After making its debut in London, JailbreakCon hit the west coast of the United States last year, bringing iOS hackers and other members of the jailbreak community together in San Francisco’s California Conference Center.
This year, it’s hitting the east coast. WWJC 2013 will be held at the Raddison Hotel in New Rochelle, New York, about 30 minutes from Manhattan, on August 23rd and 24th. And if you’re interested, tickets just went on sale… Read More
Mark your calendars folks, the JailbreakCon team has just announced the date and location for their next big event: WWJC 2013. It looks like next year’s World Wide Jailbreak Convention is going to once again be in the United States, except it’s on the East Coast this time… Read More
I went to JailbreakCon full of good intentions. I was going to live tweet the event, I was going to write posts about every speak, and I was going to interview as many speakers as I could. As it turned out, I did none of that. Instead, I soaked in as much as I could from everyone around me. I did what I hadn’t done for a long time: I socialized!
When I say that I socialized, I’m not saying that I pretended to be friends with some people I mostly knew on Twitter. No, I actually lived with these people for three days, learned about their lives, their habits, and their personality. I learned about the real “them”, not the image they sometimes give of them on Twitter or IRC.
This is the story of my three days at the epicenter of the jailbreak community. You won’t learn anything here about the iOS 6 jailbreak, because what happens at JailbreakCon stays at JailbreakCon, but hopefully, you will get a glimpse a the other side of the jailbreak community… Read More
iOS hacker extraordinaire, and my new friend since this week, pod2g just took the stage at JailbreakCon. After going over who he is and his hacking CV, pod2g went on to explain how he came up with Absinthe, his iOS 5.1.1 untethered jailbreak.
But the question that was on everybody’s mind was “when are you coming up with an iOS 6 jailbreak”… Read More
Today at WWJC, Joshua Tucker revealed a new tweak that he created in collaboration with fellow developer, Kyle Howells. The tweak — Emblem — is an iPad exclusive that brings OS X inspired notifications to iOS.
Emblem features smooth animations, and swipe to dismiss among other things. Take a look inside as we give you a sneak peak of Emblem via our video walkthrough… Read More
The idea of iMessage is great. It allows you to easily chat with friends and family across all iOS devices and Macs without incurring SMS fees from carriers.
Though iMessage is extremely convenient, it does have plenty of opportunities for improvement, which isn’t surprising, considering it’s only been out for a little over a year. But Apple has been steadily making improvements, for instance, the latest update to OS X, allows Mac users to sync iMessages sent and received from phone numbers.
Another major issue that iMessage runs into is organization. For example, if you’re chatting with a friend that has three separate iMessage ID’s, each chat started with each individual ID will result in a new iMessage thread for that contact. That’s a total of three threads, just to talk to a single contact. This, obviously, can become extremely disconcerting when trying to carry on a conversation. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could easily combine messages by contact, instead of iMessage ID?
That’s the exact premise behind Merge — a new jailbreak tweak from developers Joshua Tucker, and Andrew Richardson. Take a look inside as we explain how Merge works… Read More
For those of you who won’t be able to make it to JailbreakCon in San Francisco this year, you won’t have to feel left behind as the event is being streamed live.
I was able to experience first hand that the wifi situation at the venue isn’t very ideal so you might have to deal with some lagging and images freezing, but we can all agree that it’s better than nothing.
The event will start streaming here starting at 9am sharp…
JailbreakCon is less than 48 hours away, and as a sponsor, I will be representing the iDB team at the event. I’ll be the first to admit that the workshops will be over my head but we plan to get some face to face time with some of the speakers to learn more about who they are and what they do.
Among the most acclaimed speakers, we expect to talk to Saurik, Ryan Petrich, P0sixninja, iH8Sn0w, pod2g, and more. We already have a few questions we’d like to ask them but we were thinking that you might have some questions to ask them too… Read More
If you haven’t grabbed your tickets for this year’s JailbreakCon event, you may want to hurry up and do that. The largest jailbreak-centric convention on the planet is coming to San Francisco, California in just two short months.
As most of you know, JailbreakCon, the world’s largest jailbreak conference, will be taking place in the USA later this year. Hackers, developers and enthusiasts will all gather in San Francisco on September 29th to talk about, what else, jailbreaking.
And for those of you that are under the impression that this is going to be just a tiny get-together, think again. The WWJC (WorldWide Jailbreak Convention) crew just posted a video of a tour inside the convention’s massive 13,500 square foot venue… Read More
The Word Wide Jailbreak Convention is scheduled to take place in San Francisco, on September 29th. A few high profile iOS devs are already lined up to speak or attend, and word on the street is that some iDB staffers will also be there, me included.
As an official sponsor, we work pretty closely with the whole JailbreakCon team. The guys have been really generous with us so far as they’ve sent us hats, t-shirts, and skins for iPhone.
Today, they take this one step further and are partnering up with us to give away some JailbreakCon gear and tickets to iDB readers… Read More
Ever since the creation of iDB back in 2008, we have been focusing on everything jailbreak. We sure love reporting on news, rumors, and sharing tips and tricks, but the essence, the core of iDownloadBlog, is its devotion to the jailbreak community. That’s what we love to do. That’s in our DNA.
Our comprehensive and in depth coverage of everything jailbreak is probably the reason why you started reading us in the first place, and chances are, that’s probably one of the reasons why you’re still reading us today.
As a testament of our commitment to the jailbreaking cause, I am proud to announce today that iDownloadBlog is an exclusive sponsor of JailbreakCon 2012, the first jailbreak convention to ever take place in the United States… Read More
We told you yesterday that JailbreakCon 2012, set to take place in San Francisco this time around, is to go ahead on September 29th. We also told you about a raft of speakers who will aim to try and replicate the success of last year’s event, held in London. Now we’re here to tell you about the availability of tickets, along with an early bird deal for those wishing to get in nice and early.
Available to order right now from the JailbreakCon website, tickets start at $65 as part of that early bird deal, with discounts available for multiple orders. There is also a discount for those wishing to order a VIP ticket, with $155 getting you preferential seating, entry into competitions and a JailbreakCon WWJC goody bag amongst other things… Read More
Last Summer marked the world’s first ever jailbreak convention, MyGreatFest. Taking place in London, UK, the conference allowed hackers, developers, and fans to hang out and talk about one of their common passions — jailbreaking.
With appearances from the Chronic Dev Team, Saurik and other notable speakers, the first conference was a resounding success. And now under its new name, JailbreakCon, the team is looking to build on that success with a USA-based event… Read More