About Sébastien Page

Sebastien is the Founder and Editor in Chief of iDB. Once a BlackBerry user, Sebastien instantly fell in love with the iPhone when it was first announced in 2007. Shortly after, he decided to start sharing his knowledge of iPhone jailbreaking and unlocking, which led to the creation of this blog. Sebastien currently owns 7 iPhones, 4 iPads, an iMac, a MacBook Air, and 2 Apple TVs. When he's not surfing the web, you can usually find Sebastien surfing the waves of Southern California, or traveling the world with his wife Tina and his daughter Chloé. You can find Sebastien on Twitter, Google+, and App.net. You can also email him at seb [at] idownloadblog.com.

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 149: The unintentional downer

by Sébastien Page on May 4, 2016

The guys discuss the apparent drought in the jailbreak community where not much is being released in Cydia these days. Sebastien then shares his lack of interest in using his jailbroken Apple TV. Finally, Cody and Sebastien discuss a handful of tweaks that they deem to be the best of the month. Also, a tip you most definitely already knows about, unlike Sebastien…

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How to login with Comcast Xfinity on unsupported Apple TV apps

by Sébastien Page on May 4, 2016

I’ve been catching up with AMC’s The Walking Dead on my iPad because AMC didn’t offer a dedicated Apple TV app until last week. As soon as the Apple TV app was made available, I tried logging in using the same Comcast Xfinity credentials I used on the iPad app, but to my surprise, Xfinity was not an option.

How could Xfinity be an option on the AMC app for iPad but not for Apple TV? Does it have anything to do with rights and what devices can be used to watch certain shows? Honestly, I have no idea, but as I complained about this issue on the latest episode of Let’s Talk iOS, a listener was quick to email me with a simple workaround. Read More

 

This week on Let’s Talk iOS: Drake vs Beyoncé, doom gloom, iPhone 7, and more

by Sébastien Page on May 3, 2016

Cody and Sebastien discuss the release of Drake’s and Beyonce’s latest albums and their partial exclusivity to Apple Music and Tidal respectively. The guys then talk about Apple’s latest quarter and the opportunity it might represent for the company when it comes to innovation. Of course, they also talk about latest iPhone 7 rumors, apps, and more.

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The top stories of the week on iDB

by Sébastien Page on May 1, 2016

Like every Sunday, we get to take a look at some of the most popular posts that were published on iDB during the week that just ended. Whether it is a news item, a new jailbreak tweak, a tutorial, or an app review, we sum it all up in one convenient place for you.

As always, if you like what you’re reading, please feel free to spread the love by sharing our posts on your favorite social network.

We’re usually hanging out a lot on Twitter and Facebook, more rarely on Google+.

Don’t forget to listen to the latest episode of our new podcast, Let’s Talk iOS:

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How to use your iPhone as a pedometer

by Sébastien Page on Apr 29, 2016

Some of you may know that I am the creator and sole member of what I call the 6,000 steps a day challenge, a self-imposed goal of walking at least 6,000 steps per day. I reached that goal every single day in 2015, and since the beginning of this year, I have actually upped this to 7,000 steps a day, a goal I reach every single day as well, no matter how busy my schedule may be, no matter what the weather is like outside, and no matter my health condition.

When I talk to people about the 6,000 steps a day challenge, a question that often comes up is how I track the amount of steps I take. Surprisingly, most people don’t know this is something newer iPhones can do straight out of the box.

iDB readers are probably aware of that feature, but for those that might not be, or those who want to share the existence of this feature with friends and family, we will go over this today as I talk about how you can use an iPhone as a pedometer. Read More

 

How to use your old iPhone as a home security camera

by Sébastien Page on Apr 27, 2016

If you have an old iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch laying around that is just collecting dust, why not put it to work by turning it into an affordable home monitoring camera? We’re not talking about a full-featured surveillance system here, but just a simple setup that can live stream anything happening in your house, and send motion alerts directly to you should it detect activity.

In this post we’ll be showing you how to convert your spare iOS device, whether it is an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, into a video monitoring camera. The best part is, it’s completely free and you should be up and running in just a few minutes. Read More

 

Let’s Talk iOS 132: Apple Watch 2, refreshed MacBook, iOS 10 wish list, and more

by Sébastien Page on Apr 26, 2016

This week on Let’s Talk iOS, Sebastien starts off the show pointing out some privacy concerns in the Instagram application. The guys the talk about Apple Watch 2 rumors, the refreshed MacBook, WWDC and an iOS 10 wish list. Finally, they discuss a couple Apple Watch accessories as well as new apps.

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This week on iDB: new MacBook, beta releases, cool apps, tips, and more

by Sébastien Page on Apr 24, 2016

Like every Sunday, we get to take a look at some of the most popular posts that were published on iDB during the week that just ended. Whether it is a news item, a new jailbreak tweak, a tutorial, or an app review, we sum it all up in one convenient place for you.

As always, if you like what you’re reading, please feel free to spread the love by sharing our posts on your favorite social network.

We’re usually hanging out a lot on Twitter and Facebook, more rarely on Google+.

Don’t forget to listen to the latest episode of our new podcast, Let’s Talk iOS:

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And of course, make sure to catch up with the new episode of Let’s Talk Jailbreak:

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Store your Apple Watch bands in style with the Tech Swiss Leather Portfolio Band Case

by Sébastien Page on Apr 23, 2016

I’ve been collecting a handful of bands since purchasing my Apple Watch about a year ago, and during that time, I’ve stored these bands on my desk, easily accessible and ready to be swapped at any time.

But as I accumulate more bands, my desk, which was never intended to store bands, is becoming kind of a mess, which is why I’ve been looking for a storage solution.

As it turns out, there isn’t many options out there, but I recently came across the Tech Swiss Leather Portfolio Apple Watch Band Case. Read More

 

How to remove location from your Instagram photos

by Sébastien Page on Apr 22, 2016

Instagram, like many other apps, lets you tag your photos with the location of where they were taken. It’s a neat feature that can leave a trail of your whereabouts, and can also be used in the photo map of your profile to have a visual representation of where all your photos have been taken.

But sometimes, having your location out there can raise privacy concerns. I personally recently realized that a large number of my Instagram photos were showing on my photo map as being sent from my house. Although I had never manually geotagged these photos, a bug (or maybe more accurately, an “oversight”) in the Instagram app had pinned all my uploaded photos to the location where I uploaded them from (mostly from my house). This bug has been fixed since August of 2015, but still, all photos uploaded until then showed up on my photo map, even though I had never geotagged them to begin with.

Long story short, I really got a scary moment when I realized that any stalker could easily figure out the location of my house just by looking at my photo map. This led me to remove a lot of photos from my photo map, and made me realize that I should probably share this tip and make sure you also do a privacy check of your Instagram uploads.

In this post, I will show you how to delete the location from individual photos you have previously geotagged. I will also show you how to remove location data from photos appearing in your photo map. Read More

 

How to attach files and documents to the Mail app on iPhone or iPad

by Sébastien Page on Apr 21, 2016

Since using my iPad in a more productive way for the past couple of weeks, a few problems I never really had to deal with before started started popping up. File management is one of them.

I’ve recently shared my workflow for downloading files from a web browser, as well as saving attachments from the Mail app on iOS, so naturally, I want to talk about attaching files and documents to an email in the Mail app on iPhone or iPad. Read More

 

Fix: Black Screen of Death after installing nitoTV on jailbroken Apple TV 4

by Sébastien Page on Apr 21, 2016

I was trying to boot up my jailbroken Apple TV a few days ago when I suddenly got hit by the Black Screen of Death. It’s something I had seen mentioned online before, but not experienced myself, so I was a little taken aback.

Conveniently enough, since I was communicating with nitoTV developer Kevin Bradley for the purpose of our podcast, I asked him if he had a quick fix for the issue, which he kindly offered. Read More

 

All Nomad products are 30% off until tonight

by Sébastien Page on Apr 20, 2016

Our friends at Nomad just let us know they are running a pretty big sale for the next 72 hours, offering 30% their entire line up of products. This, coupled with free shipping in the US, makes it feel like Christmas is eight months early this year.

For many, Nomad is synonymous of high quality products, usually serving the needs of Apple users with their simple and clever accessories. With high quality usually come higher prices, and Nomad is no exception, which is why this flash sale is even more appealing right now.

To take advantage of this special offer, visit Nomad’s website, add products to your basket, and use coupon code SPACE30 at checkout.

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Let’s Talk Jailbreak 148: Interview with nitoTV developer Kevin Bradley

by Sébastien Page on Apr 20, 2016

Today we have a slightly different show for you with a slightly different format. We actually have Kevin Bradley also known as nitoTV on the show. I sat down for a few minutes with Kevin and chatted a little bit about the recent Apple TV jailbreak and the release of nitoTV. I want to warn you that the sound quality is not that great. It’s actually pretty bad at times, but I hope you will enjoy this episode of LTJ nonetheless. And now, without further ado, Kevin Bradley.

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Let’s Talk iOS 131: Bold like a bold eagle

by Sébastien Page on Apr 19, 2016

It’s iPhone rumor season again as Cody and Sebastien discuss what may come with the new iPhone 7 later this year, including features such as Smart Connector, the disappearance of headphone jack and more. And because it’s never too soon to speculate, the guys also address a recent note from KGI about the material that may be used in next year’s iPhone. The two co-hosts then talk about rumored paid search results in the App Store, the possible MacOS rebranding, Project Titan, and more

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iDB app version 1.1 comes with new bookmarking feature, San Francisco font, and more

by Sébastien Page on Apr 18, 2016

Version 1.1 of the iDB app was just approved and is now available in the App Store, including the usual round of stability improvements and bug fixes, as well as a couple notable additions. More specifically, we have added a new bookmarking feature as well as support for the San Francisco font, something many of you were pretty vocal about. Read More

 

How to save email attachments to iPhone and iPad

by Sébastien Page on Apr 18, 2016

Downloading email attachments to your iPhone or iPad is not complicated per say, but it’s not very straightforward either. Over the course of the years, many third-party email apps have actually seen this as an opportunity and started offering easier and better ways to handle attachments. However, Apple has slowly closed the gap, and even if there is still no user-accessible file system on iOS, it is now easier than ever to save an email attachment.

Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not perfect quite yet.

In this post, we’ll show you how to save attachments from emails received via the Mail app on iPhone or iPad. Read More

 

Recap: the top stories of the week on iDB

by Sébastien Page on Apr 17, 2016

Like every Sunday, we get to take a look at some of the most popular posts that were published on iDB during the week that just ended. Whether it is a news item, a new jailbreak tweak, a tutorial, or an app review, we sum it all up in one convenient place for you.

As always, if you like what you’re reading, please feel free to spread the love by sharing our posts on your favorite social network.

We’re usually hanging out a lot on Twitter and Facebook, more rarely on Google+.

Don’t forget to listen to the latest episode of our new podcast, Let’s Talk iOS:

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And of course, make sure to catch up with the new episode of Let’s Talk Jailbreak:

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How to download files and documents to iPhone or iPad

by Sébastien Page on Apr 14, 2016

Downloading and saving files or documents to a computer is something we don’t think about. Click, click, done. It’s saved on the hard drive and ready to be accessed when needed. On iOS though, it’s a little more complicated than that. The lack of a user file system can be confusing, and something as simple as downloading a file can all the sudden become a daunting task.

How do I download a file to my iPhone? Where do I download it to? These are questions I’ve recently been asked, but also problems I have faced myself. In this post, I’ll try to share different options for downloading files to an iPhone or iPad. Read More

 

Let’s Talk iOS 130: The pulse of the world

by Sébastien Page on Apr 12, 2016

Cody is helping his mom cut the cord, and he’s telling us all about it, including a shaky setup, and the use of the SlingTV app. Meanwhile, Sebastien is trying to be more productive on his new iPad Pro, not without difficulties. The guys then talk iPhone stands, Apple Watch, and their iOS 10 wish list.

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