Jailbreaking DMCA exemption likely to be renewed

By Chris Meadows
May 18, 2012 // 1 Comment

Wired’s Threat Level blog has some coverage of the latest hearing in the current round of U.S. Copyright Office DMCA exemption hearings. Topics argued today included the iPhone jailbreaking exception, cracking CSS on DVDs, cracking the protections on video game consoles, Prospects look poor for [...]

Whited00r backports later features to old iOS hardware

By Chris Meadows
January 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

TechCrunch has an article looking at an iOS hacking project that has the potential to be rather interesting. Whited00r is a custom version of OS 3.1.3, hacked to include features such as app folders and multitasking from later versions of the OS. It’s meant for older-generation iPhones and iPod [...]

How to install the Nook app onto the Kindle Fire

By Chris Meadows
November 15, 2011 // 1 Comment

It’s probably obvious from the article posted earlier today about sideloading apps onto the Kindle Fire, but just to make it explicit, Mashable reports that it is fully possible to install the Nook Android app onto the Kindle Fire. It’s just necessary to enable installation of apps from unknown [...]

Library of Congress to consider granting DMCA exemptions again

By Chris Meadows
October 27, 2011 // 1 Comment

It’s time for the tri-yearly circus to kick off again. Ars Technica reports that it’s just about time for the Library of Congress to consider granting exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s DRM anti-circumvention provisions. This process comes every three years, and the [...]

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