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Like every Sunday, we get to take a look at some of the most popular posts that were published on iDB during the week that just ended. Whether it is a news item, a new jailbreak tweak, a tutorial, or an app review, we sum it all up in one convenient place for you. 

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Nomad wireless hub review

The best wireless chargers for iPhone seen at CES

Apple & related news

Apple announces HomePod is arriving February 9, available to order this Friday

Here are the HomePod touch gestures that allow easy navigation & music playback control

Apple releases iOS 11.2.5, watchOS 4.2.2, macOS 10.13.3 and tvOS 11.2.5

iOS 11.2.5 release notes & security fixes

Video: hands-on with Siri News, HomePod support & other changes in iOS 11.2.5

Apple previews iOS 11.3: battery management, new Animoji, vertical ARKit & more

The developer preview of iOS 11.3 is now available

iOS 11.3 developer beta brings back the sought-after Messages on iCloud feature

Video: hands-on with AirPlay 2 on iOS 11.3 & tvOS 11.3

Hands-on with iOS 11.3: new Animoji, Health records, ARKit 1.5, Messages on iCloud, AirPlay 2, and more

First hands-on review of HomePod is out touting impressive audio and smart features

ARKit 1.5 can detect walls and identify 2D images such as posters, signs & artwork

iOS 11.3 references “modern iPad,” possibly hinting at TrueDepth camera & Face ID upgrades

Apple dramatically increases the number of self-driving SUVs it’s testing

iOS 11.3 lets you sort App Store reviews

iOS 11.3 simplifies the authentication process for Face ID purchases on iPhone X

Apple inks new TV series deal with ‘La La Land’ creator


CoolStar releases beta 7 of the Electra jailbreak tool for iOS 11.0-11.1.2

Kernel exploit for iOS 11.2-11.2.1 surfaces

CoolStar’s Electra jailbreak tool for iOS 11.0-11.1.2 gets updated to beta 8

Purported kernel-level exploit for iOS 11.2-11.2.1 won’t yield a jailbreak

KeyUtilities, PullToClear, and other jailbreak tweaks to check out


Type faster and more efficiently with TypeIt4Me for Mac


How to quickly show the passcode keypad on iPhone X

How to use Siri News on iPhone & iPad

How to watch Instagram stories anonymously

How to copy an SMS, MMS or iMessage on your iPhone & iPad


Vivid colors iPhone wallpaper pack 2

iMac Pro wallpapers optimized for iPhone

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