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

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: OnceMore, Photicon, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 15, 2017

Despite what appeared to be a couple of busy weeks previously, it seems the jailbreak tweak assembly line has slowed down slightly once more, as releases weren’t as rapid this week.

Nevertheless, we wrap up with a jailbreak tweak roundup every single Sunday, so we’ll be taking this opportunity to talk about all of the jailbreak tweaks that were released this week, starting with our favorites. Read More

 

Why to avoid third-party Cydia Substrate “patches” for the iOS 10 beta jailbreak

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 12, 2017

Yesterday, we shared our fullest opinion of why you should avoid jailbreaking with Luca Todesco’s beta jailbreak for iOS 10 until it’s out of its beta stages, but for those who’ve went ahead with it anyway because nostalgia got the best of them, there’s another difficult choice to make…

Cydia Substrate is disabled by default, and amid the nostalgia, many are already using third-party “fixes” or “patches” to get around this. Of course, there’s a reason Cydia Substrate is disabled by default, and those who’ve gotten as far as jailbreaking also have to decide whether or not to install these patches.

In this piece, I will attempt to eliminate some of the confusion about why Cydia Substrate is disabled by default and why you should avoid installing these third-party “fixes” to get around it. Read More

 

Ryan Petrich launches new Activator, FlipSwitch, and FlipControlCenter betas with preliminary iOS 10 support

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 10, 2017

While the jailbreak for iOS 10.1.1 is currently in beta and only supports a certain subset of devices, jailbreak developers are still ramping up for a public jailbreak by releasing new tweaks geared toward iOS 10 and updating their latest jailbreak tweaks for support.

Ryan Petrich is the latest to join that group after having released updated versions of Activator, FlipSwitch, and FlipControlCenter in his beta repository with preliminary iOS 10 support. Read More

 

How to move emails from one inbox to another in your Mac’s Mail app

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 10, 2017

The Mail app in macOS is a multi-email handler and supports a wide variety of email platforms. That said, it you wanted to move some of your emails from one of your email account inboxes to another, you could.

This is a handy feature to know if you sent or received an email via the wrong account and wanted to keep your emails organized under the correct email inbox, so we’ll show you how it can be done in this tutorial. Read More

 

AutoLaunch can re-launch apps after they crash unexpectedly [jailbreak]

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 8, 2017

Apps, whether they’re downloaded from the App Store or Cydia, can crash from time to time because of underlying bugs, and re-launching it will sometimes let you go about using the app without any issues.

If you use a particular app that seems to crash here and there, then a new free jailbreak tweak called AutoLaunch could be your next best friend. It can automatically re-launch any app that crashes on your device so you don’t have to re-launch it yourself. Read More

 

Resetting AirPods fixes charging case battery woes for some users

By Anthony Bouchard on Jan 2, 2017

Just last week, problem threads began to surface on Reddit suggesting that there was some sort of bug in Apple’s newfangled AirPods case that could cause premature battery drainage. While the number of people affected isn’t known, it goes without saying the issue was affecting a decent number of users and kicked up quite a bit of controversy.

It’s unknown if the problem is related to a software glitch simply displaying the incorrect battery percentage or if the battery inside the case is actually draining more quickly than it should be, but either way, seeing 30-50% drainage after a full charge and just a few hours of idle time is really getting under users’ skin. Read More

 

CCRecord: a tweak to quickly and easily record your iPhone screen

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 31, 2016

Display recording tweaks have long been a favorite utility of the jailbreak community, and now you don’t even need to put an app icon on your screen to utilize this kind of functionality.

A new free jailbreak tweak called CCRecord adds a display recording toggle button right to Control Center on all jailbroken iOS 10 devices, making the feature more convenient than ever before. Read More

 

TwitterThemeToggler makes it much easier to toggle Night Mode in the Twitter app

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 23, 2016

One of the saving graces of using Twitter at night is the built-in night mode theme that lets you cut down on all the white space by switching to it a darker background with light text.

Once you enable this dark mode, your eyes can finally take the load off and stop straining, but Twitter doesn’t exactly make toggling this feature on and off a cinch. That’s where a new free jailbreak tweak called TwitterThemeToggler comes into play. Read More

 

Pokémon GO launches on Apple Watch with Activity and Workout integration

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 22, 2016

To all of those who have been waiting to play Pokémon GO on the Apple Watch since the game developers teased it at Apple’s September keynote event, you can finally stop holding your breath because it’s now available.

Pokémon GO for the Apple Watch comes in an update (version 1.21.2) to the existing iPhone app from the App Store, so after installing it, you’ll be able to add it to your Apple Watch just like you would with any watch app you’re already using. Read More

 

Error messages popping up from failed automatic iOS updates? Here’s the fix

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 21, 2016

Your iPhone and/or iPad can perform over the air (OTA) software updates automatically during the night while you’re sleeping, so long as it’s connected to a power source and you’ve given it permission first. While this feature is incredibly convenient for anyone who doesn’t have the time to wait for software updates during the day, it can sometimes be problematic.

There are all kinds of error messages that might pop up, but one of the more common messages you may come across, especially on iOS 10 devices, will look a lot like the one you see above. In this piece, we’ll talk about troubleshooting steps you can take to fix various types of similar error messages once and for all and get your device up to date. Read More

 

Apple stops signing iOS 10.1.1

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 20, 2016

Apple has stopped signing iOS 10.1 and 10.1.1 on Tuesday in a move that’s sure to choke the jailbreak community a little bit further. It’s typical of Apple to follow this kind of behavior after a new firmware release, so it’s not surprising this would happen as iOS 10.2 was released just over a week ago.

With the firmware no longer being signed, downgrades to iOS 10.1.1 are currently no longer possible, so if you’ve upgraded to iOS 10.2 recently or need to do a fresh restore of iOS 10.1.1 in iTunes, then you’re out of luck. Read More

 

How to delete your Super Mario Run game data without deleting the app

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 20, 2016

The popular new Super Mario Run game by Nintendo doesn’t have a whole lot of levels to play, but if you ever get to the point where you want to just delete all your in-game progress and start all over again, then you’ll be happy to know there’s a way to do that.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can delete all your Super Mario Run game progress data without having to delete the game from your device and re-download it later on. Read More

 

iCloud Notes not syncing across devices? Try this

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 19, 2016

Have you ever saved a note in the iOS Notes app and then expected to see it sync across all of your devices via iCloud only to find that it didn’t?

iCloud can be very finicky, especially when it comes to syncing your notes, and sometimes you have to take troubleshooting matters into your own hands to fix the problem. Read More

 

Early access version of Flex 3 is now available in Cydia’s BigBoss repo

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 16, 2016

Those who are deeply involved with the jailbreak community are likely to know a lot about Flex, a platform that allows users to download patches and modifications to their jailbroken iPhones or iPads. They can create and then share their own patches with the rest of the Flex community so everyone else can enjoy the features as well.

An early access version of Flex 3 has now launched in Cydia’s BigBoss repository, giving public availability of the platform to everyone who owns a jailbroken device. Read More

 

How to sign a PDF document on your Mac

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 15, 2016

Every once in a while, you might come across a PDF document that requires your signature, but that doesn’t mean you have to waste printer ink and effort by printing it out, signing it, and scanning it back into your computer.

The Markup feature in macOS makes things like this a breeze by letting you sign PDF documents digitally, and in this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can use it to quickly sign a document as easily as possible. Read More

 

How to access your iPhone Camera Roll on Mac or PC

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 14, 2016

Whether you have a Mac or you have a PC, you can use your computer to access your iPhone or iPad’s Camera Roll for easy photo and video transferring.

In this tutorial, we’ll show you the easiest way to access your iOS device’s Camera Roll on both operating systems: macOS and Windows. Read More

 

How to restart your iPhone without using the Home or power buttons

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 12, 2016

Whenever you are unfortunate enough to have a busted Home button or non-functioning power button, it can become difficult to reboot your iPhone or iPad in a pinch, and considering reboots are the most common way to troubleshoot software problems, you should always have a way to reboot your device.

In this piece, we’ll discuss a few ways you can reboot your iOS device without using the Home or power buttons. Instead, you’ll utilize nothing more than the touch screen. Read More

 

How to transfer multiple Pokémon to the professor simultaneously in Pokémon GO

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 12, 2016

In Pokémon GO, you have the option of transferring your weakest Pokémon to Professor Willow in exchange for Pokémon candy, which are used in powering up and evolving related Pokémon.

In the latest update for Pokémon GO, Niantic made it possible to transfer more than one Pokémon to Professor Willow at once, rather than having to transfer them all individually, which was a really repetitive and tedious process.

We’ll show you how to do it in this tutorial. Read More

 

Jailbreak tweaks of the week: Dejavu, Spotty, & more…

By Anthony Bouchard on Dec 11, 2016

The public jailbreak for iOS 10 is still nowhere to be found, but Cydia developers are still launching creative tweaks that can make your jailbroken iOS 9 device(s) cooler than ever.

In this roundup, we’ll talk about this week’s jailbreak tweak releases, starting with our favorites and then outlining everything else afterwards. Read More

 
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