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Hackers Managed to Downgrade iPhone 4S From iOS 7.1 to iOS 5.1.1 Without SHSH Blobs?





Hackers from doulCi Team managed to downgrade the Phone 4S running iOS 7.1 to iOS 5.5.1 without SHSH blobs. It should be noted, however, that there’s no confirmation of this fact neither from hackers, nor from other trustworthy sources yet.

What we have now is a short video showing the iPhone after downgrade. I must admit, it looks fully functional. The video is available below.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, June 21st, 2014. 23:55

2.5-inch iWatch to Come in October?



According to the latest report from Reuters, Apple's iWatch will be released in October. The mass-production of the device will start in July.

As to the smartwatch itself, it will reportedly feature a 2.5-inch display and a couple of sensors capable of tracking user's physical activity and monitoring his or her health. In particular, the device will be equipped with sensors measuring blood glucose, blood pressure, pulse etc. Apart from that, the iWatch will boast of wireless charging.


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Saturday, June 21st, 2014. 0:51

iPad Air 2 Mockup Shows How Apple's Next-Gen Tablet May Look Like



A couple of photos showing something very similar to an iPad Air 2 have recently appeared on the Internet. The device from the images looks nearly the same as the current iPad Air, however, there're some easily noticeable differences.


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Wednesday, June 18th, 2014. 1:59

Cyberelevat0r: Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1 [Video]



Good news for all jailbreakers: i0n1c has just posted a video showing his new utility for untethered jailbreak of iOS 7.1.1. It is called Cyberelevat0r and according to its creator, to jailbreak iOS 7.1.1 it uses a recently discovered kernel bug. Nobody knows for sure if the hacker plans to release Cyberelevat0r to public or not. Anyway, let’s take a look at how it works.

As noted by iClarified reporters,

The jailbreak, which has not yet been released, is unique in that it uses a kernel bug which is hidden inside functionality that can be easily reached, even from within the iOS application sandbox.

I honestly hope that i0n1c will release its untethered jailbreak of iOS 7.1.1. However, I don’t think that the release will take place before the release of Apple’s iOS 8. You see, the hackers need to make sure that the bug used for jailbreak remains unpatched.

Apple is expected to announce its iOS 8 at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference, which is set to take place in June. The jailbreak may be released after the conference.




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Apple to Restrict Retail Employee Vacation Time in September



The company from Cupertino is reportedly planning to restrict vacation time for its German retail employees in September. The only possible reason for such a decision is the launch of a new product or products. Aside from German employees, people working at Apple's retail stores in a number of other countries will get the same restricted vacations. This is another indication of the iPhone release, which is said to take place in August or September.


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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014. 17:29

Apple's iPhones to Feature Sidewall Display?



Apple on Tuesday was granted a patent for "Electronic devices with sidewall displays", which means that the guys from Cupertino are planning to place a kind of flexible display around the sidewalls of their future handsets.


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Tuesday, May 13th, 2014. 23:26

Microsoft Reports 27 Million Office for iPad Downloads



As you probably know, Microsoft released Office for iPad in March. Just a week after the release, Office suite apps, namely, Word, PowerPoint and Excel, became the most popular apps on the App Store. 12 million people downloaded them in the first seven days after launch.


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Tuesday, May 13th, 2014. 23:04

iPhone 6 to Feature NFC Chip - Rumor



Apple's iPhone 6 will be equipped with an NFC chip. This is what people familiar with the matter say. Apart from that, Apple has reportedly signed a deal with China UnionPay, which means that the Passbook app may soon start supporting this banking service.


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Monday, May 12th, 2014. 15:34

iOS 7 Does Not Encrypt Email Attachments - Security Researcher



Apple's iOS 7 (including iOS 7.1) is not as secure and protected as it was believed to be. According to what security researcher Andreas Kurtz writes, email attachments sent using native Mail app aren't encrypted. What's even more interesting is that Apple claims the files are encrypted. This means the guys from Cupertino had no idea about the issue until now.


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Tuesday, May 6th, 2014. 17:52

Microsoft Updates Office for iPad With Printing Capabilities



Microsoft on Tuesday released the first major update for its Office for iPad. The guys from Redmond added printing capabilities to all of the apps from Office suite, namely, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. What this means is that now you can print any document you like directly from your iPad.


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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014. 17:53

New 'Office 365 Personal' Subscription for Mac and iPad Users



A couple of weeks after the official release of Office for iPad, Microsoft has decided to start offering a cheaper Office 365 subscription for those people who use Office apps only only on two devices. For instance, on a Mac or PC or on a tablet. In our particular case, on an iPad.


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Wednesday, April 16th, 2014. 18:13

Early iPhone 5 Buyers Wanted Larger Display



According to a leaked document from the Apple vs Samsung trial, early iPhone 5 buyers already wanted larger display, improved battery life and better Maps app.


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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014. 17:40

12 Million People Downloaded Office for iPad - Microsoft



Just a week after the official release, iWork's main rival - Office for iPad - managed to set a new App Store record. Microsoft on Thursday announced 12 million downloads of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. What a result, huh?


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Friday, April 4th, 2014. 17:55

Updated Auxo 2 Jailbreak Tweak to Be Released on April 2nd



A3 tweaks, a group of hackers behind Auxo, a tweak that allowed to extend the functionality of the app switcher in iOS 5 and iOS 6, has announced the Auxo 2 - an updated jailbreak tweak compatible with iOS 7. Take a look.


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Monday, March 31st, 2014. 19:40

Apple Was Granted Patent for 'Transparent Texting’ Tech



Last week Apple was granted another patent entitled ‘Transparent Texting’. According to a patent application published by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the company from Cupertino is planning to develop a system that will automatically change the background image of popular messaging apps and replace it with a live video feed from the device’s rear camera. Interesting idea, don’t you think so?


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Written by Andrey

Monday, March 31st, 2014. 19:35