Grab Your Linen iOS 7 Wallpapers Here

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With the release of iOS 7, Jony Ive and his team stripped the operating system of all kinds of texture and pattern. Folders are now a translucent gray and, in fact, the notification center background is as well. Interestingly (and maybe ironically), some Reddit users have noticed that linen wallpapers actually look fantastic on iOS 7. The “parallax is satisfying and the icons float over it quite nicely.”

To grab these wallpapers, head over to this Imgur album on your iOS device and save ‘em to your camera roll. If you’re using the first beta of iOS 7 (or, in the future, any iOS beta), use the comments to let us know what you think of bringing the linen back to iOS.

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Jailbreaking Gets Some Awesome Commercials

Apple’s most recent iPhone ad campaign is pretty awesome in my opinion, but their latest iPad ads were lackluster in comparison. The music that Apple used in the latter set of ads was apparently just catchy enough for Alex Soto however, a YouTube user who decided to make some similar ads for jailbreaking. Unlike Apple’s own, these are pretty awesome–especially considering they’re a first for the jailbreak world. (more…)

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Forum Spotlight: GrayscaleNotes Theme for Notes.app

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The iOS 6 jailbreak has been around for a few months now, and the theming community (here and elsewhere) seems to be coming back to life slowly but surely. iFans forum member Ackbar has created a winterboard theme for Notes.app entitled GrayscaleNotes. You can find it on the Modmyi repo in Cydia, and the theme’s discussion thread can be found in the comments. If you think he did a good job, be sure to try it out and give him a thumbs up on the forums.

 

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Review: iFrogz Aura

[IMG]iFrogz | Over-Ear Headphones | $129.99

iFrogz has traditionally been a company that strives to create the perfect mix of style and value, while maintaining respectable audio quality. The iFrogz Aura Headphones represent the company’s first true attempt at high quality audio. While iFrogz made many correct decisions in the design of these headphones, there are still some areas in which they can improve.  (more…)
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Samsung’s S Voice Doesn’t Approve of iPhone

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Samsung released S Voice last June to compete with the Siri voice assistant on iPhone, and the South Korean handset maker has taken advantage of the opportunity to quietly poke fun at Apple. When probed with the question, “have you ever used an iPhone?,” S Voice humorously replies, “no, I have standards.” Likewise, ask S Voice if it is Siri and it will tell you something along the lines of, “I think I am, but I’m a little biased.” If you have a Galaxy S4 or another S Voice-enabled device, do these questions produce the same responses?

[Android Central via 9to5Mac]

 

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Review: SOL REPUBLIC Master Tracks

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SOL REPUBLIC | Over-Ear Headphones | $ 199.99

SOL REPUBLIC has really shown in the past that they can produce a pair of headphones that looks stylish and sounds great at the same time. Their Tracks Ultra were a testament to that. SOL REPUBLIC, however, has yet to expand to something larger than on-ear headphones. That is, until now, as they release the new Master Tracks Headphones.  (more…)

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Adults Text and Drive More than Teens

Adults Text and Drive More than Teens

urlIn a new survey by AT&T, almost half of adults admitted to texting while driving, compared to a slightly smaller number of teens who fessed up to the same thing. About 49% of adults say they’ve sent a text while behind the wheel, according to a new survey conducted for the mobile company, compared with 43% of teens in a survey from last April.

And here’s the thing — they all know it’s wrong.

A full 98% of respondents said they’re aware that texting and driving isn’t safe.

Interesting study. I’ve found myself using Siri fairly often while driving, however I usually just need her to play a song for me. Would you consider texting using Siri to be “texting and driving?”

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A Breakdown of Mobile OS Preference in the U.S.

A Breakdown of Mobile OS Preference in the U.S.

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When it comes to politics, the US loves dividing up the country according to political parties. But who is winning the battle of the mobile operating system? In this article, we’ve broken down mobile website traffic in the US according to mobile OS. Our sample data comes from Mobify’s publisher network, which is composed of over 20,000 sites with almost 200 million visits in 2012.

It’s fascinating to see which states prefer iOS over Android, but it’s also interesting to see that many states are pretty close to being even. Which state do you live in, and which OS does it tend to prefer? I personally live in Texas and am surprised to find out that Android is the majority by a decent margin. Red is android, and Blue is iOS. Hit the source for the detailed numbers.

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LiveWire is an Awesome Lock Animation Replacement

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I just found my new favorite tweak. Like many of the tweaks we feature here, it’s very simple but provides a unique and interesting feature not yet seen before. LiveWire was just released, bringing a sweet new unlock animation. It comes to you by way of HASHBANG productions, the people who brought us other awesome tweaks like TypeStatus and MapsOpener. Hit the break for the demo video, courtesy of the developer himself. (more…)

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Cydia: New Winterboard iPhone Theme “dune” Might Top Ayecon

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It’s not often that I see a theme that really makes me say “wow, cool!” This was one of those themes. Not only does it come packed with a sleek, earth-tone design that I find beautiful, but each icon has three variations allowing you to customize the theme to your liking! Maybe I’m crazy, but I would go as far as to say the above concept puts this on top of ayecon. Hit the break for the video. (more…)

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