Alexei Borodin, the hacker who came up with the recent in-app purchase exploit that allowed free transactions for iOS users has struck again with a new method that allows users of Mac apps to do the same.
The way that users implement it is slightly different on OS X than it is on iOS, but the root method is basically similar. In the last exploit, the content can be obtained without “hacking” the device and cannot be prevented by developers using Apple’s recommended receipt signing procedures, as has been widely suggested.
The so-called "In-Appstore for OS X" uses a similar receipt-spoofing method to bypass Apple's validation system to get paid content for free. Alexey Borodin's newest exploit uses the same DNS server routing and receipt spoofing method outlined in previous reports to fool apps into validating dubious in-app purchases.
The system requires a user to install local certificates on their Mac and route purchases to a specially-created DNS server hosted by Borodin. The server, set up to be a replica of the Mac App Store, then sends back a spoofed receipt verification. [ Read more.. ]
TPV Technology and LG Electronics in particular are said to be either forming alliances with one another or are seeking out additional partners for smart TV alliances, sources speaking to DigiTimes say. They add that China-based TV brand Changhong has also formed an alliance and is placing bets on a cloud-based interface for its offerings which it hopes to solidify within three years.
"[i]The sources said the alliances are also forming as Apple is preparing to release a smart TV. [ Read more.. ]
I recently discovered that my calendar contacts are missing for after 1 months back. After the initial panic I discovered that if you are using iCloud and sync the default would show only a events a month back.
To solve this, go to :
Settings > Mail, Contacts & Calendars
Under Calendars > Sync
and change it to "All Events".
After sync your calendar should look like this (events longer than 1 month back will show up):
you also have the option here to change it to 2 weeks, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months. The default setting is "1 month back".
MacBook Pro with Retina display are experiencing image persistence issues with the laptop's high-resolution screen, prompting Apple to replace any possibly defective units.
A number of users have reported that their new MacBook Pro's Retina display suffers from image retention issues, sometimes incorrectly referred to as ghosting or 'burn - in'. This problem is likely not widespread.
The thread contains a number of identical instances of image persistence on the high pixel density panels used in the MacBook Pro, however the true number of affected screens could be greater as the problem is minor for except for the most observant users. Indeed, even with a video example above I was not really able to even detect it.
The persistent image is only noticeable on light-colored backgrounds and remains on the screen for about five minutes before fading away as noted by the forum members.
Image persistence, also known as image retention, has been seen on other IPS panels is one of the main weaknesses of the display technology. [ Read more.. ]