iOS 10 jailbreak not ready for prime time

Cydia iOS 10

For many weeks, the Yalu jailbreak for iOS 10.2 has been available in beta. This might be good news for the jailbreak community, however as of this writing the iPhone 7 is not included on the list of supported devices. Furthermore, with iOS 10.2.1 already installed on many devices and the upcoming release of iOS 10.3, Yalu's capabilities may be further limited. As is the case with any beta software, those looking to take advantage of the Yalu jailbreak should be aware of some caveats before taking the plunge.

Review: AluPlug USB wall charger for smartphones and tablets

AluPlug

It's easy to imagine that most third-party wall chargers are purchased after someone loses their original USB power adapter. Decisions on which type of charger to buy are most likely based on what's currently available at most airport waiting areas, or the cheapest option at the nearest convenience store next to most hotels. Price is probably also a big factor since a replacement model from Apple is around $20. However, if you're in the market for a new iPhone or iPad charger because you need another option, then you have the rare luxury of searching for what best suits your needs. There's a lot of different wall and travel chargers available for iOS devices. Here's a look at one model we were able to test for a few weeks.

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Apple updates HomeKit accessory listings

Home iOS

Looking for a complete list of upcoming and available HomeKit accessories? Apple now tracks all of the certified HomeKit accessories on the market, which are stamped with the symbol "Works with Apple HomeKit". While Apple sells some HomeKit equipment itself, many items in the list are only available through other companies or retailers.

How to delete your Apple ID account from Messages on your Mac

How to delete your Apple ID Messages account on your Mac.

Whenever you sell, donate, return to your employer or otherwise decommission an old Mac, it is of utmost importance to clean your private data from it. If you have set up your Messages app it would be wise to delete your Apple ID account from it rather than simply logging out of it. Unfortunately (and amazingly) this is frustratingly difficult to do - you can't just highlight the account and delete it for some odd reason. There is, however, a roundabout way to get the job done; here's how to do it:

How to change the iPhone backup directory in iTunes

iTunes backup iPhone

Mac users may have noticed there is no built-in way to change where iTunes writes backup information. This means every time an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is backed up to the computer using iTunes, it automatically uses the local drive. Rest assured, it is possible to tell iTunes to put backups on an external drive. Once the steps below are implemented, all iOS backup data will be saved to the new location.

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