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iOS 6.1.3-6.1.5 Jailbreak P0sixspwn Released By @iH8sn0w And @Winocm But At What Cost? Should The Exploits Have Been Saved For 7.

Posted by ImJustPro in ImJustBlog, 23 April 2014 · 374 views

On Monday, December 30, 2013 an iOS 6.1.3 - 6.1.5 untethered jailbreak was released by @iH8sn0w and @winocm for all iOS 6X devices, but was the loss of a valuable exploit too high a price to pay? (Photo:Twitter)
On Monday, December 30, 2013 an iOS 6.1.3, 6.1.4, 6.1.5 untethered jailbreak all iPhones, iPads and iPods was released by @iH8sn0w and @winocm. Its name is p0sixspwn. While many in the jailbreak community should be pleased — particularly those with the iPhone 3GS and other iDevices which don't support the latest iOS 7 jailbreak — it seems this iOS 6.1.3-6.1.5 jailbreak came at a high cost, as other exploits reportedly could have been used to produce the same result.

On Monday morning, Evad3rs team member and evasi0n7 creator Cyril Cattiaux aka @Pod2g posted a series of tweets with regard to how the new p0sixspwn jailbreak was created and released.
While the jailbreak community has been extremely torn by the events of the last week, and few know where to place their loyalty, this latest drama seems like just one more hit to those who simply want to enjoy the freedom jailbreaks provide to their iOS devices.
@winocm @iH8sn0w it's silly that they called it "drama free" though
— pod2g (@pod2g) December 30, 2013
Throughout the evasi0n7 debacle, @pod2g has been the most vocal of the evad3rs team members, writing two public letters to the community to explain the situation that developed with TaiG while also taking responsibility for the damage done and working to rebuild the bridge that was burned with @Saurik. But this morning's tweets seemed to show some frustration with the on-going drama that runs even deeper than has been completely told. It seems in releasing their new jailbreak for iOS 6X, @iH8sn0w and @winocm burnt some incredibly valuable exploits which have been kept carefully by the jailbreak developers for use in research when new iOS devices and firmwares are released. The most unsettling part of all is that burning that exploit was not a necessity.
.@pod2g @comex and they have two other invaluable exploits that could have been used instead — Nikias Bassen (@pimskeks) December 30, 2013
So what does all of today's drama mean for the jailbreak community? In speaking to @pod2g this morning, it seems the loss is not a small one.
In hearing this description, numerous questions came into my mind. What will happen in the future if Apple patches this exploit? Could it be used in a downgrade tool? If Apple doesn't patch the exploit will a 7.1 jailbreak be released? Both @pod2g and @comex were gracious enough to give me some comment on these points.
"They talked a lot of sh-- about us, but now they've burnt valuable stuff just for 6.1.x ... nobody looked at their jailbreak tool, but they burnt something allowing root on all devices without any effort. Something that jailbreakers were aware of for years now. Something that's usually the entry point for jailbreak research on new iOS versions and devices. Root code execution. Something that usually requires multiple exploits to achieve."

A valuable exploit that Comex discovered in iOS was burned in the creation of p0sixspwn, but the security researcher says, it doesn't make future jailbreaking impossible.
According to @comex, though the exploit burned is valuable, it does not completely negate the ability to create future jailbreaks. According to the former jailbreak developer, "it makes things more difficult, but not impossible."
To that
@pod2g added,

"Implications are that it'll make life of jailbreakers even harder for future iOS jailbreak developments. And I suppose that we'll never find another root execution and injection exploit of this kind in the future. Basically, it allows files to be made available in the device file system (injection) and allows to execute code as root. For example, we could setup afc2 on new iOS versions to play with the file system and find vulnerabilities."


This exploit, along with some others, was the same one @chpwn used last fall when he produced the infamous iOS 6 failbreak, which prematurely raised the community's hopes. In seeing the value that this particular exploit holds, I asked Cyril if a downgrade tool was in the works, or if by chance, Apple doesn't patch the exploit in 7.1, would the evad3rs be releasing an iOS 7.1 jailbreak using it.
Here is how he replied.
As to a possible iOS 7.1 jailbreak, this was his response.
"A downgrade tool is a completely different story. It requires breaking the boot chain of trust."
To that he added,
"It depends on what Apple patches ... let's say we'd want to burn it for iOS 7.1, we would also need a unsigned code execution vulnerability, a kernel exploit, and a way to stick that at boot."
To emphasize just how valuable the exploit is, @pod2g takes his explanation a bit further.
"But even if we still had that injection and root stuff, not sure that we would release it, because of its value."
"A jailbreak is a whole chain of exploits ... that exploit of @comex's that we did not want to burn in evasi0n7 [would require] 5 vulnerabilities to do the same thing. That's why it is so valuable. The fact that Apple did not patched it in years also is important. It means that it is probably the last thing you'd like to burn when there's nothing remaining."
As a final question, I did ask Cyril what his thoughts were on why @winocm and @iH8sn0w would burn such valuable exploits in the iOS 6.1.3 - 6.1.5 p0sixpwn jailbreak released Monday. Was it truly spite?
To that there seems to be no answer. Cyril's only response was:
I have reached out to @winocm and @iH8sn0w for a response, but thus far have received no reply. If they submit a rebuttal, I will update this post. To download and install @winocm and @iH8sn0w's iOS 6.1.3 - 6.1.5 jailbreak, visit p0sixspwn.com

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Enhance Your Typing on iOS

Posted by DarkXShadowX21 in Dark's Informatory , 23 April 2014 · 146 views
Type, Text, Enhance, Quick, Fast and 3 more...

Enhance Your Typing on iOS:
By DarkXShadowX21

Requirements*

- Action Menu ( Download )
Developed By: Ryan Petrich

- Action Menu Plus Pack ( Download )
Developed By: Ryan Petrich

- Goo.gl Shortener for Action Menu ( Download )
Developed By: sharedRoutine

- iSwipe Keyboard ( Repo: http://wynd07.appspot.com/r7/ )
Developed By: Andrew Liu

- SwipeSelection Pro ( Download )
Developed By: Kyle Howells

- Settings / General / Keyboard / Shortcuts
Keyboard Shortcuts By: DarkXShadowX21

 

Typing on our iDevices these days can take time, especially if you're a hunt and peck kind of typer. I've been typing on digital screens for a many years now and one of the things I'm always trying to improve on is typing with a better workflow. If your work flow is set up properly, you will accomplish more in less time in an efficient manner.

The first thing I'd like to discuss is Action Menu, Action Menu Plus Pack, and Goo.gl shortener for Action Menu. Action Menu comes in handy when you are doing a lot of editing while you are typing. One of these features include adding favorite words or phrases to your pasteboard. This can save you a good amount of time typing out what you are trying say when you have the ability to choose from a selection of words and/or phrases.

In order to do this, just type out the word or phrase you want to add, hold your finger on the screen and tap the right arrow until you see "Favorites". Once you tap on "Favorites" just tap "Add Favorite". You will then be able to use this word or phrase by doing the same method and tapping on the word or phrase now located in your "Favorites" list.

Another feature is the ability to copy multiple selections. This is a fantastic feature when you are wanting to paste more than 1 selection. For example, I use it to copy 3 or 4 links at a time and then view my copy history to paste all of the links I copied in one go. This can save you a great deal of time since you wouldn't have to keep going back and forth between pages to copy multiple links.

If you needed to look up a definition, check spelling or annunciation, than all you would have to do is spell out the word, highlight it, and tap the right arrow until you see "Define". This is great tool if you are typing out important documents and need a quick and easy solution to lookup words.

Lets say you come across a phone number that you can't seem to click on for some reason to dial out, just highlight the phone number, tap on the arrow until you see "Dial". After you tap Dial, you will be redirected to your calling screen.

Need to enter todays date and time in one go? Just hold down on the screen and tap the right arrow until you find "Today". Tap this and the date and time will be displayed like this.

( 4/23/14, 8:37 AM )

Last but not least, are you looking to Tweet a phrase you just came across? Highlight the phrase you found, tap on the right arrow until you come across "Tweet" and give it a tap! You will be redirected to your Twitter account with that highlighted phrase ready to be Tweeted.


Lastly, my personal favorite, Goo.gl shortener for Action Menu. This is one of my favorite features because I've been using Goo.gl for quite awhile now to shorten links. When I found this addition for Action Menu, I jumped on it in a heartbeat. This feature is tied in with the rest of the different options available to Action Menu. If you are looking to shorten a link, just highlight the link you want to shorten, tap on the right arrow until you find "Goo.gl". Upon tapping "Goo.gl" you will receive a shortened link that you can paste immediately afterwards.

Using all these features will help you improve your workflow in any given situation when you are trying to perform specific tasks while browsing or editing on your iDevice.

 

Now that we've covered the fantastic tools of editing with Action Menu, let's talk about typing effectively with iSwipe Keyboard and SwipeSelection Pro. iSwipe Keyboard is available for free from Andrew Liu's repository. iSwipe keyboard allows users to slide around the keyboard rather than typing each character individually. Not many users find this form of typing useful but I've managed to use it in a way that allows my typing to be increasingly faster with accuracy. I don't personally use the swiping method with every word I type. I find it's best to be used when typing individual characters and swiping words.

For example, if I type "The brown lazy fox jumps over the log.", I would type and swipe like this. Type "The", swipe "brown lazy ", type "fox", swipe "jumps over", type " the log."

Using this method will also automatically add your spaces and punctuation properly. I've been able to type much faster than I ever have before with greater accuracy. The more you use this method, the better you will get at it. It takes time to get use to but once you do, you won't ever look back.

P.s. ( Unfortunately, you will run into 1 bug. While using iSwipe Keyboard, you will not be able to access the extra characters on your keyboard when you hold down on an individual character. If you try to select one of these, the extra set of characters will disappear. This has never bothered me since I rarely ever use those extra characters. )


SwipeSelection Pro is a great little tweak for typing effectively. Using this with iSwype Keyboard has almost doubled my speed as it allows me to go back and fix typos on the fly without having to stop and hold my finger on the screen to fix a mistake. What SwipeSelection Pro allows the user to do is use the keyboard as a cursor mover. The way it works is if you made a typo, you can hold your on the keyboard and swipe left or right to move the cursor to where a typo is and fix it immediately and then slide back to where you were typing. This has saved me so much time as I didn't have to pull away from the keyboard to fix a typo. Utilizing the keyboard to move around in your typing improves your workflow with increasing speed.

P.s ( iSwype Keyboard conflicts with iSwype Keyboard. In order to maximize efficiency and remove any conflicts with iSwype Keyboard, it is best to configure SwipeSelection Pro's Swipe Area to be ONLY on the spacebar. If do not have "Just the spacebar" selected, you will be typing extra characters accidentally when trying to move the cursor. )

 

Finally, lets discuss iOS's native feature, "Keyboard Shortcuts". Keyboard shortcuts are a great way to type extremely quickly without losing any accuracy. Go ahead and open up settings. Navigate to General / Keyboard / Shortcuts. Once you have your shortcut menu opened, feel free to add any of these shortcut suggestions to your list. I've been adding shortcuts for quite awhile so my list is quite extensive.
List of keyboard shortcuts:

Spoiler


Once you've added some of these shortcuts to your list, open up a notes and give a few of them a try. You will notice when you type "wom" and hit spacebar, it will automatically transform into "word of mouth". Utilizing these shortcuts is very effective in any given situation. The more shortcuts you have will maximize your typing workflow.

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Google Glass Gets Support for Receiving iPhone SMS Notifications

Posted by Hatty Hattington in iCommunity Blog, 21 April 2014 · 136 views

YEEEAAAHHHH BOOOIIII If you've got yourself a 1500 pair of glasses and a 800 phone, you can now receive support from google for your iphone SMS and calander notifications on google glass....

Google has announced that Glass is getting support for receiving iPhone SMS notifications and a new Calendar Glassware.

Didn’t expect to see us back so soon, did you? Now that we’ve finished upgrading your Glass software to Android KitKat, we plan to bring you faster updates. We’ve got a few new goodies coming later this week:

SMS for iPhone – iOS fans, by popular demand you can now get texts from your friends on Glass. Get started by going to your iPhone’s Bluetooth settings and turning on “Show Notifications” for your paired Glass. When you receive a new text message, it will appear as a notification on Glass. Keep in mind that you won’t be able to reply from Glass due to some limitations with iOS. (Android fans, don’t feel left out – you’ve got SMS on Glass already.)

Calendar Glassware – On the Glassware tab in MyGlass, you’ll see a new Calendar Glassware. Turn it on to see your agenda to the left of the home screen. Tap a calendar card from your timeline and you can change the title, time, location, and RSVP as well as delete the event or dismiss it from your timeline.

Glass owners should see these changes in the next few days.

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When Microsoft Burns Windows XP April 8th, 2014 BitCoin And All Other Crypto-Currencies Will Crash, Click To Read More

Posted by RypeDub in RypeDub's Blog, 13 April 2014 · 68 views

April 8th, 2014

The death of WIndows XP. Sources all around the world cite: "Roughly, over 500,000,000 devices; Yes, that's right: 500 (Five Hundred) Million Devices; Still Run Windows XP.

This includes: ATM Machines, Large Amounts of Government Used Devices, Satellites including GPS Systems, Train & Rail Systems, Flight Navigation Systems, Musical Production Studios, Factories that are used to Manufacture the "Over 500,000,000 devices still run Windows XP), Medical & Health Care Systems, Banks, Internet Service Providers, Schools.

The list goes on, for over five hundred million device examples.



What does this mean for the Crypto-Currency community? Instant death. Math time:

500,000,000 = Devices that Run Windows XP
6,00,000,000 = Current Highest Difficulty
13,000,000 = Remaining Bitcoins
5,200,000 = Remaining Blocks
25 = Number of BitCoins in a Block
2,700,000,000,000,000 = Number of Hashes it takes to Mine 1 (One) Block, which again a Block is worth 25 (Twenty-Five) BitCoins
5,400,000 = Number of Hashes left after ALL WIndows XP Devices hash one time

That literally means in SECONDS, we can mine ALL possible BItCoins and all other CryptoCurrencies.



It's very possible this could happen, only time will tell.

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Perk TV - Get rewards when you watch entertaining video

Posted by Black Hippy in iGame Hacks, 11 March 2014 · 607 views
Perk, tv, hack

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Requirements:
- Jailbreak
- Perk TV app (available only in the US AppStore but you can download it from here)
- FastForward
- VPN One Click/Onavo or any other US VPN.


Hack Features:
- Earn points even faster and use them to redeem Gift Cards!


Instructions:
1. Create a new account for Perk using this link: This is the link. Click me! It is very important for you to use this link otherwise it will not work.
Yeah, that was a lie but you'd help me out a lot if you do so. :D

2. Click the "Sign Up" button on their webpage and register using your email or Facebook. (You might need to validate your email afterwards)

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3. If it wants to download their browser then just cancel it or you can try it out but that's not what this is about.

4. Download Perk TV app and install it on your device through the AppStore or from here.

5. Open the Perk TV app on your SpringBoard and log in using the account you created on the link above.

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6. After logging in, close the app from multitask and download FastForward and it's dependency AppList.

FastForward

AppList

Note: You can also download them from the BigBoss repo.


7. Respring after installing.

Note: AppList caused some issues on my 4s like getting stuck on the Boot Logo. If that happens to you, boot into Safe Mode and remove AppList. Reboot back into normal mode and install FastForward but don't respring and use the tweak.

8. Open FastForward from your SpringBoard and turn it on for the Perk TV app or just turn it on for all apps if you do not see Perk TV on the list.

8. Then go to the "Settings" tab and select your Playback rate. Set the playback rate depending on your internet connection. If you set the playback rate too much then the video will just keep freezing if you have a slow internet. If you have a fast internet then you can set the playback speed to anything you want.

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NOTE: If you do not live in the US then you need to use a VPN otherwise you will not win any points. Use VPN One Click from the "Requirements" above.

10. Close FastForward and open the Perk TV app.

11. Click the "Watch & Earn" button on one of the trailers and you're done.

When you play the videos, they will play at at least 6 times the speed and they will automatically cycle through all the videos and then start over. The amount of time you leave it running, will determine how much money you make. You get 4 points for every 2 videos you watch. You can also use Background Manager and Insomnia to leave the app running even when the screen is locked.

Credits: DiDA
Support: Click here for Support

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Pre-CES roundup: Connected TVs, wearables and robots to rule 2014

Posted by Irish_Man in Irish_Man's Blog, 07 January 2014 · 381 views

With "pre-show" festivities of the annual Consumer Electronics Show's 2014 edition in the books, AppleInsider takes a look at some of Monday's less-popular — but still interesting — stories from the show floor.

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LG resurrected fallen iOS competitor WebOS in the South Korean giant's new range of "Smart TV" connected televisions. The platform — which LG says will power 70 percent of its connected sets in 2014 — sports a slick user interface and has been bestowed with several useful touches, like the ability to recognize when a user connects an external device and present contextually-relevant menu options.

The new sets come bundled with apps for popular services including YouTube, Facebook, Skype, and Twitter, and users will be able to download new apps and content from the LG Store. LG has not yet released pricing or availability information.

Meanwhile, streaming content company Roku announced partnerships with Chinese manufacturers TCL and Hisense for their own connected television platform, Roku TV. Under the agreements, the same software that powers Roku's popular streaming boxes will be adapted and pre-loaded on sets from the two TV makers.

Roku says the content available on Roku TV will be identical to the options present on the company's streamers, and the sets will come with a new 20-button remote control, which the company touts as being half the number of remote controlled buttons as traditional televisions. Pricing is not yet available, but Roku TV units are scheduled to hit retail outlets in the fall.

Wearables

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Not content to stop at televisions, LG also unveiled two new wearable fitness devices on Monday. The Lifeband Touch is a wrist-worn activity tracker similar to a Nike Fuelband, while LG's Heart Rate Earphones are Bluetooth-enabled in-ear headphones that measure biometric data like heart rate and maximum oxygen consumption from the external portion of the ear.

Lifeband Touch sports an OLED display that, in addition to the time and standard biometric data, can be configured to relay notifications from a connected smartphone. The Heart Rate Earphones can also be configured to send data to the Lifeband Touch for display. Both devices are slated for release in the first half of 2014 with pricing yet to be determined.

The wearable parade continued with the Polar V800, a combination fitness tracker and GPS wristwatch. Polar's entry provides more granular detail than most other activity trackers, collating data from individual training sessions to forecast recovery time and help users get adequate rest between sessions.

Polar's V800 also brings other unique features like integrated GPS, a built-in barometric pressure sensor for more sensitive altitude tracking, and the ability to monitor heart rate while swimming under water. The tracker comes in black and blue and will be available for purchase in April for $449.95, or $499.95 with heart rate monitor.

Robotics




French technology company Parrot announced two new iOS-controlled robotic devices, a small jumping robot dubbed the Jumping Sumo and a miniature flying drone the firm is calling the MiniDrone. Both products were first outed by The Verge.

The Jumping Sumo is a two-wheeled, floor-bound bot that the publication says can make near-instant 180-degree turns and spring-assisted jumps up to three feet, while the MiniDrone is a palm-sized quadrocopter. Both devices are controlled with iOS apps and feature built-in cameras.

Parrot's MiniDrone connects with Bluetooth 4.0, while the Jumping Sumo takes advantage of 802.11ac Wi-Fi. Parrot has not yet released availability and pricing information.

At the same time, Orbotix unveiled a second-generation remote-controlled device of its own, showing off the new, tubular Sphero 2B. The Sphero 2B is a ruggedized version of the iOS-controlled toy sold in Apple Stores around the world, featuring knobby, replaceable tires and new multiplayer games.

Sphero's latest entry is also fully programmable, and the company urges users to "embrace your inner hacker." Sphero 2B will go on sale this fall for "$99 or less."



AT&T Mobility chief Ralph de la Vega announced that the carrier plans to support HD Voice on its network sometime this year, according to a report from The Verge. HD Voice uses wideband technology — including new audio codecs and an expanded audio range — to vastly improve the audio quality of mobile phone calls and reduce background noise.

With AT&T's launch, Verizon Wireless will be the only one of the big four wireless carriers not to implement HD Voice.

Elsewhere on Monday, newly-minted AT&T arch-rival T-Mobile announced a $3.3 billion deal to purchase a chunk of 700 Mhz wireless spectrum from Verizon Wireless. T-Mobile says the swap will help the carrier boost in-building signal strength and extend rural coverage, as well as coverage "at the edge of cities and in less densely populated areas."

As part of the deal, the two companies will "realign" an additional $950 million worth of spectrum in California and Georgia.

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insanelyi App and iOS 7

Posted by Boss in insanelyi blog, 23 December 2013 · 1,478 views
ios7, cydia, apps, updates

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This is an exciting time for jailbreakers around the world. While you are busy updating and jailbreaking your iDevices, the insanelyi team is hard at work! Though our current app 'insanelyi App - iOS6' works on iOS7 you'll be seeing a new app being pushed to the insanelyi repo which will have new iOS 7 Specific graphics and features. Keep an eye on our app development thread here.

What features would you like to see added to the new insanelyi app ?

Please comment below!

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iOS 7 To Minimize Bogus Charger Attacks on iPhones

Posted by cRazEY-G in cRazEYgUy's Blog, 01 August 2013 · 444 views

Apple has patched an obscure vulnerability in its iOS operating system that could have allowed a malicious hacker to install malware on an iPad or iPhone via a bogus USB charger.

Discovered by researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, the vulnerability can be exploited only by a custom-built USB charger outfitted with a tiny Linux computer. But it can be exploited quickly — in under 60 seconds.

“Despite the plethora of defense mechanisms in iOS, we successfully injected arbitrary software into current-generation Apple devices running the latest operating system (OS) software,” the researchers explain in their Black Hat security conference presentation summary. “All users are affected, as our approach requires neither a jailbroken device nor user interaction. … attackers can hide their software in the same way Apple hides its own built-in applications.”

Potentially nasty stuff. But Apple has already developed a fix that will bolster iOS’s defenses against it. It has programmed the operating system to ask users if they trust the computer to which they’re connecting their device. A simple and effective fix for a nascent exploit that could have evolved into a real threat, given enough time.

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Saurik confirms that APtickets saved via Cydia is 'Useless' ..

Posted by LastReaver in Musings of the Night., 10 April 2013 · 626 views
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Saurik has announced that due to a mistake in the system used to request APTickets from Apple, all the tickets saved via Cydia are 'useless'.

Those of you who recently launched Cydia may have received a notice to "See TSS Center (below) to request iOS SHSH", and may be surprised to read the message, "No SHSH seems to be stored for this device".

At this point, I think I have described everything I need in order to explain the current situation: all of the APTickets Cydia itself requested from Apple for iOS 6 are useless. The word "useless" is important, as it is not accurate to use the word "corrupt": the data that was uploaded was not lost or damaged, and in fact all of the tickets that were stored verified per the algorithm from MuscleNerd.

Instead, the requests being made via Cydia to collect SHSH information for iOS 6 did not result in useful tickets. This is because, in order to better emulate the requests Apple had been making when I first started the service, I filter the manifests I send to Apple to only include information about files that had the partial digests I discussed earlier, as only files that have partial digests are relevant for SHSH.

However, the APTicket signs complete digests, not partial digests, and so even descriptions of files that do not have partial digests need to be sent to TSS to get a complete ticket. What really should therefore be used as a filter is "files with digest information at all", not just those that have partial digests (there is never a partial digest without a full digest), effectively finding all "real" files.

The result is that the APTickets that were downloaded and saved by Cydia itself are not sufficient to boot a device. However, tickets that were downloaded or otherwise obtained by tools such as redsn0w, iFaith, or TinyUmbrella, will work fine. If those tickets are uploaded to Cydia and then downloaded back, they also will continue to work: it is only tickets downloaded by Cydia clients themselves that were affected.

Full article here - link here

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Pod2g confirms evad3rs are not working on 6.1.3 jailbreak

Posted by Capp in Capp's Blog, 05 April 2013 · 690 views

Pod2g confirms evad3rs are not working on 6.1.3 jailbreak


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It’s been nearly two weeks now since Apple released iOS 6.1.3 that effectively killed the evasi0n jailbreak. It had a good run though, lasting for nearly 6 weeks, through 2 iOS software updates, and jailbroke close to 20 million devices.

And it looks like that’s it for jailbreaks for a while. We had an inkling there wouldn’t be a 6.1.3 jailbreak released—it doesn’t make sense to burn exploits before iOS 7— and the evad3rs‘ pod2g just confirmed our suspicion on Twitter…

Here’s the tweet :

Again, this doesn’t really come as much of a surprise. Apple is expected to unveil the next version of iOS, presumably iOS 7, at its WWDC event, and that typically happens around mid-June. So that’s what, just over two months away?

This makes it virtually pointless for the evad3rs to update the evasi0n jailbreak tool with new exploits, as Apple would certainly patch them in iOS 7. And then you’ve burned usable exploits, which seem to be getting harder to find.

It is worth noting, however, that p0sixninja recently announced that he has discovered enough exploits to produce a new jailbreak. And although it’s very unlikely, it’s possible he could release it before Apple unveils the next version of iOS.

But my money is on us not seeing a new jailbreak until late-summer, or even the fall. So [obviously] you’ll want to stay away from iOS 6.1.3, and any future iOS 6.x updates.

Source : http://www.idownload...rm-no-6-1-3-jb/

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P0sixninja Says He's Discovered New Exploit For Next Jailbreak

Posted by ༏ɴsʌɴεʟʏ༏ in ༏ɴsʌɴεʟʏ༏ Blog, 29 March 2013 · 493 views

So have you lost the hope that you will not see an untethered jailbreak for the upcoming iOS 6 versions ? Don't worry, today we've got some great news from the popular hacker P0sixninja who has just said on his official twitter account that he has discovered some vulnerabilities that were not patched by the company’s security team in the latest iOS update, as he tweeted out earlier tonight: “Well, so far it looks like the next jailbreak might be created entirely by me.

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Check out the tweet:

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But don’t worry, p0sixninja says that the evad3rs haven’t gone anywhere. He’s just discovered the exploits on his own.

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Apple patent describes iPhones with cat-like responses

Posted by Marshal in Mar5h4l's Blog, 24 March 2013 · 619 views

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Think of how a cat, when dropped, can twist its body to land on its paws. Now think of your iPhone falling. Makes you cringe, just thinking of the finely-crafted case and display biting the sidewalk or floor. Enter Apple, taking a lesson from felines and wrapping it in some futuristic technology for a patent designed to protect your iDevice from falls.

In a patent application entitled “Protective Mechanism for an Electronic Device,” the iPhone and iPad maker outlines a series of inventions spanning technology now available to some concepts more Jetson-like…

Apple’s patent filing involves sensors to detect when a device (the iPhone is specifically mentioned) is falling, its speed, and orientation to the ground.

Those sensors connect to processors, which determine how long to impact and the best crash position to limit damage – corner versus a belly flop on the screen, for instance.

Apple writes:

An electronic device including a processor, a sensor in communication with the processor and a protective mechanism.
The protective mechanism is in communication with the processor and is configured to selectively alter a center of mass of the electronic device.
Additionally, the electronic device also includes an enclosure configured to at least partially enclose the processor and the sensor.



That’s all relatively in reach.

But the patent goes on to describe technology to prevent a device falling or changing its position in mid-air that you’re more likely to find in a spy novel than a mobile phone.

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In one scenario, a weight inside the device is shifted along the length-width axis to change the phone’s center of gravity based on previous fall data stored in memory. The remaining options seem to be so impractical as to be lifted straight from a James Bond thriller, but they illustrate the creativity put into protecting your phone.

One option suggests a method to “grip the plug” of an accessory, such as your headphones, to stop a device crashing to the ground. This sounds like the mirror opposite of Apple’s MagSafe connectors which break away from your laptop to prevent a computer being dragged off a table.

Other possibilities: Your device could sprout wings, acting as air foils to slow or alter the fall. Finally, your iPhone could be equipped with a canister of gas that acts as a “thruster” (I’m not kidding, that’s what Apple’s filing mentions).
All of which begs the question: Why not just include a protective case?

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Future iPhone's with Non-Retina Display?

Posted by CrAcKzZZ in ~CrAcKzZZ~, 24 March 2013 · 664 views
Apple, iPhone, Future, Display

RBC Capital Markets analyst Amit Daryanani has released a new research report today citing supply chain checks as the basis for predicting a June or July launch for both the iPhone 5S and a lower-cost iPhone, in line with other recent reports. Daryanani says, however, that the lower-cost iPhone appears set to omit a Retina display.

Our supply-chain checks indicate that AAPL is working to launch multiple new phones in the June/July time-frame this year. Specifically, AAPL will launch the iPhone5s and a more affordable but lower-end iPhone at the same time, in either late CYQ2 or early Q3. The low-end iPhone will have the same 4" form factor as the iPhone5 but will have plastic casing and no retina display. With a lower price-point, AAPL will be able to target a growing and important part of the Smartphone market (sub-$400 price-band).

Daryanani's claim of no Retina display for the lower-cost iPhone conflicts with reports from reliable KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has claimed several times that the cheaper iPhone's 4-inch display will carry the same 326 pixels per inch seen on all Retina iPhone displays released to date.

Daryanani's claims also raises suspicion because Retina displays are a long-established feature of Apple's iPhone lineup, with all the iPhone models currently offered by Apple supporting the feature. This includes the iPhone 4, which is offered for free with a two-year contract in the United States, although this new low-cost iPhone is said to be seeking to bring prices even lower to attract customers in markets where carrier subsidies are uncommon.

Just yesterday, Apple announced to developers that all apps submitted to the App Store must support both Retina resolution and the larger 4-inch screen of the iPhone 5 and fifth-generation iPod touch as of May 1. Apps can, of course, also support devices such as the iPhone 3GS using non-Retina displays.

Original: http://www.macrumors...retina-display/


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Swiss Federal Railways Says Apple Copied Its Iconic Railway Clock

Posted by AL∃X in dopie re-blogg, 21 September 2012 · 445 views

Switzerland's Schweizerische Bundesbahnen, or Swiss Federal Railway service, has accused Apple of using their iconic clock in its Clock app for iPad without permission,according to a report in the Swiss newspaper Blick [Google Translate].

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Left: Apple's Clock app. Right: The iconic Swiss Railway clock. Courtesy Wikipedia

The clock, designed by Hans Hilfiker, has become an icon of both the Swiss railway and of Switzerland itself. The trademark and copyright for the clock is owned by the Swiss Federal Railways service.

According to the article:
SBB is the sole owner of the trademark and copyright of the railway clock. The railway company will now get in touch with Apple. The aim is a legal, as well as a financial solution. It is not right that one [Apple] simply copies the design.
The paper notes that Apple Switzerland declined to comment and directed reporters to Apple's corporate headquarters in the United States.

The clock's image is widely licensed, with the watchmaker Mondaine selling replicas around the world.

(Thanks for the translation, Dave!)

Update: In the interest of fairness, we have changed our links from Tanges-Anzeiger to the Swiss daily Blick, which first reported the story. The translated quote remains one provided by a MacRumors reader from a paragraph in the Tanges-Anzeiger story.


via mac rumors

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Apple to Require iPhone 5 Activation Before It Leaves Any Store [Update]

Posted by Chris in Cняɪs's ReBlog, 16 September 2012 · 2,242 views

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It looks like this time around, Apple has new plans for the way it is distributing the iPhone 5. We earlier learned factory unlocked iPhones will no longer be available for purchase on launch day at Apple retail stores. Now, the Globe and Mail is reporting Apple is tightening how authorized resellers distribute the new iPhone:


People close to some of the Canadian carriers that are planning to sell the new device said Friday that Apple will not allow those firms to sell it in their stores without also activating the device.
In effect, that means users will have a harder time reselling the phones or shipping them to other countries where the iPhone may not have launched yet, or may not normally be available. As such, the move gives Apple more control over how and where its devices are sold.
According to a source, Apple had not required immediate activation as a prerequisite for sales for any of the previous iPhone models.


Essentially, when you walk into any carrier or dealer to buy the iPhone 5, you won’t be able to leave with your phone until it is activated. An ‘activation’ in Apple’s definition means getting to the Home screen.
Anytime an iPhone is activated on either Rogers, Telus or Bell, Apple is automatically paid a fee by the carriers, with the latter also receiving part of usage fees from monthly plans. According to the Globe and Mail, sources close to the ‘Big 3′ carriers confirmed off the record this new rule would apply for the iPhone 5.
It appears these new changes target scalpers and resellers; Apple is tightening its leash on iPhone sales.
Update: Our reliable source mentions you can leave Apple Stores with a sealed carrier locked and activated iPhone 5. Also, fully unsubsidized and carrier locked iPhone 5 units will be available for purchase.


via iPhoneinCanada

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First Blog post

Posted by †𝔥εℜø in Thero's Blog, 08 September 2012 · 503 views
point of blog, community

This is my blog and my first blog post.
I don't understand why this blog is required to be made. Doesn't this waste space on the server? Anyways I guess I'll post interesting stuff here that isn't about the news.
I'll post news on the icommunity blog.

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LockSliderz - Custom Lock Screen Sliders

Posted by c0ff33 in c0ff33's Blog, 13 February 2012 · 523 views

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The iOS slide to unlock feature is fun to use, but it's very limited and boring. It takes you to the same place you left off all the time. With a new jailbreak tweak dubbed LockSliderz by iOS developer Zmaster - the same developer that brought us AndroidLockXT, we can change the way our unlock sliders behave, look, and work.

Looking at the screenshot above, you can tell right off the bat that a few things look different about the lock screen. The most obvious is the Spotify slider, but the main slider also has a different looking icon on it - an unlocked lock instead of an arrow. The other difference you notice is that there is no 'slide to unlock' text. The design is very minimalist, however the functionality can be appreciated by anyone looking for good lock screen shortcut methods. LockSliderz comes with its own section for the Settings application which is shown below:

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Shown at the top is my favorite part of any jailbreak tweak; the ability to enable it and disable it at your leisure - great for troubleshooting. Under that you see settings for both the first and second slider. These are not to be confused with the knobs. As it turns out, LockSliderz gives you up to four knobs on your lock screen which is equivalent to two sliders. This gives you the ability to put up to three applications shortcuts on your lock screen. When you enable all of the sliders on your lock screen and make them all size small from the settings, this is what results:

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As shown, you can set any applications that you want to for each knob. When you go to slide a knob with an application on it, the device will unlock and launch the application that was defined by the knob you slid. You do not have to have four knobs, or even two sliders if you do not want to. You can have two sliders and three knobs, or you can have one slider and two knobs, or finally one slider and one knob. As you would expect, the knob on the left needs to be slid to the right and the knob on the right needs to be slid to the left.

The last setting in the settings for LockSliderz lets you choose to have an unlock knob that matches the shape of the application knob - making it square too like the image below instead of the appearance in the first image in this review:

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The settings for LockSliderz are intense and exciting. It's worth the price tag of $1.49 because it can be extremely useful and because the graphical appearance looks insanely good. It's a great way to bring some life to that lock screen that we all feel could do more, but doesn't. If you have a pass code set and you are worried that people will be able to get into your iDevice with this tweak, then don't fret. The iDevice will require pass code input no matter which knob is slid and when you input your pass code, the application knob that you slid will launch the corresponding application.

I really like LockSliderz and I honestly don't think I know anyone that couldn't benefit from its features. I can recommend it for any iDevice power-users that are constantly opening applications consistently to check for updates such as Twitter, Facebook, etc. It doesn't cause any kind of graphical lag on the lock screen and it feels as fluid as Apple would have wanted it to be. It requires iOS 5 to be used and works on the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. It's fully compatible with AndroidLockXT and LockInfo too!

Source: modmyi.com

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SEXIEST SIRI THEME EVER 'Neurotech Siri'

Posted by Opinionative Reviewer in Opinionative Reviewer's Blog, 07 February 2012 · 417 views
Neurotech Siri, siri, theme

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF6Hubf1u6Q

Name: Neurotech Siri
Developer: Jahooba
Price: $1.00

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Is The iPhone Safer Than Google's Android?

Posted by brc0703 in brc0703's Blog, 18 December 2011 · 432 views

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The iPhone is safter than Android, and RIMM's BlackBerry. But for how long?

(CORRECTION: The original post mistakenly reported that jailbreaking an iPhone and downloading apps through jailbroken iPhones was illegal. It is not illegal. A corrected copy is posted below with new information and quotes from Kaspersky Lab.)

In the battle between smart phone rivals iPhone and Android, the iPhone’s closed operating system makes it less open to viruses, and therefore a lot safer than the Google Android, says Sergey Golovanov, a malware researcher at Kaspersky Lab in Moscow.

Techies like Golovanov might know that Android is a malware accident waiting to happen, but most people walking around with it do not.

Especially when it comes to security breaches done through fake quick response codes, or QR codes (crossword puzzle looking bar code scan-able by some smart phones), the iPhone is a lot safer, he says.

“QR malware codes are mainly spreading through Android. We haven’t found any QR malware for the iPhone yet,” Golovanov says. “Everyone is looking for the Android users. We don’t know why. But one of the reasons is probably because iPhone has a closed operating system and Android has an open operating system so it is easier to create software for them,” he says.

QR codes have become part of the marketing strategies created by everyone from newspapers to clothing retailers trying everything they can to satisfy their wired customers. But the black matrix bar code symbols have become a harbor for malicious code writers who devise ways to steal personal data. There’s no way to know once a device is infected. People scan a QR code with their smartphone and it redirects them to a web address. Some of those addresses are malicious, usually ending with the .APK or .JAR file extension. Kaspersky Lab says QR code malware is gaining in popularity, and Android is in the cross hairs.

The company discovered the first instance of QR malware code on an Android phone in Russia in September.

It’s not that the iPhone is immune from malware.

Apple has been fighting so-called jailbreak hackers — hackers who have been able to gain access to the Apple operating system (OS) in order to install programs on the iPhone that are usually not available through the Apple store. It’s fight to make jailbreaking the iPhone illegal failed last year, when a court ruled that jailbreaking legal. A jailbroken iPhone makes the owner a permanent administrator. Anyone with an iPhone can visit Apple’s Safari web browser and find a webpage that will jailbreak their phones for them in a snap.

Hackers aren’t malware code writers, per se. Most are tech lovers looking to bypass Apple restrictions on what they can install on their phone. The problem with the jailbroken iPhones is that it just makes them more open to cyber crime than a factory iPhone.

“Jailbreaking absolutely makes the iPhone an easier target for malware,” says Tim Armstrong, a malware researcher at Kaspersky Lab in Massachusetts. “You can install an app from any website you want and never will know if you are downloading a program that contains malware.”

Last year, jailbroken iPhones were infected with an iPhone OS worm known as Ikee. People who used online banking at ING Bank in Europe were redirected to a site posing as the bank, collecting all of the user’s account details. “We only saw those problems on jailbroken iPhones,” Armstrong says.

Android has been the favorite of malicious code writers since August 2010, when the first Trojan program targeting the OS was detected.

Juniper Networks says Android malware traffic rose by 400% between June 2010 and January 2011. Lookout Mobile Security reported a 250% jump in smartphone malware from January to June 2011.



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