iOS Jailbreak Repositories Are Shutting Down

Jailbreaking used to be all the rage a couple of years ago. Not anymore. The process enabled users to access customization options for their iOS devices that were otherwise not allowed by Apple. It also allowed for app piracy on Apple’s operating system. The jailbreak community has more or less faded into oblivion over the past couple of years so it’s no surprise to see that iOS jailbreak repositories are now shutting down. As there’s no user interest remaining in them, there’s no need for these repositories to remain up and running.

Two of the most popular jailbreak repositories have now been shut down. ModMyi was the first one. The team mentioned that since there was no interest from the community, the server costs were “insane” and the money that the repository was generating was below the required amount to keep it running. It wasn’t even making enough to break even, let alone turn a profit.

MaCiti, another popular jailbreak repository, has shut down now. The inevitable happened and it had to be shut down. The reality will soon also catch up with the other minor repositories that are currently running. They won’t be able to generate the funds required to break even.

It also doesn’t help that the latest version of iOS hasn’t been jailbroken. Moreover, there’s just no longer the kind of interest that there once way in jailbreaking and it’s hard to say if it’s ever going to be like that again.

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Apple Hires Jailbreak Expert To Improve iPhone’s Security

As you might have heard, a recent Wikileaks report has revealed that for years, the CIA has kept a list of security vulnerabilities and exploits that were related to smartphones across multiple platforms, Apple’s iOS included. Now Apple claims to have fixed most of them, and are in the processing of addressing the remaining one, but one can’t be blamed for feeling paranoid.

However the good news is that Apple is definitely looking to beef up its security because it has been revealed that the company has hired jailbreak expert and security researcher Jonathan Zdziarski. For those unfamiliar with his work, Zdziarski used to be part of the iPhone Dev Team and Chronic Dev Team and was known as “NerveGas” while in the jailbreaking community.

According to his announcement, “I’m pleased to announce that I’ve accepted a position with Apple’s Security Engineering and Architecture team, and am very excited to be working with a group of like minded individuals so passionate about protecting the security and privacy of others.”

“This decision marks the conclusion of what I feel has been a matter of conscience for me over time. Privacy is sacred; our digital lives can reveal so much about us – our interests, our deepest thoughts, and even who we love. I am thrilled to be working with such an exceptional group of people who share a passion to protect that.” Of course this doesn’t necessarily “fix” everything, but it’s good to know that Apple is stepping up their game when it comes to the security and privacy of iOS.

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iOS Tweak Brings Facebook Chat Heads Onto The iPhone

iOS Tweak Brings Facebook Chat Heads Onto The iPhoneSay what you will of Facebook Home but what it has brought to Android devices is a pretty convenient chat feature called Chat Heads. For those who use Facebook, whether it be on iOS or Android, you guys have probably encountered Chat Heads which are basically icons featuring your friend’s photo that lets you chat with them.

On Android this is pretty convenient as the Chat Heads appear on the home screen, thus letting you chat with friends without having to open the Facebook or Messenger app. Unfortunately for iOS, Chat Heads is limited to the Facebook app, but if you’re running a jailbroken iOS device, perhaps Message Box might be a tweak worth checking out. (more…)

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