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.

Apple drones, AirPods, battery shutdowns, and other top stories on iDB this week

by Sébastien Page on Dec 4, 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

 

Apple ranks highest in customer satisfaction survey for its soon-to-be discontinued wireless routers

by Sébastien Page on Nov 30, 2016

Call it awkward, or call it ironic, but a recent J.D. Power wireless router satisfaction report put Apple at the top, with a score of 876, followed by ASUS (860), D-Link (856) and TP-Link (854). This report obviously comes at an interesting time as the company was rumored this month to be disbanding its router unit and stop developing AirPort wireless routersRead More

 

How to download Netflix movies and TV shows to your iPhone or iPad

by Sébastien Page on Nov 30, 2016

After what seems to be an eternity, Netflix has finally updated its application to allow users to download TV shows and movies for offline viewing. This will prove particularly helpful for long car or airplane rides, or just about any other situation where you might not want to put a dent in your data cap while watching your favorite episodes of Bojack Horseman when not connected to Wi-Fi.

In this simple tutorial, we will show you how you can download Netflix movies and TV episodes to watch on the go, but also how you can manage video quality and other features. Read More

 

iOS 10 adoption rate slowly climbs to 63%

by Sébastien Page on Nov 29, 2016

According to Apple’s own measurements, iOS 10 adoption rate has climbed to 63% of active devices, as measured by the App Store on November 27, 2016, up from 60% of devices as reported by Tim Cook on stage at the “Hello Again” Mac event on October 27. Read More

 

How to stop spam calendar invites on your iPhone or iPad

by Sébastien Page on Nov 29, 2016

We’re all very well aware of email spam. It’s something we’ve been living with for just as long as we’ve been using email and quite frankly, it’s not as bad as it used to be because email services such as Gmail are increasingly better at catching these messages before they even show in your inbox.

Recently a new kind of spamming has surfaced, and it relies on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac and iCloud calendar. The technique is actually pretty low tech, yet very clever. Chinese spammers send iCloud calendar invites to your email address which they probably scraped from some website, knowing that it will most likely trigger a notification on your iPhone and iPad.

If you accept the invite, your calendar will be filled with events promoting various products, usually fake Ray Ban or Oakley sunglasses. If you decline the invite, well, you just alerted the spammer that you did notice the invite and confirm the email address he sent the original invite to is active, pushing him to send you more and more invites.

It seems that no matter what you do, you lose. Fortunately, there are a couple things you can do to disable calendar invite spam on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, and delete events you might have accepted. Read More

 

Let’s Talk iOS 163: Dear, dear Jony

by Sébastien Page on Nov 29, 2016

We’re entering holidays season, and Apple is going full stream with their new ad which should strike a chord inside your heart. Besides the obligatory turkey and Thanksgiving talk, Cody and Sebastien discuss recent talks of Jony Ive’s disengagement that has largely been clarified by John Gruber. Would it even be the end of Apple if that were true? Listen to find out what the guys think.

Subscribe on iTunes

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 purchase with promo code IOS. Free shipping available for the next few days too, so hurry!
Read More

 

AT&T unveils DirecTV Now streaming service, offers free Apple TV with pre-paid bundle

by Sébastien Page on Nov 28, 2016

AT&T on Monday unveiled its upcoming internet TV streaming service called DirecTV Now. Similar to competing services such as Sling TV and Playstation Vue, the service will be available starting Wednesday November 30th in the US on several platforms, including Apple’s iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. Read More

 

The top stories of the week on iDB (and the best deals still around)

by Sébastien Page on Nov 27, 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

 

France fines Apple $422 million over its controversial tax practices

by Sébastien Page on Nov 24, 2016

French tax authorities have recently issued Apple a fine in the amount of 400 million euros (about $422 million), according to L’Express. At the core of the adjustment is Apple’s complex and controversial tax optimization scheme that allows the firm to send back the lion share of its profits to tax-friendly countries such as Ireland. Read More

 

Nomad offers up to 60% off its products

by Sébastien Page on Nov 24, 2016

Saying I’m a big fan of Nomad products is quite the understatement. The company has been known for quite some time now for making great quality products, whether it is an iPhone case, a rugged cable, or an Apple Watch band.

With great quality often come high prices, and this is admittedly one of the main remarks people make about Nomad products every time we review them. The good news is, if you’ve eyeing anything from the company, you’ll be happy to learn it’s currently discounting its products by up to 60%. Read More

 

A running list of great iOS and macOS apps on sale this week

by Sébastien Page on Nov 23, 2016

App developers are gearing up for the holiday season that is officially starting this week with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. During that time, a lot of developers are offering discounts on their apps, whether they are for macOS or iOS.

It’s virtually impossible to keep track of all the deals going on right now, but we’ll make sure to update this post as frequently as possible when we find interesting offers on some great apps, so make sure to check back often. Read More

 

Apple, routers, external displays, and spreadsheets

by Sébastien Page on Nov 22, 2016

For a while now I’ve had this sentiment that there is a growing lack of focus or care at Apple, which has led me to feel pretty concerned about some of the company’s decisions. Yet one thing is helping alleviate these concerns and it’s Apple’s recent decisions to discontinue two major product categories: its family of AirPort routers, and its Thunderbolt display business. Read More

 

Let’s Talk iOS 162: Staying out of the gravy trouble

by Sébastien Page on Nov 22, 2016

Cody explains his reasons for buying the MacBook Pro without Touch Bar, while Sebastien shares some of his first reactions to the new Touch Bar. The guys also discuss Apple cutting off its fee for video streaming apps and the implication this may have, the disbandment of AirPort devices, the rumor of Apple working on digital glasses, as well as an update of the Apple Car, including a great piece from Neil Cybart.

Subscribe on iTunes

Support Let’s Talk iOS: Get any premium Indochino suit for just $389 at Indochino.com when entering IOS code at checkout.
Read More

 

Watch Drake sing Taylor Swift in the latest Apple Music TV ad

by Sébastien Page on Nov 20, 2016

Like Taylor Swift before him, Drake stars in in a new TV commercial for Apple Music released Sunday night. Titled Drake vs. Bench Press, the ad shows the hip hop star lip sync and dance to Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood before he starts doing bench presses. And that’s about when things go wrong. We’ll let you watch. Read More

 

Recap: the top stories of the week on iDB

by Sébastien Page on Nov 20, 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

 

Where the Apple Car is going

by Sébastien Page on Nov 17, 2016

Neil Cybart wrote a detailed analysis of Apple’s seemingly scaled back ambitions for the Apple Car. From building an electric car to now building software for autonomous driving, Cybart looks into why Apple might have changed course. Read More

 

Backdoor in some Android devices sold in the US found to send data to China

by Sébastien Page on Nov 16, 2016

Security firm Kryptowire recently discovered that some Android smartphones have a backdoor that secretly sends data to China, reports the NY Times. Maybe even more concerning, American phone maker BLU Products said that 120,000 of its phones were found to have the backdoor installed in its software, which has since been updated to remove all track of that secret backdoor. Read More

 

Let’s Talk iOS 161: MacBook Pro reviews and the future of touch

by Sébastien Page on Nov 15, 2016

Despite their best judgement, Cody and Sebastien are talking once again about the new MacBook Pro, specifically about early reviews of the Touch Bar model, and how this new feature could have implications on the future of Apple’s laptop keyboard.

Subscribe on iTunes

Support Let’s Talk iOS: Get two meals for free from Blue Apron by visiting BlueApron.com/ios.
Read More

 

Recap: the top stories of the week on iDB

by Sébastien Page on Nov 13, 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

 

Does the new MacBook Pro really need 32GB of RAM?

by Sébastien Page on Nov 10, 2016

Much has been said about the limits of the new MacBook Pro and the fact that its memory is capped at 16GB, presumably to preserve battery. Some users see this as a terrible limitation that could slow them down when performing memory-intensive tasks. But does the new MacBook Pro really need 32GB of RAM? Robin Harris, writing for ZDNet doesn’t believe so: Read More

 
Page 112345...