Siri may not be perfect when it comes to being a true virtual assistant, but we can’t deny that Apple started a new trend with it. Instead of being a simple voice command application, Siri can actually assist you in getting certain tasks done with your phone since the launch of the iPhone 4s. Those of you interested in getting this service on other devices beyond the iPhone and iPad are probably in for a treat.
Rumors have it that Apple is going to bundle Siri on its next-generation Apple TV, though many of us ask ourselves how. Apple has been rumored to revamp the Apple [...]
Recently we saw how iOS 7.1 was jailbroken, but judging by the video that we caught, we understood that this was only applicable to the iPhone 4 running on Apple’s legacy A4 chip. Obviously the difference in processor architecture poses an additional challenge to developers in finding exploits, and thus makes jailbreaking difficult across the the whole iOS line-up of products. Today we hear new progress for jailbreaking iOS 7.1 which we’re sure will make many of you happy.
In a response on Twitter, developer iH8sn0w confirmed that his iPhone 4s is Jailbroken on iOS [...]
Things haven’t been the same lately when it comes to the iOS hacking community. Years ago people turned those developers that were able to crack Apple’s code into famous movie stars, and lately all that has seemed to just fade away as iOS has evolved into solving the many complaints that gave people a reason to jailbreak. Still, the community exists, and even if Apple patched the exploit that allowed you to use Evasi0n on iOS 7.1, there’s already progress in fixing that.
Evasi0n is sadly still not ready to jailbreak iOS 7.1, but Winocm is apparently ready to [...]
Even though iOS 7.1 was just recently considered more stable than its predecessors in recent years, that claim was mainly focused on app reliability. There are still people complaining about battery life issues in some cases, and others are complaining about device overheating on the iPhone 5s. Today we’ve started to hear about a new problem that some iOS users are facing.
It seems that the last couple of days, users have begun complaining directly to Apple about their Personal Hotspot service not working. Now keep in mind that in most cases, the iPhone detects the carrier [...]
While some felt that iOS 7 was a much needed revamp from Apple’s already aging mobile operating system, not many people actually liked what they received. It was even well documented that some people were actually complaining about the whole Parallax effect causing them to feel motion sickness while using the phone. None of us actually experienced any of these issues to agree, but it seems that Apple took matters to heart and focused on fixing the problem.
As per iOS 7.1, you’ll notice that there are additional switches and controls to make the UI less hostile to you [...]
Apple’s release of iOS 7.1 brought a lot of the changes that many of us were expecting. Bug fixes aside, iOS is clearly snappier to use regardless of what compatible iOS product you use. Obviously the list of changes was big, and Apple didn’t really share every single detail of the update with the public as it did with developers, and lately we keep noticing some minor changes to the OS.
If you remember, Apple’s recent settlement with the FTC required the company to take additional measures that ensure that In-App purchases will not affect customers. Just [...]
iOS 7 was launched to a certain degree of polarization in the industry. Some hated it, and others loved it, but there was one feature that was generally praised, and it was the fact that Apple removed its limitations to how many apps you could hold in one folder. That being said, not many knew that there was a cool bug in iOS 7 that allowed you to create folders within folders, and therefore allowing you to have a cleaner home screen.
Sadly if you relied on this feature, you might want to consider not upgrading to iOS 7.1, even if that’s not something we’d call [...]
Leave it to Apple to allow you to go through some news of the iOS 7.1 update we’re expecting in the next couple of days, for them to officially release it just hours later. iOS 7.1 has been in the works for a couple of months now, and after five beta releases, we were expecting a Gold Master Candidate this week, and it turns out that Apple has preferred to make it official.
iOS 7.1 is now available for download through iTunes or the Software Update feature of your device. The changes are considered minor by many, but given the buggy nature of iOS 7, many of these changes [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Google Play deals due to its anniversary celebration. Then we talk about Microsoft’s Cortana, which just got featured on a leaked video. Samsung follows the news as we discover that the company is removing benchmark boosters from its phones. Apple follows as we expect iOS 7.1 to be launched very soon. We end today’s show talking about Nokia and its plans to provide us kinetic charging for our smartphones.
All this and more after the break.
Stories: – Google Play two-year anniversary deals [...]
Ever since the official launch of iOS 7, Apple has been hard at work testing iOS 7.1. We’ve seen Cupertino launch five betas of the operating system update since mid-November, and even though we still don’t have a Gold Master candidate for developers, new reports have the update being pushed very soon due to a specific reason.
According to Daring Fireball’s Jon Grubber, Apple is planning to launch a specific app to support SXSW, but this app requires some specific features that are only available on iOS 7.1. In his words:
Apple’s first iTunes [...]
Historically Apple has proven to be very diligent about its iOS beta releases. The company follows a specific schedule, and we’ve hardly ever seen it go beyond a fifth beta, or a second release candidate of any version of iOS that it launches. That said, we do have to remember that there is new leadership in-charge of iOS, and proof of this is the amount of bugs that many of us put-up with on the iPhone 5s and iPad Air, or even worse, the new rumor that iOS 7.1 beta may go for longer than expected.
Reliable but undisclosed sources that are close to Apple are talking about [...]
Even though Jailbreaking has become less and less popular with the launch of iOS 7, up to the point where even Cydia spent some time not being optimized for it, you could still do so with Evasi0n if you were running iOS 7.0.4. Sadly, if you’re interested in keeping your Jailbreak for longer, things are about to get more complicated.
We heard recently that Apple’s iOS 7.1 beta 4 effectively patched the kernel in a way that would partially cripple Evasi0n, though there was still a way to do it. Sadly that ended today as the launch iOS 7.1 beta 5 shows us that aside [...]
iOS 7.1 is getting close to its final release, and Apple has been sending updates to developers like clockwork. This is probably one of the most anticipated updates to iOS in years, and that’s mainly because lots of iPhone 5s users have found themselves plagued with bugs and issues that Apple has confirmed will arrive on this update.
Today Apple has made iOS 7.1 beta 5 available to developers, and if history serves us right, we should expect the next update to be a solid release candidate. It’s still hard to tell what to expect from this update, but one thing we have [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the official launch of the Sony Xperia Z1S on T-Mobile, along with all the details. Nokia is next as MWC is just around the corner, and the company has already sent out press invitations. We then talk about the Google Nexus 5 and some leaks of color options. We later cover the rumors of Swiftkey reaching iOS in a very interesting form. We end today’s show talking about iOS 7.1, and how it will fix the home screen crashes on the iPhone 5s.
All this and more after the break.
Stories: – Sony Xperia Z1S [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the new Beats Music service, and how it competes in today’s market. Then we talk about Sony as we get the first leaked photos of the Sony Xperia Z2 being compared to the Xperia Z1, aside from new rumors of a Wi-Fi only Xperia Z Ultra. Apple is next as we get the first leaked screenshots of iOS 7 beta 4 and its possible vehicle mode. Then we move the spotlight over to Samsung and a possible launch of the Galaxy S 5 at MWC. We end today’s show talking about a possible ASUS-made Google Nexus 8 after all.
All this and [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the iOS 7 Jailbreak, and the reason why we recommend you wait a little. Then we go through the possible launch dates for iOS 7.1, and even the iPhone 6, which is rumored to launch early. We later cover the leaks of the Nokia Lumia 630/635 which is rumored to even include a dual-SIM slot. Samsung follows the news as we talk about their terrible new Galaxy Gear ad, which has gone viral in a negative way. We end today’s show talking about the Samsung Galaxy S 5, and what to expect about curved displays.
All this and more [...]