A patch is on the way for a major security flaw in OS X, which is the same security flaw recently patched on iOS devices with iOS 7.0.6. Apple spokeswoman Trudy Muller told Reuters: “We are aware of this issue and already have a software fix that will be released very soon.”
You may have noticed that we are suckers for a beautiful minimalist stand for iOS devices here at MacTrast, and this week’s Kickstarter of the Week is no exception.
Apple has confirmed the purchase of Burstly, owner of the popular iOS beta testing platform TestFlight. TestFlight is popular among developers, as it allows them to release early versions of their applications to a small number of users without having to go through the App Store.
Apple has released iOS 7.0.6. The minor update for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch includes a fix for SSL connection verification. The update, build number 11b651, is available an over-the-air update.
ComputerWorld has come up with some self-calculated figures that indicate Mac users are four times more likely to upgrade to the latest version of their computer’s operating system than users of Windows machines are.
Permit filings came to light on Wednesday that reveal Apple is making plans to augment its existing 50,000 square-foot datacenter in Maiden, NC with a new, smaller “tactical” center that includes office space, meeting areas, and a break room.
Amazon is reportedly readying a set-top streaming box to compete with Apple TV and Roku for a March release. Industry sources say the box will be powered by the Android operating system.
The United States Postal service will offer a commemorative postal stamp featuring late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in 2015.
Adobe has released the second security update in less than a month for its Adobe Flash Player software on both Mac and Windows. The update addresses a threat that could allow an attacker to take control of a system. executing malicious code.
Developers tap tap tap have updated their mega-popular Camera+ iOS app to version 5.1. The update includes usability tweaks, a 16 X 9 shooting mode, a BOOST feature for filters, the ability to tap & hold an adjustment to reset it, and more.
New generic top-level domains (gTLDs) have been made available this week, and as they have in the past, Apple has made moves to claim some of the newly available domains.
The iPhone helped China Mobile add more high-speed data users in January than at any time in its history. The company added 14 million new 3G subscribers in the company’s first month as an Apple carrier partner.
Apple has expanded its two-step Apple ID verification process to more countries this week, including Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, and Spain.
A report earlier this week said Apple had considered acquiring electric car maker Tesla. Now Tesla CEO Elon Musk says while there have been talks with Apple, an acquisition is unlikely.
Wednesday saw Facebook announce its intentions to buy messaging service WhatsApp for $16 billion in cash and Facebook stock. The deal will include $4 billion in cash and $12 billion in Facebook stock.
News spanning the globe! China! Russia! Texas! All this and more, in the MacTrast News Digest for February 19, 2014