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iPhone ‘kill-switch’ limited to location-aware apps

June 28, 2018
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A report Friday suggests that the furor over the discovery of a “blacklist” inside the iPhone’s OS might have been a bit premature, since the URL only “blacklists” certain applications. (CNET News.com — 9 August, 2008)
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The discovery of a URL that appears to blacklist iPhone applications sent the Internet into a tizzy despite the fact that the person who discovered it isn’t sure how Apple intends to use it. (CNET News.com — 8 August, 2008)
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The new software supposedly comes with various “bug fixes,” although it’s not clear right now exactly what bugs Apple chose to tackle with the new software. (CNET News.com — 5 August, 2008)
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Between January and June of 2008, more people purchased music through Apple’s iTunes Store than from any other online or big-box store, according to NPD Group. (CNET News.com — 6 August, 2008)
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Apple has apparently included a blacklisting mechanism in the newest iPhone software, through which it can check for unauthrorized applications and disable them. (CNET News.com — 8 August, 2008)
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The removal of the $1,000 “I am Rich” application along with a few other apps from Apple’s App Store has some developers wondering what the rules are. (CNET News.com — 9 August, 2008)
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Lawyers for Mac clone maker Psystar have said they are considering raising antitrust questions in their defense of the company against a lawsuit filed by Apple. (CNET News.com — 5 August, 2008)
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The Internet giant has opened a programming interface that lets other Web sites use the data stored within its Yahoo Music service. (CNET News.com — 6 August, 2008)
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The CEO acknowledges problems with the debut of MobileMe, and says the company has much more to learn about delivering Internet services. (CNET News.com — 6 August, 2008)
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The company’s FBFund grant program has never been one of its most publicity-friendly projects, but a new contest that will give away $10 million total may change that. (CNET News.com — 5 August, 2008)
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