Cydia Shuts Down Purchases, Pointing Toward the End of Jailbreaking

It’s been a long time since I’ve jailbroken an iOS device, but I still felt a little nostalgic when I read that Jay “Saurik” Freeman was shutting down payments on Cydia. For those like myself who have been around iOS since the beginning, jailbreaking was a near-essential part of the iPhone and iOS experience. It added features, but more than that, it added FUN. Some of the jailbreaks were as easy as clicking a button in a browser, while others were like solving a Rubics Cube, which just added to the experience.

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Trying out the Beddit 3.5 Sleep Monitor

I wrote about some of Apple’s recent moves in the Health space a couple of weeks ago and it got me thinking about other things I could be doing and services that are available that I can take advantage of. For example, I started using an accurate blood pressure monitor that syncs up with my iPhone and Apple Health via Bluetooth earlier this year. I actually had my anxiety over getting it taken at doctor’s offices because it was high for a bit. That anxiety just pushed it higher each time it was taken. Now that I am taking it often and exercising and eating a little better, my BP is back down to normal and the anxiety is gone. A little monitoring can make a big difference.

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Deals: Moon W7 Qi Wireless Charger

With wireless charging pretty much standard across the smartphone industry at this point, you can get chargers in all shapes and sizes, and with all sorts of designs. If you don’t like a plain looking pad, you can find one with a wood, marble, or other type of finish.

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Epic’s Infinity Blade Fades into App Store Oblivion

Once upon a time, it looked like Apple would finish off Nintendo as the leader in mobile gaming and proceed to take on the big boys on the big screen. The App Store was booming and games were the biggest hits you could find. The easy availability and cheaper prices meant that players could stock up and play all kinds of different titles. Sales of the Nintendo 3DS sagged, which spelled real trouble for Nintendo. Apple could also provide what the competition couldn’t- a quality portable gaming experience on a bigger screen thanks to the iPad. It looked like things were really coming together.

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J. J. Abrams and Jennifer Garner Back Together Again for Series with Apple

I have been keeping up with news about Apple’s coming video service for quite some time. There are plenty of big name actors, directors and producers already lined up, but there hasn’t been anything that has really grabbed my attention up to now. However, that changed today.

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The Qualcomm-Apple Saga is Really Getting Old

Apple accuses Qualcomm of predatory business practices. Qualcomm accuses Apple of infringing on patents. Apple won’t pay Qualcomm and tries to get their patents invalidated. Qualcomm sues Apple and files for injunctions. Apple counter-sues. Apple won’t use Qualcomm’s modems anymore, hitting them where it really hurts. Qualcomm accuses Apple of sharing secrets with their rival Intel, which they may actually have some proof of. Maybe this will actually make it trial someday. And then it will be appealed…indefinitely. And on, and on, and on, and on…..

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Deals: CuriosityStream: 2-Yr Subscription

Streaming video isn’t just limited to TV and movies. It is also a perfect format for great documentaries, biographies, profiles, and scientific and educational programming. If you enjoy such content, CuriosityStream is the best way to take it with you wherever you go.

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Apple’s Power Over the Open Internet

Apple has been both praised and criticized over their rigid standards for the App Store. Parents tend to appreciate knowing that porn and other indecent material will not be readily available via apps. The ones where it is able to be found can be restricted through parental settings, making parental control realistic and not too difficult for those who want to take advantage of it.

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Apple is Making Small But Important Moves in Health

While the release of the ECG feature for the Apple Watch Series 4 has grabbed headlines recently, Apple is making more moves that show just how important health tracking is for them going forward. First off, Apple has been quiet about sleep tracking since their acquisition of Beddit back in 2017, but it looks like that is finally changing.

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Deals: ZeroLemon 75W Desktop Charger with Quick Charge 3.0

With so many electronic items to charge, it can be a challenge to find enough plugs when sitting at a desk at work. I like to reserve my battery for use on the go, so what do you do when there either aren’t enough plugs available, or you can’t plug your chargers in because they won’t fit together? This 75 Watt Desktop Charger from ZeroLemon is a great way to maximize the plugs that you have.

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Where is the Bottom for Apple’s Stock?

This not your typical click-bait piece bashing away at Apple over their recent tumble from the highest peak of the corporate world. It also isn’t a “rally the troops for the cause” piece from a blind fanboy. I’m just really curious where things are going to end up at this point. Apple’s stock price has fallen so far that it’s hard to see an end at the moment.

There is still plenty of kindling for the fire, too. Every day brings new reports of suppliers cutting forecasts and prognosticating doom and gloom. There is also a steady stream of articles from analysts telling us why they are right this time. Maybe they are. Maybe it’s a repeat of last year. Maybe it’s somewhere in between.

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