Oct 18, 2009

Term "jailbreak for iPhone Users

iPhone users in the larger American, these products are also increasingly popular around the world, such as the successful iPod music through the variants, Apple also provides passed iPhone Smartphone

Do you have a "jilbroken" iPhone? Eves since the iPhone first came on the scene, there has been a large group of users who believe Apple tries too hard to control what works and what doesn't on the iPhone. The minute a new iPhone firmware update is released from Apple, a whole slew of people search for ways to unlock the device, letting them download apps that have never had to go through the App store acceptance process. This means that apps that would have otherwise never seen the light of day can be used on an unlocked (or "jailbroken") iPhone.

I personally have no opinion about those who jailbreak iPhones because I believe in the free-flowing open-source idea of software, while also believing a company ought to have some control over their products.

In other words, I guess I fall somewhere in the middle. But I have never jailbroken my iPhone because part of my job is to review apps that everyone has access to (in the iTunes Store) and I need to have the same user experience with the iPhone that most people have. Also, I would say I'm happy with the iPhone as is.

According to Applelnsider, a recent releaso to Apple's iPhone firmware makes the device invulnerable to the usual jailbreking tactics. I guess we'll have to wait and see how long it takes the community to jailbreak the latest version (if they can), but you can bet they're working on it right now. If you have a jailbroken iPhone, please tell us all about it in the comments.

This week's apps include an excellent product bar code scanner and a four-wheeling ATV game that's probably the best of its kind in the iTunes Store.

RedLaser ($1.99) lets you "scan" products to give you a list of prices from online retailers. There are a few products that perform a similiar function at the iThunes Store and
several have been made for other devices, but RedLaser is surprisingly effective using only the built-in camera on your iPhone.

Simply tap the lighting bolt icon and line up the bar code in between the guidelines on your screen. You have to remain still for about a second, but soon RedLaser beeps, indicating it has scanned the code. Once scanned, you are presented with a list of matches from various stores so you can find the best price.

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