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Over the last 24 hours, owners of iOS devices across the globe have been compelled to take their expensive gadgets, wrap them in Glad Wrap and stick them inside their refrigerator. What on Earth would make anyone do that, short of a mental break? Well, it is because of a break of sorts — a jailbreak.

Last week, a Google security researcher announced that he'd be releasing the goods that are needed to jailbreak the latest iPhones. For years, it was pretty easy to get all the customisation options of Android on iOS, but the developer scene has since dried up. Even if you don't plan on jailbreaking your phone, there's reason to celebrate.

The CarPlay interface is undoubtedly better for using while driving than the regular 'ole screen. But unless you've got a shiny new car (or one of the expensive aftermarket dashes), chances are you don't have anything to pair your iPhone with. But this tweak gives you an idea of what CarPlay would look like running on just your handset.

The 8.2 version of iOS is still in beta and unavailable to non-developers, but that hasn't stopped Chinese-based outfit TaiG from breaking it free from Apple's shackles (and also jailbreaking 8.1.1, the current release, in the process).

iOS 8 is just around the corner (and, as with all updates, potentially unjailbreakable), but for folks who have found themselves stuck on the more recent 7.1.1 and unable to jailbreak, there's finally an option. Thrown together by as-yet untested Chinese developers Pangu, the untethered jailbreak is Windows only, but it works for all devices that can run iOS 7.1.1.

The Evasion jailbreak for iPhones running iOS 6.x was patched up real well by Apple in iOS 6.1.3. But a dev has managed to finally crack version 6.1.4 on the iPhone 5.

Though Google Glass runs Android, it's not exactly as wide open as your typical Android phone. And given its spot as the most futuristic tech available right now, you know hackers want to tinker with Google's specs. Legendary hacker Jay Freeman, famously known as Saurik who created the Cydia app store for iOS jailbreak phones, did just that. He's already gained root access to Google Glass.