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Apple's pretty proud of its App Store approval system. Too bad security hacker Charlie Miller found a code-signing flaw that allows good apps to go bad. Here's how an app downloaded from the App Store could become a malware threat.
Siri, which for some reason is only 'officially' available on the iPhone 4S, had previously been hacked onto the iPhone 4. Now, the terribly ancient iPhone 3GS joins in on the fun. Siri has just been hacked onto that plastic backed 3GS.
Long, long before the company dreamt of an office building from space, Apple occupied a far more modest compound — so much so that it could be sketched by hand. The floor plans were recently rediscovered.
Apple's stranglehold over the whole of its supply chain allows it to get parts and tech in its products at a much faster clip than its competitors, but Business Week has a really interesting look at how that advantage materialised in a real and awesome way.
Here's what the newly renovated Glass Cube Apple Store on Fifth Ave in New York City looks like now. It uses only 15 panes of glass to create the cube (compared to 90 panes previously) and is held "seamlessly" together without any visible hardware. CAN YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE.
The iPhone 4S was released a few weeks ago and its hallmark feature, Siri, has been poked, prodded, played with and patronised by everyone. Hell, even us. We made Siri talk to herself. We even talked dirty to her. And you know what, everybody has a Siri story! But which are the best?
Back when it was just a prototype, the iPawn game pieces had us scratching our heads over how they interacted with a touchscreen. But now that they'll officially be available this month, we have a better idea of how the French design team turned the iPad into an interactive board game.
The Kindle Fire's hitting US stores this month (UK launch expected sometimeafter), and a lot of folks are excited about what they think will be iPad first true challenger. Except that Apple execs say the $200 (£125) Fire might actually benefit the iPad. Holdonwhatnow?
According to a report by Digitimes, Apple could be planning an update to the iPad 2, and unveiling a thinner iteration with better battery life in March 2012 -- an iPad 2S? Unfortunately, that would also suggest that the iPad 3 won't be launched until at least the third quarter of 2012, and more likely in 2013. [9to5 Mac]
Late last year, Apple sued little-known Android tablet maker NT-K for "copying" the iPad. No big deal there; Cupertino's always had pretty lax lawsuit trigger discipline. But that December it also took the batshit nutso step of filing criminal charges, which were finally tossed this week.
Apple is engaged in a very public lawsuit with Samsung, alleging that Samsung has gone too far in mimicking their product designs. Now Samsung is putting Apple's design guru Jonny Ive on the stand to explain all the ways they've supposedly infringed on patents.