Apple Earnings Release

Apple reports Q3 earnings: iPhone sales continue to slide, but Apple beats estimates

By on July 26, 2016 at 4:31 PM.

Apple reports Q3 earnings: iPhone sales continue to slide, but Apple beats estimates

What goes up must come down, and Apple is in the midst of a tough lesson in gravity at the moment. The company’s second-quarter earnings report this past April marked the first time Apple had ever reported a decline in iPhone sales. Of course, the decline was expected by anyone who was paying attention — after astronomical iPhone 6 sales fueled by pent-up demand for iPhones with larger displays, there was simply no way Apple was going to be able to keep pace with an incremental “S” upgrade. What was unexpected, however, was how dramatic that sales decline would be.

With the second quarter behind us and serious questions surrounding the future of Apple’s core business swirling, all eyes were still fixed on the iPhone ahead of Tuesday’s fiscal Q3 earnings report. More →

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How To Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3

How to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 on your iPhone or iPad without ever connecting to a PC

By on July 26, 2016 at 2:30 PM.

How to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 on your iPhone or iPad without ever connecting to a PC

Chinese iPhone hackers just released a new jailbreak tool for the latest versions of iOS and not one day later, we already have a better option.

On Monday we told you about the newly updated Pangu jailbreak tool, which offered anyone with a Windows PC a means to jailbreak an iPhone or iPad running any version of iOS from iOS 9.2 through to the just-released iOS 9.3.3. There are some big caveats beyond the need for a Windows PC though, namely that this was a “semi-untethered” jailbreak that require a few extra steps each time a phone is rebooted.

Now, just one day later, there’s a new and improved jailbreak that could be the simplest way to jailbreak and iPhone that we’ve seen in years. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

9 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free right now

By on July 26, 2016 at 12:18 PM.

9 paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free right now

Following yesterday’s post — where you’ll find several freebies that are still available for download, mind you — we’re back with yet another installment in our series covering paid iPhone and iPad apps that go on sale for free. We’ve selected the best of the bunch for Tuesday, and they’re all laid out for you in the post below. More →

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iPhone Fireproof Test

Watch all 8 generations of iPhones burn for your sick satisfaction

By on July 25, 2016 at 3:50 PM.

Watch all 8 generations of iPhones burn for your sick satisfaction

Do you know how many poorly-paid workers slaved in dangerous conditions to build these iPhones? Well, it doesn’t matter. Because now they’re going to burn in the name of YouTube views. And you’re going to watch it, you depraved Western consumer.

Ok, so there is actually 1/10th of an amount of reasoning behind this video. It tests which iPhone is the most fireproof, which would be useful if you frequently play Pokemon Go in burning buildings.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

By on July 25, 2016 at 12:07 PM.

10 paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time

Monday marks the start of yet another week packed full of paid iPhone and iPad apps that are on sale for free. Today we’ve got plenty of good ones for you to check out, includes some fun games, a great task manager that integrates seamlessly with Google, an app that’ll clean up your phone book, and plenty more. More →

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iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak

You can now jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 and this video will show you how

By on July 25, 2016 at 9:19 AM.

You can now jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 and this video will show you how

Apple’s iOS software grows more and more capable with each new release, which in turn makes jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad far less appealing than it used to be. Years ago, third-party apps were so limited that jailbreaking was practically a necessity for anyone who wanted to get the most out of his or her iOS device. But in 2016 the story has changed, and it’ll change even more once iOS 10 is released this fall. Of course, there are still plenty of jailbreak apps and tweaks that hardcore users just can’t seem to live without, and they’ll be very happy to learn today’s news.

Apple just released iOS 9.3.3 to the public last week but the Chinese iOS hacking team Pangu has already managed to jailbreak it. There are a few caveats that make this particular jailbreak a bit tricky though, which is why you’ll find the how-to guide in the video below particularly useful. More →

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iPhone Security Touch ID

Police want to use 3D fingerprint replicas to access murder victim’s iPhone

By on July 22, 2016 at 9:00 PM.

Police want to use 3D fingerprint replicas to access murder victim’s iPhone

A few months ago, Apple was embroiled in a high-publicized legal battle with the FBI over mobile security. If you recall, the controversy began after Apple refused to create a custom version of iOS that would have enabled authorities to bypass the lockscreen on the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists. In defending Apple’s position, Tim Cook boldly said that the FBI wanted Apple to create the “software equivalent of cancer.”

Ultimately, the legal dispute fizzled out after the FBI managed to purchase software from a third-party that enabled it to bypass the lockscreen without Apple’s assistance. With that as a backdrop, we recently stumbled upon a report detailing a novel way that law enforcement authorities in Michigan managed to access a locked iPhone of a murder victim, without any help from Apple or even having to lay out hundreds of thousands of dollars to a third-party.

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Best Buy Apple Watch

Save $200 on iPhones (and a bunch of other stuff) in Best Buy’s 2-day sale

By on July 22, 2016 at 3:44 PM.

Save $200 on iPhones (and a bunch of other stuff) in Best Buy’s 2-day sale

It’s rare to see iPhones go on any kind of sale, let alone $200 off. But to draw attention to its “Black Friday in July” sale (because one Black Friday wasn’t enough!), Best Buy is cutting prices on iPhones, 4K TVs, and basically anything else you can think of.

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Best Free iPhone Apps

12 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

By on July 22, 2016 at 3:13 PM.

12 paid iPhone apps on sale for free today

Congratulations on making it to the end of another week! There are plenty of ways you can celebrate, but most of them involve going out and spending a bunch of the money you just spent all week earning. Here’s another option: snag these 12 paid iPhone and iPad apps that are all on sale right now for free. We’ve got an app that’ll hide your private photos, a cool proximity chat app, an app that turns your iPhone into a mouse for your computer, a great language translator and plenty more. More →

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iOS 10 Beta 3 Changes

You can now disable iOS 10’s most annoying new feature… but I don’t want to

By on July 21, 2016 at 4:21 PM.

You can now disable iOS 10’s most annoying new feature… but I don’t want to

Apple’s new iOS 10 software is anything but an Earth-shattering update. Instead, it’s a release that’s packed full of refinements and new features that enhance Apple’s existing apps. That said, there are a few changes that impact fundamental iPhone and iPad functionality, and some of those changes have been received better than others by iPhone users with access to the public and private iOS 10 betas. For example, everyone seems to love the new lock screen in Apple’s latest iOS software, but the new gesture used to actually unlock the phone had been widely criticized.

As it often does, Apple listened to users and made a change earlier this month in iOS 10 beta 2 to address the “issue.” But after switching back and forth, I actually think that Apple got it right the first time. More →

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Gold Black iPhone Mod

Someone built a black and gold iPhone 6 and it’s everything you dreamed it would be

By on July 21, 2016 at 2:34 PM.

Someone built a black and gold iPhone 6 and it’s everything you dreamed it would be

Love it or hate it, no one can argue that the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s are unattractive phones. Apple has always had an incredible collective sense of style and design, and that extended to the iPhone right out of the gate in 2007. Perhaps that’s why so many of Apple’s rivals have copied the company’s designs so shameless time and time again. As great as Apple’s designs are though, there are always people who wish something was a little different — no antenna lines, or a flat back instead of a camera bump.

One wish in particular has made the rounds quite frequently over the past two years: people want a gold iPhone with a black face. The bad news is that there’s no sign Apple has plans to offer this sought-after color combo anytime soon. And the worse news for people who want a black and gold iPhone is that it looks even better than you thought it would. More →

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Best Free iPhone Apps

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

By on July 21, 2016 at 12:42 PM.

11 paid iPhone apps on sale for free right now

We’ve gotten plenty of emails over the weeks and months asking us to include more games in our daily posts on paid iPhone and iPad apps that go on sale for free. Well, if you’re on the hunt for new games but you don’t want to pay big bucks, today is your lucky day. We’ve got several games on our list of freebies including Angry Birds and a bunch of great games you’ve never heard of, and there are also several non-game apps you’ll want to check out. More →

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BlackBerry CEO Apple iPhone Encryption

BlackBerry’s CEO still thinks Apple should let the government spy on users

By on July 20, 2016 at 5:35 PM.

BlackBerry’s CEO still thinks Apple should let the government spy on users

The Apple vs. FBI legal battle over the San Bernardino case in early 2016 was one of the most important events of the year so far, as user privacy, device security and terrorism converged in a single case. On one hand, we have Apple, keen on protecting everyone’s privacy. On the other hand, there’s the FBI, a law enforcement agency that demands access to any communication device that may have been used during the plotting of a heinous crime. Apple won that battle, and while many from the tech sector sided with the iPhone company in its fight against the FBI, there was one notable company that argued that encryption has to be broken when the government needs it: BlackBerry.

The irony did not escape us then, and it doesn’t escape us now — BlackBerry’s CEO still thinks Apple is wrong. More →

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