This week, Apple temporarily blocked Facebook and Google from creating and running Enterprise iOS apps meant for internal use.  Apple has since restored both of the iOS enterprise certificates.  Facebook found itself in the crosshairs of Apple because of an app called Facebook Research, which tracked the phone usage of the company's users in a manner Apple said violated its policies. The app was able to do this because it was created through the Apple Developer Enterprise Program. A program that lets certain approved developers distribute apps within their own organizations. Unlike with normal iOS apps, which Apple individually tests and approves prior to their release on the App Store, Apple does not test or approve apps created through its Enterprise program. This is because companies officially cannot distribute these apps outside of employees, contractors and partners, who in turn are meant to use the apps only internally or for…
This week, Apple temporarily blocked Facebook and Google from creating and running Enterprise iOS apps meant for internal use.  Apple has since restored both of the iOS enterprise certificates.  Facebook found itself in the crosshairs of Apple because of an app called Facebook Research, which tracked the phone usage of the company's users in a manner Apple said violated its policies. The app was able to do this because it was created through the Apple Developer Enterprise Program. A program that lets certain approved developers distribute apps within their own organizations. Unlike with normal iOS apps, which Apple individually tests and approves prior to their release on the App Store, Apple does not test or approve apps created through its Enterprise program. This is because companies officially cannot distribute these apps outside of employees, contractors and partners, who in turn are meant to use the apps only internally or for…
Thursday, 17 January 2019 08:57

Ethereum Upgrade Delayed

The core developers of Ethereum recently announced that they decided to delay a highly anticipated network upgrade — also known as a hard fork — which is code-named Constantinople. They did this after researchers discovered a serious vulnerability in the upgrade.  What is Constantinople? Constantinople is a collection of 5 separate proposals to improve Ethereum's software. It is called a hard fork because once the software has been upgraded it will not be backwardly compatible with older versions of the software. This means that all full-node operators of Ethereum must upgrade their software to the new version. These nodes are what validates transactions that come across the network. Often hard forks of cryptocurrencies can be controversial. This happens because different factions of a cryptocurrency community disagree over a proposed upgrade. Sometimes this can lead to the formation of new currencies. This happened to Bitcoin, which is the most popular cryptocurrency in…
Saturday, 05 January 2019 08:56

Apples Stock Takes A Plunge

Apple has a historically bad day on the stock market. Apple didn't have the best day on the stock market today, with the stocks plunging about 8% over the course of Thursday. The drop lowered Apple's stock prices to about $146 dollars, meaning that the company ended up losing close to $55 billion in its market price. Other sources say that the stock prices dropped 8.5%, which would equate to a $64 billion loss. If accurate, this would be one of the biggest single day losses in the past while for Apple. Having said that, though, the tech companies share prices have been dropping somewhat consistently over the past few weeks, being worth close to $200 at the beginning of December 2018. Overall, the company's share prices have dropped by close to 40% over the last several months, coming from an all time high of $233.47 per share to a…