Apple reportedly is planning something big for some of its customers. 9 to 5 Mac is reporting that Apple will hold a quote “enormous” iPhone-related event in its stores this week in order to boost iPhone sales. Apple will reportedly email upgrade-eligible users to come into their local Apple store to update to a new iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C.
The latest versions of Apple’s IOS 7 software fails to encrypt email attachments, leaving the user vulnerable to hackers. That’s according to German security expert Andreas Kurtz. He tested for the flaw in an iPhone 4, iPhone 5S and iPad 2. Kurtz was able to access email attachments on a locked device just by plugging it into a computer and using some passcode-bypassing software. Kurtz said he reached out to Apple and the company told him it was already aware of the problem, but did not say when it would be fixed.
And, a new program by match.com, called Matchmade, plans to award fifty-thousand dollars in college tuition to a student whose parents were matched on the website. To enter, the child must submit a short video, by june 30, explaining how their parents met online. They have to be between 13 and 20 years old. Match.com will pick 10 finalists and then in August, will let the public vote for the ultimate scholarship winner. Match.com says it knows it has played a small role in these kids being born and now it wants to play a small role in helping to send them off to college.
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