iOS 7.1 due “any day now”

ios-7-1-logoJohn Gruber, one of the most reliable Apple-related tech pundits, says that the iOS 7.1 update is bound to launch “any day now.”

Apple’s first iTunes Festival in the U.S. starts a week from today at SXSW in Austin. Apple is going to stream the performances to iOS devices using an app, but I’ve heard from a little birdie that the app requires iOS 7.1 (which explains why the app isn’t out yet). That means iOS 7.1 should ship any day now. (more…)

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How bad is Apple’s SSL security bug?

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Apple yesterday released iOS 7.0.6 (and iOS 6.1.6 for devices that didn’t support iOS 7), and it contained a massive fix. At the time, it wasn’t clear how necessary this patch was. But today, it’s obvious that literally everyone should be updating to iOS 7.0.6. Don’t believe me? Ask pod2g, a famed developer/hacker that has helped bring various jailbreaks into existence:

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Apple releases iOS 7.0.6

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Apple has released iOS 7.0.6, and it contains a “security update.” The update is very small, so not much has changed. Apple also released iOS 6.1.6 for the fourth-generation iPod touch and the iPhone 3GS, presumably to fix the same security issue that involves SSL connections. (more…)

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iOS 7.1 to be released in mid-March with additional enterprise features

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AppleInsider is reaffirming a December report from of BGR that Apple is planning to release iOS 7.1 in mid-March, following a very long beta testing period. iOS 7.1 carries countless bug fixes and overall enhancements to the iOS 7, which was released in September. It also will patch the exploit used by evasi0n7 to jailbreak the latest OS.  (more…)

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Developer David Smith on background fetch in iOS 7: An unexpected botnet

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Developer David Smith — creator of my personal favorite M7-based health tracker, Pedometer++ — recently wrote about the server-side cost of iOS 7′s new background fetch. His comparison of a botnet may sound extreme, but some of his graphs back up such a dire comparison.

Also related: I recently wrote about a tip involving closing iOS apps out of the multitasking view. By closing an app out of the multitasking, it disables background fetch, which more and more apps make use of in order to refresh content.

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iOS 7 tip: Don’t close your apps if you want updates, notifications

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Here’s a quick iOS 7 tip that may not be clear to everyone — it wasn’t clear to me until fairly recently. Under iOS 7, the multitasking APIs changed so that apps have more flexibility. They can take better advantage of the powerful specs of modern iOS devices. However, these changes have resulted in at least one major — and often unknown — break from past versions of iOS. (more…)

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Do you have bugs with the App Store in iOS 7?

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Many things changed with iOS 7, and the transition to the latest OS from Cupertino hasn’t exactly been as smooth as many hoped for. While most critical bugs have been squashed by the previous four public updates to iOS, there are still issues to be found. Most of those problems have been fixed in the yet-to-be-released iOS 7.1, but an issue I have that I haven’t heard much discussion about are the issues with the App Store. (more…)

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Long Shadow Love iOS 7 theme now available

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Here’s something new. It may look quite familiar, but I’m here today to let you know that a brand new theme, Long Shadow Love, otherwise known as LSL, is now available for free on Cydia. While Long Shadow Love may look a lot like Zanilla and Solstice, the theme aims to be a higher-quality version of those themes. What’s better? The theme is shipping with both iPhone and iPad versions readily available. Read more after the break. (more…)

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Use this tweak and you’ll never have to let anyone borrow your phone again

2014-02-07 15_06_47-VRxYeux.gif (361×640)It’s pretty easy to get selfish with your smartphone, especially if it’s brand new. When I first purchased my iPhone 5, I didn’t want to let anyone use it–ever.  It really is unfortunate that I didn’t have CCFakeLowBattery on hand at that time, though, cause I didn’t have much excuse not to let people give my shiny new phone a try. (more…)

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