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Security researchers find major flaw in Apple’s App Store approval process
Apple’s App Store has a much better reputation for security than Google Play but that may not last long if more hackers take advantage of a new flaw discovered by a team of researchers at Georgia Tech. Technology Review reports that the researchers successfully posted a malicious app to the App Store that contained fragmented pieces of code that only assembled themselves into malware after users had installed the app. The researchers say that they were able to get away with this because Apple apparently only ran the app for a few seconds before deciding that it was safe and sending it along to the App Store. “The app did a phone-home when it was installed, asking for commands,” explains
New iPhone apps worth downloading: SportsManias Sports News update, Gorilla Band, Lionel Battle Train
Start the week with all your most interesting sports news with today's first app worth downloading, SportsManias Sports News. The app is geared specifically at delivering news about your favorite teams, and packs videos, stats and more as well. We've also got Gorilla Band, an interactive storybook app for kids that also helps them learn about music. Finally, there's the iPad game Lionel Battle Train, in which players outfit a train with weapons and armor in order to take down attackers bent on stealing their cargo.
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Get inside the TARDIS with Google Street View's 'Doctor Who' Easter egg
Geronimo! An Easter egg on Google Street View will let the user explore the TARDIS from the popular British TV show "Doctor Who."
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KT Skylife plans to trial 4K satellite TV service in 2014
Satellite TV in Ultra HD quality is no longer just a dream: following a successful test broadcast this week, KT Skylife has unveiled a roadmap for offering 4K TV to its subscribers. The Korean provider plans to trial one channel of UHD content in the efficient H.265 (HEVC) video format next year, with a full commercial launch due in 2015. Widespread availability will depend on KT Skylife's ability to clear regulatory hurdles, CEO Jae-chul Moon says. The real challenge, however, may be finding customers with Ultra HD TVs. While prices are falling quickly, there's no guarantee that 4K sets will be commonplace in two years' time.
Source: The Korea Times