By Jeff Benjamin on May 25, 2012
It has been brought to our attention that Absinthe 2.0 doesn’t work normally on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. When you click on the app icon to open it, nothing happens, and the Absinthe interface doesn’t load. That’s not entirely a surprise considering that Mountain Lion is still in beta, but more than a few of you have expressed troubles with the issue.
Likely, this was just an oversight by the hard working folks behind the Chronic Dev Team, and it will probably be fixed in an updated version of Absinthe. Until then, it’s incredibly easy to work around this problem and run Absinthe 2.0 successfully to untether jailbreak your iOS 5.1.1 device. We show you how inside… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on May 7, 2012
Earlier today I had the opportunity to spend some time with the new Facebook plugin for TwitkaFly — the popular jailbreak tweak available on Cydia.
TwitkaFly is a tweak that allows you to send Twitter updates from anywhere by means of a user-configurable Activator action. It is also one of the most well supported tweaks that I know of, which speaks volumes for moeseth, its developer.
This new plugin will allow you to update your Facebook status, send a tweet, or do both at the same time. If you’d like to see how it works in action, then by all means take a gander… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 30, 2012
Last week we brought you an in-depth look at Lima — the web-based Cydia alternative for jailbroken iOS devices. Needless to say, we were thoroughly impressed by what we saw.
If you’re anxious to get your hands on Lima, then here is your chance. As promised, we’re giving away three Lima beta invitations.
Want one? Check inside for the details… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 27, 2012
Looking for an instantaneous method for blurring the background after invoking Notification Center?
If so, then perhaps Ryan Petrich’s longwinded FastBlurredNotificationCenter will suit your needs.
This is a free jailbreak tweak available on Petrich’s beta repo, which causes an instant blur effect for Notification Center.
Inside we have a brief video of it in action, along with the link you need to score a free copy for yourself… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 27, 2012
The Deck teaser video with a simulator preview was nice, but nothing does it justice like a little hands-on action.
A few minutes ago I was able to go one-on-one with the upcoming Deck jailbreak tweak from SBCoders.
Is it as smooth as the initial preview video? You betcha. Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 11, 2012
A few days ago, evidence surfaced in the latest iOS 5.1 developer beta that Apple could be bringing Siri to the iPad in the near future. The idea sparked some controversy, as a lot of folks don’t see a use for the digital assistant on a tablet.
But what if there’s more to it than that? Cult of Mac has discovered that the Dictation reference everyone is talking about is also evident on the latest iPod touch model. Of course, this could mean nothing. But what if it means everything? Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 9, 2012
Surprise Surprise. Not even 12 hours after Apple released the third beta for iOS 5.1, known firmware hacker Sonny Dickinson has already uncovered some interesting information.
Apparently the latest iOS update contains evidence that Apple is working on an iPad-compatible version of Siri, Apple’s popular digital assistant. Dickinson uncovered the reference after loading iOS 5.1 beta 3 onto his iPad 2… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 9, 2012
Earlier this morning, Apple seeded iOS 5.1 beta 3 to developers. At a glance, the update looked like your typical bug fix and maintenance release. But folks have already uncovered a new feature.
It’s not exactly new. iOS has long since had the ability to toggle 3G data on and off. However it has been absent in recent software releases, and now it looks like beta 3 has brought it back… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 9, 2012
Finally, after nearly a month of silence, Apple has seeded the 3rd beta of iOS 5.1 to developers. As you may recall, the company pushed out beta 2 all the way back on December 12th of last year.
As several other sites are noting, the update only seems to be available via OTA (over-the-air) for previous iOS 5.1 users, but it should be available from Apple’s regular developer portal shortly… Read More
By Alex Heath on Dec 12, 2011
You have got to love Apple’s sense of humor. The folks in Cupertino have left a nice easter egg in the latest iOS 5.1 beta. 9to5Mac’s Mark Gurman went looking inside the 5.1 beta 2′s .plist files and came across something that made us chuckle.
Apple knows how the blogosphere works, and the rumor mill typically predicts future product names based off internal references in iOS beta SDKs. It looks like we all just hit the jackpot. Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 12, 2011
Apple has released iOS 5.1 beta 2 to developers. The update comes exactly two weeks after the company seeded the original version of the iOS 5.1 beta.
The new software is expected to feature a number of bug fixes and additions, including a sufficient patch for the long-time running battery bug and a rumored Siri enhancement. We’ve got the full change log… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 6, 2011
Siri has garnered a lot of media attention over the last month. Even hackers with intentions to port the digital assistant to other devices are making headlines. But along with all of the attention comes criticism. There’s a lot of folks that feel Siri isn’t worth the hype.
Apple has taken quite a bit of heat over releasing Siri, even though it’s labelled as “beta.” The company is typically known for releasing finely-tuned products that “just work,” and Siri doesn’t seem to fit that bill. But maybe Apple felt that it had to release Siri… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Dec 4, 2011
If you’ve ever wondered what Apple called its various releases of iOS when building them internally, then you’re in luck. Developer and general internet fiend Steve Troughton-Smith has shared the internal code names Apple gave to all of its iOS version, starting way back at iOS 1.0.
While these names may not have the sugary goodness that Google’s Android builds posses, it is still interesting to see the code names out in the wild, while also perhaps getting an answer as to why Apple gave iOS the default login password all jailbreakers have come to rely on… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 28, 2011
Apple has just seeded the iOS 5.1 beta to developers a little over a month after releasing iOS 5. As most of you are aware, the software was crippled right out of the gate with a number of issues, including poor battery performance and Wi-Fi problems.
Two weeks ago, Apple finally released iOS 5.0.1 to the public after multiple developer betas. The new software was supposed to patch the battery bug, but the company later admitted that it didn’t completely resolve the issue. Will iOS 5.1 finally fix these flaws? Read More
By Alex Heath on Nov 27, 2011
A new jailbreak tool is here, and it’s not from the Dev or Chronic Dev Team. The Pwn Dev Team has released Ac1dSn0w, a new tool for jailbreaking iOS 5 on the Mac.
Ac1dSn0w currently offers a tethered jailbreak on iOS 5.0 and 5.0.1 for users running OS X Snow Leopard or Lion. As an alternative to popular jailbreak tools like RedSn0w, PwnageTool and Sn0wBreeze, Ac1dSn0w is available for free right now. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 15, 2011
SuperScroller is a jailbreak tweak from Ryan Petrich that allows you to scroll up or down using an assigned Activator action.
Many viewers are questioning the tweak’s usefulness on our YouTube channel, but I could certainly see someone using SuperScroller as their preferred method of page navigation; for instance, when reading.
Check out the video walkthrough inside, and judge for yourselves… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 12, 2011
Admittedly, we were expecting a final version of iTunes with iTunes Match to hit the scene any day now, but it looks like Apple is still squashing some remaining bugs.
In other words, iTunes 10.5.1 Beta 3 with iTunes Match was just seeded to developers a few minutes ago. We’ve installed it, and we can report that the overall experience is much faster than previous betas… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 4, 2011
Am I imagining things, or did iOS 5.0.1 beta 1 just drop a few days ago? Now we already have iOS 5.0.1 beta 2?
Either way, it’s no big deal for jailbreakers, because as noted, iOS 5.0.1 beta 2 can be jailbroken using the latest version of RedSn0w.
Inside, we’ll show you how to do so on video… Read More
By Alex Heath on Nov 4, 2011
MuscleNerd has spoken. The Dev Team front man has tweeted that the latest version of RedSn0w will in fact jailbreak the just-released iOS 5.0.1 beta 2.
The jailbreak is still tethered, and you’ll need to point RedSn0w to the iOS 5.0/5.0.1 IPSW to perform the jailbreak for the time being… Read More