When it comes to security, Apple users have had it very easy for a long
time. While their Windows peers have struggled with viruses, malware,
and trojans, the biggest security worry Apple users have faced is the
(largely apocryphal) prospect of being mugged if they’re wearing white
earbuds. Read on to see why this might not always be the case.
Well, if the week before last was the week of the iPad, last week was the week of iPhone OS 4.0. Apple's big announcement event answered a number of criticisms, introduced a bunch of exciting new developments, and set off fresh rounds of speculation.
And with the new OS in developers' (and jailbreakers') hands, you just knew the stories off the official press beat were going to show some of the tastier little features not covered on Thursday. But guess what? Other things happened, and we were there. So join us for our weekly coffee and the best of the week from Mac|Life.
Well, that was quite an iPhone OS
presentation, huh? A number of things announced today about OS 4.0 had
already been out there in the rumor mill (multitasking and some sort of
something with iAd), but nothing is quite like seeing the real thing.
you noticed a sluggishness on the web today, that's because everyone
was glued to the presentation, refreshing and refreshing their favorite
live blogging and opining away on Twitter. As always when there's big
news, come here first. Mac|Life knows what you're after.
Third-generation iPod touch and 3GS iPhone users, the iPhone OS 4.0
update will apply entirely for your mobile devices, though we're still
unsure if iPod touch users will have to pay the 10$ upgrade fee. Users
that are still holding on to their 3G and Second-gen iPod touches,
however, will get the update sans multitasking, and perhaps a couple of
other features, too. iPad users could be getting the update for free,
but there's currently no official confirmation.
One of the more major "tentpoles" announced at this morning's Apple
event was the Game Center, which will exhibit over 50,000 game and
entertainment titles in the App Store. The Game Center will be along the
same lines of what PC users have with the Steam client, and Xbox
console gamers have with Xbox Live--basically, a huge portal from where
to download and install games you want to play, without having to mull
through the entire App list.
And, in case you missed "tentpole" number five, 80% of Fortune 100
companies are using iPhones, which means that better email encryption
within the iPhone OS 4.0 SDK will really benefit business professionals.
Oh, and for those of you math majors out there, that means that 80 of
those companies on the Fortune 100 list are iPhone faithful