John Brownlee (12:30 pm PDT, Jan 31st) Photo: Cult of Mac Since the very earliest days of jailbreaking, Cydia has been the go-to source for jailbreak-specific tweaks and apps. What makes tweaks work is the Cydia Substrate, low-level software written by Cydia founder Saurik that lets third-party programmers hook into the iOS operating system in ...continue reading Jailbreak superstar Comex is working on a Cydia alternative

John Brownlee (11:30 am PDT, Jan 31st) Zombie apps are taking over the App Store. Photo: Universal Studios / Land of the Dead If you’re still thinking of trying to make your fortune on the App Store, it’s time to think again. While App Store developers made more than Hollywood studios did in combined box ...continue reading Zombie apps are taking over the App Store

John Brownlee (10:25 am PDT, Jan 31st) The makers of this Tesla app were frustrated by the Apple Watch’s lack of capability. Photo: Eleks Labs When the first iPhone came out in 2007, third-party apps were limited affairs: glorified web apps without a lot of access to the iPhone’s more advanced functionality. According to a ...continue reading Why the Apple Watch’s first apps might disappoint you

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Backpacks, screen protectors, and sleeves This week’s roundup of new iPad cases is chock full of options, from carry-all backpacks to simple yet effective sleeves. Incase The Icon Sleeve (iPad Air; $60) offers lightweight, durable protection in a slim package that won't weigh your iPad down. To read this article in full or to leave ...continue reading The Week in iPad Cases: Backpacks from Spigen and iSkin, an OtterBox screen protector, and more

I’ve been playing Go, a grid-based strategy game that dates back thousands of years, for more than three decades, and it’s a game I enjoy a great deal. Unlike chess, which is often an all-or-nothing game of attack and defense, Go is about slowly-evolving strategies to surround the largest territory on the board. Each player, ...continue reading Improve your game of Go (or just keep playing) with this collection of apps

The world of technology moves quickly and to stay ahead, one must constantly ride the waves of whatever’s coming next. This is why Apple is always behind and perpetually chastised for failing to deliver tomorrow’s technology today. Wait, what? “Right Now, Apple Risks Missing Out On The Next Big Thing In Technology” (tip o’ the ...continue reading Apple's missing out on X: Where X is whatever isn't shipping yet

By Mikey CampbellFriday, January 30, 2015, 09:28 pm PT (12:28 am ET) Fitbit's new Charge HR fitness band puts an emphasis on wearability with a slim and light form factor, but maintains a wealth of health tracking features including a real-time heart rate sensor and onboard display. Part of the company's 2015 product lineup, Charge ...continue reading First look: Fitbit Charge HR fitness band with real-time heart rate sensor

Apple made its WatchKit SDK available alongside the release of iOS 8.2 and Xcode 6.2 beta in November, enabling developers to begin creating apps and software for the wrist-worn device. Looking beyond mockups and conceptual apps, however, a new third-party Tesla app designed by Eleks Labs offers insight into both the opportunities and limitations that ...continue reading Third-Party Tesla App Provides Look at Opportunities and Limitations of Apple Watch Development

By AppleInsider StaffFriday, January 30, 2015, 03:50 pm PT (06:50 pm ET) Search giant Google on Friday revealed that it will allow select Android apps to integrate with Google Now — the company's answer to Apple's Siri digital assistant — allowing users of services like AirBnB, Pandora, and Lyft to pull that data into Now. Each ...continue reading Google announces 40 new third-party integrations for Siri competitor Google Now