By Cody Lee on Dec 22, 2012
By Christian Zibreg on Dec 11, 2012
When the town of Mildura was showing up inside iOS Maps in the middle of Australia’s Murray Sunset National Park, users were quick to point out that Apple’s data was 43 miles off the town’s actual location. It was already too late: the police issued a public warning as some iPhone-totting travelers had gotten lost in the Park’s maze-like roadways. That the area has poor cell reception and lacks water supply didn’t help either.
Apple has corrected the problem since and now we’ve learned that particular snafu wasn’t Apple’s fault in the first place: the company simply re-used the data supplied by the state of Victoria… Read More
By Cody Lee on Dec 10, 2012
Apple’s Maps app took another hit earlier today, when word got out that police in Victoria, Australia had issued a public warning regarding the software. Apparently, they had been receiving a number of calls from travelers who were getting lost in a nearby National Park due to the app’s inaccurate data.
The problem was that the town of Mildura was showing up in the middle of Murray Sunset National Park, about 43 miles south of its actual location. And since the Park has maze-like roadways, poor cell reception and no water supply, this was a potentially dangerous situation. But don’t worry Apple is on it… Read More
By Cody Lee on Nov 20, 2012
Back in September, Apple pushed out a significant update for the Apple TV. Labeled iOS 5.1, it included a number of new features and improvements, including support for Shared Photo Streams.
But apparently, the new firmware contained more than just refinements. According to a lengthy ongoing thread in Apple’s support forums, the update also brought along some crippling bugs… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 15, 2012
Though Apple takes quite a bit of criticism, from both users and developers, over its rigorous App Store approval process, there is one significant benefit to the approach: security. iOS sees just a fraction of the viruses and malware as other, more open platforms.
Case in point: the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), which does work for the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the FBI, issued a warning late last week to smartphone users regarding malware for mobile phones. And unsurprisingly, there was a focus on Android… Read More
By Cody Lee on Oct 3, 2012
Since its release two weeks ago, Apple has taken an enormous amount of criticism over iOS 6. The bulk of the heat has come over the new, so-called inferior Maps application, but there have also been complaints of Wi-Fi and App Store issues.
In fact, according to a new report today, some major companies are urging their employees not to update their iOS devices to the new firmware. But it’s not because of Maps or Wi-Fi problems. It has to do with a major Exchange bug… Read More
By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 19, 2012
According to iOS hacker Joshua Hill aka p0sixninja, many security vulnerabilities have been stamped out in iOS 6.
Earlier today, Hill tweeted that pod2g’s SMS exploit was among one of the security issues addressed. Read More
By Cody Lee on Aug 5, 2012
As we continue to upload more and more of our lives to the web, the dangers of being hacked multiply. Our credit card numbers, our home addresses — they’re all there for the taking. That’s why so many security experts preach using a complicated password.
But sometimes, using a strong password isn’t enough. Just ask former Gizmodo writer Mat Honan. Mat’s world was turned upside down this weekend when a hacker gained access to his iCloud account, wiping his Mac, iPhone and iPad, thanks to Apple… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 24, 2012
It looks like Apple’s App Store troubles aren’t over with quite yet. A new report is out this afternoon claiming that Windows malware has been discovered in an Apple-approved iOS app.
Instaquotes Quotes-Cards for Instagram, a third-party title that crawls the popular photo sharing service in search of Image Quotes, is said to contain an old made-for-Windows worm… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 20, 2012
If you’ve been experiencing problems with the iOS App Store this evening, you’re not alone. Users from around the world are reporting that they are having issues with downloading applications.
At the moment, we’re having trouble getting the App Store to even load on our devices. And even when we are able to get apps to populate, trying to download them results in the above error… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 20, 2012
Apple has started emailing developers today, with more information regarding the recently-discovered in-app purchasing exploit. Earlier this month, news broke of a hack that allowed users to acquire paid in-app content, for free.
The email contains a link to a new support page, posted on Apple’s developer website, that provides devs with information on the issue, and offers up a temporary fix. It also states that a permanent patch is coming in iOS 6… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 9, 2012
Early this morning, we all got a preview of what’s in store for the next Twitter for iPhone update. In fact, we know pretty much everything about version 4.3, despite the fact that it hasn’t been released yet.
The info came from a leaked change log, found in the ‘History’ section of the iOS 6 App Store. Apparently a glitch in the Store was allowing users to view release notes from upcoming app updates… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 6, 2012
Over the last 48 hours, the App Store has been suffering from a glitch that has been causing some newly-updated apps to crash upon opening. The bug has been a nightmare for developers, who have been taking a lot of heat over the issue.
Yesterday, Apple acknowledged the problem, and confirmed that it had a dedicated team working to resolve it. And it didn’t take long, last night the company started sending out official statements that the updating glitch has been repaired… Read More
By Cody Lee on Jul 5, 2012
As we mentioned earlier today, the App Store was recently struck with a programming glitch, causing a number of Mac and iOS apps to crash upon update.
The issue has been causing a lot of problems for app developers, who have been receiving 1 star reviews and non-stop support requests over the last 24 hours.
This afternoon, Apple officially acknowledged the bug… Read More
By Oliver Haslam on Apr 3, 2012
Twitter integration with iOS has led to huge sign-up numbers for the social network. Add those new users to the throngs of iPhone owners that were already big Twitter users, and it’s safe to say that there are plenty of Twitter accounts plugged into iPhones.
We’re also willing to bet that a fair chunk of those are using the official Twitter app, and it appears that some of those may be experiencing an odd bug, and one that is rather annoying – users are reporting that they are unable to see their own @replies in the Connect tab of the iOS Twitter app. We’ve seen this first hand, and it is indeed rather odd.
No amount of refreshing, rebooting or force-closing fixes it. Thankfully though, there is one fix that works, and it’s really rather simple… Read More
By Cody Lee on Mar 22, 2012
Although iOS is considered to be one of the safest mobile operating systems on the market, it’s not perfect. This is something that those of us in the jailbreak community know all too well.
With that in mind, it’s not terribly surprising that another security bug has recently been discovered in Apple’s software. Reports are surfacing today that an exploit has been found inside mobile Safari… Read More
By Cody Lee on Feb 2, 2012
Apple has been having a rough time with its iTunes Match service over the last few months. The product was more than a month late to market here in the US, and its international rollout didn’t go much smoother.
Well it doesn’t look like Apple’s troubles are over quite yet. Cult of Mac is reporting that it has discovered a bug in the iTunes Match service that replaces songs with explicit lyrics with their cleaner counterparts… Read More