Following last Friday's release of Safari 3.0.2 comes a brand-new Monday morning vulnerability. Researcher E. Azizov of ITdefence in Russia posted on the Bugtraq newsgroup a demonstration of a buffer overflow in the Windows XP version of Apple's browser. Specifically, the new vulnerability affects the title buffer in Safari bookmarks. If the title of a page you wish to bookmark in Safari 3.0.2 exceeds 1,024 bytes, as soon as you save the bookmark (Ctrl+D) your computer may become compromised.
The first shipments of Apple's iPhone arrived on Sunday at airports across the country, according to AppleInsider, just in time for the start of iPhone Week.
Apparently the iPhones were shipped from Hong Kong to several major cities in the U.S. via air freight in order to clear customs ahead of Friday's expected launch. AppleInsider also reported that armed security guards greeted the arrival of the shipments, a practice usually reserved for shipments of diamonds and other more traditional baubles.
It's an open question as to how many iPhones will be available for sale this weekend. … Read more
I was inspired by a recent Cult of Mac post to hunt on Craigslist for some of my favorite "Buy me an iPhone!" or "I'll buy you an iPhone!" ads, which I've detailed below. Interestingly enough, they were restricted to the biggest of big cities, as far as I could tell (New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston) and I could track down only one that promised a genuinely … Read more
It doesn't appear that Apple and AT&T hired window designers from Macy's for the iPhone campaign.
The first window ads for the iPhone appeared in the retail stores of both companies Friday. They're fairly simple, just a picture of the iPhone itself and reminding everyone that it's "coming June 29." AppleInsider spotted some larger ads in what appears to be a mall somewhere, but in busy downtown San Francisco, Apple and AT&T went for a more compact campaign.
Those stores will be the epicenters of iPhone madness next Friday when … Read more
Only days after Apple released Mac OS X 10.4.10, it has also released Security Update 2007-006. This update affects users of Mac OS X v10.3.9, Mac OS X Server v10.3.9, Mac OS X v10.4.9 and Mac OS X Server v10.4.9. Both vulnerabilities involve surfing the Internet. One could allow a cross site scripting attack, the other could cause a denial of service (crash). The update is available from within Mac OS X via the Software Update pane in System Preferences, or from Apple's Software Download only for systems that … Read more
On your way to REI to pick up a camping equipment and provisions for your long wait in the iPhone line on June 29? Also check out travel community GridSkipper, which has city-specific campout guides for your expedition.
The guides include all-important food and restroom locations near the stores, plus recommended nearby hotels, and locations of nearest free Wi-Fi hubs.
I imagine it won't be long before store-specific Jaiku groups will form up, too, so people waiting in lines can talk among themselves. And organize revolts when their stores run out of phones.
If your local store isn't … Read more
The beta copy of Leopard, the next version of Mac OS X handed to developers last week by Apple, is available on a file-sharing site for downloading.
Apple's legal department tends to frown on things like that. Or, at least they did when the same thing happened with a beta copy of Tiger, the current version of Mac OS X released in April of 2005. Crunchgear spotted the build, code-named "9A466" on a U.K. site called Oink, and it's currently on PirateBay.
Commenters on Crunchgear's site said the build had been pulled from Oink, … Read more
The longest iPhone commercial you'll ever see is available on Apple's Web site.
The company on Friday posted a 20-minute guided tour of the device that is one of the most exhaustive looks yet at that iPhone thing you might have heard about. A really nice, enthusiastic man wearing a black shirt (no, not that one) takes you through the various features of the iPhone, including making phone calls, listening to music, sending e-mail, browsing the Web, and using applications like Google Maps.
Alas, the technical details we've all been waiting for are not to be found. … Read more
One of the most popular questions regarding the Apple iPhone asks whether Apple will sell unlocked models. So far, the consensus has been that such a move is unlikely, but much to our amazement, we noticed today that PureMobile.com, a online cell phone retailer, is touting unlocked iPhones on its Web site. It appears to be the 8GB version of the phone in black (is there any other color?).
Now before you whip out your credit card, we have to stress that PureMobile won't allow you to buy anything at the time of this writing. It only says … Read more
Since Apple has yet to reveal all the features of its upcoming iPhone, the satirists over at the Onion have taken it upon themselves to fill in the blanks.
Peruse their selections over here, but I did want to call out a few of my favorites to give you a taste.
When moved from hand to ear, makes Lightsaber sound effects. Has way, way more PRAM than the last thingy. Comes with an iPhone hat, so people know you own an iPhone during the brief periods you're not using it.
Apple and AT&T will … Read more