Also Safari, Twitter, Calendar, iBooks, FaceTime, Keynote and Software Update.
FORTUNE -- Ashkan Soltani, an independent computer security expert best known for analyzing Edward Snowden's NSA leaks for the Washington Post, has published a list of applications running Mac OS X 10.9 that he says are vulnerable to the same security hole Apple (AAPL) patched in its mobile operating system on Friday.
They include apps used by millions of Mac users every day: Mail, Safari and Calendar.
The bug, a single wayward "goto fail" command in Apple's SecureTansport protocol, is a newer problem for the Mac than for the iPhone. It's been lurking in the shadows of iOS since September 2012. According to ImperialViolet's Adam Langley, who isolated the bug on Saturday, it showed up in the Mac with the release of OS X Mavericks three months ago.
"We are aware of this issue," an Apple spokeswoman told Fortune, "and already have a software fix that will be released very soon."
Meanwhile, some experts were surprised that Apple would reveal the existence of the problem in iOS while OS X was still open to attack.
"Come the hell on, Apple," wrote Kristin Paget, a self-identified "princess hacker" who left Apple last month to shore up security at Tesla Motors (TSLA). "You just dropped an ugly 0day on us and then went home for the weekend – goto fail indeed." [0day = zero-day computer attack].
Paget is famous both for a 2010 stunt in which she intercepted AT&T (T) phone calls at a hacker conference using a fake cell tower built with $1,500 worth of spare parts, and for changing her name (and sexual self-identfication) in 2011 from Chris to Kristin. As it happens, she joined Apple in Sept. 2012, when the bug appeared in iOS 6.0, and left in January 2014, a few weeks before it was patched.
Did U.S. government spies create the security hole that Apple patched last week?
FORTUNE -- You don't have to put on a tin hat to find the timing of the "Apple" entry in the attached Powerpoint slide suspicious, although a tin hat probably helps.
The slide, marked TOP SECRET, was one of the first documents leaked to The Guardian and the Washington Post by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden last June. It lays out MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 23, 2014 9:14 AM ET
The top chart makes for exciting headlines. The bottom chart is the one that matters.
FORTUNE -- For investors who missed Charles Arthur's useful primer in The Guardian on the difference between market share and installed base, the charts he published Thursday make the point even more succinctly.
The top chart, created from the U.S. smartphone sales data that Kantar publishes, is the stuff of tech headlines -- the horserace in which Apple's MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 10, 2014 7:33 AM ET
For owners of Apple's iPhone or iPad, it's a straight shot from iTunes to their device.
FORTUNE -- When it comes to understanding the difference between Apple's (AAPL) iOS and Google's (GOOG) Android, the long skinny picture attached below is worth at least 1,000 words.
It was produced for the Taiwanese manufacturer HTC and spotted last week by 9to5Google's David Beren.
We have no idea, of course, what's going on within Apple to get MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 2, 2014 4:30 PM ET
Two charts illustrate a key difference between the two leading mobile operating systems.
FORTUNE -- The chart at right, taken from the Wikipedia entry for Android version history, illustrates the problem app developers call Android fragmentation -- the splintering of Google's (GOOG) installed base into incompatible fragments. Applications that run on one combination of hardware and software don't necessarily run on others.
Wikipedia doesn't offer a similar chart for Apple (AAPL) iOS, and the graphic MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 13, 2013 7:26 AM ET
Asymco's Horace Dediu now expects U.S. smartphone penetration to hit 90% by Dec. 2016.
FORTUNE -- I don't pretend to understand -- even after reading the Wikipedia entry on logistic regression -- the statistics Asymco's Horace Dediu used to draw the chart at right.
But even I can see that the curves representing various smartphone platforms have different shapes:
Orange: Research in Motion (BBRY), headed south
Blue: Microsoft (MSFT), recovering
Yellow: Android (GOOG), leveling off
New products enable the startup's 350,000 hosts to do without the desktop.
FORTUNE -- Airbnb wants its hosts to get out of the house.
At a press event Tuesday at the company's San Francisco headquarters, co-founders Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, and Nate Blechzarczyk introduced redesigned Apple (AAPL) iOS and Google (GOOG) Android apps with an emphasis on improving the mobile experience for the company's 350,000 hosts.
"Hosts said they don't have all the tools that MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 12, 2013 3:11 PM ET
Just about everything, writes Charles Arthur in the Guardian. It's a must read.
FORTUNE -- These two charts at right, taken from a YouGov survey and chosen for demonstration purposes by Charles Arthur in the Guardian last week, illustrate nicely what's wrong with statements like this (from TheNextWeb): "Android represents somewhere in the region of 80% of the smartphone market."
That's "simply wrong," Arthur writes.
"Here's the reality: at the time this was MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 10, 2013 8:35 AM ET
comScore's August data show iOS outselling Android even without the new iPhones.
FORTUNE -- Apple's (AAPL) iOS may be losing market share to Google's (GOOG) Android worldwide, but in the U.S. its share continues grow, as the latest comScore numbers show.
See chart, above.
FURTHER READING: Daniel Eran Dilger's Data bites dogma: Apple's iOS ate up Android, Blackberry U.S. market share losses this summer. A sample:
"The continued U.S. growth of iOS at the expense MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 5, 2013 11:02 AM ET
Horace Dediu estimates that Apple will sell its billionth iOS device some time in 2014.
FORTUNE -- One of the great things about the Race to a Billion chart above, posted Friday on Horace Dediu's Asymco blog, is that it suggests that all computing platforms eventually reach a natural limit, where their growth starts to level off.
PCs running Microsoft (MSFT) Windows were the first reach 1 billion, but because the platform took MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 7, 2013 8:36 AM ET
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