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  • Cydia Gets a Sweet Plug in the Washington Post


    Although it seems like there's already an iPhone app for almost any practical (or impractical) purpose imaginable, the App Store has a penchant for disallowing many proposed apps from reaching the holy grail that is their digital storefront.

    As we know, for all the apps that Apple doesn't want us to have, there is Cydia. And even though the existence of Cydia isn't news to us, it was probably news to many this morning when the Washington Post gave a surprising mainstream plug for the third party App Store alternative.

    The piece was picked up from Mike Keller of PC World and is very pro-jailbreaking. Great plugs for three popular taboo apps:

    iBlacklist
    : an app that enables users to automatically block calls from those placed on your personal blacklist.

    MXTube
    : a true blessing of an app that lets us download YouTube videos to our mobile device to watch in any coverage dead zone

    Winterboard
    : an app that lets us jailbreakers install personally created themes or download any of hundreds to choose from through Cydia.

    To check out the article, visit: No App Store, No Cry: Great Apps You'll Only Get By Jailbreaking Your iPhone
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Cydia Gets a Sweet Plug in the Washington Post started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 21 Comments
    1. Chase817's Avatar
      Chase817 -
      Awesome first news story! Keep it up!
    1. Ticko's Avatar
      Ticko -
      pretty sweet our little world is exploding into the real world especially in the Washington Post!!
    1. Simeon28's Avatar
      Simeon28 -
      great in your face apple!xD
    1. iPhoneMuscle's Avatar
      iPhoneMuscle -
      iPhone is HOOOOOOT!
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      Good things, good things...
    1. redmagic's Avatar
      redmagic -
      Let the world knows Jailbreaking are sexy ...........
    1. Melech518's Avatar
      Melech518 -
      Great! Go Saurik!!
    1. A_DuB187's Avatar
      A_DuB187 -
      That's great news! The "word" is getting out about Cydia and it's about time!
    1. angiepangie's Avatar
      angiepangie -
      Awesome
      But why MxTube and not Yourtube?
    1. begin607's Avatar
      begin607 -
      very nice...
    1. Deljonw's Avatar
      Deljonw -
      now thats awesome!
    1. shabz_de_don's Avatar
      shabz_de_don -
      nice to know that this community is being heard everywhere now!

      JAILBREAKER FTW!!!!

      BTW FANTASTIC FIRST ARTICLE!!!!!
      keep it up!
    1. PlatoTheForms's Avatar
      PlatoTheForms -
      This will sure increase jailbreaking or atleast open people's mind, and see that apple lies when they say "jailbreaking" itself messes up the phone.

      Also, the more people know about jailbreaking, the less likely it is for apple to release future firmware updates that permanently crash jailbroken phones(I'm sure they've contemplated about that).
    1. bengo's Avatar
      bengo -
      Quote Originally Posted by angiepangie View Post
      Awesome
      But why MxTube and not Yourtube?
      MxTube came first!
    1. smuggler's Avatar
      smuggler -
      beautimus, strictly, beautimus. to hell with all you non-jailbreakers.

      but i'd rather it not get too mainstream. they might take it away from us all.
    1. hot sause's Avatar
      hot sause -
      congratulation Cydia
    1. rwin84's Avatar
      rwin84 -
      Keep on rockin' Jay!
    1. DylanYo's Avatar
      DylanYo -
      Great story.
      It seems like you are going to fit in just right here
    1. mdc929's Avatar
      mdc929 -
      wont the world blow up now with more publicity towards jailbreaking
    1. sLevin1fo's Avatar
      sLevin1fo -
      I remember that the first real exposure of a Jailbroken iPhone was on SNL or MAD TV. There is a skit about the iPhone and you could clearly see "Installer", RIP by the way, on the home screen.

      Viva La Jailbreaks!!!