Hardware

Meet Apple’s new Mac Mini

Apple on Tuesday announced an entirely redesigned Mac Mini encompassing several hardware improvements that consumers have been begging for.

Starting with an entirely redesigned enclosure built from recycled aluminum and recycled plastic, the Mac Mini is up to 50% more environmentally friendly than its predecessor.

Luca Todesco has jailbroken the iPhone XS Max

iPhone XS jailbreak

Renowned security researcher Luca Todesco (@qwertyoruiop) is best known for his iOS 10-centric Yalu jailbreak tool. But Todesco flexed his hacking muscles once again over the weekend upon confirming how he successfully jailbroke Apple’s flagship iPhone XS Max.

The confirmation comes by way of a set of Tweets shared on the Twitter social media platform, which indicate that while Todesco has finished “hacking the XS Max,” he’s since returned to a stock installation of iOS.

Axi0mX announces an update to his Alloc8 untethered bootrom exploit for iPhone 3GS

In April of last year, iOS hacker axi0mX came forward with the alloc8 untethered bootrom exploit for all models of the tried and true iPhone 3GS. But as of this weekend, he announced an update for the exploit that brings improvements to stability and usability.

As per one of the axi0mX’s most recent Tweets, the updated exploit does away with a bothersome three-second delay that typically transpires when waking the device from sleep:

Manually set your Mac’s cooling fan speeds with Macs Fan Control

If you own an Apple computer, especially a modern one, then you’ve probably come to notice how particularly thin these machines have become. Despite that, most Macs still sport internal cooling fans to keep the CPU and GPU temperatures in check.

By default, Apple’s internal cooling fans run as silently as possible for a quiet user experience, but this isn’t without its caveats. Thinner machines like the MacBook Pro are more susceptible to heat soak because the cooling capabilities of such a compact chassis are limited; this is something you’ve undoubtedly felt while the machine sits on your lap during intensive tasks.

Apple Watch Series 4 tech specs

At the September 12th special event, Apple unveiled three new iPhones and a snazzy redesigned Apple Watch called the Series 4. Not only does it have a refreshed look and feel, but it comes with a slew of new features and works with all the old Apple Watch wrist straps you might have laying around.

In this piece, we’ll outline the Apple Watch Series 4 tech specs for your viewing pleasure:

iPhone Xr tech specs

Alongside Apple’s flagship iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max handsets, Apple also unveiled a budget handset known as the iPhone Xr at the company’s September 12th event.

In this piece, we’ll outline the under-the-hood specifications that come standard on the budget-friendly iPhone Xr:

iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max tech specs

Apple unveiled two flagship handsets at the September 12th event, subtly named the iPhone Xs and the iPhone Xs Max, with the former being a 5.8-inch model just like the previous-generation iPhone X and the latter being a 6.5-inch model for those who prefer larger displays.

In this piece, we’ll outline the under-the-hood specs that come standard on the iPhone Xs and the iPhone Xs Max models:

iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max bring improvements to battery life

As if Apple’s iPhone X didn’t already provide amazing all-day battery life, Apple shattered these capabilities with its newly-announced handsets: the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max.

Citing Apple’s own Phil Schiller, the iPhone Xs offers a 30-minute battery life bump over the previous-generation iPhone X. The gains are impressive considering the handset’s augmented hardware and powerful capabilities.

iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max adopt improved IP68 water resistance

Apple’s new flagship handsets, the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max, pack momentous hardware upgrades to the microchips and silicon inside, but they also feature improved resistance to water.

Taking the stage at the September 12th event, Apple’s own Phil Schiller revealed how the iPhone Xs and iPhone Xs Max each feature a robust IP68 water resistance rating, which is good for 2 meters for up to 30 minutes.

This tweak puts a free RAM indicator in the iPhone X’s Status Bar

The iPhone X’s notch compelled Apple’s to redesign the handset’s Status Bar to make the best use possible of the free space available. The result doesn’t look that bad, but software tinkerers in the jailbreak community always find ways to improve trivial things of this nature.

A prime example is a new free jailbreak tweak called FreeRAMUnderTimeX by iOS developer i4M1k0SU. Just as the name suggests, this tweak displays the amount of free RAM you have right under the time indicator in the iPhone X’s Status Bar.

Don’t expect new hardware at WWDC 2018

WWDC 2018

Are the keys on your MacBook Pro falling off? Has your first-generation iPad Air slowed to a halt? If you were hoping to see new hardware products revealed at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), you might be out of luck, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman.