MySpace has quadrupled its estimated number of registered sex offenders posting profiles on the site, from its May estimate of 7,000 to a current tally of 29,000. The pages of identified offenders have been deleted. What does this news mean for parents? How do we assess risk and keep it in perspective, and what best practices should be implemented on family, corporate and societal levels to keep kids safe?… Read more
During its third quarter conference earnings call, Apple revealed that it plans to bring the iPhone to a "few major countries in Europe next quarter," other European countries in early 2008, and into Asia sometime in 2008.
UPDATE: In the earnings conference call, CFO Peter Oppenheimer repeatedly referred to "270,000 iPhones." As such, it appears Apple may have sold 270,000 actual iPhones, not accessories and iPhones lumped. Still, the wording on the actual financial statement is very unclear.
In the one and a half days that it was on sale before Apple's fiscal third quarter ended, Apple sold 270,000 "iPhones and related accessories" according to the company's earnings report which neglected to divulge specific numbers. A footnote on the report says that number (270k) "consists of … Read more
We previously reported on a method for storing an entire set of HTML in a bookmark on the iPhone (in effect allowing "Web apps" to live locally on the device) by utilizing the data: URL. All page content is stored in bookmark data, and can be accessed when no network connection exists â?? even if the iPhone is in Airplane mode.
eBay has certified iPhoneAppLab's "iPhoneMyeBay" iPhone-optimized Web app for use with its services. In the words of the developer:
"eBay has put the application through rigorous QA testing and said that it meets it qualifications for working with eBay APIs and providing users of the applications all the benefits available."
Most importantly, however, this means that users can now actually bid on eBay items through the Web app. The bidding words on all auction types, and you can use a regular bid or "Buy It Now."
Apple has begun selling an AppleCare extended warranty plan for the iPhone. The plan extends hardware coverage to two years from the date of iPhone purchase. It covers the iPhone and iPhone Bluetooth hands-free headset as well as included accessories.
The company says:
"Should your iPhone need service under the plan, Apple-authorized technicians will repair it or provide a replacement using genuine Apple parts. We recommend that you purchase the AppleCare Protection Plan with your new iPhone to take maximum advantage of the coverage the plan provides. This plan is available for iPhone within its one-year limited warranty, used … Read more
One key development that Matt shared with the audience was that underscores in URLs are now (or at least very soon … Read more
Efiko Software has released a version of its RingToneMaker software for the iPhone that lets users create custom ringtones from MP3, WAV and OGG files under Windows 2000, XP or Vista. The tool, priced at $10, allows ringtones to then be transferred directly to the iPhone -- no doubt with the aid of work done by the iPhone Dev Wiki.
We haven't had a chance to try out this software yet, but if you have, please let us know how it works.
A few weeks ago, Rixstep posted a piece titled simply "Effective UID: 0," pointing out the fact that (as revealed by iPhone crash reports -- see this article on deciphering) expressing concern the iPhone runs most (all?) of its applications/processes as root (superuser, UID 0). This means that they enjoy full system rights -- a huge concern with regard to security, since any compromised application has the highest possible privilege level.
"[...] there … Read more