There's a bug in iOS 9 affecting 64 bit devices that can potentially cause a soft-brick. If the date is set to January 1st 1970 and the device is rebooted, it will fail to boot and enter a boot-loop until the GMT time zone has passed into the next day. This bug affects the following devices running iOS 9:
- iPhone 5S, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus
- iPad Air, Air 2, Mini 2, Mini 3, Mini 4, Pro
- iPod touch 6th generation
To make matters worse, some tricksters have posted hoax images online claiming that setting the date back and then rebooting the device will trigger an Easter Egg on the iOS device in an attempt to trick people into bricking their devices. Ignore them.
It seems that with the advent of iOS 9 (remember that, like 6 months ago?) Apple implemented what they claim to be a security feature to any TouchID-supported device. That is, they will brick your device if you tamper (replace/fix) with the fingerprint sensor. In other words, if you go to a third party to replace your fingerprint sensor, it can end up bricking your device if you're on iOS 9. If you go through Apple, it's smooth sailing, except for your wallet of course.
One one hand, I can see the claim Apple is making. It's a hardware hack for a thief to go about and replace the sensor to access your phone. Personally, I feel it's a little farfetched and a possible stretch for any thief to go this far out of their way to gain access... But, I'm not a thief, maybe it's common ground?
On the other hand, the lawsuit does bring up a good reason that this was only implemented after iOS 9 released (and the original TouchID phones didn't have this restriction). Nor were...
I really hope no one went to www.crashsafari.com I really do. To be honest, the link www.crashsafari.com should give itself away. It will crash your Safari web browser, and Chrome, but repeatedly extending the name of the URL causing memory issues with your device. iPhone's seem to be most affected by www.crashsafari.com due to heating issues that occur due to it, Android devices slow down quite a bit, as do iPhones obviously. Desktops aren't safe, but are generally a little better equipped to deal with the heat caused by www.crashsafari.com
I've got to be honest, I'm really tired of hearing about the Apple vs Samsung lawsuits, they're like a bad couple that just won't let it go... I guess any publicity is good publicity. With that said, Apple has won an injunction today stopping the sale of some old, popular phones:
Galaxy Note II
Galaxy S II
Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch
Galaxy S II Skyrocket
Galaxy S III
I guess that really does sum it up, some phones no longer for sale in the US...
If it looks oddly familiar, it should... If it doesn't, I'll assume you've been stranded on an island for the past two years and let you know that it's currently the year 2015 and there is this thing called an Apple Watch. It's based off of the smartwatches that have been around for a few years before it.
OK, so this is the Apple Watch Swiss Alp watch that looks oddly familiar, like the Apple Watch. Except... It's fully mechanical, and costs more... At 25,000 it's more expensive than Apple's own 18 karat gold Watch Editions... No notifications, no messages, just a watch that tells you the time, like a watch should...
Well, if you've been living in a box for the past few days, you should know that 2016 has rolled around. With the start of every new year becomes CES, a PR reps worse nightmare a large convention for new consumer electronics to see. Although not all the companies show off new toys during CES, I'll reserve this post for everyone in the upcoming year. What are you looking forward to in terms of electronics, gizmos, Google, Apple, Microsoft, accessories, etc.? What do you predict will come out? What do you want to come out?
808 Audio really hasn't had a chance to make a big impact on iFans. I do, however, have to admit that at first I felt that it was a brand for design only, I quickly learned that they weren't, partially due to the fact that they are both owned by the parent company of Klipsch. I quite enjoyed their Performer BT headphones.
This giveaway is for the 808 Audio HEX XS Bluetooth speaker. it's a portable speaker system that offers a square design with a hexagonal grill (most 808 Audio devices use some sort of hexagon). It looks stylish and fun, though I haven't heard it myself, so I can't speak about how it sounds in general. More information about the produce can be found here: http://www.808audio.com/speakers/hex-xs/
I wish everyone good luck on this giveaway!
Same rules apply as last time:
To enter the giveaway, simply post into this thread.
HiFiMan has been making large marks in the audiophile business lately. With an entirely new line of over-ear headphones, the introduction of an on-ear model, and lots of in-ear models. Recently, HiFiMan released their new flagship IEM, one that would be different from the rest in terms of sound signature and fit, one that was customized. This would require them to team up with Unique Melody to design their first custom in-ear monitor (CIEM for short).
Before I begin, I’ll start by giving a quick introduction to what a CIEM is as that may be something that iFans isn’t too familiar with. A CIEM is simply an IEM that uses a custom molded casing that is fit to the listener’s ear. The casing is typically made out of acrylic, though it can also be silicone or some other material. These have become very popular with performers and musicians. Today, they have been gaining popularity with the general listening...
I just want to ask you guys a question. With the introduction of 3D touch, we don't need to press the home button twice to get to the background apps, now we just need to force touch (press harder) on the left side of the screen and we can easily switch between aps, we can also close the apps that are running in the background.
Do you still use the Assitive Touch?
Some people use them to prevent the wear and tear of the home button? What about you? Make your choice and share your opinion in the comment below