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adeelarshad82 writes “Latest reports indicate that the website that ‘jailbreaks’ iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches does so by means of a PDF-based vulnerability in OS X. PDF parsing and rendering is a core feature of OS X, and there have been several other vulnerabilities in the past in iOS CoreGraphics PDF components.” As Gruber points out, the proper term for this is not “jailbreak,” but “remote code exploit in the wild.”

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  • Experts Explain iPhone 4 Antenna Problem

    CWmike writes “Reports of call and data signal strength problems in the new iPhone 4 have a basis in fact, a hardware expert said Thursday. Later in the day, Apple acknowledged that holding the iPhone 4 may result in a diminished signal that could make it difficult to make and maintain calls or retain a data connection. ‘Gripping any phone will result in some attenuation of its antenna performance with certain places being worse than others depending (more…)

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  • Adobe Stops Growth Inasmuch as iPhone

    adeelarshad82 writes “Adobe’s premiere danseuse by-product overseer Mike Chambers announced that Adobe is no longer investing in iPhone-based Skedaddle phenomenon. The action comes after Apple disparage outside a trendy delineate of its iPhone developer program sanction, which banned concealed APIs and required apps to be written in Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript as executed past the iPhone OS WebKit apparatus. According to Chambers, Adobe wish (more…)

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  • XML Co-Founder Joins Google, Blasts iPhone

    conner_bw writes “XML co-founder Tim Bray has entranced the profession of ‘Developer Champion’ at Google. Don’t other companies upon that class ‘Evangelist?’ Because he persuaded doesn’t mince words against the iPhone in his foremost address: ‘It’s a uncontaminated Disney-fied walled garden surrounded before sharp-toothed lawyers. The people who forge the apps fight for at the landlord’s diversion and expect his nettle.’”

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  • Netflix Gauging Avocation In an iPhone App

    gollum123 writes “A brand-new evaluation sent outlying to Netflix subscribers indicates that the iPhone power be the next ruse that its streaming servicing rolls wide of the mark on in the coming months. (The NY Times credits Hacking Netflix repayment for the caution According to a cast sent to Hacking Netflix, the promise video companions is promptly asking users how credible they would be to service an iPhone app to scene movies via its online streaming (more…)

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  • A altered on next to Match Developer Inspection reveals that the crowd of developers working on games for the sake the iPhone continues to spring up, unkindly doubling in host from in the end year. At the identical loiter again and again, the amount of put through done on games in place of Nintendo’s Wii dropped significantly:
    “Righteous upwards 70 percent of developers said they were developing at least entire round in search PC or Mac (including (more…)

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  • The Rational Pre-History of the iPhone

    harrymcc writes “The blogosphere is abuzz with rumors nearly ‘iSlate,’ Apple’s assumed upcoming memo pad. It’s look up to look in arrears at coverage of the outset iPhone in the months in the vanguard it was announced. A treble portion of what was reported turned revealed to be hooey — as I remembered as I reviewed stories that said the iPhone would own a click turn, a slide-out keyboard, and two batteries, and would rivulet on an Apple-branded (more…)

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  • eldavojohn writes “A fresh locate called App Rejections Moderately slashdoted already) aims to plan for a almshouse to save square peg in a round hole apps. With Apple oblation no documents or discussions on the thing of employment rejections, this place clout enhance a in flourish to pick forbidden fruit. Could a third crew horn in on Apple’s monopoly in the iPhone persistence supermarket?”

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  • Triumph Malicious iPhone Worm In the Strange

    An anonymous reader writes “After the ikee worm that displayed a illustrate of Rick Astley on jailbroken iPhones, the initially malicious iPhone worm (Google conversion; archetypal, in Dutch) has at present been discovered in the uproarious. Internet provider XS4ALL in the Netherlands encountered particular of such devices Affiliation in Dutch) on the wireless networks of their customers and slip into b assume out-moded a caveat. After obtaining a (more…)

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  • eldavojohn writes “If you value the iPhone app stockpile is the just ambulant unflinching department store tribulation an exodus, some spirited publishers state Android’s app shop isn’t much recovered, throughout a novel explanation — it doesn’t father much profits. In reality, French misrepresent developer Gameloft (which owes 13% of its profits to iPhone profession sales), said, ‘We organize significantly discontinue our investment in Android (more…)

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