With Apple's legendarily stringent App Store submission guidlines, there are are countless developers out there who have chosen, or in some cases were forced, to offer their wares through other outlets besides the iTunes App Store. One of the best-known and most reliable alternate iPhone App Stores out there is called Cydia. If you've already jailbroken your phone, no doubt you'll have noticed that in most cases a Cydia icon has been added to your home screen. Clicking it is arguably the easiest and safest way to find and download great software for your jailbroken iPhone. With all of Cydia's transactions handled by either PayPal or Amazon, your personal information stays just as safe as it does with Apple or any other major online retailer. Also, as when you're buying from Apple's App Store, when you purchase an application from Cydia, the software is downloaded and installed on to your handset automatically--no fuss, no muss.
To start you off right, Mac|Life has listed ten of our favorite apps available via Cydia. Some are free and some will cost you. All of them will change the way you use your iPhone and make you love it just that much more.
With a browser-based method for jailbreaking any iPhone or iPad, including the iPhone 4 now out in the wild, freeing an Apple mobile device has seldom been easier. As a matter of fact, it's become so easy that an intrepid jailbreaker found the time not only unlock his own hardware, but also to filddle with handsets that don't belong to them.
Whose hardware did they get their mitts on? Um, Apple's.
If you ever needed a reason to jailbreak your iPhone 4, this could be it. Thanks to a jailbreak application called My3G, you can have FaceTime calls over 3G without the need to connect your device to Wi-Fi. The application will cost you some money, but the price of jailbreaking and the price of the application may be worth it for some.
This past Monday, the internet, newspapers and television were all a-buzz with news that Jailbreaking your iPhone was no longer a practice frowned upon by the law. The Library of Congress, which holds sway over the U.S. Copyright Office, announced that a number of exemptions to legislation governing how consumers may employ the digtial software and hardware they own would be made. Those exemptions, now in effect, have a significant effect on how and where a number of the technologies we see everyday are used.
What are the changes that the Library of Congress has ordered? How do the changes effect the buying public? Why is everyone so excited? As usual, Mac|Life has the answers you're looking for.
Still not thrilled with your iDevice and thinking about jailbreaking it? Or maybe you'd like to jailbreak it and don't know how? We discovered a resource that could possibly have the answers to all your questions.
While iOS hackers scored a legal victory with Monday’s ruling by the Copyright Office of the U.S. Library of Congress that jailbreaking and unlocking is technically legal, Apple is still not down with it. We know… like you’re surprised, right?
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.