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Evomail for iOS updated with support for aliases, bug fixes, and more

Evomail for both iPhone and iPad has just received an update that contains support for aliases for Gmail, Yahoo, iCloud and IMAP accounts.

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Google+ Photos Chrome app mysteriously starts working on the Mac

Back in July, the Google+ Photos app for Google Chrome appeared in the Chrome Web Store, and was installable on the Mac but wouldn't work upon launching. At that time, it had been soft launched for the Chromebook Pixel about a month previously – though worked on other Chromebooks – and since then the listing has been disabled. However, if you managed to get it installed already, it appears to have magically begun working, and if you didn't get it installed there is still a way to try it out with a little Chrome trickery.

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Jekyll apps: How they attack iOS security and what you need to know about them

Today researchers Tielei Wang, Kangjie Lu, Long Lu, Simon Chung, and Wenke Lee from Georgia Tech gave a talk at the 22nd USENIX Security Symposium and revealed the details of how they got a so-called "Jekyll app" through the App Store approval process and into a position where it could perform malicious tasks. Their methods highlight several challenges to the effectiveness of the Apple's App Store review process as well as security in iOS. The researchers immediately pulled their app from the App Store after downloading it to their test devices, but demonstrated techniques that could be used by others to also sneak malware past Apple's reviewers.

The details of Apple's app review process are not publicly known, but aside from a few notable exceptions it has been largely successful in keeping malware away from iOS devices. The basic premise of a Jekyll app is to submit a seemingly harmless app to Apple for approval that, once published to the App Store, can be exploited to exhibit malicious behavior. The concept is fairly straightforward, but let's dig in to the details.

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Notability updated with iPhone support, iCloud sync, and more

Notability, one of the more popular handwriting and note taking apps, has just been updated to version 5.0 which brings with it support for iPhone. Previously Notability was only available for iPad. The update also brings iCloud sync so your notes will be available to you regardless what iOS device you're on.

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Editorial for iPad gets thoroughly reviewed, found to be awesome

Editorial for iPad by OMZ-Software bills itself as powerful markdown editing and workflow automation, and they're absolutely not joking around when they say that. It's a got a full-on Python interpreter built-in, which means if you can script it, you can pretty much do it. How do I know that? Because Federico Viticci has put it through its paces. If you're familiar with Ticci, Editorial for iPad is pretty much the app he was born and bred to review, and this 10k review is pretty much his Pietà. Seriously, I have no idea how much espresso had to die for this review to live. From MacStories.net:

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Space Hulk is Warhammer 40k-flavored tactical strategy

Space Hulk, a game by Danish developer Full Control set in the Warhammer 40K universe, has been released for Mac and PC, with an iPad released expected later this year. Space Hulk is a turn-based, tactical strategy game that pits the Blood Angel Space Marines against the Genestealers.

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The Loop Magazine #8 is here, and check out that cover!

Rather than wait for Jim Dalrymple to call up and "suggest" I get him part two of my series on human interface, I did the smart thing and told him it was almost ready and would be on its way soon. He laughed. Not terrifyingly. And I got it done. Now it's here and Jim surprised me by sticking it on the cover of the The Loop Magazine #8.

Yeah, that'll cost me some Heineken.

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Citymapper for iPhone expands from London into New York City

Citymapper for iPhone is one of my absolute favorite travel apps for London, but now it's leaving the shores of the UK and taking in New York City as well. Citymapper is your one stop shop for route planning and transit information, bike share stations, is completely free to download and looks great to boot.

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Finish 2.0 for iOS adds task notes, Klip rewards, new reminder options, and more

The popular task management app Finish has just been updated to version 2.0. The new version includes several new features, some refinements to old ones, and lots of visual tweaks that make an already great app even better.

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Football Manager 2014 announced for Mac, pre-order for early beta access

Sports Interactive has today pulled the wraps off the latest in the Football Manager series – that's the proper football, with the round ball – Football Manager 2014. Due for release later this year on Mac as well as Windows and Linux, the title is now up for pre-order from a variety of retailers, including Steam.

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