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Brief Update of My Experience With watchOS 3

June 30, 2016 — by Hawon Nguyen1


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.


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

Favorite Feature: Dock


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.


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.


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.


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.

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

December 28, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen84


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.

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

December 25, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


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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How to Find & Install Cydia Tweaks on your iPhone

December 21, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


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.

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How to Use Two WhatsApp Accounts at Once Without Jailbreak

December 21, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen3


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.

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How to Take Screenshots / Record Video of your Apple TV

December 21, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


Taking screenshots is something that everyone of us does on a daily basis if not really often. It allows you to capture glitches on the screen, show off your high scores, and making tutorials. Unlike iOS devices (iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad) taking a screenshot on your Apple TV require a bit of work but we will get through that together.

The first thing you want to do is take out your Mac with Xcode 7 or higher installed and turn on your Apple TV, of course. Once you have those materials out, connect your tvOS to your Mac computer and open Xcode. Now you either go to Window > Devices in the menu bar or press Command + Shift + 2 as a shortcut. Select Apple TV on the sidebar and click on Take Screenshot.

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How to Mute your Instagram DMs Notifications on iPhone

December 13, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


Instagram is known for its simple and easy-to-share photos application with millions of active users. The service recently jumped on board and introduced direct messaging. A feature that has existed in Twitter and Snapchat in ages.  At first, Instagram Direct Conversations feature were the lack of feature and missing certain design elements.

However, the company has quickly improved this functionality and revamped the whole entire feature. Direct Messaging in Instagram is now sleek, straightforward, and you will receive notification when someone send you a new message or reply to an existence conversation.

The notifications feature might annoy some people if they continuously receive messages from marketers, their friends while at work, or just don’t like getting notifications from Instagram at all. You can quickly turn this functionality off right from your Instagram app.

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How to Transfer Photos & Videos from Camera to iPhone (iOS 9.2)

December 11, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen1


We previously mentioned that in iOS 9.2, Apple has focused mostly on fixing bugs and improve their overall firmware. However, one of the new features that captured our attention was the ability to import videos and photos directly to your iPhone from a USB source, usually a Camera.

The traditional method would be transferring all the media files from the Camera source to your computer and connect your iPhone to the computer, then import selected photos and videos to the Camera Roll. That is no longer the case if your iPhone or iPad is using the latest iOS 9 (9.2+).

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How to Downgrade from iOS 9.2 to iOS 9.1

December 9, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


Apple today released iOS 9.2 and for those who already got the update but doesn’t like it can still downgrade back to their previous firmware. Although, this version contains a number of fixes some users continue to experience bugs and, even more, problems. Furthermore, iOS 9.2 isn’t a major firmware where iPhone and iPad users will actually get to use new features and design.

With that being said, it won’t hurt you if you decided to downgrade from iOS 9.2 back to iOS 9.1. In fact, if you can upgrade again whenever you wish to but downgrade has its limited time. Once Apple close their signing window, you will not be able to downgrade.

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What to do when AirDrop Isn’t Working? Here’s How to Fix

December 6, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0


One of the most common problem that users faced while using AirDrop is getting it to start. That’s correct, before you can share any files with an iPhone or iPad you must know how to set it up correctly and enable it. AirDrop only let you share files with other iOS devices that are running on iOS 7/8/9 and Mac OS X Yosemite.

Before showing you how to get AirDrop to work, please make sure that:

  • Check for AirDrop compatibility from a particular app
  • A Sending and Receiving device has AirDrop turned On
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are enabled