How bad is the "Masque Attack" we wrote about earlier this week? Well, considering that the U.S. Government is now warning people to watch out for it, it's something you'll probably want to take very seriously. It's a particularly nasty thing, too, as it can replace your legitimate apps with malware versions even on non-jailbroken devices.
They're manufacturing how many Apple Watches?! Judging from sources in the supply chain, Apple appears to be anticipating yet another runaway hit for the wearable device, and we've got all the details in our Thursday Morning Report. There's also a new Office for Mac 2011 patch and the complete rundown on Google's new YouTube subscription service for music lovers. All the news that's fit to print is just a click away!
Only a week after documents from the FCC heralded their arrival, the first Beats headphones developed under Apple's ownership have officially been announced. They're the new Solo 2 Wireless on-ear headphones, representing a cord-free version of the Solo 2 headphones that were released to the public just a day after Apple's widely publicized acquisition of Beats was announced.
Most rumors agree that Apple's next big reveal will be a 12.9-inch "iPad Pro," but according to a respected analyst, production hiccups may keep Apple from mass producing the device until the second fiscal quarter of next year. And that's not all; Kuo also has some rather grim sales projections for Apple's entire tablet line.
Apple appears to finally be shaking off the iOS 8 blues, judging from the rising rate of adoption detailed in our Wednesday Morning Report. We've also got news about Nautilus jumping on board the HealthKit bandwagon, along with a bunch of cool digital goodies coming up in two weeks courtesy of Verizon Wireless. You'll have to click to find out all the details!
If you're willing to brave the crowds on Black Friday this year (particularly when retailers are referring to the sales as "doorbusters"), you'll find some good deals at Best Buy that you'll never find in an Apple retail store. Other sales sheets from Target and Sam's Club leaked over the last couple of days, but Best Buy took a different direction and published their deals for their Doorbusters sale outright.
Apple kicked off the week by at last allowing former iPhone users to deregister themselves from iMessage (and thereby let iPhone friends text with them again), but according to U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, it's too little, too late. Reuters reported earlier today that Koh plans to let Adrienne Moore's lawsuit against the Cupertino company continue, meaning that Apple could end up facing punitive damages for letting the issue go unresolved for so long.
"We are deeply inspired by their courage and love of our country," Apple CEO Tim Cook wrote in a Twitter post Tuesday, kicking off a day-long tradition for Americans honoring veterans of the U.S. Armed Services. Today's Morning Report takes a look at Apple's efforts to improve our lives with new patent and OS X Yosemite beta details, a new Aperture alternative now in the Mac App Store — and our eternal thanks to veterans from coast to coast for their dedication to our freedom.
Last week, the Home Depot suffered a devastating security breach in which 56 million credit card numbers and 53 million e-mail addresses were stolen. By the time a massive story hit The Wall Street Journal regarding the issue, investigators revealed that someone had managed to get access to the files through a Windows security breach. And what do you do when that happens? If you're in charge at Home Depot, apparently, you buy your executives a bunch of MacBooks and iPhones to replace their old Windows devices.
WireLurker was only the beginning; there's now a new iOS vulnerability in town for hackers seeking access to your iOS files. It's called the "Masque Attack," according to the FireEye security team, and as with WireLurker, it focuses on getting users away from Apple's carefully curated App Store in the hopes that they'll download the latest malicious dish of the day. And just like WireLurker, it works with both secure iPhones and jailbroken devices.