Those of you who have opted to shake off the shackles of one sole carrier and one sole app store oppression may want to consider stepping out of the shadows. The jailbreaking witchhunt is over, at least in America. The United States Government has legalized jalibreaking.
You heard that right. Now, take a moment to collect yourselves. We understand; it's a time for emotion.
There was a collective sigh of relief when a new version of Skype showed up in the App Store on Wednesday, adding iOS 4 multitasking and the ability to run the app in the background, allowing you to receive calls or chats anytime. There’s just one problem: It doesn’t work if your device is jailbroken.
While Canadians tend to be forced to wait longer than our American allies for new Apple swag to reach our cold little hands, the deal always seems that much sweeter once the products become available. For example, when the iPhone finally arrived, Canucks got access to tethering almost immediately. Late last year also saw the handset become available on multiple carriers.
Let's not play games, shall we, Mac|Life readers? Stuff happened this week, a lot of stuff, but unless it had the words iPhone 4 in its title, you weren't really paying attention were you? In fact, some of you were probably camping out, sitting in lawn chairs, live tweeting your experience waiting outside to pick up Apple's latest and greatest. Well, we shall indulge you with this extra special, all iPhone 4 version of In Case You Missed It from the gang at Mac|Life.
The magicians from the Dev-Team, who have been jailbreaking and unlocking the iPhone practically from the beginning, have updated some of their tools for iOS 4 within hours of its release. However, there are some caveats.
So, it's iPhone 4 week and that is all everyone is talking about or blogging about, right? Well if you already have an iPhone and you pre-ordered a new one have you thought about what you are going to do with the old one? If you haven't then perhaps these handy tips about selling a used iPhone might help!
The biggest problem with having Steve Jobs kick off the WWDC with the iPhone 4 announcement is that all the developer news that also happened gets buried in the press that follows. We would gladly trade three "Steve Jobs Couldn't Get Wi-Fi To Work" articles for just one great new app announcement or dongle sweetness article.
Well, we haven't forgotten that other news happens, so join the Mac|Life stafff, won't you, for all the other stuff that happened this week that isn't just about the iPhone.
So it's Mother's Day weekend – and you know what we're thinking? Mom sure would love an iPad, don't you think? Of course she would. It'd beat the heck out of flowers. Again. For the tenth year in a row.
Granted, when our significant other, the mother of our child, gets a load out of what we got her for Mother's Day, well...let's just say someone around here is expecting a rather great Father's Day present. Like in the MacBook category. Okay, let's not talk about it anymore. We hate to ruin surprises. Speaking of surprises, you know what's not a surprise? That this weekend brings you a whole 'nother week's worth of the very best gifts of all – the talented writing of the Mac|Life crew.
Well, if the week before last was the week of the iPad, last week was the week of iPhone OS 4.0. Apple's big announcement event answered a number of criticisms, introduced a bunch of exciting new developments, and set off fresh rounds of speculation.
And with the new OS in developers' (and jailbreakers') hands, you just knew the stories off the official press beat were going to show some of the tastier little features not covered on Thursday. But guess what? Other things happened, and we were there. So join us for our weekly coffee and the best of the week from Mac|Life.