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Google Released Native YouTube App For iPhone





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Google, as promised, has launched a native YouTube app for Apple’s smartphone. Previously we reported that Apple would be removing the YouTube app from IOS 6 that is expected to be released in the immediate future. At that time, Google said that a native iOS app is in the pipeline.

YouTube app just appeared as a free download in the App Store.


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Publishing Company Blue Toad Admits “FBI” UDIDs Were Stolen From Its Servers



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Last week a hacker group released around 1 million UDIDs from iOS devices. The group said that they stole the list from the FBI, but a day later the law enforcement organization rejected this claim.

Now NBC News reports that Blue Toad, small Florida company that develops apps for App Store, said that UDIDs were stolen from its servers. The report notes:


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Written by maxim

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012. 0:47

Hackers Released 1 Million UDIDs From IOS Devices



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Today hacker group has released around 1 million UDIDs (unique identifiers) from iOS devices. Reportedly the records came from a file stolen by hackers from an FBI laptop in March. The file was said to contain a list of 12 million iOS devices including user names, cellphone numbers, zip codes, addresses, type of device, UDIDs, name of device, Apple Push Notification Service tokens, etc, but the whole list was incompleted as most personal details fields were empty.


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Written by maxim

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012. 14:18

New Java vulnerability affects Macs



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Researchers announced on this Monday that they had discovered vulnerability in Java 7. Hackers can use the bug to compromise any system through a web browser running the latest Java software, reports Tod Beardsley, engineering manager for open-source testing framework.


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Wednesday, August 29th, 2012. 12:01

Facebook Released Much Faster App For iPhone



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AllThingsD reports that Facebook has released a rewritten iOS app that is considerably faster than the previous version. With increasing number of users accessing Facebook via mobile, the company considers that it is essential to have a fast mobile app.


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Valve Will Expand Steam To Include Non-Game Software On September 5



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Today Valve announced that starting September 5 it will expand its gaming marketplace Steam to include non-game software. The expansion of Steam store to other types of applications could pose a serious competition for other software marketplaces such as Mac App Store. From a press release:


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Written by maxim

Thursday, August 9th, 2012. 2:33

Apple Seeds iOS 6 Fourth Beta To Developers, YouTube App Is Removed



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Today Apple released the beta 4 of iOS 6 to developers. The next-generation mobile OS is expected to launch “this fall”, probably along with the new iPhone at Apple’s media event on September 12th.


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Written by maxim

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012. 1:43

Google: Apple Inventories That Are Commercially Essential Should Be Treated As Standards



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CEO of Apple Tim Cook has said that he think other companies should “invent their own stuff” instead of copying inventions created by Apple.

Kent Walker, General Counsel of Google disagrees, and this month send a letter to Judiciary Committee of US Senate saying that commercial inventions that influence “consumer welfare” should be treated the same way as technical patents.


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Saturday, July 21st, 2012. 13:11

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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Written by maxim

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