Funny that we were just talking about the benefits of a closed operating system. Mac OS X isn't anywhere near as closed as iOS 7, and thus it's more susceptible to malware attacks. As reported by security firm ESET (via MacRumors), Mac users who used cracked versions of popular programs now need to worry about a nasty trojan that's been stealing bitcoins.
Earlier this week we reported that New York City was still struggling with a staggering tide of iPhone thefts, but the petty thievery involved in most of the instances pales in comparison to an incident yesterday in Germany. Likely traveling at full speed, a band of thieves stole around 70,000 Euros' worth of Apple products (or $95,200) in a truck. As Germany's N-TV reports (via 9to5Mac), it's the kind of thing you'd expect to see in James Bond films.
If you happened to be one of the folks who downloaded Deus Ex: The Fall for iOS after our announcement yesterday, you'll likely have encountered a surprise if you're playing on a jailbroken device. Quite simply, if you've jailbroken your iPhone or iPad, you can't fire your weapon. Good luck getting through The Fall as a pacifist, especially since you can't get past the first stage without using a gun.
Another day, another lawsuit against Apple -- only this time, it's not over patents or even the devices it makes, but rather Chinese animation content being sold in iTunes without a license from the company who owns it.
It seems like poor Apple just can't get a break -- despite record revenues almost every quarter and the iPhone/iPad powerhouse dominating most of the markets where they're sold, Cupertino keeps taking it on the chin. In today's recap, we'll look at Leap's lower than expected iPhone sales and HTC's efforts to get users to switch to its Android devices… of course, at Apple's expense...
What's this? Still no OS X Mountain Lion? Fear not, Mac lovers -- it's only Monday, the week is young and there's plenty of other tech news brewing to read about. Why, just look at the next page right here… we've got five groovy stories to cap off the day, so why not dive in and find out what's making headlines for this Monday, July 23, 2012?
Apple’s new Mac App Store is barely a day old, and already there are concerns that its walled garden isn’t as secure as developers might hope. At least one popular app already has a cracked version available, with one hacker claiming to have already defeated Apple’s Mac App Store security.