Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 28th Jul 2009 06:13 UTC
Apple The news just broke that Apple has rejected the official upcoming Google Voice application, and stopped distributing the third party "GV" application, an app that was previously authorized. Read on for a quick commentary, from the point of view of not an Apple or Google fangirl, but from someone who genuinely appreciates VoIP SIP (even if Google Voice itself is not VoIP, read on). For those who have read my blog over the years, would probably remember my VoIP-related rants since 2005. UPDATE: A more direct, more personal, reply from me to Apple and AT&T.
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RE: Not again
by Bobthearch on Tue 28th Jul 2009 13:36 UTC in reply to "Not again"
Bobthearch
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2006-01-27

You might be interested in this story that CNN linked yesterday.

"Teen whiz shakes up Apple's world"

Summary:

Ari's latest feat - an online collaboration with six other inventive teenagers who have never met face to face - is the creation of software enabling Apple iPhone owners to download free, unauthorized applications.

More so than the others, Ari has not shrunk from the fame or the infamy of "jailbreaking." In hackerspeak, the term refers to circumventing the iPhone's restrictions in order to customize it for a multitude of other uses, from playing non-Apple games to accessing the Internet through a laptop.

The practice appeared shortly after the iPhone's introduction in June 2007. Ari and his confederates were able to jailbreak Apple's newest model, the iPhone 3GS, within two weeks of its June 19 release.

More than 250,000 people have gone to the Web site Purplera1n.com to download the programs that open their iPhones for modifications.

"It's really cool to have people using my software to do awesome things with their phones," said Ari, who is about to begin his sophomore year at Germantown Friends School.

Ari, who has consulted family friends who are lawyers, contends that providing unauthorized applications for iPhones is legal under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

"My theory is that, basically, since I paid a lot of money for this device, I should be able to put any application on it," he said.


http://www.philly.com/philly/business/technology/20090727_iPhone_ic...

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