10 great iOS 7-ready wallpapers for iPhone 5

June 30, 2013 by  
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With plenty of comments about the iOS 7 overhaul, beta testing is now in full force. Whether or not you are a fan of the new changes, they are coming, lurking in the summer months, waiting for a full reveal this fall with new iOS devices in tow.

Many beta testers have been hitting Twitter looking for and sharing iPhone wallpapers that are iOS 7-ready. AR7 even posted an iOS 7 theme for Winterboard users that are running iOS 6. In an effort to compile the effort, we rounded up some great wallpapers that look amazing on iOS 7. If you are a beta tester, fire them up today. If you are patiently waiting for the public release, start a wallpaper folder and save them for later…(…)
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Google Reader shuts down tomorrow, here’s everything you need to know

June 30, 2013 by  
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In case it’s somehow skipped your mind, Google is going to be turning off Google Reader, it’s popular RSS aggregating service, on July 1st. That’s tomorrow. And if you haven’t taken the proper steps, such as backing up your feeds or syncing them with a suitable replacement, you’re going to lose them.

But never fear, as usual, iDB has you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about this week’s Reader shutdown…(…)
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Activator gains scheduled actions in 1.8 RC release

June 30, 2013 by  
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Jailbreak developer Ryan Petrich has been extremely busy lately, adding new features to his Activator tweak. In this month alone, he’s seeded beta updates that add flick icon gestures, custom email events and shutter actions, and collapsible menus.

And as you’ve probably guessed by now, Petrich posted another new version of Activator this weekend. This time the update, which brings the tweak to version 1.8 RC, includes the ability to schedule standard actions in iOS to occur at certain times…(…)
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The iDockAll can hold and charge any iOS device, even with the case on

June 30, 2013 by  
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Folks in the market for a new dock for their collection of iOS devices may want to check out the new iDockAll from Wiplabs. The accessory can charge either your 30-pin or Lightning device, or both, depending on which model you get—it even works with cases.

And not only is it universal, but it looks great and is extremely functional. Made out of a single block of solid aluminum, the iDockAll would fit right in on a desk with other Apple hardware, and its unique design allows you to keep using your device as it charges…(…)
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New FIPS 140-2 level 2 certification could spur government adoption of iOS

June 30, 2013 by  
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As BlackBerry continues on its downward spiral, more and more of its government clients are jumping ship. And it’s no secret that pretty much every other handset manufacturer out there is looking to lure the RIM refugees into their respective mobile platforms.

At least it seems that Apple is working hard to earn their business. Just a few months after receiving Level 1 FIPS 140-2 certification—a security standard developed by the US government for use in its computers, comes word that it’s gained Level 2 compliance…(…)
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Happy anniversary, iPhone!

June 29, 2013 by  
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Original iPhone (three-up, profile, front, back)

On this day six years ago, the original iPhone went on sale at Apple and AT&T stores in the United States – following six months of unbelievable hype and media frenzy that I suspect won’t repeat anytime soon. It’s somewhat hard to grasp that it’s been six years already and that the original Jesus phone, as the media nicknamed it, was so rapidly obsoleted by subsequent models that it’s now become a piece of history itself.

A lot has changed since June 29, 2007. The iPhone back then didn’t have the App Store and was pitched as three devices in one: a “widescreen iPod with touch controls,” a “revolutionary mobile phone” and a “breakthrough Internet communicator”.

Today, it’s anything you want it to be thanks to smart developers who pour their heart and soul into their apps, and there are now 900,000+ of them in the App Store. It’s fair to say there’s a world of difference between 2007 and 2013 in terms of mobile technology, here’s why…(…)
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It takes 72,000 downloads a day for an app to reach top 10 spot in the App Store

June 29, 2013 by  
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You have a whiz-bang idea for an iOS app, but want to know how much effort it will take to get into the top 10 list? On general, it requires 4,000 daily downloads for an app to reach the top 10 paid apps, and it requires earning $47,000 per day for paid apps to reach rank 10 in the grossing charts, a new study finds. For the bean-counters in the audience, that translates to $32 in purchases per minute or $1,920 per hour.

Another tip: never try to break into the top 10 during weekends. Instead, you’ll have better luck on Thursdays. If you want little competition, try Google or Amazon, where all you hear are crickets chirping, according to an app analytics firm…(…)
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Five cases to protect your iPhone at the beach

June 29, 2013 by  
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It was a pleasant time, gathered with family on the sandy East coast beach. There was a gentle breeze and a calming 80 degree forecast. Everything was going perfectly until I had the displeasure of dropping my naked iPhone on the beach. What a way to kill your afternoon.

Obviously, when Sebastien asked me to do a beach-friendly iPhone case roundup, I was certainly on board with the idea. After spending the remainder of the afternoon making homemade ice cream and sucking the sand out of my iPhone’s speakers, ports, and mute switch, I was cautiously excited to have removed all of the visible sand grains from my infected device. Nothing will stop your heart faster than dropping a $600 iPhone into the slushy beach sand, or swimming pool, or your favorite mixed drink, an oncoming wave, or everyone’s favorite place to drop a phone, the toilet.

Inside, I highlight multiple waterproof options to keep your Apple product safe from the elements this summer, and year-round for that matter…(…)
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New ‘Motion Tennis’ game teams up with your Apple TV for Wii-like action

June 29, 2013 by  
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I’ve long thought that between the motion sensors built into the iPhone and iPod touch, and the AirPlay-compatible Apple TV, Tim Cook and company had a Wii-like gaming console on their hands. They just obviously, for whatever reason, haven’t realized the potential yet.

But the folks over at Rolocule seem to get it. The India-based app-maker just released a new game called Motion Tennis that utilizes the gyroscope and other sensors stashed inside the iPhone, as well as the Apple TV’s AirPlay feature, to offer Wii-like motion gameplay…(…)
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This week’s apps: TouchCast, Anchor, Squrl, and more…

June 29, 2013 by  
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The weekend is finally here and, I don’t know about you, but I am ready to relax, have a beverage, and play some games on my iPad. Sure, there are people to see, parties to attend, and ruckuses to be had, but who needs social interaction when you’ve got apps and games like these?

Whether you’re trying to make it into the film industry, looking for something to watch on television, or getting back to your favorite TCG pastime, we’ve got a list of apps and games that will make you want to tell your brother you can’t babysit for him this weekend…(…)
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