I have an iPhone 6 as well as a really outdated iPad 3. I don’t use my iPad that much so I don’t mind that it is a little slower. It is just a big Twitter machine to me.
Whilst playing around with a few content blockers on my iPhone, I thought I would see how they work on my iPad. As it turns out, none of them would install. Each one simply said “this device is not supported.”
I did a little bit of digging around and it looks like content blocking has been limited to 64-bit devices (iPhone 5S and later) for performance reasons.
This doesn’t mean that you can’t install one, it just means it will be a lot harder! You’ll probably have to find an open source one on GitHub and then download xCode and compile and side load it yourself. I’ll have a look at this and post a tutorial if it is feasible.
And after all that effort, you could possibly slow down your browsing even more by overloading your device’s old 32-bit processor.
I guess this is Apple’s not so subtle hint to upgrade…
As everyone is upgrading their phones and iPads to iOS 9 they are all apparently trying out Apple’s News App. The very same one that Tech Cape Town is on.
It looks like Apple’s servers are not able to handle the load. I noticed it slowing down a few minutes ago but now it seems to have stopped altogether.
I’m sure it’ll be back up within an hour or two. Doing things at the scale Apple does them can’t be easy but I’m sure the guys at Flipboard are having a laugh.
I am pleased and honoured to announce that Tech Cape Town is live on Apple’s new News App.
As you update your iPhone to iOS9 over the next few days (or weeks, depending on your internet speed) you may notice that Newsstand is missing from your home screen. You probably missed this, who used Newsstand anyway?
It has been replaced by News. News is a Flipboard like app that connects to publishers to pull in content and present it in a nice way to users. Plus they’ll probably throw some advertising in for good measure.
When it was initially announced, I applied for Tech Cape Town to be included from launch and it was accepted. There seem to be a few issues with all the articles pulling through but I’ll be keeping an eye on that in the future. What is a massive product launch without a few hiccups?
If you can’t find the News App on your iPhone, chances are that it isn’t supported in your region. There is an easy fix, jump in to Settings and change your region to The United States.
Please do me a favour and go and follow/like Tech Cape Town in News if you think we deserve it.
News24 is switching off its very controversial comment section otherwise known as a cesspit of racism.
I bet there are comments blaming various racial groups for this change already.
I for one think this is a good thing. Unfortunately it removes the legitimate debates below articles but those are few and far between as there is almost no mechanism to curb the hate speech.
Farewell racists, see you on EWN?