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Jailbreaking pioneers say iPhone jailbreaking is dead

It’s been months since the last iOS 10 jailbreak has been released. And according to the guys that originally made jailbreaking a huge craze, you shouldn’t get your hopes up about jailbreaking your iPhone ever again.<p>In fact, even if you could jailbreak iOS 10, Jay Freeman — the guy who invented …

Rogue One’s visual effects studio shows how it blows up planets

Destroying a planet is easy if you’ve got a Death Star (and even easier with Starkiller Base), but here on Earth we have a slightly tougher time. In our case, it’s up to the visual effects team at Industrial Light and Magic to destroy entire worlds, building cities and mountains up inside their …

Star Wars

Gamevice launches new iPhone 7 MFi game controller w/ headphone jack & Lightning charging, new iPad controllers

Gamevice is one of the more popular options for Apple-certified, Made-for-iPhone (and iPad) game controllers. Today the company is introducing a new version of the controller specifically designed for iPhone 7 and 7 Plus with a built-in headphone jack and a Lightning port for charging. It also has …

IPhone 7

CCRecord: a tweak to quickly and easily record your iPhone screen

Display recording tweaks have long been a favorite utility of the jailbreak community, and now you don’t even need to put an app icon on your screen …

iOS

How to use a PlayStation 4 controller with Windows

While Valve just added native support for the DualShock 4 to Steam, not every game supports it, and what about games you bought elsewhere? Here's a …

'Skyrim Special Edition' Mods List: How to install mods and the best ones to get

Millions of players fell in love with <i>The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim</i> back in 2011, diving deep into its humongous open world and its interesting themes. …

Xbox One NES Emulator Passes Certification, Could Hit Console In The Next Few Days

Your move, Nintendo

Retrogaming

Nicole Scherzinger's Bikini Dance Is the Sexiest Video You'll See All Summer

Some pussycats aren't solely land dwellers who hate the idea of water. Former Pussycat Dolls leader Nicole Scherzinger loves the water, and she even …

Nicole Scherzinger

Scientists have found a perfect illustration of how the climate is spiraling ‘out of control’

By Chelsea Harvey<p>Several months ago, climate scientist Ed Hawkins made headlines with a stunning animated visualization of the change in global temperature over the past 150 years. At the time, he told The Washington Post that the graphic was an attempt to “communicate in a different way,” and his …

Climate Change

NCapps lets you launch apps inside Notification Center [Jailbreak]

Notification Center has long been one of the favorite things for jailbreak developers to modify, and the new jailbreak tweak known as <b>NCapps</b> is no …

Apps

Give your Macbook more storage with Nifty MiniDrive

The storage space battles never seem to end, but a secret weapon has arrived for Macbook users.<p>Nifty MiniDrive for Macbooks allows you to add up to 128GB of storage to your Macbook without a bulky hard drive attachment, giving your system the boost it needs. For a limited time, it’s just $33.99 …

Cyberattacks: the #1 threat to North American companies

The internet plays a critical business function in North America, and the United States in particular. Consider these facts from the Global Risks …

Samsung Galaxy J3 arrives on Verizon for $110

Looking for a new smartphone but don’t want to hurt your wallet? If you’re a Verizon fan, you may be in luck! The Samsung Galaxy J3 has just arrived on the network, and you can have it in your pocket without a contract for just $109.99.<p>This budget smartphone originally launched in China to serve as …

Samsung Galaxy

Teenagers have built a summary app makes studying easier

Three teenagers have built a nifty summary tool that could potentially help high-school students study more efficiently and save hours of reading.<p>Available for iOS, Summize is an intelligent summary generator that will automatically recap the contents of any textbook page (or news article) you take …

Apps

This tweak supercharges your Instagram app with new features

Instagram lovers, if you’ve also got a jailbreak at your fingertips, then you won’t want to miss out on a chance to download a new free jailbreak …

Moshi's USB-C Charge Cable is better than Apple's

If you’re keeping up with USB-C, you know there are a rising number of peripherals and cables coming out all the time. Moshi’s new Charge Cable for the MacBook may be the best of the lot, though.<p>Though it may seem like any other USB-C cable, Moshi has actually put quite a bit of thought into …

You can trick a smartphone fingerprint scanner in just 15 minutes with a printer

Researchers from Michigan State University have published a paper on a new technique for breaking into smartphones by tricking their fingerprint scanners with an image printed with conductive ink.<p>The process makes use of products from AgIC, a company that produces conductive inks and special paper …

Information Systems

Alpatronix BX140 iPhone 6s battery case is thin and powerful

Around the holidays, we find ourselves using our tech gadgets even more than normal. Whether we are taking photos and videos of the kids, trying to …

Tweaks of the week: AppDrawer, DeleteCut, and more

Like every Sunday we bring the latest jailbreak tweaks directly to you so you don’t have to sift through Cydia looking for that special gem. We’ve …

New 'Sidefari' App Allows iPad Users to View Side-by-Side Safari Windows

While Apple introduced a Split View mode in iOS 9 for iPad users to be able to use two apps side-by-side, it did not allow users to open two Safari windows side-by-side. A new app called <i>Sidefari</i> from developer Francisco Cantu (via <i>MacStories</i>) allows users to have two webpages open side-by-side to …

Apps

Pegasus: a tweak that brings Picture in Picture mode to all iOS 9 devices

The iPad has a leg up on other devices in the iOS family, because later model versions can take advantage of iOS 9’s new Picture in Picture mode for …

IPad Air

How to toggle Low Power mode via Control Center with a jailbreak tweak

Low Power Flipswitch is a new Flipswitch toggle that allows you to quickly enable or disable Low Power Mode on iOS 9 devices. Flipswitch is the …

Review: the Prong PWR is an iPhone battery case with a twist

After spending a year growing accustomed to the iPhone 6 Plus, I decided to go for the smaller handset. I’ve been pretty happy with the 6s thus far, …

Sideplayer for Chrome lets you watch YouTube in a pop-up

Need to get some work done but don’t want to miss a YouTube livestream? Sideplayer’s got you covered.<p>This handy Chrome extension lets you watch YouTube videos in a pop-up that floats above your current tab. Install it, click the ‘Play in Sideplayer’ button beneath any YouTube clip and you’re good …

Hit RPG Combo Quest goes free as Apple's App of the Week

Apple on Thursday named Tapinator’s “Combo Quest” its App of the Week for this week. This means that for the next 7 days, you’ll be able to grab the …

Quickly create a VPN with the Hotspot Shield browser extension

Can't watch Netflix from where you are located? Can't check in with your fantasy football team from behind your office's firewall? Can't use a public hotspot without worrying about your unencrypted data being seen by prying eyes?<p>A VPN can assuage these issues, but VPN software typically either …

Every iOS Setting You Should Check When You Get a New Phone

Once upon a time, iOS “just worked” out of the box. But over the years, Apple’s introduced all kinds of features to iOS that most of us don’t want to …

LG Rolly wireless keyboard folds into a stick you can fit in any pocket

The mobile accessory market is booming and LG sure doesn’t want to stay at the bench. The Korean manufacturer has been hard at work and today they are announcing one of the most interesting wireless keyboards we have seen in a while. The LG Rolly is a pretty awesome contraption with a mechanism …

Gear & Gadgets

This new app lets you control your Android phone from your computer

If you’ve ever gotten tired of picking up your Android phone while you’re sitting in front of your computer, well, you’re not the only one. A new Chrome app allows you to use your Android phone right from any computer that can run Chrome. It works on Windows, Mac OS X, and Chromebooks.<p>The new Vysor …

Apps