Although Evasi0n opened up iOS 7 for jailbreakers, many of the tweaks are not yet compatible with devices using Apple's new 64-bit A7 chip, including the iPhone 5s, the iPad Air and the iPad Mini with Retina Display. One of the most popular jailbreak tweaks, WinterBoard, is now compatible according to creator Jay Freeman (aka Saurik, of Cydia fame).
WinterBoard is basically an expansion of SpringBoard that allows the user to apply themes to the iOS interface, which makes it the ultimate tool for customization. With WinterBoard you can change the appearance of your icons by loading various
There were a lot of well received games released to the Apple App Store this week, but not a lot of free titles. If you are only looking for free games, you can still grab Super Stickman Golf 2 and Pac-Man for free for a limited time. Other App Store highlights include the return of Duke Nukem, and Yahoo's push to take over iOS Home screens with the release of its news app on January 1st, and its overhauled Sports app.
Here's a quick look at some of the new games and apps released to the Apple App Store this week (01/05/14 to 01/11/14).
Quora is not only a questions and answers app, but it also feeds your social media addiction. The original service was created by two former Facebook employees, Adam D'Angelo and Charlie Cheever, in 2010. The app allows users to upvote or downvote answers to questions, suggest edits to answers and write blog posts and reviews. Users can then share their favorite content with their friends and followers on Twitter, Facebook, text message and email.
Quora also features a stat system where users can track how well their posts are being received, and it allows Quora members to follow other users they find interesting in the community. It's basically Yahoo Answers and Twitter all rolled into one, but what separates Quora from these other services is that the content is curated by the community. This cuts down on trolling and allows users to avoid a constant feed of inane information.
The popular Super Stickman Golf 2 is free for a limited time on the Apple App Store. The game is a golf physics title where you must complete various courses to gain experience and upgrade your golfer to advance through 7 different levels. You can also earn in-game money or complete achievements to unlock various power-ups and different golf balls to help improve your skills.
The game features 32 creative courses, like Sticky Land, where players must make shots while sticking to bubblegum covered walls. It also includes a multiplayer mode, a race mode and the ability to improve your golfer and buy him/her funny hats with special abilities.
If you have been waiting for a dynamic Weather app icon for eons and wondering why Apple has never done it, especially since they just came out with an updating Clock icon for iOS 7, your wait is over. Developer Hamza Sood, who is known for his SiriToggles package, beat Apple to it with the aptly named LiveWeatherIcon tweak. Although it is only a minor detail it is yet another layer of customization that adds depth to the overall user experience.
If you are jailbroken and tired of the old, boring, static Weather app icon, you might want to give the LiveWeatherIcon tweak a try. The tweak brings life to the Weather app by animating the icon to reflect the current weather conditions - stormy weather outside translates to a stormy icon and so on. It continuously updates so it
At CES 2014 the global leader in thermal imaging technology, FLIR Systems Inc., unveiled the first personal thermal imaging device in the form of an iPhone case called the FLIR ONE. The FLIR ONE case is specifically designed for the iPhone 5 and 5s, and is the first device of its kind aimed at the consumer market.
The case will allow users to see the infrared spectrum, which has wavelengths longer than those of the visible spectrum. This will allow consumers to see heat signatures of people, animals and anything else that gives off heat from up to 100 feet away. The technology was originally developed for military night vision applications but has spread to other areas in recent years. Thermal imagery is now
Apple released iOS 7.1 beta 3 to developers on Tuesday. According to p0sixspwn creator iH8sn0w, the new release does not break the evad3rs latest jailbreak, but an unofficial version of evasi0n7 was needed to jailbreak the new beta. You can download that version here, but remember this tool was not released or sanctioned by the evad3rs and should be used with caution.
It is also a safe bet that Apple will patch evasi0n7 very soon, which means this could be the last chance users have to upgrade to iOS 7 and jailbreak their phones. Users still running iOS 6 will not be able to jailbreak once Apple closes the exploit, and there is a slim chance a new jailbreak will be released for any future versions of iOS 7.
It has been a busy few days for the Deutsche Telekom-owned T-Mobile. The Uncarrier recently paid $2.37 billion for blocks of Verizon Wireless' 700MHz spectrum, and its own CEO John Legere was kicked out of AT&T's CES party on Tuesday. Legere also took to Twitter to accuse AT&T of copying T-Mobile, and he released a statement in response to AT&T's new plan to pay T-Mobile customers $450 worth of credit to switch carriers.
"This is a desperate move by AT&T on the heels of what must have been a terrible Q4 and holiday for them. I’m flattered that we have made them so uncomfortable! We used AT&T’s cash to build a far superior network and added Un-carrier moves to take tons of their customers – and now they want to bribe them back!"
"Consumers won’t be fooled…nothing has changed; customers will still feel the same old pain that AT&T is famous for. Just wait until CES to hear what pain points we are eliminating next.
Apple announced today that its 2013 App Store sales topped a staggering $10 billion, with $1 billion coming in December alone. That number reflects the nearly 3 billion apps that iOS users downloaded over the course of the month, making it the App Store's most successful month ever.
Today's press release also noted that app developers have earned in the neighborhood of $15 billion since the App Store's inception. Unsurprisingly, some of the most popular apps of the year included Candy Crush Saga, Puzzles & Dragons, Minecraft, QuizUp and Clumsy Ninja. Some came as surprise successes - Ellen DeGeneres' Heads Up, ProtoGeo’s Moves, Simon Filip’s Afterlight and Kevin
Fitbit announced today at CES that its MobileTrack feature is now available for iPhone 5s owners. The new addition to the free Fitbit iOS app allows iPhone 5s users to their track basic health and fitness activity.
MobileTrack taps into the M7 coprocessor in the iPhone 5s and helps owners keep track of their steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, plus more. The app also allows users to take advantage of Fitbit's in-app social and motivational features by allowing them to see their personal achievements with easy to use graphs and charts.
“We know there are many ways consumers like to track their fitness and want to enable as many people as possible to get the benefits of Fitbit activity tracking – and now anyone with an iPhone 5s can also download and use the Fitbit app,” said James Park, CEO and Co-Founder of Fitbit.