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Monday: April 5, 2010

Yes, the Apple iPad has already been jailbroken - it only took one day.Yes, the Apple iPad has already been jailbroken - it only took one day.

A jailbreak was virtually expected following the iPad's launch, but the rapid discovery has shown that the iPhone 3.2 firmware used on the device hasn't patched all of the security holes that were present in the 3.1.3 code.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:52 AM | Tags (9) | ipad | jailbroken | apple | device | gadget | macnn | crack | holes | security |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 1, 2010

Hacking cable modems for profit and advertising this fact publicly not the smartest idea.Hacking cable modems for profit and advertising this fact publicly not the smartest idea.

Each charge carries a maximum of 20 years in jail and a $250,000 fine. Selling hacked cable modems and advertising them openly may have been a decent business model a decade ago, but it hardly seems worth bothering about today.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:02 AM | Tags (8) | advertising | ars | cable | hacking | jail | modems | profit | technica |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 24 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 9, 2009

World's first iPhone worm is never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down.World's first iPhone worm is never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down.

In addition to his own iPhone being attacked, he said a flatmate's iPhone 3G was also sullied with the image of Astley. Users who tried to delete the image were chagrined to find it reappear once they rebooted their device.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:46 AM | Tags (8) | australia | iphone | jailbreak | rickastley | rickroll | security | work | worm |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

Five fun gadget hacks to tackle on a rainy day.Five fun gadget hacks to tackle on a rainy day.

Article covers hacks and mods mostly of the Apple variety (jailbreak your iPhone, put OS X on a netbook, etc, etc). I have to admit that hacking the Mac Mini to be a full fledged entertainment center is very intriguing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 4:27 PM | Tags (7) | boredom | gadgets | hacks | jailbreak | mods | rainy | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Yes, pretending to be a lawyer could land you up to seven years in prison.Yes, pretending to be a lawyer could land you up to seven years in prison.

...and it could land you another two years in prison if you happen to continue trying to be fake lawyer days after your initial release. Smooth move.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:34 AM | Tags (5) | dumb | false | jail | lawyer | pretend |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 12, 2009

Yawning in court could land you up to six months in jail.Yawning in court could land you up to six months in jail.

That'll teach you to cover your mouth.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 4:16 PM | Tags (6) | chicago | court | fyi | jail | judge | yawn |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 4, 2009

Modding game consoles can land you ten years in prison.Modding game consoles can land you ten years in prison.

Yes folks, hacking your favorite console to play pirated video games does indeed violate the Digitial Millenium Copyright Act. Honestly, who knew?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:26 AM | Tags (6) | fyi | gaming | jail | modding | prison | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

Hackers manage to successfully jailbreak the new iPhone 3GS.Hackers manage to successfully jailbreak the new iPhone 3GS.

Be sure to back up your data first.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 8:03 AM | Tags (5) | iphone | apple | jailbreak | unlock | hack |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: June 25, 2009

PlayStation emulator runs pretty smooth on the new iPhone 3GS.PlayStation emulator runs pretty smooth on the new iPhone 3GS.

Game Boy Advance emulator a lot faster too thanks to the beefed up hardware.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 3:52 PM | Tags (6) | emulator | gameboy | iphone | jailbreak | nintendo | playstation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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