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iOS 7 Malicious Charger Exploit Patched





Earlier this year - in June - a new iOS flaw was discovered that theoretically made it possible to hack your device with the help of a malicious USB charger. A group of developers, who were the first to find this breach, has successfully installed malware on a non-jailbroken iPad and iPhone to prove their theory.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, August 1st, 2013. 17:15

Apple's Looking for 'Ground Truth' Team to Improve its Maps App



Apple is currently in search of well-skilled "ground truth" local experts. This is all due to the company’s desire to improve its much criticized maps app.


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Written by Andrey

Thursday, August 1st, 2013. 0:37

Apple Released iOS 7 Beta 4



Apple iOS 7 Beta 4 is finally released and available for developers. It’s been three weeks since the company from Cupertino unveiled the previous - third - version of its new mobile operating system. Such a long delay is caused by the recent hacker attack on Developer Center.


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Download iOS 7 Beta 4 [Links]



Developers can download the beta from here. Everybody else can download using the links below.

You can update to iOS 7 without a registered iPhone UDID. Tutorial is here.

Download links for iOS 7 Beta 4:


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New privacy rules are to be introduced by U.S. Government



After the release of some new government proposals, App developers will be obliged to specify what data they collect and how it is used.

The US government’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration today issued its first draft of what will be a mobile apps code of conduct intended to better protect consumers and their privacy. If made final, policy states that publishers must provide consumers with “short-form” notices in multiple languages informing them of how their data is being used [...]

Just so that there’s no doubt about what “data” means, the government entity specifically says it includes biometrics, browser history, phone or text log, contacts, financial info, health, medical, or therapy info, location, and user files …


However the proposals may turn out to be rather ineffective…


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Sunday, July 28th, 2013. 0:11

Apple's Developer Center is Coming Back Online



Apple's Developer Center is finally coming back online after being inaccessible for the last 8  days. According to MacRumors, several developers have already managed to enter the website.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, July 27th, 2013. 16:16

Apple Developers Get Attacked by Scammers



Scammers do their best to take advantage of Apple’s Developer Center outage, ZDNet reports. This time they began sending fraudulent email messages to developers aiming to steal their Apple ID passwords.


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Written by Andrey

Friday, July 26th, 2013. 15:01

Apple’s Q3 2013 Earnings Report



Apple’s Senior vice president and Chief Financial Officer Peter Oppenheimer shared some interesting information about the company’s Q3 results yesterday. According to his report, we can easily trace the iTunes App Store growth. Apart from that, there are more than 320 million iCloud accounts now - that's 20 million more since WWDC in June.


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Written by Andrey

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013. 18:14

Apple’s Developer Center Was Hacked



Apple’s developer website was hacked. This is the official statement made by Apple today. As you probably know, the dev webpage has been down for more than 4 days now due to the work on restoring the database system, updating the server software and troubleshooting. Well, at least this is what we’re told.


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Written by Andrey

Monday, July 22nd, 2013. 20:14

Apple's Developer Portal Is Still under Maintenance



Apple Developer’s webpage is down. The company, however, posted a notice claiming that all the memberships due to expire during these days have been extended. It’s been nearly two days since the site is under maintenance.


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Written by Andrey

Saturday, July 20th, 2013. 14:49

New Version of VLC for iOS Returns to the App Store



VLC for iOS is back. Well, this app is only available in New Zealand now, however, it would reach the American App Store soon. As to the other countries, it is said to be available a bit later.


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iWork for iCloud Beta Invitations for Non-Developers



Apple is sending invitations for iWork for iCloud Beta to non-developers. It’s high time the company from Cupertino did this, I must say. Here’s how the invitation sent to one of the users looks like:


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Written by Andrey

Friday, July 19th, 2013. 15:56

eBay launches an app for 3D printed objects



AppleInsider reports that eBay is launching a new app, Exact, for selling 3D objects. Using this app, one will be able to create personal 3D printed objects, including iPhone cases, jewelry and other small items. The best thing is that you will need only your device to make these objects.

To launch this Exact project, the auction and shopping giant contracted three biggest 3D printing studios, Sculpteo, MakerBot, and Hot Pop Factory. Now eBay Exact can offer its customers a limited number of small items, but the range will be widening. Currently, you can chose among 18 cases, rings, necklaces, and figurines.


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Written by Lizzen

Sunday, July 14th, 2013. 23:48

New Calendar App by Any.DO



Yesterday Any.DO released its new app called Cal. Those who either already use Any.DO task manager, or simply need to get their time thoroughly planned would certainly be interested in this new application. But what it’s all about?

  


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Twitter for iOS and Mac Updated



Twitter app for both OS X and iOS got the update recently. The new version can boast of a truly unique and noticeable feature – direct message syncing. What that means is that when you read a DM using official website or the Twitter clients for Mac OS X, iOS, Android, Windows Phone or whatever else platform, this message would be automatically marked as already read on any other device. Well, I’m new to Twitter and I’ve been using it for only about a week, but I do understand what a great feature the developers have embedded to the app. Every day I waste much time on scrolling through the messages I’ve already seen to reach the newer ones.


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