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iOS 7 Security Flaw

This huge iOS 7 security flaw makes it impossible to recover your stolen iPhone

This huge iOS 7 security flaw makes it impossible to recover your stolen iPhone

By on April 3, 2014 at 10:21 AM.

Owners of Apple’s iPhone have the dubious honor of possessing one of thieves’ most sought-after gadgets. In fact, the New York Police Department recently pointed out that thefts of Apple devices were largely responsible for the rise in crime last year. With that in mind, it’s easy to see why lost and stolen device recovery systems such as Apple’s Find My iPhone are hugely important, and we have read several stories about such mechanisms helping people recover their lost devices. But what happens when systems like Find My iPhone can be removed from a stolen iPhone in mere minutes? More →

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Auxo 2 Download

Video: This is the amazing redesigned iOS 7 multitasking interface you’ve been waiting for

By on April 3, 2014 at 9:41 AM.

Video: This is the amazing redesigned iOS 7 multitasking interface you’ve been waiting for

By shamelessly stealing the app switcher interface from webOS — the mobile operating system Palm created, HP murdered and LG revived as a TV platform — Apple gave its iOS multitasking interface a much-needed overhaul. As is often the case, however, a creative developer working outside of Apple’s third-party app development restrictions has built an amazing iOS 7 multitasking interface that blows Apple’s efforts out of the water. More →

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SignEasy iOS 7 Update Download

SignEasy’s iPhone app redesigned for iOS 7, including offline editing and faster signing

By on April 2, 2014 at 12:09 PM.

SignEasy’s iPhone app redesigned for iOS 7, including offline editing and faster signing

SignEasy has long since been one of my go-to apps for iOS and Android, and it’s getting quite a bit better today for users of the former platform. The app has been totally retooled for iOS 7, and a number of the niggles that plagued earlier versions have been addressed in this build. More →

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Facebook Chat Heads Jailbreak

If you use Facebook a lot, this terrific iPhone tweak is a must-have

By on March 31, 2014 at 2:07 PM.

If you use Facebook a lot, this terrific iPhone tweak is a must-have

Social media obsessives rejoice! If you can’t stand leaving your Facebook chat unchecked for even a moment, this jailbreak app will bring the ubiquitous “chat heads” to any screen on your iOS 7 device. According to iClarified, Adam Bell’s Message Box breaks your chat free from Facebook’s apps, allowing you to respond to messages from anywhere on your phone or tablet. You’ll need to have Paper installed for Message Box to work, but this jailbreak tweak will give you the ability to delete the Facebook Messenger app once and for all. No more annoying push notifications — chats are now always just one click away. Message Box is free to download on Cydia.

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Auxo 2 Download

This redesigned iOS 7 multitasking interface is amazing, and it launches Wednesday

By on March 31, 2014 at 10:41 AM.

This redesigned iOS 7 multitasking interface is amazing, and it launches Wednesday

We have spent plenty of time showcasing gorgeous iPhone apps here on BGR, but sometimes it’s downright shocking what developers can accomplish when they’re not forced to operate within the confines of Apple’s third-party app development guidelines. Case in point: Auxo 2. More →

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React Messenger iPhone

Fun iOS 7 messaging app ditches emoji, replaces them with your face

By on March 27, 2014 at 11:40 AM.

Fun iOS 7 messaging app ditches emoji, replaces them with your face

We love covering apps with great designs here on BGR, and we also enjoy covering fun apps with unique and creative features. Every so often, we find an app that covers all the bases. React Messenger was first released late last year but it has undergone a few big changes since then. The result is a beautiful app that differentiates itself in the crowded mobile messaging space by putting a creative twist on the gentle art of textless communication currently dominated by emoji. More →

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iOS 7 Mesh Network Feature

This new iOS 7 feature could change how we connect to the Internet

By on March 24, 2014 at 4:13 PM.

This new iOS 7 feature could change how we connect to the Internet

Last week, we told you about a new messaging app from Open Garden called FireChat whose key feature is that it doesn’t need an Internet connection to work. It creates a mesh network between users and the Internet with a new protocol in iOS 7 called Multipeer Connectivity Framework. As Cult of Mac points out, as this technology becomes more mainstream it could have profound effects on how people across the world connect to the Internet.

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iOS 7 Apps for iBeacons Use at Home

This cool iOS 7 iBeacon app will try to automate your life

By on March 21, 2014 at 12:45 PM.

This cool iOS 7 iBeacon app will try to automate your life

Placed is a new $2.99 iOS 7 application that aims to help users automate some of their various activities while at home with help of Bluetooth LE-based iBeacons. By placing iBeacons inside the house, an iPhone could automatically pick up a signal when in their proximity and automatically launch an appropriate application the user may want to access. Placed could trigger a remote app when the user is near an Apple TV, a timer app when a user is in the kitchen or a weather app when he or she is next to a closet, for example. More →

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FireChat Messaging App Internet

Brilliant new iPhone app will keep you messaging even when there’s no Internet

By on March 20, 2014 at 9:00 AM.

Brilliant new iPhone app will keep you messaging even when there’s no Internet

Open Garden on Thursday unveiled a new mobile messaging application for iOS 7 and iOS 7.1 devices that will let iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users keep chatting even when an Internet connection is not available. FireChat “takes advantage of the Multipeer Connectivity Framework in iOS 7 to give people the ability to chat with those around them,” even without a Wi-Fi or cellular data connection present. More →

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iOS Update Bluetooth On

This is why Apple keeps enabling Bluetooth every time you update iOS

By on March 19, 2014 at 11:55 AM.

This is why Apple keeps enabling Bluetooth every time you update iOS

Apple’s iOS software updates trickle out to millions upon millions of iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices following each release. And as those millions of devices are updated every few months, a healthy portion of users wonder the same thing: “Why the heck do iOS updates keep turning Bluetooth on?” More →

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iOS 7 Security Features

Huge iOS 7 security flaw exposed

By on March 17, 2014 at 11:46 AM.

Huge iOS 7 security flaw exposed

Azimuth Security researcher Tarjei Mandt revealed at the CanSecWest conference last week that hackers can easily exploit a purported iOS 7 security flaw that’s derived from Apple’s intention of actually patching a potential security issue in iOS 6 concerning kernel encryption. “Kernel is the most basic level of an operating system that controls things like security, file management, and resource allocation,” CNET writes, with Mandt saying that “in terms of security, [iOS 7 is] much worse than iOS 6.” More →

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Numerical Download

Download this app right now: Numerical for iPhone and iPad is now free

By on March 10, 2014 at 9:41 AM.

Download this app right now: Numerical for iPhone and iPad is now free

We’re hoping to spend much more time in 2014 than we have in years past showcasing beautifully designed software, and we have a few early efforts under our belt already. Most recently, we highlighted five gorgeous iPhone apps and we also ran a pair of posts covering awesome Android apps that do things the iPhone cannot. As we come across great deals on well-designed apps, however, we’ll also bring them to your attention individually — and such is the case with Andrew J Clark’s “Numerical.” More →

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