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  • You can jailbreak Windows RT to run desktop apps...or even Mac OS

    Posted January 11, 2013 - 2:06 pm

    Free your Surface RT tablet
  • Explaining the Apple Maps debacle

    Posted September 25, 2012 - 12:17 pm

    Confused about the uproar over Apple Maps? Allow us to explain it so even mom will understand
  • Geek 101: What is jailbreaking?

    Posted February 13, 2012 - 5:13 pm

    Have you ever looked at someone's iPhone home screen, and noticed that it has five icons in the dock? Or maybe you've seen a classic console emulator running on an iPad? Don't go looking for these apps on the App Store--these features and more are only possible with a hack called jailbreaking.
  • The quirky conundrum of tethering and hotspots

    Posted January 20, 2012 - 12:06 pm

    Can you use your phone as your go-to connection for getting work done? Yes, but only if you're willing to pay serious monthly cash--or play a game of hide-and-seek with your carrier.
  • The best phone so few know about

    Posted December 29, 2011 - 9:00 am

    Why are unlocked phones such a edge-case in the U.S.?
  • iPhone and iPad security: 4 tips to stay safe

    Posted July 23, 2011 - 7:45 am

    While waiting for Apple to fix the Jailbreakme.com 3.0 vulnerability, follow these four practices to avoid being bitten by malware.
  • JailbreakMe 3.0: 11 really good reasons to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad

    Posted July 8, 2011 - 2:05 pm

    JailbreakMe 3.0 liberates your iOS device in 10 seconds. It's time to take a look at the jailbreak community's recent efforts and see if the benefits outweigh the potential risks.
  • JailbreakMe 3.0 and the iOS PDF flaw: Protect your business

    Posted July 7, 2011 - 4:49 pm

    The cat-and-mouse game between Apple and those who would "liberate" its iOS devices is back on after Wednesday's launch of JailbreakMe 3.0, a website that hacks iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads to allow software unapproved and undistributed by Apple onto the devices.
  • JailbreakMe 3.0: How does it work?

    Posted July 6, 2011 - 6:53 pm

    Early this morning, hacker comex released the third major version of his browser-based jailbreak tool called JailbreakMe. The tool supports the latest firmware 4.3.3 and every available iOS device, including iPad 2 (the first to do so, in fact). Users of JailbreakMe simply point their iOS device mobile-Safari browser to jailbreakme.com and the hack is performed remotely, unlike most other tools that require a software download on your computer, such as PwnageTool and redsn0w. So how does JailbreakMe 3.0 work?
  • Will iOS 5 put an end to untethered jailbreaking?

    Posted June 28, 2011 - 3:11 pm

    The second iOS 5 beta was seeded to developers last week and it looks like Apple has "stepped up their game" to combat jailbreaking, as reported by Gizmodo. The latest beta also takes measures against downgrading.
  • Motorola to make its phones easier to jailbreak

    Posted April 28, 2011 - 10:30 am

    Hacking on Motorola Android-based devices is about to get even easier--and better yet--official (well, to some extent, anyway). According to a report on Wired.com, Motorola is planning on releasing a firmware patch toward the end of the year that would bring the unlockable/relockable bootloader found on the Xoom to its Android-based smartphones.
  • iPad 2 already jailbroken, running Cydia

    Posted March 14, 2011 - 4:12 pm

    Last week, we informed you that iOS 4.3 had been jailbroken less than 24 hours after Apple released the new software. Apple then released the iPad 2, an guess what? It too has been jailbroken!
  • Motorola Xoom gets hacked in under an hour

    Posted February 25, 2011 - 5:27 pm

    Despite just being released on February 24th, the Motorola Xoom has become the newest victim of developer rooting, and it took less than two hours to do it. Xeriouxly. The best part? The Clockwork Recovery running on it means that other developers can now create their own custom ROMs to hack whatever they want onto the tablet.
  • iOS owned again; Greenpois0n now jailbreaks Apple TV

    Posted February 14, 2011 - 10:40 pm

    Well, it's already happened again. GreenpoisOn has broken iOS 4.2.1 with an untethered jailbreak for AppleTV called RC6. An untethered jailbreak means that the jailbreak persists through a reboot, making it a useful one for the jailbreak community, since the current offers only have jailbreaks that vanish when you power off the box. NitoTV, a weather app that ran on the original jailbreaking of the AppleTV back in October helped with this, and that software package is auto loaded with the hack.
  • Geek 101: Demystifying custom Android ROMs

    Posted February 8, 2011 - 2:30 pm

    If you've sniffed around blogs or articles about mobile phones, you've probably seen mention of "custom ROMs" or "mods." What do they do for a phone? As with rooting, a ton of information is out there; it's far from cohesive, however, and it's spread out all over the Internet. But look no further: We'll walk you through everything you need to know about custom ROMs. Tomorrow, we'll run Part II, which covers kernals, choosing the right ROM, and custom themes.
  • Sony attempt to 'restrain' PlayStation 3 hackers doomed?

    Posted January 12, 2011 - 2:45 pm

    Sony's clearly readying the hounds to foil recent hacks that lay bare the PlayStation 3's once impregnable security routines. But in light of recent rulings about 'jailbreaking', do they have a legal leg to stand on?
  • iPod nano hacked, jailbreak to follow?

    Posted December 28, 2010 - 5:18 pm

    The touch screen iPod nano doesn't run Apple's iOS, but that hasn't prevented users from trying (and succeeding) in hacking it. So far, the initial hack doesn't offer much, but it could just be the first of many.
  • Is iOS jailbreaking an enterprise security threat?

    Posted December 17, 2010 - 1:09 pm

    Apple’s recent decision to disable an iOS jailbreak detection API has renewed debate over the enterprise risks of letting unauthorized apps run on iOS devices. We talked to a mobile security consultant for some perspective on the polarizing topic.
  • Apple quietly drops iOS jailbreak detection API

    Posted December 10, 2010 - 6:29 pm

    Apple apparently has thrown in the towel, quietly dropping in iOS 4.2 an API that was intended to discover if the OS had been compromised and jailbroken.
  • Oh Hai! Apple TV Officially Hacked

    Posted October 21, 2010 - 11:33 am

    While Apple’s back was turned prepping for its October 20th Keynote, one hacker going by the handle p0sixninja decided to put the Greenpois0n jailbreak to the test and officially jailbreak the new Apple TV.
  • Apple iOS 4.1 "Greenpois0n" jailbreak tool set for 10/10/10

    Posted October 8, 2010 - 10:12 am

    A member of the Chronic Dev Team has tweeted that the heavily anticipated greenpois0n Apple iOS 4.1 jailbreaking solution will be released on Sunday: 10/10/10 at 10:10:10 a.m.
  • JailbreakMe Exploits Serious iPhone Security Flaw

    Posted August 3, 2010 - 10:56 am

    JailbreakMe makes the process of jailbreaking the Apple iPhone much simpler and less intimidating. Just visit a Web site on the iPhone, and voila! Jailbroken iPhone. Think about that for a minute, though. The simple act of visiting a Web site is able to fundamentally alter the core functionality of iOS.
  • Why Not to Jailbreak the iPhone

    Posted July 27, 2010 - 8:46 pm

    The United States Copyright Office ruled that jailbreaking an iPhone is not a copyright violation under the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA). Be that as it may, there are still some very good reasons not to jailbreak the iPhone.
  • What New DMCA Copyright Loopholes Mean to You

    Posted July 26, 2010 - 10:07 pm

    The Library of Congress added five new exemptions to its Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Monday, a copyright law that criminalizes attempts to bypass digital copyrights. Originally passed in 1998, the act is revisited every three years, with new exceptions added based on changing technology.
  • Damn the DMCA, fully jailbroken iPhones ahead

    Posted July 26, 2010 - 8:57 pm

    Free at last, free at last -- thank the law, we're free at last.
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