Motorola hinted on Twitter today that it will be unveiling its next-generation Moto X smartphone in late summer. The mobility company neglected to provide any further details, although rumors point towards the obvious: improved hardware specifications and the latest version of Android. Further information about a specific release date or pricing details remains unknown… (more…)
Well, here we are. After I ranted this morning about the lack of a patch for the Mac, Apple has released one in the form of OS X 10.9.2. If you have a Mac, update! It also includes various bug fixes and overall enhancements, particularly to mail.app, that will make your Mavericks experience that much better. And hey, SSL will work. So that’s a little advantage as well. (more…)
The Galaxy S5 was launched earlier today at Mobile World Congress, and one of its headline features was the inclusion of a heart-rate monitor. You can already check your pulse with these iOS apps, both of which currently go for $1.99.
Both operate by placing your finger over the camera, and the app then takes a pulse from there. In my quick testing, both were very accurate, though you do need to have your finger placed flat against the lens. Heart Rate Monitor by Plus Sports also includes the ability to check your pulse by just looking at the front-facing camera. (more…)
While the digital music world is mostly great right now, digital movies are another matter entirely. UltraViolet is great in concept, but awful in practice. iTunes is fine if all you have are Apple devices, but it falls short in multi-platform support with its studio-mandated DRM. Disney’s Movies Anywhere is an attempt to integrate with iTunes, but also to bring better support.
Apple has yet to patch the OS X SSL bug (i.e., gotofail.com) that was resolved when it released the iOS 7.0.6 update last week. While the Mac’s user base is significantly smaller than that of iOS, it stands to reason that tasks like checking into your financial institution, shopping, and other security-sensitive tasks are more likely to be done on the Mac. (more…)
MLB has been at the forefront of pushing its league’s content to mobile devices with the fantastic At Bat iOS app. Today, the app has been updated with an iOS 7 redesign, making the app feel right at home on your new iPad Air or iPhone 5s.
For baseball fans, At Bat is a must-have. It’s well worth the in-app purchases that make it the hub for baseball.
GridSwitcher is a brand new jailbreak tweak that aims to improve the multitasking experience on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch by displaying each app in a card-based grid. It is a plug and play extension that works right after installing it from Cydia, where it can be found under the default BigBoss repository… (more…)
It has been an interesting week for popular cross-platform messaging service WhatsApp. Just days after being acquired from Facebook for up to $19 billion, the app experienced its longest outage in years. The result was more than favorable for Telegram Messenger, which gained close to 5 million new users in the aftermath… (more…)
iFans forum member azntiger1000 writes:
Hey everyone. I used to use AptBackup to back up/restore Cydia apps. Now it doesn’t support iOS 7. I’ve tried PkgBackup (not so good either). It would crash often. Any other suggestions?