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
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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 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 the battery level reaches 100%. At that time, we will have different options as to how we want to be alerted.
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."
Sebastien goes over his favorite features announced at WWDC 21. He also addresses a few concerns he has about some questionable features.
After carrying out an informal survey of Downtime listeners and iDB readers, Sebastien reveals some of the announcements that YOU want to see at WWDC this year.
After introducing iDB's new site design, Sebastien reviews the new Apple TV remote, and AirTag's one and only alternative, the Chipolo ONE Spot. Finally Sebastien plugs one of his apps and answers a few questions from listeners.
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.
Sebastien goes solo again in this monologue about Apple Music, and being stalked by an AirTag. He also talks about his Birthday Reminder app, cocktail habits, and his decision to not use an Apple Watch anymore.
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.
Sebastien is free soloing this special episode where he answers questions from listeners, talks about one of his apps, and gets to do his favorite section of the show. It's different, but hopefully just as good.
Sebastien and Cody run down all of their favorite features in the iOS 14.5 update and give their initial AirTag impressions. The pair also discuss how to add HomeKit support to an old garage door and some of their favorite movies they’ve seen recently.
You don't need to spend big money on a brand new garage door opener in order to be able to control it with HomeKit and/or Siri. Indeed, you can simply use an add-on accessory that will bring HomeKit support to virtually any garage door opener, letting you control it using Siri or the Home app on your iPad, iPhone, or Apple Watch.
I personally upgraded my garage door opener with such an accessory a few weeks ago, and in about 30 minutes, I was all set. Now this is not a hack. This is not a workaround. This is real HomeKit support, and all it requires is the meross Smart Garage Door Opener Remote, a $49 accessory you can find on Amazon.
Sebastien and Cody recap Apple’s Spring Loaded event and discuss their thoughts on all of the products that were announced. The pair also talk about Seb’s new 100% electric motorcycle and go over their Fantasy Draft picks from last week.