MacBreak Weekly 339

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Episode 339

MacBreak Weekly 339: Big Finger Friendly

The latest Mac rumors, why you shouldn't buy the new MacBook Pro, the big stockholder meeting coming up, and more.



More details on Apple/Facebook hack at iPhoneDevSDK


  • Leo: Java exploit was injected into site's theme via compromised admin account
  • Leo: Java required for things like Minecraft, but you can keep Java installed while disabling it in the browser
  • Andy: Google could use issues like this to highlight the greater security of ChromeOS devices
  • Leo: How much should we dumb down devices to keep them secure?
  • Andy: It really invites discussion about what kinds of devices the majority of consumers would like to use. In many cases, a 'dumber' but more secure ChromeOS device may be more desirable.

Apple Seeds iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 to Developers


Sergey Brin's Wife Shows Up to Oscars Party Wearing Google Glass

Droid Life

Apple iWatch rumors get wound up again


  • Andy: Apple's challenge will be convincing people that a hypothetical iWatch is something consumers need, rather than a luxury

Apple patent filing points directly to 'iWatch' concept with flexible touchscreen display

Apple Insider

Apple Rejecting Apps Using Cookie-Tracking Methods, Signaling Push To Its Own Ad Identifier Technology Is Now Underway


Apple lawsuit settlement for in-app purchases by kids

GigaOM Leo: iOS now has the ability to restrict in-app purchases Andy: I wonder if the focus on in-app purchases will gradually lead to a bad consumer experience Rene: In the early days of the App Store, people balked at paying $10 for a complete, self-contained game. Developers have responded, so now leading titles are free-to-play with in-app purchases.

New Prices for MacBook Pro Retina & Spec Bumps for Air and Retina Machines


Good Deal: 'Plants vs. Zombies' available for free on iPhone and iPad

The Verge

Legal twist in Apple, Samsung case


NYPD forms dedicated team to catch thieves who steal iPhones and iPads

The New York Post

Einhorn Takes Apple Proxy Battle to Shareholders


Einhorn Says Apple’s Next Product Should Be iPrefs

All Things D

Sony's 'PlayStation App' for iOS and Android adds second screen to PS4

The Verge

Amazon’s Audible launches on iPad, improving the design of its existing iPhone app along the way

The Next Web

Picks of the Week

  • Alex's Pick: Cine Meter $4.99
    • Cine Meter is a professional film/video/photo application for your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch®, using the built-in camera to provide a shutter-priority reflected light meter, an RGB waveform monitor, and a false-color picture mode.
  • Andy's Pick: Soundbender $19.95 Amazon
    • Magnetically secures to the iPad 2 speaker area and bends the sound towards you


  • Legalzoom
  • Squarespace
  • GoToMeeting
  • Pond5

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