April 26, 2014 in Utilities (F)
[prMac.com] Pfaeffikon, Switzerland - Power APP released an update for their app Number Pad to fix a bug that occurred as the result of a hacker attack.
Number Pad is an app that lets the user add a numeric keypad to their Mac computer. To keep MacBooks - or Laptops in general - at a reasonable size that is comfortable size to carry around, their keyboard is often missing the number block that is located at the right side of the keyboard. Number Pad turns the iPhone, iPad or iPhone into such a numeric keypad.
To be used with a Mac, Number Pad needs an app that has to be installed on the Mac, which has to be downloaded from Power APPs homepage. As the result of a hacker attack, the server was down, so users were not able to download the app to install on their Mac. They were sent a dead link, since the server was shut down for security reasons. The update contains a corrected download link to a more secure and more stable server.
"To establish a connection with the Mac, Number Pad needs an app to be installed on the Mac. This app has to be downloaded separately from one of our servers. A hacker managed to trigger the security shutdown of this server. Obviously the Mac App couldn't be downloaded anymore, and the link provided inside the app was dead as well. We moved the whole server to a more stable and secure infrastructure, so we had to include the corrected link in the app," explains Christian Schaffner as to the reason for this update and the corrected download link for the Mac App.
* iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
* iOS 4.3 or later
* 28.6 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Number Pad 1.2.6 is only $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide through the App Store in the Utilities category and from the website.
Based in Pfaeffikon, Switzerland, Power App AG is an independent company founded in 2010 by Christian Schaffner. Power App's main focus is developing powerful, versatile applications for the Mac and iOS platforms. Copyright (C) 2010-2013 Power App AG. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, iPhone, iPod, and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.