Posts Tagged ‘iTunes’

iTouch Emergency Medical Procedures Manual

Posted on the June 2nd, 2008 under Software,Technology by

The following text describes how to restore a non-responsive iTouch after a failed jailbreak attempt.

Symptoms of diseased iTouch:

  • History of failed attempts at jailbreaking
  • Non-responsive to touch
  • Displays pages of scrolling white text before hanging
  • Only displays black screen
  • Permanently displays restore icon

If your iTouch is presenting with any of the preceding symptoms or other similar signs, proceed with the following proceeds until the patient responds to treatment.

Theme Gallery for Jailbroken iTouch

Posted on the March 2nd, 2008 under Editorial by

The following images are some of the cooler themes that are available for a 1.1.3 jailbroken iTouch running Summerboard.

Enjoy!

1984 Theme 3dee Theme Black Blue Theme Black Vista Theme Blueprint Theme Bright Acrylic Theme

Breaking out of Jail Again: Simple iTouch Jailbreak to 1.1.3 on Windows

Posted on the March 2nd, 2008 under Software,Technology by

1.1.1 Jailbroken iTouchYes. I know 1.1.4 is available. I’m working on it…but i’ve spent quite a bit of time experimenting with the different techniques for a smooth 1.1.3 jailbreak on Windows and this seems to be the best by far. This article explains the easiest step i’ve found yet for jailbreaking your 1.1.3 iTouch.

More Adventures in Jailbreaking or “Help! I own a $300 brick!”

Posted on the February 23rd, 2008 under Software,Technology by

Until my last post, I didn’t realize how popular the iTouch really was. I also didn’t realize how frustrated people are that Apple is not opening up the OS for the iTouch and iPhone and letting users install 3rd party apps. I have gotten two types of responses to my previous post. The type that I really appreciate are the ones where individuals are relieved to have finally found a coherent description of the steps for jailbreaking their iTouch. The other type is interesting. I have actually had individuals blame me for their iTouch not working. I’ve approved the comments that I could. Some of them were so inappropriate that i couldn’t approve them.

Adventures in Jailbreaking a 1.1.3 iTouch in 2 simple steps

Posted on the February 6th, 2008 under Technology by

I know there are hundreds of sites that describe how to upgrade, download, break in and break out of iPhones and iTouches. I was intending to wait until the official release of the iPhone SDK because I simply didn’t have time to try and repair my iTouch after I turned it into a brick through the unavoidable experimentation with different sometimes vague directions on how to jailbreak your device.

EMI says DRM-free music is selling well

Posted on the June 21st, 2007 under Editorial by

EMI’s senior VP Lauren Berkowitz reports that sales of the label’s digital music sales have seen a spike in sales after going DRM-free through iTunes a few weeks ago. If EMI can maintain that increase in sales, the other major labels may follow sooner than later.

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Privacy and iTunes

Posted on the June 4th, 2007 under Editorial by

If given a choice between privacy and security or convenience, we’ll choose convenience every time. The problem is that on the Internet most people don’t get to choose. Most privacy losses that result from technology are the result of ignorance. That used computer you just purchased that has the previous owners Quicken data intact on the hard-drive; the countless unsecured wireless networks; the accidental responses made by family and friends to a phishing site that is lucky enough to target the same bank used by the unlucky victim. The privacy concerns over iTunes putting your personal information in the music you buy are not worth losing sleep over.

Most people willingly give away more information to sweepstakes, magazine subscriptions, contests, market surveys, free website subscriptions all of whom immediately turn around and sell your mailing list information. And they usually do it for something less tangible than a song for which they are willing to pay a whole dollar.

The information embedded in the music is their to protect the artists and the content publishers. Right or wrong, music is a business and they believe they have to take steps to protect their revenue. These steps are not always well considered but the intent is clear. In return, with the removal of DRM, we get the music with none of the restrictions. I can now use my iTunes music on any player or any computer with no restrictions. I no longer have to worry about losing my licenses and thereby access to my music. Is it worth it? Sure it is…its convenient!

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