Remains of the Day: Jailhouse rock
Apple gives credit where credit is due, one app developer illustrates the difficulty of creating software, and police take down an Apple-related theft ring—with a twist. The remainders for Tuesday, March 19, 2013 are breakin’ out of this joint.
A number of security vulnerabilities were patched in Tuesday’s release of iOS 6.1.3, including several which enabled jailbreaking. In an uncharacteristic move, Apple actually acknowledged the jailbreaking group in the update’s release notes. I think this is the beginning of a beautiful frien—no, probably not, huh?
The Story Of My App (The New Yorker)
Author and illustrator Christoph Niemann describes the process of creating his own app, Petting Zoo, for the iPhone, including how he—gasp—ended up playing video games with his kids. The horror!
“Group members identified themselves as a Gypsy family from Chicago that originated in Poland and admitted to shoplifting so they could pay off a $2 million debt their family had incurred several years earlier.” TV series greenlit.