XSS Exploit found on Apple iTunes site… again

Nov 18, 2009 - 2 Comments

Update: Apple has fixed the exploit, the below link is preserved for posterity but no longer works to display anything abnormal. A few weeks ago, there was an active XSS Exploit on with their iTunes site. Well, a tipster sent us the exact same cross site scripting exploit found again on the Apple iTunes … Read More

Want to work at the NYC Apple Store? It’s easier to get accepted into Harvard University

Nov 14, 2009 - 3 Comments

Apple’s newest snazzy NYC store got 10,000 job applications and just over 200 were hired, making a 2% acceptance rate. BusinessInsider points out this is lower than the 7% acceptance rate at Harvard University. I imagine the economic situation contributes to the slew of resumes, but even still, those are some pretty remarkable statistics. Source: … Read More

Fortune Magazine names Steve Jobs CEO of the Decade

Nov 6, 2009 - 2 Comments

Fortune Magazine has named Steve Jobs the CEO of the decade, and it’s a pretty fitting title really, the guy is a powerhouse. Nearly 10 years ago Apple was struggling to find their place in the technology world, there were rumors of collapse and impending bankruptcy or buyouts, the first release of Mac OS X … Read More

Interview with the guy who named the iMac

Nov 5, 2009 - 1 Comment

Anyone fascinated by the mystique of Apple should check out the interview with a man you’ve probably never heard of, Ken Segall. His claim to fame? He named the iMac, and was in charge of that whole ‘Think Different’ campaign. With how ubiquitous the iBranding has become, I find it really interesting that Steve … Read More XSS Exploit found on iTunes site

Nov 3, 2009 - 8 Comments

Update: Apple has fixed the exploit! I imagine this will get fixed relatively quickly, but you can do some funny (and potentially scary) things with’s iTunes Affiliate sites just by modifying the URL parameters. The modified URL is formed as follows: Click here for the version of the XSS exploit on … Read More

Want a Free Mac Mini? It Pays for Itself in 2 Years with Energy Savings

Oct 27, 2009 - 2 Comments

Did you read that correctly? Your purchase of a Mac Mini becomes free after 2 years due to it’s energy efficiency. Yea, it sounds ridiculous I know, I didn’t believe it either, but recent Mini owner CJ Gill compared his months of electricity bills with a Mac Mini to the months before one when he … Read More

iPhone is the fastest growing consumer electronic product in history. Wow.

Oct 21, 2009 - 3 Comments

Yes you read the right. The iPhone is the fastest growing consumer electronic product in history. TechCrunch states: Its adoption ramp is even steeper than videogame consoles including the Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, and Sony PSP. The original iPod and Blackberry aren’t even in the same league. If you’re in the US and have AT&T … Read More

Apple now has 9.4% Market Share in USA, unofficially at 4% worldwide

Oct 14, 2009 - Leave a Comment

Apple Computer now has a 9.4% Market Share in the USA, putting it in 4th place behind HP, Dell, and Acer and above Toshiba. 9.4% is pretty remarkable considering just earlier in the year Apple was in 5th place with a 7.6% market share, and this is in the worst economic climate the USA has … Read More

85% of Mac owners also have a PC, 63% own an iPod, and more interesting Mac user facts

Oct 9, 2009 - Leave a Comment

A study from NPD tells us some interesting facts about Mac owners in the USA, highlights include: * 85% of Mac owners also own a PC * 72% of Mac owners use a notebook / laptop * 66% of Mac owners own three or more computers * 63% of Mac owners own an iPod * … Read More

Enable iPhone MMS

Sep 26, 2009 - 2 Comments

AT&T iPhone users of 2009 can now officially join the cellular world of 2002, with the ability to finally send and receive MMS messages. You have to upgrade to iPhone 3.1 and download a new carrier file to enable MMS on your AT&T iPhone. After reading so many negative reviews about the iPhone 3.1 update, … Read More

Steve Jobs at his Home Office in 1982

Sep 25, 2009 - 10 Comments
Steve Jobs picture by Dianne Walker in black and white

“This was a very typical time. I was single. All you needed was a cup of tea, a light, and your stereo, you know, and that’s what I had.” – Steve Jobs This is rather iconic, isn’t it? Something about that picture captures the minimalist aesthetic that Apple successfully translated to the digital age, with … Read More

The Great Incredibly Amazing Remarkable Easy Awesome Apple Keynote

Sep 18, 2009 - 1 Comment

I apologize to everyone that has seen this, but if you haven’t it’s pretty funny. It’s the entire Apple 9-9-09 keynote address condensed into just under two minutes of superlative adjectives. It’s incredible, awesome, easy, better and better, wonderful, remarkable, easy, amazing, awesome, amazing, amazing, easy, great, great, easy, great, amazing, awesome. It’s awesome. Check … Read More

How to File a Bug Report with Apple Directly

Sep 18, 2009 - 6 Comments

Though the Mac is fairly error free and tends to run much more stable than some of the competitors out there, many of us will find a bug or two in day to day usage anyway. Sometimes the bugs are minor, sometimes they’re fairly major and can dramatically impact how Mac OS X or iOS … Read More

Apple releases iTunes 9 and iPhone OS 3.1 for iPhone and iPod Touch

Sep 9, 2009 - Leave a Comment

In case you somehow missed the news today, Apple has released iTunes 9 available immediately for download, and iPhone OS 3.1 for the iPhone and iPod Touch, also available now. Both updates seem worthwhile and right in line with what the Apple Rumor Mill has been suspecting, although they don’t add anything jaw-dropping in terms … Read More

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard to be released this Friday, August 28

Aug 24, 2009 - 2 Comments

It’s official, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard will be available this Friday, August 28. Confirmed by Apple’s online store, the August 28 ship date is right in line with some earlier predictions. Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard is basically a finely tuned and optimized version of Mac OS X, it is noticeably faster … Read More

Secure your Mac – How to set an Open Firmware / EFI Firmware Password on system boot

Aug 15, 2009 - 1 Comment

If you really want to lock down your Mac from other users, you can set an Open Firmware (PPC) or EFI (Intel) password that will require a firmware level password immediately upon system boot, prior to Mac OS X being loaded. This is somewhat of an advanced trick and if you accidentally mess something up … Read More

University of Washington offers Certificate in iPhone & Cocoa Development program

Aug 10, 2009 - 1 Comment

Here’s something that’s bound to be popular. The University of Washington is offering a Certificate program in iPhone Development, the coursework covers Cocoa too but there’s plenty of Cocoa development programs out there so it’s really the iPhone development that makes it stand out. For now the program is only offered at the University of … Read More

It’s Oscar Night at – Watch Trailers from Academy Award Winners & Nominees

Feb 22, 2009 - 5 Comments
Apple Oscars page updated continuously with trailers for winners and nominees

If you are anything like me, you may struggle to keep up with a years worth of Hollywood releases. One easy way to sort through the noise is to focus on what the awards and festivals determine are worthwhile investments for your time, and you can further narrow the movies down by looking at the … Read More

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