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iOS 10 Has Been Successfully Jailbroken





A well-known hacker nicknamed iH8sn0w has successfully jailbroken iOS 10 beta that was released to developers last Monday. This means that Apple hasn’t patched all exploits that could be used to hack the devices running the latest version of company’s mobile operating system. Below you can take a look at the video showing a jailbroken iPhone 5 running iOS 10.


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Check Out These 75 New iOS 10 Features [Video]



Earlier this week, Apple unveiled iOS 10, the next version of the mobile operating system that is compatible with the iPhone 5, iPad 4, iPad mini 2 or newer as well as with the 6th generation iPod touch. Even though the update is currently available only as a beta, 9to5Mac’s Jeff Benjamin has just created a nice video showing all new features and improvements found in iOS 10. It is rather long, however, it’s quite informative, too, so if you want to get a closer and detailed look at what’s new in the firmware, make sure you watch the clip below.


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Thursday, June 16th, 2016. 18:04

Apple Asks Retail Employees to Test macOS Sierra



Several days after the release of the first beta macOS Sierra, Apple has started inviting its retail employees to test the software. Apple notes, though, that the participation in testing is not obligatory and that the employees are not required to download the pre-release version of the operating system to their computers if they don’t want to do this.


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Thursday, June 16th, 2016. 16:38

New References to OLED Touch Panel and Touch ID on MacBook Pro Found in macOS Sierra



Several new hints that prove Apple is planning to add a new OLED touch panel instead of the function keys as well as the Touch ID fingerprint sensor to the next-generation MacBook Pro have been found in the first developer beta of macOS Sierra announced earlier this week.

The reference to new functionality is available in macOS Sierra beta for developers. There are resources that describe new LED “Do Not Disturb” and “Night Shift’ buttons on the keyboard. Other resources and references to new features are available on a dedicated webpage of Apple’s developer website.


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Wednesday, June 15th, 2016. 14:25

Apple Posts Full WWDC Keynote to YouTube [Video]



Apple has posted a full video of the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote that took place on Monday to YouTube.

During the event, the tech giant announced new versions of its operating systems, namely, watchOS 3, tvOS 10, iOS 10 and macOS Sierra. Each and every version contains a number of new features, performance and design enhancements as well as stronger data encryption to protect the data users store on their devices.

Right after the WWDC keynote, Apple released first betas of the aforementioned operating systems to developers for testing and promised that public beta testing program will start in July. As to the release for end users, it may take place in the fall.

You can watch the full WWDC 2016 keynote below.

 




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Wednesday, June 15th, 2016. 13:04

Apple Announces New File System for All Devices



Aside from refreshed versions of iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS, Apple has announced its new universal file system (APFS) for Apple Watch, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Macs and Apple TVs. According to the company, this file system is optimized specifically for flash and SSD storage and utilizes strong encryption algorithms to store data securely no matter what device you have.


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Tuesday, June 14th, 2016. 15:14

Stock Apps can Be Removed in iOS 10



Just as we expected, Apple has added the ability to delete stock apps you don’t need from the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running iOS 10. Users across the globe have been waiting for this feature for years and looks like now it has been successfully implemented. Alongside the announcement of iOS 10 and release of the first beta for developers, Apple has also made the default apps available on the App Store in case someone needs them after deletion.

The stock applications that are now available for download include Mail, Maps, Notes, Podcasts, Calculator, Watch, calendar, Music and a number of others.

The ability to delete defaults apps will let users of devices with 16GB of storage on board free up precious space on their phones and tablets. Furthermore, Apple will hopefully update the aforementioned applications more frequently.

 




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Tuesday, June 14th, 2016. 14:15

Apple Announces macOS Sierra and Releases Beta for Developers



Apart from announcing iOS 10 and new versions of watchOS and tvOS, Apple has just announced the next generation of its desktop operating system, macOS Sierra. The big update features Siri, Universal Clipboard that allows to copy something on one device and paste it seamlessly on another one, Auto Unlock feature that makes it possible to unlock your laptop from an iPhone or Apple Watch and other features.


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Tuesday, June 14th, 2016. 0:19

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days.

Most of the articles this week deal with the long-awaited Worldwide Developers Conference, where Apple is expected to unveil new versions of iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS and show updates for iTunes, Apple Pay as well as a number of other interesting things. Apart from that, there are several posts about the upcoming iPhone 7 and the revamped 13-inch MacBook Pro and the specs of these devices.


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Sunday, June 12th, 2016. 19:39

Apple Seeds New iOS 9.3.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, watchOS 2.2.2 and tvOS 9.2.2 Betas to Developers



Apple has released new betas of iOS 9.3.3, OS X El Capitan 10.11.6, watchOS 2.2.2 and tvOS 9.2.2 to developers for testing. The software is currently available only for those who have a registered developer account, however, the company is expected to launch a public beta testing program soon.


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Tuesday, June 7th, 2016. 16:53

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, so I guess it's time to talk about the most popular posts of the last couple of days. Let's not waste time and start discussing interesting stories right now.

Most of the articles this week deal with the next-generation iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, iOS jailbreak and the latest versions of iOS 9, OS X El Capitan and tvOS.


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Sunday, May 29th, 2016. 20:55

Hackers Shows Browser Jailbreak [Video]



A well-known hacker Luca Todesco who has successfully jailbroken iOS 9.2, iOS 9.2.1, iOS 9.3, and the yet to be released publicly iOS 9.3.3 beta, has recently showed the untethered browser jailbreak of iOS 9.3.2. To hack an Apple-branded device, the developer used Apple’s native browser Safari, which, as it turns out, is quite vulnerable to such threats.

The video below depicts the sixth-generation iPod touch running iOS 9.3.2 and the process of browser-based jailbreak. Unfortunately, it is very unlikely that Todesco will release a public tool for jailbreak. According to the hacker, he’s mostly interested in research, not actual hacking of iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units running the latest firmware versions.


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Saturday, May 28th, 2016. 22:25

iOS 9.3.3 Has Been Jailbroken [Image]



A well-known hacker and developer Luca Todesco has recently jailbroken the latest version of iOS, iOS 9.3.3. Below you can take a look at the image showing Todesco’s iPod touch running Cydia 1.1.26. This image has been shared on Twitter by the hacker himself.

In case you don’t know, Luca Todesco is a person who demonstrated the untethered jailbreak of iOS 9.2, iOS 9.2.1, and iOS 9.3 beta in the past. Unfortunately, there’re currently no publicly available tools for jailbreak.

At the annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June, Apple is expected to announce the next version of the firmware for iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units, iOS 10. It is currently unknown if the exploits used to hack previous iOS builds work with this version.

Stay tuned for more news about iOS jailbreak.




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Apple Releases New iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan and tvOS 9.2.2 Betas



Apple has just released several new betas. In particular, now the developers can download and test the very first pre-release version of iOS 9.3.3, OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan and tvOS 9.2.2.


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Tuesday, May 24th, 2016. 15:52

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it’s high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the past seven days. Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s financial results in the second quarter of this year, next-generation iPhone as well as with the Apple Watch and the current iPhone 6s.


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Sunday, May 1st, 2016. 21:09