Virgin Mobile USA has decided to go iPhone only. Well, kind of. Virgin is teaming up with Apple to offer you what they are calling the “Inner Circle” plan. Virgin is stating that there is no other phone on the market. Literally. “There’s iPhone. And then there’s everything else. At Virgin Mobile, we’re teaming with Apple to offer you nothing but the world’s most popular phone. Because life in the Inner Circle is about living big, expanding your horizons and pursuing your passions. And it starts with an iPhone you’ll adore.” The plan itself will only cost you $1, and with it you get unlimited talk, text and data.
Which is amazing, right? Except if you’re not an iPhone customer, you’re out of luck. At least in terms of this plan. That doesn’t mean you can’t get one, so it seems that this is Apple’s way (indirectly) of getting you to switch? I’ve written a lot about brand loyalty in the past. Especially how it relates to which kind of device/platform that you choose. As an aside, I spent the day in meetings today, and as I looked around the room, I noticed that the majority of people at the meeting were iPhone users. Which is interesting, isn’t it? Especially when the data suggests that there are more Android users than people using iOS. But it does speak to the larger battle between iOS and Android.
It’s time for the big game. What game? Just kidding you know it’s Super Bowl. What happen if you are one of those that have cut the cord? Don’t worry you won’t be stuck watching the the Bud Bowl. I mean Puppy Bowl. You can still watch the Super Bowl without cable or a great over the air signal. As you might have guessed the Super Bowl is the most-watched night of television every year. This Super Bowl LI on February 5th will be no different. Well nevermind, it will be pretty different in that the whole game will be in able to be watched in 360, VR and also streamed.
Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots battle it out at 6:30pm Eastern in NRG stadium in Houston Texas. The game will be on Fox but you will be able to watch it on a multitude of streaming devices & over the air. The Super Bowl will be on Fox and to watch it you will have to have a cable plan, an antenna, or streaming devices. If you have a Roku, Xbox One, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Windows device, iPhone, Android, a tablet or even web browser you are in luck. If you Verizon you stream the game via NFL Mobile from for free.
All you need to is download the Fox Sports Go app or the NFL app. Since this is such a big game.
So you are loving Super Mario Run but there is no way you are paying $9 without more content. Well they must of heard you, sort of. You can now play against your friends. Nintendo’s first official game Super Mario Run is the fastest mobile game ever to surpass 25 million downloads. At the time this article is published the game has been downloaded over 50 million times. It only took four days to get to 40 million. So there must be a lot of you are loving Super Mario Run out there. That said you probably feel like me, “there is no way you are paying $9 without more content.”
Sorry for you but Nintendo said that Super Mario Run won’t be updated with any fresh new levels, free or paid. That does not help sway those of us that were holding out for more levels or worlds before we drop cash on the game. What Nintendo did add was a brand new game mode called Friendly Mode. As you might tell from the name the new mode allows users to play against their friends. Not sure why that was not a launch feature but hey, we have it now.
To play the the new mode you will have had to added some friends. That is why it’s a friendly run. The bad news is that you can only play Friendly Mode once a day for free or use Rally Tickets to play.… Read the rest
This is How to Bypass Jailbreak Detection in Super Mario Run
The highly anticipated Super Mario Run is finally out on the iPhone AppStore. You downloaded it but now it keeps crashing. Now worries, this How to bypass jailbreak detection in Super Mario Run. Honestly it should not be a surprise anyone who has a jailbroken device that Nintendo built jailbreak detection into the game. The main reason they don’t let you play without out an internet connection is because they are worried about piracy.
Nintendo is not the first and it won’t be the last game company to have jailbreak detection. Pokémon GO has the same protection and just like that game there is a way around it. Just keep in mind as we stated before that Super Mario Run requires an active internet connection at all times. That means it is always checking with Nintendo servers. So we are not responsible if you happen to get locked out of the game or even banned from playing it. I highly recommend that you keep on top of your Cydia updates. Ok if you are still want to this, here we go. You can watch the video below or read a little bit further down.
How to play Super Mario Run on a jailbroken iPhone
Download and install Super Mario Run (Kind of a give me but you never know)
Search for the tweak “tsprotector”
Make sure you select tsProtector 8+ (iOS 9 & 8). It’s a paid tweak, but it comes with a limited free trial that lasts forever, and that’s all you’re really going to need.
The latest version of Adobe’s Lightroom app the photo editing app for iOS now lets you shoot in raw using the built-in camera. This is a major step in fully replacing your DSL-R with an iPhone. What you shoot will be exactly what you without the iOS processing over it artificially.
Don’t mistake this for Apple letting you do this. Apple’s built-in Camera app doesn’t allow you to shoot in raw. In fact it is not even as an option. However with the release of the iOS 10 third-party apps have the option. To make this happen you have an iPhone on iOS 10 with a 12MP iSight camera. Keep in mind that shooting in RAW/DNG is not for everyone. If you don’t currently capture pictures in RAW with a DSL-R; don’t worry about it. Making the switch can result in some less than perfect shots because iOS hasn’t intelligently improved the shot. The point of RAW is so that you can have more options in post editing. Photo editing software like Lightroom making use of RAW lets you make all the manual adjustments to the shot in post. Lightroom also supports the new P3 color displays on the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus models. Enjoy that wider color gamut.
Adobe also recently put Lightroom on the Apple TV for users that want to showcase their shots on the big screen.
Apple has a way of taking apps or tweaks we love and integrating them into their operating systems. Seems the trend is set to continue with the next upgrade of the Mac OS. There are reports that Mac OS X 10.12 will allow us to unlock our computers with just our fingerprints via your iPhones Touch ID. Your Mac would only unlock when you are in close proximity similar to the way the Apple Watch can bypass its passcode when near an unlocked iPhone thanks to Bluetooth LE.
Again you can already do this with the apps Knock or MacID but it will be cool to have these features built into the operating system. WWDC might also bring other features to the operating system such as adding Apple Pay support on Safari and Siri support. We will have to wait until the annual 2016 Worldwide Developer Conference which is set to take place from June 13th through June 17th in San Francisco.
EverythingApplePro lives up to the name. The YouTube channel has created the most impressive video comparison of iPhones that I have ever seen and I have seen a lot. The video compares computing power and performance. The video is six-minutes of great comparisons ranging from boot-up times, browsing speeds, wi-fi performances, camera app launch times and camera performances. The video covers this for all 13 iPhones Apple has ever made.
Apple didn’t start the smartphone revolution but they did take it over and for the last 10 years it has not looked back. In 2007 the iPhone launched the first iPhone. It has since launched 13 almost distinct iPhone models. I’m looking S & SE models. Here they are in chronological order in case you forgot what the models were. iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus,iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE .