Back in October 2012, the Library of Congress' Copyright Office ruled the unlocking of smartphones as illegal, under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DCMA). The ruling went into effect as of January 26 for any newly purchased devices. But a White House petition is apparently asking for help from the administration.
Color us surprised that Apple decided to spring iOS 6.1 on everyone Monday! After all, Cupertino had pushed out a fifth beta of the update over the weekend, so few probably expected it to be released right away. The good news is, the official release means the jailbreakers are free to unleash the exploit they've been sitting on, which promises to bring untethered fun to every device currently running the software. Read on for more details!
We're back after an extended two-week absence for the holidays, and while there were plenty of Apple-related stories going on during our vacation, we distilled them down into a handful of items that may have slipped through the cracks. Now that the Christmas tree has hit the curb and the leftovers are finally gone, sit back and catch up on a few stories you might have missed while you spent time with the family...
If you’ve been avoiding Harry Potter books until you could beam them onto your Kindle, Amazon has some good news for you -- assuming you’re paying $79 per year for their Prime service, that is. Today’s update is chock full of Potter Kindle news, Proview settlement rumors, iOS 5.1 jailbreak progress and much more, so let’s dive right into this Thursday, May 10, 2012 edition.
It’s no secret that iPhone users have been quietly slipping over to T-Mobile here in the U.S. -- all it takes is an unlocked device to free you from AT&T’s ball and chain. Unfortunately, the iPhone can’t take advantage of T-Mo’s 3G network -- but that will soon change.
Jailbreaking allows you to do a multitude of fun things with your phone that Apple wouldn't normally allow you to do, like install apps that enable tethering and adding a little more customization to iOS. With just a few simple steps, you can have your iOS device sporting a new theme or running a new tool that Apple wouldn’t allow in the App Store.
Much to Apple’s chagrin, releasing beta versions of forthcoming iOS software for developers to work with also has the unwanted side effect of jailbreakers getting an advance peek at what’s to come -- which is how iOS 5.1 has already been jailbroken, less than 24 hours after its release.
What a week! Apple is swimming in more cash than they know what to do with, the Macworld/iWorld show is winding down in San Francisco and the EFF is working overtime to keep jailbreaking legal. What’s that? You didn’t hear about that? Why, you’ve come to the right place, then… step right up and have a heaping handful of the best and brightest news for this Friday, January 27, 2012.