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Project Sandcastle brings Android to the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7+

Sure, you’ve known (since this morning) that you could jailbreak an iPhone with an Android phone. But what about turning an iPhone into an Android phone? For years there was no good way to do that. But now there is. Sort of. The folks at Project Sandcastle have released a tool for loading Android onto a […]

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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 […]

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Counterpoint: Top smartphones of 2019 were nearly all Apple and Samsung devices

I don’t think it’s any surprise that Apple and Samsung dominate the smartphone market these days. But a recent report from Counterpoint Research confirms that fact — and offers a few interesting details that I hadn’t necessarily expected. The report examines the top 10 smartphone models sold in 2019. First up, only one of those […]

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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 […]

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Apple reveals colorful iPhone 11 and beastly iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max

It’s iPhone day, and there’s a lot to unpack! Apple has just finished revealing its fall 2019 models: the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max. Right off the bat you’ll notice the change in naming. The R model is now simply the base iPhone and higher-end models are now Pro, as […]

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Apple expands support for third-party iPhone repair shops

Apple has unveiled a new Independent Repair Provider Program that could make it easier to find a place to get a broken iPhone fixed. The company says third-party electronics repair shops that want to provide service for out-of-warranty iPhone repairs can apply to become a member of the program, which allows them to purchase components, […]

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Bloomberg: Apple to launch iPhone Pro, 16 inch MacBook Pro in September (and much more)

Apple has a habit of introducing new iPhones in September, but according to a report from Bloomberg, next-gen smartphones may just be one part of the company’s next hardware event. Bloomberg’s sources indicate that we can expect three new iPhones, new iPad and iPad Pro models, and the first MacBook Pro to feature a 16 […]

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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 […]

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Smartphones with headphone jacks are a dying breed (OnePlus, Apple the latest to kill them off)

Apple wasn’t the first company to release a smartphone without a headphone jack, but the company certainly jump started the trend with the launch of the iPhone 7 in 2016. You can probably make a pretty strong case that the Android phone makers that did it first were just trying to claim bragging rights by […]

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Google Lens comes to iOS (via Google Photos app)

Google Lens began rolling out to (some) Android devices last year before expanding to additional devices earlier this year. Now Google Lens isn’t just for Android anymore. Google has announced that it’s rolling out a Google Lens preview for iOS starting this week. It’s part of the Google Photos app for iPhone and iPad. Google Lens […]

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Critical part of Apple’s iOS source code was leaked online this week

An anonymous person uploaded a portion of Apple’s iOS source code to GitHub this week. The code was for the iBoot portion of iOS 9, which is the first thing that loads when you turn on an iPhone or iPad. It’s the software that loads loads the kernel and makes sure the software is verified. […]