Saturday, May 30, 2015

iOS 9 Find My iPhone Feature Improved Implementations

If iOS 9 Find My iPhone feature will get some improvements or not? Since its first introduction with iOS 7 this feature makes it easy to locate lost or stolen iOS device. Due to its popularity iPhones have always been a big target for pickpockets and thieves. But Find my iPhone and Activation Lock features are a powerful theft deterrent.

Unfortunately it is still need some implementations. Because thief can easily turn off your iPhone or remove the SIM, to prevent it from being tracked or let you to remotely delete your data.

That's why many iOS users would like to improve the iOS 9 feature Find My iPhone. Here is small wish list what feature should be improved in the next mobile operating system.

The first option will be connecting the wring passcode verification. In case someone enters the wrong passcode, or if Touch ID authentication fails should be automatic setting record audio after three failed attempts and to take a photograph using the front-facing camera. The iPhone should also record the GPS co-ordinates, and upload the information to iCloud, and also send an email. all these options will be extremely useful in identifying the identity and location of the thief by law enforcement officials.

The second needed feature is the ability to easily sharing this data with law enforcement officials, just the way we can share photos and videos using iCloud Sharing. It would be really great to make complaint online, together the IMEI and Find my iPhone information. This data can be used by law enforcement officials to catch the thief.

The third security wished option is the ability to only users turn off the iPhone after authenticating using Touch ID or entering the passcode. This will ensure that unauthorized users cannot turn off the device.

The above described options will certainly make the iOS 9 Find My iPhone feature a lot more foolproof. Although qualified thief can easily prevent the device from being tracked and also from being connected to the internet, by quickly taking off the SIM. That will make these features useless.

We hope that Apple closes some of the loopholes in iOS 9 to improve the security level of iOS devices.

Friday, May 29, 2015

How to Prevent iPhone Screen from Waking Up when Notifications Arrive [Jailbreak Tweak]

Usually when your iPhone receives a notification its screen wakes up. Is there a way how to prevent iPhone screen from waking up? There is one interesting Cydia tweak you can use. It works on jailbroken gadgets only, so first make sure you are running iOS version that can be jailbroken. Secondly, jailbreak iOS 8.1.2 or earlier version.

If you are already jailbroken you can follow the guide on how to download and use the iOS 8 tweak that makes sure your iPhone screen won’t wake up when you get a new notification [also find out how to disable notifications on iOS handset for videos]. You will still be notified about upcoming messages but the smartphone will not wake up and annoy you.

Stop iPhone Notification Wake Up Screen with Cydia Tweak

Step 1. Launch Cydia store and search for IllLookLater tweak. You can find it on the BigBoss repository. It is completely free to use.

Step 2. Download and install the tweak.

Step 3. Launch the new preference pane that was installed along with IllLookLater tool.

Step 4. You will find a list of apps you have on your gadget. It will take a while to configure everything because each program has a toggle next to it. You should select which apps can wake up your screen and which can’t. Do this for both User apps and System apps menus.

Step 5. Every application you will toggle on in the settings will not wake up your screen when it gets a notification.

Step 6. You will hear the alert sound when you get a notification.

Step 7. You can view your notifications from the Lock screen. But your screen won’t turn on.

The iOS 8 tweak is very useful. It can save your battery life and nerves. It works great and since it is free of charge you should give it a try.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Next Watch OS Will Gain Find My Watch Feature Release

As the recent report suggest that Find My Watch release will be the next new software update characteristic to Apple Watch OS 1.0.

It is also suggested that next update will gain numerous software and hardware updates are in the works including enhancements to security, connectivity, health and fitness, Wi-Fi feature , third-party app integration.

The report adds that Apple company is preparing major updates for the Apple TV in both the hardware and software departments, including Apple Watch integration.

Apple is said to be working on Find my Watch feature which will let users track the smartwatch's location and remotely lock or wipe the device, if stolen. This feature will be similar to the existing Find My iPhone/iPad/Mac features in iOS and OS X.

If the Find My Watch feature will be implemented in the next update it will even notify you via a light click on your wrist should you accidentally leave your iPhone behind.

Another reported improvement is the ability to remotely lock or wipe your stolen wearable device. The Apple Watch relies on its connected iPhone for GPS and Wi-Fi functionality, but it can also connect to previously stored Wi-Fi networks on its own.

Should a Find my Watch feature make its way into the Apple Watch, Apple might increase the device’s Wi-Fi features in order to let the device be easily located by iCloud even when the iPhone is out of range.

To tackle this issue, Apple will reportedly employ a feature called “Smart Leashing” that will prompt the device to click its built-in Wi-Fi in order to establish its location relative to the iPhone’s last known location.

Apple is also working on the health and fitness features of the wearable. For example, the company is experimenting with ways to have the watch detect an irregular heart beat, and to notify the user. Although, it's unclear if that feature will be launched due to liability concerns and government regulation. The company also plans to add a blood pressure monitor and sleep tracking features in the near future with glucose/blood sugar sensors scheduled for the long term.

As you understood the next Apple Watch OS update will not only gain Find my Watch Release feature but also other enhancements.

How to Install San Francisco Font on iPhone [Jailbreak Tweak]

Apple Watch has the special San Francisco font Apple developed for its wearable and might bring to the next iOS 9 firmware version. If you don’t want to wait until the operating system update you can get San Francisco font on iPhone right away – if you are jailbroken. There is an iOS 8 Cydia tweak you can use.

Users who are running iOS 8.1.2 and earlier versions of 8 platform can still jailbreak with TaiG on Mac and Windows. Everyone who is using a later version cannot do this at the moment because hackers haven’t found a way how to jailbreak iOS 8.1.3, 8.2 and 8.3 yet. Follow the instruction below and you will find the new special font on your iDevice [Mac owners can also get the font for their computer].

How to Install San Francisco Font on iPhone, iPad

Step 1. The first thing you should do is find and download the font. Cydia store has a cool repo which can be added to the sources on your iDevice.

Step 2. Once the repo appears on your list you are able to find San Francisco iOS8 font file and install it on your tablet or smartphone. Please note that the file will weigh nearly 20MB.

Step 3. Use Cydia to download BytaFont 2 tweak.

Step 4. Launch BytaFont 2 and click on Basic option in order to install your new interesting font.

Step 5. Select San Francisco iOS8 font.

Step 6. Wait till your iPhone or iPad resprings.

Step 7. The font system should now appear on your iOS 8 gadget.

Do you like San Francisco font? Users who don’t want to install this particular font will stay with their Helvetica Neue that is also great and looks so familiar. Owners of the Watch might still like to go with the tweak and secretly update to Apple iWatch font before it becomes public for all iOS users.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

iPhone Connect To WiFi For Free With WifiMapper App

This post will describe how to connect iPhone to WiFi for free. Do you know about the free-to-download WifiMapper app for iPhone? It works as the world’s largest mobile database of entirely free-to-use wireless hotspots around the world.

Currently people have business, travel across the globe and Wi-Fi is extremely important to not only be able to keep in touch but to also not pay extremely high data bills when on foreign networks. Luckily, OpenSignal has us covered with WifiMapper making it almost impossible to be without a wireless connection no matter in what place we are.

As you understood WifiMapper is driven entirely by the location of the installed device that it is being ran on. that's why it’s very important to provide the app with the relevant Location Services permission that it requires.

 After providing permission to use your current location WifiMapper app will launch it nice map-based interface with green annotation pins, each of which indicates an available Wi-Fi hotspot in the immediate area.

Clicking on one of those locations and moving down for more information will provide information relating to the performance of the network if known, along with any passwords that may be required to access it. Each page also lets users improve the reliability of the information to make the app much better for all involved.

WifiMapper will help you to connect iPhone to WiFi for free anywhere in the world. Download WifiMapper app and get a ton of features, but it’s only available for iPhone users.

iOS 9 Jailbreak Possibility With Apple's Security System Launch

With no so much time for Apple's next operating system launch the iOS 9 jailbreak possibility becomes the actual theme of discussions.

According to reports Apple is working on a whole new level of security for both iOS and the Mac. As it already known the Cupertino giant are fighting against jailbreaking and its new security system will bring a huge and a strong level of protection . Recent reports state that Apple’s upcoming iOS 9 will make it more difficult to jailbreak iOS devices. What is even more it will be nearly impossible to jailbreak an iOS device running iOS 9.

The reason is in Rootless - the kernel-level security feature. This new feature will prevent malware, increase the safety of extensions and preserve the security of sensitive data.

Apple has been plugging exploits in iOS for years, exploits that jailbreakers have historically used to gain access to parts of the system that they would normally not be able to interact with. Apple’s security efforts in iOS 9 appear to be its most prolific since iOS 5. It could make it really difficult or even impossible for hackers to develop the next jailbreaks.

Could it be possible that with iOS 9 the jailbreaking will die?

Nothing can be impossible as there are always group of determined hackers that will find the way out.

Speaking of money and iOS 9 jailbreak possibility, jailbreaking is also a big business. Sure, the iPhone business as a whole dwarfs the jailbreaking business a gazillion times over, but the money that’s to be made from jailbreaking is still nothing for us regular folks to scoff at.

And just the idea of making a large subset of users happy may be motivation enough to drive some hackers. The jailbreak community is large. This isn’t some super-obscure subset of users. Lots of people jailbreak. Being revered by all of those people might motivate some.

The Review Of Real iOS 9 Design Features

It is expected to see the real iOS 9 design at WWDC 2015, because according to rumors Apple will unveil the next mobile operating system. We all have already seen many concepts coming in from fans and design team. And here is iOS 9 features list that users would like to be implemented in next iOS platform.

It is said that Apple will be focusing on bug fixes and stability for iOS 9 and implementation of new features may take a back seat. Apple’s performed broader and deeper quality assurance testing that includes stricter stability and polish guarantees before new control center added to iOS 9. Apple will also plans to go on to reduce the firmware’s footprint on the device’s storage.

Although, the flying in the internet report claims that one visible change that will purportedly be made to iOS 9 will be in the Siri department. The report adds that Siri could be made more colorful as in Apple Watch.

It’s also expected that iOS 9 will come integrated with Apple’s brand new music service. iOS 8.4 software update has already brought the foundations for this music service.

According to a reports, Cupertino giant will replace Helvetica Neue system font in iOS 9 with the new San Francisco font, which is currently being used in Apple Watch OS.

San Francisco was developed by Apple engineers to make legibility less of an issue on a small device's screen. since that time the font has made the jump to the keyboard of the recently launched MacBook and all this means that the move from Helvetica Neue to San Francisco as the system font for both iOS and Mac OS X seems more of an inevitability than a possibility.

The next Apple's mobile operating system will gain one iPad specific features such as side-by-side multitasking, both for current iPads and the rumored 12-inch iPad.

There are several other notable changes that are rumored to be part of real iOS 9 design including Trusted Wi-Fi and apps taking less storage space. The report also says that Apple will gain performance improvement on older devices and a new Rootless security system, which is being described as high level feature for both OS X and iOS. With the last new feature it will probably make iOS 9 jailbreak very difficult to develop.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

iOS 8.3 Jailbreak Status Update Info

For those who are waiting for jailbreak solution check this information about iOS 8.3 jailbreak status update that is introduced below.

Apple's launched iOS 8.3, iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.1.3 firmwares patched jailbreak exploits used in Pangu, TaiG, PP jailbreak tools for iOS devices.

As jailbroken devices owners have already known that they don't update their devices to new iOS build until knowledgeable jailbreaking community member will ensure the safety of the update. That's why don't update to any of the newly released iOS 8.3.

The exploits that were used in the Pangu8, TaiG and PP jailbreaks were blocked by release of Apple's iOS 8.1.3, iOS 8.2 updates and then later with iOS 8.3. So in case want to keep jailbreak then it’s highly recommended not to go ahead with the iOS 8.1.3, 8.2 or 8.3 update at any cost.

In its support article Apple has outlined all the exploits that it has patched in iOS 8.3. What is more it named the Pangu and TaiG teams for utilizing them. The company has also patched exploits discovered by i0n1c (aka Stefan Esser).

So, in case you’ve stuck on an older jailbreakable version of iOS 8 or iOS 7, it is best to stay there if you want to use jailbreak tweaks and apps from Cydia until a new jailbreak tool is made available for iOS 8.3.

Unfortunately, Cupertino company has also patched another exploit in 8.2 / 8.3 which TaiG was hoping to use to develop jailbreak.

The last iOS 8.3 jailbreak status update is really perspective. As due to recent posted video by i0n1c it will be possible to jailbreak iOS 8.4 beta 1. Hopefully, we will see the next jailbreak release very soon!

Monday, May 25, 2015

DMCA Jailbreak Rules Could Make Jailbreaking Illegal

DMCA jailbreak rules will be one of the topics of Copyright Office triennial that will is organized on May 21.

For those who are not familiar with The Digital Millennium Copyright Act, then it is a United States copyright law that implements two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). It criminalizes production and dissemination of technology, devices, or services intended to circumvent measures that control access to copyrighted works.

Cydia creator Jay Freeman will be there to fight for iOS devices owners right to jailbreak. But each of us can pledge our support by signing the petition put together by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. It says that millions of people jailbreak the their devices, in order to run the software they want on their own terms. It also adds that jailbreaking is an important part of how we interact with our devices.

But later this month, Librarian of Congress and DMCA can change jailbreak rules. They could decide to make jailbreaking illegal, casting the future of the jailbreak community into jeopardy. If you want to prevent it you need to sign the petition on the EFF’s website.

It is really simple, just enter your email address, full name, and ZIP code. Almost 22,000 people have already pledged their support, but the more signatures the EFF can get, the harder it will be for the Copyright Office and Librarian of Congress to make jailbreaking a crime and change DMCA jailbreak rules.

Jay Freeman, creator of Cydia together with Kyle Wiens of iFixit, Catherine Gellis of Digital Age Defense, and Mitch Stoltz of the EFF will be a proponents at the hearing on May 21.

Bypass Apple Watch Passcode Lock Bug In Watch OS 1.0

According to reports attackers are able to bypass Apple Watch passcode lock. As wearable owners know that wrist-detection on the Apple Watch is supposed to ensure that it will ask for the passcode if removed from your wrist. But as it became known that a thief is able to hack Apple Watch without entering the passcode. As the result, they can pair the Watch with any other iPhone.

Activation Lock protects iPhones from attackers and thieves. It means that in case a thief performs a hard reset of the device, it cannot be reactivated again without the original owner’s Apple ID and password. Unfortunately, the Apple Watch doesn't have such protection, and does not require a passcode to wipe it.

Activation Lock was first introduced in iOS 7 and settled by default in iOS 8. It prevents an iOS device from being activated after being reset without first disabling Find My iPhone. It was a direct response to the alarming amount of iPhone thefts at the time: 25% in New York, 40% in San Francisco and 50% in London. The Apple Watch is theoretically protected by a passcode which has to be entered if the device is removed from your wrist, but an apparent bug let a hard reset be performed without it. And as the result allows thieves to bypass Apple Watch passcode lock.

Unfortunately, the Apple Watch doesn’t have the possibility to set its own dedicated Wi-Fi or cellular connection, so a proper Find My iPhone-like solution isn’t in the cards. Apple can make it in the way the device checks against the Apple ID of the last paired device, and requires the proper credentials before un-pairing with that device.