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Apple dev site hack linked to remote code vulnerability

The security issue that made Apple shut down its developer site for more than a week, and left other remaining services offline for longer, has been linked to what the company says was a "remote code execution issue."

On Tuesday, Apple updated its Web Server Notifications, a public document listing credit for people who have tipped the company off to security issues on its Web servers. Under a heading for July 18, which was the same day Apple's developer services went dark, Apple notes that it addressed a remote code issue that was spotted by two security … Read more

Amazon bolsters app makers' push efforts

Amazon is now making it easier for developers to push notifications to mobile devices.

The company on Tuesday announced a new platform called Amazon Simple Notification Service with Mobile Push. The application programming interface allows developers to send push notifications to iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire devices.

According to Amazon, its service helps to solve an issue developers run into when bringing push notifications to apps. The different mobile operating systems come with different notification-relay options, according to Amazon. Its new service simplifies that by working across multiple platforms.

Amazon will not charge for the first 1 million notifications sent … Read more

Apple restores developer site after weeks-long outage

After a three-week absence, Apple's developer site has been restored to working order.

Apple had said last Monday that it was just days away from restoring the remaining down services at the site, which was taken down on July 18, following what Apple described as a security intrusion. While it acknowledged that there was unauthorized access to some developer information, Apple said the site was "not associated with any customer information."

The outage left countless developers in the lurch, unable to equip new devices to run prerelease versions of Apple's software or test out new apps. … Read more

Fifth iOS 7 beta comes just a week after last release

Just about a week after releasing its fourth iOS 7 beta, Apple has rolled out another version of the upcoming operating system to developers.

iOS 7 beta 5 went out to developers Tuesday morning, with Apple only saying to expect the usual handful of "bug fixes and improvements." In its last beta, such tweaks included reworked call buttons, along with updates to its Spotlight search and lock-screen interface, and support for photo filters on older iPhone models.

iOS 7 brings an overhauled design for every part of the operating system, while remaining largely the same in terms of … Read more

Apple to restore most remaining developer services this week

Apple says it plans to restore most of its remaining downed developer services this week, following several weeks of unavailability.

That list includes tools to let people sign up and renew subscriptions to its annual paid developer programs -- something that's been offline since July 18.

"We plan to reinstate most of the remaining services this week: Xcode automatic configuration as well as access to license agreements, TSIs, program enrollments, and renewals in Member Center," Apple said in an e-mail that went out to developers Monday morning.

Apple's developer site was taken down on July 18, … Read more

Apple releases fourth beta of iOS 7 to developers

Apple's rolled out another beta version of iOS 7 to developers, its fourth so far.

The software went out to developers Monday morning, though was originally anticipated for a release last week. The release was believed to be delayed given downtime of Apple's developer site, which is still coming back online following a security breach earlier this month.

Per Apple's mysterious change log, the software brings "bug fixes and improvements." More specifically, the company's made some changes to the look and feel of the lock screen, camera and call functions. BGR has posted a full change log here. … Read more

Apple's developer site stirs back to life after downtime

Major parts of Apple's developer site flipped back online Friday afternoon after more than a week of downtime.

The developer sites for iOS, Mac, and Safari development once again became available, alongside downloads for upcoming versions of Apple's desktop and mobile software. Apple also brought back tools that let developers set up new devices to test their software, a crucial development tool.

Apple took down its developer site and more than a dozen connected services last week following the discovery of a security intrusion that may have resulted in unauthorized access to some developer information.

While offline, some developers were left in a lurchRead more

Extended Apple downtime leaves some developers in limbo

Developer Max Wheeler had to pry his old iPhone 4 from the clutches of his 11-year old son. Why? Not because his kid was misbehaving, but because one of his employees needed it to test an upcoming iOS app, and Apple's developer site was in the midst of what's turned into a weeklong outage.

That phone, which Wheeler had retired in favor of Apple's latest model, was already provisioned to run test versions of software using the company's security certificate -- something that could not be done on a new device with Apple's services down. … Read more

Microsoft readies IE 11 for Windows 7, too

Browser aficionados and haters alike will be overjoyed that Microsoft is keeping its promise to keep the new Internet Explorer up-to-date on Windows 7 as well as Windows 8.

The Internet Explorer 11 Developer's Preview for Windows 7, which debuted on Thursday, introduces the most of the new features and functionality of the Windows 8.1 default browser.

Roger Capriotti, Microsoft's marketing director for Internet Explorer, said that, like IE 10 for Windows 7, IE 11 won't have the modern interface, but it will have performance benefits.

"We're faster than the folks at Chrome or … Read more

Apple lays out plans to resurrect developer site, services

After nearly a week, Apple's developer Web site and most of its connected services are still unavailable.

The company on Wednesday provided a small update on its progress.

On an updated version of its downtime page, Apple laid out its plans to bring services back online, saying things will occur in three phases.

"We plan to roll out our updated systems, starting with Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, Apple Developer Forums, Bug Reporter, pre-release developer libraries, and videos first," Apple wrote. "Next, we will restore software downloads, so that the latest betas of iOS 7, Xcode 5, … Read more