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Don’t Like iOS 6’s Colorful Status Bars? Install The AntiTint Tweak To Kill Them [Jailbreak]

Don’t Like iOS 6’s Colorful Status Bars? Install The AntiTint Tweak To Kill Them [Jailbreak]

AntiTint ensures your status bar goes unnoticed at all times.

Apple added a nifty new feature to iOS 6 that adds a splash of color to the status bar. Rather than being just black or silver, the status bar now changes to match the color scheme of the app you’re running. In Skype, for example, it goes bright blue, while in the eBay app it goes grey.

I’m a big fan of this feature, but I know a lot of users don’t. With that said, if you’d like to kill it, you’ll be delighted to hear there’s a new tweak for jailbroken devices that does just that.

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AT&T: Because FaceTime Is Built Into Your iPhone, We Can Block It And There’s Nothing You Can Do About It

AT&T: Because FaceTime Is Built Into Your iPhone, We Can Block It And There’s Nothing You Can Do About It

If you’re an AT&T customer, you’ll need a certain plan to enjoy this with a data connection.

AT&T upset a lot of customers when it revealed that it would only allow those subscribed to its new Mobile Share data plans to access FaceTime over 3G/4G on their iOS devices. Today it has responded to that upset by explaining that because FaceTime is a feature built into the iPhone — and not one that is downloaded by the user — the company can disable it as it wishes and there’s nothing you can do about it.

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Skype For iOS Update Brings The Ability To Send & Receive Photos, Visual Improvements, Bug Fixes

Skype For iOS Update Brings The Ability To Send & Receive Photos, Visual Improvements, Bug Fixes

It’s about time!

Skype has updated its official iOS app today, finally introducing the ability to send and receive photographs on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The update also brings visual improvements across the app, fixes bugs affecting Bluetooth, and more.

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Skype For Windows 8 Is Way Ahead Of iPad Version Design-Wise

Skype For Windows 8 Is Way Ahead Of iPad Version Design-Wise

Look! Skype managed to make a non-hideous version of its app.

Say what you like about Windows 8, but Microsoft seems to have knocked developers into line when it comes to interface design. Exhibit a: Skype for Not-Metro, which not only matches the minimal tile design of the OS, but manages to make the iOS version look positively baroque.

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The Tiki Is A Compact USB Mic That Looks Good But Sounds Bad [Review]

The Tiki Is A Compact USB Mic That Looks Good But Sounds Bad [Review]

She’s a pretty thing: the Tiki from Blue Mics

The Amazon ($39.95), from Blue Mic ($59), is a compact USB microphone designed to give you great audio for Skype calls and voice notes in rooms with even moderate ambient noise. And while Blue is known for creating mics that sound as good as they look, the Tiki’s beauty is only skin deep.

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Skype Acknowledges “Rare” Bug Causing Some Messages To Be Sent To Unintended Contacts

Skype Acknowledges “Rare” Bug Causing Some Messages To Be Sent To Unintended Contacts

You might want to hold off on the sexting via Skype for a bit, as Skype has acknowledge a “rare” bug, which according to complaints on Skype support, appears to send messages to unintended contacts. The Skype team has already responded and plans on pushing out a fix soon.

“We are aware that in rare circumstances IM’s between two contacts could be sent to an unintended third contact. We are rolling out a fix for this issue in the next few days and will notify our users to download an updated version of Skype.”

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O2’s Upcoming ‘TU Go’ App Will Let You Make & Receive iPhone Calls On Your iPad

O2’s Upcoming ‘TU Go’ App Will Let You Make & Receive iPhone Calls On Your iPad

With TU Go, you won’t need to find your iPhone in the bottom of your bag to make & receive calls.

There’s no denying that the iPad is far to big to be a telephone, but there are times when it would be nice to make calls on the device. For example, I’ve previously used Skype to make a call on mine while my iPhone was being updated. But a new smartphone app called ‘TU Go’, on its way from U.K. carrier O2, will allow you to use a device connected to your iPhone — such as an iPad — to make and receive calls from your existing phone number.

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Carat For iOS Improves Battery Life By Identifying Buggy Apps

You'll be surprised by how many apps are using battery life unnecessarily. Use Carat to find them.

If you’re an iPhone user who plays Angry Birds and watches YouTube videos all day long, you probably think your handset’s battery life is terrible. In reality, the iPhone often provides you with a lot more energy than many rival smartphones, and as for the iPad, well, no other tablet beats it when it comes to staying awake.

But there are some things you can do to make your battery life even better. In addition to obvious fixes — like turning down your brightness when you don’t need it to melt your retinas, or killing apps like Skype that constantly run in the background — identifying buggy apps that might be using battery unnecessarily could make a huge difference. And Carat for iOS helps you do that.

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Skype 5.8 For Mac Delivers Better Mobile Video Calls, Group Screen Sharing, Mountain Lion Support

Skype 5.8 For Mac Delivers Better Mobile Video Calls, Group Screen Sharing, Mountain Lion Support

Skype for Mac is much-improved in version 5.8.

Skype has just pushed out its latest update for Mac OS X, which includes a number of enhancements to existing features, as well as support for OS X Mountain Lion. The company promises that contacts lists, video calls to mobile devices, and screen sharing are all much-improved in version 5.8.

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7 Awesome Features Apple Left Out Of iOS 6

7 Awesome Features Apple Left Out Of iOS 6

iOS 6 has some awesome new features, but here's 7 things it's still missing.

We’re super excited for iOS 6. Although it isn’t the complete iOS overhaul many users were hoping for, it does deliver a whole host of new features — like a new Maps app, user interface enhancements, improvements to stock apps, and Siri support on iPad — that we’re certainly looking forward to.

However, it’s hard to ignore the fact that iOS 6 still has some things missing. Things we’ve been waiting for for some time. Here are seven of them.

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