TechCrunch reported that Apple has acquired Burstly, the developer of the popular iOS beta testing platform TestFlight. At first it was believed to be only a rumor, but Apple has recently confirmed the purchase.
It is Sunday today, so looks like it’s time for me to take a brief look at the most interesting stories of the last week.
As many of you know, Apple is expected to officially release a new OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 very soon, that’s why the guys from Cupertino seeded another beta to developers for testing. Apart from that, Apple released iOS 7.0.6 and Evad3rs came up with new Evasi0n7.
The evad3rs have released new Evasi0n7 1.0.6. The updated jailbreak tool version allows to hack the devices running latest iOS 7.0.6. Looks like you don’t have to wait or search for alternative patches as I recommended yesterday. All you need to do is to upgrade to iOS 7.0.6 and then run the Evasi0n7 tool.
Another iPhone caught fire due to faulty battery, which suddenly exploded. This time it’s iPhone 5s. It is not the first time when Apple’s handset bursts into flames, however, looks like this time nobody got any injuries.
According to the latest estimates, Mac users are four times more likely to upgrade to the latest OS X version than PC users to the latest Windows version. To be honest, I’m not surprised.
The NPD Group's Mobile Phone Track reported that Apple occupied 45% of the U.S. smartphone market in 2013. Over the year 2013 the market increased by 21%, with the total figure of 121 million smartphones sold. In Q4 the growth slowed down and were only 10% higher than those of the previous year.
A well-known member of the jailbreak community nicknamed Winocm will soon start working at Apple. As he tweeted a couple of hours ago, he’ll take up his new duties “later this year”. As to his position at the company, it remains unknown.
Apple has recently released iOS 7.0.6 to public. At the same time, the company from Cupertino seeded iOS 6.1.6 to users. Both updates contain a fix for SSL connection verification, so you should update your device. Be sure.
Washington Post has posted a leaked document which states that the United States Postal Service will release a collectible Steve Jobs stamp in 2015.
If you like listening to music on your iPhone, then you might be interested in my article. It is about a new tweak that has been recently released on Cydia. The tweak is called AutoPause and, as you probably understood, it lets the user pause the music playback when the volume is decreased to zero.
One of the most popular iOS 7 tweaks called Springtomize 3 has been updated recently. The new version can boast of a number of serious improvements and bug fixes. As to the new features, these are the updated lock screen and scroll animations, icon labels customization and the ability to change the way the inactive apps are displayed in App Switcher.
You may take a look at how Springtomize 3 works in the video below (via
According to the latest reports from several sources, Tesla CEO confirmed that he had a talk with Apple executives. However, it is “very unlikely” that the company from Cupertino will acquire the electric car manufacturer.
A two-step ID verification is now available in Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy and Spain.
The new verification is a n optional feature which boosts security of you Apple ID. In order to verify your identify it is essential first to proove it using one of your devices. Then you will be able to sign in to My Apple ID and manage your account, "make an iTunes, App Store, or iBooks Store purchase from a new device, and get Apple ID-related support from Apple."
According to a new report from Taiwan’s Economic Daily News, Apple will indeed release 4.7-inch and 5.6-inch handsets this year. However, the 5.6-inch device won’t be branded as ‘iPhone’. And this is a very interesting move from the company from Cupertino.
The company from Cupertino reportedly sold nearly 1.6 million iPhones in Russia during 2013, even though in the first half of the year Apple’s handsets were not available on Russia’s largest carriers - MegaFon, Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) and VimpelCom.