Posted on 24 August 2008 by Brenda Stokes
We started the week here at iPhone Buzz discussing all things having to do with the reception issues the iPhone 3G has been experiencing. Steve Jobs admitted that about 2% of iPhone 3G users have experienced the connection issues. An angry customer even sued Apple over the reception issues.
Shortly thereafter, the iPhone 2.0.2 update was released with hopes to provide ... continued »
Posted on 19 August 2008 by Brenda Stokes
You've all heard about the iPhone killswitch by now. You also must know that Steve Jobs admitted to its existence and remarked that it would be negligent of Apple to not insert a safety measure to pull malicious apps from phones. And though this seems logical enough, some people are worried that this is Apple taking their power too far. ... continued »
Posted on 16 August 2008 by Brenda Stokes
We talked about the iPhone's kill switch last week. Steve Jobs even confirmed its existence, saying Apple would only blacklist apps unless they absolutely had to. But it seems we've had it all wrong. Luckily, Stephen Colbert can set us straight.
Apparently, the iPhone 3G's kill switch isn't meant to kill apps at all--it's meant to kill you! Colbert has even ... continued »
Posted on 11 August 2008 by Brenda Stokes
According to a Wall Street Journal interview with Steve Jobs, it looks like the App Store is doing even better than we all thought. During its first month, over 60 million downloads have occurred from the App Store. And while most of these downloads were of free programs, over $1 million worth of apps were sold a day, making for ... continued »
Posted on 10 August 2008 by Brenda Stokes
A lot of iPhone news this week, folks, so let's jump right in. First up, the App Store was repeatedly in focus as various apps were pulled. Box Office, the app that let you check movies times from your iPhone was pulled, then the ridiculous I Am Rich app was yanked. The beloved PhoneSaber was also pulled, but only in ... continued »
Posted on 08 August 2008 by Brenda Stokes
A few days ago, I wrote about the blacklist URL that someone discovered buried deep within the iPhone that could potentially work to shut down malicious apps on your iPhone, even after you've purchased them. But now it looks like this URL "only blocks malicious apps from accessing the iPhone's Core Location functions," according to MacRumors.
It seems the fragment "clbl" ... continued »
Posted on 06 August 2008 by Brenda Stokes
With the removal of several apps from the App Store in the past few days, many are wondering if Apple is truly checking out these apps before authorizing them. But even more importantly, do they have a system in place to protect iPhone users from malicious apps? It looks like the answer is yes.
It seems there is a URL the ... continued »