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iOS 8 Adoption Rate Reaches 46% Week After Release





It has been nearly a week since Apple released its iOS 8 to users worldwide. Six days after the release, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system is installed on 46% of all the iOS devices connected to the App Store. Well, at least this is what the guys from Cupertino say.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014. 1:28

Apple Hires Two Former Nike FuelBand Engineers



More and more evidence appear on the Internet, which prove that Apple is indeed working on its own wearable device called the iWatch. Moreover, everything points to the release of the smartwatch this fall.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, July 10th, 2014. 1:11

Apple Hires Former Atlas Wearables Lead Software Engineer



As you probably know, Apple is expected to release its long-anticipated iWatch later this year. This means that the work on the smartwatch is at its most active stage. Many specialists are now trying to make the would-be device as good as possible.


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Friday, June 27th, 2014. 13:56

Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Using Pangu (Windows) [iOS 7.1-7.1.2]



This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of iOS 7.1 - iOS 7.1.2 firmwares using Pangu for Windows.

This tutorial works for:

  • iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S
  • iPod Touch 5G
  • iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2

Supported firmwares:

  • iOS 7.1
  • iOS 7.1.1
  • iOS 7.1.2


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How to Downgrade from iOS 8 Beta to iOS 7.1.1



Apple has released iOS 8 beta to developers for testing. There're, however, several methods of upgrading to this iOS version if you don't have a developer account. Well, this is what you know.


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Tuesday, June 10th, 2014. 1:13

Apple Releases Firmware Update for Late 2013 Mac Pro



The company from Cupertino has released an update for late 2013 Mac Pro. It allows users to enter the Power Nap mode without running a fan in order to save energy.


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Thursday, February 27th, 2014. 21:25

Top 10 Stories of the Week



The week has nearly come to an end, so looks like I have to tell you about top stories of the past seven days. This time they deal mostly with Apple’s new gadgets and firmware.


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Sunday, February 9th, 2014. 3:01

Evad3rs released Evasi0n 1.0.5 to jailbreak iOS 7.0.5



The evad3rs have released an updated evasi0n 7.0.5 that brings the ability to jailbreak iOS 7.0.5. The iOS 7.0.5 was released earlier this week for the some iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models (the GSM + CDMA editions).

Pod2g noted the change on twitter

Hi there! evasi0n 1.0.5 with support for iOS 7.0.5 is up on http://evasi0n.com .


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Apple Officially Releases iOS 7.0.5



Apple has just released iOS 7.0.5 to users worldwide. This is a minor update that contains only bugfixes - no serious improvements, tweaks or stuff like that. This update is said to be helpful for those Chinese iPhone 5s and iPhone 5C owners who have problems with network.


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Wednesday, January 29th, 2014. 23:13

iOS 7.1b4 Blocks Kernel Exploit Used In Evasi0n iOS 7 Jailbreak



Do not expect iOS 7.1 jailbreak soon. Apple has reportedly blocked the kernel exploit used by the evasi0n 7 jailbreak utility. According to iH8sn0w the exploit was blocked in the recent iOS 7.1b4 firmware:

So the code sign bug that evasi0n7 uses still exists in 7.1b4. Kernel exploit looks patched though :P

meaning… Don’t expect an evasi0n7 update for 7.1b4+ support.


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Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014. 17:44

New Cydia Design for iOS 7 [Photos, Video]



Cydia has received a major redesign and improved compatibility for iOS 7.

The update comes via a new Cydia Installer package available today from the Changes tab in Cydia.

Saurik explains the release:


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Step-by-step Tutorial: How to Untether Jailbreak iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Using Evasi0n (Windows) [iOS 7.0-7.0.6]



This is step-by-step instructions on how to perform untethered jailbreak of iOS 7.0 - iOS 7.0.6 firmwares using Evasi0n 7 for Windows.

This tutorial works for:

  • iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5S
  • iPod Touch 5G
  • iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad Mini 2

Supported firmwares:

  • iOS 7.0, 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.0.3, 7.0.4, 7.0.5, 7.0.6, 7.1 beta 1, 7.1 beta 2

This tutorial is for Windows users. Mac OS X tutorial is available here (tutorial is being prepared).


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Software Update for Late 2013 Mac Pro?



Apple on Thursday issued a software update for the late 2013 cylindric Mac Pro. And this is a very strange step since first customers will receive their desktops no sooner than in January or even February. Nevertheless, AppleInsider claims that the new software version includes some important bugfixes.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, December 22nd, 2013. 1:32

Someone has Stolen Jailbreak Exploit from Evad3rs - Rumor



Stefan Esser aka i0n1c, a security researcher and a person behind the untethered jailbreak for iOS 4.3.2, says someone close to evad3rs may have stolen a jailbreak exploit and sold it to an unknown private buyer.


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Apple Blocked Ability to Install iOS Beta Firmware for Non-Developers?



According to numerous user reports, Apple has blocked the ability to install iOS beta firmware for all the non-authorised devices. Now if you want to update to the latest beta your iPhone or iPad should be registered on an Apple Developer account.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, December 16th, 2013. 22:06