Redbox has a new video streaming app, but it won't work if your iOS device is jailbroken.
Indeed, Apple's $99 AppleTV is a limited box that runs on iOS — it lacks features other than video streaming. As always, the crafty hacking community is stepping up to the plate once again to unofficially make Apple products more useful with a variety of functions — the latest integrating a web browser and Last.fm support.
In recent years, if a gadget could be "jailbroken" or hacked to run code that the manufacturer or provider didn't approve, it instantly gained geek cred. T-Mobile's newest smartphone, the G2 is receiving large heaps of praise for its solid and spacious keyboard, smooth Android OS and a solid camera with flash. Techies have now learned that when you try to modify its software, the phone automatically resets to factory settings.
Add Flash to the list of things a jailbroken iPhone can do that a handset flying the Apple flag can't. A "black market" app called Frash will enable the service on your iPhone, paving the way for you to enjoy all the free games, video and more that runs on Flash.
Much to Apple's chagrin, jailbreaking your iPhone isn't illegal anymore. What's more, Apple's maintained that doing so will lessen the handset's functionality. Will it act a little different? Yes. Will it do less? Absolutely not.