I've never been all that interested in jailbreaking. As something of a design purist, I often go to foolish lengths to keep my favorite things as they were conceived: I've broken three iPhones due to my hatred of cases. My first home screen is still reserved for the first 10 iPhone OS apps, in order. Each of my 43 pairs of sneakers have their original laces.
Suffice to say, I've always been more interested in Apple's vision for iOS than anyone else's. But all that changed when I laid my eyes on Auxo.
It was a week of news for the big iPad, the little iPad, and even something as old as email made news this week. We've got more details on all of this plus a how-to, a rumor, a jailbreak announcement, and the competition floundering. Sounds like a pretty good week, all in all.
Let me say this first: I don't personally find jailbreaking to be a very good idea. A voided warranty, the possibility of using some potentially malicious, unauthorized app -- it's just not worth the headache. But all the same, I can appreciate why some iOS users may find the concept alluring. Today, a group of hackers have finally succeeded in releasing jailbreak software compatible with iPhone 5, iPad mini, and iOS 6.1.
So the reviews have started coming in for jOBs, Apple TV got an update and so did your other iOS devices, Vine got launched, got pulled, got tweaked, got 25% less sexy, and a whole bunch of other stuff, so let's see what's cooking in the hot pot of news this week.
Hard to believe that the month of December is nearly half over already, with less than two weeks until the Christmas holiday! Things have certainly been quite busy in the tech world, with plenty of new or updated apps released and a plethora of services also getting new features this week. And what's this about a new untethered jailbreak? Read on to find out more...
As you may know, jailbreaking is the best way to "hack" your iPhone or iPad to get the features and apps you want that Apple and the App Store won't provide. The latest jailbreak tool to hit the streets is called Absinthe 2.0 and it allows any iOS 5.1.1 device to be jailbroken, including the latest iPad. Read on to find out how to take the plunge and easily jailbreak your iOS device.
Just like your Memorial Day picnic, today's Hottest News is a little of this and a little of that. So get yourself a big plate of mashed jailbreak potatoes, a side dish of free apps, and a bowl of iPhone 5 rumors. Then settle back to watch the cats play with iOS devices and enjoy.
Who knew “jailbreak” could be considered a dirty word? Apparently someone at Apple thought so, which is why the word was censored from the iTunes Store for the better part of Wednesday night and Thursday. Everything is back to normal now, but the hacker community sure got a kick out of it while the fun lasted. So what else is making news today? Glad you asked. Read on for everything else this Thursday, May 17, 2012 has to offer.