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Apple TV

Everything you need to know about Apple TV!

There was two parts to Steve Jobs' 2007 keynote. The first was iPhone. The second, Apple TV. Previously teased as iTV, back then it was a Mac-based, hard drive-equipped, iTunes sync box. Novel, but hardly the future. In 2010, Apple rebooted the TV. Basing it on iOS, it went all flash storage and all-streaming, all the time,. 2012 brought 1080p and then... nothing. For. Three. Long. Years. Finally, in 2015, Apple rebooted the TV again. Not with 4K, but with apps.

There's currently only one Apple TV model available, though it comes with two storage options: 32 KB or 64 KB.

Our recommendation: The Best Apple TV is the 64 GB model

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Buying your Apple TV

The current Apple TV doesn't do 4K but it does do Siri and apps, and that makes it a significant improvement over the old Apple TV. Whether or not that means it'll be a compelling upgrade for everyone, and who can get away with the 32 GB version and who needs the full-on 64 GB version remain open questions for some. If you're one of them, we can help you figure out the answers!

Using your Apple TV

Apple TV seems simple. You buy it. You plug one end into the wall socket, the other end into your HDTV, and you're good to you. In theory. In reality, there's a bunch of settings you can tweak to make sure everything from the interface color to the streaming size is just to your liking, and several built-in apps like TV and Apple Music you're going to wnat to get to know really well.

Going beyond Apple TV

The box is just the beginning. The ultimate accessory for any Apple TV might be a game pad. Or it might be a whole new, whole bigger screen. Then there's the apps. So. Many. Apps. To get the most out of your Apple TV, you're going to want to trick it out. And trick it out right!

Apple TV help and discussion

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How to switch to Power Reserve mode on watchOS 3

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If you are not closely tracking every subtle interface change that Apple puts into practice on iOS, macOS or watchOS, it is likely you have entirely lost sight of a smaller feature or setting before. This is because, in short, Apple likes to relocate and thereby slowly supplant features no longer withstanding the test of time. With watchOS 3, the complete renovation of the operating system and reinvention of the Side button on top of it has had a similar ripple effect for numerous older features.

Power Reserve mode has become one of such cases, a feature still of much use despite the improved battery performance on Apple Watch Series 1 and 2. It used to be as easy as holding down the Side button and swiping to activate Power Reserve, but mind you, nothing is permanent with Apple and it has been silently relocated since. In case you have been caught napping on Power Reserve, let’s quickly fill you in on how to deploy the potential life saver on the latest watchOS.

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New Jailbreak Tweak PreferenceTag3 Helps Organize The Settings App

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A new jailbreak tweak just arrived on the BigBoss repo, and allows users to change the way the Settings app is organized in iOS. The tweak name is PreferenceTag3, and is compatible with the iPhone and iPod Touch over on the BigBoss repo.

PreferenceTag3 is a tweak loaded with a bunch of features that give users complete control over how they want the Settings app to be organized. In addition, this tweak can easily organize the preferences into separate folder and access them from those folders. You can see the following features below:

Disable a Setting: Disabling a setting means that you can no longer access it until you enable it. Disabling a setting requires that you set a passcode first, which can be done if you tap on the gear icon in the top right corner of the Settings app.

Password Protect: The tweak allows you to protect each settings with a password so that access is restricted until the correct password is entered. To use this feature, swipe the Wi-Fi setting to the left and choose Passcode.

Hide or Remove Preferences: To hide a setting, pick the hide option from the tweak’s sidebar. You should see that the setting is now hidden from the Settings app. To unhide it, simply tap on the gear icon and pick the Hidden option.

Place Settings in Different Places: This allows you to re-position your most used or favorite settings so that they are displayed at the top of the Settings app list. When you choose the Position option from the tweak’s sidebar, you can tap and hold on the grabber next to the selected setting’s cell and put it wherever you want.

Something worth noting with PreferenceTag3, when you first open the Settings app for the first time after installing the tweak, you will be asked if you want to watch a quick video tutorial on how to use it. It’s best advised to watch the video as the tweak is a bit complicated to use when operating it for the first time.

You can get PreferenceTag3 for $1.99 over on Cydia’s BigBoss repo.

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Extensify soft launches, lets you install ‘tweaks’ without a jailbreak

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Last August, we showed you a really cool project known as Extensify, which is a third-party extension store that allows you to install ‘tweaks’ for App Store apps on your device without a jailbreak.

Created by iOS developers Majd Alfhaily and Kevin Ko, who are both well-known in the jailbreak community, this extension store works on iOS 8 and iOS 9 devices and is installed through Safari via an enterprise certificate.

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New Jailbreak Tweak SPTouch Adds Virtual Home Button To Your iPhone

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Has your Home Button stop working correctly, or does it work on and off? If so, iOS 9 users with a jailbroken device will be able to use the new tweak SPTouch as a virtual Home button on their iPhone.

SPTouch for iOS 9 is a new jailbreak tweak that adds a virtual Home button to your iOS 9 device. Just like Assistive Touch, SPTouch also adds a new button to your iPhone screen that stands as a virtual Home button. This means that with one or two taps on the new button, you can simulate the same actions that the actual Home button triggers.

In addition, the button can be dragged around freely on the screen, and only needs a single tap to take you back to the Home screen, while a double tap brings you to the App Switcher.

You can also customize the virtual Home button tweak, which also comes with a customizable preference panel in Settings. This allows you to adjust the size of the virtual button and its transparency, disable it on the Lock screen, add a border to the button and much more.

Something worth noting, not many users like the appearance of the tweak’s button since it doesn’t look native, which is true. But, besides the appearance of the virtual button, many enjoy the mechanics of the tweak.

You can get this jailbreak tweak SPTouch for free in Cydia’s BigBoss repo.

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