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Here’s really  exciting news that only two weeks after the release date of iOS 8.1, here comes out the free way to jailbreak iOS 8.1. So now you can jailbreak iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and iPad Air 2.

Please check details from the video below presented by iDownloadBlog and the easy steps under the video.

How to jailbreak iOS 8 on Windows

It’s very easy to jailbreak iOS 8.1 with a tool called Pangu for iOS 8.1.

First you need to do a few things before you start the jailbreak.

1. You have to make sure that your pass code is disabled. (Settings >> Touch ID & Passcode and turn Passcode off)

2. Disable Find My iPhone in iCloud settings.

3. Find a Windows computer or use a Windows Virtual machine, and make sure your device is recognized in iTunes on that machine.

4. And here’s another important step that you need to backup everything on your iPhone with iTunes or iFonebox, in case there comes out some accident in jailbreaking and gets your important data lost.

Now you can download the Pangu tool for iOS 8.1 on Windows. It supports to jailbreak all devices running iOS 8 and iOS 8.1, which includes iPod Touch, iPhone 4S/5/5C/5S/6/6 Plus, iPad, iPad Mini/2/3, iPad Air/Air 2, etc.

pangu8 for jailbreak iOS 8 & 8.1

There are 6 steps to process but it will only take you less than 4 minutes to finish all.

1. Right click on Pangu icon on your desktop and select Run as administrator.

2. In its main interface, you can find information of your iPhone. Uncheck the only check box on the main screen.

3. Click on the little blue jailbreak button, and wait patiently.

4. If you got some message showing you Storage almost full or something on the iPhone, just click Done.

5. When the jailbreak process if completed on the Pangu tool, the iPhone will be restarted, and all you can do is to wait until it’s started.

6. When the iPhone is started, you can swipe and find the Pangu icon on the phone, and tap on it to install Cydia and other tools.

And congratulations, now you jailbreak your new iOS 8.1.

 

And here’s a note that  if you’ve got some accident in the process of jailbreak, and lost your data on the phone. Here’s some easy ways to help you get back the lost data on iPhone while jailbreaking.

 

Sometimes it’s frustrating when you lost your iPhone, or got iPhone severely damaged and unable to start again. It’s not only that you’ve lost your device, but also that you will lost all your contact, messages, call history, and valuable photos. iFonebox just got a new update which enables you to retrieve data from encrypted iTunes Backup with password.

In previous versions, iFonebox is already able to recover data from non-encrypt  iTunes Backup file, and in this update, users will be able to input iTunes backup password, and retrieve everything from the encrypted backup file. The recoverable data includes contacts, call history, messages, message attachments, calendar, camera roll, photo stream, notes, reminders, Safari bookmark, and voice memos. And in addition, users are able to transfer the retrieved contacts and notes directly back to iDevice.

ifonebox update

 

“In this update, we put a lot of effort on providing more friendly new features according to users need,  and also optimized the recovery capability and stability.” Said Anda Wu, the developer of this iOS data recovery utility.

“We are working on providing more stunning features in the next update.” concluded Anda. “And we are sure that you will in love with iFonebox because of this update, and find it a must tool in the next.”

What’s new in V 1.4.3.0?

1.Supported to transfer recovered iTunes Contacts and Notes directly to device
2.Supported to recover encrypted iTunes Backup (with password)
3.Supported to output Calendar in CSV format, & optimized the CSV format of Contacts
4.Repaired data recovery failure problem caused by backup failure
5.Repaired recovery failure problem caused by file parsing error
6.Fixed some random crash
7.Repaired the bug of device connection error
8.Optimized the extraction of recovered data, improved the accuracy of recovery
9.Optimized UI

Jennifer Lawrence photo leak

After Celebrity Nude Photo Leaked on 4Chan, the site where Jennifer Lawrence’s hacked photos were leaked, iPhone safety talks again come out of water and make iPhone users feel uneasy. Which is the safest way to backup photos to avoid photo leaks? And which is the best way to backup iPhone photos? Those are probably the most asked questions to iPhone users now.

icloud hack

Definitely, iPhone provides iCloud service which provides 5GB free space for iPhone users to store iPhone Photos in Photo Stream. It is not safe. Don’t forget that the reason why the Celebrities Photo leaked was because their iCloud account was hacked. And you should admit that to save photos on iCloud and other cloud services like Dropbox and Google Drive is to save your stuff on a server which can also be understood as some other people’s computer. No matter you delete it or not, it will leave trace on other people’s hard drive. If you don’t want your private photos and personal information being hacked, it’s highly recommended not to use iCloud and other cloud services to save your data. But actually Apple auto syncs photos to iCloud by default, and unfortunately only some people know how to disable the iCloud auto sync feature. And a large number of us thought if we delete photos in Camera roll, we delete them completely.  To avoid your photos to be hacked, you’d better delete the iCloud photos completely, and turn of My Photo Stream and Photo Sharing in Settings >> iCloud >> Photos.

Now that iCloud and other cloud services are out of the game, let’s check what other ways we could backup iPhone photos and data.

wifi photo transfer app

Searching the keyword “photo backup” in App Store, you can find more than 2 hundred of results in which most of them are Cloud or Cloud manager, and some of them are Wifi transfer helper, bluetooth transfer helper.

To use Wifi transfer helper and bluetooth transfer helper, you will need to use Wifi or Bluetooth and send the photos and other information to another device which is not safe itself. Suppose if you are using public Wifi or your own Wifi is hacked by some bad geeks who can grab all data you are sending out, you are totally put into a dangerous situation. So to backup and share photos on Wifi are out of the game either.

itunes

And then let’s check the iTunes backup. You must use the USB cable to transfer which cannot be hacked while transferring. And if you backup with your network disabled, it’s even safer and you can backup all your apps, photos, contacts, etc. in a file. But with iTunes Backup file, you may have problem previewing what’s been backup. And you may need some tools to recover the data from the backup file or recover the data from the file to your iOS device.

But to be honest, I seldom use this way to backup my photos and videos since it takes quite a long time to sync and backup. I prefer the way to directly connect iPhone to computer via USB,  and copy & paste photos, as well as videos from the iPhone hard drive. And after the copying, I’ll delete the original files from iPhone hard drive to release the space. Actually this way and the iTunes backup way are to transfer data via USB cable, and backup the photos and videos on your computer hard drive.

 

Is it safe to backup iPhone files on your computer hard drive? Well, it depends. If your computer’s internet connection is enabled, you still have the chance to be hacked by bad computer geeks through the internet. And if you disable the internet connection, you are safe. And if you could burn the photos and videos on some DVD or CD, and keep them in some safe places, it’s even safer.

iphone usb

In a word, after the previous reviews, the safest way to backup iPhone photos is to transfer via USB cable, and store on internet connection disabled devices or burned on DVD or CD. And if you don’t want your nude or private selfies to be leaked, then you simply don’t take those photos.

At last, iPhone 6 is coming out next week on September 9, 2014. Hopefully iPhone 6 is still safe and this issue will not affect the iPhone 6 sales volume.

 

The NO 2

Despite of being one of the most popular video file types, the flash video (.flv) is not supported by portable media players such as tablets and smartphones. Even iTunes refuses to accept flash files. Now that you can’t add flash to iTunes movie library, it’s impossible to sync flash video to iPad 4, iPhone 5 and more Apple iOS devices.

If you want to put flash movies to iPad 4, the first thing is to convert Flash video to MP4. According to Apple, the new iPad and iPhone 5 supports “H.264 video up to 1080p, 30 frames per second, High Profile level 4.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats”. When your flashes are converted into H.264 encoded .MP4 video, they would be naturally supported by iPad, iPhone, Apple TV and accepted by iTunes. See below how to convert and add flashes (.flv and .f4v) to iTunes 11.
Required software:
Flash Video Converter for Windows |Flash Video Converter for Mac

Guide: Convert and Import Flash (FLV, F4V) to iTunes 11
1. Run the Flash converter software on your computer, drag and drop FLV/F4V downloads to the main interface of the Flash video converter.

2. From drop-down list of “Format” bar, select a compatible format. There are groups of customized formats for Apple devices like iPad, iPhone, iPod and Apple TV. Any of the formats in the four groups results in smooth video playback in iTunes, just select a format for FLV/F4V to iTunes Conversion.

Tip: If you’re planning to stream iTunes video to Apple TV and have your AV receiver play surround sound, the “Apple TV 2 Dolby Digital Pass-through (*.m4v)” is recommended, because it either let Apple TV pass-through Dolby Digital to A/V receiver to take advantage of your surround sound system, or have Apple TV decodes AAC and exports stereo audio.

3. Press the “Convert” button to get the software start converting FLV/F4V to iTunes 11 optimized video.

4. After conversion you may press “Open” to find converted videos.

5. Now Open iTunes, and import converted flash videos to iTunes 11. Choose “File – > Add File to Library…”to add the converted flash video to iTunes movie library. In this way you can watch YouTube downloads in iTunes and sync flash videos to Apple iOS devices naturally.

By the way, if you have some more video collections in formats that are not supported by iTunes, like MKV, MOV, MTS, TiVo, M2TS, MOD, VOB, etc., you can also use Pavtube Video converter to do format transferring, the detailed steps are similar as this FLV/F4V to MP4 conversion. If you want to rip Blu-rays and DVDs to Windows 8 Tab RT as well, it’s better to get money-saving Blu-ray Video Converter Ultimate.

On computer you have to use the Unbox Player to play Amazon Instant video, and there downloaded movies and TV shows will not add to your iTunes library. If you plan to manually organize all the media in iTunes, there’s a problem with Amazon Instant videos. To watch Amazon Instant Video on iTunes 11, you need to strip DRM and convert Amazon WMV video to iTunes 11 supported format, say H.264 .mp4 video. Follow the guide below to download your Amazon movie purchase to computer and add to iTunes 11

Amazon instant video to iTunes

 

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 Apple’s latest iTunes 11 brings plenty of new features, its interface is easier to navigate and is more intuitive than previous versions. The MiniPlayer has the right set of controls to keep the software out of your way while you do other things.

Before you can sync movies to iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Apple TV, you need to add your videos to create your iTunes library. The latest iTunes 11 promises a simpler interface for interacting with your media library and iOS devices, though it is awfully different, from many of the user interface choices right down to the brand new icon, which now even more strongly resembles that of the Mac App Store. This article is a good workraound that can help new users, as well as the regular users who has not get accustomed to the iTunes 11, to create and organize a big video library that severs as a central hub for syncing and streaming media around the house.

iTunes 11

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