Depending on where you live prepared food delivery can be limited to cuisine such as Chinese or pizza, but with the new Caviar app for iOS devices you can now get dishes from your favorite local restaurants delivered right to your door. The app allows users to browse photos from a wide variety of local restaurants like your neighborhood greasy spoon or upscale establishments. Users can then place orders for food delivery from places that normally wouldn't offer such services and track their order to their door.
Just a few days after its initial release in Chinese, the TaiG jailbreak tool has been translated to English. iOS fans looking to jailbreak iOS 8.0-8.1.1 will also find the official TaiG website has launched an English version. The news comes after noted jailbreak developer @MuscleNerd gave his seal of approval to TaiG team's work.
While TaiG claims to have an iOS 8.2 jailbreak ready to go, it's not clear whether Apple will patch the update and render TaiG useless. The iOS 8.2 beta has been seeded to developers, and is not expected to drop for months. Anyone interested in jailbreaking iOS 8 should strike while the iron is hot. Click here for full instructions on jailbreaking iOS 8.0-8.1.1 with TaiG. TaiG team also started an official Twitter account, @taig_jailbreak to keep fans up to date.
Downgrade to iOS 8.1 (or upgrade, for that matter) is no longer possible. Two weeks after the release of iOS 8.1.1, Apple has stopped signing the previous version. The move comes as no surprise, as the company has been known to stop signing IPSW files just days after a new release.
Those seeking to install or restore iOS 8.1 will have to use iOS 8.1.1 instead. The news comes hot on the heels of an iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak solution released by TaiG team. Despite the 8.1 signing window closing, users looking to jailbreak their iOS devices can use the TaiG jailbreak tool to jailbreak iOS 8.1.1.
For the first time in over a month, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) share prices did not close the week at an all time high. Shares traded at a low volume on Friday and closed the day at $118.93. The day before Thanksgiving, however, shares did close at an all time high of $119.00. Monday saw shares close at a record high as well, $118.63. The company also hit a record market cap of $702 billion on Tuesday morning when shares approached $120.
The App Store also recently broke a record. According to Fiksu's App Store Competitive Index, daily downloads jumped from 5.5 million in September to 7.8 million in October, a record high jump of 42%. It also represents a 39% year-over-year increase.
Reliance Games announced today that Ultimate Robot Fighting is coming to iOS devices on December 4 and Android devices on December 18. The new action game takes place in the future where the world’s most popular sport is robotic arena combat. Players can control up to 45 deadly machines in 3v3-tag-team-style matches. Each robot fighter features its own distinctive fighting style "inspired from the likes of gods, gladiators, dragons, monks, samurai and ninjas," according to the Reliance Games official blog post.
Ultimate Robot Fighting also promises to feature "intuitive gesture controls," combos, finishers and nearly 250 challenges with boss battles. Pricing hasn't been announced yet, but you can check out some awesome looking iPad gameplay footage below. To learn more about Ultimate Robot Fighting visit RelianceGames.com or follow them RelianceGames.
AAPL Financial News Weekly Roundup: Share/Target Prices Continue to Climb, $1 Trillion Cap in 2015 and More
For the fifth consecutive Friday Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) closed the week at a record high. The share price reached $116.47 by Friday's closing bell. High demand for the iPhone 6 and great expectations for both holiday sales and the Apple Watch launch prompted several investment firms to raise their target prices last week. On Thursday, Morgan Stanley analyst Katie Huberty raised her target price to $126 after Apple surpassed her previous target of $115. She believes people are underestimating potential Apple Watch sales.
Evercore went a bit further and raised its target price from $125 to $136 on Thursday, while Piper Jaffray raised its from $120 to $135. RBC Capital raised its target from $115 to $120 on Monday. All three firms see strong holiday sales and a successful Apple Watch launch in early 2015.
Apple officially released iOS 8.1.1 last week. The update improves performance on older hardware like the iPhone 4s and iPad 2, but it also patches some of the exploits used by Pangu's jailbreak.
Pangu, however, is working on an iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak, and currently has one that works on 30-pin devices (which predates the lightning connector). The team demoed it on an iPad 3.
All you need to know this week is that Five Nights at Freddy's 2 and Kingdom Rush Origins are both now available on the App Store. Five Nights and Origins are currently the top two games on Apple's Top Paid Apps Chart and followups to two of our favorite games of the year. You can read our review of the original Five Nights at Freddy's here, and why Kingdom Rush is currently our favorite tower defense series here.
In other news, Apple ditched the "Free" button in the App Store, Disney Interactive announced Disney Infinity 2.0 would be available for both the iPhone and iPad this December and Telltale unveiled House Forrester -- the banner clan who will be the focus of the new Game of Thrones episodic video game series.
Most of the Free buttons in the App Store have recently been changed to Get. Apple has quietly modified this feature of the App Store across all platforms. The move follows better delineation of apps that include In-App Purchases, which are often referred to as Freemium apps. Get may better describe the action of downloading, and avoid descriptions of what's actually free.
The Free buttons haven't entirely disappeared, however. Apple apps such as iMovie, Pages, Keynote, and Numbers are marked Free, presumably because they will never offer In-App Purchases. In contrast, third-party apps that do not offer In-App Purchases are still marked with the Get button.
The latest version of iOS has been jailbroken untethered, and demonstrated on an iPad 3. Developer iH8sn0w posted a video demonstrating the iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak only days after the firmware's release. In the update, Apple closed three of the exploits used by Pangu Team to jailbreak iOS 8.1.
While the iOS 8.1.1 jailbreak is a sign of progress, it currently only works on 30-pin devices which predate the Lighting connector. The news comes as Apple has already seeded iOS 8.2 to developers. At this point in time, the best bet for those looking to jailbreak is to move forward with the Pangu jailbreak on iOS 8.1. Apple is likely to stop signing the iOS 8.1 firmware any day now.