A little known trick has been tweeted about by an iOS Developer.
Basically by repeatedly tapping one of the software buttons in one of Apples stock apps iOS will clear down its app cache. Which is believed to improve overall performance of iOS devices.
To perform this “trick” launch the App Store, and tap on the featured star button 10 times in quick succession. If you’ve successfully activated the clear down, the AppStore screen will appear to reload, thus indicating the cache has been cleared.
This is also said to resolve issues with app downloads stuck in a limbo state.
Researchers over at Palo Alto Networks and WeipTech have stumbled across a strain of particularly nasty iOS Malware, now dubbed as KeyRaider, because it raids victims’ passwords, private keys and certificates. (Just like “Lurker” and “Reaper”, Raider is also a unit in Blizzard’s real-time strategy games.). The Malware is believed to have been written to harvest device IDs from jailbroken Apple iOS devices. Although the strain has only yet been seen in the wild inone of Chinese cydia repositories, Weiphone, where it’s believed to have successfully lifted 225,00 IDs, thousands of certificates, private keys, and iTunes and AppStore receipts from infected devices!
It was first discovered by device owners when they noticed unauthorised purchases on their Apple accounts, and shows no signs of infection on the device itself.
Devices believed to be infected are in the following 8 countries China, France, Russia, Japan, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Germany, Australia, Israel, Italy, Spain, Singapore, and South Korea.
The Malware uses MobileSubstrate to latch onto low-level system process and then go on to steal Apple account usernames, passwords and device GUID when the device is hooked up to a computer and syncing with iTunes.
WeipTech go on to say that the idea behind the Malware is to enable unscrupulous users from using stolen account credentials for making purchased in Apple’s online stores. Its thought that over 20,000 user have already started abusing the stolen 225,000 stolen credentials!
If you do decide, or have already jailbroken your phone – you need to ensure you only download packages from trusted repositories. Although this is only known to inhabit one repository currently, theres’s a good chance that this, or similar malware strains will spread to other cydia repositories. Especially if it proves as fruitful as it has to date.
There’s currently no way, besides users discretion, to protect against such iOS infections. This is largely due to the fact that software is unable to perform background OS level scans on iOS. Which is something which is unlikely to change in the near future.
Considered by critics to be the all-time genre-leading coaster park simulation game, RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is a bestselling PC classic, now available for iPhone and iPad as it was always intended without in-app purchases or free to play functions.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 brings all the fun of running your own rollercoaster park to iOS, with new touch-friendly controls and an all-new modernized user interface. Players can sculpt organic landscapes and reshape the world with a touch, personalizing parks with paths, shops, scenery, rides, twisting rollercoasters and more, all in stunning 3D.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 for iOS features all 18 scenarios from the original PC game, five park themes, 100 pre-built rollercoasters, the fully-featured rollercoaster creator, and the complete original sandbox mode where creativity can run wild. An in-depth management simulation drives the performance of the park, as players thrill guests with rides and entertainment, earning money to dream and build even bigger.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 for iOS supports iPad Mini 2 (2013), iPad Mini 3 (2014), iPad Air (2013), iPad Air 2 (2014), iPhone 5S (2014), iPhone 6 (2014) and iPhone 6+ (2014). RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is available now on the App Store for £3.99 ($4.99, €4.49). Play RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 for iOS and unleash your creativity anywhere, any time.
RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 is developed and published by Frontier Developments, developers of the upcoming Planet Coaster. Planet Coaster is an all-new game that embodies the spirit of the classic ‘Tycoon’ titles, launching in 2016 for PC and available now to preorder. Planet Coaster is the new destination for everyone who cares about coaster parks and management sims.
If you love your iPhone and your Apps so much so that your iPhones pages are crammed full with many apps, you’ll know how painful it can be searching all those icons for that app you’re after. Sure you can use Spotlight to quickly search and launch your app, but if it’s a collection of apps you launch all the time check out LaunchCode.
Using LaunchCode you can launch Apps from iOS Notification Centre, or by drawing predefined custom symbols inside the launch pad of the app.
The ultimate goal of LaunchCode Shortcut Center is for users to use their iPhone as an extension of themselves and not as the focal point of their attention. They will be able to complete tasks, call contacts, listen to their favorite radio station, and even open Maps with directions to their home all without looking at their phone. Muscle memory will take over. All that is required is for one to draw their symbol on the screen and the phone will obey their command.
With the ease of this user interface, this is the only app iPhone users will ever need in their iPhone dock. Unlike other productivity apps, LaunchCode injects the human interface into the iPhone. Humans communicate nonverbally in ways such as with gestures, letters and symbols, and now can communicate with an iPhone the same way.
Intelligent Apps plans to release two versions of LaunchCode. A free version which users can program with up to 5 app shortcuts and 5 action shortcuts and a paid version with which users can program unlimited app shortcuts and action shortcuts.