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Tips & How-to

How to Take Screenshots / Record Video of your Apple TV

December 21, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0

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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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Free In-App Purchases Cydia Tweaks for iOS 9

December 20, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0

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Apple’s App Store is a marketplace for iPhone and iPad users to download paid and free applications and games for their devices. Although, the majority of contents on there are free, these applications do offer something called In-App purchases. Basically, it is a hidden cost in “free” apps. iOS developers can use this opportunity to make money while putting their original work on the App Store free of charge.

Some game companies do include In-App purchases into their free applications and those users who buy it will unlock extra items or rewards (more maps, players, weapons, no ads, etc). Sometimes, in-app purchases aren’t that good like it suggested, to avoid wasting money on premium contents that you don’t like, why not try it out for free first.

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SafariSearchHider: Hide Safari History without Private Browsing

December 13, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0

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Private Browsing can be used to disable certain tracking features that can collect your data in most browsers including the default browser on your iPhone and iPad, Safari. Sometimes, you don’t want to turn Private browsing On but only want to get rid of the History section. This post will show you how to do that.

To help you better understand about Private Browsing, we will take a minute to describe what it does. As mentioned above, in every browser on your iOS device, even third-party applications place cookies to your iPhone for advertising purposes as well as saving your information on that particular website. This means the next time you visit a website, it already has the login credentials you entered last time.

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How to Make a Cydia Repo

December 13, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen2

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When starting out as a beginner, installing a tweak from Cydia is the easiest job you can do. But as you get more into the iOS system and starting to create your own tweaks, it’s time to let the world know about them.

There are several options you can choose in term of hosting your tweaks and themes on Cydia: Self-hosted or free hosting from myRepoSpace. As you can see in the title, this article will show you the two easiest ways to make your own Cydia repo.

Tips & How-to

How to Mute your Instagram DMs Notifications on iPhone

December 13, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0

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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

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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

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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.

Cydia

How to Create a Backup for your Cydia Tweaks

December 6, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0

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When you restore a jailbroken device with Semi-Restore or iLexrat, your iPhone or iPad will return to its factory settings with everything deleted except for Cydia and stock applications. Within those deleted files also contain your jailbreak tweaks that you’ve installed from Cydia.

For some users, this is such an annoying thing because they will have to reinstall their tweaks again, especially when they had a lot of custom repositories. The only solution to this is using a recently released tweak called Backup by moshed.

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

December 6, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0

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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

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How to Downgrade Cydia Tweaks to Previous Version

December 6, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0

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When installing a new update for a particular tweak on your iPhone or iPad, sometimes it will not fully work, break your device, and bring uncomfortable user experience. You’re left with no choice but to uninstall that tweak and wait for another update from the developer. However, with the recently updated Cydia, users can now have the option to downgrade a package to a previous version or any that’s available.

This tutorial will show you how to identify a tweak that is compatible for a downgrade and how to perform it.