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18.6% Of Apps Collect User’s Address Book Data And 41% Track Location





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Today security company BitDefender published a report (via MobileEntertainment) that highlights the importance of adopting Apple’s data isolation policy in iOS 6.

Starting with the iOS 6 release this fall, apps that need access to personal data (reminders, photos, contacts, calendars etc.) will have to ask users to allow them use such data. However, according to BitDefender, now about 18.6% of 65,000 apps for iPhone that was included in the study can access data in a user’s address book, while 41% of them can track location. The company also revealed that only 57.7% of apps encrypt user’s personal data.


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Written by maxim

Thursday, July 19th, 2012. 19:42

Apple Released Beta 3 Of iOS 6 And Rolled Out @icloud.com Email Addresses



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Today Apple released the beta 3 of iOS 6 to developers. The new mobile operation system is expected to launch “this fall”, probably along with the new iPhone in the September-October timeframe.
The beta 3, which comes as Build 10A5355d, arrived three weeks after the release of previous version for developers of Build 10A5338d.


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Written by maxim

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012. 1:45

Apple Is Trying To Combat In App Purchase Hack



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Last week we reported that Russian hacker has launched a new method allowing users of App Store to bypass In App Purchase system and obtain paid-in content for free. We also noted that apart from theft of content from developers the method exposed users of iOS devices to risks as their personal information was sent to hacker’s servers.

Now The Next Web issued a report outlining some of the actions Apple has been taking to address the problem.


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Written by maxim

Monday, July 16th, 2012. 21:32

Russian Hacker Bypassed Apple’s In-App Purchasing Mechanism



According to 9to5Mac, a Russian hacker has published a relatively simple method that allows users to obtain in-app purchases from many iOS apps for free.

The method, which doesn’t require a jailbreak, involves installation of two certificates on the user’s iOS device and changing DNS entry in wi-fi settings. Then users can perform purchases of in-app content as usual.




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Written by maxim

Friday, July 13th, 2012. 20:10

OS X Mountain Lion Will Not Support Some Older 64-Bit Macs



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Apple has specified which Macs will support the upcoming OS X Mountain Lion, whose Golden Master build was seeded to developers this week. While the information about machine requirements has been available for some time, the release of the Golden Master version to the public is a good time to cite which models will support OS X Mountain Lion.

- iMac (Mid 2007 or newer)
- MacBook (Late 2008 Aluminum, or Early 2009 or newer)
- MacBook Pro (Mid/Late 2007 or newer)
- MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer)
- Mac mini (Early 2009 or newer)
- Mac Pro (Early 2008 or newer)
- Xserve (Early 2009)


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Written by maxim

Thursday, July 12th, 2012. 2:25

Golden Master Of OS X Mountain Lion Seeded To Developers



Apple seeded the Golden Master version of its new OS X Mountain Lion. The Build is 12A269. The Golden Master designation means that this version is planned to be the final version of the software released to the public and there will not be any last-minute issues.


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Tuesday, July 10th, 2012. 10:20

Apple Is Distributing Corrupted Updates For Some Apps



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Marco Arment, developer behind Instapaper app, said today that Apple appears to be distributing corrupted updates that cause crashes of some apps immediately after launching. Arment first noticed the issue after updating Instapaper to version 4.2.3 last night. Apple has yet to provide a statement or a fix for the issue. This issue has apparently affected the app updates, which were approved by the company during the past several days.


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Written by maxim

Thursday, July 5th, 2012. 20:38

Bloomberg: Apple Will Introduce iPad Mini In October



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Following the publication of our latest report about potential for smaller iPad mini, Bloomberg now weigh in with its own report claiming that Apple is going introduce the new iPad mini in October with availability by the end of this year.


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Google Drive and Chrome Browser Coming To iOS



Today Google announced that it is launching a version of Google Chrome browser for the iPad and iPhone. The company says this version will be available on the App Store later in the day. Last month analyst from Macquarie Ben Schacter predicted that Google Chrome browser was coming to iOS.


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Friday, June 29th, 2012. 0:05

Apple to invest $1B in Nevada data center, business facilities



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Reno Gazette Journal has reported that Apple plans to invest $1 billion over the next ten years into its Reno, NV project. According to online postings from city and county officials, the project will include a data center near Sparks, NV to support iCloud capabilities, as well as separately-located business and purchasing facilities.


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Written by Svetlana Osipova

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012. 14:20

Brightcove’s API Makes It Easier To Create Dual-Screen Apple TV And iOS apps



Today  Brightcove introduced App Cloud Core, a free edition of its app platform allowing developers to create iOS apps using JavaScript and HTML5. One of the main new features of the platform is the ability for developers to create dual-screen iOS app to transfer content to the Apple TV via AirPlay.


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How To Start Using Passbook On iOS 6



Earlier this month at Worldwide Developers Conference, Scott Forstall, Apple’s Vice President of iOS, unveiled a new “Passbook” app that allows users to track different types of stubs, including movie tickets, coupons, loyalty cards and boarding passes.

Passbook app is included in the iOS 6 beta currently available to developers, but it is missing virtual passes to put inside. Currently it is just a sitting page without functionality. But Passbook will likely swing into full action as the company adds more functionality heading this fall. Those of you who want to start using this app, can do this in iOS 6 with a few simple steps.


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Written by maxim

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012. 15:57

Next-Generation iPhone Prototypes Reportedly Support NFC for Mobile Payments



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9to5Mac has reanalyzed the previously-obtained code for the next-generation iPhone prototypes and found references indicating that the new smartphone would support NFC technology for mobile payments.

We’ve previously been able to pull data from PreEVT iPhone 5,1 and iPhone 5,2 prototypes codenamed N41AP (5,1) and N42AP (5,2), which leads us to believe that the new iPhone will have a bigger 1136×640 display. We also detailed a lot of the hardware here but forgot one very important little bit. Further investigation into this hardware code dump leads us to believe that these iPhones also have Near Field Communication (NFC) controllers directly connected to the power management unit (PMU).


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What's new in iOS 6 Beta 2 firmware (x8)



Apple released iOS 6 Beta 2 today. Let's take a look what's changed:

1. Apple added a toggle to control whether or not you can use iOS 6′s new Shared Photo Streams feature. The toggle is in both the Photos settings page and the iCloud settings.

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Apple released iOS 6.0 Beta 2 for developers



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Apple recently released new iOS 6 beta 2 for developers. It is available as an OTA update or as a download here. Apple also updated Xcode 4.5 developer preview 2, Apple TV beta 2 as well.

When you download and install iOS 6.0 Beta 2 OTA the Settings icon animates. Take a look:


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