Jailbreaking pioneers say iPhone jailbreaking is dead

It’s been 347 days since the last jailbreak for iOS was released. And according to the guys that originally made jailbreaking a huge craze, you shouldn’t get your hopes up on jailbreaking your iPhone ever again. In fact, even if you could jailbreak iOS 10, Jay Freeman — the guy that invented Cydia, which was […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

How to stream the Tour de France on iOS, Mac and Apple TV

By Chris Brantner The Tour de France is the premier cycling race in the world. Anyone can enjoy watching the event as the cyclists put themselves through one of the most grueling physical tests in all of sports. If you want to watch during the three-week race, you can easily stream the Tour de France […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Is Apple Pencil a harbinger of the designapocalypse? [Friday Night Fights]

Apple is famous for its iconic designs, but is the company slowly losing its way? Products like the Apple Pencil and Smart Battery Case suggest that Apple’s design team might be missing a certain spark. Even the iPhone, once the prettiest smartphone by a long shot, is now being outshone by rivals from the likes […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens) Source: cultofmac

Review: Speck Presidio Cases for Samsung Galaxy S8

Speck's Presidio series cases for the Samsung Galaxy S8 come in many forms and serve many functions. The Presidio Clear case is all about letting the S8's design speak for itself, while the Presidio Grip case is a more rugged option for the active sort. Are either of these cases the case for you? We put them to the test to find out. Here is Phone Scoop's review. Source: phonescoop

Facebook Expands WiFi Finder Tool

Facebook today made its free Find WiFi service available to more people around the world. Facebook has been testing the tool in select regions since last year. The service helps mobile users find and log into free public WiFi networks, particularly those that have shared their login details with Facebook. The idea is to help people on metered data plans access WiFi when possible, though Facebook also says it helps…

AT&T Says More Local Channels Coming to DirecTV Now

AT&T today said more major broadcasters around the country are supporting DirecTV Now, it's mobile- and internet-based television service. According to AT&T, ABC is available in 30 new markets, NBC is available in 4 new markets, and FOX has expanded to one new market. The company claims that DirecTV Now provides local coverage to almost 70% of U.S. households. Further, AT&T says by the end of August it will have…

Samsung Halo Sticks a Perfect Landing On Cricket's Web Site

Cricket Wireless recently added the Samsung Halo to its collection of inexpensive smartphones. The Halo harkens back to the design language of older Samsung handsets. It features a 5.5-inch 720p HD screen and it is powered by a 1.6 GHz octa-core processor with 16 GB of storage. The main camera captures 8-megapixel images and full HD video assisted by an LED flash, while the front camera snaps 5-megapixel pictures. Other…

Verizon Passes VoLTE Call Over Its Cat M1 Network

Verizon Wireless today said it completed the first test call using VoLTE on its Cat M1 network. The achievement is worth noting because Verizon's Cat M1 network is reserved for machine-to-machine and IoT applications. Adding voice call capability to M2M and IoT gear opens up new doors for device makers, service providers, and app developers who will be able to connect with customers and end users in a new way.…

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