Guardian backed-fund invests in Unlock, an NFT protocol designed for subscriptions and memberships

Monetization for the creator economy continues to be a huge issue and opportunity, but creators mostly have to lock themselves into platforms like Patreon to realize their value. A better method would

Unlock wants to rebuild your feed through a decentralized paywall

The feed has become the all-powerful determiner of success for creators. Facebook, Patreon, Medium and other platforms have amassed considerable power over creation, determining what gets seen, by who

Chromebooks Could Soon Be Unlocked Automatically When Your Smartphone Is Near

Passwords, geez those things suck. You may not need them to login to your computer in the future, and Chromebooks might be the first PC device to offer that feature natively, according to some hints f

Apple Patents iOS Unlocking Methods That Determine Level Of User Access To Device Features And Software

A big request from parents regarding iOS has been that Apple implement user accounts on its mobile devices, in order to make it so that a parent can sign in with greater access to device features and

Google Exploring Location-Dependent Security Settings For Smartphone Unlock

Google has a patent application published today (via Engadget) that would make the standard system of unlocking a device much more intelligent, using a smartphone's built-in sensor to change your secu

Unlocking Your Phone Is Now Illegal, But What Does That Mean For You?

All the salacious headlines are (mostly) true -- as of today, you can't unlock a carrier-subsidized smartphone on your own before the contract associated with it runs out without technically running a

New iPhone Unlock Should Work With Any Model

<a HREF="https://techcrunch.com/tag/iphone">iPhone</a> unlocks are usually a tetchy experience - you have to have the right firmware on the right model iPhone at the right time. Now, however, thanks t

Google: Unlocking The Door For More Android Originality?

It sometimes feels like a absurd story without an ending, trying to track who is attacking whom in the mobile patent game. But Google has now secured one patent that may demonstrate how companies are

iPhone 3.1.3 firmware unlock coming soon

Been waiting to upgrade your iPhone? Can’t because it’s unlocked? Well, wait no longer. Sherif Hashim, an iPhone hacker, has discovered an exploit that seems to unlock the latest baseband.

Purplera1n+ultrasn0w unlocks iPhone 3GS

<a href="http://purplera1n.com/"><img src="https://techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/purplemac-215x158.png" width="215" height="158" /></a>Only a couple of days after George Hotz became the fi

Users angry that Dev Team won't release the 3GS unlock/jailbreak

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/unlock.gif" />The Interweb is a tizzy over the 3GS unlock/jailbreak and the Dev Teams decision not to release it until there is a new fir

iPhone 3GS carrier unlock imminent thanks to old exploit

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/scaledlock.jpg" />An old exploit that worked to control the iPod Touch 2G can be used to take control of the iPhone 3GS, ensuring that ca

iPhone 3.0 unlock is go – don't try it on your 3G S, though

<img src="http://www.mobilecrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/picture-4-300x171.png">The dev team has released their latest carrier unlock, ultrasn0w, It requires a quick <a HREF="http://blog.iphon

It's official: iPhones 3G now selling without a contract

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/applewwddcc.jpg">Apple stores <a HREF="http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/03/26/apple_stores_now_selling_iphone_3g_without_a_contrac

I haz success: YellowSn0w update works a treat

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/photo.jpg" /></a>I just installed the latest yellowsn0w (0.9.4) and reset all my network settings (Settings->General->Reset->Res

iPhone 3G unlocking software updated; should work now (hopefully)

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/yellowsnow.jpg"><a href="http://www.crunchgear.com/tag/yellowsn0w/">Yellowsn0w</a>, the illustrious iPhone 3G unlocking software, dropped

iPhone 3G unlocking software updated; should work now (hopefully)

Yellowsn0w, the illustrious iPhone 3G unlocking software, dropped with the Times Square Ball yesterday, but the first beta edition didn’t work for many. Hopefully the updated 0.9.4 beta from the

How to unlock your 3G iPhone

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/sucess.jpg"> YellowSn0w is out and it's ready to rock. Here's how to become SIM-independent. 1. First, download <a href="http://www.quic

First real iPhone 3G software unlock

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/12/unlock.jpg"> Put on your woot hats and prepare your fun cannons because the iPhone 3G is getting its <a href="http://blog.iphone-dev.org

Software unlock for BlackBerry 8000/9000 series released

Got just about any GSM BlackBerry laying around that you want to take to another carrier, but just can’t seem to find anyone who can get the job done? You’re in luck. From the darkest pits
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