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SemiRestore-Lite released with support for iOS 10.2

by Joaquim Barbosa on Mar 23, 2017

iOS and jailbreak developer CoolStar announced yesterday a new version of the well-known SemiRestore tool, called SemiRestore-Lite.

Unlike the full version of the tool, SemiRestore-Lite is run directly on your jailbroken iOS device, and does not require a computer.

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How to change the default search scope in Finder

by Joaquim Barbosa on Mar 23, 2017

You may have noticed when opening a Finder window to search for a file that the default setting is to search through the entire Mac. Although this may be precisely what many people want to do, I personally tend to find myself clicking again to refine my search to the current folder.

This guide will outline the simple process to customise the default scope for Finder window searches, so that you no longer have to trawl through your full hard drive for a file which you know is in the folder you’ve already navigated to. Read More

 

How to add Continuity features to older Macs

by Joaquim Barbosa on Mar 22, 2017

Most of our readers will be familiar by now with Apple’s Continuity suite, a slew of features which were introduced with iOS 8 and OS X Yosemite. These features include Instant Hotspot, a new AirDrop, SMS/Phone calls from Mac, and Handoff. With macOS Sierra and iOS 10, they added Auto Unlock and Universal Clipboard to the group.

The catch is of course that making use of these features requires certain hardware. Therefore, Macs from before about 2010/11 appear not to support some or all of the new functionality. However, it turns out there is a way to enable Continuity on your older hardware. In this guide we’ll go through how to do it. Read More

 

Home Depot 32-bit jailbreak update released

by Joaquim Barbosa on Mar 21, 2017

Today saw the release of an updated version of jk9357’s 32-bit jailbreak tool for iOS 9. The jailbreak, which is named Home Depot, was first released several weeks ago with support for a smattering of devices on various firmwares, and we wrote a piece about its launch at the time.

The updated version is labelled Release Candidate 1, indicating its increasing compatibility and proximity to a final iteration.

Update: RC 1 had an issue that would cause Cydia to fail to install. All users please download RC 2 instead.

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How to show basic system information on your Mac login screen

by Joaquim Barbosa on Mar 21, 2017

If you’re one of those who love to tweak every little facet of their Mac experience, then this guide is for you. It brings several system information items such as computer name, your current IP address, and your macOS version right to your login screen where they can be easily referenced.

For this modification, all we will need is the Terminal application and a few minutes, so let’s get started! Read More

 

How to show the expanded Save dialog by default on Mac

by Joaquim Barbosa on Mar 18, 2017

By default, the behaviour of macOS upon saving a file is to open a simple dialog window, with only a single drop-down menu showing possible save locations. These locations can vary based on the program settings, your most-used save location, or your last-used save location.

Although this is fine for quickly saving documents to common folders such as Documents or Downloads, it is cumbersome to use the drop-down menu when saving regularly to multiple hard drives and previously unused nested folders. Luckily, there is a way to always show a full file browser in the save dialog for more granular control. Read More

 

Nintendo Switch vulnerable to iOS 9.3 WebKit exploit

by Joaquim Barbosa on Mar 13, 2017

A little over a week after the release of Nintendo’s new console, the Switch, reputed iOS hacker Luca Todesco has posted an image of an adapted version of his WebKit exploit running on the device.

As explained in a detailed proof-of-concept created by LiveOverflow, It seems that the Switch shipped with a somewhat antiquated browser, one whose version of WebKit was still vulnerable to the same exploit utilised by Todesco’s browser-based jailbreak for iOS 9.3.x.

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Saurik updates Cydia Impactor, releases Cydia Extender

by Joaquim Barbosa on Mar 11, 2017

Today, Cydia creator Jay Freeman (Saurik) released an update to his tool Cydia Impactor, which allows the signing and installing of .ipa files to iOS devices.

With it comes a new tool called Cydia Extender, which allows installing and re-signing of .ipa files on-device. However, don’t get too excited by this news; it is not the solution to the 7-day signing problem that many have been waiting for.

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iOS 9.3.5 downgrade tool for 32-bit devices coming soon

by Joaquim Barbosa on Mar 8, 2017

As some of you may have seen from my tweet yesterday, there is some exciting news afoot for owners of 32-bit devices on iOS 9.

A group of developers including alitek12, ee_csw and Trevor Schmitt have stated that they are working on a downgrade solution which will allow users of legacy devices to escape from iOS 9.3.5 and return to a jailbreakable iOS 9 firmware.

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How to jailbreak your Apple TV 4 with liberTV

by Joaquim Barbosa on Mar 3, 2017

As reported by iDB, a jailbreak for the Apple TV 4 and tvOS 9.1-10.1 was recently released by Jonathan Levin. If you’re interested in the ins and outs of his new tool, check out our article on the subject for more information.

In this guide we will focus instead on how to install the liberTV application to your Apple TV, and how to use it to jailbreak.

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