Hexius for iPhone is Explosive Fun (Game Review)

Hexius 5

Hexius Rating: Pattern matching and elimination games can be a hard genre to develop in. Regardless of how original and good a game is, it is inevitably compared to classics like Bejewelled. Comparisons to a genre-defining games can create unfair expectations and leave you second guessing an otherwise great product. While Hexius is very firmly in the pattern matching and elimination … Read More

Erin PetersonHexius for iPhone is Explosive Fun (Game Review)

Another AT&T Security Breach

AT&T demonstrated this week that security may not be its strongest point. A band of hackers using some very rudimentary attacks were able to obtain the e-mail addresses and ICC IDs of approximately 114,000 iPad 3G users. Now in the systems meltdown that resulted from the rush to pre-order the iPhone 4 yesterday comes word of another leak of sensitive … Read More

Erin PetersonAnother AT&T Security Breach

Goatse Security Member Arrested

The Goatse Security group made a name for itself this week with the iPad 3G user hack. By detecting a pattern and applying some apparently basic computer programming principles, members of the group were able to obtain the e-mail addresses and ICC IDs of approximately 114,000 iPad 3G users. Painting themselves as White Hat hackers performing a public service, Goatse … Read More

Erin PetersonGoatse Security Member Arrested

Hackers Fire Back at AT&T and Apple

The hacker group that recently exposed information about iPad 3G owners has fired back at AT&T’s response to their endeavors. Objecting to the characterization of their intent as malicious, the Goatse Security group published a blog post today. While AT&T painted them as some sort of evil coven bent on doing harm to iPad owners, they instead contend that they … Read More

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Let the iPhone 4 Pre-Orders Begin

Today is the day many of the faithful have waited for. It’s iPhone 4 pre-order day. The online Apple Store went down briefly this morning and came back up accepting pre-orders for the new smartphone. The iPhone 4 will launch on June 24th in the US, UK, France, Germany, and Japan. In the US, only subsidized phones locked to AT&T … Read More

Erin PetersonLet the iPhone 4 Pre-Orders Begin

FTC to Investigate Apple

Since the war between Apple and Google really started to heat up when Apple rejected the Google Voice iPhone app, the threat of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) or Department of Justice investigations has loomed over Cupertino. There has been a lot of talk in industry circles in the last year and a half about Apple’s business practices. While red flag … Read More

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AT&T Contacts iPad 3G Customers (Security Breach Update)

AT&T has finally reached out to their iPad 3G customers affected by the security breach discovered on June 7th. After days of silence formulating a response (and probably being brow beaten by Steve Jobs), the American telecom giant sent an email to explain their side of the story. In a message dated June 13th, Senior Vice President, Public Policy and … Read More

Erin PetersonAT&T Contacts iPad 3G Customers (Security Breach Update)

Is iPhone 4 FaceTime The Video Calling Revolution?

FaceTime Video Call iPhone 4

When the iPhone 4 prototype seemed to drop from heaven to us mortals in a bar in Redwood City, California one of the immediate take-aways was the forward-facing camera. Long listed as a must-have accessory on the checklists of tech pundits everywhere, it seemed like we were just on the tip of some undefined video calling revolution. A future defined … Read More

Erin PetersonIs iPhone 4 FaceTime The Video Calling Revolution?

Native iPad Apps Reach 10,000 Mark

Apple iPad Keynote Games Launch

The iPad has already exceeded expectations in many ways. From one of the fastest selling personal computing devices in the history of technology to the rate of adoption among all facets of society, the iPad has rewritten the book on how a new device enters the market. Now comes news about developer adoption as well. The iPad App Store recently … Read More

Erin PetersonNative iPad Apps Reach 10,000 Mark

iPhone 4 Launch Day. Apple and Microsoft Go Head-to-Head

It will go down in the history of technology sales as either the most brilliant marketing scheme in history or the largest tactical blunder of all time. The iPhone 4 launch at San Diego’s Fashion Valley Mall Apple Store won’t be the only big event happening on June 24th. Microsoft has also chosen that day to launch its fourth Microsoft-branded … Read More

Erin PetersoniPhone 4 Launch Day. Apple and Microsoft Go Head-to-Head

FBI Investigates iPad Security Breach

The FBI has launched an investigation into the AT&T security breach first reported in Valleywag earlier this week. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the United States has begun to look into the circumstances surrounding the breach that left hundreds of thousands of iPad 3G owners exposed to potential attack. While … Read More

Erin PetersonFBI Investigates iPad Security Breach

Apple Changes iPhone Developer Agreement Again

The ever changing iPhone Developer Agreement has again been amended. Earlier this year, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) changed the agreement to exclude interpreted code. This was done to keep Adobe Flash-based applications out of the App Store. Adobe had created a compiler and released it as part of its CS4 suite of development tools that took programs developed in Flash and turned them … Read More

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AT&T Security Breach Reveals iPad 3G Owners

ATT iPad 3G Owners Leak

Hackers exploiting a security loophole on AT&T servers have obtained the e-mail addresses of approximately 114,000 iPad 3G owners and the SIM addresses of their devices. As reported in Valleywag, the hackers employed scripts that emulated a specially formed URL in an iPad-specific AT&T web application. The vulnerability then exposed the information in question. AT&T states the vulnerability has now … Read More

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Skype and Other Chat Services to Wait on Apple’s FaceTime

facetime onetap call iPhone 4

One of the more interesting offshoots of the WWDC 2010 keynote on Monday was the introduction of video chat to the iPhone 4. Employing a new protocol Apple has dubbed FaceTime, the iPhone 4 now allows for iPhone-to-iPhone video calling over Wi-Fi. But Apple didn’t stop there. To help ensure the adoption of FaceTime as a standard over other video … Read More

Erin PetersonSkype and Other Chat Services to Wait on Apple’s FaceTime

iPhone 4 Unveiled, What’s Next for Apple?

While Monday’s keynote may have given everyone in Cupertino a small moment of pause to appreciate their creation, Tuesday morning they were back at work on Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) next products. If Apple sticks to their usual release schedule, the next event we can look forward to is an iPod announcement some time in September and after that an iPad event in … Read More

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