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iOS 6.1.3 is set to kill the evasi0n jailbreak tool

The jailbreak for iOS 6 was one of the most difficult to come by for the hacking community. A tethered jailbreak for older devices hit shortly after Apple launched the OS, but an untethered jailbreak seemed like it was never going to happen. Of course, the evad3rs crew eventually made it happen with the evasi0n jailbreak tool. Not long after it came out, Apple already has iOS 6.1.3 in beta, which is set to fix at least one of the exploits used for the evasi0n jailbreak.  Read More

These instructions tell you how to jailbreak any iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch on iOS 6.1 (c...

Countless customers love iOS devices, but some of them find Apple's walled garden to be constricting. For them, there is jailbreaking. There is usually a gap between iOS updates and their corresponding jailbreaks, but this hack came hot on the heels of Apple's 6.1.1 update. Read on for our guide on how to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.  Read More

Apple released iOS 6.1 today

Has your iOS device grown bored of running the same firmware for the last three months? Fear not, for after seeding five different betas to developers, Apple today released iOS 6.1 to the public. Perhaps the most exciting detail of this update, though, is that it opens the door for an imminent jailbreak.  Read More

A standalone Google Maps app is set to launch for iOS sometime today

One of the most embarrassing chapters in Apple's history has been covered with a Band-Aid. In what can only be a bittersweet milestone for iOS, the Google Maps app is now available in the App Store as a standalone app.  Read More

Apple Maps shows the town of Mildura some 70 km (44 miles) south of its actual location

Having already attracted widespread criticism, the inaccuracy of Apple Maps has now prompted police in Victoria, Australia, to issue a warning about using the iOS 6 app. The warning comes after a number of motorists seeking directions to the town of Mildura became stranded after they were directed into a National Park by the problem-plagued app.  Read More

Owners of pre-A5 devices can now jailbreak iOS 6.0.1

iOS is beloved by millions of customers, but some of them find Apple's walled garden to be constricting. For them, there is jailbreaking. Though there is typically a gap between the releases of iOS software and their corresponding jailbreaks, iOS 6.0.1 was jailbroken in rapid-fire fashion, and we have the full instructions.  Read More

The chains have been broken ... at least for iPhone 4 and iPod touch 4G owners (chains: Sh...

The Northern Hemisphere autumn is usually a slow time for jailbreaking. Apple releases new iOS firmware, along with a shiny new iPhone – and both typically need time before they can be hacked. The members of the iPhone Dev Team, however, have given us a pre-Halloween surprise: they updated the jailbreak tool redsn0w to simplify the hacking of A4 iOS devices.  Read More

Apple Store employees may be hitting the maps soon (digitally altered)

Apple's iOS 6 Maps has been widely criticized. The company is under pressure to improve its service - quickly. MacRumors reports that Apple has a novel solution: employ its army of retail employees to report errors. Could this be a stroke of Genius?  Read More

After iOS 6, where will Apple's mobile operating system go next?

You have to love the evolution of technology. You can call it Moore's Law, returns on investments, or simply progress … but the pace of consumer tech's maturation is breathtaking. This change happens on a hardware level (just look at 2005's smartphones compared to today's), but just as exciting is the progress of software. iOS is a prime example. In 2007 it was essentially a slick, polished way to do about ten things. Today iOS – along with Android and Windows Phone – is narrowing the gap between mobile and the desktop. Now that iOS 6 is here, we're left wondering where Apple's mobile operating system is headed? As the laundry list of obvious upgrades (multitasking, folders, notifications …) has been exhausted over the last few years, the next steps aren't so clear.  Read More

Building at the University of Chicago look like they are melting on Apple's maps app

As we noted in our iOS6 overview last week, customers and critics have been up in arms over Apple's new maps application and the reports of inaccuracies and misplaced cities and towns continue to flow.  Read More

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