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

December 11, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0

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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.

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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 clear your iPhone’s RAM without restarting

December 4, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0

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Sometimes you will start to feel like your iOS device is running slow and it lagged a bit, this is due to cache and RAM. Most Apple products (iPhone and iPad) excluding the new iPhone 6s feature a 1GB RAM, however, our device is still running great thanks to iOS’s awesome resource management.

That does not mean your iPhone or iPad will continue to run smoothly every single day. Occasionally, the device will slow down and users will start to feel sluggish. The best way to solve this problem is clearing the 1GB RAM on your device. Recently, a Twitter user @MarcForrest  has figured out a quick way to clear iPhone and iPad’s RAM without restarting the device.

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iOS 9.1 Browser-based Jailbreak Tool Created

November 3, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0

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Back in the day when iOS 2.0 was popular and it was so much easy for us jailbreakers to get Cydia on it. All you need was your iOS device that you want to jailbreak and Safari, which is the default browser on our device. No computer was needed to jailbreak iOS 2.0. This was thank to a utility called JailbreakMe. If you don’t know, the unique part of JailbreakMe was that it’s a browser-based jailbreak tool. This means you don’t need a computer or any type of machines except your own iOS device.

Last month, a company called Zerodium was trying to bring the same concept and apply it to the new iOS 9. The put out a $1 Million award for any hacker or team could achieve this. The event ended today and luckily a team of hackers were able to make a browser-based jailbreak for iOS 9.1 and 9.2 betas.

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iOS 9.0.2 signing window is closed

October 30, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0

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Following the release of iOS 9 Jailbreak for Mac and iOS 9.1 from last week, Apple has quickly closed their signing window for iOS 9.0.2. This is another way of saying it’s bad news for those of you who are planning to downgrade back to iOS 9.0 – 9.0.2 to jailbreak your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

The signing window for iOS 9.0.2 is now closed and it’s impossible to downgrade or restore. This means that you won’t be able to use the new Pangu utility to jailbreak your iOS 9. Unfortunately, Apple has patched several important exploits during the process of releasing iOS 9.1.

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How to enable Apple News in all regions with NewsOfTheWorld tweak

October 17, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen0

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In iOS 9, Apple introduces their own built-in curated news app called Apple News. Just like Feedly and Pocket, readers can select their favorite websites, read the latest headlines without going where else, and explore the entire collections of valuable news sites.

The downside of Apple News is that it restricted to your region (Example: United States). For jailbroken users who recently jailbreak their iOS 9 devices can now have access to all regions in the Apple News. This will also require installing a tweak from Cydia and changing the regions in your stock Settings app.

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How to save your iOS 9 battery with Low Power Mode

September 17, 2015 — by Hawon Nguyen1

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Apple has implemented many features that focus on improving the user experience in iOS 9. Some of these include content blockers (similar to ad blocker), ReplayKit that lets gamers record their screen while playing, and most importantly Low Power Mode to give users an extra 3 hours on their iOS device.

According to the company, Low Power Mode help iPhone and iPad users take care of preserving battery by turning off certain features that consume battery without the users knowing or required to be disabled manually. These are the functionality that will be turned off once Low Power Mode is activated on your iOS 9 device.