Inside, the app contained hidden code that made it a full tethering application—a program that allows you to use your iPhone as a 3G modem. Using this ability you can surf the web from your computer, using the iPhone as a bridge to the internet. You can do this using your iPhone’s preferences too, but that way you will have to pay the additional $20 per month that AT&T wants you to pay for this kind of service. That is $20 extra on top of whatever you are paying for your iPhone data plan
Archive for 2010/07/21
For years now, PlayStation Portables have been smuggled into China. The government has looked a blind eye as has Sony, reports a Chinese news site
Alex Severinsky, a Soviet emigrant who began his career developing antitank-warfare instrumentation, patented a system for powering gas-electric hybrids in 1994. Toyota used his system for the Prius without permission or payment. Until this week.
Netflix’s revenue missed expectations last quarter, possibly because many of us haven’t laid hands upon a DVD or Blu-ray in quite some time. The number of customers streaming movies has jumped drastically from a year ago
A 31-year old Japanese man has admitted to uploading 3 TV-shows and sharing 165 more on BitTorrent after he was arrested by Tokyo Police’s Cyber Crime unit
“In general, this means those who have shared more than 20 gigabytes of music, who have a constant presence online and are repeat users,” said AIMR’s Valeria Constantine in a statement. “We identify them by IP address and then go to the police and each ISP to trace them to their homes. If it is proven that they uploaded music illegally then court proceedings can be initiated,” she added. “The whole process can take over a year.”
People Aren’t Buying Blank CDs Any More, So Collection Agency Demands Media Levy Expanded To Mobile PhonesPosted: 2010/07/21 in Education / Awareness, New Business Models
(1) fighting unauthorized file trading is counterproductive, doesn’t work and will never work and (2) once you free up the music, there are all sorts of compelling business models you can adopt that can actually help you make more money
“China is the world’s largest expanding market”, said p2pnet recently, going on, “For the moment, its Communist leaders have it under tight control. But that won’t last forever. So did anyone really believe the world’s largest online advertising company would abandon it, expressions of righteous indignation notwithstanding?”
Windows snoopware buried in server firmware
Google said it had recently added multi-domain support, data migration features, SSL “enforcement” resources, more mobile device security controls, as well as its new Apps marketplace.
Now it has slotted user policy management features into the stack for administrators, after they demanded the tools from Google.
A new report from the Federal Communications Commission about broadband access is sure to ruffle feathers. In fact, it already has. Between 14 million and 24 million Americans still lack access to high speed Internet, “and the immediate prospects for deployment to them are bleak,” declares the agency’s press release
The search giant has committed to a 20 year agreement to take over 100MW of power off the hands of an Iowa wind farm
“the nation’s first wholesale-only integrated wireless broadband and satellite network.” , “first truly open and net neutral wireless network,”
Spirit (iOS jailbreak) + Cydia (download environment) + Install0us (hacked apps indexer) = Free iPhone/iPad appsPosted: 2010/07/21 in Cybercrime, Education / Awareness, New Business Models
Spirit is an untethered jailbreak for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad running iOS 3.1.2 through 3.2. It was developed by iPhone Dev-Team member comex. Spirit allows users to install software not approved by Apple on their iDevices. It is available for the Windows, Linux, and Mac platforms.
Once any unit is jailbroken an application named Cydia is added
Cydia (pronounced /ˈsɪdi.ə/) is a software application for iOS that lets a user browse and download applications for a jailbroken iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. It was developed by Jay Freeman (also known as “saurik” http://www.saurik.com/ ). Cydia’s primary intention is to provide jailbroken iPhone users with software and operating system tweaks unavailable on the official iPhone App Store, most often due to technical restrictions, but also as a result of a rejection from the App Store. It works as a repository aggregator to avoid dependence on a single host and comes with a few trusted “community sources.” In March 2009, Freeman introduced a simple, unified way for developers to sell applications via Cydia by linking all purchases to a single account, much like the official App Store. Users may use Amazon Payments or PayPal to purchase items from the store. Unlike App Store applications, paid packages available through the Cydia interface are not controlled by DRM unless the developer chooses to add their own protective measures. The proof of payment is linked to a Google or Facebook account in case users move to a new iOS device or the firmware becomes corrupt or unjailbroken.
Within Cydia one can look for and install Install0us
Install0us Demo Videos – How To Get “Free” Apps On Your iPhone/iPad
And no, Install0us is not dead as is being suggested here: http://www.install0us.com/