So Apple has (finally) launched Apple Music on the Android platform. As promised, it came during the Fall of 2015 (Q4 2015). Though I haven't an Android device to try it out on so I'm not entirely sure about the specifics of the app. From what other sources say, it's nearly identical to the iOS version. For those that have tried it out, let us know what you think.
Griffin is known for making all sorts of accessories for just about every device out there. Their WatchStand Powered Charging Station is an update to their original WatchStand, actually, it serves as a larger, alternative model to their original WatchStand that also leaves room for the iPhone that accompanies the Apple Watch. It serves as a really nice overall display piece that works quite well.
This stand is a combination stand that is designed to be a dock for your Watch and provide a place to set your iPhone. That said, it’s on the larger side of these docking stations. A mixture of glossy and matted plastic creates subtle texture changes throughout the display’s design. A fabric padding gives a rest spot for your iPhone to rest when not in use. It can be had in, as Henry Ford would say, “any color (that he wants) so long as it is black.” And as we know, just about anything goes with black; so...
You read it right, there is a new jailbreak out there that is compatible with iOS 9.1/9.2b. You may have read that weeks back, a team of "researchers" were asking for an exploit that would work with iOS 9's Safari browser, multimedia messages, etc. remotely. They wanted one so bad they decided to put out a 1 million dollar bounty on it. For the fools (a**holes) who sent one to them to receive the bounty, the world forever loves (hates) you (for now, until it's patched). Essentially, this gives the exploiter access to root and anything on the device (if they figure out where it is).
Now, of course, this is assuming that all of this is true.
We first heard from NAD when they debuted their VISO HP50 over-ear headphones. In-ears were their next mission, then come these. The VISO HP30 is their on-ear model featuring NAD's RoomFeel tech to create a wider soundstage. The VISO HP30 enters a saturated price range with many exceptional headphones.
The design language of the VISO HP30 borrows quite a bit from their bigger brother, the HP50. The curved, rounded, squared housings have a nice glossy finish to them that hold the NAD name, centered on the lower quarter of the body. The silver accents give a nice contrast to the overall monotone design. It’s quite an attractive look that bends and folds a little awkwardly for storage.
The HP30 offers a signature that has a bit of a bass...
One of the biggest new features of the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus is the ability to detect fingertip pressure and provide different contextual options based on how hard the user is pressing on the screen. While older generation devices lack the necessary hardware to detect touch pressure, that hasn't stopped jailbreak developers from bringing the new features to these devices using alternative methods.
RevealMenu is a free tweak from iMohkles that brings Home Screen shortcuts to apps, it works by tapping and holding onto app icons in order to bring up the menu. The menu items shown will be the same as the ones on an iPhone 6S, as this taps (no pun intended) into Apple's 3D Touch API and changes the activator to a tap and hold gesture instead of force detection. Since this replaces the tap and hold gesture, wiggle mode can be accessed by swiping up on icons instead....
Pang made a surprise release of an untethered iOS 9 jailbreak utility today. Here's how to use it:
iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus
iPad 2, 3, 4, Air, Air 2
iPad mini 2, 3
iPod touch 5th, 6th generation
Supported iOS versions:
iOS 9, 9.0.1, 9.0.2
The iOS device must have passcodes, Touch ID, and Find my iPhone disabled
The iOS device must have been updated or restored using iTunes, not OTA
Pangu will only run on a Windows machine
It's strongly recommended that you perform a backup and then a clean restore of the device via iTunes beforehand and set up as a new device prior to jailbreaking as this will minimise the chance of errors during the process. If your device already had a jailbreak before updating to iOS 9, please be aware that parts of the previous jailbreak may be stored in iTunes backups and can interfere with the Pangu9...
So recently YouTube decided to make another overhaul of its UI. This time, the familiar menu design has been replaced with a large navigation bar amongst other changes. It looks like this really wasn't a welcome change as many users took to the App Store complaining. Unfortunately the change was made server-side and automatically applied to all mobile users whether they updated the app or not.
But for those who have a jailbroken device, there is a way to get the old layout back.
iOSCreatix released a tweak on their own repo called YTOldNav that brings back the old YouTube UI design. It's available for free via the repo http://repo.ioscreatix.com/ and works right away without the need for any preference bundle fiddling.
The tweak works for the most part, subscription pages seem to still show the channel icons at the top which isn't much of a problem, while channel pages have a slight bug that prevents the videos and...
So I had a little time today to get some shots with the iPhone 6s, something I wasn't able to do for my review. Some photos lack sharpness while the contrast may be a little too strong in some other photos. I'm a firm believer in editing your own photos after-the-fact anyways, but these are just shots straight out of the iPhone with the stock app. Nothing was done to alter anything outside basic cropping (hence some file names), I don't think I even adjusted the auto-exposure on some of these (tap to focus was used on others though, which does adjust exposure at times).
These were designed as test shots, I took whatever shots look half decent, some came out nice, others did not.
For those of you on a slow connection, these photos are full-sized (2.5-3 MB each), so be aware of that.
Pixel C: Google's Answer to the Surface and iPad Pro
Google's newest offering is a tablet called the Pixel C. One of its main features is the ability to use an additional hardware keyboard that its designed for. Though the keyboard comes at a hefty 150 dollar price, it utilizes strong magnets for a more secure connection. BT is used for connectivity and charges inductively while the tablet is closed. Google promises a 2-month battery life with the keyboard.
Other notes about the Pixel C is that it will run Android (as opposed to Chrome OS) and uses USB-C for charging and wired data transfer. Not much more is known about the device, expect it to launch during the holiday season.