Best Black Friday 2014 apps for iPhone and iPad

Best Black Friday 2014 apps for iPhone and iPad

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are right around the corner, and if you manage to grab the best deals, you can end up saving hundreds of dollars. Here are the best iOS apps to help you keep track of Black Friday offers, and maximise your savings.

WiFried: Jailbreak tweak fixes Wi-Fi performance issues on iOS 8 — iOS 8.1

WiFried: Jailbreak tweak fixes Wi-Fi performance issues on iOS 8 — iOS 8.1

Apple released iOS 8.1.1 last week, with a fix for the annoying Wi-Fi connectivity issue that was affecting some users after upgrading to iOS 8. The issue prevented devices from connecting to the Wi-Fi network, dropping connection intermittently or speeds being extremely slow.

Dropbox announces Microsoft Office integration now available for mobile

Dropbox announces Microsoft Office integration now available for mobile

New IDC report indicates worldwide tablet growth in 2014 was remarkably slow as iPad sees first year of decline

New IDC report indicates worldwide tablet growth in 2014 was remarkably slow as iPad sees first year of decline

The iPad may have changed the way the world views tablets, but everything has to come to an end eventually. In a new report, it looks like the worldwide adoption rate of tablets is coming to a crawl.

T-Mobile complies with FCC’s demands to show subscribers true speed tests results even on throttled plans

T-Mobile complies with FCC’s demands to show subscribers true speed tests results even on throttled plans

This week saw T-Mobile add 14 additional music streaming services to its Music Freedom initiative, but it also saw the FCC pressure T-Mobile into changing the way it handles speed tests, too.

What Apple Can Learn from Google

What Apple Can Learn from Google

Apple is a lovable beast, and a brilliant hype machine. As such, it can be easy to see new features in iOS only as miraculous pearls of innovation. But in the broad light of day, and the broader light of the technology world, Apple is no longer the unrivalled talismanic leader. In case you needed proof — remember when Notification Center was added with iOS 7? You know the custom keyboard and social extensions that have arrived with iOS 8? They were all preceded by direct equivalents on Android.

Facebook notifies users of upcoming privacy changes for both mobile and desktop

Facebook notifies users of upcoming privacy changes for both mobile and desktop

As more companies are pressured to offer up more security and privacy options for users, it’s a good sign that one of the biggest social networks in the world, Facebook, has a series of changes coming down the pipe.

SwiftKey for iOS update brings a number of improvements

SwiftKey for iOS update brings a number of improvements

SwiftKey has started rolling out an update for the iOS version of their Keyboard with “improvements across a variety of areas.” While the improvements in themselves are pretty minor, cumuliatively they provide a big usability boost. 

Yahoo and Microsoft to battle it out with Google next year to become the default search engine in Safari for iOS

Yahoo and Microsoft to battle it out with Google next year to become the default search engine in Safari for iOS

Last week, Mozilla decided to replace Google as its default browser, and instead opted for Yahoo. While small, this was definitely a very important victory for Yahoo over Google. However, it looks like the company has its eye set on something much bigger — becoming the default search engine in Apple’s Safari web browser for iOS devices.

Keep a Pint-Sized Breathalyzer in Your Pocket with BACTrack Vio [Deals Hub]

Keep a Pint-Sized Breathalyzer in Your Pocket with BACTrack Vio [Deals Hub]

A lot of people like to close out a warm summer day with a nice alcoholic beverage. Whether you’re winding down after a particularly busy day or you’re out celebrating with family and friends, you want to make sure that you keep everything under control. Monitor your alcohol consumption and make sure you stay safe while drinking with the help of the BACTrack Vio, a breathalyzer that’s always with you. It’s on sale now in the iPhone Hacks Deals Hub.