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Fri, Nov 6, 2015The Third-Party-Framework Edition

A Lesson In Xcode Ghost & Third-Party Frameworks, by Nick Arnott, Possible Mobile

Not too long ago, news broke about a malicious version of Xcode dubbed XcodeGhost that had been surreptitiously injecting malicious code into iOS developers’ apps. Apple responded by pulling infected apps from the App Store and posting a FAQ. Since the infections were focused in China, and our company follows best practices like downloading Xcode from Apple and keeping GateKeeper enabled, there was a tendency to say this is not an issue that would affect us.That was until we recently submitted an app update to the App Store and within a few minutes received an email rejection.

After a lot of failed guesses, head scratching, and dead ends, we discovered that malicious XcodeGhost code had found its way into our app via a third-party framework.


Walgreens Balance Rewards Card Gains Apple Pay Compatibility, by AppleInsider

Google Keep For iOS Now Lets You Export Notes To Google Docs, by Jordan Novet, VentureBeat

Powerful Photo Editor Enlight Adds Tutorials And Enhancements, by Sandy Stachowiak, AppAdvice


New Apple Music Ad Goes Behind-The-Scenes Of Kenny Chesney's Tour, by Mitchel Broussard, MacRumors

Country music singer Kenny Chesney is the focus of the latest Apple Music advertisement, which aired last night during the Country Music Association awards on ABC. Taking a glimpse behind the scenes of Chesney's "No Shoes Nation" tour, the ad shows the singer going through a day of preparing for his next concert by creating a "Show Day List" playlist on Apple Music and touting the service's "human element."

Why Apple Is Grabbing Huge Parcels Of Land In Silicon Valley, by Philip Elmer-DeWitt, Fortune

Google Reportedly Wants To Design Its Own Android Chips, by Nick Statt, The Verge

Similar to how the iPhone carries a Ax chip designed by Apple but manufactured by companies like Samsung, Google wants to bring its own expertise and consistency to the Android ecosystem. To do that, it would need to convince a company like Qualcomm, which produces some of the top Android smartphone chips today using its own technology, to sacrifice some of its competitive edge.

Still Flu

Day 2 of my flu: sleepy from all that medicine.


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