It can take little to destroy a (digital) identity.
Mat Honan | Wired :: In the space of one hour, my entire digital life was destroyed. First my Google account was taken over, then deleted. Next my Twitter account was compromised, and used as a platform to broadcast racist and homophobic messages. And worst of all, my AppleID account was broken into, and my hackers used it to remotely erase all of the data on my iPhone, iPad, and MacBook.
In many ways, this was all my fault.
A report by Mat Honan, www.wired.com
TUAW The Unofficial Apple Weblog :: Former Gizmodo writer Mat Honan is having a pretty bad day. As you can read on his Tumblr post (not to mention elsewhere), hackers compromised his iCloud account. They used that access to reset his iCloud password, reset his Gmail password, gain control of his Twitter account (which in turn gave them access to Gizmodo's Twitter feed and 400K followers) and generally wreak mayhem.
A report by Michael Rose, www.tuaw.com
Mashable :: Pinstagram, a mashup launched last month combining hot Internet properties Instagram and Pinterest, has launched its app for iPad. The app beats both startups it builds upon to launch an iPad app. Pinstagram presents your Instagram feed in Pinterest’s signature waterfall layout. It also lets you pin your favorite Instagram photos to your Pinterest boards.
A report by Zoe Fox, mashable.com
CNET Reviews :: Amazon's Instant Video for iPad offers a diverse library of pay-per-view TV shows and movies, plus an additional subset of "free" content for subscribers to the company's $79 per year Amazon Prime service. But it's important to note, that you can't purchase content from within the app and will need to visit the Amazon Web site to purchase or rent TV and movies.
A review by reviews.cnet.com
Capital New York :: "Huffington", the magazine, executive editor Tim O'Brien announced during a companywide meeting Wednesday afternoon, has switched to an unpaid model. It's now listed as a free download in the iTunes store. In all, five issues were published before the change was made, though it's also worth noting that Huffington was originally conceived as a free offering when it was in development this past winter.
A report by Joe Pompeo, www.capitalnewyork.com
iMore :: Facebook has added a new feature to the Facebook for iPhone and iPad app that allows you to save posts for later. In reality, this works similar to what other services call "favorites". If you browse the Saved posts, you are able to scroll through them later as their own feed. You have to physically mark them as Unsave to remove them from the Saved folder.
A report by Leanna Lofte, www.imore.com
HT: Elaine Burke, siliconrepublic.com
Marketing Charts :: Slightly more than half of mobile device users read digital versions of print publications on their devices, according to a survey [pdf download link] commissioned by the IAB and conducted by ABI Research, released in July. While just 5% rely solely on the smartphone/tablet edition, 13% reads the digital edition more than the print version. 11% split their time equally, and 22% read the print version more often.
And more studies - Continue here www.marketingcharts.com
Bloomberg :: Apple Inc. was ordered by a judge to publish a notice on its U.K. website and in British newspapers alerting people to a ruling that Samsung Electronics Co. didn’t copy designs for the iPad.
Continue to read Kit Chellel, www.bloomberg.com
New York Times :: The company is developing a new tablet with a 7.85-inch screen that is likely to sell for significantly less than the latest $499 iPad, with its 9.7-inch display, according to several people with knowledge of the project who declined to be named discussing confidential plans. The product is expected to be announced this year.
Natalie Kerris, an Apple spokeswoman, declined to comment.
Apple's textbook business strategy - A report by Nick Wingfield | Nick Bilton, www.nytimes.com