Are you still an iPhone 4 user who does not feel the need to change their phones yet (like me) or you just sold your mid-range android to buy an used iPhone 4, just to check out the whole Apple.Inc hype?
Either way, you already know that your little outdated but solid device will not be getting the iOS 8 update (it’s for your own good it tell you, if you don’t believe me check any iPhone 4S updated to iOS 8) Do you feel like you are bored with your phone? Nothing much to do with it left now?
Wait a minute then, have you ever heard about JAILBREAK?
WHAT IS JAILBREAK?
Wikipedia defines jailbreaking as,”Jailbreaking is the process of removing limitations on iOS, Apple’s operating system on devices running it through the use of software and hardware exploits; such devices include the iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and second-generation Apple TV.”
In simple terms jailbreak is a root (Android context) like exploit which allows you to sideload applications which are not available on the app stores and requires more access to your device than Apple actually allows.Apple believes that this apps requires more access to your device which makes your devices more vulnerable to threats like malwares.
Now, if that is the reason why do we even want to jailbreak then?
If you jailbreak your iPhone 4 there are a few things which you could do,
Use widgets in your notification center (like iOS 8)
Change the default browser (Safari is annoying in some cases)
Block ads (Do you need me to say anything more about it)
Better messaging experience
A lot of customization too.
To explain further, some screenshots are attached below.
By jailbreaking your iDevice you are knowingly strangling your Apple warranty to death.
Your device becomes more vulnerable to the bad world threats.
If you mess your jailbroken iPhone, do not expect the inspire Store people to be helpful at all.
But, According to me you are safe until you stick to a few rules,
Never download or sideload anything from sources other than Cydia ( not getting what I am talking about? Wait for the Part II to come out with the detail procedure to Jailbreak your 7.1.2 iPhone 4)
Disclaimer: I use two jailbroken iDevices, iPhone 4 and an iPad 2. That does not mean We are responsible if you mess up your device after or during the process.
E-Sim is the way to go!
I was just going through my email and found an email from a certain brand claiming that their phone is superior in Dual Sim technology, So I quickly opened it to see what new have they done, well all it was trying to say was that E-Sim is not supported by every telecom company and our phones uses conventional technology so we are better than apple. That got me thinking, I researched a bit and tried to look into all the carriers that support E-Sim. So here is my conclusion on E-Sim and if it is better than the conventional way.
E-Sims, Are they any Good?
So when we look at the list of carriers, almost all major US carriers support E-Sim. A few in Europe and a handful in India, namely Airtel and JIo. This state is right now when the new phones are not in the market, Once they get in, I expect more number of Companies getting into this boat. So what this means is that the chances are your carrier will provide E-Sim, If not now, then they will very soon.
To switch a sim from One phone to another is very simple, all you need is a small pin to open the bracket, take the sim and transfer it to the other one. For E-Sim, If your phone to say is non-functional, You will need to go to the nearest store of your carrier and get a sim or register a new E-Sim for your new phone. Well, this is not as easy as the previous one and for me, I like to change my phones very often.
A nano sim may seem pretty small but is very big compared to the internals of a phone, I recently disassembled a OnePlus 3 and got to know just how much space both the sims take, So having an E-Sim will definitely save that space and for that space, you can get upto 20% more battery.
It will take another year or so before the E Sims become less of a hassle but it is the future and the ideal way to go. It creates a lot more possibilities and No Doubt E-Sims will take over and Now as Apple has done it, more and more companies will try to do so as well.
Apple might be ditching Touch ID for Face ID on iPhone 8
Its that time of the year when Apple will be launching the next iPhone is a couple of months. As usual, there are a lot of leaked shots and rumors. Till now, we know a bunch of things, It will be bezel-less, would have a dual camera as well and will be coming with Wireless-Charging.
As there isn’t and chin on the phone, Many were suggesting that the fingerprint scanner will be inbuilt on the screen but it is turning out to be that apple might be just removing the Touch ID altogether. This has been revealed by the Apple Homepod’s new firmware which was released a day ago. Well the release apparently includes a rough sketch of the front face of the “iPhone 8,” as well as references to its anticipated facial recognition unlock feature.
The latest leak goes well beyond supply chain rumors: Apple’s own HomePod firmware refers to a feature codenamed “Pearl ID,” which includes “FaceDetect” references. Various errors found in the code include a face that is too close or too far from the camera, and conditions for timeouts, multiple faces, and much more.
In addition, a rough outline of the new iPhone form factor was also discovered in the HomePod firmware. It shows a largely bezel-less handset lacking a home button, with an indentation in the display at the top for the earpiece and camera array.
Any image which surfaced online also suggested about the dual IRis scanners on the top bezel.
So it looks as if the Face ID will be the next new trend. Let’s wait for September and see what all Apple has to offer.
Use your old phone as a security Camera for FREE!
Most of us have our old phone lying in some drawer which we aren’t using. What if you can use it to record your room or your garage that too without any accessory or any paid app? Today I would be showing you a way by which you can use your old phone as a security camera for free.
Use old phone as a security Camera
There are hundreds of apps which claims do the same but don’t worry, you don’t have to try each and every app and see which is good, I did this for you 🙂
I used a lot of apps and some were too much buggy, some were unfinished, some had a terrible UX and wasn’t usable. After trying around 7 apps, I installed Alfred. even though the name doesn’t seem like a Security camera app, once you’ll install the app, you will love it.
Make sure you have an active internet connection for this. Preferably Wifi.
Open Alfred and click on the right arrow three-four times and then press start.
Now select Camera. It will ask for the ID logged into your device. Select the ID you want.
This will record the motion whenever it detects it. You can also record whenever you want from the viewer. This has night vision and will also record audio. The recordings are recorded directly on Alfred’s server you can directly view it from their’s server. This is much better than being recorded in phone’s memory card as the storage can be filled easily on old phones which lack SD card support.
View your recording
You can view the camera live as well as view the old videos which your IP camera recorded when a motion was detected. For this follow the below steps-
Open Alfred and click on the right arrow three-four times and then press start.
Now select viewer and select your ID which you selected on your IP camera phone.
Turn On the motion detection and you are good to go.
Now whenever someone comes in front of the phone, your phone will get a notification about it and you can directly view it. You can also say something by recording the mic button and the other person will listen to it.
Go to this link on your PC/mac and log in with the same google account you previously logged in with. Now you can see the list of the cameras installed.
The Best part of this app is that you can make several IP cameras and that too for free.
Do note that this article was NOT SPONSORED from anybody and I am not affiliated with Alfred in any way. I have been using Alfred with my LYF Flame 3 from past 5 months and it has been a great experience so I thought why not share this app with our viewers 🙂 So were you able to make your old phone as a security Camera? Let us now what you feel in the comment section below!
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