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iOS 10 Adoption Rate Reaches 34% - Mixpanel





According to data shared by a research firm Mixpanel, iOS 10 is now installed on 34% of all compatible devices. Keep in mind that Apple released the new firmware version less than a week ago. 14.45% of users upgraded to iOS 10 in the first 24 hours after the release of the operating system.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016. 16:39

Top 10 Stories of the Week



It is Sunday today, which means it is high time I told you about the most interesting posts of the last couple of days. Let’s not waste time and have a look at the articles worth your attention right now.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, September 18th, 2016. 20:09

Apple Fixes Vulnerabilities Used to Spy on Users in iOS 9.3.5



Apple has recently released iOS 9.3.5 with a number of security fixes and other minor enhancements. Most importantly, the latest update fixes the vulnerabilities used by various government agencies throughout the world to spy on criminals, journalists and those who represent threat or interest to the country or other official bodies. In total, there had been three vulnerabilities that Apple patched.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, August 26th, 2016. 17:33

iOS 9.3.4 Has Been Jailbroken! [Video]



iOS 9.3.4 has been successfully jailbroken. Below you can watch a video showing an iPhone 6 with the latest version of firmware on board being jailbroken with the help of the application called OverSky. The app has been developed by a team of hackers called Team OS and it uses iOS vulnerabilities different from those utilized by the Pangu team to hack iOS 9.3.3. It is currently unknown whether we will see a public utility for hacking Apple devices.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, August 25th, 2016. 21:46

Apple Stops Signing iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3



Apple has just stopped signing iOS 9.3.2 and iOS 9.3.3. This means that it is no longer possible to downgrade or restore compatible iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch units to these versions of firmware. If you use a jailbroken device and plan to keep it in this condition, make sure you don't upgrade to iOS 9.3.4 accidentally as you will lose the jailbreak and the possibility to go back to the previous version.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, August 25th, 2016. 21:40

Apple Releases OS X El Capitan 10.11.6 to Users Worldwide



Aside from making iOS 9.3.3 available for all users, Apple has just released OS X El Capitan 10.11.6. Just like the firmware for iPhones and iPads, the latest version of Apple’s operating system for Macs is a minor update that brings stability, security and performance enhancements as well as bug fixes. The update is recommended for all users of compatible Mac computers.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016. 0:11

Apple Releases iOS 9.3.3 to Users Worldwide



Apple has just released iOS 9.3.3 to users worldwide. The latest update is compatible with the iPhone 4s or later, iPad 2 or later, iPad mini or later as well as with the fifth and sixth-generation iPod touch.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016. 0:01

Apple Releases New Stickers for iOS 10 [Download]



During the Worldwide Developers Conference keynote last month, Apple teased new animated emojis for the Messages app in iOS 10. A couple of days ago, the company has finally released four stickers packs to be used on the first beta of the new mobile operating system.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, July 4th, 2016. 17:59

Pangu to Release iOS 9.3.2 Jailbreak Soon - Rumor



Yesterday, at the Mobile Security Conference in Shanghai, the Pangu team teased the untethered jailbreak of iOS 10. Today, a new rumor appeared on the Internet suggesting that the hackers may soon release the jailbreak of iOS 9.3.2. According to people familiar with the matter, during the event, the developers were asked about privacy problems in iOS 9.3.2. Their answer hinted at possible release of the untethered jailbreak of this firmware version in the nearest future.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016. 21:36

Pangu Team Teases iOS 10 Jailbreak [Images]



The Pangu team has recently demonstrated the untethered jailbreak of iOS 10. Unlike iH8Sn0w, who teased the jailbreak compatible only with older devices like the iPhone 5, the Chinese developers showed their jailbreak on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s that both feature new hardware. This means that the hackers used the exploits that are different from those utilized by iH8Sn0w earlier this year.


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Developer Enables Dark Mode for Settings App in iOS 10



Additional proofs of Apple’s plans to bring a new system-wide Dark Mode to iPhones, iPads and iPod touch units have been recently found in the first beta of iOS 10. A developer named Andrew Wiik managed to turn on the rumored mode for the Settings app on his iPhone running the latest firmware version.

Below you can take a look at the screenshots showing how the Dark Mode on iOS may look like.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, June 20th, 2016. 21:15

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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Written by Andrey

Thursday, June 16th, 2016. 18:04

New iOS 10 Concept Reveals How Dark Mode May Look Like on iPhone



We all know that Apple may soon announce the next generation of its mobile operating system, iOS 10. Ahead of this big event, different rumors and mockups surface on the Internet suggesting how the new firmware version may look like.

The images shared by iHelpBR reveal the latest iOS 10 concept featuring the dark mode for the entire system. This same concept also shows new multitasking on iOS as well as some minor design changes. You can take a look at the images below to understand what I mean.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016. 16:05

Apple Releases New iOS 9.3.2 Build For Bricked iPad Pro Units



Apple has recently released an updated iOS 9.3.2 version for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro units. This update reportedly fixes the issue that bricked these devices after update to the newer firmware version.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, June 4th, 2016. 0:08