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This Weekend in the App Store -- the best free apps, new apps and app updates

Here are some of the best free apps, app updates and new apps that have landed in the App Store recently. All app prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly, so grab them while you can. Apps Now Free Stackables for iPad...

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iOS 7.1.2 still vulnerable to Pangu untethered jailbreak

Yesterday's iOS 7 update featured relatively minor tweaks and big fixes, but one of the more surprising things about it is what it didn't address; It appears that the Pangu jailbreak tool -- which can provide an untethered jailbreak using either a...

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iOS 7.1.1 jailbreak tutorial video makes it look easy

YouTube user Macmixing has posted a tutorial video on how to jailbreak iOS 7.1.1. The process can be intimidating for some, but this video walks you through the process step by step. There are a pair of caveats here. You'll need Pangu's tool and a...

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"Deus Ex: The Fall" to remove jailbreak restriction with upcoming update

On Friday we reported on how the makers of Deus Ex: The Fall, in an effort to combat piracy, implemented a scheme whereby users with jailbroken iOS devices can't fire guns in the game. While I wouldn't go so far as to call the move controversial,...

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iPhone jailbreak hack puts Facebook Messenger all over iOS

The Verge is reporting that a new jailbreak tweak to the Facebook iOS app enables the chat heads feature to run on iOS the same way it does on Android. In other words, chat heads can now permeate the entire iOS UI if you simply can't get enough...

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Tweetbot for iOS outs pirate users

A lot of us at TUAW use Tapbots' wonderful Tweetbot iPhone app to feed our mobile Twitter habit. The US$2.99 price tag is apparently off-putting to some iPhone users who want the excellent features of Tweetbot, but would rather pirate the app...

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evasi0n jailbreak tool updated to support iOS 6.1.2

iOS owners with a jailbroken device will be happy to know that the latest iOS 6.1.2 update is safe for them to install. iOS 6.1.2 may fix the Exchange calendar issue, but it does not close the exploit being used by the evasi0n...

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Hack brings all iPhone notifications to Pebble watch

Pebble watch owners have a good reason to jailbreak their iOS device. A new jailbreak app from developer Conrad Kramer lets the smartwatch accept all incoming notifications, not just the ones from native iOS apps, like messages and phone calls....

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FireCore releases updated Apple TV jailbreak tool

Jailbreak provider FireCore announced yesterday that it has released an update to the Seas0nPass jailbreak tool and aTV Flash (black) Apple TV software. The update supports the 5.2 Apple TV software released by Apple on January 28, 2013, which...

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Evasi0n used to jailbreak 7 million devices in less than a week

Forbes talked to Jay Freeman, aka Saurik, who confirmed that the recent Evasi0n jailbreak is the most popular jailbreak in iOS history. According to Saurik, the utility was used to jailbreak more than 7 million devices in the four days since it...

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Untethered iOS 6.x jailbreak evasi0n now available

The Evad3rs Jailbreak Team has made the evasi0n jailbreak available, and it is capable of jailbreaking the iPhone 5, 4, 4S, 3GS, iPad mini, all full size iPads, and 3rd, 4th and 5th-generation iPod touches running iOS 6.0 and 6.1. The jailbreak...

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iPhone 5 jailbreak release expected very soon (Updated: Jailbreak now available)

Last night while the US was watching football, the evad3rs jailbreak team was putting the final touches on its untethered iOS 6.1 jailbreak. Early speculation suggested the tool would be released during Sunday's Super Bowl, but the evad3rs...

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iOS 6.1 jailbreak almost ready for prime time

The newly formed evad3rs are close to completing their work on the latest iOS 6.1 jailbreak. The team, made up of @MuscleNerd, @pod2g, @Planetbeing and @pimskeks, have created a website for their jailbreak and are updating it with progress...

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Untethered iOS 6.1 jailbreak to land on most Apple mobile devices (Updated)

MuscleNerd is the bearer of potentially good news for iOS device owners. According to a report in iDownloadBlog, MuscleNerd has said that the upcoming untethered jailbreak for iOS 6.1 will support most iOS devices. This would include the...

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Why you can't have an iPhone 5 jailbreak yet

TechCrunch has put together a really great post covering the current iOS jailbreak scene, along with a bit of history behind the quest to find exploits in Apple's devices. For iPhone 5 owners, the piece contains some news that should be very...

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Hackulous iOS app community closes

Jailbreakers and users of cracked iOS apps have one less thing to be happy about this New Year's Eve. Hackulous, the cracked app community for iOS, shut down as of yesterday. Along with Hackulous, Apptrackr -- which was a web-based index of...

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