iOS App of the Week: Reddit

Reddit the Official App

After acquiring the Reddit client Alien Blue, the "front page of the internet" has released its own official iOS and Android apps. Both versions of the apps have been in beta for quite some time, but now all iOS users in the US, Canada, the UK, and Australia can download the final public version of Reddit: The Official App. Alien Blue will be pulled from the App Store, while the paid tablet version will remain until Reddit launches an iPad friendly version of its own app.

Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ now available on the Apple App Store

KINGDOM HEARTS Unchained χ

As expected, Kingdom Hearts Unchained χ has landed on the Apple App Store. Square Enix announced earlier this month that Unchained χ would be coming to North America before the PlayStation 4 release of Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. The game takes place during the “beginning” of the Kingdom Hearts story in the world of fairy tales discussed throughout the series. The game is also linked to all three titles within Kingdom Hearts 2.8, according to the Q&A Square Enix posted to their blog.

5 essential running companion apps for iOS

iOS Running Apps

Ah, spring. Who doesn’t love spring? The weather’s nice, good fruit starts to come in season and your excuses not to get out there and start running become slimmer following a long winter indoors.

Ok, so not everyone may like that last one so much, but it is true that spring is an excellent time to get out there and start running. If you’re one of many that comes to this conclusion every year but finds themselves disheartened after the first few runs, perhaps it’s because you’re not maximizing the potential of your smartphone as a running companion.

There are a ton of great apps out there designed to help make your run better and these may very well be the best.

How to get Apple TV style alerts on iOS

Palert jailbreak tweak tvOS

One highlight of the Apple TV interface is the design of alerts. Minimalist grey boxes with a blurred background make options clear and buttons are easy to select with the Siri Remote. Not only are they functional, but tvOS alerts look great. The jailbreak tweak Palert brings a similar tvOS-inspired appearance to iOS notifications on the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Apple fixes iPhone 6s Siri passcode bypass

Siri Night Shift

Yesterday, the internet discovered a workaround that allows someone to access anyone's Photos or Contacts on an iPhone 6s or 6s Plus without using a password. The bypass took advantage of 3D Touch and Siri by allowing a third-party to search Twitter for valid email addresses. This allowed unauthorized users to create a new contact using the 3D Touch quick action menu without using a password or Touch ID. After creating the new contact anyone could then access the photos and contact information stored on any iPhone 6s device.

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