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Dave Winer's first encounters with the Macintosh

guest post Dave Winer's ThinkTank outliner was among the first wave of Macintosh software products. It was love at first sight, but Winer believes the Mac stopped short of where it could have gone.

By January 24, 2014


A conversation with the first PlayStation Vita hacker

In an exclusive talk with Crave, a person associated with the first group to hack the Sony PlayStation Vita tells us how and why it happened, and what to expect as they develop the exploit.

By September 6, 2012


Dual Core rocks the 'nerdcore' hip hop stylings (Q&A)

45 Minutes on IM: CNET sits down for a dissection of songs like "My Girlfriend's a Hacker"--and to find out how a Cincinnati programmer became one of the most popular geek rappers around.

By March 28, 2011


Sony: PS3 hacker GeoHot fled to South America

Sony says PS3 hacker George Hotz has fled the country, but Hotz says he's only on vacation.

By March 23, 2011


About the root user in Activity Monitor

Even though the root account is "disabled" by default in OS X, you will still see many system processes running under this account when you open Activity Monitor, which might be confusing to some people.

By February 7, 2011


Radio UserLand 8.0.5

Although Blogger Pro offers better features, Radio UserLand makes it simple to post blog entries and gather news from around the Web. Use this tool for a blog that focuses on news and commentary.

By April 4, 2002

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PwnageTool jailbreaks 4.1 devices, Apple TV 2

New jailbreak combines multiple exploits to allow loading of custom firmware packages onto any iDevice running iOS 4.1, makes apps for Apple TV 2 possible.

By October 20, 2010


Dev-Team shows jailbreak for 2nd-gen Apple TV

Shatter exploit allows the Apple TV to run non-Apple-certified apps, and the exploit might be hard for Apple to patch.

By October 1, 2010


What we Craved this week: iPads, iPhone OS 4

We promise that in two or three more weeks, we'll shut up about the iPad. Promise. But for now, it's the Apple of our eye.

By April 10, 2010


Latest iPhone jailbreaks could work on iPad, too

Could the iPad be jailbreakable on its first day, or even in the store?

By April 1, 2010