Android might be targeted by hackers and malware far more often than Apple’s iOS platform, but that doesn’t mean devices like the iPhone and iPad are immune to threats. A post on Russian website Habrahabr.ru draws attention to a fairly serious vulnerability that allows nefarious users to remotely crash apps on iOS 6, or even render them unusable. The vulnerability is seemingly due to a bug in Apple’s CoreText font rendering framework, and OS X Mountain Lion is affected as well. (more…)Goo...
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Passbook was one the headlining features of iOS 6, but for people outside the US, it mainly remained an useless feature because no apps were integrated into it. ClearTrip, the travel app, is now integrated with Apple’s Passbook, which makes Apple’s new feature a bit more useful especially for users in India. The travel booking site is now providing Passbook integration for air tickets and hotel reservations. (more…)Google+
Google Maps for iOS 6 users are scheduled to the Apple App store later today if a report by AllThingsD is to be believed. The report says that it will come tonight, but that’s because the report is coming out of the US and they expect it to be available anytime soon, so we can expect the app to be available today. (more…)Google+
Apple has fired Richard Williamson who oversaw the iOS 6 Maps team in the wake of the iPhone 5 mapping fiasco if a report by Bloomberg is to be believed. According to the report Apple’s Senior VP Eddy Cue who took charge of the Maps and Siri teams last month after the firing of Scott Forstall pushed out Williamson. (more…)Google+
French wire service AFP is reporting that Apple has settled with Swiss railways over the iOS 6 clock dispute. According to the report Apple paid the Swiss rail operator SBB $21 million in October to continue using the clock on iOS that is used in the companies mobile products – iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad mini and iPad. (more…)Google+
Apple has released a new update for the iOS 6 users dubbed iOS 6.0.1. It is not a major update but it brings a number of important bug fixes in tow. The update can be had either through an iTunes sync or a wireless update. (more…)Google+
This is the news you all had been waiting for and you read it first on BGR India! Multiple sources have confirmed to us that Apple is preparing to launch the iPhone 5 in India on the last Friday of this month, which happens to be October 26. As we had exclusively reported earlier, Apple will be distributing the iPhone 5 in India on its own rather than relying on its carrier partners. (more…)Google+
iOS hacker Ryan Petrich claims to have ported Google Maps on iOS 6. He took to Twitter to announce his feat and said that he was running a port of the Google Maps app from iOS 5.1 on an iPhone 3GS running iOS 6. He has posted an video of the Google Maps app running on iOS 6 in a YouTube video. (more…)Google+
Google’s executive chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt told Reuters that his company had not submitted a Google Maps app for iOS at an event in Tokyo, Japan. Previously, rumors were perpetuated by Apple watcher 9to5Mac that Google had submitted the app and was waiting for approval from Apple. (more…)Google+
The release of iOS 6 has recked havoc amongst a number of iDevice users as the update has replaced the long standing Google Maps app with Apple’s new solution which is being called inferior to the product it replaces. Apparently, Google already has an iOS version of its popular maps app ready if a report by 9to5Mac is to believed. According to the report, the app has been submitted to Apple for approval, but Apple is yet to give the go ahead. (more…)Google+
Many may not know, but amongst the 200 new features introduced in iOS 6, there resides a new clocks application. While the app does allow users to select different clock themes, it seems like some Swiss watch makers are not exactly happy. Swiss newspaper Blick.ch is reporting that the Swiss Federal Railways and watchmaker Mondaine are not exactly happy about the new clock themes introduced in iOS 6. Currently, Mondaine exclusively owns the license for the classic Swiss railway clock, and the clocks themes int...
Cupertino, we have a problem! And this time the problem is much bigger than “Antennagate” from the iPhone 4 or the pricing of the iPhone 4S. We are talking about Apple’s own maps in iOS 6 that, let’s be frank, are something that resembles a toddler’s scribbles at some places or just a blank canvas at others. We have seen the map show Kolkata’s Howrah bridge on land and an intricate mesh of streets on the river. And let’s not get started on the absence of directions, l...