macOS Sierra 10.12.1 beta 2 now available

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 27, 2016

Apple on Tuesday seeded a second beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.1 to developers and public beta participants for testing, just six days after the first beta was made available. Read More

 

Tips for reducing battery drain on iOS 10

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 24, 2016

Apple’s newest firmware update for iPhone and iPad brings a slew of new features to them, but according to several users, iOS 10 also happens to be quite thirsty for battery power.

If you feel you’re not getting the battery life you should expect after upgrading your device(s), you may want to follow these tips to help increase the amount of time you can spend using them on a single charge. Read More

 

Apple releases iOS 10.0.2 with bug fixes for audio controls, Photos app, & app extensions

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 23, 2016

Apple has released a small update for compatible iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads on Friday dubbed iOS 10.0.2 that fixes a handful of small bugs introduced with the initial release of iOS 10. Read More

 

How to prepare your Mac for macOS Sierra

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 19, 2016

Apple officially launches macOS Sierra to the public on September 20th, and that means you should probably start preparing your Mac for the upgrade so everything goes as smoothly as possible on launch day.

In this piece, we’ll talk about why and how you can prepare your Mac for installing macOS Sierra so you can avoid hiccups and the frustration of error messages. Read More

 

Poll: Did you update to iOS 10?

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 14, 2016

Apple officially launched iOS 10 to the hands of the public this week with more than 100 new features for iPhone and iPad users.

It looks like an exciting update, but we know some people are still wary of updating this early in the game. So to find out where you stand, we’ve launched another poll you can participate in. Read More

 

How to prepare your iPhone or iPad for iOS 10

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 12, 2016

iOS 10 releases to the public on September 13th and with that in mind, you’ve got less than two days to prepare your devices before you can download the latest and greatest iOS firmware release from Apple.

In this piece, we’ll talk about how you can properly prepare your devices for installing iOS 10 so the installation goes as smoothly as possible. Read More

 

iOS 10 Golden Master is now available to public beta testers

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 8, 2016

Apple has released the golden master of iOS 10 for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad to public beta testers on Thursday. Read More

 

macOS Sierra will release to the public on September 20th

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 7, 2016

Today’s Apple event was very busy for the iPhone and for the Apple Watch, but one thing that kind of flew under the radar was the Mac. At the keynote, Apple made it clear that macOS Sierra would be released to the public on September 20th. Read More

 

New teaser video shows downgrading from iOS 9.3.5 may be possible

By Anthony Bouchard on Sep 5, 2016

A new teaser video has surfaced on YouTube that appears to show an iPhone 5s being successfully downgraded from iOS 9.3.5 to iOS 9.3.2.

The video demonstrates the use of a third-party tool that the creator is calling Prometheus, but it also brings up a lot of questions that still have yet to be answered. Read More

 

How to un-jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 with Cydia Eraser

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 12, 2016

Saurik has officially updated Cydia Eraser this week with support for iOS 9.3.3, which means anyone who jailbroke with the Pangu jailbreak tool now has a way to un-jailbreak their devices without using iTunes to restore and update their device.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how and why to use Cydia Eraser to un-jailbreak your iOS 9.3.3 device. Read More

 

Cydia Eraser updated to support iOS 9.3.3

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 11, 2016

Saurik has launched an update for the Cydia Eraser tool on Thursday so that it can now be used to un-jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 if you used the Pangu jailbreak tool.

The timing couldn’t be better, as Apple recently released iOS 9.3.4 and is expected to close the iOS 9.3.3 signing window in the near future. Read More

 

iOS 10 tidbit: 3D Touch the flashlight toggle to choose an intensity

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 15, 2016

Apple originally introduced Control Center in iOS 7, which was their way of answering both the competition on multiple Android platforms and the jailbreak community in one fell swoop.

With iOS 10, which Apple announced at the WWDC 2016 Keynote this week, Apple has shown off some obvious changes to Control Center, including a modular paged navigation design and different color tones and styles.

Of course, aesthetic wasn’t the only change. Apple also made the flashlight toggle button from Control Center a whole lot more useful as well. Read More

 

Poll: will you upgrade to iOS 10 or keep your jailbreak?

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 14, 2016

Apple announced iOS 10 yesterday at the company’s WWDC 2016 Keynote and awed the audience with some pretty neat new features.

Of course, the battle continues for those who want more control over their devices, and because of that, we want to know whether you’re going to be updating to iOS 10 this Fall, or if you’ll be keeping your iOS device(s) jailbroken on iOS 9 or earlier. Read More

 

Apple stops signing iOS 9.3.1, downgrades no longer possible

By Anthony Bouchard on Jun 10, 2016

Apple has officially pulled the plug for signing iOS 9.3.1 on Friday.

The change means iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users can no longer downgrade to iOS 9.3.1 via iTunes and will now be forced to install iOS 9.3.2 upon any attempts to restore their devices. Read More

 

Finding your Mac model number

By Anthony Bouchard on May 6, 2016

Not too long ago, we shared how you can find out what version and build of OS X you’re running on your Mac, but another important piece of information you should know is the model number of the Mac you’re using.

This is an important piece of information that is used by Apple to identify exactly when your computer was launched and what hardware it has inside of it.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can find the model number of your Mac. Read More

 

Developer manages to run Windows 95 on an Apple Watch

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 30, 2016

A developer for the Apple Watch has found a way to emulate the Windows 95 operating system experience on Apple’s flagship wearable accessory.

Albeit nothing more than a concept, it really does show off how powerful the Apple Watch‘s internal hardware really is. This is just one of those things you have to see to believe.

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Finding what version and build number of OS X you have on your Mac

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 25, 2016

There come times when you need to know not only what version of OS X that you’re running, but also where you may want to know the actual build number.

This information usually comes mostly in handy when you’re running betas, but sometimes when filing bug reports with Apple, they might ask you to provide them with what version of OS X you are running on your Mac and the build number it shows.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you not only how to find out what version of OS X you’re running, but also where to find the build number of the version of OS X you have installed. Read More

 

Downgrades no longer possible as Apple stops signing iOS 9.3 for some devices

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 18, 2016

On Monday, Apple has pulled the signing plug on its iOS 9.3 firmware for its lineup of iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads.

As a result, downgrades through iTunes to iOS 9.3 are no longer possible, and there’s no way to upgrade specifically to iOS 9.3 from an earlier firmware.

Instead, users will be directed to install iOS 9.3.1 when restoring or updating their devices through iTunes.

Update: It seems that not all versions of iOS 9.3 have stopped being signed. It appears that iOS 9.3 is not being any longer for newer devices (i.e. iPhone 6s, iPad Air 2), but it is still being signed for older devices (ie. iPhone 5s). Read More

 

Apple no longer signing iOS 9.2.1, downgrading becomes impossible

By Anthony Bouchard on Apr 5, 2016

Apple has stopped signing iOS 9.2.x on Tuesday, a move that keeps anyone from downgrading their installation of iOS 9.3 or later to any earlier firmware version on their iPhone, iPod touch or iPad.

The move has been expected for some time, as iOS 9.3 was released nearly two weeks ago, followed by iOS 9.3.1 with some minor bug fixes. Read More

 

Common restore errors in iTunes and how to resolve them

By Anthony Bouchard on Mar 30, 2016

Restoring your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad can resolve a variety of issues, but sometimes you’ll experience issues even when you try to restore your device(s) with iTunes.

You may have received a “This device cannot be restored Error XXX” message from iTunes before, and unfortunately, you may have been forced to do some research to even begin to understand why you’re getting the error, which can cause tons of frustration.

In this piece, we’ll talk about some of the most common iTunes restore errors and how to fix them so you don’t have to spend hours researching for solutions by yourself. Read More

 
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