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by tinyman392 at 9:33 AM
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Parrot | BT Over-Ear Headphones | $ 399.99


Parrot has made a name for themselves with a number of different accessories. From their drones to their automotive products. The Zik, on the other hand, is their bluetooth, noise-canceling headphone. The Zik 2.0 represents their second revision to the headphone.


From a design standpoint, the Parrot Zik 2.0 is actually quite pleasing to the eye. From the outside, there is very little plastic parts visible. The majority of the design stems around the colored leather that wraps around the entire build while the metal accents give the design a second dimension. Whatever color you choose: white, blue, black, yellow, tan, or red, it is sure to look nice and match your personality or devices.


Design: ★★★★


The Parrot Zik 2.0 are an active noise canceling, wireless headphone. The Zike 2.0 app allows...
by Half-Life at 9:20 PM
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Here is the version of it that has Mobile Substrate working [No longer the latest version; see the edit]

Edit: I didn't make it clear. Their official website does not yet have a link to 2.1, but as the iDB article says, a redditor found 2.1 files on Taig's site.

Also this works with the latest 8.4 beta. So you might want to wait to wait to see if Apple pushes a fix with 8.4 so you won't need to restore from 8.3 to get the latest software if it isn't patched in 8.4.

Edit: The latest version is 2.1.2. It is an official release. Make sure you download it from here
by tinyman392 at 10:05 PM
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So I saw this screen pop up on my iPhone today...

I think the screenshot speaks for itself. I'm not sure if there is any content on there yet, so I'm not starting my trial until I know it's working :p
by C0C0 at 6:35 PM
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I was going through the list of talks scheduled for Black Hat USA and noticed this one, titled Review and Exploit Neglected Attack Surfaces in iOS 8, to be given by three members of the Pangu team. They'll review some previously known attacks (might be some they've used in their jailbreaks), but also present new ones with proofs of concept. It should be very interesting for those interested in the technical aspect of jailbreaking and hacking in general.

Black Hat is one of the biggest events in information security worldwide, and takes place in Las Vegas on August 1st through August 6th. The first four days are trainings and the main event, with the briefings, is on the 5th and 6th. Unfortunately, registration is hardly affordable at over $2000, but recordings of the talks should be available on YouTube later this year or early next year.
by nekomichi at 2:48 AM
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Since the WWDC keynote yeaterday, Apple has updated their website to showcase the new features of iOS 9, OS X 10.11, watchOS 2, and Apple Music. However one tab from their navigation bar was starkly missing: iPod.

This may not come as a surprise as there has been a consistent absence of iPod updates in the previous keynote presentations and it seems that Apple is moving away from the iPod product line and instead focusing their attention on music services.

It would be a shame if they discontinued the iPod line entirely though. Hopefully that won't be the case.
by tinyman392 at 8:24 PM
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WWDC 2015 Roundup

Another WWDC rounds up this year with some new announcements from Apple. Though many people were wanting new hardware, none were announced; this is a developers' conference after all. With that said, there were a few key things that Apple did announce at this year's WWDC.

OS X El Capitan

The main feature here is a new window management system. This would also find its way to the iPad's iOS. Otherwise, we have a smarter Spotlight (which is acting a lot like Siri now-a-days) and searching in general. Spotlight also understands English searches a little better (vs keyword search) Incremental updates in many of the applications as usual.

Public beta starts in July, release is slated for the fall

iOS 9

With OS X' Spotlight updates, Apple brought many of the language understanding over to Siri as well. Siri is a little more aware as well in the new iOS knowing what you are currently doing and what you are planning on doing. Other things...
by tinyman392 at 8:24 PM
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Apple Music

A new, and expected, product was revealed today at WWDC. It was slipped in right at the end... Apple Music. Apple's answer to Spotify, Pandora, and many other music services. It runs on three things: a streaming service, 24/7 radio station, and an artist connection.

We'll start with the artist connection. This is essentially a social media profile for individual artists to share things on. From new music, videos, photos, and exclusives. You'll be able to keep track of your favorite artists and see where they are.

Apple also made a new radio station that will stream live on the web. This station will work like a traditional radio station with a DJ that will only play "great music" (whatever that is). It won't work like traditional internet radio and run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It's called Beats 1.

Then comes the part most of us are interested in, the music streaming service. It'll feature playlists and recommendations currated by "music...
by tinyman392 at 8:23 PM
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Watch OS 2

Apple's Watch saw a new software update at WWDC. There are a number of new features in the OS, we'll go over the main ones however. One spoiler I'll give you now, native apps are on their way!

We'll start with watch faces. Apple has been notorious for missing custom watch faces... They still missed the mark here personally. Apple did give a few more watch faces that use your photos and photo albums. They are really self-explanatory. Additionally, Apple has timelapse videos in different cities that can be used as background in their Timelapse faces. Developers can also now develop complications for the watch faces (more for developers later as well).

Speaking of watch faces, while the watch is on it's watch face, the digital crown really just stood there dumbfounded in Watch OS (unless you were using one of the special watch faces that used it). Apple has implemented something they call Time Travel. It allows you to rotate the digital crown to change...
by tinyman392 at 8:23 PM
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iOS 9 - iPad

The iPad specifically got a large make-over (software-wise) with the new iOS 9. The main feature for iPad was true multitasking. The iPad receives a new task switcher that shows you the sides (edges) of each open app now.

Though that is cosmetic, the rest of the features aren't. SlideOver allows you to slide over an app to the right panel of your screen (possibly left panel as well). The app is then usable from that side of the screen for quick multitasking. Another feature pertains to videos that are running. At any point, if you are watching a video and go home, to another app, etc., your video will be displayed in a picture-in-picture format akin to those on TVs so you don't miss a second of your Netflix binge, I mean stream.

Additionally, the iPad Air 2 will gain SplitView which mimics SplitView on OS X. It will intelligently select what app should be displayed in the other view when something is triggered. For example, you can tap on an address...
by tinyman392 at 8:22 PM
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iOS 9

iOS gets it's usual overhaul at WWDC this year. We'll start out with Siri who inherits Spotlights improved understanding of human language. Additionally, Siri, as well as your phone, has become a lot more self-aware of what you are doing, and what you are planning to do. The OS is a lot smarter in general sifting through your things to find out about you and the people you interact with. They did make a huge point to ensure that all of this is done locally on the device. Anything that is sent to Apple to process (maps data for example) is sent anonymously and with a random identifier.

As expected, Apple is pushing ApplePay much further by sending it to the UK. They also made a note to ensure that London's transit will officially accept ApplePay. Unsurprisingly, many new retail outlets will also be supporting ApplePay. Square is also planning on creating a new reader that supports the payment system. The last note that should be made is that the Passbook app...