2014 Apple iMessages security update

A few days ago I made the following tweet: Repeat after me: Apple iMessages IS NOT end-to-end encrypted. https://t.co/sh9due25VF cc @EFF — Greg Slepak (@taoeffect) November 6, 2014 I’d like to apologize for the wording of that, as it could have been written in a more accurate way. To help clear up any confusion, I spent the […]

Mac App Store Failure

One of our goals for version 3, was to address a user-request to get Espionage into the Mac App Store (MAS). We thought we succeeded in this, but it looks like this was only a momentary success. Apple’s June 1st sandboxing deadline hit, and we thought we were safe because we were already in the […]

Existing iPhone Apps Breaking the TOS

Wow. It looks like someone made a Google Docs spreadsheet of existing iPhone applications breaking the TOS. Some of these “sub-standard” applications appear to include: The popular Rolando 2 for breaking 3.3.1 and 3.3.2 (Lua interpreter) Zombieville, #1 in all Games for a while, a Unity3D game (breaking 3.3.1) Ravensword: The Fallen King, #1 in […]

Steve Jobs’ Response: A Brief Followup

The attention that yesterday’s post received is astounding, but unfortunately from the looks of it a lot of people seem to have a poor understanding of the situation. I feel compelled to address some of the sticking points. On MonoTouch and other 3rd Party Tools Some people appear to be under the mistaken impression that […]

Steve Jobs’ response on Section 3.3.1

After posting my reaction to clause 3.3.1 of the iPhone SDK terms I decided to write Steve Jobs the following email: Hi Steve, Lots of people are pissed off at Apple’s mandate that applications be “originally written” in C/C++/Objective-C. If you go, for example, to the Hacker News homepage right now: <http://news.ycombinator.com/> You’ll see that […]

Dear Apple: The iPhone deserves better SDK terms

Outrage over this little clause in the new iPhone developer SDK terms is erupting all over the internet: 3.3.1 — Applications may only use Documented APIs in the manner prescribed by Apple and must not use or call any private APIs. Applications must be originally written in Objective-C, C, C++, or JavaScript as executed by […]

How Secure Is Your iPad?

Apple’s iPad may turn out to be more of a security risk than a useful tool for some, especially for those who, prior to yesterday’s launch, speculated that the iPad would be a God-send to the health care system, and possibly other sectors like businesses. According to Steve, however, the iPad is designed primarily for […]

Wireless Sleeper – Fixin’ Apple’s Bugs

Quite often in the past I’ve experienced a strange problem with my Macbook Pro where it would wake itself up shortly after I put it to sleep. I discovered that it only did this when the Airport card in my laptop was turned on. After learning that I wasn’t the only one experiencing this problem, […]