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iOS hacker shows off iOS 9.3.2 JailbreakMe-inspired jailbreak, but a release is unlikely

Luca Todesco, better known around iOS hacking circles as qwertyoruiop, has released a video showcasing an iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak. The jailbreak, which is performed on a sixth-generation iPod touch, is performed in a style that’s similar to Comex’s famous JailbreakMe release for iOS 4.3.3 and below.

While it’s highly unlikely that this jailbreak release will ever see the light of day, the video is fairly convincing, and Todesco is a well-known hacker who has the credentials that lend to the video’s validity. more…


Filed under: Jailbreak Tagged: Hacks, jailbreak, JailbreakMe, qwertyoruiop, video

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Jeff Benjamin

May 29th

Apple

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Report: Apple considered buying Time Warner last year, will ramp spending on original TV content

The Financial Times is reporting that Apple considered a buyout of Time Warner late last year, with Apple executive Eddy Cue raising the idea at a meeting with Time Warner’s head of corporate strategy, Olaf Olafsson. The idea of bid was very much tentative and did not enter serious negotiations involving Tim Cook, according to the report. However, Apple is still interested in acquiring media company talent and sources indicate the company is ramping spending on original content: “several hundred million dollars a year”.

Apple has long been rumored to want to launch a skinny cable subscription service for internet television, in concert with its Apple TV set top box. At Startup Fest earlier in the week, Tim Cook said he wants Apple to be a catalyst in the entertainment business.

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Filed under: AAPL Company, iOS, iOS Devices, Tech Industry Tagged: app, exclusive content, iOS, Media, original content, TV, video

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Benjamin Mayo

May 26th

Apple

Mac

GhostCodes makes it easy to discover new Snapchat users [Video]

Snapchat is insanely popular with the younger demographic, and it flourishes in areas like schools, where there is a community of individuals using the app who see each other face to face.

One of Snapchat’s greatest weaknesses, though, is that it lacks good discovery tools built inside the app. It’s why I believe that its growth, although impressive, has been bridled in some instances. It’s why an app like GhostCodes can provide a valuable bridge to user discovery on the platform. more…


Filed under: Apps Tagged: App Store app, discovery, Snapchat, social media, video

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Jeff Benjamin

May 24th

Apple

Mac

Review: Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7NC, a notable step up in build quality and audio fidelity

If you read our review of the ATH-M50x closed-back headphones, I made it pretty clear that I was a fan of what Audio-Technica was offering. The ATH-M50x’s are well-known for giving Beats By Dre headphones a run for their money, and at a much more affordable price.

I also had the opportunity to go hands-on with one of Audio-Technica’s newest offerings, the ATH-MSR7NC. These noise-cancelling cans differ in many ways from the company’s mainstream offering, and at more than double the price of the M50x’s, venture into more premium territory. Should you consider them? more…


Filed under: Reviews Tagged: active noise cancellation, audio-technica, Audio-Technica MSR7NC, headphones, iPhone accessories, review, video

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Jeff Benjamin

May 23rd

Apple

Mac

10 reasons to seriously consider the 2016 Retina MacBook

Yesterday, I bought a 12″ MacBook, and after playing with it for 10 minutes, I immediately knew that I made the right decision. 24 hours later, I’m convinced that this is the best laptop for me, and a much better portable workhorse than something like a 12.9″ iPad Pro. Here are 10 reasons why you should consider going with a MacBook if you’re in the market for something powerful, yet portable. more…


Filed under: Mac Tagged: 12" MacBook, Mac, Mac OS X, MacBook, Opinion, OS X, Retina Display, video

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Jeff Benjamin

May 21st

Apple

Mac

How-To: Launch apps on Mac using a simple trackpad gesture [Video]

OS X features several handy native trackpad gestures aimed at controlling your Mac, but wouldn’t it be nice to be able to launch or open your favorite app with a simple trackpad gesture? In this post, we’ll show you how to easily wield BetterTouchTool in order to do just that. more…


Filed under: How-To, Mac Tagged: BetterTouchTool, how to, Mac, OS X Tips, video

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Jeff Benjamin

May 17th

Apple

How to

Mac

How-To: Create a video record of a fun activity in the laziest possible way

I like to think I’m pretty handy with a camera, but am definitely an amateur when it comes to video. Unlike some of the talented videographers we have here on the team, my idea of video editing is to throw a bunch of clips into iMovie, add cross-dissolves between them, drop in a music track and call it good.

But even that level of video editing can be surprisingly time-consuming, which creates something of a dilemma. I enjoy having a video record of things like fun bike rides, but don’t want to spend hours creating them. So for a group ride at the weekend, I tried a different approach that took hardly any time and seemed to work surprisingly well …

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Filed under: How-To Tagged: Cycling, how to, IMovie, iMovie tutorial, timelapse, Timelapse video, video

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Ben Lovejoy

May 12th

Apple

How to

Mac

How-To: Automatically show the desktop bar by using Hot Corners to invoke Mission Control [Video]

When you invoke Mission Control on OS X El Capitan using the typical gesture on your Mac’s trackpad or via a keyboard shortcut, you’ve probably noticed that the desktop bar at the top of the interface appears minimized. Although this yields additional real estate for the app windows below the desktop bar, it means that you no longer get to see the handy thumbnails that represent each desktop without moving your mouse to the desktop bar area.

There are some workarounds to defeating this OS X El Capitan change, including an open source utility called Force Full Desktop Bar. But for those of you who don’t wish to go through the trouble of installing a separate utility, which also requires you to disable El Capitan’s System Integrity Protection, try this handy Hot Corner shortcut instead. more…


Filed under: How-To, Mac Tagged: el capitan, how to, Mac, Mission Control, OS X, os x el capitan, OS X Tips, tutorial, video

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Jeff Benjamin

May 11th

Apple

How to

Mac

The state of jailbreaking for May 2016 + 5 jailbreak tweaks you should know about [Video]

Is jailbreaking dead? No. A quick search on Twitter or on Reddit, and it’s obvious that the passion for jailbreaking continues to ebb and flow throughout the community. Jailbreaking isn’t dead as some may think, but no one can discount the fact that it’s entered a sustained lull. more…


Filed under: Jailbreak Tagged: IOS jailbreaking, jailbreak tweak, sideloading, video

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Jeff Benjamin

May 10th

Apple

Mac

How-To: Group Mission Control windows by application on OS X [Video]

Mission Control is a tool that I use every day on my Mac to quickly locate open app windows. In my opinion, though, finding a specific window in the Mission Control view can be a challenge if you have many app windows open at once.

The good news is that it’s easy to group like applications while using Mission Control. More importantly, enabling grouping places the relevant app icon near groups and single windows. Having an app icon displayed makes it even easier to identify a particular app window while using Mission Control. more…


Filed under: How-To, Mac Tagged: how to, Mac, Mac OS X, Mission Control, OS X, OS X Tips, video

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Jeff Benjamin

May 10th

Apple

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