Tag Archive: Legally

New Copyright Office Ruling Allows You To Legally Jailbreak Your iPhone, But Not Your iPad

The US Copyright Office reviews the Digital Millennium Copyright Act every three years, looking at requests to create temporary changes that act as ersatz loopholes int he law, typically to address continually changing technology standards. This year, the Copyright Office allows jailbreaking of devices like the iPhone, but not for devices like the iPad.

The Office also ruled that consumers can unlock phones purchased before January 2013, but not thereafter.  [Read More…]

iDevices Popular in Iran, Where They Aren’t Legally Sold

Just how popular are iPhones and iPads? They’re even big sellers in places where they aren’t legally sold. According to a new report published Friday, more than one hundred retail outlets in the nation of Iran – where strict U.S. sanctions prohibit U.S. computer products from entering the country – now sell iPhones, iPads, iPods, and even Apple computers out in the open. In fact, many of these stores blatantly and gratuitously advertise the availability  [Read More…]

Siri Port Is Now Legally Possible Thanks to iOS 5.0.1 Revision

Have you given up on ever having Siri on your iPhone 4? Maybe you should reconsider… iOS 5.0.1 for iPhone 4S had a slight revision today (Build 9A406). It wasn’t a full blown update, but it was something that seemed to tweak iOS 5.0.1 a bit. It comes with some good news. Earlier today,MuscleNerdTweeted on Twitter that a Siri port is now possible legally thanks to the fact that the new revised iOS 5.0.1 is  [Read More…]