Traffic Rider: The Fastest Way to Make Money

Traffic Rider MoneyTraffic Rider by skgames is currently one of the top free apps in the App Store. It is based on one of skgames’s previous games, Traffic Racer, in which a player races a car throughout traffic in third person view. However, in Traffic Rider, we now race a motorcycle through traffic in first person view, and it’s lots of fun.

After playing for a while, we found some of the missions hard to complete, forcing us to upgrade our bikes or buy new ones. We’ve come up with some ways to make some cash pretty fast so you can get the bike you want in no time.


Remember, if the missions aren’t very challenging to you, complete them. When you get to a point where you are unable to easily complete missions, use this method.

  1. Make sure you have unlocked endless mode (unlocked after the first few missions). If you’ve unlocked two way endless mode (level 20), use that instead.
  2. Start the game, and immediately move to the left two lanes of opposing traffic (two way).
  3. Accelerate until you reach a manageable speed (100-130 km/h). There is no time limit, so driving at the top speed is not necessary.
  4. Overtake (pass a vehicle at a close distance) vehicles when it is easy to do so, but do not risk it.

That’s it. The most important thing to remember is to stay in the opposing lanes as long as possible while overtaking cars at a manageable speed.

Review: Affinity Photo – Professional photo editing software for Mac


With a need for photos both on our website and our Instagram account, we use photo editing software all the time. We are always looking for the best software to make our photo editing fast and efficient while allowing us to have all the control we need to produce the desired look. We have used many different photo editing apps in the past—from the iOS-based Phonto and Union, to Photoshop and Pixelmator for Mac. All of these have given us great results, but we find ourselves exporting quite often when we use these apps together.

Affinity Photo, currently number one paid app on the Mac App Store, might be the one app that kills the competition. Under development for the last 5 years, Affinity Photo has been built from the ground up exclusively for Mac. In addition to live effects, unlimited layers, and extensive compatibility, Affinity Photo introduces organized workspaces—personas. Each persona features dynamically-generated controls dedicated to the current task. We decided to test Affinity Photo to see if this newly-released software could replace some of the most well-known apps in the professional photo editing industry. 

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Apple Music Will Pay Artists During Free Trial

Eddy CueAfter some very serious concerns by artists hoping to be included in Apple’s new music streaming service Apple Music, Eddy Cue, the SVP of Internet Software and Services at Apple, announced a revision in Apple’s policy not to pay artists during the initial 3 month free trial of Apple Music.

Many artists, including Taylor Swift, claimed it would not be fair for Apple to stream their music without paying the artists in order to promote Apple’s own service. One artist even went as far as claiming that Apple threatened to remove all of his music from iTunes if he did not agree. However, he appeared to be confused and even mentioned several fake Apple Twitter accounts in his tweets.

Apple Music will launch Tuesday, June 30 with the iOS 8.4 update which will also include a fix for the iOS messages bug.

Apple’s Trillion Dollar Valuation? Not yet, but soon


$5,000 invested in Apple in 1980 when it had its Initial Public Offering (IPO) would be worth roughly $1,900,000, almost two million dollars (based off the closing price of $130.32 on May 29, 2015 and assuming reinvested dividends). Even if you missed out in 1980, Apple is still an attractive investment considering it’s potential to be the world’s first trillion-dollar company. Apple’s stellar earnings report, expansion into new territories, and market capitalization of over $700 billion put it right on track to hit 1 trillion within the next decade, if not sooner. 

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Update: Special Message causes iPhones to Restart


NOTICE: Sending or receiving the following message from an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch may prevent the Messages application from launching again. Do not attempt. After hours of testing, TheAppleByte has found a simple solution to the problem by using one of the methods below.  

A recently discovered bug in Messages for iOS causes any iOS device (iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch) that receives some variation of the following message to restart.

لُلُصّبُلُلصّبُررً ॣ ॣh ॣ ॣ

When sent, the iOS device that receives the message immediately restarts. The Messages app on the sender’s iOS device immediately crashes. Both iOS devices will not be able to open the Messages app until another message is sent after the “power message.” The recipient’s iOS device must either be on the home screen, lock screen, or an app other than Messages in order to restart. However, the Messages app will crash on both regardless of the conditions.

If you have sent or received this message, you will likely experience a problem with the Messages app. TheAppleByte has been testing solutions since this problem began, and we have created a list of tested methods to solve them.

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Transit Directions coming to iOS 9 Maps


Transit directions, the long-awaited feature since Apple discontinued its partnership with Google Maps, is expected to be announced this Summer at the WWDC 2015. It was originally planned to be part of iOS 8, but its inclusion was postponed due to issues such as data consistency. Since then, Apple has had time to make various improvements to the service and add support for more cities. The transit feature of Apple’s Maps application will allow users to easily travel via bus, subway, and train.

In addition to the transit feature, Apple has also been working on its indoor mapping project. Indoor maps will allow users to navigate large buildings and landmarks with the help of iBeacons and WiFi. Although indoor mapping is not expected to be released this year, venue owners can sign up to get indoor positioning on Apple’s Maps Connect page.

A Look Inside the Apple Watch Display Units


Since they appeared on April 10, the Apple Watch display units at Apple Retail stores have piqued the interest of curious customers. The display comprises an iPad mini and an Apple Watch (see photo). When an app is opened on the Watch, the iPad displays some additional information about the app and its features. The display units are constantly powered on during the day which would normally drain the Apple Watch battery. So how do they work? 

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KGI Predicts iPhone 6s Features

iPhone 6s webKGI analyst Ming-Chi Kuo compiled a list of the top 11 features he expects on the next iPhone expected to ship this Fall.

  1. Force Touch – pressure sensitive touch input
  2. 4.7 and 5.5 inch screen sizes
  3. Rose Gold color – matching the Rose Gold Apple Watch Edition
  4. 12MP Camera – upgrade from 12MP
  5. Additional microphone near speaker – to enhance voice quality
  6. A9 Processor – with 2GB RAM
  7. Bending Solution – new case alloy for improved strength
  8. Sapphire Screen – possible on 6s Plus if drop tests successful
  9. Improved Touch ID – to promote Apple Pay
  10. Gesture Control support
  11. Mass production to begin in August 2015

Turn Your Phone into a Drone

Have you every wanted your own autonomous camera drone that will follow you and that is intuitive and easy to control when you want to? Maybe you could buy a GPS-enabled drone with similar features for $1000, but did you know that you’ve had access to these features the whole time on your smartphone?


This is exactly what JD Claridge, the creator of PhoneDrone, had in mind. PhoneDrone uses your smartphone as the drone’s flight controller, camera, and even a separate remote.

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