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HapLock, PearlRetry, and a few other jailbreak tweaks to try this weekend So with that in mind, we'll be talking about all the best jailbreak tweaks released this week in this roundup. As usual, we'll kick things off by talking about our favorites and then outline the rest of them afterward.

From the Editor's Desk: One-handed usability in the 19:9 world Ridiculous phones, and we need to look again at the usability features that makes these devices easier to wrangle with one hand. One of the great things about the emergence of 18:9 handsets last year was the ability to cram more inches of screen real estate into a similar device footprint.

Huawei P20 Pro will become an even better camera with an upcoming update However, an upcoming firmware update may be aiming to address this, or at least supplement P20 Pro's video capturing abilities with a new ultra slow-motion mode that will reportedly allow users to capture videos in up to 960 frames per second.

HP Envy x2 Review That's probably because the digitizer tech used on the HP Envy x2 is the same N-Trig technology that Microsoft uses You can actually use a Surface pen with the HP Envy x2 if you'd like. With the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Microsoft kind of screwed up the way the pen works.

The top stories of the week on iDB Like every Sunday, we get to take a look at some of the most popular posts that were published on iDB during the week that just ended. Whether it is a news item, a new jailbreak tweak, a tutorial, or an app review, we sum it all up in one convenient place for you.

End of the line: our guide to the death of the telephone The only person who rings your landline is your mum. And now even mobile calls are passé. How did this happen?

White House and Senate battle over the ZTE export ban even after the company pays a $1 billion fine According to the South China Morning Post, a broken urinal at ZTE's facility in Shenzhen, China is not being repaired. It isn't that the company is being cheap. It's just that the urinal is made by American Standard, located in New Jersey, and the U.S.

Nintendo Switch The Nintendo Switch is beating smartphone manufacturers when it comes to mobile gaming The Nintendo Switch is beating smartphone manufacturers when it comes to mobile gaming Very recently, I picked up the Nintendo Switch.

Rogers expecting Android Oreo rollout for KEYone owners to start on June 28 Rogers has been pretty good at sticking to their given timelines for OS updates, so there's no reason to think this time around will be any different. Their last update pushed was for 'Oreo prep' so they're really following through here.

Doubling down on what works Unless you're going from a hardware keyboard, is BlackBerry KEY2 a more efficient means of typing? Android Messages is rolling out for desktop, but still needs additional features to satisfy edge case users. Vivo NEX and OPPO Find X are poppin'!

The Modern Buckle Apple Watch band has been quietly pulled from the online U.S. Apple Store Apple pulled the Modern Buckle watch band from its U.S. online store and no one noticed until now Apple pulled the Modern Buckle watch band from its U.S.

Download music from Ariana Grande and the Beach Boys for free thanks to Google Play Both have albums that you can download free for a limited time from Google Play. Depending on how you feel about the artists, this is either a thank you from Google or some sort of punishment. The Ariana Grande album is called "My Everything" and was the future Mrs.

What you missed this week on CordCutters.com OK, we're also keeping one eye open on the World Cup games each day. And you're still able to stream all the games on pretty much every streaming platform out there. What else have we been up to this week? Quite a lot, actually. Here's what you might have missed.

Hacker learns how to brute force iPhone passwords, breaking security In doing so, he was able to bypass the security mechanisms for iOS, thereby putting encrypted data at risk, according to ZDNet. Since 2014 and iOS 8, iPhones and iPad have come with device encryption. Protected by a four - or six-digit passcode, the combination of software and hardware has made it nearly impossible to break into an iPhone or iPad.

California's net neutrality bill can still be saved as negotiations begin next week The result was a bill that Wiener himself called "not worth passing." Why would Santiago do such a thing, especially since net neutrality has become a major campaign issue for the 2018 mid-term elections? While we can never know for sure what someone else is thinking, we can tell you that AT&T contributed multiple times to Santiago's campaigns.

Xiaomi posts Redmi 6 Pro camera samples online Okay, now that we know pretty much everything about the Redmi 6 Pro, it seems that Xiaomi has given up as well at this point and just posted a couple of sample photos. All of them are portraits in different lighting conditions and come shortly after the massive leaks about the phone in the past couple of days.

This coming week's T-Mobile Tuesday giveaways include a free Redbox DVD rental for one night and more As you know, T-Mobile thanks its subscribers every week by giving away useful gifts through the T-Mobile Tuesdays app. And usually there is a major sweepstakes that both subscribers and non-subscribers can enter. This week, you can win a trip to scorching hot Miami.

Cleaning Up Your Inbox Is A Breeze With CleanEmail We all know someone with thousands of emails clogging up their inbox. Wading through hundreds of promotions, newsletters, and notifications to find that one crucial message is a long, boring process.

Best Windows Phone in 2018 This phone is a pleasure to shoot pictures with. The rear-facing, 20-megapixel PureView camera has a ZEISS F/1.9 lens and a three-LED flash that captures stunning stills and 4K video, while the front-facing, 5-megapixel camera is enough for selfies and video chats.

This original Apple Watch band is no longer available Apple has seemingly discontinued the Modern Buckle Apple Watch band. The $149 band, which was exclusive to the company's 38mm wearable device, launched alongside the first Apple Watch in 2015. A visit to Apple's Watch band page shows that the item is no longer for sale.

How to Take a Screenshot on iPad, iPad Pro or iPad mini Step 4: Tap on the Custom button indicated by a star icon and then choose Screenshot from the list. Step 5: With the screenshot option added to your Assistive Touch menu, you can take a one-handed screenshot anytime by tapping on the Assistive Touch button followed by the Screenshot button.

How to Use Smart Photo Sharing in iOS 12 There aren't many improvements from iOS 11's Photos app but in the latest iOS 12, there's a new For You tab which groups all the pictures together from a specific location, date and an occasion and displays it together making it easier to share with your contacts.

Saturday Savings: Tech and Gear on sale this weekend The handset went up for pre-order earlier this week and you can now get it from Amazon. If you decide to pre-order through Amazon, then you will save $50 off of the retail price. Additionally, anyone who pre-orders will also get the Moto Smart Speaker Moto Mod with Alexa.

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro poses for official product photo shoot The Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro that's supposed to be announced officially in two days already feels like it's been out on the market for a while now. We know almost everything about the device except its exact pricing. : Redmi 6 Pro in blue.

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