If you've ever found the concept of in-app browsers a little sketchy, iOS developer Craig Hockenberry (perhaps best known for working on Twitterific) claims you have a right to be worried. In a blog post today, Hockenberry demonstrated how it's possible for the developer of an in-app browser to record what you're typing on the screen, even if you're behind the supposed safety of secure login.
News about Apple's rumored mobile payment initiative have been scarce over the last couple of months, but details are finally starting to emerge ahead of the company's September 9 media event. And they're worth paying attention to. According to Bank Innovation, Apple has secured lower credit card transaction fees for the service with heavyweights like Citigroup, JP Morgan Chase, Capital One, and Bank of America.
Nokia might not have won many hearts in the smartphone space, but the Wall Street Journal reports that the Finnish company is now hoping it can attract your attention with its soon-to-be-released revamped HERE maps application. That's a tough gambit, especially considering how thoroughly Apple Maps and Google Maps dominate the space, but Nokia might be able to pull it off on the basis of one feature alone — it'll support offline maps without the need to download them beforehand.
There's a good chunk of the world that still hasn't bought a Mac for various reasons despite their love of iOS devices, but Apple is taking steps to make sure they remain connected to their Apple files regardless of which machines they're forced to use. Today, the Cupertino company sent out invitations to members of AppleSeed to try out the beta iCloud for Windows, which includes access to iCloud Drive.
The essentially spotless reputation of Apple's widely used iCloud service was dealt a serious blow this weekend when word emerged that several celebrities discovered that private photos of themselves had made their way onto the Internet at large. Word emerged yesterday via NBC News that Apple is working closely with the FBI to investigate the leaks, but this morning the Cupertino company claimed the leaks weren't really iCloud's fault. Instead, it was the fault of weak passwords.
If you're sick of all the "iWatch" rumors that have clogged the Apple news pipeline for what seems like years now, take heart — it might all be over on September 9. According to some sources, at least, that's the day when Apple will at last officially announced its highly anticipated piece of wearable tech.
The big update to Apple TV may still be in the works, but in the meantime, everyone's favorite Cupertino company has expanded the device's current offerings with the addition of a Showtime Anytime channel. Notably, the channel acts as both an on-demand channel and way to view subscription content if you already have the channel through a cable provider.
Have no interest in an iOS-compatible smartwatch? What would you say to an iOS-compatible smart shirt? In what appears to be a first for the fashion industry, luxury designer Ralph Lauren is hoping you'll say "yes." This week at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, the brand is outfitting ball boys and one top tennis player in shirts that relay performance information to iOS devices.
The government of Brazil isn't amused by the Secret app, which lets you make comments you normally wouldn't make on Facebook or Twitter under the protection of anonymity. In fact, it's so incensed by the app that it's ordered Apple to remove the app from the App Store (which it has) and also to remove it remotely from iPhones (which it hasn't.)
Football season just got a lot more interesting for Apple TV owners. Today the Cupertino company added NFL Now to the device's ever-expanding lineup of channels, which means that fans of American football now have access to a gold mine of on-demand video content associated with the popular sport.