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.

30 new and updated jailbreak tweaks to check out before the holidays

by Sébastien Page on Dec 21, 2014

Ho ho ho! We’re just days away from Christmas now, and it looks like Santa Claus already stopped by and dropped a bunch of gifts in the form of tweaks. Alright, I’ll admit this is a terrible intro but I needed to tie it in with Christmas somehow.

This past week was again quite a fruitful one in terms of jailbreak tweak releases as we count no less than 28 new tweaks. That’s at least what I have found out, but as I said before, this list is by no means a comprehensive one, as I’m sure a few tweaks here and there might have gone unnoticed. If that’s the case, make sure to share what tweak I forgot in the comment section. Read More

 

This week on iDB: a gift for everyone

by Sébastien Page on Dec 21, 2014

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? Download our Yosemite Interactive User Guide in the iBooks Store. Read More

 

iDB holiday gift guide: Sébastien’s picks

by Sébastien Page on Dec 20, 2014

My least favorite thing about Christmas is finding gifts for others. I’m usually completely uncreative when it comes to gift ideas, which is why those gift guides are helpful to me. During the last few days, my colleagues at iDB have shared their gift ideas, and today is my turn. Of course, this is really tech oriented, because you know, we’re tech heads. There is something for every budget, from big spenders to affordable stocking stuffers, I hope you’ll find something to your liking here. Read More

 

Nest Notification Center widget Thermos gets a warm update

by Sébastien Page on Dec 19, 2014

A couple weeks ago, I told you about Thermos, a widget for Notification Center on Mac that lets you adjust the temperature of your Nest thermostat. At the time, I was quite impressed with the widget, despite the fact that I felt it was a bit limited and contained a minor bug. This is now a thing of the past as Thermos was just updated with new features, and a fix for the pesky bug. Read More

 

Glimpse lets you check your favorite webpages from Notification Center

by Sébastien Page on Dec 18, 2014

Glimpse is a new app that lets you pin one or more favorite webpages to the Today tab of Notification Center, allowing to have a quick glance at your most visited websites, without having to launch Safari. The Notification Center extension is particularly handy to check news-focused websites where information is often time sensitive, and where a quick look is usually enough to get an idea of what is going on, without necessarily unlocking the device and opening up the full web browser. Read More

 

Cydia alternative iMods get demoed on video

by Sébastien Page on Dec 17, 2014

In the six years that I’ve been part of the jailbreak community, I can count on the fingers of one hand how many so-called “Cydia alternatives” have come to fruition. The result is pretty simple. Zero. None. Well, there was RockYourPhone at one time, which was later purchased by saurikIT, but besides that, none of the several attempts ever made their way to the public. Who knows, maybe iMods will be the first. Read More

 

App Santa is back with big discounts on great apps

by Sébastien Page on Dec 16, 2014

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, App Santa will still bring you great deals on award winning apps by independent developers. Available now through December 26th, App Santa is offering up to 60% on many must-have applications for both iOS and Mac. It’s like Christmas before Christmas. Enjoy! Read More

 

T-Mobile unveils Data Stash, your unused data now automatically rolls over

by Sébastien Page on Dec 16, 2014

In its latest Un-carrier move, T-Mobile unveiled today Data Stash, a program in which all unused data automatically rolls over to the next month, for up to a year. The unused data, which is then put in the virtual Data Stash, can be used anytime during that year. To top it all off, the company is also stocking each Data Stash with 10 GB of free data. Read More

 

22 new and updated tweaks that will keep you busy this weekend

by Sébastien Page on Dec 14, 2014

I’m not sure about you but this week wasn’t as exciting to me in terms of jailbreak tweak releases as it was the last few weeks. But maybe it’s just me, because looking at the numbers, there are no less than 18 new tweaks, some of them more “full-featured” than others.

Maybe the most interesting thing about this week was the preview we got of CarPlay Activator, an upcoming jailbreak tweak that brings CarPlay directly to your iPhone screen.

But I’m digressing. This column is mostly about new and updated tweaks, and we have 22 of them in this post today. Read More

 

The week on iDB

by Sébastien Page on Dec 14, 2014

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? Download our Yosemite Interactive User Guide in the iBooks Store. Read More

 

This tweak will make sure you never accidentally set an alarm for the evening

by Sébastien Page on Dec 12, 2014

Born and raised in France where we use 24-hour clocks, the AM/PM time is something I had to adapt to when I moved to the States. It’s not complicated to figure out, but it’s easy to accidentally take one for the other. A new tweak called PM, really? wants to make sure you never accidentally set an alarm for the evening (PM), when clearly you wanted to be waken up in the morning (AM). Read More

 

An iPhone app could soon replace your driver license

by Sébastien Page on Dec 12, 2014

The great state of Iowa is looking to introduce the first Driver License application, reports the WSJ today. Currently in development for iOS and Android, the app wouldn’t replace plastic driver licenses but rather be a companion to the physical identification cards. The project, which was originally pegged for a 2015 release, has seen some setbacks due to security and privacy concerns. At this time, it is unknown when this state-endorsed app will be released.   Read More

 

You can still downgrade to iOS 8.1.1

by Sébastien Page on Dec 10, 2014

I’m not sure why one would want to do that, but here is a friendly public service announcement to let you know that you can still downgrade to iOS 8.1.1 should you choose to. Following the release of iOS 8.1.2 yesterday, Apple still hasn’t closed the signing window of iOS 8.1.1, which means that if for some reason you have issues with iOS 8.1.2, you can still downgrade to iOS 8.1.1 and enjoy a stable jailbreak with TaiG.  Read More

 

Snapchat updated with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus support

by Sébastien Page on Dec 9, 2014

Popular photo messaging app Snapchat was updated tonight with a few features, the most important one probably being support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. This update, which brings Snapchat to version 8.1.0, also brings about improved captions and the ability to stack filters on top of each other. Read More

 

63% of iOS devices now run iOS 8

by Sébastien Page on Dec 9, 2014

Apple noted today on its developer portal that 63% of iOS devices are now running iOS 8. The data, which was measured by the App Store on December 8, 2014, shows that the adoption rate has gained 3 percentage points since November 24, which was the last time Apple shared that data. Although the adoption rate of iOS 8 has been slower than previous major annual software releases, it seems that it’s slowly but surely picking up steam.  Read More

 

My Verizon Mobile app lets you track your data usage from Notification Center

by Sébastien Page on Dec 9, 2014

Verizon customers who use the official My Verizon Mobile app can now track their data usage directly from the Today tab of Notification Center. The app was updated yesterday with this new feature that should allow users to keep their data usage in check. The widget is updated automatically based on users’ plan and usage, showing the total data allocation as well as currently used data. Read More

 

With new Password Changer feature, Dashlane can change all your passwords at once

by Sébastien Page on Dec 9, 2014

Password manager Dashlane introduced today Password Changer, a new feature that allows you to change all your passwords at once, including accounts secured by two-factor authentication. Powered by Dashlane’s recent acquisition of startup PassOmatic came up with the core technology, the feature, that is just entering beta, currently works with about 70 different websites, including Apple, Amazon, Twitter, Facebook, but will open up to more sites in the future. Read More

 

Bose products could be back in Apple Stores next week

by Sébastien Page on Dec 8, 2014

After removing all Bose products from both its online and physical retail stores mid-October, Apple could apparently put them back on the shelves next week. This information comes from reliable French site iGen, which cites trustworthy sources at Apple: “Bose products could make a come back in Apple Stores as soon as next week. A few stores have received Bose products to build inventory with directions to get ready for their return on shelves next week,” wrote Nicolas Furno for iGen. Read More

 

Sons of Anarchy: The Prospect game coming soon to iOS

by Sébastien Page on Dec 8, 2014

As a big fan of the FX series Sons of Anarchy, I’m pretty excited to learn that Fox Digital Entertainment has partnered with game studio Orpheus Interactive to work on the development of an interactive game titled Sons of Anarchy: The Prospect. Previously teased by SOA creator and executive producer Kurt Sutter, the first episode of the game should make its way to iOS early 2015. Read More

 

38 new and updated jailbreak tweaks worth a look at

by Sébastien Page on Dec 7, 2014

These last seven days marked another solid week of worthy jailbreak tweaks releases and updates, and as you know, Cydia isn’t necessarily a great place to discover what’s new or what’s been updated… which is why we’ve come up with this weekly wrapup of new and updated jailbreak tweaks.

Each tweak comes with a short description of what it actually does, as well as the price and a link to our post on iDB if we covered the tweak in question. Of course this is not a one hundred percent comprehensive list, so some tweaks might be missing, which is where you come in: if you see a tweak that was updated or released that is not on this list, simply add it up in the comments section. Read More

 
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