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Brief Update of My Experience With watchOS 3

June 30, 2016 — by Hawon Nguyen0

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Hello there, long time no see everyone. It has been awhile since I publish anything on this blog. Now that I have a few days off from school, I will be sharing with you some short story of mine.

Without further ado, let’s jump right in.

As you may know, Apple just recently released watchOS 3 beta. This is one of their upcoming major firmware release and every user with an Apple Watch is excited about it. I quickly updated my iPhone to iOS 10 beta and my watch to watchOS 3.

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It was an amazing experience. The upgrading process went by smoother than I expected.

Favorite Feature: Dock

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One of the new features that come with watchOS 3 is called Dock. Think of it as the App Switcher on your iPhone and iPad. This Dock allows you to know quickly what apps is running in the background.

It also can keep you up to date with the latest information via Background App Refresh as well.

Performace

So far so good. I expected to run into some trouble, but it seems like Apple has done a pretty good job at improving their work with the new watchOS firmware.

Battery level stayed the same when I compared it with the data from the previous version which is watchOS 2.

Styling

More watch faces for me to use. YAY!!. In watchOS 3, Apple has added several new watch faces in a different style. Allowing users to choose and customize different looks.

The CONS

On my side, I don’t see much of the bad performance or anything like that. But I do see some people having trouble with the new firmware (source from Apple Forums). John from Cupertino Watch also put together an on-going list of problems with watchOS 3 as well.

I think as Apple continue to release more beta versions of this new firmware, it will get better over time.

Apps

Download Vidyo! iOS 9 Screen Recorder for iPhone & iPad

January 7, 2016 — by Hawon Nguyen1

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Apple hardly ever approves applications to their App Store that violate or go against their policy and to better protect iOS developers. However, once awhile, we do see this kind of apps that makes it to the App Store.

From the past, I’ve seen applications related to Torrent download and now a screen recorder app for iOS 9. Most of you already know that your iPhone or iPad doesn’t have a built-in recording feature. As a result, users often go for apps like Shou, iRec, or their Mac computer.

Tips & How-to

Got your Snapchat account Locked? Here’s How to Unlock It

December 28, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen52

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Snapchat is locking users who have Snapchat jailbreak tweaks installed on their iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. If your account is currently getting locked out of Snapchat, chances are you have got a jailbreak tweak such as Phantom, GhostPref or SnapMoreText running. The application now detects for jailbreak tweaks specifically used to breaks Snapchat features and/or adds more functionalities to the app.

For example, if you have Phantom for Snapchat tweak, you’re allowed to disable Live Stories, screenshot without notification, play a Snap for unlimited of time, and much more. According to CokePokes, creator of Phantom, he tweeted out today. In the future, there might be a way to bypass this.

Cydia

ReGram tweak lets you repost Instagram photos on iPhone

December 28, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0

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Instagram is one of the most popular social networking app on iPhone and iPad, even on Android. People like it for a reason, it’s sleek, fast, and almost too simple to use without reading any type of instructions. That simplicity sometimes forced people to download a 3rd party to achieve something as easy as reposting a picture.

Many of you should be familiar with applications like Repost for Instagram or Photo Repost app which aim for the same goal. However, users are required to do some extra work such as downloading the app and its watermark will appear on the reposted picture.

Cydia

Best Cydia Tweaks for iPhone Camera You Should Download

December 28, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0

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Looking for some ways to supercharge your Camera app? These are the best Camera tweaks we found on Cydia for your jailbroken iOS 9 devices.

There are thousands of applications out there on the App Store that iPhone and iPad users can use to replace their stock Camera app. However, through personal experience, I still believe that the built-in Camera app is still the best because it is easy to use, taken photos or videos will go directly to your Photo Gallery, no ads, or and it give you some of the top filters.

Tips & How-to

Winterboard Isn’t Working After Jailbreak? Here’s How to Fix

December 25, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0

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Whenever someone release a new tool to jailbreak iOS firmware, most users will automatically assume that it’s stable enough to use Cydia right away. In rare cases, that’s totally true. However, with packages like Cydia Substrate, Winterboard, and many other popular jailbreak tweaks and themes that rely on each other, the whole tweak will break.

Jailbroken users are always recommended to hold off on installing new jailbreak tweaks and themes that aren’t compatible with their firmware.

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3 Jailbreak Tweaks Worth Checking Out This Week

December 25, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen2

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There are many ways in which you can customize your iOS Passcode before entering the Springboard. Recently, I’ve used Picture Passcode tweak where you tap on certain pictures of your chosen and unlock your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. However, sounds quite complicated for some people and it’s not free either.

Here is another passcode screen replacement tweak that adds a little customization to your passcode keypad, but in a simple form and doesn’t cost anything. All it does is changing the regular numbers and turn it into roman numerals. You can download RomanPasscode tweak for free from Cydia.

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igSpeedster: Manage Multiple Instagram Accounts in iOS 9

December 21, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0

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We can not address this much more, as you know, Instagram still needs a bunch of new features for their application. Users are being forced to spend money for third-party applications from the App Store just so they can have extra features such as Reposting a photo.

If you know me, I always like to show you the easiest way to add additional functionality to your Instagram app, for free. As shown in other blog posts, you can now mute followers without blocking them, or save Instagram pictures right inside the app. Another good feature that should be part of the core application is managing multiple Instagram accounts.

Tips & How-to

How to Find & Install Cydia Tweaks on your iPhone

December 21, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0

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The whole purpose of jailbreaking an iPhone or iPad is to have the most control over your device and have access to the root files. But with the help of many tweaks out there on Cydia, it can provide additional functionality to your iOS devices. For example, if I want to get rid of irritating ads on Twitter app I can use a tweak called NoSocialAds to achieve that.

In this post, we will show you how to easily search for thousands of jailbreak tweaks and install them from Cydia. The first thing you need to do is tap on the Cydia icon. Wait a minute or so for the app to reload its data and give you all the latest updates from popular sources.

Tips & How-to

How to Use Two WhatsApp Accounts at Once Without Jailbreak

December 21, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen2

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WhatsApp is a popular messaging application on the iPhone, Android, and other mobile platforms. It allows people to send free text messages, photos, and videos, etc. However, it has limitations to it and running two accounts at the same time is one of them.

By default, iPhone users or any other mobile users are only allowed to run one account on their device and the company also require phone verification for this purpose. Luckily, there is an app for iPhone that let you use multiple WhatsApp accounts without jailbreak.