Malwarebytes reports first case of Mac malware for 2017, points out antiquated tactics

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 19, 2017

Security software development firm Malwarebytes has just exposed what could be the first known case of Mac malware for the year of 2017.

It appears to be a highly antiquated piece of malware. In other words, it’s not super advanced and it’s using methods to infect machines that are so well-known that only a small number of unsuspecting users would even fall victim to it. Read More


How to install Pangu 1.1 on your jailbroken iOS 9.3.3 device

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 4, 2016

If you’re currently jailbroken on iOS 9.3.3, then we suggest you install the latest version of the English Pangu jailbreak app on your device, because Pangu says it can now embed the 1-year Beijing enterprise certificate that will keep your jailbreak valid until April 2017.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to install the new Pangu app and embed the 1-year Beijing enterprise certificate on your device. We promise, it’s not that difficult! Read More


Pangu launches v1.1 of jailbreak app with bug fixes & 1 year embedded certificate option

By Anthony Bouchard on Aug 4, 2016

Pangu has released version 1.1 of its jailbreak app for the iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak on Thursday that includes some bug fixes to improve the stability of the app, as well as a new embedded certificate feature that lets you embed the 1-year enterprise certificate. Read More


How to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 with Pangu [English]

By Anthony Bouchard on Jul 29, 2016

Pangu released an English version of its iOS 9.2-9.3.3 jailbreak tool on Friday, which gets the same job done as the Chinese jailbreak tool that was released over the weekend.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to jailbreak your iOS 9.3.3 device with Pangu on Linux, Mac, and Windows with the new tool. Read More


How to watch WWDC keynote live on Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Windows, Linux and Android

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 7, 2015

As you know, Apple’s annual Worldwide Developers Conference kicks off tomorrow with a State of the Union-like keynote address. WWDC is the most important event for the Apple community as it gives a sneak peak at how the firm plans to woo app developers in the year.

The 26th summer event runs from June 8 through June 12 at San Francisco’s Moscone West, where CEO Tim Cook will share the stage Monday morning along with other company executives to deliver latest advances concerning iOS, OS X and Watch OS platforms.

iDownloadBlog, the biggest name in jailbreaking, doesn’t get invited to Apple events. Not to worry: we’ll be providing a remote live coverage of the two-hour long presentation and following up with related tidbits throughout the day so you don’t miss a thing.

Apple will be providing a live stream through the Apple Events webpage on its website, using the new familiar weblog-like layout.

Although the official live stream is limited to Mac, iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and Apple TV devices, you can enjoy it on other platforms, too. Without further ado, here’s a quick tutorial on what you’ll need to watch the keynote live on both Apple devices and non-Apple platforms like Windows, Linux and Android. Read More


evasi0n iOS 6 untethered jailbreak released

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 4, 2013

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it’s finally here. After much anticipation, the hard working team of hackers that make up the evad3rs have released their iOS 6 untethered jailbreak tool to the public. The tool is called evasi0n, and it will let you jailbreak your iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches, on Mac, Windows, and Linux.

Evasi0n is an untethered jailbreak, and it works on every iOS device capable of running iOS 6, with the exception of the Apple TVs. That means that you can now jailbreak the iPhone 5, the iPad mini, the iPad 4, the iPad 4, iPad 3, the iPhone 4S, and various other iOS devices with evasi0n. Check inside for more information along with the download link. Read More


evasi0n moves closer to release, now 80% complete

By Jeff Benjamin on Feb 1, 2013

Sunday is not that far away. Depending on where you are in the world, it could be as little as a day away. With that in mind, it’s great to see status bar on, which signifies the completeness of the upcoming jailbreak, continue to rise.

Earlier today we reported that the status had approached 75%, with the Linux version of evasi0n still being in the works. Now, the Linux version is completed, and private beta testing is proceeding full steam ahead… Read More


How to Jailbreak the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 on Linux

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 23, 2012

Now that the Linux version of Absinthe has been released, all major platforms have access to the jailbreak tools needed to jailbreak their iPhone 4S and iPad 2.

We’ve already covered how to jailbreak on OS X and Windows in depth, but we didn’t want to leave our Linux readers out in the cold.

Since there is no iTunes for Linux, things can be slightly more tricky, but it’s still extremely easy to apply the Absinthe untethered jailbreak on Linux. Read More


Absinthe Updated to v0.3, Includes Linux Version

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 23, 2012

Version 0.3 of the Absinthe iPhone 4S and iPad 2 untethered jailbreak utility was released a moment ago by the Chronic Dev Team, and with it comes support for Linux.

If you’re already jailbroken with v0.2, there is no need to attempt to reapply the jailbreak with the latest version, because there’s nothing really new besides a few cosmetic changes and a fix for a rare bug that most won’t encounter. Read More


How to Set Up Spire [Video Tutorial]

By Jeff Benjamin on Jan 1, 2012

A few days ago chpwn released Spire, a legal Siri port for the iPhone 4 and other devices. The release was met with much excitement, and likely just as much confusion. How does it work? Can it work with an existing Siri Proxy?

Getting Spire working on your non-iPhone 4S device may seem daunting, but it’s actually fairly straight forward, especially if you’ve successfully followed our Siri Proxy tutorial in the past. The Spire setup pretty much involves the same steps needed to get Siri Proxy working, with a few notable differences thrown in.

Check inside as I show you how to get Siri running on your iPhone 4 using Spire. This should also work for other devices, like the fourth-generation iPod touch… Read More


How to Install Siri Proxy Plugins [Video]

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 11, 2011

A couple of days ago we showed you how to install the much talked about Siri Proxy Server. That’s the first step to being able to really do some marvelous things with Apple’s so-called personal assistant.

The next step is installing the plugins that take advantage of the Siri Proxy. These plugins range from enabling you to tweet on command, start your car, control your television, or query IMDB’s massive movie database.

In the following tutorial, we show you how easy it is to install Siri Proxy plugins, and we use the IMDB plugin as an example. If you already have Siri Proxy installed, you don’t want to miss this… Read More


Our Own Video Demonstration of Siri Proxy in Action

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 9, 2011

Late last night I set out with the goal of getting the much talked about Siri Proxy server running on my iMac and iPhone 4S. After a couple of hours of tinkering, I could finally report success.

We’ve all seen the videos, but actually using it yourself is a whole different experience. It’s really amazing what Pete “Plamoni” Lamonica has been able to pull off with Siri Proxy.

What’s even better is that there’s all sorts of plugins available to take advantage of. Check inside as we go hands-on with the Twitter and IMDB plugins for this wonderful Siri enhancer… Read More


How to Get Siri Dictation on Your Mac or PC [Video]

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 29, 2011

Earlier we told you about the update to TouchPad, a VNC remote control app for iOS devices. It’s a well known app in itself, but this latest update is sure to make a few people ecstatic.

Indeed, Edovia — the highly esteemed developers behind this and other great apps, like Screens — has updated TouchPad to allow Siri dictation between an iPhone 4S and a Mac, Windows, or even Linux machine if that suits your fancy.

Check out our video demonstration inside… Read More


Soon You’ll Be Able to Run Linux on Your iDevice

By Alex Heath on Aug 29, 2011

Good news for fans of Tux the penguin: soon you’ll be able to run the Linux operating system on your iDevice. A team of jailbreak developers has managed to run the open source Linux OS on Apple’s A4-powered devices.

Who needs Android when you have Linux, right? Read More


GreenPois0n Download for Linux Now Available

By Sébastien Page on Oct 12, 2010

A quick note to let you know that the GreenPois0n download for Linux is now available. Up until now, only the Windows version was available on the site.

Apparently, the Chronic Dev Team is having issues making GreenPois0n work on Mac and it might take a few days to get it done. Stay tuned as we’ll keep you informed when it comes out.

In the meanwhile, you can always check our GreenPois0n guide for more information on how to use GreenPois0n to jailbreak your iPhone.



Apple’s iOS is the 3rd Most Popular Internet Platform

By Guest Author on Sep 2, 2010

Have you ever wondered how popular iOS devices are amongst internet plaforms? Well you can stop wondering because Computer World has the details that show Apple’s operating system is currently 3rd amongst all platforms.

iOS devices of course include the iPhone, iPod Touch and the iPad tallied up as 1.1% of all hardware that used the internet. They ousted Linux with that number which fell for the second straight month to 0.85%. Windows took first place with Mac OS coming in 2nd. Read More


Linux Director Spouts Off About the AppStore (and Everything Else)

By Guest Author on Aug 12, 2010

In a recent interview with Wired, Jim Zemlin, the Executive Director for Linux (yes that Linux), gave his opinion on the present and future state of the App Store. Why anyone would ever look towards Linux to give you a mobile business opinion is beyond me. However, Zemlin had a few points I’ll highlight for you.

Zemlin says that Apple’s status with the App Store is “totally within reach”. Then states that the top 10 pages are “the only ones that matter”. Already it was hard to take him seriously with this sort of rhetoric. If the App Store is so reachable, let’s have the competitor. As far as the top ten page being all the store has to offer, I won’t insult your intelligence by even offering up a defense to this lunacy.

When asked how the App Store model will change, the exec claims that developers aren’t going to pay 30% forever. Instead he claims that an “App Warehouse” will be used, servicing carrier stores. Of course he follows by saying that this will cost the dev 15-20%, and the warehouse will (conveniently) run Linux. Yes, I’m serious, he really thinks this.

Wired sort of set him straight throughout the exchange, noting that businesses want to be on the iPhone, etc. The word of mouth, and easy accessibility that is integrated into having your service or product in the App Store, is priceless. Even the Linux boss himself noted how well Apple has implemented a savvy UI into its selections.

There is much more in this piece than I cared to cover, mostly because it’s not iPhone (or even Apple) related. I will say that it seems a bit presumptuous to think that the App Store can or will be overtaken as easily as it is to say such. Fact is, most people who don’t even own a smart phone can tell you something about Apple’s App Store, or the iPhone for that matter. And Linux? Many of those same people would probably have to Google it. Whattaya think?


Spirit Jailbreak Ported to Linux

By Sébastien Page on May 24, 2010

The now famous Spirit jailbreak developed by Comex was already available on Windows and Mac. Now, thanks to iPhone hacker p0sixninja, Spirit is now available for Linux as well.

According to RedmondPie: “The binaries and source code needed to get to work are now available. You will need some experience with Linux commands to make it work. Spirit for Linux can be downloaded from here.”

I’m sure this will be helpful to the Windows haters and Linux aficionados.