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.

New jailbreak tweaks: what a week that was

by Sébastien Page on Jul 5, 2015

It seems that the latest iOS 8.4 jailbreak has reinvigorated developers and drove them to update and release new tweaks in masses. This week is one of the most busy on in terms of releases that we’ve seen in a while, and we’re not complaining. Quite the contrary! Read More

 

Apple Music, iOS 8.4 jailbreak, and other top stories of the week

by Sébastien Page on Jul 5, 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

 

Tweaks of the week: everything’s free!

by Sébastien Page on Jun 28, 2015

What a week that was! Not so much in terms of jailbreak tweaks, but rather by the surprise release of the TaiG jailbreak, which pretty much came out of nowhere, although we knew progress was made on the iOS 8.3 jailbreak.

We’ve covered TaiG extensively with many tutorials to use the tool on Windows and Mac, so make sure to check these out if you’re looking into jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad.

As far as tweak releases go, this week was pretty meager, but all of them are free, so go at it. Read More

 

The week of the iOS 8.3 jailbreak (and other news stories you should read)

by Sébastien Page on Jun 28, 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 will pay artists for streaming their songs during Apple Music free trial after all

by Sébastien Page on Jun 21, 2015

Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue put an end Sunday night to several days of controversy by saying that Apple will pay artist for streaming their songs during the customer’s free trial period of its new Apple Music service.

In a series of tweets representing a change of stance for the company, Cue clarified that Apple will always make sure that artists are paid. Read More

 

The jailbreak tweaks of the week

by Sébastien Page on Jun 21, 2015

In what seems to be the most uneventful week we’ve had in a long time, we saw the release of only a handful of tweaks, and nothing to really call home about.

Columba was the talk of the town, but those who tried it quickly came to the conclusion it doesn’t hold a candle to biteSMS, a tweak it claims to be a replacement for.

Browsing through the new jailbreak apps and tweaks of this week won’t take you long… Read More

 

iOS 9 gems, and other top stories of the week on iDB

by Sébastien Page on Jun 21, 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

 

Dash lets you create a custom Glance for your Apple Watch

by Sébastien Page on Jun 19, 2015

The most personal device Apple ever made is getting more personal with Dash. Well, sort of. The app lets you create a custom Glance for your Apple Watch, albeit in a limited way.  Read More

 

How to find out your MacBook battery cycle count

by Sébastien Page on Jun 18, 2015

The life expectancy of a notebook battery is mostly based on the battery cycle count. Once that battery cycle count has reached the limit set by the manufacturer, it is considered consumed, and although the laptop might still perform the same, battery life might deplete rapidly, a clear sign it is time to replace that battery. In this post, we will show you how to find out what your MacBook’s battery cycle count is. Read More

 

Surenix releases Power, an Apple Watch app to quickly glance at your iPhone battery status

by Sébastien Page on Jun 18, 2015

Surenix, mostly known for his design work on jailbreak themes and tweaks such as ayeris and auki, has released his first application in the App Store. Called Power, the  app aims at making it easy to quickly check at the status of your iPhone battery directly from your Apple Watch. Read More

 

Teen gets shot dead after tracking down his lost phone

by Sébastien Page on Jun 18, 2015

We often read success stories about how people use Find My iPhone or other tracking tools to locate their lost or stolen smartphone and end up recovering it. But we easily forget there is a sad flip side to these kind of stories, and the death of Canadian teenager Jeremy Cook is the tragic reminder of that. Read More

 

How to change or reset your iPhone voicemail password

by Sébastien Page on Jun 17, 2015

When iPhone first came out in 2007, it was the first device to include Visual Voicemail, a feature that allows users to view their voicemails, scroll through them, and of course listen to them, directly from the device. With Visual Voicemail, no need to dial a number and go through an automated message system to listen to your voicemails.

Since everything is now handled directly on the phone, you can also change your voicemail password directly from your iPhone. Read More

 

Tweaks of the week: ControlF, QuickUnlock, and more

by Sébastien Page on Jun 14, 2015

Even if news of a jailbreak for iOS 8.3 has been floating around, we shouldn’t yell victory too soon. As far as I’m concerned, I won’t get excited until there is tangible evidence that this is indeed happening. In the meantime, we can all look at we can use right now, namely a bunch of tweaks that have recently been released on Cydia. Read More

 

iOS 9 includes Markup feature to let you annotate email attachments

by Sébastien Page on Jun 14, 2015

Similar to a feature that first made its way to the Mail app under OS X Yosemite, iOS 9 now includes Markup, a tool that lets you annotate email attachments, including image files as well as PDFs, effectively turning the Mail app into a more powerful one with a growing focus on productivity.

Just like its OS X counterpart, Markup for iOS 9 allows you to sketch, zoom, add text, and sign documents on the go. Absent from the list of annotations is the Shape button, which lets you easily insert squares, circles, etc.

Markup for iOS 9 works for both incoming or outgoing attachments, meaning that you can annotate either the attachments you receive, or those that you send. This seems to actually go hand in hand with another new iOS 9 feature that lets you attach documents from iCloud Drive. Read More

 

This week on iDB: iOS 9, OS X El Capitan, beautiful wallpapers, and more

by Sébastien Page on Jun 14, 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

 

Carrier Settings Update: what it is and how to check for it

by Sébastien Page on Jun 11, 2015

From time to time, you might see a Carrier Settings Update message pop up on your iPhone, saying that new settings are available, and asking if you would like to update them now. Admittedly, this message is somewhat cryptic, and doesn’t give you any information regarding what’s included in the update or where it’s coming from. Maybe even worth, I’ve had a friend ask me once if his iPhone got hacked as the message looked suspicious to him. Read More

 

How to export and import your Health data

by Sébastien Page on Jun 10, 2015

Apple has really changed the way I think about my overall health and fitness, starting with iOS 7 and the M7 motion coprocessor of iPhone 5s. I went from being completely oblivious of my weight and physical fitness, to being obsessed with them. Apple Watch has made that even more obvious, as I now feel accountable for everything I do. At the end of the day, I have the satisfaction of looking at my stats in the Health app and see my progress.

As someone who talks about Apple for a living, I am often restoring devices, moving data from one iPhone to another, and also upgrading hardware every year. This is part of the fun for me. But there is a downside to this behavior: every time I set an iPhone as a new device, I lose all of the data from my Health app.

In this post, I will show you how to export Health app data, and import that same data into a freshly restored device, or a new device, depending on your situation. Read More

 

iOS 9 lets you save email attachments to iCloud Drive

by Sébastien Page on Jun 10, 2015

iOS 9 offers a new feature that allows you to save attachments received via emails to iCloud Drive. Similar to the way iOS currently lets you save email attachments to third-party services such as Dropbox or Google Drive, this new feature takes advantage of the Share extension, bringing a new Save Attachment icon for easy sharing to your iCloud Drive. Read More

 

How to attach iCloud Drive documents to emails

by Sébastien Page on Jun 9, 2015

With the release of iOS 9, Apple introduced a new standalone application called iCloud Drive. The app acts a document folder of sort, allowing you to access your document created from various applications and stored in iCloud. The iCloud Drive app isn’t installed by default, and you’ll have to enable it for it to show on your Home screen. Regardless of whether it is installed or not, as long as you use the iCloud Drive feature, you are now able to attach documents from iCloud Drive to emails. Read More

 

Apple Music and the S-word

by Sébastien Page on Jun 9, 2015

While following the keynote yesterday and trying to cover the event at the same time here on iDB with the rest of the team, there seemed to be one word I didn’t hear Eddy Cue pronounce: streaming. I actually made a note of it in our Let’s Talk iOS episode dedicated to WWDC 2015.

It seemed odd that the word wouldn’t even get a mention. To confirm the omission was on purpose, I took a look at Apple’s mini-site dedicated to Apple Music, and realized the word streaming is nowhere to found there either. It’s like it’s not even part of the offer. Is the S-word taboo?  Read More

 
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