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  • Apple iCloud Data In China Now Stored By State-Owned Company

    07/18/2018 8:21:12 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Mashable ^ | 07/18/18 | Matt Binder
    A state-owned telecommunications company in China now stores the iCloud data for Apple’s China-based users. This is really bad news for dissidents and critics of the government. Fast forward to today: China Telecom, a government owned telco, is taking over the iCloud data from Guizhou-Cloud Big Data. This essentially means that a state-owned firm now has access to all the iCloud data China-based users store, such as photos, notes, emails, and text messages. Chinese state-run media is heralding the move as a win for consumers, but Chinese citizens have been extremely condemnatory of the decision. On Weibo, China’s Twitter clone,...
  • Apple removes Qanon fringe conspiracy theory application from the App Store

    07/17/2018 1:17:50 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 32 replies ^ | Jul. 16th 2018 9:03 pm PT | Chance Miller
    An app meant to keep readers informed about the Qanon conspiracy theory has been removed from the App Store. As first reported by NBC News, the “QDrops” application would send users alerts for new developments in the theory, but was pulled by Apple on grounds of violations of its App Store Guidelines… QDrops, developed by a “husband and wife team” from North Carolina, originally launched on iOS back in April and peaked at No. 10 of all paid applications in the App Store and No. 1 in the entertainment category. The app was available for $0.99, which means Apple was...
  • A diehard Mac user switches to PC

    07/11/2018 8:44:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 165 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/11/2018 | Steve Kovach and Clancy Morgan
    The Mac used to have numerous advantages over the PC, but with Windows 10 the PC has now closed the gap. These days buying a PC gives you many more options compared to the Mac, which continues to stagnate. Business Insider's senior tech correspondent, Steve Kovach, switched his Mac for a PC to see what Windows 10 really has to offer. Following is a transcript of the video. Steve Kovach: I've been a Mac user for over 15 years. I hated PCs. They came loaded with a bunch of software that slowed down my machine, and they caught viruses way...
  • Thieves steal from Apple Store

    07/10/2018 11:31:09 AM PDT · by CodeJockey · 32 replies ^ | Monday, July 09, 2018 | Jason Oliveira
    FRESNO, Calif. -- Crystal clear surveillance video shows how a group of young men made off with a small fortune worth of Apple products in Fresno. The four only needed mere seconds to steal 26 items totaling $27,000 Saturday morning at the store inside Fashion Fair Mall. Lt. Mark Hudson of the Fresno Police Department says the group took, "Various iPhones, the iPhone 6, iPhone 7 and 8, and even the new iPhone X was taken in this grand theft."
  • Apple assigns ‘human editors’ to tackle fake news

    07/05/2018 8:48:59 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    MSN ^ | 6/27/18
    Seeing the rising issue of fake news and its repercussions amongst public, new ways to tackle this problem are being set up. Tech giant Apple has taken the decision to take charge of filtering fake news from real news on itself. The aim of this move is to present reliable news to its readers ahead of the mid-term elections. The Apple News app added a new section which will highlight stories curated by ‘human editors’. These stories will be well-sourced and fact-based.
  • Apple Follows Facebook, Will Cherry-Pick ‘Trusted Sources’ for Users

    07/02/2018 7:22:11 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/26/18
    Apple has announced a new “midterms election” feature for its official News app, which will feed users election content from a cherry-picked group of left-leaning and establishment news outlets that the tech giants considers “trusted sources.” Instead of letting users decide what news they want to see on their phones, Apple confirmed that it intends to deliver exclusive news and opinion to their users that have been “curated by Apple News editors from trusted publishers.” “Today more than ever people want information from reliable sources, especially when it comes to making voting decisions,” said Lauren Kern, editor-in-chief of Apple News....
  • Apple CEO intends to keep speaking out on social issues

    06/26/2018 7:19:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 25, 2018 10:16 PM EDT | Michael Liedtke
    Apple CEO Tim Cook intends to continue lambasting U.S. immigration policies and other issues that trouble him to avoid falling into an “appalling silence.” Cook outlined his views on when CEOs should protest government policies during a Monday evening appearance at a business conference hosted by Fortune magazine.. His remarks came a week after he condemned the Trump administration’s since-reversed practice of separating children from parents accused of crossing the U.S. border illegally in an interview with The Irish Times. If he had dodged the politically charged subject, Cook said he would have been cast into “the appalling silence of...
  • In China Trade War, Apple Worries It Will Be Collateral Damage

    06/21/2018 8:27:59 PM PDT · by cba123 · 19 replies
    NY Times ^ | June 18, 2018 | By Jack Nicas and Paul Mozur
    SAN FRANCISCO — Apple’s chief executive, Timothy D. Cook, may be the leader of the world’s most valuable public company, but lately he has had to act a lot like the tech industry’s top diplomat. Last month he visited the Oval Office to warn President Trump that tough talk on China could threaten Apple’s position in the country. In March, at a major summit meeting in Beijing, he called for “calmer heads” to prevail between the world’s two most powerful countries. (please see link, for full article)
  • Cops Are Confident iPhone Hackers Have Found a Workaround to Apple’s New Security Feature

    06/15/2018 3:34:22 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 30 replies ^ | June 14, 2018 | By Joseph Cox and Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
    “Grayshift has gone to great lengths to future proof their technology and stated that they have already defeated this security feature in the beta build.” Image: Malwarebytes Apple confirmed to The New York Times Wednesday it was going to introduce a new security feature, first reported by Motherboard. USB Restricted Mode, as the new feature is called, essentially turns the iPhone’s lightning cable port into a charge-only interface if someone hasn’t unlocked the device with its passcode within the last hour, meaning phone forensic tools shouldn’t be able to unlock phones. Naturally, this feature has sent waves throughout the mobile...
  • All the people Apple just pissed off to better protect your privacy

    06/07/2018 9:46:46 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 26 replies
    FastCompany ^ | June 3, 2018 | BY MICHAEL GROTHAUS
    Apple is turning its oft-expressed stance on privacy into features that are bad news for everyone from other tech companies to government agencies. When Apple previewed the upcoming iOS 12 and MacOS Mojave at this week’s WWDC keynote, the killer new features that got both developers and users most excited were the ones you’d would expect: the visually stunning Dark Mode on MacOS, the insanely customizable Memojis on iOS, FaceTime group-calling features on both platforms, massive improvementsto Siri, and Apple’s all-new Screen Time digital health tracking tools. All those features deserved the applause they got from the crowd. But it...
  • Apples Calander "US Holidays" includes Muslim and other BS holidays

    Just realized my Mac has Muslim Holidays imbeded in the US Holidays option along with a bunch of other PC BS occasions not celebrated as Holidays in the US. Discussions @ Apple folk dont know how to remove, any one here. I dont want a PC calendar may have to delete the entire thing and find a new one,sugestions ?
  • Tim Cook: We never requested data from Facebook

    06/04/2018 7:09:08 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/04/18 | Brett Samuels
    Apple CEO Tim Cook defended his company's data practices on Monday in the wake of a New York Times report that said Apple was among tech firms that had access to Facebook users’ personal information. "The things mentioned in the Times article about relationship status, all these kinds of things, is so foreign to us, and not data that we have ever received at all or requested — zero," Cook told NPR. Cook said the company is “not in the data business,” but rather sought to make it easier for users to share photos on Facebook. Cook’s comments come in...
  • Apple: We’re Going to Pick the News Stories You Read

    06/04/2018 12:42:16 PM PDT · by BBell · 15 replies
    "Top stories are handpicked by the Apple News editorial team," Susan Prescott said.News during the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. According to Prescott, Apple News’ editorial team will be selecting the top news stories of the day for millions of potential readers. “News is a personalized feed where you can see all the stories you want to read, pulled together from trusted sources, and our top stories are handpicked by the Apple News editorial team,” Prescott said. Prescott did not say what the criteria would be for Apple News to consider a source “trusted,” but conservatives will find this...
  • (Vanity) Apple's Live streaming 'Special Event'

    06/04/2018 10:36:28 AM PDT · by neverevergiveup · 7 replies
    Does anyone else think that these Apple 'Special Events' have become so contrived that they seem somewhat like a computer equivalent of 'Spinal Tap'? My home page is the Apple home page (I just never changed it) and when I opened my browser the live streaming event automatically started (I wouldn't have 'tuned in' to this without it automatically opening). If you work in the field I can understand that this might be important, but the format just seems so dated now..
  • Xiaomi Mi8: the most blatant Apple iPhoneX rip-off yet, and what’s to like about it ...

    06/01/2018 9:51:27 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Friday, 01 June, 2018 | Ben Sin
    When Xiaomi first began making smartphones in 2011, it took many design cues – on both hardware and software – from Apple, so much so that the Chinese company was dismissed as an iPhone copycat maker by Western tech sites. The stigma of this stuck with the company for years (at least in English-language media), even though Xiaomi had developed a nice identity of its own by 2014. It wasn’t until two years later, though, when Xiaomi wowed the industry with its pioneering bezel-less Mi Mix that it finally shed that label. Old habits die hard, however. On Thursday Xiaomi...
  • Sources: Amazon Eyes Downtown Raleigh for HQ2; Apple deal ‘Imminent’

    06/01/2018 7:19:22 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    WRAL ^ | 05/31/18 | Rick Smith
    RALEIGH – Amazon is still considering the Triangle for its huge HQ2 project, and downtown Raleigh is where the ecommerce giant is most likely to build what would be a massive complex if North Carolina’s capital is the winner, according to sources. Several of the same sources also note that an announcement of Apple’s selection for a new campus is “imminent.” North Carolina has been aggressively pursuing both economic development projects which promise billions of dollars in investments and as many as 60,000 jobs. Winning the Apple project does not preclude the Triangle from being selected by Amazon, sources say....
  • “Google tax” plan moves ahead in Mountain View after city panel actions

    05/24/2018 10:11:35 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 21 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 5/23/18 | By GEORGE AVALOS
    MOUNTAIN VIEW — Plans for a “Google headcount tax” moved ahead Wednesday in Mountain View after a municipal panel recommended that the full city council approve the proposal. A three-member subcommittee of the Mountain View City Council endorsed the concept on Wednesday of a tax on the number of workers a company employs within the city limits, although government officials refer to it formally as a “restructuring” of the business license tax. The Mountain View City Council is scheduled to meet June 5 to make a final decision on whether it will order the city staff to prepare a ballot...
  • Dear iPhone—It Was Just Physical, and Now It’s Over

    05/16/2018 4:44:46 PM PDT · by ptsal · 10 replies
    Nautilus ^ | 11-May-2018 | Katie Reid
    s a kid, I’d sometimes try to imagine what life would be like without a particular sense or part of my body, like with questions from the Would You Rather? game. Would you rather be deaf or blind? Would you rather have no legs or no arms? I’d try to erase the sound of my mom’s piano playing, the sight of the ground growing smaller as I soared on the tree swing in my backyard, or the feeling of playing basketball so hard my lungs might explode, but I just couldn’t. How could life go on without these sensations that...

    05/14/2018 5:22:56 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 43 replies
    TMZ ^ | 5/11/2018 5:44 PM PDT
    The crash of EgyptAir flight 804 into the Mediterranean Sea that killed 66 people was caused by a hot Apple product ... according to a new suit. The families of several of the victims of the May 19, 2016 crash claim the tragedy was due to the co-pilot's iPhone 6S or iPad mini overheating in the cockpit and catching fire. According to the docs ... an investigation revealed the device ignited and led to a bigger fire in the cockpit, which ultimately took the plane down. It should be noted, however -- some industry experts have questioned this phone theory...
  • Selling Disks With Free Microsoft Software Lands E-Waste Recycler Stiff Prison Term

    04/26/2018 6:29:18 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 8 replies
    Hot Hardware ^ | 26 April 2018 | Shane McGlaun
    ...Lundgren will serve a 15-month prison sentence and will be forced to pay a $50,000 fine. Lundgren had taken to downloading free software that Microsoft offers to Windows users commonly called restore disks... Many states are actively pushing for legislation that guarantees consumers the right to repair their own gadgets, California has legislation in process to force device makers to provide users and third parties with items needed to repair devices...