The WSJ reported today that out of 47,000 grand larcenies in New York City last year 8,465 involved Apple products. Since iPhone theft is on the rise, the NYPD created a YouTube video teaching New Yorkers how to activate the Find My iPhone feature on their devices. This is also a good idea for any iOS owner in any part of the country. Here's how to enable Find My iPhone and Activation Lock on your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch.
Apple added Activation Lock in iOS 7. The new feature allows you to wipe all the data on your iOS device after it is lost or stolen. You will need to know your Apple ID to wipe your data or recover it, in case your device is found. You can learn how to manage / reset your Apple ID here.
The team of developers who created evasi0n7 have released two new versions of their iOS 7 jailbreak to fix aother boot loop bug and add an important security update. Evasi0n7 v.1.0.3 was released to fix the cellular reboot problem plaguing Retina iPad mini owners. Evasi0n7 v.1.0.2 previously fixed a similar issue with the iPad, but the bug seems to still be affecting second-generation iPad mini devices.
Evasi0n7 v.1.0.4 was released via a Cydia update entitled "evasi0n7.x Untether." It fixes the "two security issues that were reported by the community," according to the release notes. You can find version 1.0.4 in the Changes section in Cydia after your refresh it, or on the official evasi0n website.
Here's a quick look at some the available tweaks in Cydia that will allow you to customize and have more control over your Control Center in iOS 7. All the tweaks listed below require a jailbroken iOS device running iOS 7 to work. You can learn how to jailbreak your device here.
CCControls: Free (ModMyi repo) - The first thing themers are going to want to do is customize their Control Center, and CCControls allows you to do just that! Users can add and remove toggles, change the shape and color of their toggles and decide which toggles can be accessed from the Lock screen. There are currently 24 toggles and 15 stock themes to choose from (with the ability to add more).
The Apple App Store is quickly becoming a retro-gamers paradise. Over the last few months classic games like Double Dragon, Tomb Raider and now Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project have been ported to iOS devices. The Manhattan Project was originally released for Windows in 2002 and it is now available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
In the Manhattan Project Duke must save New York City from Mech Morphix's army of mutants by deploying W.I.N. (Weapons, Insults and Name-Calling). The iOS version features 9 brand new weapons, 8 levels and all the "best elements" of Duke Nukem, Duke Nukem II and Duke Nukem 3D.
Removing a Cydia app from your Home screen is a lot harder than deleting a normal iOS app. Instead of holding a jailbreak app until it wiggles to delete it, users must navigate to the Manage section of Cydia to uninstall the package themselves. Luckily Ryan Burke has updated developer Dustin Howett's original iOS 4 tweak CyDelete to work with iOS 7 devices.
CyDelete7 allows jailbreakers to uninstall Cydia applications directly from their Home screen just like regular App Store apps. The new tweak works with all jailbroken Apple devices running iOS 7 or later.
CyDelete7 is available for free in Cydia's BigBoss repo.
There have been several iOS gamepads launched since Apple announced iOS 7 would feature MFi game controller support. However, up until now all the recently released controllers, like the MOGA Ace Power, have been focused solely on the iPhone. But that's all about to change thanks to SteelSeries' newly unveiled Stratus Wireless Controller.
The new iOS game controller connects to the iPad, iPhone and iPod via Bluetooth 2.1, and it can even connect to HD TVs through AppleTV using AirPlay Mirroring. Even though it doesn't attach to your device using the Lightning connector like the other controllers on the market, the Stratus still only supports the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Mini, iPad Air, iPad 4 and iPod Touch (5th Generation).
Griffin Technology announced today that its portable StudioConnect for the iPad and PowerMate jog dial will both be receiving an update in 2014. Both products will be showcased at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada. The international electronics and technology trade show runs from January 7 to January 10.
The StudioConnect has been upgraded with a pair of XLR inputs, USB and five-pin MIDI support, and is now compatible with both 30-pin and Lightning equipped iPads. The StudioConnect HD will be available for $200 this fall.
Dead Defence may be one of the hardest and confusing Tower Defense games ever released for iOS devices, but I'm sad to see it go. Developer PlayFlock has released version 1.3.0 which brings the fifth and final campaign. The update also introduces two new monsters, a new boss, and the ability to obtain crystals for free.
How you obtained crystals without paying for them was confusing in earlier versions of the game, and trying to defeat some levels without them seemed outright impossible. Being able to get crystals for free may now allow players to actually advance to the end the game, or go back and obtain a perfect score on older boards.
The sequel to the popular racing game Jet Car Stunts is now available for free in the App Store. Jet Car Stunts 2 features the same crazy tracks and impossible jumps that made the original such a huge hit. The sequel also brings a new level creation mode and iOS 7 controller support.
Jet Car Stunts 2 is a fun racing game where players must use their jet powered car to complete outlandish tracks suspended high in the air. It can be really challenging trying to complete the impossibly long jumps while watching your rocket fuel and trying to steer your car without flipping over, all at the same time. The game can also be really addicting and sometimes frustrating as you try not to overshoot jumps and avoid crashing into walls.
Did you receive a shiny new iPad Air or iPad mini for the holidays? Do you also have gift cards burning a hole in your pocket? Then here is a list of reliable keyboard cases for all current iPad models that you may want to consider buying. New iPad mini owners will especially want to pay attention since the smaller tablet greatly benefits from having an external Bluetooth keyboard.
Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover - The last thing you want to do is add unnecessary bulk to your iPad Air. The Ultrathin Keyboard Cover from Logitech weighs only 330g (0.73 pounds) and measures just 7.3mm (0.29 inches) thick. It also features iOS shortcut keys for easier typing, extra added touch screen protection, and it easily attaches to your iPad thanks to its powerful magnetic clips. The
Ultrathin Keyboard Cover is only $99 and is available for the iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad 2.