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iPhone 6 must haves: iTransfer giveaway [CLOSED]





[update] The giveaway has ended and all participants have been contacted through email. We hope you enjoy iTransfer and find it useful! In case you missed out on the giveaway, we have a 30% off discount code that you can use to buy iTransfer: ITGS_30. Use this code at the check out on Leawoo to benefit from the discount. Make sure to check back for future giveaways!

What one essentially does with a smartphone, especially an iPhone, is commit. One commits to taking care of the phone and commits to using it properly. Although iOS 8 is a great upgrade with new features and lots of customizability (compared to iOS 7), there are some things that users might want to change. After all, an iPhone isn’t an iPhone without a ton of helpful apps. There are quite a few must have iPhone 6 apps out there, some paid, some free, some filled with IAPs. One of the essential apps that we’ve found improves any iPhone user’s experience is iTransfer, a filesharing app. File sharing is especially difficult when it comes to the iPhone and iOS because of the ecosystem that Apple has in place. When sharing with Android users, iOS users are rather constricted and forced to turn to third-party apps in order to conduct their business easily and safely.

iTransfer is a must have iPhone 6 app for anybody who likes to share their files, such as photos, music, videos, messages or anything else you can think of. Kids can share their schedules, so can parents, and friends can share their experiences with each other. Sharing is the base of software right now, as we’re seeing more and more people and companies turn to social media instead of classic advertising because of the power-sharing truly has in an online community. Which is why iTransfer can be an important part of your daily doings that involve an iPhone, whatever model it may be.


iTransfer Giveaway details

Before getting into the specifics of iTransfer, you should know that we’ve 10 licenses ready to give away to you guys. Below are all the things that you need to do in order to participate in the giveaway.

1. Like Geek Reply on Facebook

2. Leave a comment below telling us why iTransfer would be a good addition to your app library

3. Optional: Try iTransfer out for free, to get the hang of it.

The giveaway will be open starting today, August 5 until August 20, when the winners will be selected through a randomizer. We will give away 10 licenses and we’ll be sending them to you via email, so make sure that you leave your correct email address in the comment form that you need to fill out when you leave your comment at the bottom of this article. Only one entry per person is allowed! If there aren’t enough participants to give away the 10 iTransfer licenses, we will extend the giveaway period by another week. The giveaway winners will be notified via email in 24 hours after the draw.

Leawo is sponsoring this giveaway, and if you’re curious what other services and products the company has to offer, you can check their official website out. Leawo has a ton of apps for iOS, Mac and Windows available and most of them are utilities that many of us might use daily. Their prices are decent and their licenses are filled with benefits, all the while keeping their trial version interesting and useful. Now on to the good stuff!

What is iTransfer and why would you want it? 

iTransfer, as said above, is a file sharing tool. What sets this utility apart from other alternatives is its design, features and price, which is rather affordable. The full license for the Windows version of iTransfer costs just $19.95, which is ok to pay for a comprehensive sharing tool that can truly influence the way in which we interact with our gadgets. Although there are quite a few free options out there, the benefits of buying a license for iTransfer (or any other software from Leawo or others, for that matter) is support. When you have a license, you get support, and Leawo has a great support team that’s ready to help you out if you run into trouble.

iTransfer can be used on any Windows, Mac or iOS device to facilitate file sharing between all of them. There’s a dedicated Mac version available, which goes for the same price as the Windows version. iTransfer caters to all types of Apple users, such as those who live within the Apple ecosystem, owning iPads, iPhones and Macs but also to those who mix things up a bit and use iOS mobile devices and Windows computers. With iTransfer users can share any type of files between these gadgets, so sharing photos from an iPhone 6 to an iPad Air 2, to a Windows 8.1 PC, to a MacBook or to another iPhone is made easy. With the addition of the new iPod Touch and co. line-up to the 2015 portfolio of Apple products, filesharing programs like iTransfer are getting more and more attention.


In order to transfer files from an iPhone to a PC using iTransfer, there is no need to sync with iTunes and as such the software becomes a good alternative to iTunes filesharing. The software requires iOS 4.2 in order to work, which means all Apple iOS devices will work with it, which adds to the pull of the app. iPhone 4 users, as well as iPhone 6 users will be equally pleased with what iTransfer can actually do. Moreover, iTransfer lets you share everything but SMS messages: that includes contact lists, ebooks, camera rolls, videos, music, photos, pdfs and other files, too. The software can be an effective backup tool, saving you the separate investment in a backup tool.

While using iTransfer, the app’s algorithm is set to store the files that you share, which means it also works as a cloud platform. You don’t need to import everything that you want to share to the iTransfer app, because it does it automatically, saving you the struggle. You can look at it as an automatic backup prep. If iTransfer had cloud storage options, it would have been an even more comprehensive service than it is now. But the way it is is fine for a filesharing app, because it does have its benefits.

With iTransfer, you can store anything on your devices: no restrictions, regardless of what type of files your iPhone supports or not. Essentially, with the help of iTransfer, your iPhone, iPad, iPod work like flash drives, which means you can access files easily and without any restrictions. The app also has its own file and media management system, which once again saves you the hassle of installing file managers on your phone. With iTransfer, users can access and create playlists in iTunes or through their device, import media and manage music. To find out how to manage iTransfer, you can check out the tutorial video below or you can check out the guide Leawo provides. If you are a winner of this giveaway, refer back to this article and you will find everything you need in order to get the most out of your license.

iTransfer works like a full-on file management system and comes with all the management functions that you are used to on Windows and Mac. You can do whatever you like with the files on your iPhone, iPad, iPod or iTunes and you can easily bypass the syncing process of iTunes with the software. Moreover, you can easily search in your media library and use filters to find exactly what you want. Overall, while iTransfer is not an innovative software, it is a cheap alternative to other filesharing programs. Since it’s easy to install and easy to use, and the free trial is already comprehensive, I would definitely suggest trying it out.

In my time of using iTransfer, I haven’t encountered any bugs or issues with the software. The iPhone and iPad that I used iTransfer with handled everything well and didn’t lose any data. By using iTransfer, I actually saved some time browsing through my library and trying to find what I was looking for in iTunes. Also, when I was left without Wi-Fi for a couple of days, I found iTransfer to be the best way in which I could get content on my iPhone without using a data connection and instead using my PC.

Check out the trial version of iTransfer and let us know what you think! Is such a software necessary in the modern world or do we live in the cloud already? Let us know how the app works for you and if you like it, don’t forget to leave a comment below for a chance to win one of the 10 licenses that we have to offer. Good luck to everyone and thanks for participating! Winners are encouraged to leave a review for iTransfer, too, but we’ll remind you guys of that later! We will announce the winners on August 21! Until then, stay tuned!

As part of the editorial team here at Geekreply, John spends a lot of his time making sure each article is up to snuff. That said, he also occasionally pens articles on the latest in Geek culture. From Gaming to Science, expect the latest news fast from John and team.


Airchat, developed by Naval Ravikant, is a social application that focuses on conversation rather than written messages





Airchat is a recently developed social media application that promotes and encourages users to engage in open and spontaneous conversations.

Last year, a previous iteration of Airchat was released. However, yesterday the team, which included Naval Ravikant, the founder of AngelList, and Brian Norgard, a former product executive for Tinder, rebuilt the application and reintroduced it on both iOS and Android platforms. At present, Airchat is exclusively accessible via invitation. However, it has already achieved a ranking of #27 in the social networking category on Apple’s App Store.

Airchat has a user interface that is visually familiar and easy to understand. Users can follow other users, navigate through a feed of posts, and interact with those posts by replying, liking, and sharing them. The distinction comes from the fact that the content consists of audio recordings for both posts and replies, which are subsequently converted into written form by the application.

Airchat automatically starts sending messages, which you can quickly navigate through by vertically swiping up and down. If you have the desire, you have the option to pause the audio and only read the text. Additionally, users have the capability to exchange photographs and videos. However, it appears that audio is the main point of interest for everyone, and Ravikant explains that it has the potential to significantly change the way social apps function, especially when contrasted to text-based platforms.


Upon my recent enrollment in Airchat, the majority of the messages I encountered pertained to the application itself. Notably, Ravikant and Norgard actively engaged in responding to inquiries and seeking input from users.

“All humans are inherently capable of harmonious interactions with one another; it simply necessitates the use of our innate communication abilities,” Ravikant stated. “The prevalence of online text-only media has created the false belief that people are unable to get along, when in reality, everyone is capable of getting along.”

Past instances have seen digital entrepreneurs placing their bets on speech as the upcoming significant trend in social media. However, Airchat’s utilization of asynchronous, threaded messages provides a distinct experience compared to the transient live chat rooms that briefly gained popularity on Clubhouse and Twitter Spaces. Norgard claimed that this method eliminates the obstacle of stage fright when it comes to participation, as individuals have the freedom to make multiple attempts at producing a message without anybody being aware.

Indeed, he stated that during discussions with the first users, the team discovered that the majority of individuals currently utilizing AirChat exhibit introverted and timid characteristics.

Personally, I have not yet persuaded myself to publish anything. I was primarily intrigued by observing how other individuals were utilizing the application. Additionally, I had a complex emotional connection with the auditory perception of my own speech.

However, there is value in listening to Ravikant and Norgard articulate their perspective instead of solely relying on written transcriptions, as the latter may overlook subtle aspects such as excitement and tone. I am particularly interested in observing how deadpan humor and shitposting are conveyed, or not, in audio format.

I also encountered some difficulty with the velocity. The application automatically sets the audio playing to double the normal speed, which I found to be artificial, especially considering that the main purpose is to promote human interaction. To reset the speed, simply press and hold the pause button. However, when the speed is set to 1x, I observed that I would begin to skim through longer postings while listening, and I would often jump forward before listening to the entire audio. However, perhaps that is acceptable.


However, Ravikant’s conviction in the efficacy of speech to reduce hostility does not always obviate the requirement for content-filtering functionalities. According to him, the feed operates based on intricate regulations that aim to conceal spam, trolls, and those that either you or they may prefer not to receive messages from. However, at the time of publication, he had not yet replied to a subsequent user inquiry regarding content moderation.

When questioned about monetization, namely the introduction of advertisements, whether in audio format or otherwise, Ravikant stated that the company is currently not under any obligation to generate revenue. (He characterized himself as “not the exclusive investor” but rather as a significant stakeholder in the company.)

“Monetization is of little importance to me,” he stated. “We will operate this project with minimal financial resources if necessary.”

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Apple News is now doing a trial of a game that bears some resemblance to NYT Connections





Apple News is now conducting a trial of a new game called Quartiles for iOS 17.5. The objective of the game is for players to arrange a grid of 20 syllables into 5 words, each consisting of four syllables. The New York Times’ most recent successful release, Connections, has a striking resemblance to the UI of Quartiles, as Gadget Hacks has noted. Did Apple News plagiarize or copy the New York Times?

Quartiles differ from connections in that they do not involve the organization of 16 words into four contiguous groups of four. It can be compared to Boggle, as it evaluates your skill in constructing words from their constituent parts. However, the act of discovering sets of four has become particularly captivating to us lately. Currently, Connections has surpassed all other games and is currently the second most popular game in the Times, following Wordle.


Apple introduced crossword puzzles and small crossword puzzles as a new feature exclusively for Apple News+ subscribers last year. Despite the unconventional nature of a news aggregator investing in gaming, the New York Times has found success in doing so. In 2022, the newspaper acquired the game Wordle for an undisclosed amount in the range of seven figures. This acquisition resulted in the addition of “tens of millions” of new users within a single quarter. According to recent data from the Times, consumers have been dedicating a greater amount of time to playing the newspaper’s games compared to reading the news.

Apple is currently conducting beta testing for Quartiles; however, this does not guarantee its inclusion in iOS 17.5. Considering the fact that the New York Times is discreetly operating a gaming studio at present, it would be advantageous for Apple to provide a selection of fresh, preferably square-shaped games.

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Apple notifies people in 92 countries about targeted espionage attempts conducted by mercenaries





On Wednesday, Apple sent threat notices to iPhone owners in 92 different countries, warning them that mercenary spyware may have been using them as targets for espionage operations.

The corporation issued notifications to individuals in 92 countries at 12pm Pacific Time on Wednesday. The disclosure does not reveal the identity of the attackers or the countries in which users received notifications.

Apple has identified that you are the target of a mercenary malware attack aimed at remotely compromising the iPhone linked to your Apple ID. This information was conveyed in the warning sent to impacted customers.

It is probable that this attack is especially directed at you due to your identity or occupation. Apple expressed a strong belief in the warning, stating that while it is not feasible to attain complete certainty in detecting such assaults, they have a high level of confidence. Accordingly, you should heed this warning carefully.

According to an updated Apple support page, the company sends these types of notifications several times a year and has informed users about such dangers in more than 150 countries since 2021.

In October of last year, it also issued an identical warning to several journalists and lawmakers in India. Following that, the nonprofit advocacy group Amnesty International revealed the discovery of the intrusive spyware Pegasus on the iPhones of well-known journalists in India. According to sources familiar with the situation, people in India are among the recipients of Apple’s most recent warning messages.

The notifications regarding spyware are being received at a moment when numerous countries are making preparations for their upcoming elections. Lately, numerous technology companies have issued warnings over the increasing attempts by governments to influence certain election results. Apple’s notifications, however, did not comment on their timing.

The business informed affected clients that they cannot disclose further details regarding the cause of the notification, as doing so may enable mercenary spyware attackers to modify their tactics and avoid detection in the future.

The prior description of the attackers as “state-sponsored” has been substituted with the term “mercenary spyware attacks.”

The advisory to clients states that mercenary spyware attacks, such as those employing Pegasus from the NSO Group, are extremely uncommon and significantly more advanced than typical cybercriminal activities or consumer malware.

Apple stated that it depends exclusively on internal threat intelligence information and investigations to identify such threats. “While our investigations cannot guarantee complete certainty, Apple threat notifications are highly reliable alerts indicating that a user has been specifically targeted by a professional spyware attack and should be treated with the utmost seriousness,” the statement stated.

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