When Apple unleashed iOS 4.2 earlier this week, we were disappointed to see that full audio and video AirPlay support wasn't offered for third-party applications. With popular This, we're sure you'll agree, is a shame--especially with great applications like VLC, AirVideo and CineXPlayer screaming to make it off of iOS devices and on to a big screen. Fortunately, TUAW's Erika Sadun, whose genius is as constant as the North Star, was pretty bummed about this too. While the rest of us were busy sulking as we multitasked on our iPads, and moping with our new iPhone text tones, she got to work on finding out why only Apple apps had been invited to the AirPlay party, and what could be done about it.
Sometimes, those of us comfortably living in the Apple sphere need to boot into Windows or Linux. Bootcamp and Parallels have that ability on the Mac, but on an iOS device it's just not that easy to boot into another mobile operating system. If you have jailbroken iOS device, however, you can install and dual-boot your old school iPhone or iPod touch with Android.
We’re going to show you how to successfully install and run Android on a compatible device using a simple application downloaded from the Cydia app store called Bootlace. Follow along and you’ll be using Android without spending a penny on one of those newfangled phones.
If you own an iPhone and have been yearning to use it to tether your Wi-Fi enabled devices to the internet (especially your iPad), all you need is a jailbroken iPhone and an ingenious iOS application to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot anywhere you go.
Wireless syncing, applications that turn your iPhone into a WiFi hotspot, Facetime calls over 3G--when it comes to rocking an iPhone, it seems that jailbreakers get to have all the fun. As of this morning, iOS device users that have opted not to tinker with their Apple devices have another reason to pout with word reaching us that jailbroken iPads will soon be able to play a very pretty-looking version of Quake 3 Arena.
Ignoring the iPhone's diminutive size, Steve Jobs recently commented on the fact that the when it comes to touch-based devices, size is everything. During an earnings call with the company's investors and the media, Jobs quipped about the disdain he held for touchscreen devices with less than seven inches of screen real estate, saying "While one could increase the resolution of the display to make up for some of the differences, it is meaningless unless your tablet also includes sandpaper, so that the user can sand down their fingers to around one-quarter of their present size." Either out of respect for Jobs' unfaltering sympathy for hot dog-fingered tech users, or a dire fear of sandpaper, a group of intrepid developers have undertaken the development of a new way to work Apple's smallest touchscreen device.
Been awhile since we've heard from the jailbreaking lads! Well that may soon change. Word has it, that we could possibly see an iOS 4.1 jailbreak due on 10/10/10 at, you guessed it…10:10:10 AM GMT. How appropriate, no?
Apple released the Apple TV IPSW yesterday and the hackers have already jailbroken it. Robbie wonders if Apple might be watching the jailbreaking community to see what features its regular users might like.
Eric Schmidt scares us with his vision of cars. The Retina Display is pitted against other smartphone displays and the Remote app gets updated just in time for the Apple TV.
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