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Mobile Security

Is carrying an iPhone worth the risk?

Update: It appears that Apple have resolved the issue with the September launch of IOS 7, essentially by implementing what I suggested below (highlighted): Yesterday I was robbed of my brand new iPhone (S/N: DNPGQ4RDDTDM IMEI: 013032008785006 ) for the second time, in public, in Paris. While I’m still a little shaken, angry and disappointed, I’m glad […]

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Future

Apple iPad to be Steve Jobs’ welcome back gift?

You may recall the Crystal Ball: Apple’s $599 “iPad Touch” Netbook (with pictures) article last year in which I mocked up the forthcoming Apple iPad. Although it turns out I wasn’t the first with this idea (further proof it’s got legs) I wasn’t the last either, with the Wall Street Journal claiming that “people privy […]

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Cloud Future

Crystal Ball: Apple’s $599 “iPad Touch” Netbook (with pictures)

They say a picture is worth a thousand words so how better to illustrate what I think an Apple “netbook” might look like than to design what I’d build if I were them. I’ve affectionately called it the “Apple iPad Touch” – not because it’s a particularly clever name but because it’s close to “iPod” […]

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Internet Mobile Security Standards

HOWTO: Reverse engineer the iPhone protocols

A few months back (‘Apple iPhone 2.0: The real story behind MobileMe Push Mail and Jabber/XMPP Chat‘) I analysed how the iPhone interacted with the new MobileMe service with a view to offering the same features to Google Apps customers. Unfortunately this is not yet possible (the APIs don’t exist on both sides of the […]

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Internet Security Standards

Apple iPhone 2.0: The real story behind MobileMe Push Mail and Jabber/XMPP Chat

So those of you who anticipated a Jabber/XMPP chat client on the iPhone (and iPod Touch) after TUAW rumoured that ‘a new XMPP framework has been spotten(sic) in the latest iPhone firmware‘ back in April were close… but no cigar. Same applies for those who hypothesised about P-IMAP or IMAP IDLE being used by MobileMe […]

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Software

Single command Django installer for OS X

So you want to see what all the fuss around Django is about? To get the latest bleeding edge snapshot (as discussed here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here) you just need to run these commands (as root), per the official install instructions: /usr/bin/svn co http://code.djangoproject.com/svn/django/trunk/ /usr/local/django-trunk ln -s /usr/local/django-trunk/django /Library/Python/2.5/site-packages/django ln -s […]

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Security Software

Making SSL work with Apache 2 on Mac OS X with CAcert

Getting SSL up and running on OS X is not too difficult these days. First you need to tell it to read the SSL config file (removing red lines, adding green lines): — /etc/apache2/httpd.conf 2008-06-11 03:42:25.000000000 +0200 +++ /etc/apache2/httpd.conf.dist 2008-06-11 04:15:15.000000000 +0200 @@ -470,7 +470,7 @@ #Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-default.conf # Secure (SSL/TLS) connections -#Include /private/etc/apache2/extra/httpd-ssl.conf +Include […]

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Future

Apple WWDC Predictions

So it’s Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) today in San Francisco and Steve Jobs will certainly have some new goodies for us Mac junkies, likely: iPhone 2.0 Immediately available, probably worldwide, perhaps with new partnerships, probably cheaper again (who ever said being an Apple early adopter wasn’t without its costs?) New toys including 3G, GPS, […]