Category Archives: iPhone
When Apple introduced the App Store way back then, and later the whole notification system that has caused such uproar among iOS users, somewhere along the way ended up with notification badges.
Now granted, they serve a purpose in that they tell us how many ‘things’ have happened. Unread messages, game challenges, ruddy useless Game Center friend requests and more. Problem is, they aren’t always easy to get rid of, and at best, the only way through which you can remove them involves opening the app and marking them as read.
Smartphones In 2015 To Be As Powerful As Xbox 360; iPhone 8 Could Be Your Next Gaming Console [REPORT]
Smartphones are getting ridiculously powerful, folks. The smartphones we carry today in our pockets are more powerful than the computers used to launch the first spaceship back in the 1960s, this, is while these smartphones are mostly being used to launch pissed off birds at evil pigs.
The rate at which their power is increasing is phenomenal in itself. With every release of the iPhone, for example, we see almost a 2x or 4x increase in performance over the previous generation.
If this performance increase keeps repeating itself, soon we will see smartphones overpowering 7th generation gaming consoles such as the PS3 and X360, so says the President of a popular game development studio.
We’re already hearing news from mobile CPU manufacturers like Nvidia, Qualcomm and Texas Instruments regarding quad-core SoCs which are expected to start reaching higher-end smartphones by the end of next year or sometime in 2013.
In an interview with Industry Gamers, Mike Capps (President, Epic Games) had the following to say regarding the topic in question:
I can’t believe it. August is here which means the summer is just about over and the back to school season is almost upon us. So go buy your books, sharpen your pencils and grab these five iOS apps to help you start off the school year on the right foot:
Grades 2 (Free)
Grades 2 is an app that will help you reach your target GPA. It’ll let you input your classes, their assignments and your scores as the semester progresses. If you input a target grade, the app will tell you what you need to score on your assignments to reach your goal.
iHomework is the ultimate organizer for students. It lets you keep track of courses, teacher information, assignments, grades and more. It has a built-in calendar and reminder system. It also works on your iPhone or iPad and has a Mac app so you can sync your information across all three devices.
Snoozerr is an audio recording app that you can
The iOS built-in Maps app is considered by many as the most comprehensive and nicest-looking Google Maps client in a mobile device. Yet, it lacks a feature many had been yearning for ever since the iPhone was first introduced: a speedometer.
Thankfully, now there’s Speed for Maps, a jailbreak tweak for all iPhones running iOS 4 and above that adds this functionality to the built-in Maps app. Its implementation is very subtle and requires no additional setup: the second it’s installed, it will simply display a speed indicator indicator on the bottom right-hand corner of the screen whenever the Maps app is launched, as you can tell from the image below.
If the speedometer works as expected, it should, rather accurately display the speed you’re moving at using your device’s built-in GPS hardware. That goes without saying that you shouldn’t expect it to be as accurate as your car’s speedometer but it should work significantly well and prove a point nonetheless.
Speed for Maps also adds a new entry to the iOS Settings app, allowing users to select which unit the speedometer should use. While miles per hour is set as default, and should be the most suitable for most users, feet per second, kilometers per hour, meters per second and knots are also available at the user’s disposal.
There are no
With any modern version of iOS, in order to downgrade a device to a previous version of the system, users must have a backed up SHSH blob of the version they’re trying to upgrade/downgrade to, otherwise the process will just fail.
This is done to protect devices from vulnerabilities present in earlier versions of iOS but it also stops jailbreakers from applying tweaks that might not be available on the current iOS.
If you’re looking for an easy way to back up your blob for later use, there’s an incredibly easy to use tool that does just that: iSHSHit. Unlike certain other tools, this one doesn’t require a computer connection and now that it has been updated to work with iOS 4.3.5, there really isn’t any reason not to use it, especially as iOS 5 is getting closer to completion, there might be the need to downgrade to iOS 4.x then.