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Pangu releases 8.0-8.1 jailbreak tool for OS X

Pangu -- the downloadable tool that became a household name in the jailbreak community after the release of iOS 7.1 -- has finally released a Mac-compatible version of its 8.0/8.1 app. Just like the Windows version, the new OS X version walks you through the process of freeing your iOS device from...

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InfoWorld is so, so wrong about iOS jailbreaking

Today, InfoWorld published an article by Galen Gruman about iOS jailbreaking. In it, Gruman makes the argument that iOS jailbreakers -- who, by Gruman's estimation, "deserve" viruses and malware -- are moving to Android. His theory is that since Android offers lots of customization and is already ...

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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 Windows computer to get the job done; we'll leave ...

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iOS 8's silent war against jailbreaking

Apple isn't dumb. The company knows users jailbreak their devices, but more importantly than that, they know exactly why. There are those who jailbreak to use apps that simply would never be approved for sale on the App Store -- and that's a group that Apple has little chance of luring back to the...

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The best Nintendo DS emulator on iOS doesn't require a jailbreak

Apple has a pretty strict stance on emulators in regards to the App Store, so unless you're willing to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad, the options for retro gaming are usually pretty slim. That is, unless the developers of said apps decide to ignore the App Store entirely -- that is the case with N...

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Daily Update for December 26, 2013

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some of the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top o...

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Morning news roundup for December 23, 2013

Here's a look at what's going on in the Apple world as of this morning, December 23. A new Mac Pro, an iffy iOS jailbreak and a doomed Opel Corsa are just a few highlights. Let's begin, shall we? spends 24 hours with Apple's Mac Pro and Final Cut Pro 10.1. The notably quiet Mac Pro (the so...

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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, it does seem work to create a wide dragnet to the ...

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Deus Ex: The Fall on jailbroken iOS devices won't fire guns

In a clever, and dare I say comical, effort to combat piracy, gamers with jailbroken iOS devices who play Deus Ex: The Fall can't fire any guns. Joystiq reports: Those playing Deus Ex: The Fall, which launched for iOS for $6.99, on jailbroken iDevices have found none of their guns work -- not e...

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Famed jailbreaker and former Apple intern Comex set to join Google as an intern

Famed iPhone jailbreaker Comex, whose real name is Nicholas Allegra, tweeted on Tuesday that he will be joining Google as an intern in the coming weeks. Allegra originally made a name for himself when he released a jailbreak tool dubbed JailBreakMe. As the name implies, the tool enabled users to...

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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 of Facebook messaging. The tweak was put togethe...

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Latest iOS update blocks Evasi0n jailbreak

Jailbreakers will take note that iOS 6.1.3, released yesterday, blocks the Evasi0n jailbreak. The Evasi0n jailbreak is the most popular one to date, according to Forbes, which reports that it has been used to jailbreak 18 million iOS devices in the six weeks since its launch. Ironically enoug...

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Latest iOS 6.1.3 beta breaks the evasi0n jailbreak

It took a while, but it looks like Apple is finally cracking down on the untethered evasi0n jailbreak with some bug fixes set for inclusion in iOS 6.1.3. Forbes is reporting that David Wang, one of the jailbreak's developers, has tested iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 and found that it fixes one of five bugs ex...

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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 jailbreak. Shortly after iOS 6.1.2 was released, the evad3rs team ...

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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. This hack is available to most iPhone owners now tha...

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