The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has confirmed plans to release streaming television services for iPhone and iPod Touch users “within weeks.”
The new service, which uses the BBC’s iPlayer software, will be the first in Britain to make streaming broadband TV available on devices other than PC and Macintosh computers. Select BBC shows are already available through iPlayer on an On-Demand basis, and were added to Apple’s iTunes Store just this week.
The last couple of days have seen news/rumors about iPhone firmware 1.1.4 swirling about, all based on claims by third party software developers Tiny Code that they were working with iPhone firmware 1.1.4 in preparation for the release of the official iPhone SDK.
Reports are pouring in saying that the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch's software developer kit (SDK) is nearing completion. The SDK will allow third-parties to develop and sell games, mobile utilities, and services for both the iPhone and iPod Touch through the Apple's iTunes Store.
I'm happy to hear things are apparently ahead of schedule for the SDK. Steve Jobs' initial deadline for release of the SDK is 10 days away.
User forums are pointing that the long-awaited software developer kit for the iPhone is ready to hit the street. In Apple CEO Steve Jobs' MacWorld address, he specifically said it would be ready at the "end of February." That's still 10 days away. More reports say that Apple is reaching out to iPhone hackers to help with the SDK release and 1.1.4 update.
After all the blustering Apple did back in the fall about not supporting hacked iPhones, it seems an odd notion that Apple would use the iPhone hacking community for help. But that appears to be exactly what it is doing.
An online poll of 355 computer users by security firm Sophos shows that 93% believe Mac is set to become a big target for hackers and malware writers, sending shivers up the spine of any Mac user that still believes they’re invulnerable to the security threats that plague Windows PCs.
The discovery of the first ‘financially motivated’ malware for Mac OS X has encouraged Sophos to conduct an online poll between the 29th January and the 7th of February 2008, with the unsurprising result that most think 2008 will be open malware season for the venerable Mac platform.