Heard about that Airplay technology from Apple that lets you wireless stream the media content from iOS devices to your Apple TV, its getting a upgrade without involving Apple. For Kelly McAteer and Eric Govoruhk the 720p streaming limit in Airplay was just not enough, hence they built they own setup which lets you stream the content from iPad 2 in all the 1080p goodness, can check it out in action below :
Some part of their adventure from Macrumours :
Basically, we were tasked with the coming up with ideas that could help a client with their presentations. Sometimes they run Keynote Presentations on a Mac, and sometimes they run Keynote Presentations on an iPad using a VGA adapter. While I liked how mobile you could get doing it off an iPad, you’re still literally tethered by the cable running to the the A/V equipment. I knew there had to be some sort of solution, but sadly there wasn’t, at least not all in one place. So I started looking at combining different solutions, and luckily, not many were needed. The core components are the wireless HDMI transmitter, and a USB battery pack
Kudos to the both guys and if you own a Apple TV in your home, this might be of some interest.
Well the jailbreak for iPad iOS 3.2.2 version is here aptly named as “Limera1n“. If you are looking to jailbreak your iPad, please follow the how-to-guide from redmond pie.
Personally not much of a jailbreak fan
With jailbreak for 3.2.1 not in sight, there is news coming from the all so famous dev team(behind the iPhone jailbreak and unlocking). Apparently they have found a new exploit in which will work with iPad as well along with iPhone4 & iPod Touch 4G.
Not sure which exact iPad iOS version they are talking about but these developments does bring some hope for people who have been waiting to jailbreak their iPad. Ofcourse you can always jailbreak your iPad using Spirit considering you have not updated to 3.2.1 and further.
Everyone knows about the Apple’s dislike for jailbreaking their devices which started from iPhone, followed to iPod Touch and now iPad. While digging through Apple support docs, I found this one where they are clearly mentioning that any one playing with the jailbreak thingy on iPad can be subjected to instability, disruption of services, and other issues. Article can be found embedded below, if you want to check it out at Apple’s website, use this link.
As designed by Apple, the iPhone OS ensures that the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch operate reliably. Some customers have not understood the risks of installing software that makes unauthorized modifications to the iPhone OS (“jailbreaking”) on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Customers who have installed software that makes these modifications have encountered numerous problems in the operation of their hacked iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Examples of issues caused by these unauthorized modifications to the iPhone OS have included the following:
Device and application instability: Frequent and unexpected crashes of the device, crashes and freezes of built-in apps and third-party apps, and loss of data.
Unreliable voice and data: Dropped calls, slow or unreliable data connections, and delayed or inaccurate location data.
Disruption of services: Services such as Visual Voicemail, YouTube, Weather, and Stocks have been disrupted or no longer work on the device. Additionally, third-party apps that use the Apple Push Notification Service have had difficulty receiving notifications or received notifications that were intended for a different hacked device. Other push-based services such as MobileMe and Exchange have experienced problems synchronizing data with their respective servers.
Compromised security: Security compromises have been introduced by these modifications that could allow hackers to steal personal information, damage the device, attack the wireless network, or introduce malware or viruses.
Shortened battery life: The hacked software has caused an accelerated battery drain that shortens the operation of an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch on a single battery charge.
Inability to apply future software updates: Some unauthorized modifications have caused damage to the iPhone OS that is not repairable. This can result in the hacked iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch becoming permanently inoperable when a future Apple-supplied iPhone OS update is installed.
Apple strongly cautions against installing any software that hacks the iPhone OS. It is also important to note that unauthorized modification of the iPhone OS is a violation of the iPhone end-user license agreement and because of this, Apple may deny service for an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch that has installed any unauthorized software.
After months of teasing jailbreak videos, the ‘Spirit‘ jailbreak for iPad is available for download. Although the untethered jailbreak doesn’t seem to be in “beta” stage for iPad.
Note: On iPad, all this is still sort of beta. Some packages in Cydia, not designed for iPad, might screw up your system and require you to restore. Be careful. (And no, Cydia’s appearance is not final.)
If you are adventurous enough to try it on your iPad, please head over to the Spirit Jailbreak Download Site.