Calif. – Apple (NASD: AAPL) this week released
a critical security update for its QuickTime media player application, to fix a
flaw that could let outside parties take over a user’s computer via a buffer
overflow. The update affects those using QuickTime 7 for Windows and Mac OS X,
with Apple recommending that all users upgrade to QuickTime 7.6.
– The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is reportedly investigating
whether Apple (NASD: AAPL) misled investors with its disclosures about CEO Steve Jobs’
faltering health, according to Bloomberg, which cited "a person familiar
with the matter." Both Apple and the SEC declined to comment on the story
for Bloomberg; the SEC is only required to disclose an investigation if it
decides to take enforcement action.
After Jobs — who battled pancreatic cancer
in 2004 — began to appear more gaunt over the summer, the company announced he
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Calif. – Apple (NASD: AAPL) CEO Steve Jobs has
stepped down to take a medical leave of absence, saying in an email to
employees that his health issues "are more complex than I originally
thought." "In order to take myself out of the limelight and focus on
my health, and to allow everyone at Apple to focus on delivering extraordinary
products, I have decided to take a medical leave of absence until the end of
June," Jobs wrote.
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– With enough cash reserves to weather the economic climate, Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iPhone
will command 40% of the global smartphone market by 2013, according to a report
from market research firm Generator Research.
"With cash reserves exceeding
$25 billion, 33% gross margins and the iPhone just about to enter its
fastest-growth phase, Apple has the resources, competencies and motivation to
invest in the mobile sector just at the time when the economic climate is
forcing many established players in the mobile industry to cut back on [...].
– Media and electronics retail store chain Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) has begun selling
refurbished Apple (NASD: AAPL) iPhone 3G models at a $50 discount, Reuters reported. The
phones, returned by their original owners within 30 days of purchase, are
available for $149 (8GB) or $249 (16GB) with a two-year AT&T contract.
Wal-Mart also began selling the iPhone 3G a week ago, setting its prices at
$197 (8GB) and $297 (16GB).
– Sling Media, a unit of EchoStar (NASD: SATS) that develops media place-shifting devices
and services, announced on Tuesday that it will release a version of its mobile
software for Apple’s (NASD: AAPL) iPhone later in the first quarter. The company recently
released its SlingPlayer Mobile for the BlackBerry, allowing owners of the
smartphones and a Slingbox set-top to access their home premium channels and
DVR recordings on the go.