Being able to record video on a smartphone is something that many of us never really understood the need for, but as the years have rolled on we have all become accustomed to having a mighty fine video recorder in our pockets at all times. As smartphones have matured, so has the camera technology inside them too, so where we first had to make do with poor quality recordings, 1080p HD video is now the norm from a modern smartphone while some are even capable of 4K Ultra HD.



Apple has finally shut the doors on iOS 8.1.1. It is no longer being singed, meaning, you can no longer downgrade iOS 8.1.2 to 8.1.1. You can also no longer restore or update to iOS 8.1.1 from a previous version of iOS on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Apple released iOS 8.1.1 back in November, followed by iOS 8.1.2 only last week.



Grand Theft Auto 5 has a cult following really, with the latest re-release of the title for PS4 and Xbox One living it up on our big screens. The blockbuster from Rockstar was also supposed to be featuring a new online mode by now, called ‘Heists’, but it has been delayed for quite some time. Today, Rockstar has made it clear that this new DLC should be available early next year on all platforms, but there is no exact date.



2014 is coming to a close, and while there were tons of gadgets released this year, the team here has decided to list down their favorite top two out of the massive lot. Head past the jump and check out what everyone has selected. Maybe the list will give you some ideas for Christmas, too!



With the weeks and months ticking down until Apple announces the release date for the Apple Watch, developers are already working on getting their apps ready for launch day. Apple made the WatchKit SDK available as part of the new iOS 8.2 betas not that long ago, and while developers are hard at work, the concept makers and design teams are also working to publish their interpretations of what apps may look like come Apple Watch day.



Apple’s addition of third-party keyboards to iOS 8 was welcomed for a variety of reasons and with plenty of use cases in mind. Many immediately turned to the notion of having the famous Swype arrive on iOS, while others eventually lauded the awesome TextExpander keyboard as a great example of what’s possible in iOS 8.



Here is a list of the top best Cydia jailbreak tweaks released in the year 2014 for iPhone and iPad. This list only includes jailbreak tweaks and apps that were released on Cydia this year for iOS 7 or iOS 8. It does not include tweaks that were originally released before 2014 and were updated this year for compatibility on iOS 7 or iOS 8.



New Cydia alternative jailbreak store iMods is a promising front for tweaks and apps in the future. More details and video demonstration of the beta can be found right here.



Earlier on this year, the famed AirBlue Sharing tweak / app for jailbroken devices was updated for iOS 7. Now, finally, it has been given its customary bump for iOS 8, and with a couple of new features and quirks besides, is a must-have for file sharers in search of flexibility.



Here’s how you can disable Facebook from automatically enhancing your photos when you upload them using your iPhone. Complete step-by-step guide can be found right here.



Christmas is just a week away, and we’ve seen a plethora of deals and offers on all kinds of gadgets and digital goods building up to the big day. The latest offer pertains to some award-winning iOS and Mac apps discounted up to 80% just for this Christmas. Head past the jump for the complete list on apps that are on offer.



TAG Heuer, the luxury watch maker, has unveiled its plans for its first smartwatch, contrary to earlier dismissive statements made about the Apple Watch in particular following its announcement.



Here are the top best waterproof iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cases you can buy. The complete list can be found after the jump.



In a move that managed to raise many eyebrows, T-Mobile has thrown in an industry-challenging data rollover plan for its 4G LTE users. The initiative – Uncarrier 8.0 – is T-Mobile’s attempt at shaking up the industry, and with the new ‘Data Stash’ feature which basically allows users to carry over unused data over to the next month’s bucket, it looks well poised at doing so.



Apple iPhone 7 concept render gives us a good preview of what the company plans to release in the future. Images can be found right here after the jump.



Fresh from officially having more users than Twitter, Instagram is keen to not rest on its laurels and has today posted to its company blog that updates to both the iOS and Android versions of its apps are now live. Bringing with them new features including five new filters as well as the ability to upload slow motion videos to the service.



Here’s how you can enable and record 4K video on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. More details and download links can be found right here.



iOS 8.1.3 appears in activity web logs, hinting at a very soon release date. More details and info on iOS 8.1.3 update can be found right here.



Tolkien fans now have the opportunity to download the first Lord of the Rings movie, Fellowship of the Ring absolutely free . Originally available for $12.99, the movie which captured the hearts of millions, can now be grabbed for free and it’s unclear if this is a limited time offer or not.



SimCity BuildIt from Electronics Arts has been released for the iOS and Android platforms and is absolutely free to download. The popular genre from Electronic Arts has been around for ages now, and if you are a fan of the SimCity titles available on the PC and Mac, SimCity BuildIt now delivers the same goodness on your iPhone, iPad and Android device.



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