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.

The top stories of the week on iDB

by Sébastien Page on Jan 15, 2017

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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Let’s Talk iOS 169: 10-year iPhone anniversary special

by Sébastien Page on Jan 10, 2017

As the iPhone turns 10, Cody and Sebastien reminisce about when they got their first original iPhone, and what this device has meant for the tech industry, and for people in general. After looking back at the past, the guys look forward to the future with some interesting rumored features for the next iPhone.

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The top stories of the week on iDB

by Sébastien Page on Jan 8, 2017

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:

Subscribe on iTunes

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

Want to support iDB? Visit our Deals Store and buy something from us. Read More

 

How to add Live Photos to your Instagram stories

by Sébastien Page on Jan 6, 2017

In a new update released to its users this week, Instagram has added the option to upload Live Photos shot on iPhone and turn them into Boomerangs, all this from within the app itself. The only limitation at present time is that Live Photos can only be used in your stories (not in your main Instagram feed), although this may change in the future.

In this post, I will show you how to turn your Live Photos into Boomerangs in your Instagram stories. Read More

 

Let’s Talk Jailbreak 157: All about the iOS 10 jailbreak and Prometheus

by Sébastien Page on Jan 4, 2017

A lot has happened in the jailbreak community since the last episode, and this month, we have a special co-host as iDB’s latest recruit Joaquim Barbosa joins Sebastien to discuss the new iOS 10 jailbreak that was recently released, the Cydia beta that goes with it, and a new downgrade/upgrade tool called Prometheus. This episode goes pretty deep in the nitty gritty details of each tool.

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Let’s Talk iOS 168: What we want to see from Apple in 2017

by Sébastien Page on Jan 3, 2017

The beginning of a new year is the best time to look forward and plan for the months to come. In this special episode of Let’s Talk iOS, Cody and Sebastien share what they want to see from Apple in 2017. From hardware, to software, to services, the guys go over several categories they hope to see improved this year. Happy new year!

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The top stories of the week on iDB

by Sébastien Page on Jan 1, 2017

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:

Subscribe on iTunes

Want to support iDB? Visit our Deals Store and buy something from us. Read More

 

Let’s Talk iOS 167: The best and worst of Apple in 2016

by Sébastien Page on Dec 27, 2016

As the year draws to an end, Cody and Sebastien go back over what they think was the best and worst of Apple in 2016. From specific products to broader features, the guys cover a wide array of topics. They agree to disagree on some of them too.

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How to use Plain Text by default in TextEdit

by Sébastien Page on Dec 26, 2016

The default file format for new documents created in TextEdit on Mac is .rtf, which stands for Rich Text Format, a format, which as its name suggests, allows you to fancy up documents with basic formatting options such as bold, underline, etc…

As someone who prefers the simplicity of plain text files for various reasons, I always make sure to change the default format of new documents created in TextEdit. For those of you who like me prefer Plain Text over Rich Text Format, I will show you how to permanently set this as the default in TextEdit. Read More

 

How to remove the green dot that sometimes shows on your iPhone photos

by Sébastien Page on Dec 26, 2016

Have you ever shot a photo of a beautiful sunset and later realized there was a green dot in the middle of it, ruining it all?

This is an all-too-common problem for iPhone users that you’ve probably experienced before. Despite what some may believe, the apparition of a green spot in your photos isn’t an indication of something wrong with your phone.

In this post, I will explain what the green dot is, how you can prevent it from appearing to begin with, and how to remove that green dot from your existing photos. Read More

 

iOS 10 jailbreak, AirPods, and other top stories of the week

by Sébastien Page on Dec 25, 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:

Subscribe on iTunes

Want to support iDB? Visit our Deals Store and buy something from us. Read More

 

24 hours with AirPods: the good and the not so good

by Sébastien Page on Dec 21, 2016

I finally received my AirPods yesterday, and after doing a quick unboxing and first impressions video, I took them out in the wild and put them to the test during my daily 2-3 mile walk. What follows are some random observations about this new product, ranging from overall design, feel, performance, and more. You will see that while I’m very satisfied with the AirPods overall, it’s not quite perfect yet. Read More

 

Let’s Talk iOS 166: Super Mario Bum

by Sébastien Page on Dec 20, 2016

It couldn’t possibly be an episode of Let’s Talk iOS without mentioning the release of Super Mario Run, and what Cody and Sebastien think of the game after spending a little time with it. Other topics discussed include battery life on the new MacBook Pro, Apple’s removal of the estimated time of battery remaining and the fact that the company didn’t do anything in macOS 10.12.2 to address battery concerns. The guys also talk about the release of the AirPods, and the delay of the BeatsX. Finally, Cody share a new app he’s discovered.

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How to stop your Mac from inserting a period when you double-press the Space bar

by Sébastien Page on Dec 19, 2016

Just like you can easily insert a period when you double-press the Space bar on your iPhone or iPad, this feature has now made its way to macOS Sierra. It seems to be disabled by default if you’re upgrading a Mac to macOS Sierra, but it was definitely enabled by default on my brand new MacBook Pro.

While I find the feature helpful on iOS, it actually gets in the way of my typing habits on my Mac. For that reason, I have chosen to stop my Mac from adding a period at the press of a double-space. Read More

 

AirPods, Super Mario Run, and other top stories of the week on iDB

by Sébastien Page on Dec 18, 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:

Subscribe on iTunes

Want to support iDB? Visit our Deals Store and buy something from us. Read More

 

How to customize the Touch Bar

by Sébastien Page on Dec 15, 2016

You don’t know how useful the Touch Bar can be until you start using it. Even then, it might seem a little gimmicky at first, especially because the apps you use might display shortcuts that you typically wouldn’t use.

An understated feature of the Touch Bar is its ability to be customized to your liking, making sure that the main shortcuts or actions you use on a regular basis are front and center.

In this post, I will walk you through how to customize the Touch Bar to make it work for you. Read More

 

New Apple Support app lets you explore personalized support options in a straightforward way

by Sébastien Page on Dec 13, 2016

After soft-launching a dedicated Apple Support app in the Netherlands last month, Apple is currently rolling out this application to more countries, including the United States, where it is now available for download. Read More

 

How to change the behavior of the Home button on your Apple TV remote

by Sébastien Page on Dec 13, 2016

Starting with the release of tvOS 10.1 and the launch of the new TV app for Apple TV, the behavior of the Home button (the one looking like a TV icon) has changed. Prior to this update, pressing the Home button would take you back to the main Home screen. But after the tvOS 10.1 update, pressing the Home button takes you to the new TV app.

This can bring some confusion or downright frustration, especially if you’re not planning on using the new TV app. Fortunately, as someone pointed out to me, there is an easy way to remap the Home button so it takes you to the main screen again instead of launching the TV app. Read More

 

Holiday Mac bundle: choose 10 apps for only $19.99

by Sébastien Page on Dec 13, 2016

Here is an offer you can’t refuse this holiday season. The folks at Bundle Hunt have put together their last deal of the year: the Holiday Mac Bundle, where you can pick any 10 out of 54 premium apps for $19.99 only. And you’d better hurry to check it out because this deal is ending soon!

The concept is pretty simple. Go over to Bundle Hunt’s website and browse through the list of 54 top-rated apps they have as part of the deal. Mix and match 10 of them, and pay one single price of $19.99 for all of them. Read More

 

Let’s Talk iOS 165: That’s when you start asking questions

by Sébastien Page on Dec 13, 2016

After spending a week with the new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar, Sebastien shares some of his thoughts about the machine. The guys then discuss the ongoing AirPods delays, the growing Apple services category, and the death of the Pebble.

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Support Let’s Talk iOS: Go to Harrys.com right now and redeem a special offer for fans of the show. Harry’s will give you $5 off your with promo code IOS. Free shipping available for the next few days too, so hurry! Read More

 
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