Apple makes jailbreaking much harder with iOS 5

Apple has added extra security features in iOS 5 that will make it much harder for hackers to safely jailbreak their iPhones, according to the high-profile jailbreakers at Dev-Team Blog. Apple’s changes will make it harder to roll back to an older version of iOS if jailbreaking goes bad.

Sony settles PlayStation 3 jailbreaking case

Sony has settled its lawsuit against hacker George “Geohot” Hotz for circumventing the security system of the PlayStation 3 video game console.

First Windows Phone 7 jailbreak tool released

Microsoft’s fledgling mobile operating system, Windows Phone 7, managed to be live for little over a month before somebody released a jailbreak tool for the OS. Three men have just done that, as Rafael Rivera, Chris Walsh and Long Zheng put out the ChevronWP7 yesterday, an executable file that allows users to sideload apps to a Windows Phone 7 phone – making it possible to install software on the devices without going through Microsoft’s official Windows Marketplace.

Hackers open the the door for apps on the new Apple TV

If you were disappointed by the lack of apps in the new $99 Apple  TV, now you have another option: The iPhone Dev team, a group known for its timely iPhone operating system hacks, has confirmed that it can jailbreak the new Apple TV — opening the door for apps and other tweaks on the device.

Apple applies for patent to kill jailbroken iPhones

Apple evidently wants to have a killswitch to disable “jailbroken” iPhones. That could piss off users of the popular method for running unauthorized software on an iPhone.