Apple is currently locked in a silent war with some retailers after the decided to not just ignore Apple’s advances to bring Apple Pay to their customers but also actively made it impossible to use the service even after it was found to work in an unsupported capacity. In a world where you would expect all retailers to want to take money from potential customers, that just seems weird.

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Alpine has finally launched an aftermarket in-dash receiver for cars that supports Apple’s CarPlay for iPhone users. It was Pioneer that first offered an aftermarket receiver that was able to support CarPlay in any car. The Alpine iLX-007 is the company’s first such venture, and we take a look at what it has to offer.

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Looks like Apple may be looking beyond Apple Pay for its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices. The NFC chip in the two devices open up quite a few possibilities where Apple is reportedly in talks for partnerships, in a bid to expand the chip’s utility, thereby expanding the phone’s utility in everyday life.

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The Pangu jailbreak team has just rolled out the 8.0-8.1.x Untether 0.2 package, which contains a number of bug fixes and minor enhancements. All of the relevant details, including how to avail the new package if you’re jailbroken on iOS 8.0 – iOS 8.1, can be seen after the fold.

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Carriers in South Korea have put Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-order estimates at 100,000 and above, which is almost three times more than the pre-orders collected for Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4. With this happening on Samsung’s own turf, is Apple all set to increase its smartphone market share?

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To say the smartwatch market is amid something of a boom would be a great understatement. But while Apple Watch and Google’s Android Wear are both looking to take a considerable chunk of this new wearable category, it’s worth considering the strong fitness-related features that vendors are packing into these gadgets. Fitbit is a company that has been churning out fitness-tracking apps for a while now, but with the big companies likely to crowd the smaller names out, is in something of a battle to remain relevant. As such, Fitbit has introduced two new devices today; one fitness tracker, and further device resembling a smartwatch.

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Reachability is a great feature for those that use it, and it’s coming to a jailbroken device near you whether it’s an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus or otherwise.

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Now that there is an iOS 8 jailbreak out for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and other devices, it’s a case of sitting back and waiting for all of your favorite tweaks to be updated to take advantage of what the new mobile operating system has to offer. In the worst cases those tweaks might even need updates to make them work at all.

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Console quality games on mobile devices has long been the holy grail for game developers, but making those games as good as is humanly possible on smartphones and tablets takes that challenge one step further. Rockstar Games is already pretty damned good at turning its AAA titles into mobile wonders, and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is no exception.

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The rush to get iOS 8-compatible versions of jailbreak tweaks out the door is well and truly on, and we’re starting to see some of the real heavy hitters in the jailbreak scene start to get updates out the door. The famous Ryan Petrich is one that everyone looks to, and the man himself has now pushed new beta releases of some of his most popular tweaks into his beta repo for iOS 8.

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Here’s a complete and detailed visual comparison of Apple iOS 8 versus Google Android 5.0 Lollipop. Check out the screenshots after the jump.

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The Pangu8 jailbreak for iOS 8 / 8.1 came as a big surprise for the jailbreak community, but with a lot of complexities as well. One of those complexities was missing Cydia after jailbreaking our devices. Even though Saurik updated Cydia to work with iOS 8 / 8.1, the installation method was completely manual, and still remains so at least as of this writing.

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Ever wondered what would happen if you ran an iPhone 6 Plus over with a tank? No, us neither. Someone didn’t just wonder though. They did it. Twice.

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This week has seen the very first jailbreak released for the new iOS 8 – 8.1 firmware, and whereas, ordinarily, the process of using a jailbreak tool is fairly simple to the end user, the decision of Chinese team Pangu to roll its exploit out so early has left a trail of compatibility issues. Fortunately Saurik, the guy behind Cydia among a number of other integral jailbreak services, has been hard at work in making the required adjustments, and having brought Cydia and Substrate up to speed, has now released an updated version of AFC2.

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The popular Camera+ app for iOS can now be downloaded on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch for free. Usually priced at $2.99, the app that has earned the praise of many users and sold over 10 million copies can now be on your iOS device without the need to purchase it. Here’s how.

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It never occurred to me back in my school days, but I can bet quite a few math students with smartphones have wished at one point or another that their phone could just give them the answer and get it over with. Enter – PhotoMath, the iOS app that scans your printed mathematical equations and solves them for you.

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The Bendgate saga, which, in hindsight, consisted of a number of small incidents that escalated out of proportion, certainly blemished the first couple of weeks of Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch. But while that particular episode appears to have blown over, another more serious issue seems to be cropping up. It pertains to the 128GB iPhone 6 Plus, with many units crashing continuously, often leaving users in an infinite reboot loop, and while Apple has been replacing a number of afflicted handsets, some owners are already on their fourth unit.

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Here’s a complete step by step guide on how to enable and use the Instant Hotspot feature between a Mac running OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1 running iPhone or iPad.

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A quick access to the brightness setting of your phone is one of those finer things in life which you just cannot do without. iOS 8.1 has taken a sharp turn from the conventional means of brightness adjustment and has a built-in trick to get that done on all iPhones out there.

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Apple’s acquisition of TestFlight has given a whole new dimension to pre-release features and apps, allowing interested parties to aid the process of development and improvement as an app is readied to go live. Now, Apple has opened up the TestFlight beta to everybody after a period of internal-only testing, so if you’ve been waiting to give it a whirl, now’s your chance.

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