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Flash Army Knife Pulled from the App Store; 2 More Tethering Apps Surface

Discussion in 'Front Page News' started by News Bot, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. News Bot

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    I know that BSOD reaction time has been available for the better part of a year. Ironically, there's typically been at least one or two apps available that offer hidden tethering capabilities that exist because they aren't publicized. It's just a matter of finding them.

    Also note that once an app has been purchased, it can be downloaded regardless of if it's pulled (unless it's pulled due to legal reasons, which these apps so far haven't been).
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    iTunes Connect reopened today, so that's why it got pulled.
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    Glad I picked up Flash Army Knife before it was pulled. It works pretty well.
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    Can developers write apps that enable tethering on their development iOS devices? If so, perhaps that would be a good reason to pay to become a developer.
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    Can Apple uninstall it without your permission the next time you sync with iTunes?
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    No. It will actually transfer the app to your library for you for safe keeping. Purchased content is purchased content. The only difference is that it will no longer receive updates or support.
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    What if the app did something malicious, like denial of service attacks on corporate and government websites, or emailing viruses to millions of people? Could Apple uninstall the app if they wanted to? Would it take a court order to do it?
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    It cannot be downloaded again. It can be installed but not downloaded from iTunes.
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    Unless it was pulled because of a legal dispute, it can indeed be downloaded again.

    For example, the latest version of Tweetdeck for iOS is 2.0.2.3. However, because it was uploaded as a new app, separate from Tweetdeck for iPhone which preceded it, and because I downloaded and used Tweetdeck for iPhone, I can still download Tweetdeck for iPhone, which is no longer available on the App Store for new users.

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    And yes, you can still install it from iTunes.
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