By Christian Zibreg on Jul 24, 2014
Apple today opened the floodgate by posting the public beta of its upcoming OS X 10.10 Yosemite software, which launches officially sometime this Fall, and already a bunch of people took to Twitter over an error message saying the redemption code has already been used.
Each copy of Yosemite beta requires a promotional code which must be redeemed in the Mac App Store to download the installer. Is there anything you can do about this error message?
Yes, there is – and a remedy couldn’t be simpler. Read on… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 12, 2014
Continuing on with its efforts to refine its mapping software, Apple has apparently begun calling businesses looking to verify user-reported address corrections. In a recent Reddit post, a business owner said he had been contacted by someone with Apple Maps.
Reddit user swb1192 said he received an interesting phone call from a 408 number (a Cupertino, California area code) this week. The person said that they were with Apple’s Maps team, and that a user had reported his business address as incorrect, which it was… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jun 20, 2014
Apple is preparing to release iOS 7.1.2 in the coming weeks, according to a new report from MacRumors. Citing sources familiar with the update, the site says Apple plans to use the release to address a handful of long-standing issues.
Perhaps the most prominent issue the firmware will resolve is the ‘email attachment encryption bug’ that surfaced last month. It also includes a fix the just-publicized Lock screen vulnerability, which could allow access to limited apps… Read More
By Christian Zibreg on May 28, 2014
Apple has just released a new version of iTunes. This is a third update to the company’s desktop jukebox application in less than two weeks.
iTunes 11.2.2 is now available through your Mac’s Software Update, offering several stability improvements and fixing a bug related to the software’s handling of podcasts.
The update is recommended for all iTunes users and should be now available for Mac and Windows via the Mac App Store’s Updates tab or as a standalone download via Apple’s website… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 27, 2014
Folks experiencing problems with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound in the Netflix app on Apple TV will be happy to hear that the streaming video giant is aware of the audio issue, and is currently working on fix.
The bug, 9to5Mac reports, stems from the Apple TV 6.1 update seeded in March. Following the release, a number of users with 5.1-capable systems reported they could only get stereo output from the Netflix app… Read More
By Cody Lee on May 16, 2014
Apple tonight released a minor update for its iTunes desktop client, bringing the app to version 11.2.1. The update doesn’t appear to offer up any new features, but it does seem to fix the hidden /Users folder bug.
Following yesterday’s release of OS X 10.9.3, some users complained that their /Users folder had disappeared. We passed along a simple workaround for the bug earlier today, but now an official fix is available… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 18, 2014
Apple has seeded a new beta of OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 to some of its employees today. The release comes one week after Apple released the second beta of 10.9.3 to devs, which included few noticeable changes.
The new beta build is not yet available to registered Mac developers, but should be via the Software Update tab in the Mac App Store soon, or as a download via the Mac section of Apple’s developer portal… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 23, 2014
Renowned iOS developer Ryan Petrich has released a patch on his personal beta repo to fix the SSL issue present in iOS firmware below iOS 7.0.6. On Friday, Apple unexpectedly dropped the new iOS 7.0.6 firmware to fix the egregious security hole, which is detailed in this post.
Such a serious security flaw is bad for jailbreakers, because it means needing to update your device, and having to perform the jailbreak process all over again. Evasi0n7 1.0.6 was released to jailbreak iOS 7.0.6, but it’s still hassle to have to back everything up, restore to iOS 7.0.6, and re-jailbreak. Due to the serious nature of the security hole, we’ve been encouraging folks to update, which is understandably a huge hassle for many.
But Ryan Petrich has come through to save the day, releasing a fix for the SSL issue that allows users to remain on current firmware. Ryan’s SSLPatch release makes it so that you don’t have to immediately update to iOS 7.0.6 in order to protect yourself from the serious flaw. Check inside for more details. Read More
By Sébastien Page on Jan 25, 2014
Jailbreaking has so many benefits that we often forget the drawbacks of it all. When you jailbreak your device, you basically put yourself at risk of breaking little things here and there. That’s exactly what is happening with the recently released evasi0n7 jailbreak for iOS 7. On the surface, everything is ok, but when you start digging, you might notice that a few elements aren’t working the way they should.
One problem that I and many others have experienced is an issue with Notification Center not showing the Today view information properly. In some cases, it won’t show any weather or calendar data. If you’ve been affected by this issue, read on for a short tutorial on how to fix it… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Jan 23, 2014
Now that WinterBoard has been updated for iOS 7, themers are back on the wagon either updating their themes or coming up with new ones. WinterBoard is a buggy app, and even Saurik, its creator admitted so when it was updated a few weeks ago. In short WinterBoard for iOS 7 is still a work in progress.
One of the bugs that have been affecting themers is related to the Status Bar. The problem comes from a caching issue preventing the Status Bar theming of some themes such as Ayecon or Solstice to propagate correctly to the entire UI. In some cases, you might see the themed Status Bar when running certain applications, while the themed bar might be absent from the Home screen or other apps.
Fortunately, there is one simple fix for this… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jan 22, 2014
If you’ve ever listened to an episode of iDB’s Let’s Talk iOS podcast, you know that many of us struggle with how buggy iOS 7 is. We’ve noted on multiple occasions that some of us see our iPhones and iPads crash more than once per day, which is pathetic.
But there may be light at the end of this dark tunnel. Mashable has received an official comment from an Apple spokesperson that Apple is aware of a problem, which the site refers to as the “white/black screen of death,” and it has a fix coming a future update… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 30, 2013
I’m a bit embarrassed to admit it, but I never got around to posting a Windows jailbreak video tutorial for Evasi0n 7. Usually, I’m on such a tutorial like white on rice, and I take pride in helping our faithful readers through the entire jailbreak process, regardless of their platform of choice. This time, however, things were a bit different.
Although we were able to post our Mac video tutorial in a short turnaround time, the Windows video tutorial was nowhere to be found. Why? Well, to be frank, it’s because I couldn’t get it working.
I could start the jailbreak perfectly fine, and I never ran into any error messages, but I just could not for the life of me get past the Configuring System 2/2 step during Evasi0n’s jailbreak process. It’s like everything would just come to a screeching halt as soon as it got to this step.
As you’ve probably figured out by now, I was finally able to work past this issue. The headline kind of gives it away, but the solution isn’t something I can take credit for at all. The solution is actually thanks, at least in part, to someone very close to Saurik. Check inside for my explanation and video walkthrough showcasing how to jailbreak iOS 7 on Windows. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 30, 2013
Evasi0n 7 1.0.2 has just been released for OS X and Windows with a fix for the Wi-Fi reboot loop that’s plagued iPad 2 Wi-Fi users. The release, which is the third release of the jailbreak tool, is available for download right now.
Many iPad 2 Wi-Fi users have complained about the endless reboot loop at the Apple logo that results after using Evasi0n 7 to jailbreak their device. The problem gained notoriety on Twitter and on the JailbreakQA website. Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 24, 2013
One of the more common error messages that new Cydia users will come across is the error that says Failed to fetch [...] HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found. This is a typical 404 message that you get when you visit a webpage location that no longer exists. Normally, this wouldn’t be a big deal, but it causes an error message to appear in Cydia each time you refresh your list of packages and it attempts to pull data from the non-existent UltraSn0w repo.
You’ll receive an error that states: Some index files failed to download, they have been ignored, or old ones used instead. Yeah, so no big deal, but it’s still a huge annoyance, because this interrupts the stream of refreshing the list of Cydia packages. The fact is that you’ll probably never need to use UltraSn0w, and even if you did, you can always add the repo back to Cydia manually. Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 5, 2013
Apple has released an update for iTunes this afternoon, bringing the software to version 11.1.3. Don’t get too excited though, it appears to just be a maintenance release with a handful of improvements.
Those improvements include a fix for a known issue where the equalizer may not work as expected, as well as enhanced performance when switching views in large iTunes libraries and other bug fixes… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 28, 2013
It’s only been a month or so since Apple seeded iOS 7 to the public, and it’s already posted 3 updates. Now, these updates haven’t been very significant in terms of new features, but they have include several bug fixes and improvements.
In fact, one of those improvements only just came to light. GottaBeMobile reports today that with iOS 7.0.2, Apple quietly added Burst Mode enhancements to the iPhone 5s, making the feature more useful while helping save space… Read More
By Sébastien Page on Oct 6, 2013
This is a typical illustration of why only developers should install a beta version of a software. In this case, I’m specifically talking about iOS 7 beta, which has been wildly popular among non developers since Apple first made it available in June.
Of course, we’ve tried to warn everyone that unless you’re a developer, you shouldn’t really mess with iOS 7 beta. Since yesterday, those that didn’t take this warning seriously might have gotten themselves into trouble.
iOS 7 beta 6 was set to expire on October 6, and people who haven’t updated to the GM or public release by then found out the hard way that a developer release should really be only for developers.
Many people were greeted today with a message on their iOS device saying “Activation Error – This device is not registered as part of the iPhone Developer Program,” rendering the device unusable. Activation Required… Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 16, 2013
Apple has just released an update for iTunes, bringing the software to version 11.0.5. The update features a fix for a known iTunes in the Cloud issue, where some purchases would download or play unexpected media items.
Today’s update comes just a little more than two months after the previous iTunes update, 11.0.4, which brought about improved syncing, and just a day after iOS 7 beta 6 landed, which fixed a similar iTunes in the Cloud issue… Read More