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Jacey Jul 26th, 2010 09:59 PM

Off Topic....Anything Goes
 
Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty Im free at last...:bigcry:


ummm, to dramatic :confused:

ok then :bounce:

(just thought we needed something like this if some of us don't want to venture out into the main forum, by the way, do we already have a thread like this? Sorry if we do)



iPhone jailbreaking (and all cell phone unlocking) made legal

Owners of iPhones and other smartphones are one step closer towards taking complete control of their gadgets, thanks to a new government ruling Monday on the practice of "jailbreaking."

This weekend has seen a flurry of activity about digital rights, but the biggest news dropped Monday morning, when the FCC announced that it had made the controversial practice of “jailbreaking” your iPhone — or any other cell phone — legal.

Jailbreaking — the practice of unlocking a phone (and particularly an iPhone) so it can be used on another network and/or run other applications than those approved by Apple — has technically been illegal for years. Most jailbroken phones are used on the U.S. T-Mobile network or on overseas carriers, or are used to run applications that Apple refuses to sell, such as Safari ad-blocking apps, alternate keyboard layouts, or programs that change the interface to the iPhone's SMS system and the way its icons are laid out.

While technically illegal, no one has been sued or prosecuted for the practice. (Apple does seriously frown on the practice, and jailbreaking your phone will still void your warranty.) It’s estimated that more than a million iPhone owners have jailbroken their handsets.

Apple fought hard against the legalization, arguing that jailbreaking was a form of copyright violation. The FCC disagreed, saying that jailbreaking merely enhanced the inter-operability of the phone, and was thus legitimate under fair-use rules.

The upshot is that now anyone can jailbreak or otherwise unlock any cell phone without fear of legal penalties, whether you want to install unsupported applications or switch to another cellular carrier. Cell phone companies are of course still free to make it difficult for you to do this — and your warranty will probably still be voided if you do — but at least you won’t be fined or imprisoned if you jailbreak a handset.

Marilyn Monheaux Jul 26th, 2010 10:12 PM

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I guess the chat thread wasn't good enough.:tears:

Jacey Jul 26th, 2010 10:23 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by VirginMary (Post 18213809)
I guess the chat thread wasn't good enough.:tears:

WHAT :eek:


Did I miss it, we can close this biatch down..just lead the way ;)

Marilyn Monheaux Jul 26th, 2010 10:26 PM

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I was juuuuuuuust kidding.;)

We do have a chat thread, but it's been pretty much M.I.A recently, so why not have a off-topic thread.:shrug: The more, the merrier or sth like that.:lol:

Jovana. Jul 26th, 2010 10:28 PM

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we actually have 2 other chat threads :haha: :bowdown:

Marilyn Monheaux Jul 26th, 2010 10:29 PM

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Labertanten.:lol:

JamieOwen3 Jul 26th, 2010 10:36 PM

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b4 yooooou my whole life was acapella :haha:

Jovana. Jul 26th, 2010 10:37 PM

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^ random :haha: :bowdown:

I'm hungry :tears:

Jacey Jul 26th, 2010 10:38 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jovana. (Post 18213858)
we actually have 2 other chat threads :haha: :bowdown:



:lol:


great, thanks for the heads up :yeah:

Lefty. Jul 26th, 2010 10:39 PM

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We'll just make this the twitter thread I guess? :p

Jovana. Jul 26th, 2010 10:40 PM

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we can make it the twitter/msn/anything else thread

Jacey Jul 26th, 2010 10:42 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Lefty. (Post 18213884)
We'll just make this the twitter thread I guess? :p

sorry...we're outa control in here :p

oh I can change the name(thread) if u guys want?



by the way, can someone tell me how to get one of those cool backgrounds on twitter? I could figure it out on my own but why do that when you have great peeps like you guys around to help out :D

JamieOwen3 Jul 26th, 2010 10:48 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jovana. (Post 18213878)
^ random :haha: :bowdown:

I'm hungry :tears:


:lol: kelis was all african chick on my tv i had to be random ;) is maria on now that radwanska has just won her match?

JamieOwen3 Jul 26th, 2010 10:52 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Jacey (Post 18213892)
sorry...we're outa control in here :p

oh I can change the name(thread) if u guys want?



by the way, can someone tell me how to get one of those cool backgrounds on twitter? I could figure it out on my own but why do that when you have great peeps like you guys around to help out :D


which kind? all i do is change the settings and use my own BG

and WTF? IS AZARENKA TALKING ABOUT MARIA ON HER TWITTER?



@vika7 - Hey guys! How is everyone! Me and Masha play doubles today! Next on! Let's go

Marilyn Monheaux Jul 26th, 2010 10:53 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JamieOwen3 (Post 18213921)
:lol: kelis was all african chick on my tv i had to be random ;) is maria on now that radwanska has just won her match?

Whut? masha doesn't play tonight.:lol:


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