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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 past seven days. Let’s take a look at these posts right now.

Most of the articles this week deal with Apple’s next-gen iPhone and rumors about its hardware components and the release date. There’re also some posts that tell us about the 12.9-inch iPad Pro and about a new security vulnerability found in OS X Yosemite 10.10.5.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015. 11:14

Apple Stops Signing iOS 8.4, Downgrades Are Impossible Now



Apple has just stopped signing iOS 8.4. This means it is currently impossible to downgrade to this version of Apple’s mobile operating system.

If you have a jailbroken iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, make sure you don’t upgrade to iOS 8.4.1 accidentally. Although it seems that this version is jailbreakable, currently there are no tools capable of hacking devices with IOS 8.4.1 on board. If you try jailbreaking your device and then something goes wrong, you will have to restore to iOS 8.4.1, not iOS 8.4.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015. 10:36

Pangu Team Jailbreaks iOS 8.4.1 - Rumor



I’ve got some good news for all those people who’re waiting for the release of the untethered jailbreak of iOS 8.4.1. Even though the guys from Cupertino have patched the vulnerabilities used for hacking iOS 8.4, it looks like there’re some other that can be utilized for iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak.

According to the post on the Chinese social network called Weibo, the Pangu Team has successfully jailbroken iOS 8.4.1 and showed this at the HackPwn2015 security conference. It should be noted, however, that it is very unlikely that the hackers release a new jailbreaking tool in the near future. You see, the exploits used for iOS 8.4.1 jailbreak may be used to hack iOS 9 as well, so it’s better not to reveal them right now.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015. 15:33

New OS X Vulnerability Allows Hackers Gain Root Access Without Password



A developer from Italy named Luca Todesco has recently discovered a new zero-day vulnerability, which lets hackers gain root access in OS X Yosemite without using a password. This vulnerability is similar to the DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE exploit that has been patched in OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. The developer has reported the vulnerability to Apple, however, it hasn’t been fixed by the guys from Cupertino in the latest update. I honestly hope that Apple developers will react somehow and close a hole in OS X security as soon as possible.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, August 17th, 2015. 20:25

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 seven days. As you know, the guys from Cupertino are currently gearing up for the release of the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus and iPad mini 4. That is why there’re so many articles this week that deal with the rumors about the next-generation iPhone and iPad or leaked parts for the upcoming devices. There’re also some posts that tell us about Apple’s newly-released iOS 8.4.1 with Apple Music improvements and patches for the vulnerabilities used for Taig jailbreak as well as about OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 with security enhancements.


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Written by Andrey

Sunday, August 16th, 2015. 13:03

Apple Releases OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 to Users Worldwide



As you already know, the guys from Cupertino have recently released iOS 8.4.1 with fixes for Apple Music and patches for vulnerabilities used for untethered jailbreak. Apart from that, Apple has released OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 with a fix for DYLD_PRINT_TO_FILE vulnerability and a number of other enhancements. The release comes two weeks after the release of the last beta for developers and about a month after the official launch of OS X 10.10.5.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, August 14th, 2015. 13:48

Apple Spends $700,000 per Year on Tim Cook’s Security



According to a leaked document that appeared on the Internet earlier today, the guys from Cupertino have one very special item of expenditure in their budget. As it turns out, Apple spends about $700,000 every year on the security and protection of Tim Cook. What can I say? It’s good to be the CEO of the most successful tech company in the world.


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Friday, August 7th, 2015. 23:50

Apple Seeds OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 Beta 3 to Developers



Just after releasing OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta 6 for developers and seeding OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta 4 to public testers, the guys from Cupertino have made the third OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 beta available for developers. The release comes nearly one week after the release of the second OS X 10.10.5 beta and about a month after the debut of the very first testing version.


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Thursday, August 6th, 2015. 10:36

Apple Releases OS X 10.11 El Capitan Public Beta 4



Following the release of OS X El Capitan Beta 6 to developers for testing, the guys from Cupertino have recently seeded the fourth beta of OS X 10.11 to public beta testers. To be honest, this beta beta contains nothing new but bug fixes as well as stability, security and performance enhancements aimed at making Macs running this version of Apple’s desktop operating system more efficient.


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Wednesday, August 5th, 2015. 16:36

Apple Releases OS X El Capitan Beta 6 to Developers



Apple has recently seeded the sixth beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to developers for testing. The release took place just a week after the release of the previous beta and about two months after the official announcement of El Capitan at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference.


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Written by Andrey

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015. 11:12

How to Jailbreak Your Device Running iOS 8.4 Using Taig for Mac



As you already know, the Taig tool for untethered jailbreak of iOS 8.4 is now available for OS X. If you have a compatible iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, you can download Taig 1.1.0 and hack your device using this tool right now.

If you are interested in the instructions on how to jailbreak your device, you will find them below. Make sure you follow each step carefully and feel free to ask any questions related to the process of jailbreak.


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Apple Releases Third OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta to Public Testers



As you probably know, Apple on Monday seeded the fifth beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to developers for testing. Following this release, the guys from Cupertino have made the third pre-release version of their newest desktop operating system available for the members of public beta testing program. Just like El Capitan Beta 5 for developers, this one can boast of a number of stability, performance and security improvements as well as some minor changes for Safari and Spotlight.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, July 30th, 2015. 10:52

Apple Seeds Fourth OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta to Developers



Apart from seeding iOS 9 Beta 4 to testers, the guys from Cupertino have recently made the fourth pre-release build of OS X 10.11 El Capitan available for registered members of the program for developers. The release took place two weeks after the debut of the previous El Capitan beta, which contained a number of under-the-hood enhancements.


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Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015. 14:28

Apple Releases OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 Beta to Developers for Testing



As you already know, the guys from Cupertino have recently released iOS 8.4.1 beta to developers for testing. Apart from seeding a new version of the mobile operating system, Apple has also made OS X Yosemite 10.10.5 Beta 1 available for developers. To be honest, this is a surprise for me as I thought that OS X 10.10.4, released earlier this summer, will be the last build of OS X before the debut of OS X 10.11 El Capitan this fall.


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Wednesday, July 15th, 2015. 11:48

Apple Seeds OS X 10.11 El Capitan Beta 3 to Developers



Apart from making iOS 9 Beta 3 available for developers, the guys from Cupertino have recently seeded the third pre-release version of OS X 10.11 El Capitan. Just as iOS 9 beta, the latest version of Apple’s desktop operating system has been released two weeks after the release of the previous beta, which contained a number of security and stability improvements.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, July 9th, 2015. 11:51