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Pokémon GO update adds avatar customization, UI tweaks, & performance improvements

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Pokémon GO is one of the most popular free apps in the App Store today, and it has received a free app update on Saturday for both the iOS and Android platforms.

The iOS version has been brought up to version 1.1.0 and packs a decent list of changes that will appeal to all players. In this piece, we’ll talk about the new changes you’ll find in the latest version of the game.

What’s new?

Among the changes in the latest Pokémon GO update this weekend is the ability to go in and customize the avatar that you set up when you created your Pokémon GO account for the first time. This means you can change up your character’s hair, outfit, skin tone, and more.

In addition to making the avatar experience better, the game has also seen improvements to gym battle game play. Gym animations are now much more refined, and in some cases smoother.

When attacking other Pokémon in gym battles, the damage that you inflect on your opponent will now be far more accurately calculated, as some tweaks have been made to damage from attack strikes. This also includes adjustments to the damage that certain Pokémon attacks have on other Pokémon, namely those that are weaker or stronger against certain types.

The developers also appear to have removed the buggy footprints feature from the app’s nearby Pokémon radar. The radar will still work the same way, although the footprints don’t show up anymore when you’re Pokémon hunting. You can still look for Pokémon in the radar and it will pulse green when you’re walking in the right direction.

Improvements and fixes

In addition to adding and removing some features, Pokémon GO has also been given some minor tweaks that will improve the app’s memory usage greatly. This will be most noticed on devices with less memory, as switching between apps isn’t as laggy and the app now loads substantially faster on some devices.

Other miscellaneous improvements include:

  • Various bug fixes during wild Pokémon encounters
  • UI updates for the Pokémon details screen
  • Updated look for achievement medals
  • Fixes for graphical/text issues within the app
  • And more…

Wrapping up

For those of you who already have the Pokémon GO game installed on your device, you can download the updated version from the Updates tab in the App Store. If you’re not already playing Pokémon GO, you can download it for free from the App Store and get started.

Don’t forget to check out our various tutorials for playing Pokémon GO:

Have you downloaded today’s update? If so, what do you think of it? Share below!

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iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak FAQ: Everything in a nutshell

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The iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak has only been out for about a week, but it seems there is still a lot of confusion about it. As we tried to clear things up for the Chinese version of the jailbreak, Pangu released an English version for all platforms, which really shook things up and added more confusion.

In this all-in-one FAQ post, we’ll try to discuss the jailbreak from all angles, clearing up all any any remaining confusion that there might be.

The iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak: FAQ

There are a lot of questions surrounding the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak; not only from those who haven’t jailbroken yet, but also from those who have. We’ll go through some of the most common questions below:

How do I jailbreak iOS 9.3.3?

There are currently two ways to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3. One way is with the Chinese jailbreak tool for Windows, and the other is with the English jailbreak tool by Pangu, which works on Mac OS X, Windows, and Linux. The English tool is easier because you can actually read what’s going on.

Is the jailbreak untethered?

The jailbreak is currently not untethered; it’s semi-untethered. This means that you can still boot your device up without a computer, but after every reboot, you will need to run the Pangu app from your Home screen to re-enable Cydia and your installed jailbreak extensions. You do not need to connect to a computer to do this and we have a detailed tutorial for how to boot up a semi-untethered jailbreak properly.

Will it ever be untethered?

There is currently no indication that iOS 9.3.3 will be getting an untethered jailbreak. It would seem that this method of jailbreaking was burned on iOS 9.3.3 for a reason, potentially because Pangu has something bigger and better planned for iOS 10.

What devices does the jailbreak support?

The new Pangu jailbreak supports iOS 9.2-9.3.3 on all 64-bit iOS devices. This includes the iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPod touch 6G, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro. 32-bit devices like the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, and iPhone 5c are not supported at all and likely never will be.

Does the jailbreak want my Apple ID?

The jailbreak tool asks for a valid Apple ID because it relies on a certificate to be installed on your device. We don’t recommend using your real Apple ID. Instead, making a burner Apple ID will keep you more secure. Saurik’s Cydia Impactor tool is much more reputable than 25PP’s Chinese application for Windows, but we still recommend not using your actual Apple ID.

Is the jailbreak by Pangu or 25PP?

Pangu are the original authors of the jailbreak. 25PP are a Chinese-based application store that often gets bundled with the jailbreak in China and sometimes distributes the jailbreak separately from Pangu. As a result, those who jailbroke with the 25PP tool on Windows may have the unwanted App Store on their Home screens.

Can I remove the PP app store?

It’s easy to remove the PP app store from your jailbroken device if it was added to your Home screen, as we show you in this tutorial. Removing the PP app store doesn’t affect the stability of your jailbreak in any way, and is probably a good idea since the third-party app store is connected to piracy and potential malware threats.

Is the jailbreak safe?

As far as the safety of this jailbreak is concerned, Saurik seems very solid on the ground of saying that the English Pangu tool is safe to use. On the other hand, he also says that the Chinese jailbreak tool for Windows is pretty shady, adding that he doesn’t know if the tool has been modified in any way that could impact your privacy or security. We highly recommend only jailbreaking with the English Pangu tool.

Which tool is better?

The English Pangu jailbreak tool is probably better to have, but both the Chinese tool for Windows and the official English Pangu jailbreak tool for all platforms jailbreak your device in exactly the same way. Having the English tool is better because if you receive any errors, you’ll actually know what it’s trying to say.

Does the jailbreak expire?

The iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak relies on something called a certificate. Depending on how you jailbroke your iOS 9.3.3 device, you  are operating on one of three types of certificates: a basic free one, a developer one, or a developer enterprise one. If you’re using the free one, your certificate expires after seven days. If you’re using a developer or enterprise certificate, it expires after 1 year. We have a more detailed write-up on certificates that may clear up any more confusion on this matter.

What good is an expired jailbreak?

It’s really not that bad. When the certificate expires, all you have to do is side-load the Pangu app on your jailbroken device again, which is nothing more than a 5-minute process. After you do, your certificate is renewed for however long your certificate is valid for. If you have a free one, this means another 7 days; if you have a developer or enterprise one, this means another 365 days. Side-loading the app does require a computer.

Do I lose my jailbreak tweaks when it expires?

No. You don’t lose anything when your jailbreak expires. As soon as you side-load the Pangu app again, and boot your device into a semi-untethered state, everything will be just how it was before your certificate expired. Plain and simple.

How do I get the 1-year certificate instead?

You can’t get the enterprise certificate from the jailbreak tools anymore because Apple has revoked it. Those who already have it are good to go, but if you already jailbroke, you can use this iFunbox method for Windows to force-add the enterprise certificate to your iOS 9.3.3 device. You can also make your own developer account with your Apple ID for $99/year, which will give you 1 year of jailbreak. This method costs more and is less appealing, but may be more stable in the long term.

I jailbroke with the Chinese tool, but I want the English app

If you jailbroke with the Chinese tool for Windows, then you have a Chinese app on your Home screen. You can still side-load the new English Pangu app on your device despite having jailbroken with the Chinese app, and it will put the new English app on your Home screen instead. This will not hurt your device. If you performed the iFunbox step above, don’t do this, as it will remove your 1-year enterprise certificate.

I jailbroke iOS 9.3.3 and now I want to un-jailbreak

If you want to remove the jailbreak, you will have to restore your device through iTunes. It was recommended that you make a backup before the jailbreak for this exact reason. If you made that backup, you can restore from the backup and your device will be just how it was before jailbreaking. Unfortunately, Cydia Eraser does not support iOS 9.3.3 at this point in time.

Does the jailbreak tool work on Mac?

The newly-released English jailbreak tool for iOS 9.3.3 works on Mac, Windows, and even Linux. It uses Saurik’s Cydia Impactor app on these machines to side-load a special IPA onto your iOS device, which jailbreaks your device.

What happened to the Safari-based jailbreak?

Apple has started cracking down on misused enterprise certificates, and as a result, most or all of the web-based jailbreaks for iOS 9.3.3 are no longer working. The best way to jailbreak your device at this point in time is with a computer and the new English Pangu jailbreak.

The tool keeps failing to jailbreak my device, why?

If you are having a hard time jailbreaking your device, you might be doing something wrong. We have a detailed post about the common mistakes in jailbreaking iOS 9.3.3 and how to fix them. One of the most important things that makes the jailbreak fail is making sure Find My iPhone is disabled and that your passcode is disabled. You also want to keep your internet connection on the device turned on, and make sure iTunes is installed on your computer.

After jailbreaking, Cydia keeps crashing, why?

If you recently rebooted your device, then you need to reboot into a semi-untethered state. If you don’t, you’re in what’s called ‘no jailbreak mode,’ which means your jailbreak is inactive. We have a detailed tutorial about how to reboot into a semi-untethered state so Cydia will stop crashing.

Even the Pangu app is crashing, why?

If even your Pangu app is crashing, that means that somehow your certificate is no longer trusted by your device. You may have deleted or untrusted the certificate, or Apple may have revoked it. You will have to re-jailbreak your device with the Pangu jailbreak tool in order to re-side-load the app and certificate.

Why can’t I buy tweaks from Cydia?

Saurik has not yet deemed the jailbreak stable. For this reason, Cydia does not allow purchases. This protects you from buying something that isn’t compatible with iOS 9.3.3, and also keeps you from buying something for a jailbreak that might not even last for long. When Saurik deems it stable, he will allow purchases on Cydia again.

Is the jailbreak stable?

At this point in time, it’s hard to tell. The jailbreak itself seems stable, but the execution of the jailbreak from the tool can be glitchy, and the certificate-based jailbreak method is rather risky, as Apple could pull a fast one and start banning developer accounts for misuse of the service.

Should I upgrade from iOS 9.0.2 and jailbreak iOS 9.3.3?

That’s a hard question. Personally, I wouldn’t. I think the iOS 9.0.2 untethered jailbreak is several times more stable, and there’s none of this silly certificate business to deal with. On the other hand, iOS 9.3.3 has so many new features, performance benefits, and security enhancements over iOS 9.0.2, so it’s definitely alluring to some people. We have a post with more details about whether or not you should or shouldn’t jailbreak iOS 9.3.3.

Can I go back to iOS 9.0.2 if I don’t like the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak?

No. There is no way to downgrade your iOS 9.3.3 firmware back to iOS 9.0.2. If you update, you will be stuck forever until some hacker somewhere develops a way to downgrade iOS firmware. Since this hasn’t happened in years, it’s highly unlikely that a downgrade tool will ever resurface again.

Are jailbreak tweaks working on iOS 9.3.3 yet?

As of right now, there are some jailbreak tweaks that have been updated for iOS 9.3.3, but not all of them are ready yet. We have a list of jailbreak tweaks that are currently supporting iOS 9.3.3, and it’s growing every day. Jailbreak developers had no warning that this jailbreak was coming, so they need time to update their tweaks.

Wrapping up

There is certainly a lot of confusion about this jailbreak, especially the bits about the semi-untether and the certificates. If you should have any additional questions that are not covered in this FAQ, leave a comment below and we’ll try to get to it.

Also read: How to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 with Pangu

Did this FAQ clear up any confusion for you? Let us know in the comments below!

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How to get the 1-year enterprise certificate on your iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak right now

Beijing Enterprise Certificate iOS 9.3.3 Jailbreak

Apple recently revoked the 1-year enterprise certificate for the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak, which is why you don’t get it anymore when you jailbreak with Pangu. Instead, you get a 7-day certificate that forces you to side-load the jailbreak app from your computer every week.

On the other hand, it is possible to get the 1-year enterprise certificate on your iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak right now, but you have to do a little trickery. We’ll show you how in this tutorial.

Why to install the 1-year enterprise certificate

As we explained in a detailed post on Friday, the Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.3.3 relies on certificates. There are three certificates that you can get: 1) a basic free certificate that lasts 7 days, 2) a paid developer certificate that lasts 1 year, and 3) a paid enterprise developer certificate that lasts 1 year.

If you don’t want to side-load the Pangu app every single week, then you need either the $99/year developer certificate or you need to get your hands on the Beijing enterprise developer certificate that was bundled with the original Chinese jailbreak tool for Windows.

Since no one here probably wants to pay $99 out of pocket to have a jailbreak, the latter is the best option. The only problem is, the jailbreak tool doesn’t install the enterprise developer certificate anymore because Apple revoked it and it can’t successfully install through the tool anymore.

On the other hand, you can use a tool like iFunBox for Windows to force-install the Beijing enterprise developer certificate on your jailbroken iOS 9.3.3 device. This doesn’t require you to restore your jailbroken device, and you can complete the steps in under 5 minutes.

Please note: This method hasn’t been tried long-term. It’s unknown whether or not it will work for a long period of time or if it will expire just like other certificates due to being revoked by Apple this week. Proceed at your own risk.

And we’ll show you how!

Is there anything you have to do beforehand?

Make sure you’re already jailbroken before proceeding. I recommend using the English version of the Pangu tool, because it’s the easiest to understand. We have a tutorial for using it that will help if you’re unfamiliar with jailbreaking iOS 9.3.3 with the English version of Pangu.

After you’re jailbroken on iOS 9.3.3, you can follow this this tutorial to install the 1-year enterprise certificate on your jailbroken device. This should keep you from having to side-load the app every single week.

You also need access to a Windows machine, whether it’s a virtual machine, Bootcamp, or a windows PC itself, as you will be using the iFunbox app for this tutorial.

Keep in mind that this process will uninstall the English jailbreak app from your device and re-install the Chinese jailbreak app on your Home screen. That’s the only major caveat to doing this, but it still works.

How to get the 1-year enterprise certificate

If you’re ready to arm your jailbroken iOS 9.3.3 device with an enterprise certificate that will last a full 365 days, then you’ll need to follow the steps below:

1) On your jailbroken iOS 9.3.3 device, Delete the current jailbreak app by entering ‘jiggle’ mode and tapping the X on the icon.

Delete the current jailbreak app iOS 9.3.3

2) After the app has been deleted, you want to reboot your device to enter ‘no jailbreak mode’:

iOS Slide to Power Off

3) Once you turn it back on, enable Airplane Mode from Control Center by tapping on the Airplane Mode toggle button:

Turn on Airplane Mode

4) Next, plug your jailbroken iOS 9.3.3 device into your Windows computer with a MFi-certified Lightning cable.

5) Download iFunbox on your computer, and also download this IPA file that was bundled with the original Chinese jailbreak tool.

6) Right click on the iFunbox installer and choose Run as Administrator.

iFunbox Run As Administrator

7) When prompted to allow the installer to run, click on the Yes button.

Allow iFunbox on your PC

8) Now choose English from the language list and click the OK button:

English then OK

9) When the installer opens, click on the Next button.

iFunbox Installer Next

10) Now, choose I accept the agreement and then click the Next button again.

Accept Agreement iFunbox Next

11) Click Next again when it designates the default installation path:

iFunbox Install Path Next

12) And once again, click Next after leaving the Start Menu folder alone:

Start Menu Folder iFunbox Next

13) Now click on the Install button that appears:

iFunbox Install

14) After all those next buttons, the iFunbox app will finally start installing on your computer. Just be patient:

iFunbox Installing Progress Bar

15) You will now be prompted to Run iFunbox (make sure to check the box if it’s not already), and then click on the Finish button.

Finish iFunbox Installation and Run the App

16) The iFunbox app will now open on your computer. Make sure to open the Manage App Data tab, and then click on the Install App (*.ipa) button.

iFunbox Install App IPA

17) Select the IPA file you downloaded earlier, and then click on the Save button.

Select IPA File and Save

18) iFunbox will now begin installing the jailbreak app on your device:

iFunbox Installing Pangu IPA

19) When you see this screen, it’s finished:

Pangu App All Done iFunbox

20) Now if you look on your iOS device’s Home screen, you should see the PP/Pangu jailbreak app:

PP Pangu Jailbreak App Home Screen

Note: All of our old jailbreak tweaks and apps are still on the device. They will continue to work after we finish this tutorial.

21) You can now disable Airplane Mode via Control Center.

22) Open the Settings app and navigate to General > Device Management.

Trust Beijing Enterprise Certificate iOS 9.3.3

23) Tap on the Beijing enterprise certificate, and then tap on the blue Trust button.

24) In the pop-up that appears, tap on the red Trust button. The enterprise certificate is now trusted on your device.

Note: Now that the enterprise certificate is installed and trusted on your device, all that’s left to do is boot your semi-untethered jailbreak into a jailbroken state.

25) Next, go to your Home screen and tap on the PP/Pangu jailbreak app to open it.

Launch PP app Home Screen

26) When prompted to enable Push notifications, tap on the blue OK button.

PP Pangu App Notifications

27) Tap on the circle in the app, and it will turn into text.

PP Pangu app tap on circle

28) Press the sleep button on your device to lock it. Shortly after, you should see a storage full notification, and a notification from the jailbreak app.

Cydia Installing Push Notification

29) Continue to wait, and your device should respring. When it does, you can launch Cydia from your Home screen again:

Cydia iOS 9.3.3 iPad mini 2 Pangu

Congratulations! You’ve just installed the 365-day enterprise certificate on your jailbroken iOS 9.3.3 device.

What you need to know

In theory, this should keep you from having to side-load the jailbreak app every single week. It should last you an entire year.

On the other hand, I have seen some scenarios where the certificate will randomly disappear from the Settings app, and when that happens, you will need to go through this process all over again. It’s not currently known what causes this to happen, although one theory is that iOS is smart enough to trash revoked certificates.

Unfortunately, you can’t just use Cydia Impactor for this, because Cydia Impactor is designed to side-load IPA files using your Apple ID, not enterprise certificates.

You will still need to boot semi-untethered every time that you reboot your device, but this process, which we explain in this tutorial, does not require a computer and takes only a moment to do.

Wrapping up

This method seems to work in getting the 1-year enterprise certificate on your jailbroken iOS 9.3.3 device. This should allow you to enjoy your jailbreak without any tampering for a full year.

Also read:

Did the process work for you? Share in the comments below!

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Now that the English jailbreak tool for iOS 9.3.3 is out, will you jailbreak?

Pangu App Jailbreak

The jailbreak for iOS 9.2-9.3.3 has been out since last weekend, but it wasn’t until Friday that Pangu got to launching an English version of the once Chinese-only jailbreak tool.

As we know many of you were holding out for an English jailbreak and for a few updates to the tool for stability, we’re curious about whether or not you’ll be making the jump now that the English tool is out.

English vs Chinese jailbreak tool

The jailbreak tool that was in Chinese worked just as well as the one that’s in English today, but since Cydia would be installed with a tool that you couldn’t even read, it intimidated a lot of people.

Now that you can jailbreak your device with a method that is purely English, you don’t have to worry about not understanding the jailbreak process.

With the new jailbreak process released on Pangu on Friday, all you do is open Cydia Impactor on your Mac, Windows PC, or Linux box and side-load a special IPA file onto your device. This IPA file installs the Pangu jailbreak app, allowing you to jailbreak your device and install Cydia.

The process is a little different than that of the Chinese jailbreak tool that was launched on Windows over the weekend, but it still gets the job done. We have a complete tutorial on how to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 with the English version of Pangu, which will help guide you through the process if you’re still intimidated.

Stability

For the most part, stability is the only thing still holding people back from jailbreaking iOS 9.3.3 apart from the language.

As far as stability goes, the jailbreak runs very smoothly, and it doesn’t impact the device’s performance.

There are only two problems that we face in this jailbreak, and those are: 1) it’s semi-untethered, which means you have to run the jailbreak app on the device every time you reboot your device, and 2) you need to re-sign the IPA every time your certificate expires which can range from 7 days for free Apple ID users to 1 year for subscribed Apple developers.

The semi-untether process isn’t difficult at all; all you have to do be re-load the jailbreak app every time you reboot your device All of your jailbreak tweaks will stay on your device and your device will still be jailbroken after the process. All of your jailbreak teaks and extensions will remain on your device even after your certificate expires and you renew it.

No, it’s not as fluent as an untethered jailbreak, but honestly, you can’t expect the best of the best all the time. That would be a very spoiled way of thinking. The jailbreak developers have worked hard to produce what they have, and this is what we have to work with right now. For all we know, they’re saving their untether exploits for iOS 10.

Not to mention, there was once a time when tethered jailbreaks, which actually required connecting your devices to a computer to reboot, were a real thing, and many people jailbroke despite the burn-backs.

As far as the re-signing goes, it really only takes 10 minutes of your time every week to do this. If you were lucky enough to get the enterprise certificate before Apple revoked it, then you won’t even have to waste any of your time for an entire year. How great is that?

What will you do?

With that being said, will you be jailbreaking iOS 9.3.3 now that an English tool is out to make things a little easier?

Wrapping up

Despite all the confusion surrounding the jailbreak, we hope to clear up a lot of the confusion in the posts we make at iDB, so we highly recommend staying tuned and reading all of our tutorials and pieces about the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak so you can get a level-headed understanding of what’s involved and how it works.

Some of the links you may want to read up on include the following:

Let us know your thought process about jailbreaking iOS 9.3.3 in the comments below!

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Momentic, Upthere, Tung.fm, and other apps to check out this weekend

Apps to check out this weekend

It’s the weekend again, and you know what that means: time for another edition of our Apps of the Week roundup. This week’s selections include photo-sharing app Momentic, cloud storage client Upthere, and a great new podcast player with a focus on sharing and discovery. Plus, we have two awesome new games for you to try!

Momentic

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A photo may capture a moment, but a series of photos tells a story. Meet Momentic, the photo-sharing app that allows you to easily share your experiences, memories, interests and more. And if you don’t want to tell your own story, you can follow other creative and inspiring users that offer everything from world tours, to DIY and cooking tips. This app is available for free.

Upthere Home

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For those that missed it, long talked-about cloud storage service Upthere moved out of beta and launched to the public this week. Flagship features include auto importing of Camera roll photos, auto categorization of media, intuitive organization, private sharing, lightning-fast search and support for commenting. Plus the app just looks beautifully designed. 3-month free trial, $4.99/month for 200GB. This app is available for free.

Tung.fm

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It’s time for podcasting to be more interactive! Tung is a podcast player designed to help you discover and share podcasts. The app works similar to the popular news app Nuzzel, in that it shows you which podcasts your friends and peers like. It also allows you to share clips, with real-time feedback and discussion, and all of the usual podcast app features are here, such as offline downloading. Tung is available for free.

Severed

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Ready to get your game on this weekend? Check out Severed. This critically-acclaimed title has you taking control of a one-armed warrior named Sasha, wielding a living sword on her journey through a nightmare world in search of her family. Solve puzzles, find secrets and do battle with disturbing monsters using swipe-based touch controls. Support for Metal, ReplayKit, GameCenter and more. Severed is available for $5.99.

Bridge

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If the above game is a bit too much for you, let me introduce you to something simpler: Bridge. Built by developer Ketchapp—the team responsible for several addictive titles—Bridge tasks players with connecting pathways to help their character escape through the maze. Simply tap the screen to rotate the bridges, and work your way through the level. Get the highest score and collect gems to unlock new characters. This game is available for free.

More apps to check out

Apps updated this week

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Daily Deals: $10 Bluetooth earbuds, $300 Dell widescreen display, and more

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iDB’s Daily Deal post is a roundup of our favorite deals on tech and tech-related products from around the web. This includes everything from smartphones, tablets and accessories, to connected devices and even video games.

Every deal you see below has been hand-picked based on a variety of factors including personal experience, online reviews from customers and experts, and discount percentage. So what are you waiting for? Get shopping!

Xbox One Rise of the Tomb Raider Bundle

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Folks in the market for an Xbox One may want to check out this deal from Best Buy. The package includes the Xbox One Rise of Tom Raider bundle, which features a 1TB hard drive, full-game downloads, and a content pack; an Xbox One Special Edition Covert Forces controller, a $50 Best Buy gift card, Mad Max game, Batman: Arkham Knight game, and an Insignia battery charging station.

You can buy this Xbox One Tomb Raider bundle at Best Buy for $300 (total value of bundle $535).

Logitech Mobile Bluetooth Stereo Speaker

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This mobile Bluetooth speaker features deep bass and powerful sound, an expansive sound spectrum, built-in microphone with support for phone calls, and a rechargeable battery pack that provides up to 5 hours of music playback. There’s nothing groundbreaking here, just a good speaker at a great price.

You can buy this Logitech Bluetooth speaker on Amazon for $48 (normal price $70).

AKG Studio-Quality Over the Ear Headphones

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These AKG over the ear headphones feature specially selected 50mm drivers and a closed-back design to deliver exceptional studio quality sound. Two detachable cables included (universal remote/Mic and Apple remote/Mic) allow you to control your device and answer calls without removing your headphones. Folds for portability and security.

You can buy these AKG over the ear headphones on Amazon for $100 (normal price $150).

Unlocked 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular – 32GB

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You know what this is. This is Apple’s newest tablet, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro. It’s just as fast as the larger 12.9-inch model, and also supports the Apple Pencil and other Smart Connector accessories. 32GB of storage, supports both Wi-Fi and Cellular connections, and is factory unlocked. Seller is Qualitycellz, which has 99% feedback on over 100K transactions. Full 1-year warranty and free shipping.

You can buy this 9.7-inch iPad Pro with cellular on eBay for $630 (normal price $730).

Dell 29-inch Widescreen LED Computer Monitor

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This Dell UltraSharp U2913WM features a 29-inch display panel with 2560 x 1080 resolution. It offers extreme color accuracy, 8ms response time (GTG), and 1000:1 contrast ratio. Connections include DisplayPort, HDMI Standard, and VGA D-Sub. Sold by official Newegg eBay store, free shipping included.

You can buy this Dell 29-inch widescreen computer monitor on eBay for $300 (normal price $480).

Aukey Sport Bluetooth Earbuds with Built-in Remote and Mic

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Lightweight, comfortable and clean sound. Up to 4.5 hours of playback. Includes 3 pairs of ear-tips, ear-fins, and ear-hooks for the perfect fit. Also comes with a 24-month warranty. Note that we’ve really listed this deal more for the price than the quality of the product. The sound and build quality won’t blow you away, but at this price, they are perfect gym/yardwork/cheap backup headphones.

You can buy these Aukey Bluetooth earbuds on Amazon for $10 using promo code AUBLUE09 (normal price $30).

Remember that these are “daily” deals, meaning some of these prices may not be available for long. So don’t hesitate to take advantage of the savings!

Want even more deals? Be sure to follow @iDBDeals on Twitter!

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Sony 55-inch 4K 3D Smart LED TV

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A Sony 55-inch 4K 3D TV for $800? Yes please. This is the XBR55X900C. It features 2160p resolution, HDR for a more realistic picture, Motionflow XR 960 technology for better clarity, built-in Wi-Fi with Android TV and other smart features, and much more. You can also stream PS 3 games to your TV. Connections include 4 HDMI inputs and 3 USB inputs.

You can buy this Sony 55-inch 4K 3D TV on eBay for $800 (normal price $1,000+).

Denon Envaya Bluetooth Music System

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Looking for a high-end Bluetooth speaker on a budget? Check out this deal on the Denon Envaya music system. It features dual 57mm rivers plus a 100mm passive radiator for great sound, AptX tech for low latency, NFC pairing and much more. Pair up to 8 Bluetooth devices to the speaker, and up to 3 simultaneous for parties.

You can buy the Envaya Bluetooth music system on Amazon for $130 (normal price $200).

$100 off Select 9.7-inch iPad Pro Models

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While we’re at it, Best Buy is also taking $100 off most 9.7-inch iPad Pro models right now. Save for their 2-day ‘Black Friday in July’ event last week, where they took $125 off, this is the best price we’ve seen on Apple’s latest tablet.

You can find these 9.7-inch iPad Pro deals at Best Buy starting at $500 (normal price $600).

Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum RGB Tunable Gaming Mouse

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The G502 deal is back on Amazon. This is a highly critically acclaimed gaming mouse. It features Logitech’s most accurate and responsive optical sensor, 3.6G weights for tuning the weight and balance, RGB customizable lighting, 11 programmable buttons and adjustable hyper-fast scroll wheel, on-the-fly DPI switching, and much more.

You can buy the Logitech G502 gaming mouse on Amazon for $60 (normal price $80).

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macOS Sierra Preview: Picture in Picture video multitasking comes to the Mac

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Picture in Picture, a self-explanatory feature which debuted on compatible iPads with last September’s release of iOS 9, is coming to the desktop near you. That’s right, now desktop users can watch video while they’re multitasking on their Mac, thanks to Picture in Picture support on macOS Sierra.

With a click, you can float a clip from Safari or iTunes in a window over your desktop, and continue watching it as you’re multitasking. The video can be resized, dragged and pinned to any corner of the screen and it even stays put when you switch Spaces.

Video hands-on: Picture in Picture on Sierra

On the current beta 3 of Sierra, Picture in Picture is still a bit rough around the edges.

As an example, Facebook and YouTube’s HTML5 video player won’t work with Picture in Picture though you can enable it for YouTube with a few clicks. Also, Netflix, Hulu and some other services don’t work with Picture in Picture, for the time being.

Having tested Picture in Picture on the third Sierra beta, my colleague Andrew O’Hara has put together this hands-on video running three minutes and 15 seconds long.

Don’t see the video? Watch it on YouTube!

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Picture in Picture in Safari

Picture in Picture on macOS Sierra is very familiar to Picture in Picture that we’ve come to love on our iPads. When playing a clip in iTunes or an embedded web video in Safari from websites that use HTML5 video player, like Vimeo, you’ll notice a new Picture in Picture icon in the video player.

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Click that new button and the embedded video automatically disengages from the webpage and zooms into its own overlay window with a subtle little animation.

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When viewing web video in Picture in Picture, Safari cautions you that “The video is playing in Picture in Picture”. You’ll notice that the video overlay always floats over the desktop or any full-screen app. This lets you go about doing something else on your computer while keeping an eye on the video.

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The floating window can be docked to any corner of the desktop, as shown on the screenshot right above. To see more or less of what’s behind the video, drag any corner to resize the overlay window, like on the iPad. To switch it back to its originating app, click inside the overlay to reveal the controls, then click the Picture in Picture icon.

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So, does Picture in Picture play nicely with Split View multitasking? I’m pleased to report that yes, you can watch your favorite clips in Picture in Picture as you’re multitasking, or working in side-by-side Split View mode.

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And for naysayers out there, here’s photographic evidence that Picture in Picture works perfectly with OS X’s native full-screen mode. You can’t clearly see it from the screenshot, but the detached video remains static on the screen as I swoosh between the iTunes window, at left, and fullscreen Safari, at right.

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Enabling Picture in Picture for YouTube videos

As mentioned, Picture in Picture on the third beta of Sierra lacks a dedicated button on YouTube’s HTML5 desktop video player. Thankfully, enabling Picture in Picture for YouTube requires a simple extra step.

1) Go to youtube.com in Safari and click a video to start playing it.

2) Right-click inside the video that you wish to float over the desktop, but don’t select anything yet.

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3) After YouTube’s popup menu appears, right-click again to reveal Sierra’s own menu, then click Enter Picture-in-Picture in the new popup menu to detach the video.

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Sure enough, the clip instantly gets detached from YouTube’s interface.

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You must repeat this for every YouTube clip you wish to watch in Picture in Picture.

This trick does not work with native Facebook videos, despite the social network’s use of the modern HTML5 video player. Of course, Facebook may choose to implement Picture in Picture for its desktop web interface by the time Sierra releases for public consumption, or shortly after.

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YouTube videos that have been shared on Facebook work in Picture in Picture without any issues, as do any embedded YouTube videos on any other website for that matter.

Picture in Picture in iTunes

Not only does Picture in Picture let you float web videos from Safari in an overlay, but also locally stored or streamed iTunes videos. Now, I know Andrew said in his video that Picture in Picture is currently unavailable in iTunes.

That said, I was able to get it to work after updating my copy of iTunes to version 12.5, which becomes available through the Mac App Store’s Updates tab after upgrading to macOS Sierra beta 3, so there’s that.

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As I said, you can detach any video stored in your iTunes library, including any purchases, rentals and streamed clips, like podcasts not downloaded to your Mac. Again, you simply click the Picture in Picture icon in the iTunes video player to detach the clip from the iTunes window. Here’s watching the WWDC 2016 keynote video podcast from iTunes in Picture in Picture mode.

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Picture in Picture for developers

A software development kit (SDK) for macOS Sierra provides new APIs and services for creating apps and websites with Picture in Picture support. Now, the default HTML5 video player used by Safari and a lot of other websites automatically provides support for Picture in Picture without any intervention required on the developer’s part.

But if your website or a Mac app uses a custom video player, it’s easy to add a Picture in Picture control using the JavaScript presentation mode API.

Picture in Picture Q&A

Can I move Picture in Picture video outside screen borders?

On the iPad, the Picture in Picture overlay can be dragged outside of any screen edge to dock it out of the way. You cannot do that on the Mac in Sierra beta 3, but that might change in the future.

Can I dock Picture in Picture window?

Like on the iPad, Picture in Picture video can be docked in one of the four concerns of the screen.

Can I resize my Picture in Picture window?

Sure. Just click and drag any corner to resize the video.

Can I exit Picture in Picture mode?

Yes. Click the X button in the upper left corner of the Picture in Picture window to close the overlay.

Can I pop back Picture in Picture video into its originating app?

Yup. Click the Picture in Picture icon in the control strip on the floating video window to resume playing the clip in its original application.

Can I pause Picture in Picture video?

Yes. Click the video overlay to reveal the Play/Pause button.

Can I skip to different parts of Picture in Picture video?

You cannot scrub through the Picture in Picture video, nor can you rewind, fast forward or click to a certain point in time.

Does Picture in Picture work from Hulu, Netflix and Facebook?

No. The services you mentioned use their own video delivery methods to prevent copying, which don’t work with Picture in Picture. But as we mentioned, Apple provides APIs for developers so the likes of Netflix, Hulu and Facebook are free to add support for Picture in Picture, should they choose to do so.

Does Picture in Picture work in Chrome?

No. Picture in Picture works in Safari, iTunes and any app or website that uses macOS’s native video controls or the standard HTML5 video player. Google may update Chrome with Picture in Picture support when Sierra releases this fall.

Does Picture in Picture work with Flash video?

No. Flash died a slow death. Didn’t you get the memo?

Can I make Picture in Picture window larger than 1/4 of the screen

No.

Does Picture in Picture extend to Spaces?

Yes, the Picture in Picture overlay persists as you scroll through Spaces.

Does Picture in Picture work in Split View multitasking?

Yes

Does Picture in Picture work with full-screen Mac apps.

Yes, native full-screen mode works just fine with Picture in Picture.

Can Picture in Picture overlay be centered on the screen?

No, the overlay always snaps to the nearest corner.

Will my Mac support Picture in Picture?

Apple hasn’t yet released system requirements for Picture in Picture. On iOS, Picture in Picture requires the iPad Pro, iPad Air or later and iPad mini 2 or later so it’s reasonably safe to assume that Picture in Picture on Sierra could require one of the newer Mac models with speedy graphics.

Other new features on Sierra

Some of the headlining new features in Sierra include:

  • Siri for Mac
  • Deeper integration with iOS through expanded Continuity features
  • Desktop and Documents sync via iCloud Drive
  • The ability to copy and paste text and media from one Apple device to another
  • Photos app with a new Memories feature that uses advanced objet recognition
  • Safari 10 with Picture-in-Picture, native Extensions and Apple Pay on websites

This is Siri on the Mac.

One of the cooler new Continuity features is Universal Clipboard and having the contents of your desktop and the Documents folder synced via iCloud so that items in these folders are available across iOS devices via the iCloud Drive app.

Here are these features in action.

And this is how you unlock the Mac by wearing your Apple Watch.

iDB previews macOS Sierra

For more goodies, see our in-depth Sierra previews:

Sierra has a lot to offer so many people should fall in love with it.

Our macOS Sierra Preview series will soon highlight additional features.

Sierra availability

macOS Sierra was initially made available as a developer-only preview to members of the Apple Developer Program in June before releasing for public beta-testing in July.

The operating system will release for public consumption this fall as a free software update via the Mac App Store. macOS Sierra has been confirmed to support a smaller number of Macs.

Compatible Mac models for Sierra include late-2009 and later MacBooks and iMacs and 2010-and-later MacBook Airs, MacBook Pros, Mac minis and Mac Pros. Macs manufactured before 2009 won’t be supported.

Get the picture?

If run a beta of tvOS on your Apple TV, we’d like to hear your thoughts on Picture in Picture. Is this something that you’ll be using on a regular basis or one of those nice-to-haves that you’re glad to know is there should you ever need it, do you think?

In my humble opinion, this is one of the best new features to make its way to macOS Sierra. Given the amount of videos I watch on any give day, small wonder I’ve fallen in love with Picture in Picture and have since been using it regularly.

Typically, I’d use Picture in Picture to keep half an eye on an informative TED Talk while reading my news, for instance. I especially rely on Picture in Picture to keep up with UFO sightings and government conspiracies from my favorite YouTube channel for those kinds of things, SecureTeam10, while researching and writing stories for iDownloadBlog.

If you have suggestions for future tvOS previews, post them in the comment section below or email us at tips@iDownloadBlog.com. In planning future courage, we take into consideration any reasonable submissions.

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Apple Watch 2 could employ One Glass Solution technology for a thinner, lighter display

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Aside from other rumored hardware improvements, a second-generation Apple Watch should ditch the current Glass on Glass (G/G) Retina touchscreen and replace it with a thinner and lighter display based on so-called One Glass Solution (OGS) screen technology, according to Apple supplier TPK Holding cited Friday by Taiwan’s infamous hit-and-miss trade publication DigiTimes.

Because OGS eliminates a layer, adopting the technology should help the Apple Watch 2 conserve space and potentially even accommodate a larger battery.

It must be noted that TPK also warned investors about various technical issues, including lower-than-anticipated yield rates for the new Apple Watch’s OSG solution which could result in limited launch availability of the Apple Watch 2.

“The change in touch panel technology involved unexpected technological difficulties and therefore yield rates for OGS touch panels were much lower than expected,” TPK explained.

As mentioned, the Apple Watch currently uses Glass-On-Glass display technology which sandwiches the device’s flexible OLED touchscreen between a capacitive stack of materials, including two pieces of glass.

Apple Watch 2 is expected to be thinner and more waterproof than existing models and powered by a speedier, power-sipping ‘S2’ processor with more RAM to make multitasking and everyday operations smoother.

The device may include a FaceTime camera for video chats. It’s also said to have embedded GPS and track swimming. On top of that, The Wall Street Journal predicted Apple might introduce a new model with an embedded cellular connectivity. The screen format and resolution of the Apple Watch 2 apparently won’t change.

Supply chain sources think the Apple Watch 2 will launch in September or October.

Source: DigiTimes

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What you need to know about the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak certificate expiry

Pangu App Jailbreak

The Pangu jailbreak for iOS 9.2-9.3.3 finally gives you a way to modify your device to your liking again on iOS 9.3.3 with your favorite jailbreak tweaks. Unfortunately, it’s not without its faults; it relies on a certificate, which means it has an expiration date and will need to be re-signed.

In this tutorial, we’ll talk about what you have to do to renew your iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak certificate when the time comes.

iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak certificate types

There are three types of certificates that you might have on your jailbroken iOS 9.2-9.3.3 device, but you’ll only have one installed at any given time:

  1. A basic signing certificate: free and lasts 7 days
  2. A paid developer certificate: $99/year and lasts 1 year
  3. A paid enterprise developer certificate: $299/year and lasts 1 year

The basic signing certificate that lasts 7 days is the most common, and is the one you’ll come across when you jailbreak with the English version of the Pangu jailbreak tool that was released on Friday. You can get this certificate with your Apple ID (or a burner Apple ID) account that isn’t associated with the Apple Developer Program.

The paid developer certificate is one that you can purchase from Apple for $99/year by registering as a developer. Once you do, you can then sign the Pangu app for your device for 365 days without having to side-load the app every week.

The paid enterprise certificate certificate lasts 365 days (1 year), and may have been installed when you jailbroke via Safari. In some cases, you may have also received the enterprise certificate from the Windows jailbreak tool before it was revoked by Apple, but since Apple has revoked it, you can’t get this one anymore. You don’t personally have to pay the $299 for it, since 25PP took care of that for you.

To see what you have, navigate to Settings > General > Device Management. If you see an Apple ID there, that means you have the a developer certificate. If you used your free Apple ID, then you need to side-load the app on a weekly basis. If you used your paid developer Apple ID, then you should be good for a year.

On the other hand, if you see the Beijing enterprise certificate, then you shouldn’t have to side-load the jailbreak app again for at least a year, unless you break something or Apple pulls something fishy.

Now that you know there are three different kinds of certificates, and understand that they have different expiration dates and attributes, we’ll discuss how to renew them so you can keep your jailbreak going for an infinite period of time.

Knowing when to renew a certificate

If your certificate becomes expired, or stops working, then you will need to side-load the Pangu app again in order to re-sign it and make your jailbreak functional again.

You’ll know when you certificate is expired after 7 days because your Pangu or PP jailbreak app will start crashing when you try to use it to boot semi-untethered.

This will be the case whether you jailbroke with the recently-released English Pangu app for all platforms, or the Chinese Windows-only app that was hosted by 25PP.

If Cydia is crashing, and your Pangu or PP app is not, then that just means your jailbreak isn’t initialized, and you need to follow our tutorial on how to properly reboot your semi-untethered device.

How to renew a certificate

If you have the Enterprise certificate, then in theory, you shouldn’t really ever have to renew because by this time next year, there may be a jailbreak for iOS 10 already. Of course, this is only speculation, so take it with a grain of salt.

On the other hand, if you’re using the 7-day Apple ID-based certificate, then you will need to renew your certificate weekly, which means side-loading the Pangu app every seven days.

To re-new your certificate from the English Pangu jailbreak, you’ll follow these simple steps:

1) Connect your jailbroken iOS 9.3.3 device to your computer with an MFI-certified Lightning to USB cable.

2) Download the Cydia Impactor app and Pangu IPA from our Downloads page.

3) Boot your device into no jailbreak mode by simply turning it off and on again. In this state, you haven’t completed the semi-unetether yet, so it’s considered ‘no jailbreak mode.’

4) Launch the Cydia Impactor app on your computer, and you should see this interface

Cydia Impactor Interface iPhone

5) Drag the IPA file into the Cydia Impactor app:

Drag IPA file over Cydia Impactor Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3

6) Enter a valid Apple ID (it can be a burner Apple ID if you want), then click the blue OK button:

Apple ID Pangu Impactor

7) Enter the Apple ID’s password, then click on the blue OK button again:

Apple ID Password Pangu

8) Cydia Impactor will start re-signing and side-loading the IPA file onto your iOS device; just be patient.

Cydia Impactor Text at Bottom

9) Once finished, go to Settings > General > Device Management and Trust your certificate again.

Trust Pangu Certificate

10) Once trusted, launch the Pangu app and tap the Start button to enable the jailbreak once again.

Pangu English Start Jailbreak iOS 9.3.3

11) Press the lock button to put your device to sleep, and it should respring. At this point, Cydia can be re-opened and you should have access to your jailbreak tweaks and apps again.

Cydia iOS 9.3.3

Easy enough? You’re all done!

Side note for Windows jailbreak users

If you used the Chinese Pangu jailbreak tool for Windows that was hosted by 25PP, then you can still use this method to install the Pangu IPA on your jailbroken iOS 9.2-9.3.3 device instead. Just remember that you need to do this in no jailbreak mode, as it helps prevent errors and conflicts that could cause you trouble down the line.

You might want the Pangu app instead of the PP app because it’s in English instead of Chinese. Both apps physically do the same thing and allow you to boot into a semi-untethered state to use your jailbreak.

Once you’ve installed the new app, you might still see the PP app along with your Pangu app. You can delete it, but it may continue to reappear after reboots. It’s something you might just have to live with, or you can optionally restore your device and re-jailbreak it purely with the English Pangu jailbreak tool.

Wrapping up

If you have jailbroken iOS 9.2-9.3.3, then you are relying on a certificate that will expire eventually. Whether you have the 7-day developer certificate, or the 1-year enterprise certificate, we hope that this tutorial cleared up a lot of the confusion about how this jailbreak will act when your certificate expires and what you will need to do to fix it.

Also read:

If you have any additional questions about the state of the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak, let us know in the comments below so we can do our best to continue answering questions!

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CarPlay is coming to Hyundai’s 2017 Sonata and Tucson models

2016 Tucson

After releasing a firmware update which brought CarPlay support to the 2016 Sonata and a few other 2015 and 2016 models, Hyundai today announced that Apple’s CarPlay infotainment system will be offered as a standard feature on its 2017 Sonata and limited-edition Tucson models.

Both CarPlay and Android Auto are available on limited models of the 2017 Tucson, which are now arriving at dealerships nationwide starting at $22,700 for the standard model and $29,775 for the SUV’s limited variant with CarPlay support.

The Sonata doesn’t yet have a release date but will begin at $21,600.

The new Tucson offers a five-inch color LCD that senses touch and integrates with the vehicle’s rearview camera. On the navigation-equipped Tucson, popular apps such as Pandora Internet Radio are already integrated with Hyundai’s multimedia system.

In addition to native CarPlay and Android auto support, the new Tucson is available with other features like Hyundai’s hands-free smart trunk, an optional eight-inch navigation display, electronic parking brake, Blue Link telematics system, Infinity AM/FM/SiriusXM premium audio system and more.

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Unlike most car makers that would have you buy a brand spanking new vehicle just to get CarPlay, Korean car vendor Kia said it will release a CarPlay firmware update to bring Apple’s system to older vehicles that don’t feature integrated CarPlay support.

After connecting an iPhone into the system’s USB port, CarPlay lets drivers make phone calls, listen to music, send and receive messages, get directions optimized for traffic conditions and more—all with hands-free support via Siri voice control or the vehicle’s controls, knobs and built-in touchscreen.

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The 2017 Tucson interior with Android Auto.

CarPlay on iOS 10 adds new features, like a redesigned Music app, the ability to rearrange apps or remove them from the Car Play Home screen and a Parked Car feature that marks a car’s location when an iPhone is disconnected from in-car Bluetooth or CarPlay.

Source: Hyundai

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