USB

How to create a macOS 12 Monterey installer on an external drive

This tutorial goes through the process of creating an install drive from the newly-released macOS 12 Monterey Beta application. Having an external drive allows you to install the OS to multiple computers without re-downloading it, perform clean installs instead of initiating them from within an existing OS, and boot to the installer's built-in recovery for troubleshooting tools.

Fast-charging your iPhone 12 requires Apple’s new $19 20W USB-C charger, sold separately

Want to fast-charge your iPhone 12 with Apple's discontinued 18W power adapter that you previously used for fast-changing your older iPhone? Not so fast — that 18W charger that came in the box with your iPhone 11/iPad Pro won't fast-charge the latest iPhone 12 lineup. For that, you'll need Apple's new 20W charger which must be purchased separately for $19 a pop.

The best USB chargers for iPhone

There are a lot of reasons to look at buying a new USB charger. Maybe you just got a new smartphone or gadget that didn't come with one. Maybe you need one for travel or one that supports multiple devices. Whatever the reason, iDB has you covered. We've put together this roundup of the best USB chargers for iPhones (and other devices).

How to run the checkra1n jailbreak on a Windows PC with bootra1n

If you follow the checkra1n team closely on Twitter and you pay attention to the our news pieces as the team releases updates to the tool, then you’d probably come to assume that you can’t run the checkra1n jailbreak unless you have a Mac or a computer running Linux. While the aforementioned state is still technically true, you can use a helpful utility called bootra1n to run the checkra1n jailbreak on your Windows PC.

While it takes a little more finesse than simply running the checkra1n application on a Mac or a Linux box, using bootra1n is a great way to get jailbroken if you don’t have access to either of the above. In this tutorial, we’ll be showing you how to go about it, step by step.