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Wakie, The Social Alarm Clock That Lets You Wake Up Strangers, Finally Arrives On iOS

“Hey there, I’m just calling to wake you up,” I said a little awkwardly.<p>“Thanks. Where are you from?” replied a female voice with a thick Irish accent.<p>“The UK. You’re from Ireland, right?”<p>“How could you tell?” she said wryly.<p>“The flag at the top of the screen.”<p>It took 9 months to be approved, but, …

Early hands-on videos for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus hit the web

The iPhone 6 and 6 Plus don’t officially launch until Friday, but it seems that some users have managed to get their hands on the two devices early. …

Swiss watchmakers complain about Apple courting their talents

Earlier this month, we relayed reports asserting Apple may be looking to build its rumored wearable project, dubbed iWatch, in Switzerland. The …

This sweet iPhone 6 concept is definitely worth checking out…

We’ve run a few iPhone 6 concepts here on iDownloadBlog, but none has captured our attention like the newest work by Italy’s established 3D artist …

Tim Cook on bigger iPhones, 'crappy' Android experience, not making junk and more

Following notable excerpts from Daisuke Wakabayashi’s interview with Tim Cook in The Wall Street Journal, the financial newspaper has now posted the …

Turkish government confirms meeting with Tim Cook

Last December, a Turkish website claimed Tim Cook would travel to Turkey to met with President Abdullah Gül to discuss a potential multi-billion …

Alkaline: theme the status bar battery indicator without WinterBoard

Sometimes you just want to alter one simple piece of iOS without going full blown and installing WinterBoard. For times like these, a release like</b> …

Slo-mo Mod: enable slow motion video capture on unsupported devices

One of the iPhone 5s’ flagship features, the Camera app’s baked-in slow motion mode, is now available to owners of older devices like the iPhone 5, …

Finding Common Interests, Obama And The Pope Set A Date

<b>Listen · 2:38</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>President Obama plans to meet this spring with Pope Francis.<p>On Tuesday, a White House spokesman announced the president will visit the Vatican as part of European trip in March. The president is said to be looking forward to talking with the pope …

Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone: My Latest Startup Was An 'Accident'

But the app was an accident, Stone told Bloomberg's Emily Chang:<p>"First of all, I did it by accident. I didn't mean to do this. My friend Ben Finkel and I were going on a walk and we accidentally asked ourselves the question, what would build if we had to build something that can answer any question …

The best Winterboard themes for iOS 7

The recent release of a Winterboard update with 64-bit compatibility marks a convenient time to reflect on some of the <b>best themes for iOS 7</b> devices …

Has Twitter given birth to a new literary genre?

As the second #TwitterFiction festival opens for submissions, it's time to ask if the social networking site has given birth to a new, 140-character genre.<p>Maybe we should call it the storyella – Penguin US has already snaffled the term twitterature, assembling an anthology of "humorous reworkings …

Native Union's Jump charging cable can juice up your devices on the go

It only took a little over 24 hours for Native Union's Jump, a charging cable with a built-in battery pack for juicing up on the go, to reach its funding on Kickstarter. Still, the company hasn't abandoned its booth here at CES to go out and celebrate, so we dropped in and laid some paws on the …

Overstock makes $124K from 780 Bitcoin orders a day after giving the crypto-currency a thumbs up

Overstock.com took a gamble on Bitcoin that quickly seems to be paying off.<p>The company made $124,000 through 780 Bitcoin orders within less than 24 hours of accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment.<p>Overstock announced a partnership with popular Bitcoin wallet Coinbase yesterday, making it the largest …

Five ways to curb your internet use and get your life back

A study has revealed that people who are successful in their careers are more likely to be engaging in compulsive internet use, and are at increasing risk of anxiety, depression and isolation as they obsessively log in in out-of-office hours.<p>The results came as a surprise to the researchers, who …

BiteSMS 8.0 beta 7 is out with support for iPhone 5s

Great news for biteSMS fans with late-model iPhones this morning. BiteSMS 8.0 beta 7 has been released to the public, and in addition to a handful of …

How to bring Twitter and Facebook share widgets back to Notification Center

Share widgets have been gone from the iPhone and iPad since the first beta release of iOS 7. Some thought that they would return with the official …

Speed up iOS 7 animations with NoSlowAnimations

One of the primary complaints that I hear about iOS 7, outside of the obvious beef with the app icons, is the slow animation speed. iOS 7 uses …

Fox, CBS to live stream Super Bowl and NFC/AFC playoff coverage on the web and iOS

Just like last year and the year before (and 2011, for that matter), football die-hards in the United States will once again be able to watch the NFC …

Assistant Unrestrictor: use Voice Control when Siri is unavailable

I don’t use Siri nearly as much as I used to, so maybe I’m in the minority when I state that I rarely have problems with Siri not working; I simply …

TetherMe jailbreak tweak updated with iOS 7, ARM64 support

Good news this afternoon for jailbreakers: another popular tweak has been updated to support iOS 7 and A7 processors. That tweak is called TetherMe, …

Hackers leak 4.6M Snapchat usernames and phone numbers, see if you've been affected

Bad news, Snapchat fans: a group of anonymous hackers have successfully exploited a nasty security hole in the popular IM application to hijack a …

The best apps of 2013: iDB readers' choice

For the past month or so, we’ve been compiling lists of what we think are the best apps of 2013. Divided into specific categories, each list is …

Getting stuck with Evasi0n 7 at Configuring System 2/2? Try this

I’m a bit embarrassed to admit it, but I never got around to posting a Windows jailbreak video tutorial for Evasi0n 7. Usually, I’m on such a …

Wife forces man to sell purported Apple iPhone prototype for $1,499

What appears to be a prototype for the original 2007 Apple iPhone was sold on EBay on Monday morning for $1,499.<p>The rare Apple item was sold after receiving 37 bids.<p>It's unclear if the device is authentic, but some aspects of its specs check out, especially because the prototype does not run …

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Encrypted chat service Cryptocat for iPhone rejected by Apple

Encrypted chat service Cryptocat has spent the past two years blocking outsiders from reading private conversations, and now it's facing a block of its own trying to get onto Apple's App Store. Developer Nadim Kobeissi took to Twitter today to blast the iPhone and iPad maker for unjustly rejecting …

BiteSMS beta now available for iOS 7 [update]

Good news for BiteSMS fans: an update to the popular jailbreak tweak for messaging has arrived a day earlier than anticipated. BiteSMS beta 8.0 for …

The 10 best news apps of 2013

How did the world get its news before the Internet was around? When I was a kid, you didn’t know about what was happening across the globe until …

Why Battery Life Should Be The New Smartphone Battleground

Smartphones are unquestionably one of the most useful devices of the 21st century but they continue to have one critical flaw – battery life. We’ve all been there – you forgot to charge your smartphone and you have 10% battery life left to see you through the day.<p>You think of ways to charge it, …