So you want to install iOS 7 beta on your iPhone. Here are some advise I can give you:
- Are you an Apple Developer?
Just because you paid the $99 Apple Developer fee, does not make you an Apple Developer.
If the answer is “no” then do not install iOS 7 beta on your iPhone.
- Please do not go to any sites who would give you access to iOS 7 beta by giving them your UDID and some money.
- Do you have an iPhone (or iPod touch) that you can sacrifice?
If you do, then go ahead. If you don’t proceed with extreme caution.
- Read the release notes and instructions.
- Do not post the “iOS 7 beta is so buggy” message on the Apple Developer Forums.
- Do not post the “Will Apple ever fix this bug?” message on Apple Developer Forums.
<sarc>Apple will never fix those bugs!</sarc>
- Be aware that you might not be able to downgrade to iOS 6.
Apple posts its official response regarding U.S. Government’s “Prism” program.
Apple’s Commitment to Customer Privacy
Two weeks ago, when technology companies were accused of indiscriminately sharing customer data with government agencies, Apple issued a clear response: We first heard of the government’s “Prism” program when news organizations asked us about it on June 6. We do not provide any government agency with direct access to our servers, and any government agency requesting customer content must get a court order.
There’s the “direct access” phrase again.
Like several other companies, we have asked the U.S. government for permission to report how many requests we receive related to national security and how we handle them. We have been authorized to share some of that data, and we are providing it here in the interest of transparency.
Here we go.
From December 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013, Apple received between 4,000 and 5,000 requests from U.S. law enforcement for customer data. Between 9,000 and 10,000 accounts or devices were specified in those requests, which came from federal, state and local authorities and included both criminal investigations and national security matters. The most common form of request comes from police investigating robberies and other crimes, searching for missing children, trying to locate a patient with Alzheimer’s disease, or hoping to prevent a suicide.
De-emphasizing the surveillance on the individuals.
Regardless of the circumstances, our Legal team conducts an evaluation of each request and, only if appropriate, we retrieve and deliver the narrowest possible set of information to the authorities. In fact, from time to time when we see inconsistencies or inaccuracies in a request, we will refuse to fulfill it.
Let’s say that we have dealt with Apple in requesting informations on stolen Apple Products.
Apple has always placed a priority on protecting our customers’ personal data, and we don’t collect or maintain a mountain of personal details about our customers in the first place. There are certain categories of information which we do not provide to law enforcement or any other group because we choose not to retain it.
For example, conversations which take place over iMessage and FaceTime are protected by end-to-end encryption so no one but the sender and receiver can see or read them. Apple cannot decrypt that data. Similarly, we do not store data related to customers’ location, Map searches or Siri requests in any identifiable form.
So, use FaceTime and iMessage instead of SMS and phone calls on the iPhone.
We will continue to work hard to strike the right balance between fulfilling our legal responsibilities and protecting our customers’ privacy as they expect and deserve.
Apple will response to judge-signed-warrants.
Fourteenth episode of Angry Birds Toons titled “Dopeys On A Rope” is now playing at the nearest Angry Birds game. Spoiler, it features The Pigs, Red, Chuck and The Blues.
Stay toons for next week episode.
It was really windy and I was chasing the bubbles. I think I could do better. I used 3200 ISO because there was not much sunlight left in the day. You can notice the grains on the photograph.
- ISO: 3200
- Exposure time: 1/50
- F-number: 5.6
Image is edited using Pixelmator 2.2.
Some people said it is called a Pelican.
- ISO: 100
- Exposure time: 1/250
- F-number: 5.6
Taken with Canon EOS 60D and Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Standard Zoom Lens.
Image is edited using Pixelmator 2.2.
Rovio has just released new animated video for Angry Birds Star Wars titled “Boba’s Delivery” on the Toons channel.
Spoiler, someone from Angry Birds Space is making a cameo appearance.
We asked Rovio back on May 31, 2013:
Dear Rovio, when will the next update to @AngryBirds Star Wars come?
Well, it is here. Angry Birds Star Wars now features playable Lando Bird.
What’s New in Version 1.3.0
After betraying his old friend Han Solo, Lando Bird changes his ways and joins the Rebellion! Continue the fight against the evil Pig Empire with 20 epic new Cloud City levels, awesome new power-ups and much more!
- NEW LEVELS – 20 extra Cloud City levels with all-new flying steam vents!
- NEW CHARACTER – Play as Lando Bird, firing three devastating lasers at once!
- NEW POWER-UPS – Master the Lightsaber Sling, plus other new power-ups!
- NEW BOSS FIGHT – Use logic and skill to take on the evil Lard Vader!
- NEW BONUS LEVELS – Find a golden droid and collect stars to unlock more awesome levels!
The latest update also takes care of some minor issues for an even better Angry Birds Star Wars experience!