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Beware of credit-card thieves and online scammers dangling Apple gear

“Mac geeks estimate that Apple presold 120,000 iPads on March 12, but it’s not just aficionados who are gearing up for Cupertino’s next big thing: The iPad is expected to be a target for credit-card thieves and online scammers of all types,” Martha C. White reports for The Washington Post. ” McAfee is already warning consumers not to fall for e-mails or ads promising a free or reduced-price iPad if they enter an address… and a credit card number.”

“Why is Apple so popular with scammers? Its business model gives them two ways to use stolen credit-card numbers, according to Robert Vamosi, research analyst specializing in security, fraud and risk for market research firm Javelin Strategy & Research,” White reports. “First, electronics are a hot category for thieves.”
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March 22, 2010   No Comments

Apple’s App Store is now accepting iPad app submissions

“According to an email just sent out to devs, Apple is now accepting iPad application submissions through iTunes Connect. You can submit your application today and ‘receive feedback’ on its ‘readiness for the grand opening,’” Erica Sadun reports for TUAW.

“Simulator-only apps developed with the iPhone SDK 3.2 Beta 5 can be submitted as of today for initial review. Upload your apps by 5pm, Saturday, March 27th, and the App review team will e-mail you with submission feedback about the readiness of your application for App Store distribution,” Sadun reports. “You will also receive information about submitting your apps for final review, before the iPad ships and (for most of us) before we even own hardware.”

Sadun writes, “If you’re thinking about waiting: don’t. Apple states that ‘[o]nly apps submitted for the initial review will be considered for the grand opening of the iPad App Store.’”

More info in the full article here.

March 22, 2010   No Comments

Apple’s iTunes Store passes 10 billion songs downloads milestone

Apple’s iTunes Store passed the 10 billion songs downloads milestone today, February 24, 2010, at approximately 4:43pm ET.

Somebody has won a US$10,000 iTunes Store Gift Card!

We’ll let you know who won as soon as Apple announces the winner.

February 25, 2010   No Comments

Apple’s Schiller explains why App Store removed thousand of sexy apps

“After four days of confusion and adolescent hand-wringing, Apple finally spoke out about the change of policy that has removed thousands of risqué applications from its iPhone App Store,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.

“The response came in an interview that senior vice president Phil Schiller gave Jenna Wortham of The New York Times,” Elmer-DeWitt reports. “‘It came to the point where we were getting customer complaints from women who found the content getting too degrading and objectionable, as well as parents who were upset with what their kids were able to see,’ Mr. Schiller said.”
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February 24, 2010   No Comments

Apple purges 5,000 ‘sexual’ apps from iTunes App Store

“Following last week’s revelation that Apple had reversed its policy on sexual content in the iPhone App Store, a new report claims more than 5,000 inappropriate applications have been removed from the download destination,” Katie Marsal reports for AppleInsider.

“Developer ChilliFresh, creator of the ‘Wobble iBoobs’ application removed from the App Store last week due to ‘numerous complaints’ from users, claimed that a discussion with Apple revealed the company removed more than 5,000 offending applications from the App Store,” Marsal reports. “The total number of removed applications is said to have amounted to roughly 3 percent of the entire App Store.”

Marsal reports, “ChilliFresh claimed that an Apple representative said images of both women and men in bikinis are inappropriate, as are words that have a sexual connotation. Apple allegedly is not allowing applications that can be ‘sexually arousing,’ or that imply sexual content.”

Full article here.

Source: MacDailyNews

February 23, 2010   No Comments

Apple launches iTunes App Store 13 more countries

Apple has announced to iPhone OS devlopers that they can now distribute their apps to more customers with the addition of App Store support in 13 countries:

• Armenia

• Botswana

• Bulgaria

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February 21, 2010   No Comments

The Apple App Store Economy: Infographic from gigaom.com

A clever new infographic from gigaom.com shows how the App Store puts more than 100,000 apps at your fingertips — and generates millions of dollars for app developers worldwide.

January 17, 2010   No Comments