How to Fix Apps crashing in iOS 10 Beta

With the new iOS 10 announced recently at WWDC 2016, Apple has claimed it to be the biggest ever iOS update ever made. Various users who have installed the iOS 10 beta to test it in advance have been having issues with apps crashing. This is normal, considering iOS 10 is still in its beta version. But there are some tried and tested methods that can help to fix the issue of apps crashing in iOS 10 beta. Try them out if you are experiencing similar problems.

Apps crashing in iOS 10 Beta

iOS 10 Features you should know

Apps crashing in iOS 10 Beta – How to fix

  • Reboot your phone.
  • Check out app updates.
  • Make sure that you have the updated apps on your iPhone. This solves the problem on many different occasion. To update all apps, click on App Store>Updates>Update All.
  • Turn of background app refreshing
  • When WiFi or cellular data is on, apps keep refreshing. Turn this feature off. It will help conserve battery and to fix this problem
    • Go to settings>general
    • Tap on background app refresh and toggle it off.
  • Disable automatic app download
    • tap on settings>iTunes and App Store> Toggle off auto download
  • Delete an app and reinstall it.Finally, if none of the methods worked, reset your phone. To do so, go to settings>genera>Reset>reset all settings.
  • If nothing works, downgrade to iOS 9.3.2. A short guide on how to do so can be found here.

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Do you know of any other methods to fix issue of apps crashing in iOS10 beta? Let me know in the comments below.

Auto Repay YouTube Videos / Playlists in Firefox, Chrome, IE And Other Browsers

Auto replay / automatically repeat YouTube videos feature allows you to replay your favorite songs without the need for you to press the ‘Play’ button every time a particular video ends.

Some browsers, with built in capacity to add extensions / apps, make the auto repeat feature a breeze when compared to others. Since this particular feature is not provided by YouTube by default, you HAVE to rely on third party products / services to enjoy this service.

Let us take a look at how it can be achieved on individual browsers:

1> FireFox:

Loopy, a handy Firefox Add-On, along with GreaseMonkey provides a platform to auto repeat videos in Firefox. One of the main advantage of this set up is, not only can you play individual videos, you can auto loop playlists too.

For those who do not have GreaseMonkey installed – this Addon will serve the purpose, however, with this addon you’ll not be able to auto look playlists, but only individual videos.

2> Google Chrome:

The Auto-Replay extension on chrome provides you with different set of features when compared to Loopy of FireFox. One of the interesting feature – Selective video clip auto replay – i.e., it provides ‘Replay From‘ – ‘Play Till‘ option. With this option, you can repeat / replay only that part of the video which you want to.

Other browsers have limitations because of which the process is not as easy as with FireFox and Chrome. If you are using any other browser then you can visit websites like: http://www.youtubereplay.net/ and http://www.tubereplay.com/ where you can watch your favorite videos repeatedly.

The limitation with all the above is you need to have internet connection in order to stream the video the first time before you can play it. To over come this situation you can download the videos from youtube / playlists from youtube and use any offline media player like VLC to auto repeat the videos.

How To Get 3 Stars In All Three Levels Of AngryBirds

Off late, I’ve been hooked to angry birds, and I admit it’s quite an addictive game. Angry birds is available for various platforms – for your iPhone / iPad / Android phones and those who do not have any of these gadgets, there’s nothing to worry, as it freely available for you to play on your chrome / desktop version (http://chrome.angrybirds.com/) too available for free.

How to get Angry Birds on Google Chrome :

To get angry birds on Google chrome visit : http://chrome.angrybirds.com/ . Click on the Install option (you must be logged in to your Gmail account). You are done. AngryBirds  app will be installed on Chrome. The only catch is, you MUST have an active internet connection while you install the game.

Every time you wish to play the game, click open a ‘New Tab‘ and AngryBirds will be listed under apps. Those who do not wish to open a New Tab every time, this post simplifies the process.

Note: You can play AngryBirds on Chrome even if you are not connected to internet, it’s as good as playing it offline.

How To Get 3 Stars In All Three Levels Of Angry Birds:

It’s hard to figure out how to get 3 stars in all levels of AngryBirds, however iAddict00 makes your life easier. He / She has uploaded video how-tos explaining how you can get 3 stars in all levels.

You can visit iAddict’s channel here.

It is very helpful 🙂

Apple Backs Down On In-App Subscription Policies – Hikes Prices

There are many that claim that the multimedia giant Apple has gotten somewhat greedy lately and a few new updates to their policies may have affirmed those accusations.

Early this year, Apple put up new policies that would be enforced June 30th of this year (that’s another two weeks from now). These new policies made more than a few jaws drop at their audacity. Section 11.13 of the policy states:

Apps can read or play approved content (magazines, newspapers, books, audio, music, video) that is sold outside of the app, for which Apple will not receive any portion of the revenues, provided that the same content is also offered in the app using IAP at the same price or less than it is offered outside the app. This applies to both purchased content and subscriptions.

This was placed on top of a 30% cut for Apple on In-App Subscription payments. Many publishers were astounded at these new policies that they would have to abide by if they wanted to have their products and subscriptions bought within the App store.

Many people believed that the market and the customers would decide if Apples new regulations would work. If publishers sought other means of advertising then Apple users would begin to notice a change and would be frustrated. This in turn would affect Apple and the company would be forced to change. Unfortunately for most publishers, this 30% cut for Apple would dig deeply into their revenue and the restrictions on In-App Subscriptions could quite possibly force a lot of publishers to look elsewhere.

Quick to seize an opportunity to take advantage of the rift that Apple had created between themselves and the publishers, Google set out new policies of its own on February 16th. Google’s new One Pass was a service that Google stated let publishers set their own prices and terms, and Google only took 10% of the revenue as opposed to Apple’s 30%.

After a few months consideration and with the deadline for the new policies to be enforced drawing nearer, Apple quietly released an updated version of their policy, Section 11.14. This new section is significantly different and while it doesn’t change the astronomically high 30% to Apple, it does address the In-App subscriptions:

Apps can read or play approved content (specifically magazines, newspapers, books, audio, music, and video) that is subscribed to or purchased outside of the app, as long as there is no button or external link in the app to purchase the approved content. Apple will not receive any portion of the revenues for approved content that is subscribed to or purchased outside of the app.

So what’s going to happen? Will publishers agree to Apple’s ridiculous rates and restrictions or will they seek new outlets for their advertising? These high rates will ultimately turn some publishers away, but there will be those whose eyes are on the sheer number of Apple users and will try to justify the cut they are paying to Apple because of it. If Google and other competitors can keep the pressure up though, hopefully Apple will change their ways sometime in the future.

Vizio XVT Series HDTV – How To Get Internet Wireless Apps

3D has become quite popular these days, and Vizio has proclaimed that its XVT3SV series is including 3D technology to its HDTV list. It will feature 3Full HD XVT series TVs with Vizio Internet Apps [VIA] obtained in 42 inch [XVT3D424SV]; 47 inch [XVT3D474SV]; and 55inch [XVT3D554SV] screen size.

These 3HDTVs project 3D Home Theatre Ecosystem that comes with 3D Blu-ray Players with wireless apps, Vizio Full HD 3D glasses, high speed HDMI cables and wireless internet router.

Its latest technologies include:

-Full HD 3D.

– High Speed HDMI inputs.

– SRS TruSurround HD.

– 480 Hz SPS.

– Smart Dimming.

– Vizio Internet Apps with built-in Dual Band.

– 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth remote with sliding QWERTY keypad.

In the 55 inch and 47 inch models, you find complete array TruLED backlighting with Smart Dimming. These 3D HDTVs function well with Vizio Full HD 3D active shutter glasses [which can be bought separately] and also feature Vizio’s 480 Hz SPS high frame rate technology with Smooth Motion to bring out great 3D and 2D images.

The 42 inch model brings out 3D images with the help of Vizio’s Razor LED backlighting with Smart Dimming and also functions with Vizio Full HD 3D active-shutter glasses. These HDTVs also make use of Vizio’s 480 Hz SPS high frame rate technology with smooth motion.

VIZIO INTERNET APPS:

All XVT sets appear in the Vizio Internet Apps Connected HDTV Platform, allowing users to manage web-based content directly on their TVs even without the support of a PC or set top box. The recent apps from Online Content and service brands include:-

Amazon video on demand; Facebook; Twitter; Netflix; Rhapsody; Pandora; Flicker; VUDU; Yahoo TV Widgets; Fandango; Yahoo fantasy Football; NBA Game Time; Wiki TV; My-Cast; Media Box; TuneIn Radio; Web Videos and iMemories.

You can avail the units online at Amazon.com; SamsClub.com; Target.com and Vizio.com. There is news that it will reach the retail markets late November and a wider range will be available in December. It looks like Vizio has made one alteration since its initial 3D announcement and that is adding RealD technology and using their glasses.

“The Vizio’s XVT Line is an incredible award-winning product that has bagged the title of best LED LCD HDTV in the market,” opinion Vizio’s officials. Vizio presents the top most quality movie experience too! The VBR 333 and VBR334 3D Blu-ray Players with wireless app disclose an entirely new direction with breath taking crystal clear 2D and Full HD 3D. Built in Wi-Fi ensures easy wireless connection to many entertainment from top online services like Netflix, Pandora etc.

iPhone App For Texting Free International SMS

Trick To Send Free Massages From iPhone and iPod Touch Devices

The greatly talked about iPhone 3G is now available in the market. It is quite understandable that most of the popular cell phone service providers like AT&T will find it quite lucrative to associate themselves with Apple. It is a perfect opportunity for them to pinch more money from their users.

However they come up with great offers as well There offer 200 free SMS integrated in the original iPhone plan, and it is absolutely beneficial to take make use of free text messages from the phone call plan.

The iPhone 3G consumers will be charged $5 each month for 200 messages, or they could pay $15 for free 1500 messages each month, and $20 for unlimited SMS messages per month. For FamilyTalk users this cost would still be considered on the expensive side, when they have to pay $30 for unlimited text messages (validity of one month) or $0.20 will be charged for each and every message.

There are so many of methods to send (plus some of them are capable of accepting replies) text messages from iPhone and the iPhone 3G totally free.

The other likely way to mail SMS from iPhone is available for AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) users. Among all tricks, the best the way for sending free text messages by means of AIM and iChat which can be used on iPod Touch, when these devices are connected to the net via WiFi.

Now coming to sending free international SMS / Texting, I should tell you, after searching long for an App which can do this, I failed to find one. However, there is an easy way to text free international SMSes using iPhone / iTouch devices.

The trick to send text messages free of cost via AOL Instant Manager in case of iPhone and iPod Touch devices, just follow steps below: –

  1. First, download and install AIM (AOL Instant Manager) client for iPhone from their Applications Center.
  2. Run iChat (or any one of the instant messaging clients which are used in such devices), make a fresh friend contacts. While adding his or her AIM address along with his/her , make sure that you add their cell phone number (along with country and area code) starting with plus sign (+). Example: +12068888551.
  3. On your iPhone device, open AIM clients. After connecting to the AIM service, the other AIM client will upload the buddy list from the AIM’s server. It will also display the fresh AIM contacts along with their cell phone numbers.
  4. Just tap the friend name you wish to mail text messages to. Then create text message after completing the typing press send for sending the massage.
  5. The returning message will be displayed on the AIM client, which will allow you to read the response from receivers.

Yahoo’s Accordion Module – Apps To Search Pages And Shortcut

It is an effort to uplift the glamor of its search engines; Yahoo has introduced a row of new search enhancements. The most important inclusion is however the ‘Accordion’ module and the release of apps into the search page. You can also mark the news and entertainment shortcuts as important to yahoo Search.

It is these shortcuts that guide its users to obtain the necessary information through trailers listen to songs, latest news on any topic, and view the latest albums. In short, a way of pepping up your search to make it more interesting. With the help of this search page, you are now able to purchase movie/concert tickets, for the local venues.

The company has further introduced an advanced web search for iPhones and Android services, which promise well equipped results that leverage HTML 5Technology. An added slideshow facility is included in the image search. After connecting yahoo and Facebook accounts, the user is able to view slideshows of images from a friend’s album.

It also adds information from Flickr. This feature is restricted to the US at present, but promises to reach out through out the world, maybe by next year. It also promises to include more convertible elements into its search results. The company had been contemplating on coming out with is search enhancements long after Microsoft‘s search deals were made. The main aim behind Yahoo’s launch of ‘Accordion’ is to maintain its status by enabling users more utility to one page.

Many of these features have already been view at the latest ‘Runway’ event. It is easy for users to go through panes holding various information. Also the future promises more other scenarios where Accordion could enhance transactions. Travel links also could be added. To sum it all up, this module enhances the discovery of information in a way that traditional search engines do not.

It goes way beyond the smartbox/one box’ universal search approach, which has been the favored one for a good many years now. Yahoo is in the process of consolidating ‘quick apps’ to be able to search farther down the pages of which Netflix is the beginner. It opens a window, letting you watch trailers, movies or even enter their Queue rights where you can put up you favorite movies onto the Queue.

The goal of Accordion style results is to save people time finding what they are basically looking for, providing information without having to scroll down!

Autostarting Apps in KDE, Kbeaglebar and other pursuits

The thought of having a cute little GUI for managing everything is so very appealing that I jump to download the source and start bravely with the compile.

I was trying to get Autostart Manager (an app to manage auto start of applicaations in KDE), then I came across this tutorial, drag and drop- how more simpler can things get?

I still feel stupid for wasting an entire morning trying to fix dependencies just to get kbeaglebar working. Looking for rpms on pbone and software manager, modifying the sources (adding contrib and backport sourcees)…dammit all in the blind for a GUI.

But i did get kbeaglebar working, turned out to be moderately buggy, doesn’t index applications.

How-to use AllTray in KDE

The ultimate solution to docking apps in KDE 😀 and I looooveee it!

When I first used it in previous installations of OpenSuse, I thought there would be check options to select which app to dock automatically and stuff like that, (hay that was the case with Trayit in windows).

This time I figure the right usage, now that I started messing around with editing entries in the Menu Editor. So if some confused soul (like i once was) should ever chance upon this post, here’s how to use it…

Usage

  1. Go to Kcontrol (That’s called control center).
  2. Navigate to the entry, say you want to edit Firefox, to always be docked in the tray. So, in the field that says “command”, put in “alltray firefox %U”
  3. Save and your done.

Just make sure you have Alltray installed, you can get it via YaST.