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.

If you have $10,000+ to spend, Apple will give you a 30-minute hands on with Apple Watch Edition

by Sébastien Page on Mar 25, 2015

Those who have a minimum of $10,000 to spend on Apple Watch Edition are in luck, as Apple will offer them 30 minutes to check out the device in select stores, according to IBT, which talked to Apple Store employees in two separate New York locations.

Standard appointments can be scheduled beginning April 10, and will last for 15 minutes, which should give enough times to figure out what specific model or band to choose. People interested in spending big will have double that time to make their decision. Read More

 

10 tweaks to keep you occupied this weekend

by Sébastien Page on Mar 22, 2015

In what could be the most uneventful week for Cydia in months, we have a very scarce selection of tweaks that were released during the past few days. It’s very unimpressive to say the least, and this is hopefully not something that will set a trend. Read More

 

Time to catch up on what you might have missed this week

by Sébastien Page on Mar 22, 2015

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 iOS 8 Interactive User Guide or Yosemite Interactive Starter Guide in the iBooks Store. Read More

 

A day in the life of an Apple Watch user

by Sébastien Page on Mar 21, 2015

5.15am: The alarm goes off on my iPhone. I make sure to turn it off quickly so I don’t wake up my wife. After a night of charging, I put my Apple Watch on. I wish I could just use it to wake me up, but it needs to be plugged in at night, at least for a couple hours. I’m hoping next year’s model will have better battery life. Read More

 

Everything about Apple Watch, and other top stories from this week

by Sébastien Page on Mar 15, 2015

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 iOS 8 Interactive User Guide or Yosemite Interactive Starter Guide in the iBooks Store. Read More

 

The best Apple Watch features Apple hasn’t told you about

by Sébastien Page on Mar 12, 2015

The purpose of Apple Watch is something that has been greatly discussed ever since the company first unveiled it last September, and as the release date nears, it seems to be the topic of even more arguments.

Admittedly, Apple isn’t doing a great job at highlighting the true selling points of Apple Watch. If you go to the Watch mini site on Apple.com, the first thing Apple tells you about it is that it is an incredibly precise timepiece. I don’t know about you, but I don’t recall ever wondering if the time I was looking at (be it on my iPhone, my Mac, or my microwave clock) was indeed precise, and I imagine most people feel the same.

To me, there are three features Apple should have made essential parts of its marketing materials. The company either didn’t feel the need to because they aren’t actual features per se, or maybe Apple didn’t realize their importance, something that can only be measured as you use the device day in day out for an extended period of time.

I will not pretend I know better than Apple when it comes to communicating. That’s clearly not the case, but as someone who’s been using a Pebble every day for over a year, I believe I have a very good sense of what makes a smartwatch so indispensable. Read More

 

TaiG organizes jailbreak convention in China, with prominent hackers set to attend

by Sébastien Page on Mar 12, 2015

Chinese company/team of hackers TaiG is organizing Mobile Security Summit, a jailbreak convention scheduled for March 27, in Beijing, China, with several prominent figures of the jailbreak community already set to attend the event.

The announcement of this event hasn’t been publicized quite yet on this side of the world, but it seems the TaiG team aims at bringing its own version of JailbreakCon to mainland China. The schedule seems quite tight since it’s only two weeks away from now, but that hasn’t stopped famous hackers such as comex, P0sixninja, Pimskeks, and Chronic from committing to present at the event. Read More

 

The confusing Apple notebooks lineup

by Sébastien Page on Mar 10, 2015

There were very few surprises at the event Apple held yesterday to officially launch Apple Watch. Thanks to accurate leaks and rumors from the past several weeks, we were confident Apple was going to unveil a new notebook, which we all called the 12-inch MacBook Air until then. If the actual product announced wasn’t much of a surprise, its name turned out to be what really took me off guard, because I expected a new MacBook Air, not a new MacBook.

It’s all semantics, you might think, but we all know nothing is just semantics with Apple. Everything the company does, every product denomination has a clear purpose. So, the new MacBook. Read More

 

Apple confirms Apple Watch is splash and water resistant, not waterproof

by Sébastien Page on Mar 9, 2015

If there was any hope at this point that Apple Watch was waterproof, then it’s all been shattered by the small prints at the bottom of Apple Watch dedicated pages on the company’s website. With a water resistance rating of IPX7, the small prints make clear that Apple Watch is splash and water resistant, but not waterproof. Read More

 

24 tweaks you should check out today

by Sébastien Page on Mar 8, 2015

The weekend nears its end, but there is a very exciting week ahead of us, with Apple officially launching Apple Watch at a special event tomorrow. For those of you who can’t wait for the big event, we have gathered a bunch of tweaks that were recently released on Cydia to help you pass time.

For each tweak that we did cover on iDB, we added a link to Jeff’s full video review. Enjoy! Read More

 

The week in review: from Apple Watch to our latest deals

by Sébastien Page on Mar 8, 2015

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 iOS 8 Interactive User Guide or Yosemite Interactive Starter Guide in the iBooks Store. Read More

 

Apple Watch event invite, and other top stories from this past week

by Sébastien Page on Mar 1, 2015

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 iOS 8 Interactive User Guide or Yosemite Interactive Starter Guide in the iBooks Store. Read More

 

Multitasking tweak Stratos now available in Cydia

by Sébastien Page on Feb 25, 2015

The highly anticipated multitasking manager tweak Stratos is now available in Cydia. Largely inspired by the original version of Auxo, Stratos is a beautiful multitasking tweak that aims to “simplify the way you interact with your iPhone.” Read More

 

15 tweaks you should check out today

by Sébastien Page on Feb 22, 2015

After several weeks of slower and slower output of new jailbreak tweaks, it seems the trend is finally reversing. This week saw quite a few new releases, and some very interesting ones too. I gather all the new tweaks that were released on Cydia here so you don’t have to scroll through all those font packages you’ll likely never use. Read More

 

The most read stories this week on iDB

by Sébastien Page on Feb 22, 2015

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 iOS 8 Interactive User Guide or Yosemite Interactive Starter Guide in the iBooks Store. Read More

 

Apple Watch Edition: tech vs luxury

by Sébastien Page on Feb 20, 2015

People will get their panties in a bunch when Apple announces the Watch Edition costs several thousand dollars, but that’s mostly because these people don’t understand what Apple is doing.

This quote from John Gruber’s post about Apple Watch pricing hits the nail on the head: Read More

 

Google Wallet: your personal data is the priority

by Sébastien Page on Feb 20, 2015

The differences between Apple and Google’s strategies in the mobile space couldn’t be more obvious. One company is making a big bet on privacy. The other, is making a big bet on everything but privacy. These strategies give each companies different priorities, and mobile payments is once again a clear illustration of that.

Apple clearly states that absolutely no data is collected or shared when making purchases with Apple Pay. As Tim Cook said before, the transaction is just between you and the merchant. No one in between. Your privacy is one of Apple’s priorities.

Google, on the other hand, has different priorities when it comes to mobile payments. Based on its long-time business model, Google wants to collect data about what you buy so it can serve you more targeted ads. Read More

 

How to rotate photos on iPhone or iPad

by Sébastien Page on Feb 17, 2015

We’ve all been there: you want to take a photo in landscape mode, but before your iPhone accelerometer has registered it should rotate from portrait to landscape, you’ve already taken the shot. The result is a nice photo, but one that looks funny on your screen. Try to rotate the screen, and the photo rotates with it. It’s annoying, but of course, as you may already know, there is an easy way to rotate that photo so it looks good on your screen. Read More

 

iOS 8 adoption rate now at 73%

by Sébastien Page on Feb 17, 2015

According to Apple’s own data, adoption rate for iOS 8 is now at 73%, a small one percentage point up from when it was measured last, two weeks ago. iOS 7 is of course behind at 24%, and 3% of devices are running a software version that two or more years old. Read More

 

Southwest Airlines app updated with Passbook support

by Sébastien Page on Feb 17, 2015

The official Southwest Airlines app was updated today with Passbook support, allowing passenger to store their mobile boarding passes for quick and easy access when needed during security screening and boarding at the gate.

Those mobile boarding passes can be downloaded directly from the Southwest Airlines app, or any official email or text message containing boarding information sent by the airline. Read More

 
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