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Apple releases iOS 7.0.2 update to fix lock screen passcode bypass flaws

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Apple has released another update for its new iOS 7 operating system, this time to fix an issue that could allow people to bypass the passcode screen to access apps and make phone calls. Security researchers had found the issue when iOS 7 first launched and Apple promised an update would be made available soon.

The iOS 7.0.2 update was launched a few days ago and is now being rolled out as a 13.6MB download. A note on Apple’s website details the reasons for the fix, confirming it works on all iPhone devices since the iPhone 4 and all iPad devices since the iPad 2.

Apple’s iOS 7 update released at 6pm UK time

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Apple reportedly will release its iOS 7 update at 6pm UK time, so you can stop frantically checking for the download.

That’s according to Redmond Pie, which has put together a handy table detailing when iOS 7 will be released across the globe, revealing that the update will arrive in the UK at 6pm BST, despite previous speculation that the software might available from midnight.

However, it’s worth noting that Apple has yet to confirm iOS 7 rollout times, but given that iOS 6 arrived in the UK at 6pm last year we’ve little reason not to believe the rumours. Even so, we’ve put the question to Apple and will update this if we receive a response.

So, if you can wait until 6pm without smashing your Apple device in frustration, here’s how to download it once it is available. First, of course, back up your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to iTunes or iCloud, and from there go to Settings > General > Software update. Once the update has downloaded and installed, you’ll be offered the option to sign into iCloud, or to set up as a new device. We’d advise avoiding the latter option.

Be warned however, as if you’re planning to try to grab the software as soon as the update goes live, it’s unlikely to be as simple as a 10 minute install over the air. Last year, it took a member of  team three hours to install Apple’s then latest iOS update – encountering lost data, an iPhone that wouldn’t switch on and a severe loss of temper. Ahem.

TFI is Awarded Microsoft Certified Partner Status

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TFI is Awarded Microsoft Certified Partner Status

Tree Frog International, a leading provider of digital strategy, media and innovative application development is pleased to announce it has attained Microsoft Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Network Partner programme.

According to Martin Fox, Founder and CEO, “We are honored to be recognised by Microsoft with this award – this status is a testament to the value we provide our customers and is yet another confirmation of how we stand apart from our competitors.” As a Microsoft Certified Partner, Tree Frog International has access to exclusive product information and resources which we are now able to share with our customers.

In order to attain Microsoft Certified Partner status, organisations are required to prove their competency in one Microsoft Area of Specialisation. Tree Frog International exceeded this requirement, earning two competencies as well as being recognised as Microsoft Small Business Specialists.

 

About the Microsoft Partner Program:

The Microsoft Partner Program was designed to recognise technology organisations’ expertise in delivering Microsoft-based solutions to meet customer needs. It focuses on the ability to serve customers and drive their business success, while developing technology skills related to Microsoft solutions. Microsoft Certified Partners, those who have attained the highest level within the Microsoft Partner program, are provided with access to exclusive tools and support which help them stand out in the marketplace.

 

TFI Launch Client Access Portal

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Tree Frog International have launched a useful client support portal, allowing our clients better access to our tools and management systems while we continue to develop their projects.

The new portal is available to all of their clients via the Tree Frog International website and following the Client Access link from the menu bar.

Prateek Adhikari from Marco Pierre White said, “It’s a great tool that allows me to manage my projects with greater detail and brings efficiencies beyond that offered by other digital marketing companies.  Tree Frog International have reduced the time taken to deliver projects since we can all see who is waiting for what and follow-up occurs from both ends of the project.”

The new portal contains a complete set of tools allowing the project members to upload and manage digital assets such as images, project documents, presentations plus also look at the time analysis of designers and developers and how much time has been spent so far on the project.  This information allows all projects to be better managed and ultimately delivers better client satisfaction and increased cost effectiveness on project delivery.