July 25, 2013 Last Updated 8:18 pm

Apple developer site remains down, one week after hack; train derailment video

Morning Brief:

For the third time time in a week Apple sent emails to its developer account holders to inform them of the status of the developer website.

Apple has also created a status page where developers can quickly check to see what parts of the system are currently up – there aren’t many.

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We apologize for the significant inconvenience caused by our developer website downtime. We’ve been working around the clock to overhaul our developer systems, update our server software, and rebuild our entire database. While we complete the work to bring our systems back online, we want to share the latest with you.

We plan to roll out our updated systems, starting with Certificates, Identifiers & Profiles, Apple Developer Forums, Bug Reporter, pre-release developer libraries, and videos first. Next, we will restore software downloads, so that the latest betas of iOS 7, Xcode 5, and OS X Mavericks will once again be available to program members. We’ll then bring the remaining systems online. To keep you up to date on our progress, we’ve created a status page to display the availability of our systems.

If your program membership is set to expire during this period, it will be extended and your app will remain on the App Store. If you have any other concerns about your account, please contact us.

Thank you for your continued patience.


Telegraph-video-train-smThe Telegraph (and no doubt other papers) have the security camera video of the train derailment in Galicia which led to the deaths of at least 78 people.

As with all video content, paper will have to decide whether they will load pre-rolls (The Telegraph did not), as the appearance of advertising on anything related to a disaster can be rather awkward. The old rule at newspapers involving situations like this used to be to pull the ads – that does not appear to be the norm today, however.

The train crash in Santiago de Compostela is one of the rail disasters in history, and sadly it appears to have been caused by human error.

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