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iPhone 6S and 6S Plus Drop Test

This makes me so sad. There are millions in the world waiting for the new iPhones and then you get some asshole that gets them on the first day and ruins them.

I’m impressed at the beating they took! Still sad in the end.

If you’re on Apple News and the video isn’t showing, click here and you should see it.

[Youtube]

Someone Made a Hardware Emoji Keyboard

Tom Scott┬áis one of my favourite Youtubers. He always seems to come up with something random or something “you might not know.”

This time he has made a massive keyboard with an individual key for every different emoji!

Check out his video embedded below or click here to see it if you’re on Apple News.

[Youtube]

Apps IN Apple’s App Store Have Malware

Lazy developers downloaded a fake version of Xcode and then used it to publish real apps to the real App Store.

There is not much more to say about this. I understand 12 year old Timmy torrenting Xcode because he doesn’t know any better, but real actual developers of popular apps? FFS, that is a rookie error.

The most high profile app to be affected is WeChat. Not a fan. WeChat claims that it was on older version that was affected but just to be safe, update your apps. (Or delete them.)

This friendly commenter said it best:

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[via Gizmodo]

Why don’t iOS Content Blockers Work on my iPhone 5?

I have an iPhone 6 as well as a really outdated iPad 3.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…

Apple News is Buckling Under the Launch Pressure

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.

Apple News Fail

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.

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