps on your dock] organized by their names.

The tweak allows making your personal sort methods if you are familiar with Lua and can write your script for this. This option is mostly available to developers but you can find information about it in the tweak’s pane in Settings.


iPad Pro Had to Get A8X Chipset Instead of A9X Processor

Apple released the iPad Pro not too long ago. The company was expected to unveil a new generation tablet called iPad however customers saw the launch of Apple A9X chip iPad Pro with some interesting features.

As it was recently reported by the company, it didn’t have plans to include the powerful A9X chip into this device. According to the ‘fruit’ giant it was preparing iPad Pro A8X chipset presentation in 2015. Some rumors pointed to spring 2015 launch but this didn’t happen back then.

iPad Pro A9X Chip A8X Processor

If Apple introduced the iPad Pro in early 2015 this device would definitely get A8X processor because Apple had no A9X chipsets at that time. The current iPad Pro could have got the same chip as iPad Air 2 model.

The required software / hardware wasn’t ready on time. This was one of the reasons why the official iPad Pro launch was postponed and consumers saw it in the fall. The Cupertino-based company had to hurry and get A9X chipsets several months ahead of schedule to include them into the first generation ‘Pro’ tablet model.

Apple has many plans for 2016. Everything is rumored and hasn’t been confirmed yet. Thus, users can’t wait to see the 4-inch iPhone 5se along with Apple Watch 2 this spring. The firm should also present the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, iPad Air 3 and new software versions.

If you own the iPad Pro you can make 3D Touch feature alive using some tricks. Apple didn’t include the 3D Touch option into its tablet.

If you get the iPad Pro unresponsive error you can fix it with ease.

All modern devices have bugs and problems once in a while. Luckily Apple and other companies are always quick to offer fixes and solutions.