A major update has just been made to Cydia, driving the version number up to 1.1.15 whilst adding a number of fixes largely specific to iOS 8 / 8.1, the new iPhones, and the Pangu8 jailbreak.

As far as jailbreakers are concerned, Cydia is the focal point of the entire experience. The go-to hub for tweaks, themes and other niceties, it’s considered the central portal, the nucleus of the entire operation. But as many have begun to discover with this latest Pangu8 untether, Cydia doesn’t operate alone, and in actual fact, there are a number of key apps and services driving devices that have been jailbroken. Cydia Substrate, also developed and maintained by Cydia author Saurik, is an essential piece of the jigsaw, and after a couple of major updates already since Pangu arrived ten days ago, version 0.9.5016 brings fixes for jailbreakers running older versions of iOS.

Samsung had already warned that it wasn’t going to be announcing stellar profits this quarter, but having now announced the figures themselves it’s clear that things aren’t going according to plan for the company that was once basically printing money with each new Galaxy S smartphone release.

The world of fitness accessories that talk to smartphones is starting to get interesting, and not just because Apple’s upcoming Apple Watch is going to have the sensors required to make HealthKit truly useful. Fitbit is one company that already has skin in the wearable game, and it’s not about to stand still while the competition eats its lunch.

The following tutorial will help you fix Cydia Passcode boot loop issue after you have jailbroken your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch on iOS 8.x using the Pangu8 jailbreak tool. It is important to note that the current version of Cydia and Pangu8 are not ready for primetime yet and hence has lots of issues. Follow the guide only if you are an advance user and have prior knowledge of SSHing into an iOS device. Make sure you backup your data before starting.

The Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus haven’t just been popular smartphones among critics and consumers, but in terms of sales, they’ve already broken all kinds of records. Rivaling vendors in the mobile industry have sought to counter, with Google having recently taken the wraps off the Motorola-made Nexus 6 smartphone, but the rampant success of the iPhone 6 / 6 Plus won’t have stung any competitor quite as severely as Samsung. The Korean outfit’s Note series, considered flagship alongside the Galaxy S line-up, has been a saving grace for fans of handsets with large displays, but even with the Galaxy Note 4 announcement being bolstered by the intriguing Galaxy Note Edge, there’s seemingly little that the Tizen maker can do to halt the dominance of its bitter rival.

Shazam has essentially eliminated that ever-so-annoying “what song is this, again?” conversation that we used to have amongst ourselves whenever we heard a song we liked on the radio. As a third-party app / service, it’s been running for years now, but with iOS 8, Apple took the favorable step of baking it into Siri. So instead of using the app – which becomes typically hard to find when you know a song is about to end – one can simply ask for title, artist and album through the digital slave that is Siri. Yes, this is even more convenient than Shazam as we already knew it pre-iOS 8, but then again, at least Shazam keeps a neat list that we can always refer to. iOS 8 does too, although it’s a little trickier to find, and so, we’ve compiled a very little guide to help you find a list of the songs that you’ve asked Siri to tag.

One of the great, albeit somewhat belated features Apple has introduced with iOS 8 is the ability to add third-party widgets. Back when the new software first dropped last month, we outlined a number of great widgets that we recommended you try out, and now, we’re back with a handful more. Whether you’re looking for basic utilities or for a way to remain engaged with Twitter, this little list covers all bases, and with seven great widgets in total, we’re sure you’ll find your next must-have after the fold.

Rockstar Games took the gaming world by storm last year with the release of Grand Theft Auto 5, and having posted record sales through the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, has spent the majority of the past twelve months prepping a version for the next-gen consoles. The PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC edition of GTA 5 will be much more than just a mere up-scaling of the visual aspect, Rockstar has promised, and what we’ve seen so far in screen caps has been nothing short of impressive. With the release period now closing in on the console editions – the PC release won’t arrive until early next year – more details have begun to emerge of some of the treats that returning next-gen GTA 5 users can expect to enjoy.

Project Ara may seem like a pipe dream to many, but since, development has notched up some pace. And now, a video has surfaced showing the device booting up into Android, adding more fuel to the project, ensuring that it’s still alive and kicking.

If you haven’t been living under a rock, you would know that Handoff basically integrates your Mac and iOS device which allows the user to seamlessly begin task on one machine – say a Mac – and pick it up from another, such as an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Users can now smoothly ‘hand off’ a task to another device.

LG Electronics just launched a 31-inch LCD monitor which boasts a startling 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution. The new 31-inch Digital Cinema 4K monitor is currently priced at $1,399 in the US, and a surprising $2,499 in Australia.

In the run-up to the launch of the Apple Watch, many expected the wearable to be treated to the “iWatch” moniker, but while we now know this will not be the case, the owner of the iWatch trademark in Europe is looking to diversify its business to include – yep – smartwatches. Probendi, a company based in Ireland, trademarked the name some time ago, and while the software outfit has very little experience in terms of hardware, is planning on coming through with its very own smartwatch anyway.

One ambitious concept maker has crafted an interesting render of what a Google Glass-esque product might look like if Apple’s design team was at the helm. It features, among other perks, a micro projector that beams content directly onto the lens, and while it seems far-fetched that such a slimline, stylish look could be achievable at this point in time, the designer suggests that Apple’s own face computer could be something to consider in years to come.

With every new release of iOS comes a slew of features that expand on the OS’s capabilities and functionality, and let users interact with and use their devices in a different manner. The beauty of jailbreak tweaks, however, is that they expand on those features even further, making it possible to do things that the company didn’t allow by default. One such feature with iOS 8 was the Reachability aspect, which basically works only on the larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, bringing things in easier range by compacting them towards the bottom of the screen. While pretty great, there were certain limitations with the native implementation of Reachability, and those are what ForceReach – a freshly released Cydia tweak for iOS 8 / 8.1 – aims to address.

Screenshots of Office for Mac 2015 have just been leaked onto the Internet. It has been a while since Microsoft last updated the Office suite, and it seems like the newer version carries a design language that is heavily borrowed from its Windows counterpart.

Apple’s big unveiling of the Apple Watch didn’t take many people by surprise, but given the fact that nobody really knew how iOS would translate to the wrist the only real discussion was about how Apple would make a usable interface the size of a typical watch.

Here’s a complete step by step hackintosh guide on how to install Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10 on an Intel based Windows PC using UniBeast.

Apple TV has been steadily growing as one of Apple’s hallmark products, even if the company never really intended it to be one. From a simple novelty to an actually usable content provision platform, Apple has grown its set top box steadily through the increase of newer and more channels available for streaming content from. Today, two new channels join the foray; Hallmark Cards’ Feeln network, and FYI network from A&E, which are available right now should you own an Apple TV.

One of the more favorable features Microsoft included with Windows 8 was trackpad gestures, allowing users to navigate more quickly and, in turn, become more productive and efficient as well. With the upcoming Windows 10, the software maker will be adding quite a few more gestures to the current repertoire, with emphasis apparently being placed on power users.

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