Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 9th Feb 2013 01:01 UTC
Apple "Over the last half a week, Apple has been hit with the largest mass-hacking incident in its history. And the perpetrators were the company's own users. Nearly seven million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners have cracked Apple's restrictions on their devices using the jailbreaking tool Evasi0n since the tool was released Monday morning, according to the latest count from Jay Freeman, the administrator of the app store for jailbroken devices known as Cydia. That makes the iOS-hacking app the fastest-adopted jailbreak software of all time, Freeman says." Because, of course, only nerds and geeks jailbreak. There's also a technical analysis of the jailbreak.
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RE: Small percentage
by darknexus on Sat 9th Feb 2013 01:57 UTC in reply to "Small percentage"
darknexus
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2008-07-15

7 million seems like a lot, until you consider that it's only about 4% of the userbase. Of course, I think Apple should open it up more, but if you're the kind to jailbreak a device, come join us over in the Android camp, and I'm talking about REAL Android Nexus devices, not the HTC/Samsung FrankenAndroid bullshit.

I'd gladly do so, except that a lot of the apps I use on a daily basis don't yet exist there. It's basically the Windows/Linux situation as it was ten years ago all over again. I don't see a lot of the productivity apps that I use for Android, or they're just not up to par. I wish they were, and perhaps someday they will be, but most of the apps on Android seem to be more about consuming than creating where as we're starting to see a huge shift toward productivity applications on iOS now. If you've any app recommendations for these:
* iWork sweet (extremely touch-friendly office software with very good MS Word capability, no Microsoft's subscription service doesn't count)
* Fire2 voice recorder (recorder and audio editor with Dropbox integration)
* Garageband (excellent for portable music creation until I can get to a computer, perfect when an idea strikes me and I want to get a rough draft of it down before I forget it)
So far I've just not found any Android apps that come close to these three. There are apps that claim to be equivalent, but they either lack most of the functionality I want or are crash prone. Any suggestions?

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RE[2]: Small percentage
by tidux on Tue 12th Feb 2013 20:46 in reply to "RE: Small percentage"
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2011-08-13

They're coming. Experimental Android support is already in the Libreoffice source tree. That's right, *real* libreoffice on Android, presumably with a more touch-friendly interface than Office RT.

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