What an incredible WWDC keynote. So many things were announced. Which means there are lots of updates on the horizon for Apple. As I’ve said before, many times, any of these tech giants need to stay relevant. On the heels of the Google I/O Conference last month, there was some speculation about what WWDC would bring. And whether or not it would make any kind of difference. But I’m here to say, the announcements were incredible. So without further ado, here we go.
tvOS – Apple is getting a new content partner when it comes to AppleTV. During yesterday’s keynote speech, Tim Cook announced that Amazon will be joining them shortly. Not much more was said, but more information will be revealed later in the year.
watchOS4 – Apple announced some really cool new features with the Apple Watch. Including a new Siri face and the ability for Siri to machine learn your habits and behaviours to provide you with a customized watch face. In addition, Apple has really stepped up it’s game when it comes to the Activity App. With so many new features coming to the Apple Watch, I will be writing about it extensively in another post shortly.
macOS High Sierra – Apple has updated Safari to prevent videos from automatically playing when you open a new website. Which is awesome as those videos can be annoying. And potentially give away the fact that you’re not doing what you’re supposed to be doing… like work? … Read the rest
For many a posts, I have suggested that there is a great divide between Android and iOS users. I also recently posted that the number of Android users far exceeds that of iOS users. It would seem that Apple is now looking at these numbers and trying to figure out what to do. Is it possible to persuade Android users to switch to iOS? To come to the dark side, so to speak. Or is it a case of brand loyalty, like I’ve suggested numerous times? Whatever the answer is, Apple is tackling the idea that maybe they need (or want) more people using iOS.
How are they doing this, you ask? They have been releasing short videos to showcase why their operating system is better. They released three earlier in the month, and then another three today. But I wonder how effective this strategy will be for them? If I’m being honest, the videos actually aren’t that good. They don’t necessarily explain what you’re getting. I should rephrase. They tell you what you’re getting, but they don’t explain it in a way that would make you consider switching. Let me explain. In one of today’s videos there is what is supposed to be a criminal taking over “your phone”. But he’s not able to get into the iPhone because it’s so secure. If I’m going to consider switching, shouldn’t you tell me how it’s so secure?
As I’m writing this, I am thinking about this from a marketing perspective. … Read the rest
The wait is over. You can finally jailbreak iOS 10.2 however it’s not all roses. This is a semi-tethered jailbreak. What that means is if you reboot your device you will have to do the jailbreak again from a desktop. Yalu102 is a good start and it is better than nothing. The jailbreak will also expire in a week regardless. After that time you will have to do the jailbreak again. There is no way around this unless you have a developers account. If you have a developer account, then repeat the jailbreak will need once a year.
Yalu102 at the time of this writing is only functional and available for iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE iPad Pro. I’m sure in the future there will be support for o iPhone 7 and 7 Plus but as of now if you have one of those you should stop reading now. Alright enough talk. Here are the step by step directions.
How to jailbreak iOS 10.2 through Yalu102
Step 1: BACKUP YOUR DEVICE!!!!! As stated above the jailbreak only works for iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPhone SE iPad Pro.
Step 2: Download Yalu102 and Cydia Impactor.
Step 3: After installing Cydia Impactor you drag Yalu102 file into it.
Step 4: On the next window enter your Apple account ID. (Make a fake ID if you wish)
Step 5: In this step, Cydia Impactor will automatically prepare all the necessary files and will download from iTunes 10.2 on your mobile device.… Read the rest