Welcome to Episode 4 of Fever Pitched a summary of the top three stories from my Fever RSS Aggregator over the past week.
107.4 Degrees – My Xbox Live. In what was a shock for many people Microsoft released an app for iOS devices like the iPhone and iPad so gamers with those handsets could interact with their Xbox Live account, friends, etc.
- My Xbox Live Hits the iOS App Store from Mashable!
- Microsoft launches Xbox Live app for iPhone, iPad – CNN.com from MSDN Blogs
- Microsoft brings Xbox Live to iPhones, iPads from TechFlash
- Oh right, there’s an Xbox for iOS app, too from LiveSide.net
- Microsoft Releases Xbox LIVE app for iOS from Techie Buzz
- Microsoft makes Xbox Live app for iPhone and iPad from GeekWire
- Microsoft releases Xbox LIVE app for iPhone and iPad from WinRumors
- Xbox Live app released for iOS from WPCentral.com
106.1 Degrees – Patch Tuesday for 13 December 2011. This past Tuesday Microsoft released 14 security bulletins to update various Microsoft Windows client and server software as well as Internet Explorer and Office products. This is standard procedure on the second Tuesday of each month when there are security related updates required.
- Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Releases 13 Security Updates for December from Techie Buzz
- December’s Patch Tuesday is live, fixes three critical Windows flaws from TheNextWeb
- Summary for December 2011 – Version: 1.1 from Microsoft Security Content
- Advance Noticed Given for December 2011 Patch Tuesday Updates from WindowsObserver.com
- Microsoft to fix 20 vulnerabilities in December Patch Tuesday from WinRumors
- December’s Patch Tuesday to contain a heavy 14 bulletins from TheNextWeb
- News from MAPP, and Advance Notification Service for the December 2011 Bulletin Release from Microsoft Security Response Center
104.9 Degrees – Xbox Companion App for Windows Phone. Right before we recorded Fever Pitched Episode 3 the new Xbox Dashboard update was released late and that in turn delayed the release of this app for Windows Phone which allows you to control many functions on your Xbox 360 using your phone. The stories about this new app started to appear after we wrapped Fever Pitched last week.
- Xbox Companion available: can Xbox drive Windows Phone sales? from LiveSide.net
- Now in Marketplace: Xbox Companion app and Hasta La Muerte from The Windows Blog
- The Xbox 360 is now the Ultimate Submissive from Within Windows
- XBox Companion App For Windows Phone from Windows Phone Thoughts.com
- Windows Phone Xbox Companion App Released from WindowsObserver.com
103.6 Degrees – Windows Phone SMS Attack Revealed. Although this story was not in the top 3 it is a big deal and in number four spot so I am going to mention it for everyone to be aware of. Bottom line is that without reporting the specific details of how the attack works it was brought to Microsoft’s attention via Tom Warren at WinRumors.com who received details from a WinRumors reader. Microsoft has acknowledged the issue and is working on a fix. The risk of being impacted by this is slim since the involved parties have kept the specific string quiet instead of blaring it across the web.
- Windows Phone SMS attack discovered, reboots device and disables messaging hub from WinRumors
- Windows Phone SMS bug disabling Messaging Hub from WPCentral.com
- Microsoft confirms Windows Phone SMS flaw, working on a fix from The Verge Microsoft
- Microsoft confirms Windows Phone messaging flaw, promises to protect customers from WinRumors
If you want to understand the background for this column please check out Fever Pitched Episode 3 where I explain all about the Fever RSS Aggregator and how I use it to determine these stories.