This is it; C’est tout; Esto es todo; 今回はここまで

Hello, everyone. The time has come to say my goodbyes. I’ve had a lot of fun sharing my knowledge with you guys and honestly, this is very emotional for me. I have attended Issaquah High School for a little over a year and a half now and it feels like it was just yesterday when I transferred. I’ve gone through a lot, like moving for the thousandth time, adjusting to a new place, meeting new people, mastering a third language (French) [and counting], and making new memories. I’ve really enjoyed my time at Issaquah and now the adult life awaits me. I’m honestly really worried but I suppose that’s a common sentiment among people in this stage of life. I can’t believe time went by so quickly. Anyways, this is goodbye.

Hola, todos. La hora de decir “adiós” ha llegado. Me he divertido mucho compartiendo mi sabiduría con ustedes/vosotros/vosotras y honestamente, esto es muy emocionante para mí. He atendido a la Escuela Superior de Issaquah por un poco más de un año y medio ya y se siente como si fuera ayer cuando me transferí. Mucho ha pasado en estos momentos, como mudarme por la milésima vez, ajustarme a un nuevo lugar, conocer a gente nueva, dominar un tercer idioma (francés) [y contando], y creando nuevas memorias. Me ha encantado el tiempo que estuve en Issaquah y ahora me espera la vida adulta. Honestamente estoy muy preocupado pero supongo que eso es común entre la gente en esta etapa de la vida. No puedo creer que el tiempo voló así de rápido. De todas maneras, esto es “adiós”.

Bonjour, tout le monde. C’est l’heure de dire «au revoir». C’était amusant en partageant ma connaissance avec vous et honnêtement, c’est très émotif pour moi. Je suis allé ici pendant un an et demie et il semble que je suis arrivé ici hier. Beaucoup c’est passé dans ces moments, comme me démenager pour la millième fois, m’adapter à un nouveau lieu, connaître à nouvelles personnes, apprendre une troisième langue (français) (et en comptant), et créant des nouveaux souvenirs. J’ai aimé le temps que j’ai été à Issaquah et maintenant, la vie adulte m’attend. Honnêtement, je m’inquiète mais je suppose que c’est ordinaire entre les gens qui sont dans cette étape de la vie. Je ne peux pas croire que le temps a volé aussi rapide. De toute façon, c’est «au revoir».

皆さん、ありがとうございました!楽しかったです。イサクア高校が好ましい。私は、間もなく大学に行きます。頑張ります。今回はここまで。またね!

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Photo Glitch in iOS 9

Hey guys! This week, I will be talking about an interesting glitch in the Photos app on iOS 9. It is harmless and goes away after the app is closed.

I was browsing the internet the other day and I came across an article on this glitch. It allows you to zoom in on a photo more than what is allowed by default. I give full credit to the original source and whoever discovered the glitch originally.

Anyways, let’s get started!

  • First of all, you have to be on any version of iOS 9. Does not require a jailbreak. These versions include:
    • iOS 9.0
    • iOS 9.0.1
    • iOS 9.0.2
    • iOS 9.1
    • iOS 9.2
    • iOS 9.2.1
    • iOS 9.3
    • iOS 9.3.1
    • iOS 9.3.2
  • It is unknown whether or not this works on the beta versions of iOS 9.3.3 at this time.
  • Then, click (or I guess “tap” would be a more appropriate term) on any photo in your Camera Roll or in any album in the Photos app.
  • Tap on “Edit” and select the crop/rotation tool on the bottom left hand corner.
  • Rotate the photo by 90°.
  • Select “OK” on the bottom right hand corner.
  • Select “Edit” one more time and revert the photo to its original state, which may look like an arrow in the shape of a U-turn sign.
  • Select “OK” again
  • Then zoom in to your heart’s content!
    • Just as a side note, the photo will begin to pixelate once you zoom in by a certain amount.

You might be asking yourself, “Why would anyone want to zoom in so much on a photo, especially if it’s just going to become pixelated anyway?” Well, sometimes it may be helpful to be able to zoom in just a little more into a specific part of a photo. You can barely zoom into them in the first place so it is kind of nice to be able to zoom in without restrictions or even just for fun.

The glitch goes away once you close out the app.

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Original photo of something I drew.

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Same photo, but zoomed in as much as Apple allows.

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Same photo, but zoomed in more than what Apple allows.

This may be it for the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and original iPad mini

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Hey guys! This week I will be talking about some not-so-recent iOS devices. Namely, the iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and original (non-Retina) iPad mini.

Apple has always done a good job of keeping devices as up-to-date as possible. For example, the iPhone 4S came out in *October of 2011, shipped with iOS 5, the iPad 2 came out in *March of 2011 with iOS 4.2.1, and the iPad mini came out in *November 2012 with iOS 6.0.1. All of these have been discontinued in terms of manufacturing but they have been continuing to receive updates, even the latest one, iOS 9.3.2, released May 16, 2016 to the general public. (*release dates in the United States and Puerto Rico)

It is highly likely that iOS 9 will be the last iOS version these devices will receive, while the remaining devices will go onto iOS 10 and so on. These devices [that will be continuing on] include:

iPhone

  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6S
  • iPhone 6S Plus

iPad

  • iPad 3 (maybe)
  • iPad 4
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Pro 12.9″
  • iPad Pro 9.7″

iPod touch

  • iPod touch (5th generation) (maybe)
  • iPod touch (6th generation)

The reason there is a “maybe” next to the iPad 3 is because it didn’t really offer anything new in terms of hardware except a new Retina display (and terrible battery life as the expense), a slightly better version of the A5 chip, the A5X chip, better cameras, and 4G LTE connectivity if you purchased the Wi-Fi + Data model. As for the iPod touch (5th generation), it features similar technical specifications from the iPhone 4S, except that it runs iOS 9 much better. Because of this, it is possible that these devices may not make it to iOS 10, but at the same time, they might, considering their performance differences compared to their similarly “spec’d” counterparts.

We probably won’t know for sure until WWDC this June, from June 13-17, in San Francisco, CA. Apple will host the keynote on their website after the event, like usual, so watch it once it’s available if you would like to know definitive information about this topic.

Just as a little side note, in terms of jailbreaking past iOS 9.1, a jailbreak tool has not been released by neither TaiG nor Pangu, but they are steadily working on it. Apple has released another beta version of iOS 9.3, which would be iOS 9.3.3. It’s a better idea if they wait until Apple is completely finished developing for iOS 9 and shifting gears to focus on iOS 10 only. A reputable source, who shall remain anonymous, has achieved a jailbreak on iOS 9.3.3, but he does not have plans to release it for a number of reasons. He has not released one in the past, it is not stable, as has been in the case in the past, and Apple would patch it almost immediately. He just demonstrates that it is possible.

I will keep you guys posted; until next time!

Regular Device Maintenance

05 20

Hey guys! This week I will be talking about keeping our devices clean and in good shape, both inside and out.

Have you ever looked inside your computer and saw a lot of dust, or looked at your other electronic devices and saw a lot of smudges or even a crusty film? Well no worries! These are easy things to work with and require very little work and supplies.

With electronics, it’s easy to clean but it’s also just as easy to make them unclean. Germs love electronics since one typically does not consider the germs to be there in the first place or it just slips one’s mind. No worries. The best way to clean and disinfect electronics is rubbing alcohol. You can use a cotton ball or swap, or spray it with a small bottle. If you use a spray, cover up any exposed ports or other openings like speaker grills or an earpiece opening, then spray once or twice to completely cover the surface, then wipe away with a paper towel. With a cotton ball, gently blotch the alcohol onto the device’s surface and then gently wipe away with a dry cotton ball or with a paper towel. A cotton swab is more for hard to reach spaces or for tough areas.

With the inside of a computer, be very careful. You must not have any static electricity on you, so you may need to purchase an anti-static bracelet or plug in your computer and place/maintain at least hand on the power supply, but do not turn it on. Any static electric risks damaging your computer. Use pressurized air to remove the dust. Remove the casing, then look for the dust. You may need to remove some components or look behind some of them. Then place the casing and any removed components again where they were.

Effects of using your electronics at night instead of sleeping

Hey guys! This week I will be talking about something that I found interesting involving sleep and electronics.

Have you had a hard time falling asleep? Did you reach for your phone or tablet and hope you’d find your way to sleep? Well, this is a bad idea for a number of reasons. Your brain produces a hormone called melatonin, which is responsible for your circadian rhythms, basically signals in your brain that determine when to produce melatonin to make you sleep and when to stop.

When you use your electronics at night, it is bright compared to the dark, even with the brightness turned all the way down. Also, most displays have a lot of blue tint to their displays. The brightness along with the blueish light tricks your brain into thinking it’s still daytime, so you might not be able to sleep well or become tired quickly enough. There are tools out there like f.lux on computers and jailbroken iOS devices, and Night Shift for iOS devices on iOS 9.3 or later, and some android phones have an option to make backgrounds on menus black, which would at least help reduce the perceived brightness.

Either way, you should not be using electronics at night. If you’re going to bed then go to bed instead of using your phone, well, if you’d like to sleep well or fall asleep quickly, but to each their own. I am in no way judging anyone for their personal choices, I’m just advising to make better choices.

More info on this here:

http://youtu.be/SVQlcxiQlzI and http://youtu.be/3mufsteNrTI

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Left: iPhone 5S, jailbroken, iOS 9.0.2, with f.lux enabled. Right: iPhone 5S, jailbroken, iOS 9.0.2, with f.lux disabled.

Are we becoming addicted (or already) addicted to our electronic devices?

Hey guys! This week I will be talking about an issue I’ve personally been noticing lately.

Have you ever walked around somewhere or just happen to look in someone’s direction (or some similar event to the aforementioned) and saw them on their phone a while doing something else, like walking or maybe even something like driving? Or maybe you’re in class and you see people constantly on their phone or trying to be, every moment they can get? Why might that be?

Personally, I have seen people walking around school glued to their screens and sometimes running into others because they weren’t paying attention, and I have also seen people in class on their phones whether or not the teacher allows them. While technology was technically meant to improve our lives, it seems to be worsening them in many ways. People have legitimate addictions to their electronics and/or the Internet, they become lazy and sedentary, we stop socializing with one another and pretty much hide behind screens… We don’t have much human interaction anymore.

Other times, people who have been diagnosed with certain mental health disorders like anxiety disorders (among others that impact one socially) might use their phone or other electronic device as a sort of escape or as a “grutch” as it is called by some; something they could hold in the hand or make constant contact with in order to avoid having an anxiety attack, depending on what triggers them. However, this is not a good way to cope.

Many people nowadays, mostly teens, have been getting around 4-6 hours of sleep on average, and sometimes it is because they are staring at bright screens later in the day, which tricks the brain into thinking it’s still daytime. There are some applications and tools out there like f.lux, and Night Shift which change the gamma value of the screen so there is more of an orange tinge to the screen instead of the usual blue.

Perhaps we are becoming addicts to our devices because they are a little too convenient. Wi-Fi and mobile data are becoming more accessible and there are many social media sites out there with their own dedicated applications for mobile devices. We stay connected but we are not becoming connected in the way it was intended to be. Originally speaking, the Internet was meant for doing research and computers were meant to test out code and then to reduce the need of paper. Now, they are used for everything from casual internet browsing to gaming, to streaming music and videos, to social networking.

The point isn’t that we shouldn’t use our electronics. If anything, maybe we should just pay more attention to the people around us and to how much time we’re wasting being glued to our screens.

I am aware that I have been doing nothing but rambling in this post but I felt like putting my own “two cents” into this while being informative as always. Until next week!

05 09

An example of what I see everywhere I look. It honestly bothers me a lot at times.

Remote Desktop Applications

Hey guys! This week I will be talking about something you may not have heard of before. If you haven’t already figured that out, it’s about remote desktop applications; the what, the how, the why, you name it.

Have you ever needed to access a file on your computer or laptop but didn’t have the actual device on you? Well, in that situation, if your computer has a remote desktop application, program, or feature, most likely there will be an app for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets as well. In that case, you would be able to access the file no problem right?

Well how does this work?

Easy. This application uses an internet connection to provide you with a “projection” of your computer’s display. In other words, the device you use to access your computer acts as the monitor, mouse, and keyboard of your computer. It “uploads” signals to the internet, then your computer “downloads” and interprets those signals, while your computer “uploads” what the monitor sees, and your device “downloads” and interprets that information.

Why would I need this? Couldn’t I just bring my computer with me?

Well… yes, but you could also see it as a sort of backup. While it may not be as convenient using a mobile device (unless you have bluetooth “replacements” or you use another computer), you’re able to do almost anything you could before, and if that computer is connected to any cloud services like iCloud, OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, etc. then you can easily transfer files to those cloud services and retrieve them on your device instead. Much more convenient, right? Basically it serves as an emergency situation kind of thing.

Where can I get a remote application and is it free?

You can find many with a simple search on a search engine like Google or Bing. Personally, I use Google Remote Desktop because it is tied to your Google account and it is relatively secure. However, Windows* has its own remote desktop feature (*Windows Enterprise or Pro). Google Remote Desktop is free for anyone with a Google account to use, and no worries, nobody can access your computer unless you click on the option to allow someone to access your computer (temporarily) and they have to have a specific, randomly generated, one-time use code. Windows’s built-in feature is free but it is also version-specific and has to be enabled by your supervisor/administrator/enterprise. There are many out there, both free and paid, each with their own set of features as well as pros and cons, as is with anything.

Until next week!

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Google Remote Desktop as seen on Windows.

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Google Remote Desktop as seen on iOS. It looks about the same on Android. It is in Spanish since that is my native language. “Mis ordenadores” means “My computers”

iOS 9 Jailbreak News/Update

Hey guys! This week I will simply be doing a brief update on recent jailbreaking news. I will also be including some side information about iOS 9 in general and what to expect in the near future.

Before you get excited, no, there isn’t a new jailbreak utility for iOS 9.3.x or 9.2.x, and if you have seen tools out there, they’re fake. Don’t fall for those, although if you’re in the jailbreak community, you’d most likely know better, but if you’re new to the scene, just keep in mind that those are fake.

Anyways, onto the real news; there isn’t a new jailbreak utility, but we are getting closer to the final iOS 9 updates. Currently, Apple has issued iOS 9 Beta 1 to developers, and according to reports, there isn’t anything significantly different about it compared to iOS 9.3.1; this is mostly a bug fix and security update. Apple is trying to make iOS 9 as close to perfect as possible so they can move onto getting iOS 10 ready and prepare for WWDC this summer. This is good news for both developers and jailbreaking. This is not the end of jailbreaking by a long shot. Not much has been heard from TaiG or Pangu but surely they are working on a new jailbreak for iOS 9. If you recall, Pangu released a jailbreak for iOS 9.1, which was released in October of 2015, only because someone within the jailbreak community provided them with exploits needed to jailbreak iOS 9.1, but since the firmware is so outdated, almost nobody was able to jailbreak. For those who could, they would experience bootloop.

My tips for you guys is to stay where you are; if you are jailbroken, do not update. If you are in an older or current version of iOS, stay there for now just in case. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Until next time!

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Left: iPhone 5S, jailbroken on iOS 9.0.2; center: iPhone 4S, jailbroken on iOS 9.0.2, but with fewer tweaks as it has less memory (RAM) to process tweaks; right: iPod touch (6th generation), jailbroken on iOS 8.4

Is it the end of the 3.5mm headphone jack?

04 08

Hey guys! This week I will be talking about a rumor that’s been going around for a little while about the next generation of iPhones, the [possible] iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

It has been rumored that these iPhones will not feature a headphone jack and instead will have stereo speakers [at the bottom], while headphones will be used via bluetooth or the Lightning port. Analog sound isn’t as high quality as bluetooth or through the Lightning port for example, so it is a possibility. If this is the case, Apple may be releasing a set of Earpods with a Lightning connector instead of an analog connector, and/or perhaps have the devices come with an adapter/converter or sell one. This can be a huge inconvenience for many since 3.5mm (millimeter) headphone jacks have been the standard for a long time now, and Apple purposely sets prices high to make money off of its customers. Customers would need to shell out “huge bucks” for an adapter or for bluetooth headphones.

This may also not be as much of an inconvenience because then, you wouldn’t have to worry about tangled cords! Or at least, not as much since wireless headphones still use wires (how else would they work?), but you would also be getting richer sound and higher quality audio.And besides, how often do you’re your headphones? Maybe a lot if you’re a teen but maybe not so much if you’re older. Who knows? I could be wrong.

Anyways, that’s all I have for you this week. Until next time!

Problemas recientes y noticias de jailbreak para iOS 9.3 y anterior

04 01

¡Hola! Esta semana hablaré sobre algunos problemas que han tenido algunas personas con sus dispositivos después de haberlos actualizado a iOS 9.3.

Por fin llegó iOS 9.3 después de tanto tiempo. Esta versión de iOS trae algunas cosas nuevas como Night Shift, arreglos generales, mejor seguridad para iCloud, soporte para llamadas sobre Wi-Fi para dispositivos conectados a Verizon, nuevas gestiones de acción rápida, cambios a Centro de Control, notas privadas, habilidad de sincronizar iBooks y ficheros PDF con iCloud, opciones para usuarios múltiples para educación, soporte para múltiples relojes Apple, controles de privacidad mejorados, cambios a Apple Music, entre otros. Pero, al principio, algunos dispositivos como el iPhone 5S y anteriores tenían problemas con activación de iCloud y la cuenta Apple ID de los usuarios afectados, y ahora también hay problemas con abriendo enlaces, donde se quiebra el dispositivo o la aplicación. Apple ha prometido que van a arreglar estos problemas pronto.

Ahora, las noticias de “jailbreak” para iOS 9.3.

TaiG y Pangú todavía no han dicho nada sobre sus planes ni una fecha. Aunque sea, es sugerido que no actualices tu dispositivo a iOS 9.3 todavía y que te quedes en cualquier versión que estés. Puede ser que haya un “jailbreak” para esas versiones y no para iOS 9.3, o sino que también podría haber uno, y después Apple saldrá con otra versión que no tenga uno.

Les dejaré saber cuando hayan más noticias sobre esto. ¡Hasta luego!

Okay, now let’s be serious. Wasn’t that a hilarious April Fools joke? Well, probably not. Now in English:

 

Hey! This week I will be talking about some problems that some people have been having since updating their devices to iOS 9.3.

Finally! iOS 9.3 is here after so much waiting. This version of iOS brings us many new features such as Night Shift, general bug fixes, better iCloud security and encryption, devices on the Verizon network now support Wi-Fi calling, new Quick Action gestures, changes to Control Center, private Notes, ability to synchronize iBooks and PDFs with iCloud, options for multiple users for education, support for multiple Apple watches at a time, improved Privacy settings, changes to Apple Music, among others. However, at first, some devices such as the iPhone 5S and below had problems with activation of iCloud and their Apple ID accounts, and now there are also problems with opening links in which either the app or device crashes and restarts. Apple has promised to fix this issue soon.

Now onto iOS 9.3 jailbreak news.

Taig and Pangu have not said anything about their plans to jailbreak iOS 9.3 (or below) nor a date of when a tool will be released. However it may be, it’s suggested that you don’t update your device to iOS 9.3 yet and to stay on whichever version of iOS that you’re on. It’s possible that there won’t be an iOS 9.3 jailbreak tool and instead for 9.2 and/or 9.2.1. Or, there could be one but then Apple may release a new version of iOS at last minute that would patch the jailbreak.

I will let you guys know once there are more news about this. See you later!

What is the iPhone SE?

Hey guys! This week I will be talking about the iPhone SE.

  • What is it? Is it a new iPhone? What is so great about it? Why does it look just like the iPhone 5S from 2013?

To answer that question, it is a mixture of yes and no, to sum things up. The iPhone SE is technically a new iPhone, but it isn’t at the same time because it is more of a replacement. In other words, it’s the iPhone 5SS, the S model of an S model. S model iPhones are just more of a hardware improvement than anything else, and they always look exactly like the base model (the one without the S, but the same number), but the S model has better hardware and lately, they come in more color and storage options, among other things. Also, this iPhone is meant to be a more modern 4-inch device targeted towards people who do not want a 4.7- or 5.5-inch device.

According to Apple’s website, http://www.apple.com, “[…] iPhone SE, the most powerful 4‑inch phone ever. To create it, we started with a beloved design, then reinvented it from the inside out. The A9 [chip] is the same advanced chip used in iPhone 6S. The 12‑megapixel camera captures incredible photos and 4K videos. And Live Photos bring your images to life. The result is an iPhone that looks small. But lives large.” See Apple’s website for more information.

The iPhone SE [at the time this article was written] is available for pre-order, and will be in stores March 31, 2016. Pricing starts at $399 or $13.30/month with carrier financing.

The new features of the iPhone SE are:

  • new 12 MP rear-facing camera, 5 MP front-facing camera
  • A9 chip with embedded M9 motion coprocessor
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • new Rose Gold color option
  • Live Photos feature (but no 3D Touch)
  • NFC/Apple Pay

Compared to the iPhone 5S:

  • 8 MP rear-facing camera, 1.2 MP front-facing camera
  • A7 chip with M7 motion coprocessor
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • originally came in a new Gold color option, then that was removed, now the iPhone 5S is discontinued, but not obsolete
  • Touch ID was new at the time, but no Apple Pay or 3D Touch (these did not exist at the time)
  • No Live Photos

I hope this helped sum up what this iPhone really is. See you next week!

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iPhone 5S, gold. The iPhone SE looks exactly like this but the back says “Phone SE” instead of “iPhone.”

What is Pangu thinking?

Hey guys! This week, I will be talking about an unpleasant and bittersweet surprise from the jailbreak team, Pangu.

Do you remember iOS 9.1, the one that ended all jailbreaking at the time? It was released in October of 2015, and it patched the jailbreak for iOS 9.0, 9.0.1, and 9.0.2. For 5 months, Pangu and TaiG have been silently working on developing a stable jailbreak tool, as well as avoiding releasing one too soon, where Apple would have enough time to patch the vulnerabilities and exploits that the jailbreak requires. Well… guess what? Now you can jailbreak iOS 9.1, but most people are not on this firmware anymore and many jailbreak testers have advised the public to simply update to iOS 9.2 and 9.2.1, instead of staying on iOS 9.1. However, there have been reports of “bootloop” on those jailbreaking iOS 9.1. Bootloop refers to where your device will not load into Springboard, not even Safe Mode, and simply continues an endless cycle of restarts and staying stuck on the Apple logo until the consumer performs a restore through iTunes. The main issue in this case is that since iOS 9.1 is no longer being signed by Apple, one cannot simply restore back into the firmware and start over. One will be forced to update to iOS 9.2.1, which cannot be jailbroken at this time. Otherwise, we could just restore until the issue is resolved. Also, one cannot just update to iOS 9.1 if they are in an older firmware. Until a patch is released, you should not jailbreak iOS 9.1 if you were fortunate enough to stay.

Why would Pangu release a jailbreak tool for such an outdated firmware? While this isn’t a huge deal, it makes no sense. As mentioned before, most people are either on a stable jailbreakable firmware (iOS 9.0, 9.0.1, and 9.0.2) or they become stuck in a bootloop, which defeats the purpose. Also, developers most likely will not be able to update their tweaks to work on iOS 9.1 unless they have an iOS 9.1 device that is fortunate enough to not become stuck in bootloop.

03 18

Is Blackberry making a comeback?

Hey guys! This week, I will be talking about the infamous Blackberry [cellphones/smartphones]. Remember the phones with the tiny physical keyboards? Does the Blackberry Curve or Blackberry Bold ring a bell? Maybe not because they weren’t overly popular, though they did premiere a few times in their own advertising, but these phones were meant more for business than the average consumer.

What made these phones so popular to some? Well some of its key features were its full-fledged physical QWERTY keyboard, its variety of features, its lightweight OS, and BBM (BlackBerry Messenger), which still can be used today on iOS, Android, and some BlackBerry OS versions; it’s similar to Whatsapp if you’ve ever used it. Many came with a game called BrickBreaker, a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, a micro-USB port, and a camera (though not very good in today’s standards, and many did not come with flash, only a small reflector).

Lately, newer BlackBerry phones have been making a comeback, though most run Android OS rather than a proprietary BlackBerry OS. An example would be the Blackberry Priv, which runs Android 5.1 out of the box. Here is a brief description by http://www.phonescoop.com – “This unique, high-end phone is BlackBerry’s first to combine the Android OS with BlackBerry messaging and security software. Other key features include a slide-out physical keyboard with touch navigation, quad-HD curved-edge display, 18-megapixel camera, front camera, NFC, wireless charging, and memory card slot.” This runs you through basically everything there is to know about the phone’s technical specifications, or tech specs for short. Also on the website, it lists size, weight, and more in-depth specifications about its internal components. Guess what else it features? (hint: it’s a slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard just like the old days!)

Anything else you need to know? Look on the website listed.

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Upcoming News/Rumors

Hey guys! This week, I will be talking about a few minor news/rumors that have been going around lately.

iOS 9 and its “Jailbreakability”

So far, the only versions of iOS 9 that can be jailbroken [by the public and general jailbreaking community] at this time are iOS 9.0, 9.0.1, and 9.0.2. iOS 9.1, 9.2, 9.2.1, and the upcoming iOS 9.3 update (currently in beta) cannot be jailbroken [by the general public or jailbreaking community]. However, reputable sources (which will remain anonymous to avoid confusion and misinformation) have been able to successfully jailbreak iOS 9.2-9.3. They stated that “it is not stable at this time, but functional [to an extent].” Obviously, since Cydia Substrate and jailbreak tweaks have not been updated to support the newer firmware, most of them will not work properly if at all. Jailbreaking teams like Pangu and TaiG have not reported anything conclusive about any new jailbreaking utilities, but it is highly probable as they have been leaving vague clues on Twitter. There is not a given date about when a new utility will be released, however; we only know that one is in the works as we speak. Stay tuned!

 

Android N Rumors

So, it seems Google has begun to work on its next major Android firmware, Android N. It is not known at this time, what the N stands for. However, besides the usual improvements and addition of features, Google will be doing away with (eliminating) a large part of the OS. You’ll never guess what it is *SPOILER ALERT* (hint: it’s the App Drawer, the circular icon with 6 “holes” in it, where all your apps are stored if they are not on the home screen). It is not known for sure, but some sources (with evidence) have proven that Google will not be having an App Drawer anymore and will instead force people into moving their apps into folders. (Seems awfully similar to the iPhone now…)

 

The iPhone 5SE

You’ve probably heard about this new iPhone that’s coming out fairly soon, right? Well, even so, I am going to talk about it. First, it is not going to be called the “iPhone 6c” or something like that; its official name will be the “iPhone 5SE,” and it will be Apple’s refreshed version of the only 4-inch device, the iPhone 5S. It has been rumored that this particular iPhone will not be replacing the iPhone 5S, and will be sold alongside it instead. It is said that it fill feature a design based on the current iPhone 6 and 6 Plus designs instead of the iPhone 5 design. It will be available in Space Gray, Gold, Silver, and Rose Gold, may have a 12MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP front-facing camera like the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus. However, for some odd reason, it seems it will not be featuring 3D Touch/Force Touch. It will be revealed along with a new iPad later in March.

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