The iPhone Alley team is back from Vegas and finally caught up on sleep. The city of Vegas never sleeps, so neither did we. We had a great time both inside and outside of the convention center and even as a whole we came back with more money than we
Those of you in the U.S. planning to travel internationally in the near future may want to be careful. The Bush administration recently overturned a 22-year-old policy, granting the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency the ability to confiscate and search any small portable electronic devices, including iPhones and iPod touches, without probable cause.
Remember that code Jonathan Zdziarski found a few days ago that he said allowed the new 2.x iPhone software to phone home to Apple, letting them zap apps that they blacklisted? Initially we weren't really sure if Apple would be using it as a security precaution or to zap any apps that they don't happen to like anymore, but Daring Fireball's John Gruber has another, less dubious theory.
Earlier we talked about a game for the iPhone, Aurora Feint, that was collecting the information from users' contacts lists into files stored locally on the device that is periodically sent to their server when a community feature is accessed. Needless to say this created quite a stir, and raised some serious privacy concerns. Because of this, Apple has temporarily pulled the app from the App Store.