It’s Sunday and it’s time for another edition of Adi’s Week in Tech News.
In an unusual move, Tim Cook (CEO of Apple) wrote a letter on Apple’s website. In it he acknowledged that the new maps application on the iPhone 5 and iOS devices running iOS 6 was not up to the standard that people were expecting. He then went on to suggest that people use the web version of Google’s Maps application within Safari.
Google has just reached a staggering milestone of 25 billion downloads for their Play Store. To celebrate, they have lowered the price of many items (including games) right down to $0.25(£0.15). However, the sale is only on for another two days so make sure that you jump on it ASAP.
There was a serious security hole this week where a single line of HTML code(the code that makes up web pages) could wipe out a Samsung Galaxy SIII back to factor settings. However, Samsung have already come up with a fix and strongly recommends that all Galaxy S3 owners should do a software update immediately.
I reported that there was a critical security flaw in Internet Explorer(the web browser that comes with Windows PCs). However, the people at Microsoft have been hard at work and have finally released a security patch for it. It’s now available from Windows Update. If you have your Windows updates set so that they are automatically downloaded and installed, then you won’t have to do a thing. Although, I highly recommend you use Google Chrome, Firefox or Even opera.
Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson has become the latest developer to attack Microsoft’s Windows 8 games strategy. He claimed that the software firm risked ruining its gaming ecosystem. His comments follow similar criticism from executives at the video games company Valve and publisher Activision Blizzard. However, others in the industry said the new operating system could be beneficial.