We the People
At the end of January, it became technically illegal for you to unlock your phone without your carrier’s permission, even if your contract had expired. The call was made by the Librarian of Congress, who (for some reason) oversees exceptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and decided that cellphone unlockers would no longer get a pass. Read More
Point of Purchase
Here’s a bit of freudenschade to distract distraught Apple acolytes. A tech-savvy Queens woman caught the man who stole her iPhone on camera by installing an app called iGotYa.
Unlike Apple’s free Find My iPhone software, which shows the approximate location of the device, iGotYa will take take a photo of whenever someone’s unsuccessfully trying to unlock your iPhone and email it to the owner. So, if you throw back a few too many, chances are you’ll wake to a self-portrait in your inbox.
iPhone unlocking is big business, and the shadow industry went into convulsions yesterday over a new solution that just hit the market.
Ever since the iPhone was launched in 2007, unlockers have struggled to come up with a safe and permanent way to open Apple’s tightly controlled handset, resorting to jailbreaking methods that reversed Read More