When assessing whether to go ahead and jailbreak or not, we normally weigh up the pros and cons. One of the main drawbacks of taking the plunge is that stability issues tend to be more frequent where Cydia is present, but on the flip side, the considerable functionality enhancements should not be underestimated. One of the other key issues with past jailbreaks was the inability to restore to default settings on the device, something that most of us carry out every once in a while as a matter of protocol. But thanks to the Semi-Restore tool, you can revert to factory settings (almost) while leaving your jailbreak completely unaffected.

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Need for Speed: No Limits is the latest in the NFS lineup for mobile devices, and has been revealed by EA to be hitting your iOS and Android device by next year.

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The iPad Air 2 is a true stunner not just when it comes to performance, but that extraordinarily sleek shell that houses all those powerful components is truly exceptional as well. If the space gray, gold, and silver color variants don’t tickle your fancy here’s some bling; enter – the 24K gold plated iPad Air 2.

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It’s not often that you get to make your own design and have it printed onto a pair of shoes, but that’s exactly what Adidas is making possible with the miZX Flux service. Originally announced earlier this year, the service is now live in the United States with select other countries set to also join in the fun at a later date including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

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Here’s how you can downgrade iOS 8.1.1 to iOS 8.1 on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and then get your untethered jailbreak back using Pangu8 tool, available on both Windows and Mac.

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Black Friday is almost upon us, and it’s a time that us geeks savor with some great deals on some even greater gadgets. Best Buy, in its continued effort to live up to its name, has kicked off its pre-Black Friday sales, and we’ve rounded up all the best deals in one place.

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Whenever a new piece of iOS software is launched, some devices inevitably get left behind, and many, such as the iPhone 4s and iPad 2 on iOS 8, are subjected to a decidedly limited experience compared with the newer models on the market. It was always somewhat inevitable that these antiquated devices would struggle to cope with the rigors of the new, feature-rich update, and so it has proved, but Apple did promise that those who’ve stuck by their iPhone 4s or iPad 2 would see improvements with its iOS 8.1.1 download. Were these just empty claims, or does this week’s update actually enhance the general user experience for those wielding vintage hardware?

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As you know by now, iOS 8, iOS 8.1 and iOS 8.1.1 download links for final version are live for iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5s, 5c, 5, 4S, iPad 2 and over, including the new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, iPod touch 5G. iOS 8 brings a ton of new features to supported devices. More information on the features new in iOS 8 can be found here.

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Things for iOS is the most sought-after app for productivity junkies, serving as one of the most detailed task management offerings on not just iOS, but Mac as well. This illustrious app has dedicated variants for both the iPhone and iPad with a significant Mac-like interface for the latter, and with Apple feeling rather generous, is giving you a chance to grab Things for iPhone and iPad absolutely free from the App Store.

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Apple has today replaced all the ‘FREE’ download buttons with the word ‘GET’ across both the App Store and Mac App Store. The change appears to be worldwide, so you should be seeing it right now no matter which store you happen to frequent.

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With this year’s Black Friday on November 28th, all the major retailers are already getting their ducks in a row to make sure that everyone is well aware of where they need to start lining up in order to try and bag themselves a bargain come opening time. Walmart is determined to steal a march on most other retailers though, and rather than simply announcing what will be on offer, the company is instead setting its stall out early.

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Here’s a simple trick on how to fix slow Wi-Fi Internet connection issue on iOS 8 / 8.1 running on iPhone or iPad.

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No amount of Bluetooth compatible gaming controllers for mobile devices can compare to those found on most gaming consoles, or can they? Enter – SteelSeries Stratus XL, the MFi gaming controller that actually feels and looks like it belongs on an expensive console.

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If you have just bought yourself a new iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3, or are thinking about grabbing either one this holiday season, then a protective case is a must-have for the beautiful and expensive gadget. One of the latest protective cases to hit the market is ‘AnyAngle’ from Logitech, and it includes a foldable kickstand that can be adjusted at multiple angles for different viewing positions.

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iOS 8.1.1 untethered jailbreak has been demoed on video by iH8sn0w, opening up possibilities for a future jailbreak release. More details can be found right here.

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The update to iOS 8.1.1 may have fixed some of the more ridiculous and irritating bugs that iOS 8 / 8.1 had managed to introduce, but it also has one undocumented benefit that will no doubt prove highly useful to those carrying iPhones and iPads with just 16GB of internal storage. Even though many have reported that they still need huge amounts of free space in order to install iOS 8.1.1, many have found that once they’ve gone through the entire update process they’ve been left with more space than when they started.

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iOS 8.2 beta download just went live for supported iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. iOS 8.2 beta 1 release comes only a day after Apple released public final version of iOS 8.1.1.

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The threat posed by the WireLurker malware that has been infecting Macs and iOS devices has only recently come to light, but following a tip-off from local security company Qihoo 360 Technology, Chinese authorities arrested three individuals that it suspects are behind the malware. WireLurker infected thousands of mobile devices in the country after users unwittingly installed it via a third-party app store.

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In order to achieve an iOS jailbreak of any kind, holes in the software must be found and exploited, and for the most part, there’s a requirement of several exploits working in tandem. The Pangu8 jailbreak for iOS 8 / 8.1 utilized a multitude of security lapses in allowing us to reach the holy grail of Cydia once more, but while Apple just recently plugged three gaps in iOS 8.1.1 that had made Pangu8 possible, the Chinese hackers behind it have been given their due credits for discovering the flaws.

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If you’ve been jailbreaking for a fair amount of time, then you’ll be more than familiar with Substrate Safe Mode. It’s designed to help your device remain usable when conflicts arise, allowing you to resolve the issue and remove the problematic package(s) or extensions with as little incident as possible. It’s not the most welcome of situations, since it only arises when there’s a crash of some description, but it is a necessity in helping your device to recover, and with Substrate Safe Mode having just been updated in Cydia, this is one package you’ll want to download and install at the soonest opportunity.

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