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iOS hacker shows off iOS 9.3.2 JailbreakMe-inspired jailbreak, but a release is unlikely

Luca Todesco, better known around iOS hacking circles as qwertyoruiop, has released a video showcasing an iOS 9.3.2 jailbreak. The jailbreak, which is performed on a sixth-generation iPod touch, is performed in a style that’s similar to Comex’s famous JailbreakMe release for iOS 4.3.3 and below.
While it’s highly unlikely that this jailbreak release will ever see the light of day, the video is…

This week’s top stories: new MacBooks incoming, iPhone 7 leaks, iOS 10 rumors, Siri SDK, & WWDC 2016

The top Apple stories this week include reports of new MacBook models on the way, the latest rumored specs and features for iPhone 7, our roundup of features in the cards for iOS 10, and reports that Apple is developing dedicated hardware and a new SDK for Siri. As usual, below we’ve collected all of the handy links to these and our other top stories this week.
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Twitter gets Peek and Pop 3D Touch features in latest minor update

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You wouldn’t know it from looking at the Twitter iOS app update’s release notes but last night’s update allows for 3D Touch Peek and Pop features on iPhone 6s/Plus. As Twitter puts it:

What’s New in Version 6.54
A few minor updates that you didn’t even know you needed.
In quick testing, the feature works reasonably well for ‘Peeking’ at URLs, images, videos and profiles.
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Twitter for iOS Gains Support for Peek and Pop 3D Touch Gestures

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The official Twitter app for iOS was today updated to version 6.54, quietly adding expanded 3D Touch support. As noticed by MacStories, the update enables Peek and Pop gestures within the Twitter app itself, allowing Twitter uses with an iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s Plus to preview content through a “Peek” and then quickly open it up with a “Pop.”

Peek and Pop gestures are available for previewing…

Report: Jawbone has stopped making its fitness trackers, planning a ‘clinical-grade’ wearable

According to a report this evening from Tech Insider, Jawbone, the company once famous for its Bluetooth headsets and more recently known for its Jambox speakers and fitness wearables, has stopped making the UP line of fitness trackers. This includes three devices that the company has reportedly struggled to sell: the UP2, UP3, and UP4. Another report says that a clinical-grade wearable is…

Jawbone Ceases Production of Fitness Trackers, Seeks Buyer for Speaker Business

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It appears speaker and fitness tracker company Jawbone is struggling and could be on the verge of going out of business, with news today suggesting production has ceased on all of its current products.

According to a report from Tech Insider, Jawbone has fully ended production on its line of fitness trackers and has sold the remaining inventory to a third-party reseller, and a report from…

How should Apple & Siri compete with Amazon Echo and Google Home?

Amazon was first with its Echo Wi-Fi speaker — a dedicated, standalone hub for its Alexa virtual assistant software — and now word has it Apple is working on a similar product for Siri. The several reports this week detailing Apple’s plans followed Google’s unveiling of its competitive Home hardware and Assistant platform at its Google I/O developer conference earlier this month. But what…

Report: Apple’s rumored Amazon Echo-like Siri speaker may feature facial recognition cameras

Earlier this week it was reported that Apple may announce a Siri SDK and Amazon Echo-like Siri speaker at WWDC next month. The software development kit would allow developers to integrate apps with the voice assistant, and a Siri speaker would compete with Amazon’s Alexa and the upcoming Google Home. Adding to the rumors, a new report suggests this product may not be available until sometim…

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Bundle of ‘Eve’ HomeKit Products From Elgato

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For this week’s giveaway, we’ve teamed up with Elgato to give away the full line of Elgato Eve HomeKit-connected products, including the Eve Room, Eve Weather, Eve Energy, and Eve Door & Window, which perform a range of functions from monitoring a room to motion sensing to turning “dumb” products smart.

Eve Room, designed for use inside a home, can tell you the temperature and humidity in…

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