The A5 jailbreak is here, currently only for OSX users, with a Windows tool being released soon. As any of my friends know, I have been waking up everyday checking pos2g’s blog, and today the good news is finally upon us. Stay tuned for more posts on what to do with your device once you’ve finally jailbroken it.
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About an hour ago pod2g posted a picture on his blog of a white ipad2 running Cydia. The picture has since been removed from his blog. This post is to a hope that a jailbreak is right around the corner.
Beats by Dre and Monster Inc. signed a 5 year deal that expires at the end of this year, and both parties have decided to not renew this deal or make a new one. This will bring an end to the partnership that has spawned a revolution in the headphone market. Together they have sold millions of pairs of headphones worldwide, causing other hip-hop artists such as 50 Cent and Ludacris to embark on adventures in making their own headphones. Beats are unmistakably the most recognizable headphone out in the streets, and the presence of fakes and variants only points to how big the brand has become. –> Read more
The keyboard on the new Bold 9900 is by far the best keyboard I have ever typed on. I’ve had or used every Blackberry since way backwith the 8700r, yes the one with the trackwheel. If you are an avid messenger on the go, this keyboard is what you need. The next best thing on this device is the addition of the touchscreen. It is not a traditional touchscreen to what a consumer may think of today, but being able to tap open applications, and scroll down through websites, while having the keyboard to jump right into is an amazing blend. Pinch to zoom may not be the easiest task to undertake, but is still possible, however, I would recommend just using “I” and “O” keys to go in and out respectively. –> Read more
Seeing as the iPad 2 was jailbroken this morning, I thought it would be a good idea to get some solid jailbreak applications noted down. I’m going to focus on the iPad as there are fewer, and iphone lists are plentiful
#1. First up is SNES A.D+. This is a great SNES emulator, it allows you to play in either portrait or landscape, and has a built in link to download ROMs for the thousands of games out there. Easy to save and load states, and gameplay is pretty good.
#2. iBluever. This is a paid application. You can download the trial to see if it works for you, but to use it continuously it costs 5$. If your are a user of a smartphone sans personal hotspot you need this application. I use it to tether my BB Torch with a 6GB data plan. This was the main reason I did not get an iPad 3G, and I am very happy this feature has finally landed.
#3. Mouse. This is an interesting little application that allows you to pair any bluetooth mouse (I did it with a magic mouse) to your iPad. It may seem pretty useless on its own but its neat to have and paired with a Zagg keyboard case, or the new case put out by MIC, could turn your ipad into a mini Macbook AIr.
#4. SBsettings. This is not iPad specific, but is a must have for any jailbreaker. You can download toggles for just about anything for lightning quick access to enable and disable the features. I have wifi, bluever, power, brightness and a couple others all thrown in there for the quickest settings changes to date. iOS5 will bring this to the next level but in the meantime this is the best you can do.
#5. Activator. Another non-iPad specefic application but im putting this one in as well because of the multi-gestures people have been using. They are quite amazing on the iPad compared to the iPhone. This application takes them to the next level by allowing you to add more gestures to the stock one, that can open any application, and control virtually and ipod related feature.
Well there you have it, my top 5 jailbreak applications for the iPad that. Let us know what you think in the comments and add any application you think should have been on the list.
Android is all the rave, its sweeping the nation, and internationally it’s growing at an impressive pace. It is said to be the anti-Apple. Google openly supports it being rooted, while Apple frowns upon jailbreaking. From Google’s perspective it is a work of art. It allows its users to customize, and manipulate the “open source” system to their pleasing. They also have a much more lenient app policy, making for a wider variety of apps compared to the Apple App Store. What becomes problematic for Android, and its future, is the hardware. Google is reliant on HP, Motorola, and HTC to put the final product in the hands of the consumers. Although it has gained huge traction in market share and has become number one in terms of market capitalization, Apple laughs all the way to the bank.
Apple has the luxury (which is learnt from Microsoft’s perils) of putting out the software and the hardware. Tim Cook, the iCEO of Apple, who is also their supply chain manager, has the ability to build phones cheaper than anyone else. iOS is sold on one device which has very few iterations. All of the main components are the same, and Apple has the power to order in massive quantities greatly reducing the price. Any Android carrier on the other hand is bound by the iteration they sell of a specific phone.
I don’t know about you but it seems to me that a new Android comes out every couple weeks. HTC and the others are all building the phones separately, and building multiple versions of them. Their supply chain is much weaker, and thus their profit margins much smaller. Right now this problem has been by-passed, but as Apple becomes ever bigger, and its suppliers succumb to their price demands, the competition will start scrambling. Google may have to step in and aid in delivering their final product. For now we can only wonder, but the future doesn’t look too bright for Android.