Justin Long is an actor, a former Apple spokesman, and now a jailbreaker. Last night on Jimmy Kimmel, the actor showed off his iPhone 4 home screen and there it was--the Cydia app displayed for all to see.
Engadget commentators have theorized that the show's producer is responsible for the jailbreak, and not the venerable Justin Long. Regardless of who it was, this is also a good excuse to watch Long's 7-minute appearance on Jimmy Kimmel after the cut.
We're pretty certain this week you rushed to iTunes to download the security-patch-update-only for iOS 4, you know, the one that renders jailbreak.me unworkable. Sure you did. Since Mobile Safari handles PDF files so wonderfully in the first place (cough cough, GoodReader), you open them up all the time and needed to be safe against bad script action. Right? Right? Are those crickets or did someone switch our ringtone again?
Apple just released a new version of the iOS operating system to help address the issues with the PDF security vulnerability that has plagued mobile Safari users for weeks now. The new versions, iOS 4.0.2 for iPhone and iOS 3.2.2 for iPad, will also disable the web-based JailbreakMe service that we all came to know and love.
If you've had a hankering for on-the-go hotspot action but aren't quite ready to jailbreak your iPhone in order to rock the exception MyWi wireless hotspot App, Clearwire's iSpot is a very viable option. For those unfamiliar with the device, the iSpot is a pocket-sized cellular device that allows you to hook up to eight devices to it in order to enjoy some 4G WiMax goodness for the low cost of $25 per month.
Where's the catch? The iSpot was designed to only work with Apple-branded gear like the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
Wouldn’t it be nice to download your favorite YouTube videos, right from your iOS device? Sure it would, which is why a popular jailbreak app called MiTube exists to do that very thing. After making the leap to the official App Store this week, the free app was subsequently shown the door.
The cat and mouse game between Apple and the iOS hacker community took an interesting turn this week, with the return of a simple, one-click jailbreak that hasn’t been seen since the early days of the iPhone’s existence (iPhone OS 1.1.1, to be exact). Now that it’s so easy to do -- and so easy to undo with a simple restore -- we have a list of the top ten reasons you should go jailbreak your device, right now. Or, you know, right after you read this article first.
My oh my, it's been a huge week for iPhone and iPad jailbreaking, hasn't it?
On Monday, word came down from the Library of Congress that Jailbreaking your iPhone (or any mobile handset) for the purpose of providing a carrier unlock or to purchase software from any App Store you darn well please has become 100% no grey-area legal. Today, those inclined to tinker with their iPhones and iPads were provided with another gift: a browser-based hack that will jailbreak just about any hardware rocking iOS.
This past Monday, the internet, newspapers and television were all a-buzz with news that Jailbreaking your iPhone was no longer a practice frowned upon by the law. The Library of Congress, which holds sway over the U.S. Copyright Office, announced that a number of exemptions to legislation governing how consumers may employ the digtial software and hardware they own would be made. Those exemptions, now in effect, have a significant effect on how and where a number of the technologies we see everyday are used.
What are the changes that the Library of Congress has ordered? How do the changes effect the buying public? Why is everyone so excited? As usual, Mac|Life has the answers you're looking for.
Still not thrilled with your iDevice and thinking about jailbreaking it? Or maybe you'd like to jailbreak it and don't know how? We discovered a resource that could possibly have the answers to all your questions.
While iOS hackers scored a legal victory with Monday’s ruling by the Copyright Office of the U.S. Library of Congress that jailbreaking and unlocking is technically legal, Apple is still not down with it. We know… like you’re surprised, right?