Why I jailbroke my iPhone

October 23, 2015
About a week ago, a jailbreak was publicly released for iOS 9 devices. I'm a big fan of jailbroken iPhones so I was quick to try it out on my phone. However, over the past couple of years fewer and fewer people are finding the need to jailbreak their iPhones as iOS got better.

I'm not here to say that everyone should jailbreak their phones, but below are some improvements I've made to my iPhone - thanks to the jailbreak - that may catch your interest.

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Lifline 2 Review- A Choose Your Own Adventure Game

October 2, 2015
When Apple introduced iOS 8 and the Apple Watch with interactive notifications, a game called Lifeline hit the top charts on iPhone. For those of you who haven't heard of it: Lifeline is a text-based game where you choose your own adventure. The objective was to save the life of a stranded astronaut called Taylor.

3 Minute Games, the company behind Lifeline, released Lifeline 2 last month with a completely new story. This time you're in contact with a young woman called Arika that cast a spell to help her communicate with you. She's trying to avenge her parents and rescue her long lost brother. At the start of the game she even mistakes you for her brother, and it's your choice whether or not you lie to her.
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Stitch together screenshots on Android & iPhone

September 16, 2015
Imagine it's a sunny day and you're chatting with this girl you like and your friends want to stay updated on the situation. One option could be to screenshot multiple times and then send all the images to your pals. However, this doesn't always work since some messaging apps like WhatsApp do not send the images in the right order. This results in you explaining to your friends the order of the chat for the next five minutes.

Let's take another situation, you're reading an article which you find interesting and want to share it with your parents. Normally, you would simply share the URL of the webpage but knowing your parents, you know they won't know how to open it. So you take screenshots but you face the same problem mentioned above.

The question is, is there no other way? Well the answer is, there is. For Android the savior app is called, Stitch & Share: big screenshot.

Note: iPhone users can download a free app called Tailor that does the same job. It works a lot like Stich & Share for Android.
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Next Keyboard for iPhone Review

September 7, 2015
After a very successful KickStarter campaign and a long wait, Next Keyboard finally launched for iPhone with a lot of anticipation. It quickly rose to the second top paid app in the App Store. The keyboard comes almost one year after Apple allowed third party keyboard in the App Store, but it's got a lot of features in it that make it worth checking out.

The Good :)

There's a lot that's good about Next Keyboard. The first thing worth pointing out is its many beautiful themes. There are currently 14 themes available. My favorite is the Kickstarter keyboard. There's also a Classic keyboard that looks like the default one on iPhone. Typing also sounds better with Next Keyboard, you'll have to try that out for yourself.

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3 Reasons To Be Excited For Self Driving Cars

August 27, 2015
Since 2009 Google has been working on a self driving car project. The cars have autonomously driven almost 1 million miles, and a lot has been learnt. I'm excited for self driving cars, and below are 3 reasons why you should be too.

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Download Youtube Videos for free on iPhone

July 17, 2015
Youtube has been making it harder and harder to download Youtube videos, whether you're on an iPhone, Android phone, PC, etc. It's fairly easy to avoid those limitations on a computer as you can find many sites that let you download videos, but on the iPhone, apps with the ability to download Youtube videos tend to be removed from the App Store or completely rejected in the first place.

Some apps have managed to stay, I only know of one app right now.
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Internet temporarily down? Try this with Chrome

July 17, 2015
There are many scenarios in which you may be left with a few minutes with no internet. Instead of endlessly refreshing your browser hoping to see the webpage load, Google is offering a more fun option to Chrome users.

What may look like a boring page with a random dinosaur is in fact, a hidden game. Tap the up arrow on your keyboard and the random dinosaur will jump up, and the game will start. All you do is jump over cacti, but it's certainly a lot more fun than hitting F5 forever. Once you regain internet connection I believe the game ends itself and your page loads, otherwise try and raise your high score.

The game is fairly easy after a few tries. Regardless, it's a fun way to pass those few minutes that may seem endless.
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How to enable Islamic calendar in iPhone

June 24, 2015
The iPhone has a setting which can enable Islamic, Hebrew and Chinese calendars in the built in calendar app. It's called alternate calendars and can be enabled from the settings app.

To do so: Open Settings --> Mail, Contacts & Calendars (scroll down to the bottom) --> Alternate Calendars. Then pick the alternate calendar that you would like to enable. You can only have one picked at a time.
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Later- Straightforward Reminders App for iPhone

June 12, 2015
Post updated 21st June with a giveaway for the app, check bottom of the post.

The App Store is full of many apps that offer reminders. I've tried a lot of them. Later is a reminders app that differentiates itself from the crowd. The app is designed with a minimalist approach, and the result is great. Later also makes it really easy to snooze reminders without having to pick a specific time, more on that later.

When you first open the app you're greeted with this:
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The perfect Apple WWDC that will never happen

June 2, 2015
With Apple's WWDC less than a week away, I decided to share my views on the perfect conference that'll sadly never happen. I repeat this is a figment of my imagination and it's the inner fanboy in me who wishes for this to become reality so here goes.

Saurik announces Cydia in iOS 9

Apple finally realises it's time to give power users some more flexibility over their device. Tim Cook declares there'll be a surprise guest and up comes onto the stage no other but Saurik. He announces his partnership with Apple. Allowing users to download Cydia through the settings app after many many warnings and cautions on how this voids the warranty and puts your device at risk, of course.

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