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.

Let’s Talk iOS 141: Living on a beta

by Sébastien Page on Jun 28, 2016

Cody has finally installed the iOS 10 and watchOS 3 betas. The duo discusses the good, the bad, and the terrible about the latest betas after a few day of usage.

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The top stories of the week on iDB

by Sébastien Page on Jun 26, 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:

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The new Music app in iOS 10: a big bold confusing mess

by Sébastien Page on Jun 23, 2016

Apple Music is a great service, but the confusing and bloated user interface of the application has been criticized since the app was first released about a year ago. So when rumors started popping up that Apple had been working on simplifying the app, many got really excited, myself included.

Yet, when Apple showed off the new Music app on stage at WWDC a little over a week ago, I didn’t see anything simpler or more streamlined about the app. It’s only when I started using iOS 10 beta and the new Music app that my fears were confirmed.

Now that I’ve been playing with the Music app for a few days, I feel I have enough feedback to share a few quick thoughts with you. Don’t worry, it’s not all bad. Read More

 

We wanted better App Store search results, but we got ads instead

by Sébastien Page on Jun 21, 2016

Search in the App Store is something both users and developers have been complaining about for years, because quite frankly, it’s terrible. Unless you know exactly what you’re looking for, you’re more than likely to not find anything really relevant when typing in basic search terms.

With Phil Schiller now in charge of App Stores, we were all hoping for some big changes, and to be fair, there have been. App review times have tremendously improved, for instance. Personally, I was hoping that Apple would finally fix search in the App Store, but instead, the company gave us search ads. Read More

 

Let’s Talk iOS 140: First beta, first world problems

by Sébastien Page on Jun 21, 2016

After a brief discussion about rumored featured that didn’t make it in iOS 10, and others that may still come in the future, Cody and Sebastien talk about hands on impressions with iOS 10 and watchOS 3.

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The top stories of the week on iDB

by Sébastien Page on Jun 19, 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:

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

 

iH8sn0w demos iOS 10 jailbreak on iPhone 5

by Sébastien Page on Jun 17, 2016

iOS hacker iH8sn0w has demonstrated on video a jailbroken iPhone 5 running iOS 10 earlier today, offering a glimpse of hope that Apple’s latest version of its mobile operating system that debuted in beta last week, could be eventually be jailbroken. Read More

 

Let’s Talk iOS 139: All about WWDC 2016

by Sébastien Page on Jun 14, 2016

Mere hours after the WWDC 2016 keynote, Cody and Sebastien talk about most major announcements made today for watchOS, tvOS, macOS, and iOS. These are quick reactions to the event and the biggest features that were announced.

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Hacker demos Flying JB, an iOS 9.2.1 jailbreak of little interest

by Sébastien Page on Jun 12, 2016

Chinese hacker Min Zheng has showed a demo of Flying JB earlier today, a jailbreak for 32-bit devices running iOS 9.2.1 or lower. The video demo shows off an iPhone 5c going through the jailbreak process as well as Mobile Terminal running on the device once jailbroken.

What may sound like exciting news at first is actually nothing to call home about as the limitations and actual usage potential of Flying JB are extremely limited. Read More

 

The top stories of the week on iDB

by Sébastien Page on Jun 12, 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:

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

 

How to have iCloud sync your calendar subscriptions across Mac, iPhone, and iPad

by Sébastien Page on Jun 10, 2016

I recently wrote a post describing how to add the schedule of the Euro 2016 to your iPhone, Mac, or iPad calendar app in order to keep up with the competition. As described in my post, subscribing to this calendar (or any other calendar) directly from your iPhone or iPad, will only add the calendar locally on the device, but it won’t sync across all your other devices like an iCloud calendar would.

iDB reader Kyler emailed us earlier today asking how he can subscribe to a calendar while adding it to his iCloud account to make sure the calendar events sync to his iPhone, iPad, and Mac, without having to manually subscribe to the calendar on each device. This is what we’re going to do look at in this post. Read More

 

Add the Euro 2016 schedule to your iPhone or iPad calendar

by Sébastien Page on Jun 9, 2016

The UEFA Euro 2016 will kick off tomorrow with France taking on Romania in the first game of the competition. If you’re a casual football fan (sorry, I can’t call it soccer!), and want to keep up with the competition schedule and fixtures without necessarily downloading a bunch of apps, your best bet is to subscribe to a calendar that will push all games dates, times, and places to your iPhone or iPad calendar app of choice. Read More

 

Former Embark CEO leaves Apple nearly three years after acquisition

by Sébastien Page on Jun 8, 2016

David Hodge, former Founder and CEO of a company that Apple acquired in 2013 called Embark, announced today on Twitter that he has departed the company. At the time of the acquisition, Embark had transit data on large cities such as Chicago, New York, and San Francisco and had apps considered to be some of the best in their class. This data and the technology used in Embark apps have since helped improve the transit feature of Apple’s Maps app. Read More

 

Why I think Spotlight and Siri should be one

by Sébastien Page on Jun 7, 2016

Ever since the rumors of Siri making its way to the Mac began gaining credence, I started thinking about how I would like to use the feature on OS X, and what it would mean for Siri on iOS. As I was toying around with the idea of Siri on my Mac, something became apparent very quickly: Siri and Spotlight Search have a lot in common. So much so that maybe it would make sense to merge then into one feature at some point. Let me explain. Read More

 

Let’s Talk iOS 138: The pre-WWDC 2016 episode

by Sébastien Page on Jun 7, 2016

WWDC is right around the corner, so Cody and Sebastien talk about the latest rumors surrounding the event, including hardware (or lack thereof), and software.

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15 Instagram hacks, tips and tricks you should know about

by Sébastien Page on Jun 6, 2016

Over the years, I’ve learned or picked up a few Instagram hacks and tricks that I’m going to share with you. They aren’t life changing by any means, but they can be helpful, fun, or just make your Instagram usage more enjoyable. Chances are, you already know some of these tips, but I’m hoping you will still learn a thing or two along the way. Read More

 

SemiRestore is now (sort of) available for Mac OS X

by Sébastien Page on Jun 6, 2016

Three days after the release of SemiRestore for Windows and Linux, the tool is also now supporting Mac OS X. Well, sort of, as the developer notes in the ReadMe file that “SemiRestore for OS X is provided on a ‘works for me’ basis.” So our initial warning about using this tool still applies here, as you might do this at your own risks. Read More

 

The top stories of the week on iDB

by Sébastien Page on Jun 5, 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

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

 

Mark Gurman shares more details about upcoming WWDC announcements, new iPhones, and more

by Sébastien Page on Jun 4, 2016

While in between two jobs, reporter Mark Gurman appeared on the latest episode of The Jay & Farhad Show podcast, where he shared more details about what we might see at WWDC this year, including new iOS features and design tweaks. Gurman also revealed more information about this year and next year’s iPhone models.

While most of Gurman details were already known or rumored for a while, he did also offer information about features we hadn’t heard of until now. Read More

 

SemiRestore tool lets you restore your device without losing your jailbreak

by Sébastien Page on Jun 4, 2016

SemiRestore, a tool that allows you to restore your jailbroken devices to a clean state without losing your jailbreak, has been recently updated to support devices running iOS 5.0 all the way up to iOS 9.1. SemiRestore is currently available for Windows and Linux only, with Mac support apparently coming in the future.

If the news may sound exciting at first for jailbreak users who’ve been waiting for such a solution, it must be noted that initial feedback from users who’ve tried the tool is very much mixed, with many reporting getting stuck during the process, and even one person reporting he had no other option of restoring his device to iOS 9.3.2. Read More

 
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