Microsoft’s new Office apps sweep the iPad App Store

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The new Office apps are sitting in the top three positions of the free apps for the iPad in the United States. Number one is Word, two is Excel, and three is PowerPoint. OneNote is also sitting at number four. Perhaps more importantly is that Microsoft Word is currently at number five in the top grossing section, and climbing — that means that a lot of people are making use of the $99 Office 365 in-app purchase that Microsoft is offering to unlock editing capabilities in these apps.

It’s not super surprising, given the pent-up demand and the popularity of these apps on the desktop, but it does seem as if the iPad Office suite will be a booming business for Microsoft.

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Twitter now allows multiple photo uploads, tagging

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Twitter is trying to expand into the realm of Facebook and Instagram, it seems, as the service yesterday announced an update to its iPhone app that will allow users to upload multiple photos in a single tweet. Tagging will also be added to the service through this update.

Twitter is trying to compete with other social networks as it tries to both grow its base and its feature set. Hopefully these new features will be added to the API, so third-party clients can be updated to take advantage of them.

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Post Your Jailbroken iOS 7 Screenshots

Post Your Jailbroken iOS 7 Screenshots

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It has been over three months since the highly-anticipated iOS 7 jailbreak was released to the public, and we have seen a countless number of tweaks and themes emerge on the scene since then. So if you haven’t yet browsed through our official jailbroken iOS 7 screenshot thread, be sure to take a look and post your own in the comments.

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Listen to this deep dive in iOS security

Listen to this deep dive in iOS security

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Interested in the underpinnings of iOS security, but not savvy enough to understand that massive white paper Apple published? Steve Gibson and Leo Laporte discussed the paper as their main topic on episode 446 of Security Now, a weekly podcast that discusses and explains topics revolving around the security of computers. If you have any interest in Apple’s efforts to keep iOS secure, give the show a listen.

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Do not update to iOS 7.1 if you value your jailbreak

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iOS 7.1 was released today, but it isn’t jailbreakable. If you want to keep your jailbreak, stay on iOS 7.0.6. iOS 7.1 brings various tweaks and refinements, as well as general improvements to the stability of iOS 7, but for many jailbreakers, the changes likely aren’t worth the tradeoff.

Various notable iOS developers and hackers are warning their followers on Twitter that iOS 7.1 isn’t jailbreakable, and that you shouldn’t update regardless of if you have your SHSH blobs saved.

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Clear available for free for a limited time

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Clear — my personal favorite task manager on both iOS and the Mac — is available for free for 24 hours, following RealMac’s promise to allow users of its defunct Clear+ app an upgrade path. The app is still showing as $4.99 for most, but the price change should be shown soon as the iTunes servers are updated.

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OS X SSL bug still unpatched, four days and counting

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Apple has yet to patch the OS X SSL bug (i.e., gotofail.com) that was resolved when it released the iOS 7.0.6 update last week. While the Mac’s user base is significantly smaller than that of iOS, it stands to reason that tasks like checking into your financial institution, shopping, and other security-sensitive tasks are more likely to be done on the Mac. (more…)

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Results from the iFans Survey

Results from the iFans Survey

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I recently posted the information and data gained from the survey that we held. That survey is now closed, and I want to thank all of you for your participation — it really helped. My full post regarding the results and what we plan to do can be found in the forums.

Again, thank you all!

[Results]

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Take our iFans survey!

Take our iFans survey!

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If you have a moment, please take the time to fill out our survey. The survey itself is short, sweet, and to the point — we want to hear your feedback on the forums and blog of this website. You can take the survey on an iPhone, Android device, anything! If you have any further feedback, questions, or concerns, or maybe you just want to say “hi,” feel free to post it in the comments.

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