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10 Of The Best iPhone Apps You Should Check Out for 2019

Applications enhance our smartphone experience and help us stay productive to get more work done. Finding the right app for specific tasks can be quite tricky.

Well, if you just got your new iOS device or you are scouting for best apps for iPhone, then this article might help you.

So these are some of the best iOS apps from different categories that are worth checking out.

ALSO READ: Best iPhone Emulator To Run iOS Apps on PC

Here Are The Best iPhone Apps


Apollo

Apollo is one of the best Reddit client available for iOS users. One of the major highlights of Apollo is it’s clean and native iOS-like UI that makes browsing and reading Reddit a pleasing experience.

Apollo has a very well-developed media viewer that can load content from popular sources like Imgur, Reddit, Streamable, YouTube, Vimeo, and much more.

Furthermore, Apollo also has a Markdown-based writing editor that makes formatting text and links relatively simple. Lastly, Apollo is very well optimized for iPad as well.

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Grammarly

The next best app for iPhone on the list is Grammarly. As the name of this app suggests, this keyboard-based app automatically rectifies grammatical errors, spellings, and checks overused words.

If you prefer using your iPad for word processing, replying to emails, and writing content or notes, then Grammarly is the app you should download right away.

Grammarly works with every application that requires a keyboard for input. The app is completely free but upgrading to the premium version would improve the vocabulary and style of your writing.

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1Password

1Password is a reliable password management app that is available for iOS, MacOS, and WatchOS. Consequently, if you are very well invested in the Apple ecosystem then 1Password is the app that you should download right away.

1Password makes the process of logging into online accounts, filling forms, and making online payments very fast and secure.

To use 1Password you have to either pay $3.99 for the monthly subscription or $35.99 for the annual subscription.

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Hyperlapse

Hyperlapse is another best app to have on your iPhone. Using Hyperlapse, you can create stunning time-lapse and hyperlapse videos. Hyperlapse automatically stabilizes shaky footage and eliminates the need of carrying a tripod to record timelapses.

Hyperlapse was developed by Instagram and there’s no need to signup for using the app. Overall Hyperlapse is useful iOS app for capturing beautiful cinematic footage.

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Calm

Calm is a must have application for anyone who wants to learn about meditation and the benefits associated with it. Using the guided sessions for beginners you can start improving your meditation skills.

The app also offers informative programs for intermediate and advanced level users. In addition to meditation, Calm also included breathing exercises for relaxation and Sleep Story for better sleep.

Overall Calm is a great health and fitness application that is worth checking out.

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Things 3

Things 3 is one of the most feature-rich task managers that will definitely help you to get work done. This well-developed task manager allows users to segregate their content using tags. You can select the order of tasks based on the time when you want to complete them.

Things 3 offers a clean and uncluttered UI that helps focus on important things. Moreover, the app is also available for MacOS and your tasks are synced across all of your devices.

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Dark Sky

Dark Sky is a weather application for iOS devices that provides accurate hyperlocal weather forecasts. Using Dark Sky you can get down-to-the-minute forecasts based on your present location.

Using Dark Sky you can create your own custom notifications for temperature, wind, precipitation, and much more.

A well-developed UI and good animations make reading weather forecast fairly simple. Dark Sky is a useful app for planning and preparing for the day before leaving the house.

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Daily Yoga

The name says it all, Daily Yoga is a workout and fitness application that offers detailed guided Yoga classes. Daily Yoga has an extensive collection of asanas, pilates, meditation, and workout plans.

The guided classes consist of audio, music, and real coach Q&A. Daily Yoga integrates with the Apple Health App, using which you can share calories burned and workout duration with Apple Heath data.

Daily Yoga also offers scheduled plans focused on beginners, weight control, body sculptor, glowing skin, strength & flexibility, inner shine, and much more.

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Enlight

Enlight is a feature-rich photo editing application that utilizes your iPhone’s hardware to its full potential. The simple and easy to navigate UI makes editing photos fairly simple.

Enlight offers pro tools to enhance and edit the tones, colors, and details of your images. This iOS app allows you to create and save presets which helps to maintain consistency in the overall theme of your page.

Using Enlight, you can overlay two photos to produce a double exposure effect. Overall Enlight is a professional photo editor that will improve your Instagram game.

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Audible

The last best iOS application on the list is Audible. If you prefer listening to books (like podcasts) rather than reading them then you should straight away download Audible.

Audible has a humungous collection of audiobooks, audio shows, and original series. You can even download your audiobooks for offline listening and your audiobooks are automatically synced across all of your devices.

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CONCLUSION

So these were some of the best iPhone apps from many different categories that are worth checking out. Do share your favorite iOS apps in the comments section below.

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Cydia app store disables purchases option for jailbroken iPhones

Cydia app store disables purchases option for jailbroken iPhones

New Purchases For JailBroken iPhones Closed Down On Cydia App Store

Cydia app store creator Jay “Saurik” Freeman on Friday announced in a Reddit post that software purchases would no longer be available on Cydia App Store.

For the unaware, Cydia App Store for iOS provides user software packages that can be installed on jailbroken iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices. Basically, it allows users to install software from third-party by bypassing Apple’s own App Store lockdown.

However, the number of users who have cracked the iPhone has decreased in recent years due to Apple’s iOS ecosystem has grown more strong and secure.

While Freeman had initial plans to shut down the store purchases option by the end of 2018, a recently found security vulnerability in the app that would allow hackers to buy apps using other people’s accounts led to the shut down earlier than planned.

“The reality is that I wanted to just shut down the Cydia Store entirely before the end of the year, and was considering moving the timetable up after receiving the report (to this weekend); this service loses me money and is not something I have any passion to maintain: it was a critical component of a healthy ecosystem, and for a while it helped fund a small staff of people to maintain the ecosystem, but it came at great cost to my sanity and led lots of people to irrationally hate me due to what amounted to a purposeful misunderstanding of how profit vs. revenue works,” he writes.

The shutting down announcement does not mean the immediate end of jailbreaking since Freeman will continue to bear the cost of running the platform. iOS users will still be able to download apps that they have purchased from Cydia store in the past; however, they would now be no longer able to purchase new apps.

Further, Freeman is going to publish a more “formal” post this week with further details about the past and future of Cydia.

Also Read- Apple sued for lying about screen size and pixel count in its iPhone X series

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What to Do If Your iPhone or iPad got stuck on Apple logo?

Stuck Apple Logo

There are situations when people have frozen iPhone and iPad on Apple logo during startup.

And, if you are also one of those, then you need not to worry because here in this article we are providing you with the ways to get rid of this Startup loop.

Also Read – How to factory reset an iPhone or iPad?

Why does it occur?

This problem mainly occurs when there is some issue with the operating system or better if we say something is preventing the phone from booting up like normal.

Though it’s very difficult for a normal user to point out the exact same reason but following are some of the points which might be the reason for its occurrence.

  • Problems while upgrading to new version of iOS
  • Problems while jailbreaking the iPhone
  • Running the Beta version of iOS which is already expired.

Ways to fix Frozen iPhone or iPad (Stuck on Apple logo)

1. Restart your Device

The first thing you should do to solve this problem is just to restart your device. It may or may not fix the issue, but surely is the simplest way you can try as the first option.

2. Recovery Mode

The second best option you can try is to put your iPhone on a Recovery mode.

To do this you need to connect your iPhone with iTunes then restore the fresh installation of iOS or load a backup of your data to your iPhone.

Recovery mode works well in most cases as compared with the Restart option.

3. DFU Mode

Last but definitely not the least, if you tried all the above-mentioned ways and they haven’t worked for you then you should try this one.

The term DFU stands for Device Firmware Update.

This mode basically stops your iPhone from booting up all the way so that you can connect it to iTunes for fresh iOS installation.

But before proceeding further one thing to keep in mind is that DFU Mode takes some practice to use as it has few precise steps to follow.

Steps to enter DFU Mode:

  1. Launch iTunes on your laptop or computer and if you don’t have any of these then you need to make some time for the Apple store near you.
  2. Connect the iPhone with computer/Laptop using the USB cable that came packed with the iPhone.
  3. Turn off the iPhone. If it doesn’t get turned off simply hold the on/off button until the screen goes dark.
  4. After the phone is off, hold down the On/Off button for 3 seconds more.
  5. When 3 seconds have passed, keep holding the On/Off button and start pressing the Home button on the front of the iPhone.
  6. Hold both the buttons for 10 seconds.
  7. Now let go the on/off button but keep holding the home button.
  8. If anything is displayed on the screen then you are not in DFU mode and you need to start again the process from step 1.
  9. Otherwise, if the screen stays black and doesn’t display anything, you’re in DFU Mode.
  10. Once you’re in DFU Mode, a pop-up window appears in iTunes on your computer and prompts you to restore your iPhone. You can either restore your iPhone to factory settings or load a backup of your data onto the phone.

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Conclusion

So this was all regarding What to Do If Your iPhone or iPad got stuck on apple logo?. If you find it helpful then do let us know in the comment section below, we would love to hear that.

Stay tuned for more.

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Apple restarts iPhone X production over poor iPhone XS, XS Max sales

Apple restarts iPhone X production over poor iPhone XS, XS Max sales

Poor iPhone XS, XS Max sales force Apple to restart production of iPhone X

Apple had halted the production of its 10th-anniversary smartphone, iPhone X to make way for its three new iPhones for 2018 – the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR.

However, Apple has restarted the production of iPhone X in ‘certain markets’ due to poor sales of iPhone XS and XS Max, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. Apple has also decided to cut production on all new iPhones.

According to WSJ, Apple had agreed to purchase a certain number of OLED display panels from Samsung. However, weak sales of the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max has forced Apple to resume production of the iPhone X so that the company can fulfill the terms of its agreement with Samsung.

In other words, Apple will use iPhone X to compensate for the OLED panel demand gap caused by the decrease in sales of iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. Also, as iPhone X’s components and manufacturing equipment are older, production costs will be lower and cheaper than the iPhone XS series.

Apple’s iPhone XS and XS Max that were launched in September this year haven’t seen a good sale due to its hefty price tag. Also, the affordable iPhone XR has not fared well, which prompted Apple to cut production orders for iPhone XR.

This could be attributed to the low price and popularity of iPhone 8 even after a year of its release. In order to boost sales of iPhone XR in Japan, the Cupertino giant has already provided sales subsidies to Japanese telecom operators, which in turn should reduce the price of the smartphone.

With Apple looking to restart production of iPhone X, it remains to be seen if this move will help the company recover from the setback caused by poor sales of iPhone XS and XS Max.

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iPhone X explodes after iOS 12.1 Update

iPhone X explodes after iOS 12.1 Update

Recently Apple Support has responded to a report of an exploding iPhone X, where the victim is claiming that while he was installing the new iOS 12.1 update the phone went hot and exploded.

The news is from the city of Federal Way (Washington) where a guy named “Rahel Mohamad” twitted about the incident.

He said that “This year early January I bought the iPhone and have been using it normally.” The iPhone X was in process of getting new iOS 12.1 update and when Mohamad put it on charging at a later stage, he observed a “Dark grey smoke started coming from the phone.

The update was completed and as soon as the phone turned on it immediately started to smoke and caught fire.”

He also said that he was using the official bundled Apple Lightning cable and a wall adapter to charge his iPhone(see the image below).

iphone x

However due to some reason he had to stop the charging of his iPhone which is just before the explosion.

Mohamad said, “When I held the phone it was very hot and I drop the phone immediately on the floor. Then it started to smoke.” he added.”

He reached out Apple which wishes to investigate the incident further by getting Mohamad to ship the iPhone X to them. In reply to his tweet, Apple Support also said that this is definitely not expected behavior and would wish to resolve it soon.

This is not the first incident of smartphones exploding. A few years back Samsung had to recall its Galaxy Note 7 after several of its units exploded while in use.

Just to recall, Apple’s iPhone X was launched last year and its design change marked the tenth anniversary of the company’s legendary iPhone range. Now, let’s see how soon they respond with the report of the actual reason for the incident.

Stay tuned for more. 

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Apple’s New Patent Hints At In-Display Selfie Camera

Apple’s New Patent Hints At In-Display Selfie Camera

Next Apple iPhone may have a hole in its display, patent reveals

Apple who started the “notch” design standard that saw every other Android OEM incorporating in its smartphone is looking to trend set another legacy.

The Cupertino giant who had filed a patent back in June for a camera cut-out in the display has finally been approved. The patent titled “Integrated Camera Window” was approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on November 8.

The folks at LetsGoDigital who discovered Apple’s new patent shows an iPhone with a hole for the camera in the display. In other words, Apple is looking to place the iPhone’s front camera under the device’s screen in its future phones, thereby killing the notch design.

With this patent, Apple joins the list of companies such as Samsung, Asus, and LG who have filed similar patents in the past. However, Apple’s patent is a bit different from its contemporaries.

According to the patent, Apple wants to fit the camera window with a ‘cover glass’ where cover glass refers to the display. This display technology is presently applicable only to the LCD screen.

“Apparatus, systems, and methods for camera integration with a cover glass and for processing cover glass to provide a camera window for an electronic device are disclosed. A camera window can be integrated into the cover glass. The apparatus, systems, and methods are especially suitable for cover glasses, or displays (e.g., LCD displays), assembled in small form factor electronic devices such as handheld electronic devices (e.g., mobile phones, media players, personal digital assistants, remote controls, etc.,” the patent description reads.

Besides iPhones, other electronic devices such as portable computers, tablet computers, displays, monitors, televisions as well as iPads, MacBooks, and iMacs could see in-display camera technology soon.

While patents are filed all the time, it is not necessary that every patent is converted into a finished commercial product or even a prototype. Whether or not, Apple will go ahead and implement the display technology in its future devices, only time will tell.

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Apple Announces Repair Program For Faulty iPhone X and 13-Inch MacBook Pro Units

Apple Announces Repair Program For Faulty iPhone X and 13-Inch MacBook Pro Units

Apple offers free repairs to fix quality problems in some faulty iPhone X units and 13-inch MacBook Pro models

Apple has launched a free replacement programme around the world for the affected iPhone X owners who are experiencing touchscreen issues.

Apparently, Apple found out that screens of some iPhone X models either aren’t responsive to touch or responds intermittently to touch. In some cases, it noted that iPhone screen reacts even though it was not touched.

“Apple has determined that some iPhone X displays may experience touch issues due to a component that might fail on the display module. Apple or an Apple Authorized Service Provider will replace the display module on eligible devices, free of charge.” the company said on the official support page.

According to Apple, the touch issues may be due to a component failure on the iPhone X’s display module, adding it would fix the screen on faulty devices for free. The company said the problem only affects the original iPhone X, and not the recently launched the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR.

Apple has noted that if the iPhone X owner has already replaced the screen prior to the replacement programme, he/she is eligible to get a refund. They are advised to contact Apple support for more information.

However, Apple warns iPhone X owners that “If your iPhone X has any damage which impairs the ability to complete the repair, such as a cracked screen, that issue will need to be resolved prior to the service. In some cases, there may be a cost associated with the additional repair.”

Meanwhile, Apple has also confirmed that a “limited number” of 13-inch MacBook Pro units were facing a hard drive problem, that could result in data loss and failure of the storage drive.

In a note to customers, the company says, “Apple has determined that a limited number of 128GB and 256GB solid-state drives (SSD) used in 13-inch MacBook Pro (non-TouchBar) units have an issue that may result in data loss and failure of the drive.” The company suggests affected users to have their laptops “serviced as soon as possible.”

Users can put in their serial number on a page on the Apple Support website to confirm if they have an affected MacBook Pro. The affected model in question is the “MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports).” No other macOS notebooks are experiencing hard drive issues.

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Hacker discovers iPhone Passcode Bypass in iOS 12.1 just hours after its release

Hacker discovers iPhone Passcode Bypass in iOS 12.1 just hours after its release

New iOS Passcode Bypass Found Hours After Apple Releases iOS 12.1

Apple considered as the highly secured device was bypassed shortly after the Cupertino giant released the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 12.1 on Tuesday.

Jose Rodriguez, a Spanish security researcher, and an iPhone enthusiast has managed to find a passcode bypass bug that allows attackers to access the contacts list on a locked iPhone.

Rodriguez shared a video (see below) with The Hacker News to show how the bug works.

As detailed in the video, the passcode bypass bug is present in a new feature introduced in iOS 12.1 called Group FaceTime. This bug can be exploited by either receiving a phone call or asking Siri to make a phone, and by changing the call to FaceTime.

Once switched to a FaceTime call, go to the bottom right menu and select “Add Person.” This will give access to the complete contact list of the targeted iPhone in spite of the device being locked. Further, by using the 3D Touch feature, you can see additional information of every contact in the contact list.

According to Rodriguez, the new passcode bypass bug would work on only those iPhone models that support Apple’s Group FaceTime added in the iOS 12.1 release, as the attack utilizes Apple’s Facetime.

The researcher also found that the hack works even without having Siri or VoiceOver screen reader feature enabled on a target iPhone.

Last month, a similar passcode bypass bug was discovered by Rodriguez in iOS 12 that takes advantage of Siri and VoiceOver screen reader and allows an attacker to access photos and contact details on a locked iPhone XS as well as other Apple devices.

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12 Best iPhone Emulator To Run iOS Apps on PC (Windows & Mac)

10 Best iPhone Emulator To Run iOS Apps on PC (Windows & Mac)

Apple’s iOS is closed-source OS. That said, you can still use an iOS emulator to use, develop, and test iOS apps and games on Windows or Mac PC.

In this article, we have provided the best iOS emulator to run iPhone apps on pc.

ALSO READ: Best Android Emulators for Windows PC and Mac

Top 12 best iOS emulators to run iPhone Apps on PC

1. Smartface

The first iPhone emulator on the list is dedicated for app developers. Smartface can be used by developers to test their applications at different resolutions for various iPhones and iPads.

Moreover, Smartface eliminates the need of using a MacOS computer to test and develop iOS apps. Smartface is perfect for professional users as this iOS emulator starts from $99.

Best Features

  • Ideal emulator for testing cross-platform iOS apps.
  • Feature-packed iPhone emulator.
  • Functions as an Android and iOS debugger.

VISIT Smartface

2. iPhone Simulator

The next iOS emulator on the list is iPhone Simulator. This software allows users to use and interact with iOS apps and games.

The UI of this simulator is identical to that of original iOS, but the UX is different. Consequently, its a simulator and not an emulator. You can use this iOS simulator for playing iOS games on Windows PC.

Lastly, you can’t access App Store using this simulator.

Best Features

  • The UI is identical to iOS.
  • iPhone Simulator offers a realistic simulation.
  • Access to the clock, calculator, notepad and iOS system preferences.

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3. iPadian

iPadian is one of the most popular iPhone emulators that offers a clean UI that is similar to iOS. Since its a proper emulator you can interact with applications.

Using iPadian, you can run only apps which were designed primarily for the iPadian simulator. It is worth noting that, you won’t be able to access the official App Store.

iPadian costs around $20 and requires Adobe Air for proper functioning on your PC.

Best Features

  • Simple and self-explanatory UI
  • Consumes low resources
  • iPadian can be used to play dozens of iOS games and apps

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4. AIR iPhone

Next iPhone emulator on the list is AIR iPhone. This iOS emulator has a UI that resembles iOS 6. Well, you can use this emulator for playing games and using iOS applications.

It is worth noting that, you need Adobe AIR framework for this application to work correctly. Developers can use this emulator for testing the layout before finally compiling the application.

AIR iPhone emaulator lacks doesn’t support some main applications like Safari and App Store.

Best Features 

  • Simple and intuitive UI.
  • Reproduces the iPhone’s GUI.
  • Hassle-free installation.

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5. MobiOne Studios

Another impressive iPhone emulator on the list is MobiOne Studios. Well, MobiOne is a discontinued emulator that can be still downloaded and used.

MobiOne is a perfect service for developing cross-platform apps that run both on Android and iOS. Furthermore, this emulator runs even on low-spec computers.

MobiOne can even replicate the notification panel that resembles ios 7.

Best Feature

  • Renders pleasing graphics
  • Perfect for testing cross-platform apps and games
  • Consumes low resources

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7. App.io

App.io is another professional iOS emulator that works online. To use the emulator and test apps or games before finalising the code, upload iOS app .zip file or Android.Apk file.

Once uploaded, you can properly interact with your application and test it yourself. App.io provides a capable ecosystem for checking and enhancing applications.

Once you sync your iOS app with App.io you can use this cloud-based service on Windows, Mac, and Android devices.

Best Features

  • 7-days free trial for testing the emulator before purchasing.
  • Lagfree and simplistic UI
  • App.io streams your mobile apps from the cloud to any device

VISIT App.io

8. Appetize.io

Appetize.io is a powerful iPhone emulator for PC and an alternative to App.io. Well, you can use Appetize.io for developing and testing iOS apps. Similar to App.io, you have to upload the iOS or Android application that you want to use and test.

Since Appetize.io is a cloud-based iOS emulator it eliminates the need of downloading additional software.

You can use Appetize.io completely free for about 100 minutes per month. Once you cross the 100 minutes limit you will be charged $0.05 per minute.

Best Features

  • Upload your app either through website or API.
  • Runs iOS & Android apps within a web browser on any computer.
  • Easy access to network traffic, debug logs, and video recordings.

VISIT Appetize.io

9. Xamarin TestFlight

Xamarin TestFlight is the next iPhone emulator. Well, it is the official Apple emulator that is created for testing the apps developed for iOS.

It is worth noting, that Xamarin TestFlight is not meant for beginners, there’s some learning curve to use this emulator to its full potential. You can upload your app and check its compatibility on different iOS devices.

Furthermore, Xamarin TestFlight can only run applications that are developed for iOS 8 or later.

Best Features

  • Official emulator from Apple.
  • Runs applications and games developed for iOS 8 or later.
  • Perfect for testing the application in multiple aspects.

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10. Remoted iOS Simulator

Remoted iOS simulator does exactly as the name suggests. The Remoted iOS Simulator for Windows allows developers to test their apps on an iOS simulator.

This iPhone emulator works alongside Visual Studio 2017. Remoted iOS simulator is simple to use and helps developers to properly interact with their apps.

Moreover, Remoted iOS simulator offers dozens of nifty features like home, screenshot, shake gestures, and much more.

Best Features

  • Simplest emulator for testing iOS applications on PC
  • Impressive debugging features

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11. iMame

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iMame is a perfect emulator for playing iOS games. Actually, iMAME is a modified Android version from open-sourced MAME project.

It emulates arcade games supported by MAME which includes over 8000 different ROMs. Consequently, you can use this emulator for playing iOS9/iOS10 games.

The downloading and installation process of iOS games on iMame is straightforward. That said, iMame isn’t the best emulator out there but it gets the job done.

Best Features

  • Ideal for playing iOS games
  • Supports cheats for over 8000 games

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12. Electric Mobile Studio

The last iOS emulator on the list is Electric Mobile Studio that is solely dedicated to developing and testing iOS applications and games.

In simple words, Electric Mobile Studio is a windows-friendly iOS web development, profiling, and testing tool.

Using Electric Mobile Studio you can test your apps both for iPhone and iPad. Electric Mobile Studio provides dozens of nifty features that make developing and testing apps a breeze.

Best Features

  • HTML5 Feature Control
  • Responsive Design Tools For Hyper-Productive Design

DOWNLOAD Electric Mobile Studio

CONCLUSION

So these were the 10 best iPhone emulator, that can be used for either professional apps development and testing or just to try out iOS.

Do share any other iOS emulator that you use in the comments section below.

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iPhone Passcode Bypass Hack Exposes Contacts And Photos

iPhone Passcode Bypass Hack Exposes Contacts And Photos

Flaw in Apple’s iOS 12 allows an attacker to access contacts and photos in iPhone XS model

A passcode bypass vulnerability has been discovered in Apple’s new iOS version 12 that could allow an attacker to access photos and contact details on a locked iPhone XS as well as other Apple devices.

Jose Rodriguez, a Spain-based clerk who claims to be an Apple enthusiast, discovered the vulnerability released a video on his YouTube channel under the account name Videosdebarraquito that shows a complicated 37-step bypass process in Spanish.

The process involves tricking Siri, Apple’s VoiceOver screen reader feature, and Notes application. The video also shows that the method works on iPhones running the iOS 12.1 beta and iOS 12, including models which have Face ID or Touch ID biometric security.

However, in order to take advantage of the vulnerability, the targeted iPhone must be in the hands of the attacker to work. The vulnerability allows the attacker to access images by editing a contact and changing the image associated with that contact.

Although Apple had built in some security measures to stop this from taking place, the video below shows that Rodriguez figured out a way to sidestep those security barriers.

The above bypass method has been authenticated by an independent news site, Threatpost. This passcode bypass works on any iPhone running iOS 12 and on various iPhone models including iPhone XS. Besides this, the hack also allowed access to other features such as the entire address book, it allowed to make calls, and create a custom text message.

It appears that the flaw has not been patched by Apple with the iOS 12.1 beta. The Cupertino giant has yet to comment on the issue.

For those concerned can prevent this attack by navigating to Settings > Face ID & Passcode (that’s Settings > Touch ID & Passcode (on iPhones with Touch ID) and disabling the Siri toggle under the “Allow access when locked” menu.

Also Read: iPhone XS And iPhone XS Max: Specifications, Features, And Pricing

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