iOS Devices July 7, 2010

iOS Devices July 6, 2010

Clayton Morris reports on an official Apple statement in regards to the impact of July 4th’s supposed iTunes “hacking.” As we reported that day, Thuat Nguyen under his development company, “mycompany” compromised iTunes accounts in order to purchase his applications. It is assumed he did this in hopes of a major spike in revenue which correlates to bringing his apps to the top of the App Store.

This turned out to be a complete failure as only hours later we discovered that Apple completely booted him along with his applications from the iTunes App Store.  

This morning we reported that Engadget got vague official words confirming the occurrence of said incident. Tonight, we have been given the most specific information yet through some simple answers from Apple’s public relations team.

Apple has gone on record to say that only 400 users were impacted by the incident which is only 0.0003% of the 150 million iTunes accounts. Additionally, Apple iTunes servers were not compromised in any way. 

This still leaves doubts in Apple’s iTunes security system as information as to how even 400 people were impacted is yet to be officially revealed. We along with many others presume that this is connected to online fishing scams. This is connected to people using the same email and password combination on multiple online accounts. 

Last week we reported that a very rough version of a Firefox 4.0 beta hit the servers and today Firefox has released an official beta.


New Features in 4.0:

-Updated User Interface with Tabs on top (Safari 4 beta, Google Chrome style)

-New Add-ons manager

-WebM video support (HD quality video)

-Amped up HTML 5, Privacy, and CSS support.

Coming in later releases:

-Sync all your passwords, bookmarks, and settings across devices

-Speed Improvements (Probably something like iPhone 3G to iPhone 3G in terms of web browser speed) 

And the best part… That flashy new UI is not currently available in the current Mac and Linux beta release so stay tuned. 


Today, Apple has released an update to their popular MobileMe iDisk application to include iPad compatibility. The free app is now a single universal binary that works to its full potential across all iOS devices running iOS 3.1.3 or above. 


Apple also beefed up the iPhone version with multitasking, retina display, and iBooks support among other small enhancements:

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The iDisk app was originally released almost one year ago and is now at version 1.2. To use the app, you must be a MobileMe subscriber which normally costs $99 per year. 


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