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Google makes Android 8.0 Oreo official, here’s everything new

9 min 14 sec ago

Released as a developer-only preview at Google’s annual conference back in March, the latest version of the Android operating system for smartphones, tablets and watches—officially called Android 8.0 Oreo—is now available through the Android Open Source Project.... Read the rest of this post here

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Video: iOS 11 beta 7 brings small changes and tweaks before widespread release this fall

1 hour 22 min ago

Apple today seeded a seventh beta of iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad to developers and public beta testers along with new betas of macOS High Sierra 10.13, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11.... Read the rest of this post here

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Apple seeds beta 7 of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra 10.13, watchOS 4 & tvOS 11

4 hours 44 min ago

Apple on Monday seeded seventh betas of iOS 11, macOS High Sierra 10.13, watchOS 4 and tvOS 11 to developers.... Read the rest of this post here

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Yes, your iPhone can snap photos of today’s eclipse without a special solar filter

6 hours 56 sec ago

You can take photographs of today’s solar eclipse with your iPhone without having to buy a special solar filter to protect the lens, a company spokesperson recently told USA Today.... Read the rest of this post here

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iOS 11 squashes a bug which let a $500 guessing box crack iPhone 7 passcodes

6 hours 29 min ago

Apple has already patched a widely reported vulnerability which made it possible—albeit under some very, very specific circumstances—to crack an iPhone 7 passcode using a dedicated $500 hardware guessing box, a company spokesperson told TechCrunch last weekend.... Read the rest of this post here

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How to temporarily disable Touch ID at the Lock screen & require a passcode

8 hours 34 min ago

iOS 11 includes a new shortcut that allows users to temporarily disable Touch ID right from their Lock screen without the need to permanently disable the fingerprint sensor in Settings.... Read the rest of this post here

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WSJ: iPhone 8’s deep-sensing 3D scanner works in complete darkness

9 hours 9 min ago

iPhone 8 is said to pack in sophisticated 3D sensors on its front and back capable of scanning a user’s face within “millionths of a second”. The Wall Street Journal has now learned that the phone’s deep-sensing scanners work in low-light situations, even in complete darkness.... Read the rest of this post here

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iPhone 8’s new 3D sensors can reportedly sense a face within millionths of a second

9 hours 35 min ago

According to a new report Monday from the Korea Herald, those 3D sensors said to be coming to iPhone 8 will be capable of scanning a user’s face within the millionths of a second.... Read the rest of this post here

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Claimed Apple A11 chip for iPhone 8 shown on blurry images

9 hours 43 min ago

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the sole supplier of Apple’s new A11 processor, recently kicked off mass production of the upcoming chip and last week leak aggregator SlashLeaks posted a pair of blurry images claiming to depict the new processor.... Read the rest of this post here

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Barclays unveils Siri support for its mobile banking app

10 hours 8 min ago

British multinational bank and financial services company Barclays today announced that its mobile banking app for iPhone has picked up Siri integration, allowing customers to ask the personal assistant to make hands-free payments on their behalf.... Read the rest of this post here

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Alleged iPhone 8 OLED display assembly and internal components leak

10 hours 23 min ago

Following our first iPhone 8 component leak in the form of a purported inductive wireless charging printed circuit board last week, more alleged parts for the handset were photographed and posted on Sunday to the Chinese microblogging service Weibo.... Read the rest of this post here

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Make your Status Bar’s Breadcrumb links look better with Croutons

11 hours 38 min ago

One of the more useful features Apple integrated into iOS is the Breadcrumb link function, which is accessible from the Status Bar. With it, you can go back to previously-used apps more quickly after you’re redirected to another on your device.

Despite how handy it is, people aren’t so fond of their Status Bar getting cluttered up with extra text. Fortunately, iOS developer Sticktron found an aesthetically-pleasing way to improve your Breadcrumb link trail in his new free jailbreak tweak dubbed Croutons (iOS 9/10).... Read the rest of this post here

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Solar eclipse wallpapers

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 11:16

In less than 24 hours, the United States, from coast to coast, will experience a total solar eclipse. The two axis cities are Salem, Oregon to Charleston, SC. Speaking of Charleston, check out these amazing dual screen wallpapers from last week’s Wallpapers of the Week post.

Along the axis, about 70 miles on each side, viewers will be able to see totality, a complete covering of the Sun by the Moon and only the corona will be viewable around the moon’s edges.

The last total U.S. solar eclipse was in 1979 and the next will be 2023; however, a full and total solar eclipse that stretches the entire U.S. is unprecedented. Check out our complete solar eclipse wallpaper collection, which you don’t need special glasses to see.... Read the rest of this post here

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3Edgy5Me, Get Me Home, and other jailbreak tweaks to check out this weekend

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 09:00

Every Sunday, we curate a roundup of all the jailbreak tweaks we show you throughout the work week, and this Sunday is no different.

In this roundup, we’ll showcase this week’s jailbreak tweak releases, starting with our favorites. We’ll move on to all the other tweaks afterward.... Read the rest of this post here

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Blacken your Status Bar’s background and colorize its text with this tweak

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 08:30

Back in the day, the Status Bar never used to be the same color as the background behind it. Things changed drastically after the major iOS 7 redesign and stayed that way up until now.

If you miss the dual-tone Status Bar look and feel, then you can use a new free jailbreak tweak called Black Status Bar (System Wide) by iOS developer Justin Petkovic to satisfy your needs.... Read the rest of this post here

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The top stories of the week on iDB

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 07:00

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Like every Sunday, we get to take a look at some of the most popular posts that were published on iDB during the week that just ended. Whether it is a news item, a new jailbreak tweak, a tutorial, or an app review, we sum it all up in one convenient place for you. ... Read the rest of this post here

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Review: BookBook Vol 2 is an upgrade for the newest MacBook Pro

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 09:00

The BookBook case would by all accounts be the flagship product of Twelve South. They continually update it, year after year, for nearly all of Apple’s products. This latest iteration has a few design changes that are very much appreciated, as it is modified to work with the new MacBook Pros.... Read the rest of this post here

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Wine n Dine, Laugh out Loud, Packr, and other apps to check out this weekend

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 07:00

This week’s edition of our Apps of the Week roundup features a visual menu for over 80,000 restaurants, a new comedy network courtesy of Kevin Hart and a handy app to help you pack for vacations. And as always, we’ve selected two interesting new games for you to check out.

Wine n Dine

This is by no means a new app, but if you’re not familiar with it, it’s definitely worth checking out. Wine n Dine features visual menus from over 80,000 of the world’s best restaurants that aims to help you always order delicious food. Save dishes with the ‘Wanna Try’ feature and you’ll get reminded of it when you go to that restaurant, create and discover insightful restaurant lists, and browse the food map to see the best restaurant and foods around you. I also really like that the app avoids negativity—it’s all about sharing the good, not the bad. Wine n Dine is available for free.

Laugh Out Loud

Laugh Out Loud is the new streaming video service from actor/comedian Kevin Hart, featuring a slate of original scripted and unscripted comedy series, stand-up specials, licensed programming, and live broadcasts. Laugh Out Loud combines Hart’s unparalleled social media savvy with his vision for the future of comedy – social, mobile, multicultural, and seriously funny. Not a fan of Hart’s comedy? Don’t worry, there are a ton of other comedians featured here. The app itself is free, and you can actually watch quite a bit without paying, but to unlock everything it’ll cost you $3/month. Laugh Out Loud is available for free.

Packr

Packr will help you pack your suitcase for each trip. The app creates a packing checklist for your suitcase from 24 pre-defined activities and factors in details like length of stay, weather and planned activities. This is the perfect tool for your summer vacations, long week-ends, road trips and even camping. Plus, Packr learns from each of your trips to organize the packing checklists and adjusts the items it recommends based on that data. Unfortunately some features are hidden behind a subscription fee, which I think is a terrible idea for such a situational app, but the core features and design make it worth checking out. Packr is available for free.

Tunnels & Trolls Adventures

Combining rich interactive fiction with classic RPG gameplay for mobile, Tunnels & Trolls Adventures will let you play through iconic adventures like Naked Doom, Buffalo Castle, Deathtrap Equalizer and more. The world of Tunnels & Trolls is filled with tough decisions, devious traps, and monstrous encounters where the risks are only rivaled by the rewards. Roll your stats, choose your kindred and begin your legendary adventures. Tunnels & Trolls Adventures is available for free (with some IAPs).

Bottom of the 9th

This is kind of cool. Bottom of the 9th is a strategic 2-player baseball game played with cards and dice. This faithful adaptation brings the fast-paced fun of the tabletop game to your phone! Choose your lineup from a pool of players with different strengths and abilities, outsmart your opponent in the stare-down, then roll the dice to trigger the action. Will you lead the underdogs to victory? Or will you defend the league leaders’ unbroken winning streak? Bottom of the 9th is available for $4.99.

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Add a flash to your iPhone’s front-facing camera for $10.99

Sat, 08/19/2017 - 06:00

If you’re a smartphone-owning human with a pulse, chances are you take the occasional selfie. And while the front-facing camera on most of today’s best-selling smartphones has come a long way since its inception, it’s still lacking when it comes to lighting.

This Clip On Smartphone LED Selfie Light lets you take top-notch photos from your front-facing camera, even in low-light conditions, and it’s on sale for $10.99.

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Daily Deals: $17 Bluetooth headphones, 15% off iTunes gift card, and more

Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:20

iDB’s Daily Deals post is a roundup of our favorite deals on tech and tech-related products from around the web. This includes everything from smartphones, tablets and accessories, to connected devices and even video games.

Every deal you see below has been hand-picked based on a variety of factors including personal experience, online reviews from customers and experts, and discount percentage. So what are you waiting for? Get shopping!

Anker PowerCore 13000 Portable Battery

Anker has placed one of its more popular portable power packs on sale—the PowerCore 13000. It has a 1300mAh battery in it, which is good enough to recharge your iPhone 5 times or iPad once, and features like PowerIQ and VoltageBoost that allow for safe and efficient charging. There are two high-speed USB ports and the whole thing is covered under Anker’s 18-month warranty.

Buy for $29 (normal price $44).

Logitech MX Master Mouse

MX Master wireless mouse is the flagship mouse from Logitech designed for power users. The perfectly crafted, hand-sculpted shape of this comfort mouse is contoured to support your hand and wrist in a natural position. Well-positioned buttons and wheels enable fine-motion control and a fluid experience, and the Darkfield laser tracks flawlessly on virtually any surface—including glass. I use this mouse daily and have grown to love it. There’s a new version of it out so expect to see it priced cheaper from now on, but not sure it will stay at $50.

Buy for $50 (normal price $100).

Smartomi Sweatproof Bluetooth Headphones

Looking for a pair of cheap sport Bluetooth headphones? Check out the Era headphones from Smartomi. They feature the now popular clip-behind-the-ear design, are sweatproof, and the battery can provide you with up to 10 hours of playback. Other features include a built-in mic for phone calls, and volume up/down buttons. For what it’s worth, these headphones have a 4.5-star rating on some 240 customer reviews, and they come with a 45-day no-questions-asked return policy and a solid 1-year warranty.

Buy for $17 using promo code NJLX7FQ6 (normal price $36).

BH Photo Deals

BH Photo is currently offering great deals on Macs and other electronics as part of its back to school promotion. The store has a wide selection, competitive pricing, and it doesn’t charge sales tax on orders shipped outside of New York, which could equal hundreds in extra savings.

Top eBay Deals

Listed below are some of our favorite deals on eBay right now. They come from the site’s Daily Deals section, meaning all sellers are top rated eBay stores with excellent feedback. All items are new unless otherwise noted, and refurbished items are covered by eBay’s highly regarded 30-day money back guarantee.

Sony DualShock 4 Wireless Game Controller

The DualShock4 wireless controller features familiar controls while incorporating new ways to interact with games and other players. Improved dual analog sticks and trigger buttons offer an even greater sense of control, while the capacitive touch pad opens up endless potential for new gameplay possibilities. Experience the evolution of play with the DualShock4 wireless controller.

Buy for $39 using promo code EMCRJBH67 (normal price $65).

Note: Newegg also has the Xbox One/One S wireless controller on sale for $39 using the EMCRJBH67 promo code.

iTunes Movie Deals

Dark Comedies

Furry Friends

Other Movie Deals

Sony Extra Bass Bluetooth Audio System

This Sony high-power home audio system enhances the bass beat and is ideal for dance parties. The two-way setup works horizontally or vertically for flexibility. Access your digital music library instantly via Bluetooth or NFC. A convenient USB port lets you play back from a phone or tablet or charge this Sony high-power home audio system. Other features include LED lights that can synchronize with the music and proper hookups for adding other audio-video equipment.

Buy for $250 (normal price $350).

LucidSound LS30 Wireless Gaming Headset

Not all gaming headsets are created equal and the LS30 stands out from the crowd. Blending form and function, its understated designand superior audio offer a solution that rivals any lifestyle headset but stays true as a hardcore gaming headset. The LS30 connects wirelessly to most major consoles and features two mics for ultimate sound quality, a 15-hour rechargeable, and comfortable ear cushions for long-term gaming sessions. This is a highly rated headset at a great price.

Buy for $97 (normal price $150).

Ecovacs Deebot Robotoic Vacuum Cleaner

With the Smart MOTION system and multiple cleaning modes, DN79 covers more floor area with the right cleaning mode for the job. And with a Brushless Motor for exceptional suction power, and a V-shaped main brush which ensures more lifting, DEEBOT gives your carpets a thorough and deep clean. Plus, you can control every aspect of the clean from the palm of your hand, using the ECOVACS App. This is one of the highest rated robot vacuums on the market right now for the money, and it is the top seller on Amazon in its category.

Buy for $200 (normal price $300).

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