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Jailbreak developer comex to intern at Apple

Jailbreak developer Nicholas Allegra, better known as comex and best known for userland exploits that allowed untethered Jailbreaks, and the web-based Jailbreak, has announced on Twitter that's he'll be taking an internship at Apple this fall.

It's been really, really fun, but it's also been a while and I've been getting bored. 3 hours ago

So, the week after next I will be starting an internship with Apple.

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Tim Cook: iPhone 5 postponed, all ahead on iPrinters [Humor]

In classic The Onion fashion, they're lampooning Apple's [brand new CEO, with a nod to his HP roots. That's right -- printers.

incoming CEO Tim Cook called a meeting of shareholders and members of the press Thursday morning to announce that he envisioned printers as the company’s future. “Laser, ink-jet, double-sided, color, black-and-white—the future of technology is in printers. I am absolutely convinced of that,”

The whole thing is worth a read. And a smile. And our desperate hopes that life never ends up imitating this satirical art.

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Tim Cook email to Apple employees

Ars Technica has received what they feel confident is an email from new Apple CEO Tim Cook to all Apple employees. In it, Cook addresses his new role, and his confidence in Apple and his team going forward.

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The wrong yellow gradient

When Steve Jobs called up Google's Vic Gundotra on a Sunday morning to get an urgent fix These are the eyes, and the attention to detail, Apple needs to fight to keep in place moving forward.

[+Vic Gundotra, MacRumors]

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Tim Cook

Apple has updated their corporate profiles page to reflect Tim Cook's new position as CEO and Steve Jobs' elevation to Chairman of the board.

Tim Cook is the CEO of Apple and serves on its Board of Directors.

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Steve Jobs resigns as CEO of Apple, becomes Chairman of the Board, Tim Cook becomes new CEO

Apple has just announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO, and will now take over as Chairman of the Board. Tim Cook, formerly COO, will replace Jobs as CEO and also join the board as a director.

“Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company,” said Art Levinson, Chairman of Genentech, on behalf of Apple's Board. “Steve has made countless contributions to Apple’s success, and he has attracted and inspired Apple’s immensely creative employees and world class executive team. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique insights, creativity and inspiration.”

“The Board has complete confidence that Tim is the right person to be our next CEO,” added Levinson. “Tim’s 13 years of service to Apple have been marked by outstanding performance, and he has demonstrated remarkable talent and sound judgment in everything he does.”

Steve Jobs' letter to the board, after the break.

[Apple PR, Apple PR]

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iTunes Connect rolls out new features for iPhone, iPad developers

Apple has announced a few new features for iTunes Connect, their back-end iPhone and iPad app management portal, in an effort to provide better management and reporting for developers.

New Metadata Rejected App Review Status: You can now resolve metadata issues that have been identified by the App Review team without having to recompile and resubmit a new binary for review.

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Apple photo gallery patent about to get all Samsung Galaxy phones banned in the EU?

A Dutch court today issued a European Union-wide injunction against the sale of Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy S II, and Galaxy Ace phones, due to violation of an Apple patent involving swiping between photos in a gallery. The injunction would start taking effect in mid-October (around the time of iPhone 5 release).

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iPhone, iPad untouched by mobile malware attacks

Anti-virus maker McAfee has released a report saying that iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch were pretty much unaffected by the growing mobile malware attacks facing platforms like Google's Android. Jailbroken iOS devices were slightly more vulnerable, having had to deal with 4 variants of the same attack, but still far less than the 44 affecting Android (a 76% increase.)

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Acer reports quarterly losses, blames iPad "fever"

Acer has reported their first ever quarterly loss and Chairman J.T. Wang is placing the blame squarely on "tablets" (i.e. iPad), a "fever" he does not think will last. Having seen their fortunes rise with the netbook market most hurt by Apple's iPad, Wang concedes it would be impossible for Acer to break even this year, but thinks iPad will face and netbooks will regain consumer interest moving forward.


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