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What Is iOS Jailbreaking?

Jailbreaking originally means prison escaping. Nowadays it has an expanded meaning in iOS jailbreaking which is the process of removing the limitations imposed by Apple on devices running the iOS through the use of hardware/software exploits, such as iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and second generation Apple TV,etc. Jailbreaking allows iOS users to gain root access to the operating system, allowing them to download additional applications, extensions, and themes unavailable on the official Apple App Store. The name refers to breaking the device out of its “jail”, which is a technical term used in Unix-style systems. A jailbroken iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad running iOS can still use the App Store, iTunes, and other normal functions.

Jailbreaking is necessary if the user intends to run software not authorized by Apple. Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, although Apple has announced that the practice “can violate the warranty”, jailbreaking iPhones is legal in the United States.

Advantages and disadvantages for jailbreaking
1. Expanding the feature set limited by Apple and Apple App Store.
Most jailbreaking tools automatically install Cydia, a native iOS APT client used for finding and installing software for jailbroken iOS devices. Users install these programs for purposes including personalization and customization of the interface, adding desired features and fixing annoyances, and making development work on the device easier
2. Use of handset on multiple networks
Jailbreaking also opens the possibility for using software to unofficially unlock iPhones so that they can be used with other devices. Software-based unlocks have been available since several years ago, with each tool applying to a specific iPhone model and baseband version (or multiple models and versions).
3. Censorship
Some users look for software beyond the App Store to express opposition to Apple’s censorship of content through the app approval process. For example, in early 2010, Apple banned an app submitted by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, Mark Fiore, because it “ridiculed public figures”, in violation of Section 3.3.14 of the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement. Apple later called Fiore and asked him to resubmit his app for approval. In late 2010, Apple banned the use of apps that allowed users to donate money to non-profit organization and charities. Apple also banned a WikiLeaks app, stating it “violated their developer guidelines”). As the list of banned apps continues to grow, some users have found jailbreaking to be a viable alternative to Apple’s censorship of content.
4. Shortcoming
Installing software published beyond the App Store has the potential to affect battery life and system stability if the software is poorly optimized or frequently uses resource-draining services (such as 3G or Wi-Fi).

Jailbreaking tools

Have you made a general understanding about iOS Jailbreaking? There is another usefull app for Apple devices: DVD to iPad Converter.

Free Way to Rip DVD to iPad on Mac

We have talked about how to convert DVD to iPad with DVD to iPad Converter. But it’s not free. For anybody that doesn’t want to download and pay for a DVD ripper app, there is a much better way to achieve the same results. This article will show you a free way to rip DVD to iPad in general instead of step by step.

Both VLC Media Player and Handbrake are necessary. And the two programs are totally free. VLC is used to play and save the DVD data to a file, and Handbrake can convert it to a compressed video format compatible with iPad.

Before ripping DVD to iPad, you’d better get familiar with the two programs separately. Therefore, this method is fit for those people who have some knowledge of video conversion. There are lots of output video settings, but “H.264 video” and “AAC audio” are the recommended formats in Handbrake.

As seen from the screen grab below, HandBrake is really a capable video encoder. It can support many input video resources, such as the ripped DVD file saved with VLC Player, and convert them to the desired output formats. There are lots of options for video, audio, and even some detailed information such as creating movie chapters. You can customize the output video parameters, e.g. video format (i.e. H.264 Main Profile), quality (i.e. the bit-rate), advanced options like 2-pass encoding.

Apparently, this free method is much more complicated and takes longer time, but it could produce better quality of output video because the two programs have analyzed the source video twice and can make quite appropriate decisions on how to convert it. What’s more, you can take this method to rip CSS encrypted DVDs as well.

After the conversion is completed successfully, you should sync converted video to iPad with iTunes.

As the proverb saying “every coin has two sides”, this method is free, but the conversion is much too complicated. Although it is more convenient to use DVD to iPad Converter, the program is not free. You can choose any method in accordance with personal preference.

How to Enjoy RAW Images on iPad?

You may shot photos in RAW format in your daily life. The RAW format keeps all details of your photos while the jpeg format is loss compressed image.
If you import RAW images to iPad via iTunes, iTunes will convert it to jpeg files. In that case, you could not enjoy original RAW images on iPad.

In order to view orginal RAW images on iPad, you need an accessory called Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit available on Apple online store for $29.00

The advantages of iPad Camera Connection Kit:
1. You can transfer images from SD card to iPad directly without PC or iTunes. When you shot lots of photos, it is quite convenient for you to view images on iPad.
2. You can import RAW image to iPad, and iPad will show the original RAW images instead of compressed JPEG.
The disadvantage of iPad Camera Connection Kit:
You need to set aside much space for RAW images.

Features of iPad Camera Connection Kit:
The iPad Camera Connection Kit offers two ways to import photos and videos from a digital camera: using the USB cable of camera or from SD card directly. iPad and the Camera Connection Kit support standard photo formats, including JPEG and RAW; and SD and HD video formats, including H.264 and MPEG-4.
It’s so easy to download photos and videos from digital camera to iPad with the iPad Camera Connection Kit that you can view them on iPad and share them with family and friends at the same time.

The kit includes two connectors, each with different interfaces:

1. The Camera Connector features a USB interface. Just plug it into the dock connector port on iPad, and then attach your digital camera or iPhone except for iPhone 3G with a USB cable (not included).
2. Use the SD Card Reader to import photos and videos directly from SD card of camera. Connect the kit to iPad, and then insert your digital SD card into the slot.

After you have made the connection, the Photos app will open automatically. You can select which photo or video to import, and then organize them into albums. When you sync iPad to PC or Mac, the photos and videos on iPad are added to the photo library on yourcomputer.

There are more Topics about iPad:
1> fantastic photo slideshow on iPad

If you have many photos on iPad, and you would like to share them with your family and friends on HDTV, on Facebook, on YouTube, etc. please check out the greatest iPad slideshow app

Photo Gallery on iPad:

iPad Photo Gallery Viewer App:

2> Enjoying DVD on iPad

DVD to iPad converter for Windows:              DVD to iPad converter for Mac:

I order to watch DVD movie on iPad, you need to convert DVD to iPad video files firstly. Then transfer it to iPad with iTunes.
The download website both for Mac & Windows:http://convert-dvd-ipad.com/download.php


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