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.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Facebook and Twitter questions.
We have to admit. We got carried away here during the big Apple TV news cycle filled as it was with rumor, speculation, and innuendo before the big music event (iTV anyone?). But maybe some of that speculation wasn't totally off base?
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.
If there were bigger news this week than the fallout and repercussions from the legalization of jailbreaking, we've yet to hear it. But news, as it always does, did happen, and the happy elves of Mac|Life were there to make sense of the pieces, just for you, Dear Reader.
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.
With jailbreaking your iPhone now technically legal, we talk about the pros and cons of taking your iPhone over to the dark side. With all the apps available for jailbroken iPhones, you might be surprised what some of the staff use their jailbroken iPhone for.
We also find out what the deal is with the Apple Remote app not being updated in about 100 years.
Plus, we answer your hard-hitting Facebook and Twitter questions!