There has been a lot of chatter recently about a new permanent unlock solution for the Apple iPhone 4 and other iPhone models. It works pretty much like any other standard cell phone unlocking service — you pay a fee and send over your IMEI, and a code is then generated that you input into your device. However, with Apple, things don’t quite work that way. The unlocking is done directly through iTunes, and while we’re not sure how third parties are adding IMEIs to Apple’s system, we have confirmed first-hand that the service does work flawlessly. Of note: just as someone can add an IMEI to the database to whitelist your iPhone, it can also be removed just as easily, which will then re-lock your iPhone as soon as it’s connected to iTunes. Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Sorry, Stevie… it looks like your plan to keep Flash off iOS devices just hit another speed bump. We know Apple claims performance issues are the reason Flash is nowhere to be found on iOS devices — and we can’t say we disagree with the company’s assessment, in some cases — but we also know tons of Web video content still uses Adobe’s Flash platform and, well, we want the option to view it on our iPhones, iPads and iPods. There are several options for viewing Flash videos on your iDevice, but most methods involve a jailbreaking. Skyfire is a good non-jailbreak option of course, but it has a tendency to be a bit slow at times. Luckily, a group of developers has a new free method that doesn’t involve a jailbreak — in fact, you don’t even have to install an app. A simple bookmarklet is all you need to stream Flash videos right to your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Hit the jump for a quick guide that will bring a plethora of embedded Flash video content to your iOS device of choice. More →