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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Best Apps for Your Jailbroken iPhone

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 04:00 AM

"Just jailbreak iOS 5.1.1 on your iPhone and iPad and looking for the very best apps, tweaks, and other enhancements to try out?"

If so, check out their article on the best apps to use with your unrestrictive iPhone!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Give Your Jailbroken iPad Resizable Windows With Quasar

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 04:00 AM

"When is an iPad not an iPad? Maybe when it runs apps in their own resizable windows just like your laptop, which is exactly what Quasar, an app for jailbroken iPads, does."

To take advantage of this, you obviously need to have a jailbroken iPad. But if you do, this would be a handy feature. With Quasar you can view multiple apps in varying window sizes. Well, better than me telling you, check out the video to see exactly what you can do with it.

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Best Apps For Jailbroken iPhones

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 03:00 AM

"Now that you've successfully jailbroken your iPhone 4S running iOS 5, what do you install? Whether you're new to Cydia or a jailbreak veteran, we've gathered a list of the best jailbreak apps available for Apple's latest smartphone."

I don't jailbreak anything, but some of you might, so in case you are interested here is a list of the best apps out there for your iPhone. I do wish some of these apps would make it to the regular app store, such as Winterboard that lets you create themes for your iPhone screen. Oh well, someday perhaps. In the meantime, it's just for you jail breakers!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Jailbreakers Rejoice! iOS 5.0.1 Jailbreak is Here!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 03:00 AM

"Thanks to a longstanding hardware exploit, it only ever takes a few tweaks here and there to get the latest iOS releases tether jailbroken on most devices."

You won't be able to do much if you have an iPad 2 or the iPhone 4S since they aren't included with this version, found here. You can also find out more by going to RedmondPie.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Is Jailbreaking the Only Way to Enjoy Your iPhone?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 04:30 PM

"I've been an iPhone owner since the original was released in 2007. For the the most part, I was happy with what Apple had to offer, despite the lack of several key features like multitasking and copy and paste."

But the lure of jailbreaking pulled the author in, and now he is of the opinion it is the only way to enjoy the iPhone experience. While I find many of the apps interesting and would probably get a lot of use out of them, the hassle of jailbreaking and having to wait on fixes after an update just don't appeal to me. Granted, it may not be all that much of a hassle, I just perceive it to be, so I'm curious if you have a jailbroken iPhone? If so, are you of the same opinion as the author and find that it is the only way to go?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Several Updates Available Now if You Haven't Noticed

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 12:30 PM

"Fixes an issue that prevented some international users from connecting to 3G networks on iPad Wi-Fi + 3G..."

The much anticipated update to hopefully fix the Verizon 3G problems on the iPad is now here. You can find out more about this update at the Apple support page located here. And we also have the update from Apple for iTunes, updating it to version 10.2.2, with more info available here. For those of you wondering, it appears this iTunes update is safe for jailbreakers per this story at Appletell, as quoted: "yet again, iOS hacker MuscleNerd has stated via his Twitter that the new version of iTunes is safe for jailbreakers as well as unlockers using their iDevices on unofficial carriers, through the following tweet: 'iTunes 10.2.2 confirmed safe for JBers (DFU, saved SHSHs, syncing). Safe for ultrasn0w and recent IMEI unlockers too.'" Jailbreak away!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Must Have Apps for Jailbreakers

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 04:00 AM

"If you've jailbroken your device for the first time this week (thanks to the iOS 4.3.1 untethered jailbreak being released), chances are that you may not know where to begin. There are thousands of neat things that you can do once jailbroken."

A rundown of six of the most useful (according to the writer) apps for jailbroken iPhones, including LockInfo pictured above. I don't have my iPhone jailbroken although at times I am tempted. How about you? What are your thoughts on these apps and do you have any "must have" apps to add to the list?

Friday, April 8, 2011

Get Multitouch on Your Jailbroken iPhone

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 10:30 AM

"Back when iOS 4.3 was in its beta days, all the fuss was about its fancy new multitouch gestures for switching between apps as well as returning to the home screen on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch."

If you have been using Xcode apparently you can use once you make your device a piece of developer hardware, but now you can also do it if you have a jailbroken iPhone 4 or iPod Touch 4G. It's all lined out in this article how to get the functionality so if you have jailbroken your iPhone, it might be fun to give this a try. If you do, let us know what you think of it, should this be something that Apple gives all of us in one of their updates or not? 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

GreenPois0n RC6.1 Fixes iBooks Problem on Jailbroken iPhones

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:00 AM

"GreenPois0n RC6.1 has been released for iOS 4.2.1, the untethered jailbreak includes an update that resolves the iBooks DRM issue that caused some iOS jailbreakers from losing access to certain protected iBooks."

This will work on iPod Touch (2G, 3G, 4G), iPad, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, Verizon iPhone 4 (iOS 4.2.6) and Apple TV 2. You can download the Mac version here and the Windows version here.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Backup Your Jailbroken iPhone with AptBackup

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 07:00 AM!5762257/how...-with-aptbackup

"While you can't fully backup and restore everything if you lose your jailbreak in a software upgrade or restore, AptBackup is a free app available in Cydia that can help alleviate the trouble of getting all your jailbreak apps back where they belong."

It won't restore your settings, but at least it will automate the re-download and installation process if you need to restore all of your apps. And it does look pretty easy to do, re-download the app and hit the restore button. Done.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Hey Jailbreakers, Greenpois0n Has Been Updated

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 06:00 AM

"The recently released Greenpois0n jailbreak tool has been updated to release candidate 6 today, and this particular version will allow you to jailbreak your second-generation AppleTV and install the popular NitoTV software, adding a few great new features to your device."

If you are into the jailbreak scene, then you should be familiar with Greenpois0n. With this you won't have to tether your devices to jailbreak them, which is pretty convenient. You can download RC6 now, for either Mac or Windows, from here.

Friday, January 14, 2011

A New Jailbreak Tool for AppleTV

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 12:20 PM

"Today we're proud to introduce 'Seas0nPass' - a new jailbreak tool designed specifically for the AppleTV."

According to the FireCore blog, the SeasOnPass "was created exclusively for the AppleTV user, as previously no AppleTV specific jailbreak tools were available. Seas0nPass allows you to easily create custom AppleTV IPSW files and restore them in iTunes (similar to the existing Pwnage Tool app). Also included is a simple 'tethered boot' option which aids in using newer AppleTV firmwares when an 'un-tethered' jailbreak is not yet available."

It's free and if you want the source code, you can find it on Github.

Friday, September 10, 2010

iOS 4.1 Jailbreak Imminent

Posted by Joe Johaneman in "Apple iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad" @ 06:30 AM

"Hackerz, jailbreakerz and all the iBadBoys will be having a little party this morning on news that those iPhone hackers over at the iPhone and Chronic Dev Teams have succeeded in jailbreaking iOS 4.1."

While the jailbreak isn't publicly available yet, this is great news for anyone who is planning on jailbreaking their iPhone or iPod touch running iOS 4.1. I have no reason to jailbreak anymore since multitasking has been added, but for those of you who still feel the need or desire to jailbreak, a solution is coming your way. Is anyone planning on jailbreaking their iOS 4.1 device(s), or is jailbreaking no longer a necessity?

Monday, July 26, 2010

Jailbreak and Copy Those DVDs Per Library of Congress

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 10:31 AM

"It's no longer illegal under the DMCA to jailbreak your iPhone or bypass a DVD's CSS in order to obtain fair use footage for educational purposes or criticism. These are the new rules that were handed down moments ago by the U.S. Copyright Office. This is really big. Like, really big."

I'd have to agree, this is big news. The ramifications have yet to be fully sorted out since this happened today, but the Library of Congress has ruled that "jailbreaking" your iPhone is legal, and that you can also break DVD encryption under certain circumstances. ARS Technica has a pretty thorough break-down of the ruling, but you can also read it directly from the Library of Congress. This is a step in the right direction in my opinion; what are your thoughts?

Monday, March 15, 2010

iPhone Icons Turned Into Fridge Magnets

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 09:00 AM

"Take a break from reading our hard-hitting news coverage and take a look at these cute little things. Perfect stocking stuffer (I know, a little early) for your favorite app developer and/or iPhone fanatic. What with these things, those Android pillows, and all the other tech knickknacks I've been seeing, it seems that pretty soon they're going to need a whole online store just to hold all of them."

Never too early for gifts right? You can get them ordered at Jailbreak Toys, and the set of 18 icons runs $12.99 USD.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Google Latitude on Your Jailbroken iPhone

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 10:00 AM

"Apple might not be convinced but Google Latitude is actually a nice tool. If you've never heard about it it's a Google web-app that lets you share your location with your friends. Its main issue however is that it requires you to update your location manually, which kinda kills the purpose."

You can fix this on your jailbroken iPhone by installing an app called Longitude via the RockYourPhone installer. The app is $2.99 USD after the 10 day free trial period, and it can be set to update your location in an interval you configure. This would be a nice alternative to MobileMe and the Find My iPhone option, if my iPhone was jailbroken.

Monday, September 14, 2009

iPhone 3.1 Versus Cydia

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 07:00 AM

"If you're one of the millions of iPhone users who've jailbroken their iPhones or iPod Touches--the desktop hacking trick that allows you to use non-Apple approved apps, access the iPhone's file system, and other tweaks--you'll want to hold off on the latest software update (3.1) that Apple announced Wednesday."

Along the lines of the Pre story from Friday, the iPhone update 3.1 also gives it to the jailbreakers. This update will remove any of your programs installed via Cydia as well as the Cydia program itself. Jailbreaking seems like a pain in the you know what to me, is AT&T hated so much that the aggravation is worth sticking it to them? It wouldn't be for me, but obviously it is for some.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Jailbreak Now Available for iPhone 3GS

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple iPhone & iPod Touch" @ 09:00 AM

"George Hotz was the first to release a jailbreak app for the iPhone 3GS - the only problem was that it was only available for Windows. Now there's a Mac-based jailbreak solution for the 3GS, Purplera1n RC2a has been released for the Mac. has posted a detailed step-by-step of the process."

Well how about that? I probably won't bother because there's nothing on the jailbroken side I have any interest in, but it's nice to see the hackers never sleep. Of course, the usual cautions apply and if you break your 3GS it's all your fault, but if you simply must stream video from your phone using QIK, then this is the only way you're gonna be able to do it.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wiki Owner Needs Constitution Lesson; Hopefully Will Win

Posted by Vincent Ferrari in "Apple Talk" @ 11:00 AM

"The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed suit against Apple Inc. today to defend the First Amendment rights of an operator of a noncommercial, public Internet "wiki" site known as BluWiki. [...] Late last year, after BluWiki users began a discussion about making some Apple iPods and iPhones interoperate with software other than Apple's own iTunes, Apple lawyers demanded removal of the content. In a letter to OdioWorks, the attorneys alleged that the discussions constituted copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act's (DMCA's) prohibition on circumventing copy protection measures. Fearing legal action by Apple, OdioWorks took down the discussions from the BluWiki site."

There's a common misconception among people who don't know any better that you have a right to say whatever you want whenever you want and no one can abridge it because it's in the constitution. That's simply not true. The constitution specifically says that Congress cannot abridge your free speech, not a private entity (in this case Apple). If that's the basis for this guy's case, he could end up getting his butt handed to him in court.

That being said, I hope he wins; not on constitutional grounds, but on the grounds that I hate it when companies try to shut up the little guy by sending lawyers after them. Here's to hoping.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Helpful Tips for Jailbreakers

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch)" @ 10:00 AM

"So you've just jailbroken your iPhone. Congratulations! Your iPhone life is about to improve in so many ways. Be sure to follow our Jailbreak series to get the most out of jailbreaking your iPhone."

If you want to be a jailbreaker, this isn't bad information to at least read through. I'm not brave enough to do it to mine, or even mess with my Apple TV (I have been called a coward about it too!). I know, all in good fun :-). And while I may get up the courage to do it to my Apple TV, don't think I will go there with my iPhone, I count on it pretty much every day and don't want to take the chance on messing it up. Besides, I have all my applications moved around just where I want them!

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