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T-Mobile’s JUMP! upgrade program now includes free AppleCare+ services

2017 March 27
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T-Mobile announced Monday that its premium device protection now includes AppleCare+ services for iPhone and iPad at absolutely zero additional cost because “the best devices in the world deserve the best protection and care.”

Both T-Mobile’s Premium Device Protection (formerly known as Premium Handset Protection) and the JUMP! upgrade program with Premium Device Protection will now include AppleCare Services for eligible customers who recently purchased a new device.

Priced at $12 per month, JUMP! includes protection from loss, theft or accidental damage, hardware coverage, the security features of Lookout Mobile Security Premium and now the AppleCare+ services. “If you add JUMP! or Premium Device Protection and have a new eligible iPhone or iPad, you will be able to access AppleCare services,” says the company.

The carrier says that customers who get its new Premium Device Protection will be able to keep it when they JUMP! to the latest iPhone or iPad. T-Mobile, of course, already has the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition and the new 9.7-inch iPad in its offering.

With AppleCare+ for iPhone and iPad, you get perks like extended warranty up to two years from the original purchase date which covers up to two incidents of accidental damage, each subject to a service fee of $29 for screen damage or $99 for any other damage.

Other AppleCare+ perks include:

  • 24/7 priority access to AppleCare’s award-winning technical support via chat or phone
  • $0 for battery service
  • Apple-certified repair or replacement at Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Service Providers
  • Software support for iOS, iCloud, and Apple-branded iOS apps
  • Hardware repairs and service backed by Apple

AppleCare+ for most iPhone models is priced at $129 or $99 for iPhone SE.

As of recently, AppleCare+ plans can be purchased up to twelve months after buying your device. Previously, Apple required that AppleCare for iPhone be purchased up to 60 days following an iPhone purchase.

Apple’s own iPhone Upgrade Program, starting at $32.41 per month, includes AppleCare+ at no additional charge and spreads out the full cost of your handset into monthly payments over two years with zero percent interest. iPhone Upgrade Program also lets you upgrade to a new iPhone after twelve payments.

Source: T-Mobile

Source link: http://www.idownloadblog.com/2017/03/27/t-mobiles-jump-upgrade-program-now-include-free-applecare/

How to Downgrade iOS 10.3 to iOS 10.2.1 on iPhone or iPad

2017 March 27
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Apple has just released iOS 10.3 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and it comes with many new features including an all new Find My AirPods feature that allows you to find the location of your missing AirPods. The new software also includes expanded SiriKit support, which makes it easier to pay bills, schedule a ride-hailing service, and even check on the status of a pending payment.

You can update to iOS 10.3 over-the-air by going to Settings -> General -> Software Update. If you’ve already updated to iOS 10.3 and have been facing issues with the latest firmware, then it is still possible to downgrade back to iOS 10.2.1.

Users who wish to jailbreak should remain on iOS 10.2.1 as it may contain exploits that may be used in a future jailbreak tool for this firmware. Therefore, if you have upgrade to iOS 10.3 and wish to jailbreak, we recommend that you downgrade back to iOS 10.2.1 to increase your chances of jailbreaking.

In today’s tutorial, we will show you how to downgrade iOS 10.3 to iOS 10.2.1 using iTunes. Keep in mind that the downgrade is only possible if Apple is still signing iOS 10.2.1. As of this writing, iOS 10.2.1 is still being signed. You can check the signing status from here.

Here are some important points to consider before downgrading:

  • Please note that the process involves wiping your device, and then restoring it from a compatible backup, so it can take some time depending on how much data needs to be recovered and your internet connection (if you’re restoring from an iCloud backup).
  • How to Downgrade iOS 10.3 beta to iOS 10.2.1

    Note: you can downgrade to iOS 10.2.1 if Apple is still signing the firmware. You can check the signing status from here.

    Step 1: The first step is to download the iOS 10.2.1 IPSW file for your device. Make sure that you download the correct firmware that corresponds to your device model.

    Note: If you’re downloading the firmware file using Safari then ensure that auto unzip feature is disabled, or use Chrome or Firefox. Alternatively, renaming the .zip file as .ipsw file should also work.

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    Source link: http://www.iphonehacks.com/2017/03/downgrade-ios-10-3-iphone-ipad-ipod-touch.html

    Pages, Numbers and Keynote pick up new editing features, Touch ID support more

    2017 March 27
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    Apple’s productivity-focused iWork apps—Pages, Numbers and Keynote for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac and iCloud.com— were updated this morning with a bunch of new features, including new editing capabilities across iOS, macOS and the web and the ability to quickly open password-protected documents using Touch ID. Pages, Numbers and Keynote for iOS are available free from App Store. Pages,Numbers and Keynote for Mac are available via Mac App Store. Web-based versions of these apps are accessible via a desktop web browser at iCloud.com.

    As noted in Apple’s support document which highlights the security contents of the company’s OS releases and apps, iWork for iOS and macOS fixed a bug which could expose the contents of password-protected PDFs exported from iWork.

    “iWork used weak 40-bit RC4 encryption for password-protected PDF exports,” according to Apple. “This issue was addressed by changing iWork export to use AES-128.”

    Pages 3.1 for iOS changelog

    This is what’s new in Pages 3.1 for iPhone and iPad:

    • Format text as superscript or subscript, use ligatures, and change text background color
    • Add bookmarks to easily link from one part of your document to another
    • Add elegant mathematical equations using LaTeX or MathML notation
    • Quickly open password-protected documents using Touch ID
    • Import and export documents in Rich Text Format (RTF)
    • Easily replace missing fonts in your document
    • New leader lines make pie charts easier to read
    • Customize dates, times, and currencies for your language or region

    Pages 3.1 for iOS can be downloaded via App Store.

    Numbers 3.1 for iOS changelog

    This is what’s new in Numbers 3.1 for iPhone and iPad:

    • Easily add current or historical stock information to spreadsheets
    • Use the new My Stocks template to easily track your portfolio
    • A powerful new editing experience makes entering data and formulas fast and easy
    • New action menu keeps most common tasks one tap away
    • Quickly open password-protected spreadsheets using Touch ID
    • Format text as superscript or subscript, use ligatures, and change text background color
    • New leader lines make pie charts easier to read
    • Easily replace missing fonts in your spreadsheet
    • While collaborating on a spreadsheet, you can now cut, copy, paste, and duplicate sheets
    • Customize dates, times, and currencies for your language or region
    • Edit rich text within table cells

    Numbers 3.1 for iOS can be downloaded via App Store.

    Keynote 3.1 for iOS changelog

    This is what’s new in Keynote 3.1 for iPhone and iPad:

    • Change slide master and customize slide background
    • Rehearse a presentation with current slide, presenter notes, and timer all in one view
    • Quickly open password-protected presentations using Touch ID
    • Format text as superscript or subscript, use ligatures, and change text background color
    • Easily replace missing fonts in your presentation
    • New leader lines make pie charts easier to read
    • Import Keynote 1 presentations
    • Post interactive presentations on Medium, WordPress, and other websites
    • Customize dates, times, and currencies for your language or region

    Keynote 3.1 for iOS can be downloaded via App Store.

    Pages 6.1 for macOS changelog

    Here’s everything new in the Mac edition of Pages 6.1:

    • Add bookmarks to easily link from one part of your document to another
    • Add elegant mathematical equations using LaTeX or MathML notation
    • Quickly open password-protected documents using Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
    • Easily replace fonts throughout an entire document
    • Import and export documents in Rich Text Format (RTF)
    • New leader lines make pie charts easier to read
    • New stock and currency functions provide up-to-date securities data in tables
    • Customize dates, times, and currencies for your language or region

    Grab Pages 6.1 for macOS in Mac App Store.

    Numbers 4.1 for macOS changelog

    Here’s everything new in the Mac edition of Numbers 4.1:

    • Easily add current or historical stock information to spreadsheets
    • Use the new My Stocks template to easily track your portfolio
    • Quickly open password-protected spreadsheets using Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
    • New leader lines make pie charts easier to read
    • Easily replace fonts throughout an entire spreadsheet
    • While collaborating on a spreadsheet, you can now cut, copy, paste, and duplicate sheets
    • Customize dates, times, and currencies for your language or region

    Grab Numbers 4.1 for macOS in Mac App Store.

    Keynote 7.1 for macOS changelog

    Here’s everything new in the Mac edition of Keynote:

    • New Object List makes it easy to select, edit, and organize objects even on complex slides
    • New option to display presenter notes on black background makes them easier to read while presenting in low-light settings
    • Easily replace fonts throughout an entire presentation
    • New leader lines make pie charts easier to read
    • Quickly open password-protected presentations using Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar
    • New stock and currency functions provide up-to-date securities data in tables
    • Post interactive presentations on Medium, WordPress, and other websites
    • Import Keynote 1.0 presentations
    • Customize dates, times, and currencies for your language or region

    Grab Keynote 7.1 for macOS in Mac App Store.

    Pages for iCloud March 2017 changelog

    Here’s what’s new in Pages for iCloud’s March 2017 update:

    • A simplified design gives you easy access to the tools you need
    • Open Rich Text Format (RTF) documents
    • Add gradient and image fills to graphics
    • New align and distribute options make it easier to position objects in your document
    • Use advanced line spacing options to adjust spacing between lines of text
    • Easily format your text by applying character styles
    • Preview older versions of your document before choosing which one to restore
    • New stock and currency functions provide up-to-date securities data in tables
    • Set dates, times, and currencies for your language or region when you create a document

    You can access Pages on the web via iCloud.com/#pages.

    Numbers for iCloud March 2017 changelog

    Here’s what’s new in Numbers for iCloud’s March 2017 update:

    • A simplified design gives you easy access to the tools you need
    • New stock and currency functions provide up-to-date securities data in tables
    • Add gradient and image fills to graphics
    • New align and distribute options make it easier to position objects in your spreadsheet
    • Preview older versions of your spreadsheet before choosing which one to restore
    • Set dates, times, and currencies for your language or region when you create a document

    You can access Numbers on the web via iCloud.com/#numbers.

    Keynote for iCloud March 2017 changelog

    Here’s what’s new in Keynote for iCloud’s March 2017 update:

    • A simplified design gives you easy access to the tools you need
    • Support for editing Build In and Build Out animations on objects
    • Play object builds and a greater selection of transitions as you present
    • Add gradient and image fills to graphics
    • New align and distribute options make it easier to position objects in your presentation
    • New stock and currency functions provide up-to-date securities data in tables
    • Post interactive presentations on Medium, WordPress, and other websites
    • Import Keynote 1 presentations
    • Preview older versions of your presentation before choosing which one to restore
    • Set dates, times, and currencies for your language or region when you create a document

    You can access Keynote on the web via iCloud.com/#keynote.

    Apple is giving away Pages, Numbers and Keynote with every new iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Mac purchase. If you don’t see the apps on your Mac, you can find them in your purchase history.

    On your Mac, launch Mac App Store and click the Purchased tab.

    On your iOS device, launch App Store, tap Updates, then tap Purchased at the top.

    Do you use these iWork apps at all?

    Source link: http://www.idownloadblog.com/2017/03/27/pages-numbers-and-keynote-pick-up-new-editing-features-touch-id-support-more/

    Apple TV Remote app gains support for iPad, lyrics, playlists, chapters more

    2017 March 27
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    Apple’s free app for controlling Apple TVs from anywhere in your home through your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch was just updated on App Store following a barrage of software updates that the company released for iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS earlier this morning. Bumped to version 1.1, the official Apple TV Remote app finally supports iPads natively and you can use it to see music lyrics, playlists, chapters and more, right on your iOS devices.

    The enhanced Now Playing experience within the app now supports:

    • Lyrics and playlists for music
    • Chapters, audio tracks and captions selection for movies and TV shows

    This update includes general performance and stability improvements, too.

    Apple’s “What’s New” page (accessible through your fourth-generation Apple TV in Settings → System → Software Updates → What’s New) mentions remote control from iPad.

    Grab Apple TV Remote at no charge from App Store.

    If you’d like to control iTunes on your Mac or Windows PC from anywhere in your home via your iOS devices, you may want to download Apple’s old remote app. Now called iTunes Remote, it was last updated in February 2016 with support for Apple’s Two-Factor Authentication system when signing in for Home Sharing.

    Do you use Apple’s Remote apps?

    Source link: http://www.idownloadblog.com/2017/03/27/apple-tv-remote-app-gains-support-for-ipad-lyrics-playlists-chapters-more/

    Free Apps to Download TODAY ONLY 03/27/2017

    2017 March 27
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    Eighty-Eight , Shark Puzzles for Kids Jigsaw Wonder Collection , Find My Fitbit – Fitbit Finder For Lost Fitbits and more

    Universal:

    Eighty-Eight ( $0.99 → Free ) Premiere Liaison You're presented with numbered blocks that must be dropped into the grid below. A block is scored and removed only when its number equals the number of contiguous blocks in the same row or column. This allows you to strategically place blocks to create chain reactions and score big points. Just don't let the blocks reach the top of the grid or it's game over. The game includes two modes, stat tracking, and achievements and leaderboards via Game Center.

    Shark Puzzles for Kids Jigsaw Wonder Collection ( $1.99 → Free ) Eggroll Games LLC You won’t be able to resist the wonder of this jigsaw puzzle game. Each of the 44 jigsaw puzzles features a breathtaking shark photo to reconstruct. The jigsaw puzzles can be broken up into as few as four pieces and as many as 24. You’re also able to choose whether or not you want a colored background and outline hints. What more could you ask for?

    Find My Fitbit – Fitbit Finder For Lost Fitbits ( $5.99 → Free ) Cloforce LLC Lost your Fitbit or just worried you might lose it someday? Fitbit Finder is here to assist. Simply launch the app and it will automatically discover any Fitbit units nearby. As you move around, the app will indicate how close you are via cold and hot colors. When you’re about two to four feet away, the indicator will display a fiery red. It’s basically a game of cold and hot.

    Musemage – Professional Video Camera and Editor ( $3.99 → Free ) Paraken Technology Co., Ltd. Musemage is the ultimate all-in-one camera app. What sets it apart from every other app is its slick user interface and real-time effects. Every shooting mode, every photo adjustment, and every effect can be accessed by swiping across wheels. This makes it remarkably easy to fiddle with the seven shooting modes, 33 lens filters and special effects, and 44 color filters. The app also offers a variety of editing options like the ability to stitch together video clips, cut out unwanted moments, attach music, and add watermarks.

    Source link: http://appadvice.com/apps-gone-free