Sébastien Page

Sebastien is the Founder and Editor in Chief of iDB. Once a BlackBerry user, Sebastien instantly fell in love with the iPhone when it was first announced in 2007. Shortly after, he decided to start sharing his knowledge of iPhone jailbreaking and unlocking, which led to the creation of this blog. Sebastien currently owns 7 iPhones, 4 iPads, an iMac, a MacBook Air, and 2 Apple TVs. When he's not surfing the web, you can usually find Sebastien surfing the waves of Southern California, or traveling the world with his wife Tina and his daughter Chloé. You can find Sebastien on Twitter, Google+, and App.net. You can also email him at seb [at] idownloadblog.com.

‘California Streaming’ event debriefing [podcast]

After a few months hiatus, Cody and Sebastien got the old band back together for a special episode. After sharing what happened to Cody and discussing the future of the podcast, Cody and Sebastien talk about Apple's September 2021 event where the company unveiled a new 10.2-inch iPad, a new iPad mini, Apple Watch Series 7, iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro.

How to block YouTube on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV

Block YouTube from iPhone and iPad

Over the last year or so, my kids have spent an unhealthy amount of time on YouTube on their iPad or the family Apple TV. It’s not so much about the time they spend on YouTube, it’s more about the quality of what they watch on YouTube, which I can’t always control or oversee.

So what may start as a couple of educational videos about the solar system can easily end up being an hour watching Preston and Briana play Minecraft. And don’t get me started about the vlogs of Sofie Dossi and her prankster friends. But I digress!

This post aims to give concerned parents like myself ways to block, lock, and restrict YouTube access on iPhone, iPad, and Mac, whether it is through the YouTube app itself, or via a web browser.

How to get a notification when your iPhone or iPad is fully charged

Knowing when your iPhone or iPad has been fully charged can be helpful depending on the circumstances. Maybe you're waiting for your iPhone to reach 100% of battery before leaving your home. Or maybe you just don't like to keep your device plugged in once the battery has been fully charged. Whatever your reason may be, there is a way to be alerted the minute your iPhone or iPad has reached a full charge.

Using the Shortcuts app, we will create a personal automation that will run when battery level reaches 100%. At that time, we will have different options as to how we want to be alerted.

It’s not just you, TestFlight is down for some users [Update: issue resolved]

testflight down

No, it's not just you! TestFlight is currently down for some users, including yours truly. While Apple took a bit of time to acknowledge the issue, the System Status page has now been updated to reflect the issue.

Update: the issue has now been resolved!

According to Apple, the issue started at 8.35 AM Pacific Time and is currently ongoing.  The company notes that "Users are experiencing a problem with this service. We are investigating and will update the status as more information becomes available."

Chipolo ONE Spot review: how it compares to Apple’s AirTag

I've been toying around with AirTags since they came out a few weeks ago, and I was impatient to try the only third-party alternative available at this time: the Chipolo ONE Spot. Chipolo is one of only three companies that have been approved by Apple at this time to be part of the Find My network. Out of the three, it's the only company that has built an item tracker similar to AirTag. So if you're in the market for an item tracker that works with the Find My app, your options are either the Apple AirTag or the Chipolo ONE Spot.

With that said, the folks at Chipolo sent me a ONE Spot for review ahead of their official launch later in June. This post will essentially be a Chipolo ONE Spot review and a direct comparison with AirTag.

What it looks like when an AirTag is stalking you

A screenshot showing an "AirTag Found Moving With You" safety notification from Apple Find My app warning the user about possible unwanted tracking

I've been running some unscientific tests for the past few days, essentially stalking myself with an AirTag that was set up using an Apple ID other than mine. The goal was to find out how quickly I would get notified about someone tracking me, but I was also curious about what the process would be to alert me about it.

After several days of tracking myself, this is what I found out.