Remember last year when Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak suggested thatApple could make an Android device? Well, we've just got our first look at how that device might look. As unlikely as it is to happen, the thought is an intriguing one. So, what would it look like if the iPhone 7 ran Android?
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
The popular jailbreak tweak Springtomize 3 has just been updated with full support for iOS 8.4, and it is immediately available to download right now from the Cydia store.
Ask any seasoned jailbreaker about their list of favorite tweaks and apps from Cydia, Springtomize will more often than not make it into the list. The reason for it is simple – the amount of customization, freedom and power Springtomize 3 offers is second to none.
For those who still don’t know what Springtomize is all about: Springtomize jailbreak tweak allows users to alter and customize just about any part of iOS, From the Home Screen, Lock Screen, dock to Control Center, folders, status bar and much more, there’s very little that Springtomize can’t do. There are a bunch of options to choose from. In short: Springtomize 3 is the one tweak to rule them all in the customization department.
Where users previously had to download a number of tweaks to get the setup they wanted, Springtomize is now that one solution they need to tweak iOS any which way they like.
The package has now been updated on Cydia to fully support the recently released TaiG iOS 8.4 jailbreak, ensuring that users get the latest and greatest customization options out there in the jailbreak world, regardless of the version of iOS they may be running.
If you already own Springtomize 3, you will get the update for iOS 8.4 for free. If you’re a first-time buyer, then you will have to stump out $2.99 to get the ball rolling, and trust us, you won’t regret this buy one bit.
The tweak is available to download directly from the BigBoss repo in Cydia and currently supports all iPhones, iPads and iPod touches running iOS 8.4.
It’s hardly a secret that we are expecting Apple to announce a new iPhone for launch later this year. The new Apple smartphone, which is pretty much nailed on to be given the 6s/6s Plus naming convention, is unlikely to differ a great deal from the external aesthetics that we already have with the current-generation iPhone 6. However, if a number of high-quality leaked photos are to be believed, then it looks like Apple has made significant changes to the internal structure of the upcoming iPhone model.
A number of differing sources and industry analysts have already all but confirmed that the next-generation iPhone will ship with Force Touch tech. The Apple Watch and the latest range of MacBooks already contain this technology, so it makes perfect sense for Apple to port it to the iPhone as well. In addition to this information, 9To5Mac is reporting that a “proven source”has provided a fairly decent in-depth look at what is purported to be the internal layout of the iPhone 6s.
The first notable thing about the photos is that the iPhone 6s will ship with a near identical rear design akin to the current iPhone 6 model. This isn’t a surprise considering the same aesthetic transition was in place when Apple made the move from the iPhone 5 to the 5s.
In addition to showing the similarities externally, the photos also show a number of small changes internally relating to how the device’s logic board will actually be mounted. What’s also interesting about the external photos is that the plastic antenna lines are still prominent and form part of the design. We recently discussed a patent filing by Apple for a new metal alloy that would allow radio signals to be transmitted, but it seems that this process won’t be complete in time for this particular product launch.
The design at the bottom of the new iPhone appears to be exactly the same as the current-generation iPhone 6 as well. We see the same number of speaker holes on the right hand side as well as the same intricate positioning of the Lighting connector aperture and the 3.5mm headphone jack that sites to the left of the sync cable opening.
Image credit: 9to5Mac
Aside from the integration of Force Touch and a new, more powerful processor, it remains to be seen what Apple will actually unveil on the hardware side for the next iPhone. Thankfully, we’re now well and truly in that run up where leaks start to come thick and fast. Stay tuned.
When Apple bought Beats Audio, the headphones weren’t the main event: Apple wanted Beats Music, the streaming music service. Beats is now the heart of Apple Music, Apple’s rival to Spotify and Google Play Music. How does it compare? Let’s find out in our Apple Music vs Google Music vs Spotify comparison and see if Google's curve ball of a free ad-supported streaming radio service mixes things up.
The Moto X (2014) Android 5.1 update is now in full swing. After unlocked international versions of the Moto X (2nd generation) got the Android 5.1 update weeks ago, Moto X (2014) Pure Edition owners in the US are now enjoying the update and so are those on Verizon. Find out all of the latest Moto X (2nd gen) update news below.
Moto X (2014) Android Lollipop update in the US
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The world of iMessage can be a murky one when trying to get it to work with whichever phone number you have. Changing SIM cards, iPhones or especially actual phone numbers can cause all kinds of misery as far as iMessage and its activation is concerned. Specifically, it just refuses to work and iMessage ends up not knowing what your phone number is or worse, thinks it does and iMessages just disappear into the ether.
Quite a number of people with jailbroken devices are facing such a problem at the moment on iOS 8.3 after jailbreaking with the newly released TaiG tool. The issue is not necessarily TaiG’s but rather iMessage’s, because we have seen such problems on non-jailbroken iPhones over the years as well. Apple just seems to struggle with the whole idea of iMessage phone number activation for whatever reason. Luckily though, getting the whole shebang to work again may be just a few steps away, thanks to a solution provided by Reddit user iPodZombie. You’ll need to be jailbroken though, so this is probably only useful to you if a recent TaiG update has gone awry.
Here are the steps you are going to want to follow:
Step 1: Enter Safe Mode. This can be done in a variety of ways. You can set an Activator action to do this, or simply use tweak like MultiBoot or Power Tap to enter Safe Mode.
Step 2: Once in Safe Mode, head into the Settings -> Messages and toggle iMessage off and then back on. You will notice the device authenticate and activate. You’re nearly done.
Step 3: Now, scroll down to the Send & Receive area and you should see your phone number selected. Add any email addresses you want to use with iMessage here.
Step 4: Exit Safe Mode.
Step 5: Test iMessage. It should now work just fine, including with your iPhone’s phone number.
And that’s it, you’re all done. It may not help if you are suffering from iMessage activation issues on a non-jailbroken device, but if iOS 8.3 is causing problems after using TaiG’s jailbreak then this little guide may just be what you need to get messaging again.
When the TaiG team released jailbreak for iOS 8.3 last week, many, wondered what the wisdom was in releasing a jailbreak so close to a major new release of iOS being made available.
With iOS 8.4 and Apple Music release just around the corner, has TaiG shown its hand too early by releasing a version of a jailbreak that could be rendered obsolete when the latest version of iOS becomes available in a matter of hours from now?
While there’s no 100% authentic confirmation yet of TaiG 2.x jailbreak working on iOS 8.4, there are some mixed reports doing the rounds.
The first guy to report about TaiG working on iOS 8.4 beta 4 was @iOShXr on Twitter. He claimsthat current TaiG tool works just fine on the latest beta of 8.4 as long as you make the complex hex edits required for it to work. Someone has went as far as detailing the wholeprocedure on how you can make TaiG work on iOS 8.4 beta 4 and even iOS 9 beta, although those who tried the procedure didn’t find any success with it. And even if it works for real, there’s no way to know whether it will continue to work on the final version of iOS 8.4.
There are also some who claim that at least one of the iOS 8.3 jailbreak exploits, which depends on a race condition in TaiG, has been patched in iOS 8.4 beta 4. If that’s the case, then TaiG was definitely right in getting the jailbreak out before Apple released the final version of iOS 8.4.
TaiG team is staying mum on the issue. They will probably confirm only after inspecting the final release of iOS 8.4.
Back in April, i0n1c was the first to jailbreak iOS 8.4. He demonstrated his jailbreak, likely using different exploits than the ones used in TaiG for iOS 8.3, on an iPhone 6 running iOS 8.4 beta 1. But will he release his jailbreak in case TaiG’s ones are really patched in 8.4? Probably not.
It is of course true that Apple will be monitoring its big beta releases of iOS, and when everything goes live, there is every possibility that Apple will have filled whichever security hole the current public jailbreak tool TaiG 2.x is using.
Apple’s chances of getting a jailbreak patch into iOS 8.4 final release in a matter of days from TaiG’s release last week are still slim however, though it’s a fairly safe bet that it will do just that in a future release of the software. Once a jailbreak is out in the wild, it is effectively burned, with Apple able to reverse engineer it and effectively block whatever security breach made the jailbreak possible in the first place.
If there is one thing Apple likes to do, it’s stop jailbreak tools from working. It may be in the name of security, but that doesn’t stop it from being irritating to those who like to jailbreak their iPhones and iPads.
We recommend you to update to iOS 8.3 if you haven’t already even if you don’t plan to jailbreak yet. If you care about jailbreaking, follow our guide here to know everything about iOS 8.3 jailbreak and the upcoming iOS 8.4 update and how it might affect jailbreakers.
Well known jailbreak tweak MyWi 8 has just been updated to support the newly jailbreakable firmware iOS 8.3 on all iPhones and cellular iPads. Now up to version 8.03.02, it is still one of the most popular Cydia packages around.
While iOS now supports tethering of data connections with its ‘Personal Hotspot’ feature, what sets MyWi apart from the native offering in iOS is its ability to enable WiFi-to-WiFi tethering. This is called WiFi Sharing and it allows you to rebroadcast the WiFi signal to which your iOS device is connected to. This is super useful to use in hotels or places where you can pay once for WiFi and rebroadcast the same signal using WiFi Sharing feature to your friends and family. MyWi also gives you ability to create 5GHz hotspots, something that Apple’s native offering doesn’t.
The good news here is that if you have already paid for MyWi 6, 7 or earlier versions of MyWi 8, the upgrade to the latest version for iOS 8.3 is totally free, though if you’re looking to start fresh, it will set you back a good $19.99. Pricey I know but if features like WiFi Sharing is important to you, then it’s probably worth getting. Intelliborn, the developers behind MyWi, are also offering a free three-day trial to all users so that they can experience the tweak first-hand before making the decision to purchase it.
MyWi 8 can be downloaded from the ModMyi repository in Cydia.
The Mlais M7 is an interesting package: a nice looking phone complete with a finger scanner and running Android Lollipop that you've probably never heard of. In our Mlais M7 review we'll take a look at the features of the phone along with its hardware, software and performance to see if it delivers.
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