One the biggest gripes I have had with iOS devices is that you can only download the latest version of an app for the newest version of iOS. At last this seems to have changed.
For a while now, push notifications in iOS have had no noise when they popped up on your screen. I am not sure when this happened, but it used to. Want to enable sounds? Here’s how.
No real surprises today. All those sites sharing leaks about iPhones in multiple colors, a gold iPhone, and a better-than-ever iPhone proved to be correct. Earlier today, Apple introduced the iPhone 5C in five different colors and the iPhone 5S, the new top-end model, in three.
iOS 7 dropped to the public yesterday, bringing a slick and gorgeous new design to iDevices. I take look at the new wallpaper collection.
Sometimes it is the simplest things in the tech world, that make things easier. This time it is the Reader feature of iOS Safari.
There are times when you need to zoom in to take a better picture, a feature lacking on all current mobile phones. But what if you could buy a lens attachment?
Good news for jailbreak fans, the pwn dfu tool iReb is now available for Mac OS X.
Sometimes, being of the nerdy bunch, you try to look for a technical answer to life’s tech problems when a simpler approach might be needed.
Battery life has long been a complaint not just amongst iPhone users, but across all smartphones. What drains your iPhone battery?
The recent announcement of iOS 7 due for release late 2013 has spelled the end of support for the long running iPhone 3GS.
There are still some apps on the App Store that only require OS 3 without resorting to custom firmware and custom app stores, like the one provided in whited00r, but will work in both standard Apple firmware and whited00r – but how do you find them? Up until now, it used to be pure luck: […]
A few months ago I stumbled across iDroid, a project that ports Android – Google’s mobile operating system – to the original iPhone, iPhone 3G, and first generation iPod touch. Your iDevice will need to be jailbroken first with Redsn0w, PwnageTool, Blackra1n, or whited00r.
Five years on, and the original iPhone is still hanging in there – but not without a little help. That help comes in the shape of the whited00r project.
In the wake of iOS 6, it is easy to forget those older devices running older version of iOS (or iPhone OS, as it was previously named). Apple certainly likes to forget them quickly and move on with its shiny new beast. A big gripe of mine is the fact that the App Store is […]
After the somewhat shocking announcement that the iPhone 3GS, introduced in 2009, would be getting the latest iOS offering from Apple – that is iOS 6 in 2012 – I have been eagerly awaiting that day.
Here at Low End Mac, we not only use older Macs, but also older iDevices. Released in 2009, the iPhone 3GS is now Apple’s low-end phone.
As much as I love getting the most out of older Apple machines and devices and being a low-end user, sometimes I just want to be up there running the latest software and operating systems.
The next piece of Apple equipment to upgrade is my phone, but will that be an iPhone 3GS?
If anyone has an original iPhone and doesn’t do much surfing, I would urge you to install whited00r on it, breathe new life into your aging (but still very capable phone), and marvel at the speed of it.
If you are using an unofficial carrier, you might find yourself running into problems when trying to set up mobile internet settings of MMS settings.
I had to write this, as I have spent most of this weekend infuriated by Apple and its disgustingly aggressive planned obsolescence strategy.
The iPhone has been around since 2007 and been revised and upgraded a number of times, but with the iPhone 4S being so advanced, is there room for the original iPhone in 2012? The short answer is yes. But it does depend on what you do with it and what you want a smartphone for.
I am still enjoying the announcements from this year’s WWDC. The details about iOS 5 sound great, pushing Apple further forward in the portable world. iOS 5 got me thinking about the PowerPC platform.
Custom firmware is everywhere in the Android world, and thanks to the whited00r team, we now have optimised firmware for older iPhones.
The traditional way of moving files to the iPad is to use the syncing function of iTunes. Music, videos, apps, notes, and bookmarks can all be moved from your Mac OS X desktop or laptop to the iPad. But what if you just want to move one file? You probably don’t want to fire up your […]
About two years ago, I asked whether smartphones could ever replace laptops. With subsequent advances in the iPhone and the rise of the Google Android market, smartphones are the hottest new toy – and I raise the question again.
I held out. I waited until I could actually pick up an iPad and handle it. I had to wait until a couple of mall rats stopped playing video games on it. Then it was mine.
As we should remember from earlier episodes, I received a first generation (1G) iPod touch from my beloved wife. At the time, the only bummer was the fact that the second generation (2G) touch had the ability to use a microphone.
Do I really need a netbook? I mean, I’ve got an iPod touch – and am I pleased with it!