Hidden iOS 8 code may reveal a key iPhone 6 specification

Apple is just weeks away from unveiling two new iPhones, but as with any Apple reveal, there are still plenty of details being kept under wraps. The most oft-repeated rumor, supported by enough evidence to put it in the fact column, is that one iPhone 6 model will have a 4.7-inch display and the phablet version will feature a 5.5-inch display. With larger displays, it would make sense for Apple to bump up the resolution as well, but previous reports regarding an upgraded resolution have been shaky at best.

iphone 6

Now, months later, 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman has returned with new evidence which points to a 828 x 1472 pixel resolution for both models of the iPhone 6.

According to Gurman, certain iOS 8 files in the latest Xcode 6 SDK beta are optimized for an iPhone with a resolution of 414 x 736. Since Xcode uses point values, it doesn’t account for the full Retina resolution, which is actually double that of the code. In other words 414 * 2 = 828.

Further proving the point, the SDK shows the iPhone 5/5s/5c resolution to be 320 x 568, when in fact the display resolution on the latest phones is 640 x 1136.

Based on Gurman’s calculations, Apple would have room for two additional rows and one additional column on the iPhone 6 screen if this resolution turns out to be present on the final product. We’ll know for sure on September 9th.

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New report claims Apple might delay the iWatch until 2015

What if it turns out that the biggest reason that we haven’t see any leaked pictures of the iWatch is that the device really may not exist in any kind of final form yet? MacRumors has snagged a copy of the latest note from KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who now says that he wouldn’t be surprised if Apple delayed releasing the iWatch all the way until 2015.

iwatch concept

“We reiterate our view that iWatch, as compared to existing products, and as Apple’s (US) first attempt at a wearable device, represents a much higher level of difficulty for the company as regards component and system design, manufacturing and integration between hardware and software,” writes Kuo, who has a solid track record with Apple rumors. “While we are positive on iWatch and believe that the advantages of the design and business model behind it are difficult to copy, we think, given the aforementioned challenges, that the launch could be postponed to 2015.”

Late last month, Kuo said that Apple would likely delay the iWatch’s release until this coming December due in part to difficulties producing enough sapphire displays for the device.

The good news for Apple is that it’s not like any other smartwatches that have been released so far have been tearing up the market. In other words, even delaying its iWatch release date until 2015 shouldn’t hurt Apple too much since no smartwatch released so far has really captured the public’s imagination just yet.

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How to Activate WhatsApp on iPad or iPod Touch iOS 7 without Jailbreak

If you read our former tutorial, you would have learnt how to install WhatsApp on your iPad Air, iPad Mini  or iPod Touch. This quick tutorial will help you to active Whatsapp on your new iPad Air in the next few steps.  The method works for any iPad or iPod device, such as iPad Air, iPad mini or iPod Touch.

whatsapp on iPad iPod iOS 7

How to Activate WhatsApp on iPad or iPod Touch

Things you need to know:

Don’t open WhatsApp application after you have installed it on your iPod/iPad. Open the application only after you complete the below steps.

Tools You’ll Need:

An iPhone Device to complete the process (self-owned or borrowed one)
SynciOS Software
USB Cable

Step 1: Install WhatsApp on your iPhone, get the files contain registration data.

  1.  If your iPhone you got has WhatsApp previously installed on it, you would have to delete the app first. Since the installment needs to be a fresh install, you can get the activation files.  Before uninstallation,  you’d better backup WhatsApp Data to iCloud so later it can be restored without losing any conversation history. If you never install Whatsapp on this device, skip this step.
  2. Set up Whatsapp on the iPhone and complete the verification process.Note:  Make sure the SIM’s number is your personal number you wish to use with WhatsApp on your iPad. You’ll have to confirm this using a code sent to this number you use.
  3. Connect your iPhone to PC, start up SynciOS and let SynciOS detect the device.

(If you followed our steps to install Whatsapp on your iPod, you must have SynciOS installed on your PC, If not, download it from here)

Once your device is recognized, select “My Device” and on left side click on “Apps” under the entry for the iPhone. Scroll down and locate WhatsApp, simply click “preview” icon on the right to view app document. Now Export “Document” and “Library” folders to your local directory. This contains the phone number registration data.

whatsapp file system

Activate Whatsapp registration data

Step 2: Activate WhatsApp: Transfer Registration Data Folders To iPad, iPad mini, iPad Air

We are almost here, unplug the iPhone, plug the iPad back in. Repeat the steps you did before, locate WhatsApp app file system, delete the “Library” and “Documents” folders first.

Now just drag and drop the 2 folders from your desktop to SynciOS window. After that disconnect the device.

Replace whatsapp activation files

Step 3: Enjoy activated WhatsApp on iPad & iPod iOS 7 without jailbreaking them

Although the tutorial maybe not that easy as it sound, but if you follow the 2 tutorials carefully, you should not meet any difficulties. Enjoy!

Activate whatsapp ipad ipod iOS 7

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How to install WhatsApp on iPod Touch or iPad without Jailbreak

WhatsApp Messenger – one of the most popular instant messengers on iOS platform. Unfortunately, the application is only available for iPhone, there isn’t one for iPad or iPod Touch. That’s quite disappointing. Luckily, we’ve found the way to install WhatsApp on your iPad,iPad mini, iPad Air or iPod Touch. In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to install Whatsapp Messenger on your iPad or iPad Touch without having to to jailbreak your device, even the process may take you some hits, however it’s quite simple and you do not have to make any modifications to your device or spend any money on it.

No one can predict what’s gonna happen. To avoid loss of data, it’s highly recommended to backup your data before implementing below steps. By doing so, you can always get your files back if there are some cases.

How to Install WhatsApp on iPad,iPad mini, iPad Air or iPod Touch without Jailbreak

What you need:
iPad or iPod Touch
A USB Cable
SynciOS
iTunes installed in your PC (To get the WhatsApp installation file, saying IPA file)

Step 1: Obtain the .iPA file

Run iTunes, go to top right corner, click on the iTunes Store, and type WhatsApp into the search bar. Within the store, the search results will come up, will will find WhatsApp Messenger in the iPhone apps list, but not under iPad. Don’t worry, Click “Free” button to download the iPhone version, Enter your Apple ID and password if prompted. After that, iTunes will start downloading the application to your PC.

After that, navigate to your iTunes media folder, go to the directory:

C:\Users\Username\My Music\iTunes\iTunes Media\Mobile Applications\, you’ll see the WhatsApp .ipa file downloaded.

whatsapp ipa file path

Step 2: Download SynciOS and install WhatsApp IPA to your iPad or iPod Touch

Now we need a program other than iTunes to manage the files on our iPad. We are going to use this one in this tutorial- SynciOS, a free iOS manager tool, you can get it here.

Download and install SynciOS program. Connect your iPad/iPod to your PC and start up SynciOS program.

Click on “Apps” Tab on the left column,you will see the full list of applications installed showing up on the right side of the panel. Select “Install” on the top, navigate to the WhatsApp installation file (.IPA file) and click “Open”. You should see a notification in the middle window that indicates the installation progress.

installing whatsapp to iPad

Once SynciOS shows success message, disconnect your iPad or iPod Touch. And here we are, you’ve got the WhatsApp icon on your iPad home screen.

whatsapp installed sucessfully

whatsapp on iPad screen

This method teaches you how to install WhatsApp on your iPad or iPod device successfully, but when you tap on the WhatsApp icon, you will find out that the app does not work properly, either won’t launch or showing the error: “Sorry, your device is currently not supported”. Do not worry, we will fix this issue and activate WhatsApp on your iPad in our next tutorial.

An iPhone 6 Knockoff Is Going on Sale for $160

Goophone, the Chinese phone company known for its uncanny smartphone knockoffs, is back with its latest adaptation.

The i6, an imitation of the still-unannounced iPhone 6, rolls out online on Aug. 1. Designed based on supposedly leaked images and videos, the i6 is priced at $159.99 for the 16 GB model. For comparison, the 16 GB iPhone 5S retailed for $199 with contract and $649 unlocked.

While it sounds like a sweet deal, consumers should know that i6 uses a different processor than the iPhone and comes equipped with Android instead of iOS. It also only has a 1.4GHz processor, a downgrade from the 2GHz offered with Goophone’s i5S model, which is — you guessed it — a knockoff of the iPhone 5S.

The design of the i6 and the expected design for the rumored iPhone 6 are very close: Both have fingerprint readers on the front, an auto-focusing camera in the rear and other design hallmarks borrowed from iPhones.

However, the i6 sports a image of a bumblebee on its back instead of Apple’s classic logo

the i6 sports a image of a bumblebee on its back instead of Apple’s classic logo, distinguishing itself from the iPhone’s no-frills design. Goophone hasn’t explained why it uses the bee as its logo, only remarking that it is “cute.”

Unlike the Goophone i5S, the i6 is only offered in two colors, black and white. The champagne finish was a new direction for iPhone design when the 5S emerged and was copied by Goophone (and others). It’s still unknown what colors Apple will offer for the iPhone 6.

It’s also difficult to say exactly how closely the i6 resembles its Apple original, as designs for the iPhone 6 leaked earlier this year proved to be fake. An exact release date for the iPhone 6 has also been hazy, after rumors that a smaller version would debut in August were squashed. It is now widely anticipated that both the 4.7-inch will hit the market in September, while a larger 5.5-inch model could come in the months ahead.

Goophone posted the following video depicting rumors of the iPhone 6 on its website:

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Apple to Hold iPhone Event on Sept. 9 —— Here comes the iPhone 6

Apple has scheduled an event to unveil the iPhone 6 on September 9th, reports Re/code.

Apparently, the iPhone maker has scheduled a “big media event,” on that date, although the exact details are not available yet. Invites for the media have not been sent out at this time either.

coming iphone 6

“As with September events past, the focal point of this one is to be Apple’s next-generation iPhones, which are expected to feature larger displays of 4.7 and 5.5 inches and run speedy new A8 processors,” the publication wrote. “Apple declined comment.”

Various reports suggested that Apple will release the iPhone 6 in mid-September, following a special media event, although some people claimed the iPhone 6 will launch later than anticipated, in mid-October. Continue reading

Steve Jobs Wanted Free, Safe, Wi-Fi Sharing

Steve Jobs wanted to figure out a way to make free, safe, Wi-Fi sharing a reality, reports Walt Mossberg for Re/code.

Mossberg recounts what Jobs once told him:

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs loved to walk around his neighborhood in Palo Alto, California. And after his pride and joy, the iPhone, was born, he naturally took it along with him on walks. The first iPhone had a lousy, sluggish, cellular-data network, but it also had a much faster data option: Wi-Fi. It even had a feature (still present, but much less touted) that popped up a list of nearby Wi-Fi networks on the screen, so you could always find one in range. But, he once told me, there was a big problem with that technique, one that he wanted to fix: Most of the Wi-Fi networks that popped up on his screen couldn’t be used, because they were secured with passwords. 

Jobs knew there was a need for security but wanted to figure out a way to make Wi-Fi sharing free and safe. He even told Mossberg that he planned to get other companies involved, in a consortium of sorts, to make it happen.

Essentially, every router could have a built in ‘guest network’ option that was secure and separate from a users home network. If enough users enabled the option, one would be able to walk around with their smartphone connecting from Wi-Fi hotspot to another, without logging in, similar to how we connect from one cell tower to another.

While the consortium never emerged, Apple and some other companies have built guest networks into their routers. Mossberg discusses some of the other efforts to make Wi-Fi sharing a reality and states, “It’s time the big tech companies solved this problem, so that Wi-Fi sharing and roaming become a reality.”

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Apple Releases iOS 8 Beta 5 to Developers for Download

Apple has seeded iOS 8 beta 5 to developers for download and testing.

iOS 8 Beta 5The update is available for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch via Software Update on your device or via the iOS Dev Center. It weighs in at 272MB for the iPhone 5s.

There’s many changes in iOS 8. Here’s a few of the changes posted oniclarified already: Continuity, Handoff, AirDrop, Instant HotspotHealthiCloud DriveFamily SharingPhotosCameraMailSafariMessages,QuickTypeThird-Party KeyboardsInteractive NotificationsSpotlight, and Contact Shortcuts.

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Top 20 Free iPhone Apps

If your wallet’s still screaming after the purchase of your new iPhone 5s, calm it down with this essential guide to the best free apps for iPhone.

Apps are big business, and they’re one of the main reasons for the success of iOS.

Android may shift more units than iOS, but the App Store still tends to get the lion’s share of the best apps, from high-end audio tools through to cutting-edge education offerings.

But what can you get if you’re not willing to spend anything at all? Surprisingly, quite a lot; as our selection shows, fantastic free iPhone apps are available for all manner of tasks, from sprucing up photos and composing music through to keeping fit and exploring the world.

1. DROPBOX (IPHONE/IPAD)

Top free iPhone Apps 1 Dropbox

There’s no user-accessible file system on iOS. Documents are stored inside apps, which makes them a pain to share and access elsewhere. Dropbox works nicely as a surrogate file system for iOS. Many apps directly support the service, and the app itself successfully previews all kinds of files. For free, you get 2 GB of storage, and up to an additional 3 GB if you use Dropbox to save photos.

Download Dropbox here

2. GOOGLE MAPS (IPHONE/IPAD)

Top free iPhone Apps 2 Google Maps

Apple initially made a mess of its own maps solution, and even today it’s imperfect. The Apple Maps app is pretty good for driving directions, but it’s not great on foot and it remains poor for locating points of interest. Fortunately, Google’s alternative is excellent, accurate, and also bundles the useful Street View, for checking out routes before a long and unfamiliar journey.

Download Google Maps here

3. FIND MY IPHONE (IPHONE/IPAD)

Top free iPhone Apps 3 Find my iPhone

Find My iPhone isn’t the most exciting app in the world. Install, sign in, and the app will locate any of your devices that have been approved for use on the service. But if your device is lost, Find My iPhone gives you a chance of locating it, in part by sending a full-volume sound for up to two minutes, even if the device is set to silent. As a worst-case scenario, you can use the app to remote-wipe your device.

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Syncios iPod App Manager – Manage and Transfer Apps between PC and iPod Freely

Manage and Transfer Apps between PC and iPod Freely

With Syncios iPod App Manager, you can manage and transfer apps between PC and iPod/iPad/iPhone freely. Syncios iPod App Manager enables you install and uninstall apps between your iPod and PC freely. You can back up your apps from your iPod to PC. If you want to share apps between your old iPod and new iPod, Syncios iPod App Manager also can help you to make it. What’s more, this free Syncios iPod App Manager also features the functions as video converter, audio converter, ringtone maker as well as all-in-one iPod Transfer.

How to manage and transfer apps between your iPod and PC

Are you looking for a free and portable iTunes alternative to quickly organize your iPod? Here Syncios iPod App Manager is the perfect replacement to iTunes and allows you to add, backup and delete music, videos, apps, audiobooks, podcasts, playlists, etc on-the-go. The following is a brief guide on how to manage and transfer apps between your iPod and PC with Syncios iPod App Manager.

Step One: Download and install Syncios iPod App Manager on your computer.

Please note that iTunes must already be installed on your computer for running this free Syncios iPod App Manager correctly. But you do not have to run iTunes.

Step Two: Connect your iPod to computer with USB and launch Syncios iPod App Manager.

Step Three: Go to the left panel of Syncios iPod App Manager, Click Apps under Tools tab.

Syncios iPod App Manager

  • Install: You can click this Install button to import app(*ipa) from your PC and install it on your iPod.
  • Uninstall: You can click this Uninstall button to delete apps from your iPod directly.
  • Backup: You can click Backup button to transfer apps from your iPod to PC. Continue reading