The jailbreak community focuses mainly on iOS 10 and more particularly on iOS 10.2 these days. We must say that the jailbreak, although in beta to this day, took time to arrive. As a reminder, iOS 10 Jailbreak is available since last September.

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But it's not only iOS that takes advantage of the jailbreak, Apple TV has known it for a while. The situation has been quiet for a while now, but it could evolve. NitoTV, which essentially handles the jailbreak of Apple TV, has posted a message on its Tumblr page on which it suggests that a jailbreak for tvOS 10.1 is possible. The jailbreak for iOS 10.2 could actually be adapted to the Apple TV, but it takes work.

The latest update of the Apple TV 4th generation is tvOS 10.1.1 which is responsible for correcting bugs. NitoTV recommends users interested in a jailbreak to stay on tvOS 10.1 if they are still on or restore to tvOS 10.1. It is still possible to date, Apple still signs the firmware ( available here ). Restoration must be done with iTunes.

No date for a jailbreak of tvOS 10.1 for now, but the project is in progress. Hope for interested users that it will be a matter of days. This would be the first jailbreak for tvOS 10 and so the Apple TV 4th generation.
Apple has obtained a new patent for the user interface when a physical keyboard is connected to a device equipped with a touch screen . This is the iPad and Smart Keyboard, namely the physical keyboard for the iPad Pro. Here, Apple presents a template with new keys for quick access to features.

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In the patent, Apple presents interesting drawings because new buttons are noted on the keyboard: a button allows quick access to Emojis, a button launches Siri or make a search and another allows to quickly share content displayed on the screen.

The key with the most features would be the one with the magnifying glass. A simple support would make a search within the applications to find a word or phrase for example. A long press could allow the use of Siri.

New iPads are expected this year, with rumors announcing either a release in March or in the second half of 2017. Apple could possibly present a new Smart Keyboard on this occasion with the new features presented above. The keyboard could be accompanied by a second-generation Apple Pencil.
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Wireless charging, OLED screen edge to edge, facial recognition ... we reported on the potential features of the next iPhone model, especially after 10 years of the iconic smartphone.

Each year, the rumours are around the new iPhone before its traditional autumn release. There are sky high expectations for the next model, particularly since the expected iPhone 8 marks 10 years of iPhone releases. A symbolic date that Apple will surely celebrate with a device that could mark a real breakthrough compared with its predecessors. A few months before its release, what do we know about the iPhone 8?

Here are a few of the rumoured features:

  • All-glass design
  • Wireless charging
  • OLED/AMOLED display
  • 5.8-inch screen
  • A11 chip
  • Intel 7360 LTE modem
  • iOS 11 software
  • No home button

OLED EDGE TO EDGE SCREEN

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The most radical change should be in replacing its traditional LCD screens with OLED display, offering better contrast and consume less energy.

Specifically, the borders disappear, leaving its place to a screen that could be 5.8 inches, which directly integrate the fingerprint recognition (Touch ID) in accordance with the will of Jony Ive, head of design at Apple .

AMOLED displays are superior to the LCD panels currently used in Apple’s iPhones. That’s because rather than requiring a power-hungry backlight, an OLED-based screen lights up individual pixels when necessary. This also means that you get true black – i.e. a pixel is turned off – rather than the faux black created by a backlit LCD screen.

This premiere also imply the elimination of the iconic "Home" button.

GLASS BODY AND...
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Apple is working on integrating AirPods in "Find My iPhone" App. A highly anticipated feature but already looks very useful.

If you have fallen for the latest Apple wireless earphones, you can not deny that your first fear is to lose one of your precious AirPods . If this has not happened to you yet ... Apple has obviously thought about it already.

The company will add its AirPods to "Find My iPhone" App with the release of iOS 10.3 expected in the coming weeks. With this application, AirPods owners will be able to know their current position or at least the latest where the headphones were located.

Not so accurate Tracking

The location data will not be extremely precise. At best, they should tell you if your headphones are at home, at work or at the pub. So do not count on it to see if one of them slipped into your couch or is waiting near the sink of the restaurant where you have lunch. It's better than nothing, certainly, but when you consider the small size of these devices, it still remains quite limited.

This is good news for all users though, remember, first unofficial app came out shortly after the marketing of AirPods ... before being deleted at the request of Apple.
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Apple opened entries for its reality show that will follow developers every day with one goal: create an App that will change the world.

Apple and Propagate production company will produce a reality TV show called Planet of the Apps and will be, more or less, a developer contest to create the best application for iOS, watchOS , macOS or tvOS. Note the word game with Planet of the Apes , the original title of the Planet of the Apes , completely untranslatable.

The project is ambitious : Apple seeks several teams of developers who wish to create an App able to " shape the future, solve real problems and change our lives ." It is true that such Apps can be counted on the fingers of one hand on the iPhone, I would say Citymapper, IFTTT, Philips Hue, Uber among the hundreds of applications installed. All others are not unnecessary or unused but have not really changed lives.

Therefore, it will be a complex task for these developers who should not create yet another clone of Snapchat, a copy-cat Instagram or Uber-on-the-only-knows-what to stand out. The show, beyond finality, will focus on the story behind the creation of an App and allow you to see how an App passes the head of a small team to the eventual success of the software. The teams will be assisted by mentors throughout the show and the final rewards are rather attractive: the finalists will meet with investors who have promised to put up $ 10 million and their Apps will be highlighted on the App Store.

But then, how to participate?

The rules are simple:

  • You must be an adult in your country of birth.
  • You must have legal access to the US territory (not required to be American).
  • You need have free full-time end 2016 / early 2017 for the filming.
  • You must have a prototype of your App by 21 October 2016.
  • If you fit the profile, you can enroll in the...
Apple’s MacOS, once known as OS X, is believed by many to be completely free of malware — so free, in fact, that you don’t need to run any kind of software to protect against it. That’s for those Windows users to worry about.

MacOS is indeed less of a target that Windows 10, and whether that’s because it’s used on less than eight percent of all PCs or its inherently more secure has been a topic of some debate. Nevertheless, the fact is that you’re not completely worry-free running a Mac. And now, some researchers at security software company Malwarebytes has found the first piece of MacOS malware for 2017.

Malwarebytes was informed of the new malware by a particularly perceptive IT administrator, who noticed that one of his Macs was engaging in some unusual network traffic. As Malwarebytes staff looked into things, they discovered a piece of malware written with “antiquated code” that had likely existed — primarily on biomedical research center computers — for some time.

The code is simple but ingenious, made of only two files but capable of communicating with a remote command and control server and of taking screenshots and sending them along. Some of the code made calls to functions that haven’t existed since before OS X, marking the code as evidence that Macs have indeed suffered from malware since the earliest days. But it’s not been untouched since its creation, with code referencing OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

Regardless of whether the malware is really that old or just appears to be, it’s relatively easy to discover and eradicate. Malwarebytes’ own software will do the job, detecting it as OSX.Backdoor.Quimitchin. As the company summarizes, “Ironically, despite the age and sophistication of this malware, it uses the same old unsophisticated technique for persistence that so many other pieces of Mac malware do: a hidden file and a launch agent. This makes it easy to spot, given any reason to look at the infected machine closely (such as unusual...
With the News Feed getting crowded, Facebook will soon start testing ads in its Messenger app for mobile devices including the iPhone and iPad, the company revealed on Wednesday.

The test will be a limited to a small group of people in Australia and Thailand, Messenger product head Stan Chudnovsky explained to Recode. It will also initially be restricted to five advertisers, which were unmentioned.

Ads will appear further down in Messenger‘s homescreen, which should ensure that core functions are still easy to access.

Critically, Chudnovsky noted that ads won’t be targeted based on message content, which might have raised serious privacy concerns. Instead, companies will only be able direct ads using the same information available for regular Facebook spots.

In fact the test is geared partly towards seeing how people react. A backlash could therefore keep ads out of Messenger, at least temporarily.

Unlike Facebook Stories, currently available in Ireland, the Messenger test is expected to last several months before there’s any chance of ads coming to other countries.

“It’s not going to be expanding anywhere for a long time,” Chudnovsky said.

Let’s say we are not looking forward to this.