Apple disabling the SSL3 support in Push Notification Service

Apple are about to disable SSL3 support in Apple Push Notification Service at Wednesday, October 29.

Developers experiencing issues with Provider Communication interface in the development environment consider immediate updating the code. After this date – Push notification using SSL3 will stop working.

Official apple notification is below

The Apple Push Notification service will be updated and changes to your servers may be required to remain compatible.

In order to protect our users against a recently discovered security issue with SSL version 3.0 the Apple Push Notification server will remove support for SSL 3.0 on Wednesday, October 29. Providers using only SSL 3.0 will need to support TLS as soon as possible to ensure the Apple Push Notification service continues to perform as expected. Providers that support both TLS and SSL 3.0 will not be affected and require no changes.

To check for compatibility, we have already disabled SSL 3.0 on the Provider Communication interface in the development environment only. Developers can immediately test in this development environment to make sure push notifications can be sent to applications.

Android APKTool Becomes Android Multitool

We first talked about XDA Senior Member Flextrick‘s Android APKTool a little over a year ago. For those who don’t remember, Flextrick’s offering works as a front-end to the legendary APKTool (thread) by XDA Recognized Developer Brut.all, providing an easy-to-use and user-friendly package. Since it’s initial debut, the tool has continually evolved, and its second iteration adds application signing capabilities, a better UI, and the ability to work with both JAR and APK files. Now, the tool has been given another major update, as well as a name change.

Now in its third major iteration, Android APKTool is now Android Multitool. And between the time we last talked about the utility and today, it’s gained quite a lot of new features. For starters, it now allows you to use ADB to push modified files to your device. The tool’s UI has also been tweaked to allow file selection from anywhere on the host PC, as well as a few other eye candy additions. Finally, the tool also offers tag support.


If you are a loyal user looking for the latest version or if you are looking for a new tool to help you on your compiling and decompiling journey, head over to the utility thread to get in on the latest version


CREDIT: xda-developers


Great Tools To Convert Websites For Mobile Devices

The distinction between mobile Web applications and native applications is anticipated to become increasingly blurred, as mobile browsers gain direct access to the hardware of mobile devices, and the speed and abilities of browser-based applications improved a lot. Persistent storage and access to sophisticated user interface graphics functions may further reduce the need for the development of platform-specific native applications.

Mobile Web access today still suffers from interoperability and usability problems. Interoperability issues stem from the platform fragmentation of mobile devices, mobile operating systems, and browsers. Usability problems are centered around the small physical size of the mobile phone form factors (limits on display resolution and user input/operating). Despite these shortcomings, many mobile developers choose to create apps using Mobile Web. A June 2011 research on mobile development found Mobile Web the third most used platform, trailing Android and iOS.

Statistics says that 428 million mobile communication devices were sold Worldwide in First Quarter 2011, a 19 percent increase year-on-year. So it’s kind of a hurry to have mobile websites.  Now let’s which services can we use to transform our normal websites in mobile websites.

5 Great Services That Will Really Help You

1. mofuse

Mofuse lets you instantly create mobile version for any blog or RSS-enabled website. Everyone can use MoFuse, not just bloggers. General readers can use it to create mini mobile websites using only RSS feeds. Blogger can take it even further by setting up mobile version for their blogs.

2. Mobify

Publishers and web designers around the world use Mobify Studio to create beautiful mobile websites. Don’t forget that it’s free to use.

3. mobiSiteGalore

It is a simple service that lets just about anyone create their own mobile website for free. The interesting part is that it has a TON of features. Everything from Google Checkout support to click to call.I have not had a chance to try out all the features myself but if you always wanted to create your own mobile homepage for your BlackBerry browser than this is a great start!

4. bMobilized

bMobilized automatically converts your existing website to a user friendly and fast mobile web site.  After we have created a default mobile version of your website, you can log in and tailor it with easy to use tools.

5. ConvertWebsite

By using, blogs can be accessed anywhere without requiring a desktop computer, thus increasing their traffic with up to 20%. To push even forward, they can be read even without an Internet connection, by using the latest HTML5 technology.


You really must pay attention when you will transform your website for mobile devices because there are lots of tools and plugins for WordPress that can mess up everything.  Do not try it directly with your online website / blog. Test, test and retest your website offline until you are sure that it works 100% ok.

Credit: Alexandru – topdesignmag