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Introducing the iDB Deals Store

Everybody at iDB is happy to announce the iDB Deals Store. Developed in partnership with our friends at StackSocial, the iDB Deals Store will bring you exclusive deals on Apple and iOS gear, accessories, software, and more. And to mark the launch of the store, we’re offering 10% off everything in there for the next week!

Happy new year!

Out with the old, in with the new, may you be happy the whole year through! All the editorial team at iDB joins me to wish you a happy new year. May this year bring you health, wealth, love, happiness and everything in between.

Now that we’ve got the wishes out of the way, I’d like to talk to you about something that I feel is pretty important, especially as we enter a new year.

Happy new year

And just like that, a year went by again.

I can still remember last year at the same time, when I started making resolutions for the new year that was about to start. As it turns out, I didn’t follow through most of them.

As we grow older, and as our lives get busier, it seems harder and harder to find time to do the things we really want to do. Various obligations make our days shorter, sometimes forcing us to miss the essential parts of life.

I’ll consider myself lucky for doing something I love for a living, which really makes my days more enjoyable than the average worker, I assume. I’m also very lucky to have such an amazing family. My daughter, my wife, and our future baby are constant reminders that life is wonderful and that you should enjoy every single moment. Carpe diem!

Maybe I’m drifting away from the original intent of this post.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that life is short, so I hope you’re getting the best of it. A new year is the right time to look back at where you’re at in life and where you want to get to. Maybe it’s a good occasion to make slight changes and make sure you’re on the right track to do whatever you want to do.

On behalf of everybody at iDB, I would like to wish you a happy new year. I hope this new year will bring you health, wealth, love, and everything else in between. I also want to thank you for being a loyal or occasional reader. Whether you read iDB every single day or you’re just stopping by, my message to you is the same.

Happy new year!

The year in review: a look back at some of our best stories of 2013

December is always a good time to look back at what you’ve accomplished during the year that just went by. If you set some goals for yourself at the beginning of the year, now is the right time to see if you reached these goals. Who knows, maybe you’ve even exceeded them.

For us at iDB, the end of the year is the perfect time to see what some of our most popular articles were. Most of the best performing posts on iDB won’t really come as a surprise to you, but I’m sure you’ll find some unexpected content as well.

As 2013 is slowly opening the door for 2014, we go over some of this content that has been making iDB one of the most visited Apple-focused sites around. Further than that, we also reflect on why these specific articles have been so popular, what it means for iDB, and what lessons we draw from that.

I hope you will enjoy reading this as much as I enjoyed writing it…

You can now get iDownloadBlog push notifications on your Mac

With the release of OS X Mavericks, Apple has introduced a way for readers to be alerted via push notification every time a new article is published on one of their favorite sites. Today, I am happy to announce that iDownloadBlog is able to deliver these push notifications to your Mac.

Showing as a banner in the upper-right corner of your Mac, these push notifications will allow you to instantly know when a new article is published on iDB, even if Safari isn’t currently running.

Here is how you can subscribe:

Happy New Year from iDB!

It’s now 2013 here in the U.S., and the iDB team would like to wish you, our readers, a very happy New Year! Thank you for continuing to allow us to do what we love every day, as none of this would be possible without your support.

2012 was a big year for us, as it was once again for Apple. It refreshed several products, introduced new ones and made some major internal changes. And while we’re sad the year has come to an end, we’re very excited for 2013…

How to easily search iDB directly from Notification Center

iDB-SearchNC is a new jailbreak widget that allows you to easily search the contents of iDownloadBlog directly from Notification Center. That’s right, all of Christian’s in-depth reporting, countless witty one-liners from Cody, and all of Sebastien’s reviews and giveaways, right from the convenience of Notification Center.

We know, it almost sounds too good to be true, but alas, it is. Take a look inside as we give iDB-Search NC the proper video walkthrough…

A Goodbye

I am no longer a member of the iDownloadBlog team. After much thought and careful consideration, I’ve decided that it is in my best interest both personally and professionally to part ways with iDB. It’s not a decision I’ve taken lightly.

I want to express my sincerest gratitude for the great experience I’ve had writing at iDB. I’m going to miss my coworkers and readers like crazy, but I’ve come to realize that a change of pace is essential right now.

Our New Downgrade Page Goes Live

It’s been a while since we’ve updated our downgrade page, so we thought it was time to do so.

Our new downgrade page is an overhauled comprehensive resource for all of your iOS downgrading needs. It now includes video tutorials, along with a section-by-section breakdown for some of the most frequently asked downgrading questions.

Now the question remains: Do you know where to find it? Check inside for the answer…

Happy New Year From iDB!

It’s 2012, and the iDB team would like to wish you, the reader, a wonderful and very happy New Year! It’s been a great year, and we couldn’t be more excited about what 2012 has in store. We couldn’t do any of this without your support.

Apple introduced several new products in 2011, including the iPad 2 and iPhone 4S, and covering everything has been very exciting for all of us. iDB underwent some major changes in 2011 as well, and things are only looking better in 2012…

iDB’s Favorite App Store and Jailbreak Apps of 2011

The year is almost over, so we thought that it would be a good idea to take a look back at our favorite apps of 2011. The iDB staff has chosen its favorite App Store and jailbreak apps from this year and compiled the picks into a little retrospective.

All of the apps in this list were either released this year or updated with significant changes. Here’s our favorite apps and tweaks from 2011…

Merry Christmas From iDB!

We wanted to wish all of our readers a very merry Christmas and happy holidays. For our readers in the US and around the world that are celebrating Christmas, we hope you have a wonderful time with your family and friends.

It’s times like these that the iDB team feels the need to express our sincere thankfulness for you, the reader. Without all of you, we wouldn’t be able to do what we love every day: write about iOS, Apple, and jailbreaking.