iPad Pro could arrive later this year, with a little help from Sharp and Samsung



The iPad Pro is on its way.

The iPad Pro is on its way.
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Apple is turning to both long-time manufacturing partner Sharp and long-time “frenemy” Samsung to help build the displays for its eagerly-anticipated 12.9-inch giant-sized iPad Pro, according to a new report.

Sharp is said to have provided a small test batch of the enormous 264ppi, 2,732×2,048 displays in June, which met with Apple’s high production standards. However, Cupertino is also said to have given Samsung a back-up role building screen panels — suggesting that Apple is expecting big things with this next-gen device. Pun intended.

The report also notes that LG also made a bid for the display manufacturing role, although it came in in third-place due to yield issues.

The report finally mentions that the new tablet will make its debut either late this year, or early 2016 — slightly later than Apple usually releases its new iPad models.

This news follows one from earlier today hinting that the iPad Pro could conceivably run OS X El Capitan alongside iOS.

Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He’d like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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iOS 8.4 Jailbreak for iPhone, iPad Now Possible



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iOS 8.4 has only been out for a few hours, but already someone has managed to jailbreak it. The jailbreak is said to work on newer iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches running a newly installed version of iOS 8.4. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) just pushed out iOS 8.4, which includes the new Apple Music service, this morning at around 11 Eastern.

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iOS 8.4 jailbreak works

Redmond Pie tested the jailbreak and said that it worked on their test iPod Touch 5, which was running a “freshly restored version of iOS 8.4.” The website also reports that Cydia and Cydia Sybstrate also appeared to work in addition to a number of other jailbreak tweaks they tried out.

The iOS 8.4 jailbreak comes from the folks at 25PP, which also released a jailbreak not long after TaiG released its 2.x.x jailbreak for iOS 8.3 last week. TaiG accused 25PP of using its code without getting permission first, and the same thing appears to have happened with the iOS 8.4 jailbreak as well.

PP25 accused of stealing jailbreak iOS 8.4 code

According to Redmond Pie, TaiG said about the iOS 8.4 jailbreak: “After the release of iOS8.4, TaiG’s exploit isn’t blocked. BUT PP stole TaiG’s exploit for a jailbreak. The act should be strongly condemned.”

TaiG apparently plans to release its own jailbreak for iOS 8.4 any time now.

According to Redmond Pie, Apple hasn’t yet patched the jailbreak for iOS 8.4, and indeed, how could it when the updated version of iOS has only been out for a few hours? Hackers are known for working ahead though, as apparently some already started working on a jailbreak for iOS 9 earlier this month.

PP’s jailbreak can only be done through Windows, which is just like TaiG’s iOS 8.3 jailbreak. The tool can’t be used on iOS or Mac, and it is only available in the Chinese language. It should work for the iPhone 4S or newer, including the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the iPad 2, 3, and 4, and the iPod Touch 5.

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Facebook Messenger's direct payments feature now available to everyone in the U.S.



Back in March, Facebook announced that it would start rolling out a direct payment feature in Messenger. After first rolling out to users in New York City in May, the company has announced that direct payments are now available to everyone in the U.S..

From Facebook’s David Marcus:

We’re happy to announce that Messenger person-to-person payments are now available to everyone in the U.S.! Add your Debit Card and pay anyone on Messenger in a few taps. Money goes straight from your checking account to the recipient’s checking account. Easy and safe. As always, give it a try it and let us know how we can make even better for you!

There’s no word on when or if this feature may see an international rollout, but if you live in the U.S. and trust Facebook’s Messenger platform with your money, paying your friends back just got a bit easier.

Source: David Marcus (Facebook)




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Apple will begin seeding iOS 8.4 at 8AM PT on June 30



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Did You Jailbreak Your iPhone Or iPad On iOS 8.3 With TaiG? [Poll]









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The much-awaited iOS 8.3 jailbreak is well and truly here. After a few updates and fixes by TaiG, the latest release is much more stable now than it was when initially released, with users the world over jailbreaking to see what the fuss is about, while others doing it because they know what the advantage is of having a liberated iPhone or iPad. Now the big question we’re asking today is: did you jailbreak your iPhone or iPad on iOS 8.3 with TaiG?

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The much-awaited iOS 8.3 jailbreak is well and truly here. After a few updates and fixes by TaiG, the latest release is much more stable now than it was when initially released, with users the world over jailbreaking to see what the fuss is about, while others doing it because they know what the advantage is of having a liberated iPhone or iPad. Now the big question we’re asking today is: did you jailbreak your iPhone or iPad on iOS 8.3 with TaiG?

Once upon a time, that question was an easy one to answer, because as soon as a new jailbreak was released, people would update in droves and liberate their devices at the first chance they got, but with iOS 8.3, things aren’t quite as cut and dried. Firstly, there’s the fact that iOS 8.4 is just days away, and with it comes Apple Music. Fans of music streaming services are already pretty giddy at the thought of trying it out, but you’ll need iOS 8.4 in order to do that.

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On the plus side though, iOS 8.3 is currently the most recent version of iOS and you’ll need that or iOS 8.2 in order to use an Apple Watch. Until TaiG’s recent release, neither were usable with a jailbreak.

With many variables in play this time, the decision to update to iOS 8.3 and then jailbreak it isn’t as clear as it may normally be. We know which side of the fence we would sit on, but we’re more curious about you!

Take our poll below and let us know if you updated to iOS 8.3 and jailbroken your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch using TaiG v2.

Did you jailbreak your iPhone or iPad On iOS 8.3 With TaiG?

If you’re still not convinced why you should jailbreak iOS 8.3, then we have a handy little checklist that will convince you to take the plunge. You can check it out here: 7 Reasons Why You Should Update To iOS 8.3 And Jailbreak With TaiG Today.

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