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.

JailbreakCon 2014 mini talks now live on YouTube

by Sébastien Page on Apr 17, 2014

This year’s edition of JailbreakCon saw the introduction of mini talks, short presentations by various actors of the jailbreak community on different topics. Talks were between 5 and 20 minutes and were the occasion for speakers to share some of their knowledge with the audience, without necessarily taking up a whole lot of time.

I was actually one of the mini talk speakers. I actually believe that I went way over the 15 minutes I was allotted. Check inside for all videos of all the mini talks… Read More

 

Fantastical 2 for iPad giveaway

by Sébastien Page on Apr 17, 2014

When someone asks me what the best calendar app is, I usually don’t think twice about recommending Fantastical 2. It’s simple, elegant, and very easy to use, making it the de facto choice for me.

Up until a couple of weeks ago, Fantastical 2 was only available on iPhone, but after several years, the fine folks at Flexibits have finally graced us with Fantastical 2 for iPad, which we reviewed and loved when it first came out.

If you haven’t already pulled the trigger on this app, then you’re in luck, because we’ve joined forces with Flexibits to offer you a chance to win one of ten promo codes for Fantastical 2 for iPadRead More

 

The winner of our iPad mini giveaway is…

by Sébastien Page on Apr 16, 2014

We did it again! Thanks to the support of the guys behind Fairway Solitaire Blast, we managed to put together one of our awesome giveaways that is going to reward an iDB reader with an iPad mini with Retina display.

Before we announce the winner, I want to thank the Fairway Solitaire Blast for making this giveaway possible, and also all of you who took the time to enter for a chance to win.

Now without further ado, let’s announce the winner… Read More

 

JailbreakCon will be live streamed today

by Sébastien Page on Apr 13, 2014

This is day two of JailbreakCon 2014. Yesterday was focused on small workshops and short talks by a variety of speakers, including yours truly. Today, the whole day will be focused on talks by some of the biggest names in the jailbreak community, such as Ryan Petrich, pod2g and Saurik.

If you couldn’t make it to San Francisco, you’ll be happy to learn that today’s event will be livestreamed so you won’t miss one bit of it all… Read More

 

This week on iDB: iPhone 6 noise

by Sébastien Page on Apr 13, 2014

Like every Sunday, we bring you the stories that were the most popular on iDB during this past week. Whether it is a news piece, an editorial, a tutorial, a new jailbreak tweak, or an accessory review, we sum it all up in one convenient place.

If you like what you’re reading, please make sure 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:

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

We’re social! Find iDB on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, App.net, YouTube, and in your RSS reader. Also make sure to subscribe to our new podcast!

 

pushNotify is available on Cydia: forward push notifications to your Mac

by Sébastien Page on Apr 10, 2014

pushNotify, a tweak that lets you forward your iOS push notifications to your Mac, is now available on Cydia. Jeff took the tweak for a spin a couple days ago, which you can see in action in the video above.

pushNotify is available in the BigBoss repo for $0.99. It also requires a companion app for your Mac that you can download for free from here.

Is that something you’d use? If you haven’t already tried it, please make sure to tell us what you think.

If you’re on the fence about getting this tweak, have a look at Jeff’s full review of pushNotify.

 

The iOS app bundle: 12 great apps for a great price

by Sébastien Page on Apr 9, 2014

The folks at StackSocial have partnered with several app developers to bring you a pretty neat app bundle, including 12 great applications discounted from 50 to 80% off.

And we’re not talking about some obscure apps either. We’re talking top quality apps, including some popular names such as TextExpander, Calendars 5, FX Photo Studio, and more… Read More

 

Giveaway: download this free app and enter for a chance to win an iPad mini

by Sébastien Page on Apr 8, 2014

It had been a while since we’d been running one of our notorious awesome giveaways. But today, thanks to the folks at Fairway Solitaire, we’re back at it, with a really cool prize for one lucky winner: an iPad mini with Retina display.

Yup, you read that right. One of you lucky cats will be able to snatch a 16GB iPad mini with Retina display in the color of your choice. Best of all, you won’t even have to go to the Apple Store to pick it up, as we’ll be shipping it directly to you.

Read on for the details… Read More

 

This week on iDB: mark your calendars!

by Sébastien Page on Apr 6, 2014

Like every Sunday, we bring you the stories that were the most popular on iDB during this past week. Whether it is a news piece, an editorial, a tutorial, a new jailbreak tweak, or an accessory review, we sum it all up in one convenient place.

If you like what you’re reading, please make sure 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:

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

We’re social! Find iDB on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, App.net, YouTube, and in your RSS reader. Also make sure to subscribe to our new podcast!

 

Shapematic turns your iPhone into a 3D scanner

by Sébastien Page on Apr 2, 2014

Shapematic is a new app that just launched in the App Store, and that aims to turn your iPhone into a 3D scanner. Simply snap a few pictures under different angles of the object you want to scan, and let the app work its software magic. The result will be a three-dimensional reconstruction of the object. The app also includes a feature that lets you edit your 3D photos to remove little flaws that might have showed up in the process.

The 3D models created are printing ready, and you can request a 3D print directly from the application to get the three-dimensional model shipped to you.

Download Shapematic in the App Store for $0.99.

 

Auxo 2 is now available in Cydia

by Sébastien Page on Apr 2, 2014

The long-awaited update to the hugely popular Auxo has just been released in Cydia. Designed by Sentry and developed by Qusic, Auxo 2 is poised to become one of these tweaks that will go down in history.

But don’t just take our word for it. Go get it in Cydia now. It’s available for $1.99 for those of you who owned the previous version. If you’re new to Auxo, it will cost you $3.99… Read More

 

Fantastical 2 for iPad: the best calendar app is now available on iPad

by Sébastien Page on Apr 2, 2014

I’d probably be wasting my time if I spent more than a few words introducing Fantastical, an app that most of us here at iDB use on a daily basis, and which we recently ranked as one of the best calendar apps for iPhone. And it’s not just us!

Up until today, you could only use Fantastical on your Mac or your iPhone, but things are changing as Flexibits just released Fantastical 2 for iPad, now available in the App StoreRead More

 

Apple launches TD-LTE capable iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display in China

by Sébastien Page on Mar 31, 2014

Do you remember these two new iPad models that were discovered following the recent release of iOS 7.1? At the time, we speculated that these were likely releases for future versions of the iPad in China – and we were right.

Apple just announced the launch of TD-LTE iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display models, bringing high-speed performances to its customers in China… Read More

 

This week on iDB: the Office

by Sébastien Page on Mar 30, 2014

Like every Sunday, we bring you the stories that were the most popular on iDB during this past week. Whether it is a news piece, an editorial, a tutorial, a new jailbreak tweak, or an accessory review, we sum it all up in one convenient place.

If you like what you’re reading, please make sure 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:

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

We’re social! Find iDB on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, App.net, YouTube, and in your RSS reader. Also make sure to subscribe to our new podcast!

 

How to delete apps from iPhone or iPad

by Sébastien Page on Mar 26, 2014

I know what you’re thinking. We all know how to delete an app from iPhone. Simply tap and hold your finger on an app icon until it starts wiggling, then tap the small x mark to delete it for good. That is one method to do it. But there is another way, which arguably can be quicker, depending on what your intentions are.

I routinely go through the folders and pages of my iPhone to delete apps that I don’t use at all, or simply apps that I don’t intend to use in the foreseeable future. I’m kind of a neat freak like this. My motto is “if you don’t use it, delete it.” I typically go through each folder and page of apps and tap on the x mark, then confirm that I do want to delete the app.

I recently stumbled upon a way to have a quick look at all the apps installed on your device, allowing you to delete undesired apps faster.

Before we go any further, let’s get one thing straight. If you just need to delete one app, then the usual way is still the best way to go. However, if like me you like to go through a massive cleaning spree from time to time, then read on… Read More

 

Show support for the evad3rs with the official evasi0n skin

by Sébastien Page on Mar 24, 2014

With JailbreakCon right around the corner, it might be time for you to spice up your iPhone or iPad, not only to show support to the jailbreak community, but also to the people who brought to you evasi0n7, the jailbreak for iOS 7.

With that in mind, the fine folks at iCarbons have partnered with the evad3rs to bring you the official evasi0n skins for iPhone and iPad. Created with their legendary care and precision, these high quality vinyl skins are sure to make it clear you’re on Team Jailbreak’s side… Read More

 

How to get turn by turn directions on Pebble watch

by Sébastien Page on Mar 23, 2014

I was very reluctant to get a Pebble but I have to admit that finally purchasing one a couple months or so ago is probably the best decision I’ve made in a while. If you listen to Let’s Talk iOS or Let’s Talk Jailbreak, then you probably already know that I am now a complete Pebble convert. Well, that is at least until Apple comes up with its own wearable, because as it is, the Pebble is extremely limited with what you can do.

Getting directions on your Pebble for example is something that I was anticipating before buying the smartwatch, but as it turned out, the alternatives that are available in the App Store are so bad, that I couldn’t believe someone hadn’t figured out how to get turn by turn directions on the Pebble the right way. Then I had a breakthrough… Read More

 

This week on iDB: everything you don’t know about the Music app, and more…

by Sébastien Page on Mar 23, 2014

Like every Sunday, we bring you the stories that were the most popular on iDB during this past week. Whether it is a news piece, an editorial, a tutorial, a new jailbreak tweak, or an accessory review, we sum it all up in one convenient place.

If you like what you’re reading, please make sure 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:

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

We’re social! Find iDB on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, App.net, YouTube, and in your RSS reader. Also make sure to subscribe to our new podcast!

 

How to export iPhone contacts

by Sébastien Page on Mar 22, 2014

Earlier this week, I wrote a tutorial showing different ways to export Mac contacts. Admittedly, the process is much simpler on a Mac than it is on the iPhone, mainly because there is no way to export iPhone contacts directly from the device without the use of a third party application.

In this post we will learn a basic trick about how to share one contact card with someone. We’ll also go a little deeper and learn how to export iPhone contacts to a .vcf file, and we’ll also look into exporting your iPhone contacts to an Excel file (.csv)… Read More

 

How to export Mac contacts

by Sébastien Page on Mar 20, 2014

Whether you want to share a contact card with someone or backup all your Mac contacts to your computer, there is an easy way to go at it. It’s actually much easier to do that on your Mac than it is on your iPhone, as you’ll be able to tell.

In this post, we will show you various ways to not only share a contact card with someone, but we’ll also learn how to export your contacts directly to your Mac, so you can use them as a backup or simply to share them with someone… Read More

 
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