Knowing how much free space exists on an iPhone can prevent performance issues, reduce errors, and ensure enough room exists to snap photos and download content. There are several ways to check for available disk space on the iPhone.
iOS provides a built-in solution under Settings, which provides a total of storage space used for each individual app. Jailbreakers will be happy to know that Cydia can also give a comprehensive snapshot of storage availability, broken down by category.
One of the advantages of the Control Center and Notification Center in iOS is their accessibility. Pulling up one or the other can be accomplished from anywhere, by dragging up or down from the edge of the display. Apple has cleverly prevented these items from being accidentally invoked while a full-screen app is in progress, such as a game.
Grabbers are the first thing to appear when an app is in full screen mode. Once the grabber appears, it must be dragged directly in a second step before the Notification Center or Control Center will slide out. Grabbers are built into iOS, but for those who are not fans of grabbers, they can be turned off with the free jailbreak tweak NoGrabber.
Here's this week's most noteworthy App Store and Cydia releases (03/02/14 to 03/08/14). Apple's Free App of the Week is SEGA Go Dance. The game will be free on the App Store until 03/13/14. IGN's Fee Game of the Month is Prince of Persia: The Shadow and the Flame. You can get your free promo code here.
Devious Dungeon: $0.99 for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad (Requires iOS 5 or later) Rated 9+
comScore Inc., a leading digital measurements and analytics firm, today released its MobilLens and Mobile Metrix data for the last quarter of 2013, ending January. The data show top smartphone manufacturers, top mobile platforms, top apps and top properties.
According to comScore's data, smartphone owner ship increased by 7% during the last quarter, up to 159.8 million people. Smartphones accounted for 66.8% of all phones. Apple once again led the pack as the top smartphone OEM (original equipment manufacturer) with 41.6% of all subscribers, up 1% since October. Top Apple rival, Samsung, was second with 26.7%, and LG, Motorola and HTC were distant followers with 6.9%, 6.4% and 5.4% respectively.
Google's Android ranked as the top smartphone platform with 51.7% market share, which was .5% lower than in October. Apple came in second with 41.6%, again a 1% increase. Microsoft, Blackberry and Symbian filled in the rest with 3.2%, 3.1% and
Livr is a social networking application which requires users to fail a breathalyzer test before they are able to log in and connect with other inebriated members. The app promises to deliver "an online party at all times," and a mom-free experience (unless your mom is a drunk too) for drunk adults.
The app includes several features and social games for members to participate in. The Hot Spots section allows users to find the hottest hangouts by revealing the highest B.A.C. ratings of locations tagged by other members. Members can also stay at home and earn points by playing Truth or Dare, or use the Drunk Dial feature to randomly connect and chat with other drunk strangers.
The idea of disabling LTE on your iPhone may sound a bit odd to some, but not everyone needs 4G data speeds, and it can also be a bit of a drain on your battery. This is especially true for AT&T users whose phones tend to jump back and forth between 4G LTE and HSPA+. If you are out and about for a long trip, and don't need fast data speeds, it is may be a good idea to disable LTE so you can get more life out of your battery. Here's how:
Open your Settings app and tap the Cellular tab to open the cellular options on your iPhone. From here you can disable Cellular Data, LTE and Data Roaming. Just tap the "Enable LTE" slider so it turns white to turn it off. Just don't forget to turn it back on when need to access faster data speeds.
Next Games and AMC today announced that a mobile game based on the hit television show The Walking Dead is in development. Next Games didn't reveal any details about the game itself, but the Finnish company did promise that it will be "unlike anything we've seen from The Walking Dead franchise on home or mobile gaming hardware before.”
“Our take on the undead survival franchise will match the against-all-odds action and moment-to-moment tension of the TV series. We want to find that sweet spot where gameplay and narrative inform and reinforce one another,” said Teemu Huuhtanen, CEO at Next Games.
There are many things that can be accomplished during an ongoing phone call on the iPhone. Users with GSM models (like those on AT&T) can even send and receive cellular data while talking. One drag about iOS is the fact that performing actions such as sending an email or creating a reminder while on a call means exiting the Phone app.
Sure, the phone conversation can continue, but access to the in-call controls will be lost until the Phone app is reopened manually. Enter the jailbreak tweak CallShare. Once installed and configured in the Settings, CallShare brings multiple functions directly to the Phone app. Just tap the contact name or phone number during a phone call to start.
Adjusting the display brightness on an iOS device has become easier thanks to the release of Control Center in iOS 7. One swipe from the bottom of the screen makes it possible to adjust brightness with a slider, instead of navigating through Settings. For those who change their display brightness often there's an even easier solution for jailbreakers.
StatusBright brings screen brightness adjustments directly to the iOS 7 home screen status bar. Once the tweak is installed, there are no settings to configure. A swipe from left to right along the status bar at the top of the screen will increase brightness. Swipe to the left to dim the screen. This swipe action along the status bar acts as a built-in slider that can change the brightness at any time.
One great thing about the iOS Mail app is the ability to mark emails as unread. This can help remind the user that messages are waiting and need to be reviewed again later. Some prefer to use this trick instead of flagging or leaving the mail marked read. Stock iOS 7 has no such function in place for the Messages app.
Now thanks to the jailbreak tweak Unread, iMessage and SMS threads can be marked unread. Once installed from Cydia, the Unread tweak has no settings to configure. Simply open the Messages app and toggle the read / unread status by tapping and holding a message thread. The blue dot indicating whether or not a message has been read will display accordingly.