Those who screw up their iPhones with an unsupported jailbreak—or who have bad luck with their iOS upgrades and want to roll back to an older version—are usually able to make everything right again by downgrading their phone's OS back to the previous version. That practice appears to be on the endangered list, however, thanks to changes within iOS 5. A post at the Dev-Team Blog indicates that Apple is taking steps to inhibit downgrades to previous versions of iOS, in addition to untethered jailbreaks. Those who regularly jailbreak their iOS devices are usually familiar with the concept of saving your "blobs." Users can save their SHSH blobs using a tool such as Cydia or TinyUmbrella before upgrading to a new version of the OS so that they can eventually restore that specific device to that firmware via iTunes. Thanks to some changes that Apple is making to "APTicket" within iOS 5, however, this may no longer be possible. "The LLB and iBoot stages of the boot sequence are being … [Read more...] about iOS 5 beta hobbles OS downgrades, untethered jailbreaks
Reliance Jio may soon launch a low-cost laptop. According to a XDA report, the laptop may be called the JioBook . It is said to run on custom Android OS- JioOS. The laptop is also expected to come with 4G LTE connectivity support. Initial reports of Jio working on a laptop dates back to the year 2018 when The Economic Times reported that Reliance Jio is in talks with Qualcomm to launch laptops with cellular connectivity. Nearly three years later, the partnership seems to conceptualise as JioBook. As per the latest report, Jio started working on the Jio low-cost laptop in September last year. It has partnered with China-based Bluebank Communication Technology to develop the laptop. The laptop’s development stage is likely to continue in the first half of 2021. The product is expected to enter the PVT, or Product Validation Test, stage of the product development cycle by mid-April this year. The report says that it has reviewed the device’s firmware that seems to be running … [Read more...] about Reliance Jio is working on a low-cost laptop with JioOS
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more . Couch vs Classroom Ara Wagoner 5 Mar 2021 Best of both worlds Lenovo Chromebook Duet Built tough for kids ASUS Chromebook Flip C214 Lenovo finally did what Google could not: They gave us a worthwhile Chrome OS tablet experience that came with everything in the box and actually works well. So long as you don't absolutely need the mil-spec durability of the C214, the Duet is better in literally every way. $249 at Best Buy (128GB) Pros Tablet with detachable keyboard Better screen More storage 8 years of updates Cons Less stable for lap-typing Quiet speakers It may be getting long in the tooth, but the ASUS Chromebook Flip C214 is still the best Chromebook for Students because it's durable enough to take a hit and keep on trucking. It's only got five years of support left on it, but that'll be long enough for your kid to learn how to treat … [Read more...] about Lenovo Chromebook Duet vs. ASUS Chromebook Flip C214: Which should you buy?
1Password See at 1Password LastPass See at LastPass It wasn't long ago that I raised an editorial toast to the reigning champion of password managers , LastPass, recommending it not only for its broad suite of premium features but -- most crucially -- for its refusal to let down its veteran fanbase of free users, even as it faced sweeping scrutiny over an ownership change. A moment of silence, then, for our beloved fallen freeware: As of March 16, LastPass free-tier users will only be able to use the service on just one device type -- either desktop or mobile, but not both. Goodnight, sweet prince. Read more: Best password manager to use for 2021 The move tragically undermines a key security principle that's made LastPass's free version so effective at core security -- its seamless multiplatform integration. Using a password manager to boost security, perhaps more so than many other privacy products, pivots on a fulcrum of … [Read more...] about LastPass vs. 1Password: Two top password managers, compared
Apple's iPad remains popular for both remote learning and work, and two of its models recently got performance boosts. The current lineup for Apple's iPad includes the 2020 eighth-gen 10.2-inch iPad , fourth-gen 10.5-inch iPad Air and the second-gen 11- and fourth-gen 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. There's also the fifth-gen 2019 7.9-inch iPad Mini . Read more: Best Apple deals right now: Save on Apple Watch, 2020 iPads and Intel MacBooks If you want to buy a new iPad, here's what you should know: First, the performance and features improve as you move up in the line. Regardless of which iPad you go with, though, all the current iPad models support the latest version of iPadOS (a special version of iOS specifically for iPads) and work with Apple's Smart Keyboard and with either the first generation Apple Pencil or second generation Apple Pencil. That's good news for anyone who's looking to do more than stream videos and music, look at websites and play … [Read more...] about Best iPad for 2021