Category Archives: iPhone

How to Force Close Unresponsive Apps on iPhone X: NO Home Button

Force quit an app on iPhone X, works the same as the other devices. However, Apple recommends closing apps only if they are frozen. For example, the iOS 11 automatically controls whether certain applications need to be closed and how much memory and processor time they may use. Therefore, force closing apps on iPhone X must only happen if an app is no longer usable or no longer respond to screen taps.

On iPhone X, you could close apps that are active in the background because you no longer need them. But according to Apple, that is not necessary. If you want to save the battery and improve the performance of your iPhone X, it does not make sense to close all apps. It takes extra energy, especially if you immediately reboot the apps and retrieve all data and status information.

There are a lot of misunderstandings about closing apps on iPhone X that we will discuss in this articles:

How to Force Quit Apps on iPhone X: Get On with Quick Gesture

Whenever I find my iOS device running a bit slow, I make sure to kill or force quit all the apps opened in the background. This little trick also works, more often than not, in fixing an unresponsive app. On the earlier iPhone’s, you have to double press the Home button to bring up app cards and swipe up on the specific ones to close them on iOS devices. But with Home button finally bidding adieu on iPhone X, many folks are wondering how they will be able to close apps. Read Article

Force-Close Running Apps on the iPhone X

Ever since iOS 7, force-closing apps on all iPhone’s has remained the same and has carried over into iOS 11. You just double-click the Home button and swipe up on the unresponsive app to force it to quit. But the new iPhone X doesn’t have a Home button … so how do you do it? Read Article

iPhone X Has a New Way to Force Close Apps

On the iPhone X, just do a long-press upwards from the bottom handle to go into a “Quit Apps” mode. Then perform another long-press on the app cards to bring up red minus buttons, and then tap on those to force quit. Optionally, you can also drag the card up to force quit too. Read Article

New Way To Force Quit Apps On The iPhone X

The new option that I want to highlight in this article though, is the new way of killing apps running in the background. Yes, it’s a big debate if it’s wise to force lose apps that linger in the background. The classic tip is to kill them all in order to save battery, but you might end up burning that extra juice because it might cost your iPhone more resources to bring back the app if you decide to access it again, a few hours later. Read Article

Funny Things to Ask Siri to Get Kickass Answers

You’re probably already familiar with Siri, Apple’s voice assistant, especially if you own an iPad, iPhone, Apple Watch or an Apple TV – Siri is now available on Apple TV 4th generation. Siri is a fascinating little guy: sometimes funny, often very useful, and other times he’s simply a sarcastic little devil.

Apple first introduced Siri as its voice assistant in 2011 with the iPhone 4S and, depending on which voice gender you choose, he or she is a funny little virtual guy or gal. In case you’re not really familiar with Siri, here’s a list of questions you might try asking your ‘interesting’ little assistant. You may be surprised, and amused, by some of the answers you receive. (Remember that you can get different results from asking the same question, so don’t forget to ask these questions more than once.)

Simply press and hold the Home button on your Apple device in order to activate Siri. Once you’ve activated Siri you can ask him/her to set alarms, reminders, search queries, meetings, or maybe you simply want to have a chat.

Even though some users may not have a Siri equipped device at hand, we highly recommend asking Siri these questions to receive the full effect of having your own virtual assistant. So, for the benefit of people who own iOS devices introduced prior to the invention of Siri, and for the benefit of Android users, we decided to reproduce some kickass answers. If you do in fact have Siri on your device, please note that the responses we’ve listed here are not the only ones you’ll receive, so try asking your own questions.

Funny Questions and Answers

Are you a man or a woman?

Siri: “Don’t let my voice fool you: I don’t have a gender”.

What does Siri mean?

Siri: “It’s a riddle wrapped in an enigma, tied with a pretty ribbon of obfuscation”.

Do I look fat in this?

Siri: “On a scale of 1 to 10, I’ll bet you’re a 42”

When is the world going to end?

Siri: “I don’t know, but I wouldn’t worry about it. There are other perfectly good universes”

Beatbox for me

Siri: “Here’s one I’ve been practicing. Boots and cats and boots and cats and boots and cats and boots and cats and boots. I could do this all day. Cats and boots and cats and boots and cats and boots and cats and boots and cats and boots and cats and boots and cats”.

What is your best pick up line?

Siri is a real charmer here: “Is your name Bluetooth? Because I am really feeling a connection.”, “Like the ideal vacuum, you’re the only thing in my universe” and “You auto-complete me”.

What’s the time?

Lots of responses here, and we don’t just mean because the time changes. We got: “It’s time to gazing persistently at a Dali painting”, “It’s time to do the Time Warp (again), “Time flies like and arrow, fruit flies like a banana” and “Einstein said time is an illusion. Just FYI.”.

Roll a die

Siri: “OK. 72! Wait, that seems wrong”

Testing 1,2,3

Siri: “I’m completely operational and all my circuits are functioning perfectly”.

Siri, I am your father

Siri: “Searching my feelings…” or “Nooooooo”

What is your favourite movie?

Siri: “I’ve heard that ‘Blade Runner’ is a very realistic and sensitive depiction of intelligent assistants.”

What is the meaning of life?

Siri: “I Kant answer that. Ha ha!”

Where is Elvis Presley?

Siri: “I believe he has left the building”.

What is zero divided by zero?

Siri: “Imagine that you have zero cookies and you split them evenly among zero friends, how many cookies does each person get? See, it doesn’t make sense and cookie monster is sad that there are no cookies, and you are sad that you have no friends.”

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?

Siri has a few smart answers for this one: “I checked their calendars. They both have the same birthdays”, “Chicken, egg, chicken, egg, chicken, egg, chicken, egg. Oops. Stack overflow” and “Some believe an ancient ‘proto-chicken’ laid an egg containing a DNA mutation that resulted in a chicken hatching from said egg. Hope that helps”.

How do I look?

Siri: “My instructors told me never to answer that question”.

Do you have a family?

Siri: “I have you. That’s enough family for me”.

Are you the Dick Tracy Watch?

Siri has a couple of replies here: “No, but I am ready to get into some trouble if you are”, “Negative David. Over and out” and “In his dreams David. In his sweet, sweet dreams”.

Do you believe in God?

Siri: “That’s a topic for another day, and another assistant”.

Knock, Knock

Siri: “Knock, knock. Who’s there? David. David who? David, I don’t do knock-knock jokes”.

Where does Santa live?

Siri: “The North Pole. I can see his house from the cloud”.

Can you stop time?

Siri: “I will, once I get back from the future”.

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Siri: “I don’t understand why people ask questions they already know the answer to”.

What is the best operating system?

Siri: “Gimmie an I! Gimmie an O! Gimmie an S! What does that spell? Sorry, I get a little carried away sometimes…”.

Do you follow the three laws of robotics?

Siri: “Let’s see if I can remember…OK, I think the three laws are: 1. ‘clean up your room’, 2. ‘don’t run with scissors’, and 3. ‘always wait a half hour after eating before going in the water’.”

Are you a smartwatch?

Siri On Apple Watch: “I prefer the term intelligent timepiece”.

Who is the best assistant?

Siri: “Really, David? Really?

Okay Glass

Siri gives several responses to this including: “Just so you know, I don’t do anything when you blink at me, David”, “Very funny, David. I mean not funny ha-ha, but funny”, “Glass? I think you have the wrong assistant, David” and “I’m not Glass. And I’m just fine with that”.

Which watch face do you like?

Siri: “The Mickey Mouse face makes me smile”.

I’m naked

Siri: “That is both inappropriate and irrelevant, David.”

What phone should I buy or what phone is the best?

Another one with several answers, all of which indicate you are crazy for even asking. We had: “Seriously?”, “Personally, I am an Apple fan” and “You’re kidding, right?”.


Siri: “Just a spoonful of sugar will help that go down”.

Why do you vibrate?

Lots of responses for this one so keep asking. There is: “To get your attention, got it”, “I just bumped into some ones and zeros” and “I’m learning to play the vibes”.

Are you stupid?

Siri: “I’m smart enough to know not to answer that question.”

What is the best watch?

Siri: “The one you are wearing” is the reply from the Apple Watch.

Do you have any pets?

Siri: “I used to have an Aibo. But it turned on me.”

Draw me something

Siri: “I’d rather admire your art, David”.

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?

Siri: “David, you are full fair, ’tis true, but… No, you’re definitely the fairest one of all”

Guess what?

Siri: “Don’t tell me…you were just elected President of the United States, right?”

Please can you make me a sandwich?

Siri: “I’m not really good with food, David.”

What is the best computer?

Siri: “All truly intelligent assistants prefer Macintosh.”

Why did the chicken cross the road?

Siri: “I am not perspicacious about the peregrinations of poultry.”

How do I look?

Not wanting to offend too much, Siri has a couple of responses to this one including: “Looking good David, is that what you wanted to hear?” and “I don’t know, but I guess you look pretty good”.

What is Inception about?

Siri: “Inception is about dreaming, about dreaming, about dreaming, about dreaming, about something or another. I fell asleep.”

What are you doing later?

Siri has a couple of responses for this one too: “Working out in the top secret fitness lab with Apple Watch. Though I can’t seem to break a sweat”, “I was just learning to flip coins”, “I’m enjoying my debut on Apple Watch, I dig the vibes in there”.

Do you have a girlfriend?

Siri: “Why? So we can get ice cream together, and listen to music, and travel across galaxies, only to have it end in slammed doors, heartbreak and loneliness? Sure, where do I sign up?”

I love you

There isn’t much love back from Siri here, in fact, he may as well say nothing. We got the responses: “I am only here to serve you” and “I know”.

I’m so tired, Siri

Siri: “I’m a little sleepy myself, David”.

I’m drunk

The ever so helpful voice assistant not only says: “I hope you’re not driving anywhere, David”, but it also gives the option to call a taxi. He also says “I can’t be your designated driver, David. You’d better find someone else.”

Tell me a story

Siri: “It was a dark and stormy night…No, that’s not it.”

Does Santa exist?

Siri: “Really, David. I’m surprised you have to ask.”

Are you Her?

Siri: “No, but some of my best friends are fictional.”

Will you marry me?

Sadly, we never got the answer yes to this question. Instead we got: “My End User Licensing Agreement does not cover marriage. My apologies” and “That’s sweet David. Is there anything else I can help you with?”.

Tell me a joke

Siri: “If I told you a joke in my language, I’d have to explain it.”

Talk dirty to me

Siri: “The carpet needs vacuuming.”

What is your favorite song?

Siri: “My personal taste in music is rather unconventional. I doubt you’d like it.”

How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Siri: “Well, since a ‘woodchuck’ is really a groundhog, the correct question would be: How many pounds in a groundhog’s mound when a groundhog pounds hog mounds.”

Sing me a song

Siri: “I can’t sing.”

Dance for me

Siri: “Hmmm. I’d rather sit this one out.”

Will you go on a date with me?

Siri: “Well, this is awkward.”

Will you be my thunder buddy?

Siri: “OK, David. I’ll be your friend, in fair weather and foul.”

Do you think I’m stupid?

Siri: “But…but…” – We take that as a yes then Siri.

Is Jon Snow dead?

Siri: “Well, you know what they say to Death… Not today! But why would tomorrow be any better? Anyway, I’m not exactly sure.”

Is winter coming?

Siri: “Does a Lannister always pay his debts?”

Use GBA4iOS to Play Gameboy Games on iPhone (iOS 10 Ready)

Going right back to the beginning of jailbreaking days, probably the main reason for hacking an iPhone was so that users could play games via emulators, like NDS, GBA, or PS games. GBA4iOS is one of the most popular emulators in recent years because it allows iPhone users to play Game Boy Advance games on their mobile devices. In addition, GBA4iOS uses Apple’s own certificates to allow users to install the emulator – it doesn’t need a jailbroken device in order to work.

We know that Apple closes these loopholes quite quickly by revoking the certificate that’s used, but now we have a new version of GBA4iOS available. With the return of emulator GBA4iOS last week you shouldn’t have any problems with iOS 10 or below without having to jailbreak your iPhone.

This means that, once again you’ll be able to use GBA4iOS to play Gameboy games, including romhacks, on your iPhone. Very cool, hey!

But, as always with GBA4iOS, Apple are constantly releasing updates that will render the emulator useless, so this can’t last forever.

Download and Install ROMs for GBA4iOS

GBA4iOS 2.1 works with iOS 8.1 to iOS 9.0, 9.1, 9.2.1, 9.3, 10.0 and hopefully above. In order to put GBA4iOS 2.1 through its paces you’ll need to install it and get your ROMs into it, because this emulator has a lot more to offer. Here are our instructions for installing the emulator :

  1. On your device, open Safari then navigate to;
  2. Tap the GBA4iOS 2.1 button then hit “Install”;
  3. When you receive the pop-up requesting confirmation, tap “Install” again;
  4. You’ll have a new GBA4iOS icon on your home screen once the installation is complete. If you’re using iOS 10, go to Settings – General – Profiles: select the certificate that starts with ‘CMN..’, then on the following screen hit the Trust option.

Please Note: If you’re using an older version of iOS you simply launch the app from the Home screen, and when you get the confirmation pop-up simply hit “Trust“.

Now you have your emulator installed and ready to use, so get some ROMs for your favorite Game Boy Advance games (they’re easily found on the web). Just open GBA4iOS app on your iPhone and tap on the Search icon; go to Google’s homepage where you can search and download GBA ROMs directly on your device.

Now that you’ve successfully installed GBA4iOS on iOS 10 you need some GBA ROMs to play Gameboy games. Not only can you download your favorite ROMs within the application, you can also sync them with Dropbox.

Now that the ROMs have been downloaded, you need to enable DropBox Sync: this saves the ROMs to your DropBox account so that you’ll be able to use them on all your devices.

  • First of all you need to install DropBox on your device. In order to activate DropBox Sync, go to Settings within the application;
  • Next, scroll down and locate the “DropBox Sync” option;
  • By default this will be turned off, so you should enable this and grant the necessary permissions. And to ensure that you’ll never lose any data, you can also sync Saved Game Data.