Tag Archives: iOS 6

iOS 8 adoption slower than previous iOS releases

Just over 24 hours after being released, iOS 8 is still being downloaded by many iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users. This release adds new features to Messages, lots of interoperability between Apple devices, and improved communication and functionality between apps. However, despite all of the great new features, it seems that iOS 8 isn’t being…

New iOS distribution once again shows fragmentation isn’t an issue

Fragmentation has long been one of the biggest issues with Android. While new versions of the operating system are pushed out, it isn’t uncommon for high-end phones to be left out of the update, whether its because the manufacturer doesn’t think the phone can handle it, or whether it doesn’t meet minimum specifications required for the new operating…

Survey reveals iOS 7 design far more popular than iOS 6

Polar created an online poll recently to discover which version of iOS users found more appealing. It featured a long list of specific parts of the user experience to gauge if consumers preferred the current version or the upcoming one. Despite some skepticism online, the clear preference in the survey was iOS 7. Even the least popular element of iOS…

Jailbreak News: Samsung S4 features on your iPhone [VID]

Today Matt talks about some popular features on the S4 making their way to iOS. Features like smart pause and picture-in-picture. Matt also talks about another tweak called slide2dismiss which allows users to quickly remove iOS banner notifications with a swipe. Finally he wraps up the video mentioning a new minimalistic theme called Aplo. Tweaks…

Jailbreak News: Jailbreak released & Apple signing iOS 6.0.X

Today Matt informs us that a jailbreak has been released for CDMA iPhone 4′s running iOS 5.1. The application to do the jailbreaking only runs on linux so for most of us this means jailbreak tool means nothing. Matt then tells us about how Apple was signing iOS 6.0.X firmware files the other night allowing users to downgrade their iOS devices. Tweaks…

Apple has temporarily started signing iOS 6.0.x, downgrade to iOS 6 for a limited time [Update, window has closed]

If you are on iOS 6.1.3 or 6.1.4, and wish to downgrade back to a firmware that is able to be jailbroken, you can do that right now. Yes, that’s right, Apple has begun signing iOS 6.0, 6.0.1, and 6.0.2 again for no apparent reason. I was simply scrolling through my newsfeed when this popped through it: Apple has oddly started to re-sign 6.0.x on a bunch…

Apple won’t autocorrect certain words

I have a love/hate relationship with autocorrect. It has saved me from hundreds of typos since I got my iPhone 5 in September, but it’s also led to some weird texts. For example, I tried to type “hola” to a friend today, and it was changed to “hills”. Not surprisingly, my friend was very confused as to why I was texting him “hills” out of nowhere….

Apple, like Google making adoption rate pie-charts easily available. On the offense or defense?

One thing is clear having watched Apple’s execs on stage during the opening keynote address of WWDC 2013: Apple’s chiefs have changed tactics. Previously very quiet on any matter – unless hassled endlessly – very rarely would the executives take clear digs against their rivals. Normally just a short quip or comparison, Tim Cook compared various aspects…

Safari Upload Enabler jailbreak tweak now supports iOS 6

  For jailbreak users, there has always been one way to upload items to Safari: a tweak called Safari Upload Enabler. Safari Upload Enabler has been around for quite a while, but hadn’t been updated since before iOS 6. Today, just a few months before iOS 7 is released to the public, the tweak has finally been updated to include support for iOS…