Tag Archives: iOS

iOS 8.4 jailbreak shown off in new video

Just when things were starting to look a little bleak of the jailbreak community, a well-known hacker has emerged with a proof of concept video showing his iPhone running an iOS 8.4 beta 1 jailbreak. Earlier this month, Apple released iOS 8.3 to the public which included a number of security updates, closing exploits used by jailbreakers in the…

iOS 8 adoption hits 79%

iOS 8 adoption is up to 79%, according to App Store data. Apple updated its App Store Distribution page to reflect the latest usage estimate as of April 13th. Active usage of iOS 7 is down to 19% with all older versions of Apple’s mobile operating system making up the remaining 2% of active devices collectively. iOS 8′s adoption rate has increased…

Apple moves Audiobooks to iBooks app in iOS 8.4 beta

The first beta release of iOS 8.4 was seeded to developers yesterday featuring a revamped Music app. As part of the Music overhaul, Apple has also changed the way it handles audiobooks, moving playback from the Music app and into the (perhaps more suitable) iBooks app, as spotted by a MacRumors reader. In the latest public version of iOS — iOS 8.3 —…

iOS 8.3 patches TaiG jailbreak exploit

Bad news for jailbreakers: iOS 8.3, released to the public yesterday, includes several security patches including one for a key exploit used by TaiG for jailbreaking devices. As well as user-facing improvements to Emoji and the new iCloud Photo Library service, iOS 8.3 comes stacked with almost 40 behind-the-scenes security updates which, as MuscleNerd…

Twitter releases live broadcasting app Periscope

If you’re a hardcore social media fiend, you’ve probably heard of Meerkat. The app allows users to broadcast their camera to anyone with a link to the stream, which is tweeted when the broadcast begins. People can click on the link and watch the broadcast. Most interestingly, Meerkat relies on iOS’s Twitter account integration for user management. It…

iOS 8 now on 77% of iOS devices

After being available for over five months, Apple’s iOS 8 mobile operating system is now on 77% of iOS devices. Adoption continues to improve for the latest operating system, but it lags behind the adoption rate iOS 7 had last year. By this time last year, iOS 7 was running on approximately 88% of iOS devices. Meanwhile, iOS 7 is still reported on 20%…

iOS 8.3 beta 3 now available for developers

Apple has seeded the third beta of iOS 8.3 to registered developers. The release comes roughly two weeks after iOS 8.3 beta 2 was made available and a month after the first beta of iOS 8.3 was distributed to app makers. iOS 8.3 represents the next significant software update for iPhone and iPad users, bringing with it a number of new features not…

Third party Apple Watch apps introduced in keynote

Kevin Lynch came on stage to demonstrate some of the first third party apps that will be available for Apple Watch. These have presumably been developed in Apple’s “secret lab,” where Apple has collaborated with developers to optimize and debug their apps, so they will be ready for launch. Instagram Instagram allows you to view photos, and like &…

Apple announces ResearchKit for medical research

In addition to HealthKit, which aims to sync health and fitness data between apps, John Williams (COO of Apple) described that they discovered a potential for medical research along the way. To address this, Apple is releasing ResearchKit, which allows medical researchers to create apps that can assist in medical research. As one example, Apple showed…