You can jailbreak an iPhone… with an Android phone

Folks have been jailbreaking iPhones for years in an attempt to gain more control over their devices and install apps that wouldn’t otherwise be supported. But Apple doesn’t make it easy — the company typically patches the security vulnerabilities hackers use for jailbreaking shortly after they’re discovered. That said the checkm8 exploit discovered last year […]

Microsoft brings Project xCloud game streaming preview to iOS (in a very limited test)

Four months after launching a preview of its Project xCloud game streaming service for Android phones and tablets, Microsoft is bringing its xCloud preview to iOS. That makes Project xCloud the only major game streaming service compatible with iPhones and iPads right now… but the test is very limited at the moment. Let’s take a look […]

Microsoft is killing its standalone Cortana apps for Android & iOS (in some regions, at least)

Microsoft is pulling the plug on its Cortana apps for Android and iOS according to supports pages on the Microsoft Australia, Canada, and UK websites. It’s possible the app will live on in the US and other markets, but I’m not holding my breath. Does this mean Microsoft is giving up on supporting the smartphone […]

Most iPhones and iPads could be jailbroken via the new checkm8 exploit

A newly released exploit for iOS devices could mean that every iOS device with an Apple A5 through Apple A11 processor can be jailbroken. The new checkm8 exploit is said to work on everything from the iPhone 4S (2011) through the iPhone X (2017) could be vulnerable to the new exploit — plus most iPads […]

AltStore is an alternate App Store for iOS… no jailbreak required

Apple’s iPhones and iPads popularized the idea of app stores, which make it easy to find and install apps and manage updates all from one place. But while competitors like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft have all launched their own app stores, they also make it fairly easy for users to install apps from other sources. […]

Apple brings mouse support to iPads and iPhones (as an accessibility feature in iOS 13/iPadOS)

Apple has been claiming for years that you can use an iPad Pro to get real work done… as long as you don’t think you need a mouse for work, because up until now iOS hasn’t supported mouse input. But that changed this week when Apple launched developer previews of iPadOS and iOS 13. Now […]

iOS 13 includes Dark Mode, update Maps, Photos, and more

The next version of Apple’s operating system for iPhones and iPods is coming later this year, and it brings a bunch of improvements to key apps, some new privacy-focused features, and support for a Dark Mode. Developers can download a preview of iOS 13 starting today, and a public beta will be available later this […]

iPadOS: Apple tablets aren’t just big iPhones anymore

The first Apple iPad launched in 2010, and at the time it was running pretty much the same software that ran on the company’s iPhones. Over time Apple has added more iPad-specific features that take advantage of larger displays and more powerful hardware — and the differences really started to accelerate when Apple introduced the […]