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Hacker for hire: pod2g offers his services in development and research security

Well-known member of the jailbreak community pod2g has been grabbing a lot of headlines lately, but not for his usual iOS exploiting efforts. The 30-something French hacker recently released his first iOS app: podDJ.

Now that the app’s complete, pod2g is looking to tackle his next project. And if you happen to have something that you’re working on that you think could benefit from his special skill sets, he’s offering up his services…

Hands-on with pod2g’s first App Store app, podDJ

When someone mentions the name pod2g, likely the first thing that comes to your mind is jailbreaking the iPhone. That, obviously, makes sense, when you consider that pod2g was one of the primary reasons we’ve been able to jailbreak our iOS device’s in the past. His ingenuity provided us with jailbreaks for the iPhone 4S and iPad 3, and many are hoping that he can work his same magic on the iPhone 5 along with iOS 6.

But cast aside those thoughts of jailbreaking for a moment. Forget the hacks, apps, and tweaks that we’re benefitted with because of pod2g’s hard work. Instead, try to focus on the legendary hacker’s latest endeavor. Admittedly, it’s a bit of a departure from the norm, but pod2g has created an official app that he’s currently selling on Apple’s App Store.

While pod2g, known amongst family and friends as Cyril, isn’t the first known hacker to release an official app to Apple’s ecosystem, he is by far the most prominent member of the jailbreak community to do so. And the thing is, this isn’t just some random app that people will buy only because of the developer behind the project. No, this is a legitimate attempt that’s been well coded and well designed, and it should sell on merit alone.

As you’ve already seen from our previous post, podDJ is the name of the app, and it’s an iPad release that allows you to DJ directly from your device. Of course, we’ve gone hands-on with podDJ on video, so be sure to check inside for the full synopsis…

Pod2g’s first iOS app, podDJ, lands tomorrow in the US

Famous iOS hacker pod2g, the brains behind a ton of jailbreak releases, including the untethered Absinth 2.0 for iOS 5.1.1, is releasing podDJ tomorrow, his very first App Store submission. Akin to Algoriddim’s dj apps, podDJ is basically a DJing software that lets you mix and scratch music tracks from the iTunes library on your iPad tablet.

It has a gorgeous user interface and pod2g claims it will be the snappiest iOS DJing app, thanks to a sound output latency of just five milliseconds, OpenGL refresh rate of 60Hz and literally zero latency cue points and zero latency key locks, resulting in unique touch to sound reactivity…

UPDATE: PodDJ is now in the App Store in the US too. Download it now!

Pod2g calls for Apple to open up iOS for tweaks and themes

Well known iOS hacker pod2g went on a bit of a rant on Twitter today regarding the current state of iOS. The security expert says that he’s seeing a lot of his ‘geek friends’ migrate from iOS to Android, and he wants to see Apple open up its mobile platform to help stop the bleeding.

He points out that there are no technical issues preventing Apple from allowing developers to submit tweaks or themes — it would just need to enlarge its API/SDK. And it would be able to review them just like they do with App Store submissions before approving them for iOS…

A rare interview with famous iOS hacker pod2g

I met pod2g for the first time a few months ago at JailbreakCon. Before meeting him, I was a bit nervous because the man was already a legend in the jailbreak community. Besides his accomplishments, all I knew about Cyril (his real name) was that, like me, he was French.

Over the course of 4 days, Cyril and I became friends and learned about each other. We didn’t talk much about jailbreaking. Instead, we were just having casual talks about everything and just about anything. During that time, I was able to see Cyril interact with other people. Despite the fact that he is as close as it gets to gaining the rock star status, Cyril was incredibly humble, friendly, and accessible to everyone who would walk by to talk to him.

Cyril and I have stayed in touch ever since, exchanging a few messages here and there, checking out each other’s projects. Today, he agrees to answer a few questions for iDownloadBlog readers in this rare interview…

Hackers talk iOS 6 jailbreak in HITB panel discussion

A little over a month ago, Pod2g, MuscleNerd and other hackers held a panel discussion at the Hack in the Box conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. A few topics were mentioned, but the focus of the talk was jailbreaking.

We already posted a 30 minute excerpt from the discussion, but it was missing some interesting stuff. So we were happy to see a video of the full hour-long talk uploaded yesterday, and we’ve got it for you after the break…

Watch pod2g, MuscleNerd and others in HITB iOS panel discussion

Earlier this month, we told you about an interesting panel discussion that was going to take place at the Hack in the Box conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The panel consisted of MuscleNerd, pod2g, and other well known hackers. And they were going to be discussing iOS security.

But if you missed the live stream, never fear. The folks over at HITBSecConf have uploaded a video of the entire 30 minute long discussion and we’ve got it posted for you after the break. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s really worth watching. There’s a lot of interesting jailbreaking info…

Pod2g, MuscleNerd and others to take part in HITB discussion panel

Hot on the heels of last week’s JailbreakCon convention, another event is set to take place on October 11th featuring some prominent members of the jailbreaking community.

On October 11th, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, MuscleNerd, pod2g and other well-known hackers will take part in a discussion panel at this year’s Hack in the Box conference…

The tale of my three days at the epicenter of the jailbreak community

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…

pod2g at JailbreakCon: there is no iOS 6 jailbreak

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”…

pod2g: I’m not working on a jailbreak for iOS 6

With the recent release of iOS 6, many jailbreakers have held back on the update so they can keep enjoying their favorite tweaks. Looking at conversations on iDB and Twitter, it appears that most jailbreakers are anxious to get on iOS 6, but not at the expense of their jailbreak. Those that find themselves in this situation are now patiently waiting for a jailbreak to be released.

Though there is definitely encouraging news on the iOS 6 jailbreak front, an untethered jailbreak as yet to be released. Pouring some cold water on everybody’s hope, iOS hacker pod2g confirmed on Twitter today that he is not working on a jailbreak for iOS 6…