The next version of Apple’s iOS has been jailbroken by Chinese hackers, weeks before it is even been released to the public.
Jailbreaking is a term used for the process of removing the restrictions placed on Apple from its operating system iOS. After jailbreaking a phone the owner is able to download non-approved applications.
It would be a stretch to say that iOS 7.1 made the iPhone 4 feel fast, but the update improved the phone's performance as much as could reasonably be expected for then-three-and-a-half-year-old hardware. It took what had been a disappointing update and made it usable.
People Power knows that you probably have a nice assortment of outdated (but still decently functional) iOS devices at home. And if they're just taking up space anyway, you might as well find a clever way to repurpose them.
So it developed Presence, an app designed to quickly convert your backup iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into a quasi-security-camera.
iOS 8 has been technically jailbroken since October 22, but it’s taken weeks to get it polished enough for Cydia, the jailbreak alternative to the App Store.
Now that things are “stable enough,” Cydia creator Jay Freeman has flipped the switch to start allowing the sale of iOS 8 tweaks and themes.
A group of Chinese hackers called Pangu made and released the iOS 8 jailbreak last month, but it was a rather crude implementation that required bug fixes and updates to make it safe for users beyond the most experienced jailbreakers.
There's a scary new piece of malware that collects call logs, phonebook contacts and other sensitive information from Apple iPhones and iPads. Should you be worried?
The malware was first discovered by researchers at Palo Alto Networks who dubbed it WireLurker and said it exhibited behavior that had never been seen before in malicious software targeting Apple's platforms.