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Crosstalk for webOS enables easy Wi-Fi file sharing between devices

HP is holding a big webOS shindig tomorrow, and we're hoping that means the release of webOS 2 for the original Pre, Pre Plus and Pixi is imminent. Why? Because it means all webOS users will get to enjoy some slick, new apps like Crosstalk. Designed for the new OS, Crosstalk enables users to share files from their webOS devices with nearby friends (who also happen to be using a webOS 2 device)....

Chevron WP7 jailbreak to be disabled by Windows Phone 7 update

The public download for Chevron WP7 -- the jailbreak/sideloading tool for Windows Phone 7 devices -- didn't remain up for long. After initial discussions with Microsoft and a revelation that Redmond was OK with "official homebrew development," the Chevron team decided to take the app offline. It's still floating around, of course, and still being used by developers -- though that may soon change....

Sony sues iPhone jailbreaker Geohot over PS3 firmware 3.55 hack

Seems like it's PlayStation morning! Just two days after the release of a PlayStation 3 jailbreak for firmware version 3.55, Sony is suing the creators -- one of which is none other than Geohot (pictured right), of iPhone limera1n jailbreak infamy. Both the root keys that made the jailbreak possible, and the jailbreak itself, have been removed from Geohot's website, pending a decision from the...

First homebrew app for Windows Phone 7 brings custom ringtones

Not being able to set your own custom ringtones in Windows Phone 7 is one of the fledgling OS' confusing little design choices. While custom tones are rumored to be part of the January WP7 update, that's just a rumor for the moment -- and you might want to set Heartbreak Armageddon as your ringer right now. Chris Walshie -- part of the team behind the now-vanished Chevron WP7 unlocker -- has...

ChevronWP7, the Windows Phone 7 unlocking tool, has been axed

In a rather unprecedented (but not unexpected) show of graciousness, the developers of ChevronWP7 have decided to cease all development of the tool. It has also been pulled from the site -- you can no longer download it. The developers talked with Brandon Watson, Director of Windows Phone 7 Developer Experience, and emerged with the conclusion that Microsoft is amenable to official homebrew...

Hacker gets native code to run on Windows Phone 7 -- will a jailbreak follow?

It seems, thanks to one of Samsung's recent additions to the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, that a jailbreak of Microsoft's latest mobile platform might come a lot sooner than anticipated. In a high-tech plot twist that even mother could've predicted, it turns out that Windows Phone 7 can run native code! Until today, it was thought that WP7 apps could only be written in Silverlight, an...

HP: homebrew apps for webOS are OK with us!

One thing I love about my Palm Pre is that I'm able to run homebrew apps without performing any firmware surgery on it. Thanks to Preware (et al) the apps are easy to find, easy to install, and a select few, like Internalz, have become some of my most-used. I'm not the only one who seems to like homebrew apps. HP, it turns out, thinks they're pretty cool, too. They agree with a recent post from...

webOS homebrew brings DOOM to the Palm Pre

If you've used a Palm Pre, you're probably wondering just what's possible with the webOS developer SDK. Over the last few updates, it would appear that Palm are really working to bump the number of technologies available for games -- and the homebrew community has been busy looking at the updates to figure out what's available. Over the Christmas break, the folks at Pre Central noticed that...

Mod your PSP the easy way

In our last column, we covered the history behind the PSP homebrew scene. We hope that this has whetted your appetite, because today we will show you how you can enjoy the homebrew phenomenon on your own PSP! As with any community created technology, PSP homebrew can be overwhelming, especially when you are new to it. Many people become confused and frustrated when searching for information on...

Download Squad Week in Review

Whether you're looking for a beta invitation code to a hot new service, tips on making the most of your email service, or a Valentine's day present for that special someone in your life, we've got you covered. Here are some of our favorite Download Squad articles from the week that was. Invites for Digsby and SugarSync This week we looked at two new services in private beta. Digsby is desktop...

Introduction to PSP Homebrew

The Playstation Portable is a jack of all trades. It plays music, videos, browses the Internet, and plays games. However, for an increasing number of people, this still isn't enough. With its powerful dual-processor configuration and Memory Stick Pro Duo slot, the PSP is a pocket powerhouse, capable of much more than just gaming and multimedia. This is where the homebrew community comes in. With...

Wii would like to hack

Hacking game consoles to run homebrew code is all the rage these days, but until recently, Wii owners were only able to join the fun with software that ran in Gamecube mode, which was a serious limitation. No longer! At the 24th Annual Chaos Communication Congress, a homebrew developer presented a hacked Wii running native code in Wii mode. By analyzing memory dumps from a modified Wii, they...

BeerMeister: the app beermakers use when they're not drinking beer

Mr. Stuff got tired of looking for decent homebrewing software and decided to write his own. BeerMeister is an all-in-one tool for making the perfect homebrew. It got a collection of pre-made recipe templates (for bock, ale, etc.), a log book, and XML recipe exporter. Could you roll your own version with Filemaker or Excel? Perhaps. But first you'd have to sober up, wouldn't you? Right now it's...