MagBak, the creators of the MagStick, have resurfaced with a new Kickstarter campaign to fund a second "world's thinnest mount" for the iPad. The MagBack is an iPad mount that can adhere itself to "most metal surfaces". The mount features a minimalist and thin design that adds very little bulk to your iPad Air or iPad mini, and it also protects the back of your tablet while doubling as an easy to hold grip.
The MagBak iPad mount has already doubled its goal of $15,000 with 590 backers, but you can still get in on the action and pre-order either the MagBak Air or Mini with a $34 pledge. The "Basic Bundle" will nab you any color MagBak mount plus an additional MagStick mount.
nds4ios is a Nintendo DS emulator for iOS devices. However, this emulator is different because it works on both jailbroken and non-jailbroken devices, and installing it is super easy. Here's how:
How to install nds4ios on a jailbroken device (works with iOS 5.1.1 or later and ARM64 devices)
First you need to install Karen's Pineapple Repo. To do this open Cydia and navigate to Sources then tap "Edit" > "Add". Enter the URL http://cydia.angelxwind.net into the pop up box, and you're done.
Rodeo Games' Warhammer Quest is Apple's Free App of the Week. The mobile game is based on the Games Workshop tabletop version that was popular in the 80s and 90s. The game normally retails for $4.99 on the Apple App Store, but it will be available free of charge until April 17, 2014.
Warhammer Quest is an RPG / strategy game set in a fantasy medieval world filled with elves, dwarfs and so on. The game has been met with mostly positive reviews since its launch, however, it does take a little patience and a lot of love for the genre to get totally immersed.
Earlier this week it came to light that a widely used encryption software, OpenSSL, has a major security flaw, now known as Heartbleed. Apple today announced that iOS, OSX and other key web services were not affected by the vulnerability.
Heartbleed was discovered independently by a team of security engineers at Codenomicon and by Neel Mehta of Google Security, both of whom reported it to the OpenSSL team. Officially designated as CVE-2014-0160, the Heartbleed bug allows hackers to steal information that would otherwise be encrypted by OpenSSL, the most popular open source cryptographic library used to encrypt internet traffic. At risk are security keys, usernames, passwords, emails, instant messages and documents among other pieces of
T-Mobile has announced the second part of its new Un-carrier mobile initiative called "Operation Tablet Freedom". Phase one was the company's all new Simple Starter plan that offers unlimited talk, text and up to 500MB 4G LTE data for only $40. The magenta carrier eventually plans to roll out three "initiatives designed to advance the Un-carrier consumer revolution on multiple fronts".
Operation Tablet Freedom is a "full-on assault against the restrictions and pain points that keep tablet owners from experiencing life beyond the Wi-Fi zone," according to John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile.
T-Mobile customers can now upgrade their Wi-Fi tablet to a 4G LTE-enabled model for zero down and pay no more than the original Wi-Fi-only model price. For example, you can nab a 16GB 4G LTE iPad Air for $499, instead of the normal asking price of $630.
According to a research note written by KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo and obtained by AppleInsider, an updated iPad will be out later this year in the form of the iPad Air 2, and a new, 12.9" iPad Pro will launch some time in 2015.
Ming-Chi, who is known for having accurate predictions regarding Apple products, writes that the iPad Air 2 should be released some time late in the third quarter of 2014 rather than early Q4, as was previously thought. The new iPad will include an A8 processor, manufactured for Apple by TSMC. It will also have a Touch ID fingerprint sensor and the rear camera will be upgraded to 8 MP.
Developer Evan Swick has released a demo video previewing his new jailbreak tweak called OS Experience. The official YouTube description promises a "true multitasking experience" on the iPad.
Swick noted that the video features a few "UI glitches/laggniness," but promises they won't be there in the final release. When asked via Twitter how much OS Experience will cost, Swick answered, "I’ll price it fairly, not high". However, some users are so excited about the tweak that they have suggested he charge a higher price when it hits Cydia.
Ever since the launch of Microsoft's suite of Office apps for iPad, users have noticed the lack of one key function: the ability to print. While Microsoft has insisted that future versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad will add printing capabilities, no timeline has been announced.
Luckily, there are workarounds that make it possible to print from the mobile version of your favorite Office application. While the world waits for Microsoft to update Office 365 and its iPad apps to accommodate hard copies, users can start printing now thanks to third-party software. ThinPrint Cloud Printer from Cortado does the trick, and can be found on the iOS App Store free of charge.
Adobe's popular photography software, Lightroom, is now available for the iPad as the highly anticipated Lightroom Mobile. There is a catch however - it requires a Creative Cloud subscription plan.
Lightroom Mobile is designed to work alongside the desktop version of Lightroom. Although Lightroom 5 is available as a stand-alone desktop app (for $149), version 5.4, the version that works with Lightroom Mobile, is only available via a Creative Cloud subscription. The cheapest subscription is the Photoshop Photography Program, which is $9.99 per month and includes access to Photoshop CC, Lightroom
If you are unfamiliar with Apple's Your Verse site, it is a collection of inspiring stories and videos about how people use their iPads. So far there is one about deep sea diving with the iPad protected by the iDive case, one about mountaineering on some of the world's highest peaks with the iPad and Gaia GPS, and one about high school coaches using the iPad and an app from the Cleveland Clinic to measure the effects of concussions. Apple has just released the fourth story, which shows how one Bollywood choreographer uses his iPad and several apps to achieve the perfect dance scene.
Choreographing a Vision in Bollywood focuses on how Feroz Khan, one of Bollywood's most sought after choreographers, uses his iPad Air through the course of creating a dance scene (which are integral to a Bollywood movie). According to Khan, the iPad Air is the perfect tool and allows him to both craft and share his ideas - "an idea can hit me at any time. It helps that my iPad Air is always with me. So I can capture everything that inspires me." This includes everything from picking costumes and props to choosing filming locations. He can easily take pictures and quickly share them with his production crew,