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Cydia Update 1.1.14 released with bug fixes





Saurik has just released an update to Cydia that brings us one step closer to a stable jailbreak.

Cydia 1.1.14 no longer causes your device to lock up while booting on iOS 8 when you use a passcode. If you have installed unsupported modifications you may want to restore and jailbreak again, as those modifications are not supported.


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Apple CEO Tim Cook Is 'Proud to Be Gay'



In a letter written for Bloomberg Businessweek, Tim Cook declared his support for human equality and for the first time publicly admitted that he's gay. I must say, this was quite a surprising step as earlier Apple CEO was keeping his personal life away from public. According to the letter, Cook decided to tell about his sexuality to "bring comfort to anyone who feels alone" as well as to "inspire people to insist on their equality."


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Thursday, October 30th, 2014. 23:34

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iOS 8 Adoption Rate Reaches 52% Five Weeks After Release



Several days ago, I told you about OS X Yosemite adoption rate, which at that time was 12.8%. Today I'd like to talk about Apple's iOS 8 and its adoption rate.

According to the latest figures published on Apple's App Store support page for developers, five weeks after the release, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system is installed on 52% of devices. And this is an impressive result, I must admit.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, October 30th, 2014. 0:53

Apple Pay Now Boasts of More Than 1 Million Users in the USA



According to what Tim Cook said during the WSJ.D conference in Laguna Beach, California, more than one million users activated their credit or debit cards in the first 72 hours of Apple Pay availability in the USA. Cook also said that he used the recently-launched mobile payments system himself and that he was surprised to find out how easy it was to set everything up and to utilize the service in the store. Apple CEO claimed that the new system is "easy, secure, and private". And looks like he is right.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014. 0:26

OS X Yosemite Adoption Rate Reaches 12.8% in First Six Days After Release



According to the latest report from Chitika, OS X Yosemite adoption rate is a bit higher than the adoption rate of OS X Mavericks last year. After six days of being available for public, the latest version of Apple's operating system for Macs was installed on 12.8% of computers in North America. In case you don't know, last year the adoption rate of OS X Mavericks was 12.4%.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, October 27th, 2014. 22:55

Top 10 Stories of the Week



The week has come to an end, so looks like I have to tell you about the most interesting posts of the last seven days. Let’s not waste time and talk about these articles right now.


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iPad Air 2 Teardown by iFixit [Video]



iFixit team has recently performed a teardown of the new full-size iPad Air 2. This teardown showed that Apple’s next-generation tablet indeed boasts of a faster processor, 2GB of RAM and a number of other improvements. However, according to what the experts say, the new device has become less repairable; that is why the iPad Air 2 Repairability Score is only 2 out of 10.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014. 12:59

Apple Pay Glitch Makes Bank of America Customers Pay Twice for Goods They Purchase



As you probably know, Apple has recently launched its long-anticipated payments service Apple Pay. According to the latest reports from reliable sources, there is a glitch in one of the networks that work with Apple’s new system, which makes the Bank of America customers pay twice for each product they purchase. The good news is that both Bank of America and Apple are aware of the problem and currently working on the solution. All the money the customers have lost so far will be soon refunded.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014. 2:34

Pangu released Untethered Jailbreak for iOS 8 - iOS 8.1



The team behind the Pangu untethered jailbreak of iOS 7.1-7.1.2 has released a Pangu8 untethered jailbreak for iOS 8 - 8.1.

Currently a jailbreak utility is only available for Windows and at this time Cydia and Mobile Substrate are not working.

Here's the translated details via reddit user zsm1703:


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Apple releases iOS 8.1. What's new?



Just as Apple announced at its iPad & Mac event last Thursday, iOS 8.1 is now publicly available with new features including Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library, and additional Continuity features. Apple Pay is available for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users for making payments for purchases with the new iPhone rather than a physical credit card in supported retail stores and apps; iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 users will be able to use Apple Pay within supported apps as well. In addition to iOS 8.1, Apple also released version 7.0.1 for third-generation Apple TV boxes.


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Apple officially announces iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3



 

Today Apple officially announced two new tablets - iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3.

iPad Air 2, teblet with 9.7" Retina 2048 x 1536 pixels display, is now 18 percent thinner than the first iPad Air (6.1 mm vs 7.5 mm), has brand new A8X processor that is 40 percent faster. iPad Air 2 is also lighter 437g vs 469g for Wifi model. It's also got a brand new camera out back: an 8MP iSight camera (f/2.4 aperture) that does 1080p video, burstmode, panorama shots, and auto HDR (that takes up a bit less space). iPad Air has Touch ID, the Home button-based security system that enables login via fingerprint. With Touch ID, iPad Air 2 also has Apple Pay, albeit enabled for online purchases only. Front-facing camera is also getting improved, and it's now known as the "Facetime HD" camera.


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How to live stream Apple’s Oct. 16 iPad/Mac event on Windows



Need to stream Apple’s live event on a Windows machine? Like last time, Apple’s iPad/Mac Oct. 16 press event won’t be streaming on Windows and this time around requires Safari on a Mac, iOS device or an Apple TV. That means that Windows users will have to figure how to get the stream going using the workaround we posted last time.

You’ll need to download VLC player and check back here tomorrow for the final streaming link to complete the instructions:


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Thursday, October 16th, 2014. 18:27

Apple TV channel for today’s iPad and iMac event live stream is now available



Apple previously announced that it would be live streaming Thursday’s iPad and Mac event, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that the company is pushing out an Apple TV channel to stream the video. It is a bit surprising, however, that the channel is already available at midnight Pacific time. It’s usually much later in the day that it appears.


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Thursday, October 16th, 2014. 18:23

App Launching Speed Test: Apple iPhone 6 vs Samsung Galaxy S5 and HTC One M8 [Video]



How fast is iPhone 6 compared to other popular smartphones? PhoneBuff performed a serious of real tests.

Each phone was raced through a series of apps including the camera, photos, web browser, Dictionary.com, Photoshop Touch, Google Earth, Temple Run 2, Fifa 14, Smash Hit, and Angry Birds. The series of apps was then opened for a second time to test the multi-tasking abilities of each device.

Take a look at the results in the video below:




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Apple to Release iOS 8.1 With Support of Apple Pay on October 20th?



It appears that aside from the financial results in the fourth fiscal quarter, on October 20th, Apple is planning to release iOS 8.1 and launch its long-awaited payments service called Apple Pay. This is what Bank Innovation writes. Another thing, which indicates that the next-gen mobile operating system will indeed come less than in three weeks, is the fact that it has been recently seeded to developers for testing.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014. 12:42