Apple developer guidelines lead to rogue phone call risks in iOS

Web pages are all about hyperlinks. Usually, these link to other web pages, by specifying a URL such as: http://example.com/newpage But there are other sorts of URL, such as mailto: (opens your email client), file: (opens a local file, if security settings permit it), and tel: (opens your phone app, if you have one). For example, a URL such as tel:+44.1235.559933 is a hyperlink to the main Sophos UK switchboard.…

10 Things to Do So Apple Doesn’t Reject Your App

  Apple recently released the top 10 reasons for rejecting apps in the seven-day period ending Aug. 28, 2014. While it’s just for a seven-day period, it’s indicative of what developers end up doing wrong. Fifety eight percent of the apps are rejected for the 10 main reasons. If Apple rejected your app, or if you’re building one at the moment, here are 10 things you should do to make sure…

It’s time to fix iCloud

By Dave Smith Apple products are designed to “just work.” But iCloud, Apple’s integrated internet-based service for synchronizing content across devices, is an uncharacteristic wreck – and has been for awhile. Millions of people are learning about iCloud after a 4chan user hacked several prominent actresses’ phones and posted hundreds of private photos online this weekend. Thing is, that particular hack was allegedly the work of several hackers over several…

Apple Fares Better in Diverse Hires, But There’s More Work to Be Done

Apple published its workplace diversity numbers, the latest in a parade of big tech companies such as Google, Twitter and Facebook to respond to a request from Rev. Jesse Jackson and his Rainbow Push Coalition to reveal what the civil rights leader calls the opportunity gap in tech and highlight ways firms can better reflect the consumer demographics they serve. Of Apple’s 98,000 employees, whites dominate leadership, tech and non-tech positions, holding shares ranging from…

China bans Apple products from government purchases: Report

BEIJING: China has prohibited government agencies from purchasing Apple Inc hardware products due to security concerns, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing government officials familiar with the matter. Ten Apple products including versions of the iPad tablet and MacBook laptop have been omitted from a government procurement list distributed by China’s National Development and Reform Commission and Ministry of Finance, Bloomberg News said. They were included in a June draft,…