Remains of the Day: Screen time

Apple may be using its patent embiggening ray on displays, the Apple Store app may soon offer you free stuff (not hardware, sorry), and the Apple hacking story of the week gets a little bit odder. The remainders for Monday, July 22, 2013 are live in 3 … 2 … 1 …

Apple Tests Larger Screens for iPhones, iPads (Wall Street Journal, subscription required)

According to reports, Apple is testing larger displays for the iPhone, and, yes, the iPad. So now’s the time to make some noise if you want an iPad the size of your house.

As part of iPhone sales push, Apple Store app to be redesigned & gain free iTunes content (9to5Mac)

The Apple Store app may see a redesign on Tuesday, says 9to5Mac. It’ll look more like the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore, and will even offer free content from those sources. Still missing: My brilliant proposed “FaceTime with a Genius” feature.

New Details Emerge on Security Researcher Potentially Responsible for Dev Center Outage (MacRumors)

Security researcher Ibrahim Balic has suggested that Apple taking down its developer portal might be the result of his testing, during which he claims he found weaknesses in the company’s infrastructure. It’s unclear, though, whether or not Balic actually obtained personal information. But to me this whole thing smells fishier than a day-old haddock at the aquarium. (That’s a thing, right?)

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