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Facebook unveils major changes at f8 conference

During Facebook's annual f8 conference today CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed an all-new, completely redesigned profile including the "Timeline" to better describe who you are and what you're interested in. Facebook will also introduce better app integration across the platform and we'll be seeing changes to the "Like" button as well.

So what are these changes all about and how soon can we expect to see them hit the iPhone app?

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Skype admits to iPhone app security problem, releasing a fix "soon"

Skype has stated they are aware of a serious cross-site scripting vulnerability within the chat feature for Skype on the iPhone. The security hole could allow for malicious JavaScript code to access to your address book and is known to affect versions 3.0.1 and below.

Skype reached out to TechCrunch to say they're hard at work on getting an update pushed to the App Store.

We are working hard to fix this reported issue in our next planned release which we hope to roll out imminently. In the meantime we always recommend people exercise caution in only accepting friend requests from people they know and practice common sense internet security as always.

The funny thing is, Skype has known about the issue for a while now. AppSec Consulting security researcher Phil Purviance helped discover the problem and let Skype know about it almost a month ago. Skype responded saying they would release an update earlier this month, but we're nearing the end of September and there's no update to be found.

Here's hoping Skype gets on this quick and pushes out an update soon, but in the meantime check out the video below detailing how the vulnerability works.

[superevr, TechCrunch]

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Facebook changes now appearing within Facebook for iPhone



Facebook has yet again changed the way the news feed functions and manages content. Love it or hate it, these changes are also starting to appear in the Facebook for iPhone app as well. While there is no update from the App Store, it appears a lot of the changes were made from the back end. Your news feed will now filter most recent news at the top followed by older stories.

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iOS 5 beta 8, Social networks, iPhone 5 pricing, iPhone 5 redesign [From the Forums]

Let's be blunt -- if you're not in the TiPb Forums you're missing out on the best darn discussion in iPhone and iPad today, so head on over and register now!

See you in the forums!

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No, ABC Family TV hasn't successfully ported iOS Safari to an Android Droid Charge

They've just proven they have more Photoshop licenses than gadget sense.

[Thanks Greg!]

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Switch to Sprint, iOS 5 beta 7 bugs, iPhone on other carriers, App reviews [From the Forums]


Apple television set for 2012/2013?

VentureBeat boldly restarts the Apple television set rumors this weekend, saying it's "almost certainly" being prepared for 2012 or 2013 according to "multiple sources in Silicon Valley". They backup the claim by citing numerous analysts, many of whom have records so hit and miss with Apple predictions that magic 8-balls could give them a run for their money, as well as a few opaque quotes from the WSJ and sites with equally hit or miss records.

An Apple-based television makes sense in light of Apple’s continued expansion out of the computer industry into the larger consumer electronics market.

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Add more functionality to the stock Messages app with SMS+ [jailbreak]

SMS+ was just made available in Cydia for jailbroken devices and adds a whole lot of functionality to the stock Messages app. A lot of people may argue that apps like BiteSMS already do all that SMS+ does. If you're someone who prefers the stock messages app, this may be a better choice for you. The price tag is also a bit more manageable as it's priced at only $1.99.

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Daily Tip: How to adjust icon labels and transparency with Alphacon [jailbreak]

Wondering how to easily and quickly adjust the transparency of your icons or turn off labels? If you Jailbreak, you may want to check out Alphacon. Other apps like Winterboard allow you to do this but if you want something much more simple, Alphacon is it.

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Poll: What's the next iOS device you plan on buying?

What's the next iOS device you plan on buying?

What's the next iOS device you plan on buying? I'm guessing a lot of the TiPb Nation is waiting for the iPhone 5, but is anyone going to skip it and hold out for the iPhone 6? Maybe you hope that Apple discounts the existing iPhone 4 like usual, or puts out a budget iPhone nano instead?

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