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iPhone exploit code goes public

Minutes after Apple issued a security update, the maker of a 10-day-old jailbreak exploit released code that others could put to use hijacking iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads.

Apple patches security hole in pair of iOS updates

Apple on Wednesday issued iOS 4.0.2 for iPhone and iPod touch and iOS 3.2.2 for iPad. Both updates bring a pair of promised security fixes.

Remains of the Day: There's a hole in my PDF

A security hole that is. Also, the government block one publication's attempt to find out about an Apple antitrust caseā€”so of course it must be going on! And the European Commission's got a new smartphone dans la maison.

ReaddleDocs adds PDF highlighting, annotating

Ukrainian developer Readdle has released an update for its document sharing and viewing app, ReaddleDocs for iPad. Version 1.5 of the app introduces the ability to highlight text inside PDF files and make notes anywhere in the document.

PDFPen can now save your PDFs to Evernote

A free update to SmileOnMyMac's powerful PDF editor lets you save your PDFs up to the Evernote file organization and syncing service.

Researcher: Adobe fails to fully fix PDF bug

An Adobe patch for a well-publicized bug in the company's Reader PDF software doesn't fix the vulnerability, according to the security researcher who uncovered the flaw.

Add PDFs to iTunes for easy syncing

There are several apps that'll let you take PDFs with you on your iPhone or iPad. One Hints reader found a way to do so using nothing but iTunes.

Adobe fixes 'critical vulnerabilities' in Acrobat products

Path fixes eighteen bugs in both the Reader and Professional editions of the popular document manipulation software

More ways to convert .docx files to .doc

A couple of months ago, we told you how to convert .docx files to .doc format without Microsoft Word. Hints readers remind us of a few more ways to do the same thing.

GoodReader for iPad adds VGA output, performance boost

GoodReader for iPad, Good.iWare's acclaimed all-purpose reader, has received an update to version 2.8, adding support for horizontal page turning for PDF files, VGA-out, and a few other goodies.