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Security research specialist Nitesh Dhanjani has demonstrated how mobile Safari’s ability to hide a web page’s URL can be used to trick users.
Specifically, his proof-of-concept site shows a “fake” URL filed once the real one has been hidden, preventing users from realizing that they’re not looking at the site they intended to see.
Dhanjani goes on to note that, in situations where a URL filed should be visible, a hacker could simply present the fake one, tricking most users.
Chair and Epic Games’ extremely impressive Infinity Blade title has gotten a final release date and price: you’ll be able to hack and slash your way around the medieval RPG on December 9th for a purchase price of $5.99.
The app will be universal and will run on iPhone 3GS and above, up to and including the iPad and the latest iPhone and iPod touch. Players will be able to level up and gear up their characters as they fight through the world towards the game’s big boss, a character called “the God-King.”
A survey of over 2,600 mobile phone users in Brazil, Germany, Spain, Britain, the United States and China shows that only about 25 percent of smartphone owners are loyal to their current operating system. The survey by German firm Gfk found that 56 percent of smartphone owners were open to trying a new OS with their next phone, with only Apple bucking the trend with a 59 percent loyalty rate to iOS.
Microsoft users were the least loyal to their OS with a 21 percent loyalty rate, while Blackberry came in at 35 percent, Android at 28 percent, and Nokia/Symbian at 24 percent.
Lead analyst on the survey Ryan Garner told Reuters that “Loyalty with a handset is a lot more complicated these days in that people buy into experiences at the high-end level. If a phone doesn’t do what it says it will do or what the owner hopes it will do, the maker will lose loyalty.”
I am not sure that the only
You’ve probably seen Chopper 2 here before — we originally covered the app’s iPad-out-to-TV feature and then chatted with creator David Frampton back at WWDC last year.
With the news of the Mac App Store coming soon, Frampton has decided to port the game over to the Mac, and since he already included a way to control the universal iPad app with an iPhone, he’s decided to do the same thing for the Mac. On the next page, you can see a video demo of the app on the Mac being controlled by the iPhone version over Wi-Fi.
It’s very slick, and I don’t think this will be
While capacitive touchscreens have a lot of wonderful qualities when it comes to precision and sensitivity, the need for skin contact can be a problem in cold climates.
MobileBurn has tried out three different solutions that help protect your digits from frigid air while still letting you manipulate your iPhone or iPad without resorting to some kind of sausage.
Gloves from Isotoner and Agloves and a retrofit kit from GloveTips.com gave a decidedly mixed set of results in MobileBurn’s testing. Fleece smartTouch gloves from Isotoner feature capacitive pads on the tips of the index finger and thumb. While the gloves are warm and the pads work well, their position means that your finger or thumb have to be straight on to make contact. If you often use the side of the finger tip or thumb, you’re out of luck.
The Agloves are infused throughout with silver, meaning that