Jailbreaking: it's just for hackers and folks who want cheap tethering, right?
That was certainly my thinking. After all, the arrival of iOS 5 (a mere seven months ago, believe it or not) brought a lot of the features that drove users to jailbreak in the first place, features like folders and a notification screen and wireless syncing.
So it was with some skepticism that I viewed Jailbreak Matrix's 100 reasons to jailbreak your iPhone, a new video that identifies and/or demonstrates a bevy of tweaks, themes, and apps accessible to jailbreakers.
And you know what? It's mighty convincing. Most of the "reasons" fly by too quickly, especially those that appear in 1-2-3 text lists, but there are enough compelling cutscenes that you almost can't help but rethink the idea.
It doesn't hurt that the video looks and sounds quite professional, not unlike an extended Apple commercial. There's even a comely lass who appears in the beginning and again at the end, where she reminds viewers that "jailbreaking is 100 percent safe, 100 percent legal, and 100 percent free." (Never mind that some jailbreak apps aren't free, and others might violate your carrier's ... [Read more]