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  • Samsung wows investors with futuristic tech that Apple's iPhone is already delivering

    11/21/2015 5:29:56 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 72 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | November 20, 2015 | Daniel Eran Dilger
    Speaking at Samsung Electronics' 2015 Investors Forum, a series of company executives spent hours saying very little, while talking about "innovations" such as phase detection Focus Pixels and camera sensor Deep Trench Isolation that iPhones already have. Source: Samsung Samsung will "lead by following" Apple Watch Samsung LSI marketing team head Kyushu Hong spoke at length about "Innovation for the next mobile experience," outlining plans to introduce a "Bio Processor" chip that packed a series of components related to health related data recording. Source: Samsung Asked when the new chip would be introduced and when Samsung expected it to become...
  • Apple wins DRM patent lawsuit leveled by ContentGuard

    11/21/2015 1:36:19 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 3 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | November 20, 2015 | 3:27pm | By Mikey Campbell
    Apple came out unscathed from a legal battle involving digital rights management IP owned by ContentGuard, a subsidiary of non-practicing entity Pendrell Corp. that sued the iPhone maker for infringing on five patents. The jury handed down its decision in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Friday, finding Apple not in infringement of five DRM-related patents owned by ContentGuard, reports Reuters. While not responsible for damages, Apple was not able to prove the patents-in-suit invalid. Apple was accused of illegally applying patented DRM technologies to its digital content distribution services, including music, movies and TV...
  • The future of the automobile is being reshaped in California

    11/19/2015 6:51:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/19/2015 | Jerry Hirsch
    Within walking distance of Tesla Motors' Palo Alto headquarters and across the street from Hewlett-Packard, Ford Motor Co. has set up a new Silicon Valley outpost. With a team of 100 reporting to a former Apple engineer, the Detroit giant is researching how humans experience machines, running autonomous-vehicle driving simulations and testing software that examines how bicycles and cars interact. "For 100 years, automobiles have been a mechanical engineering industry," said the center's director, Dragos Maciuca, who on his morning commute drives past a nearby research center of German automotive electronics and parts supplier Bosch. "Now, there is the shift...
  • ISIS guides followers on how to hide online with 34-page manual ( Islamic State )

    11/18/2015 5:03:53 PM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/15 | Cory Bennett
    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) uses a 34-page manual to instruct its followers on how to stay invisible on the Internet. The Arabic document was translated and released this week by analysts at the Combating Terrorism Center, an independent research group at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. It includes warnings to avoid Instagram because it is owned by Facebook, and Dropbox because former secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sits on its board of investors. Famous government leaker Edward Snowden has also criticized Dropbox over its privacy, the document notes. Users are also directed to use...
  • Apple Inc.’s iPhone 6, 6S Gobble Up 94 Percent Of Smartphone Industry Profit In 2015 Third Quarter

    11/16/2015 7:56:45 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 38 replies
    IBTimes ^ | November 16, 2015 | By Luke Villapaz
    Apple's record profits in the three months ended Sept. 27 were driven by strong sales of its iPhone 6 and its latest model, the iPhone 6S. Apple Inc. may not be the biggest maker of smartphones -- that distinction goes to Samsung -- but it is gobbling up almost all smartphone profits so far in 2015, according to new numbers from Canaccord Genuity. Apple took a whopping 94 percent of the total operating income of the nine top global smartphone makers in the three-month period ended in September, up from 85 percent in the year prior, according to analyst Mike...
  • Obama backs ‘Equality Act,’ which could harm religious liberty

    11/13/2015 5:24:02 AM PST · by wagglebee · 10 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/12/15 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C., November 12, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – President Obama says he backs "The Equality Act," which would add gender identity and sexual orientation to the 1964 Civil Rights Act. "Upon that review it is now clear that the administration strongly supports the Equality Act,” White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest announced on Tuesday. “That bill is historic legislation that would advance the cause of equality for millions of Americans. “We look forward to working with Congress to ensure that the legislative process produces a result that balances both the bedrock principles of civil rights...with the religious liberty that we hold...
  • Apple boss: Next generation of children 'will not know what money is'

    11/11/2015 3:58:48 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 70 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 11 Nov 15 | Dan Hyde
    Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple, makes bold prediction about the death of cash as he promotes Apple Pay alternative Tim Cook, the chief executive of technology giant, forecast the death of cash by the time current university students have a family. Cash is still used for more than half of payments by consumers, according to Payments UK, the industry body, but its popularity is falling as people switch to cards and smartphone apps such as Apple Pay and Google Wallet.
  • RUSSIA: Russian Internet Law Could Threaten Security of Americans’ Personal Data

    11/08/2015 6:15:51 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 5 replies
    WASHINGTON FREE BEACON ^ | November 6, 2015 | Daniel Wiser
    Moscow requires major companies to move information to servers in Russia by start of next year A Russian law could place the personal data of millions of Internet users, including Americans, at risk if international digital companies comply by the start of next year, analysts say. The law, enacted last year, requires digital companies to store the personal information of Russians in servers on Russian soil. While officials in Moscow have cited concerns that Russians’ information could be vulnerable to foreign intelligence services such as the National Security Agency (NSA) if it is located outside the country’s borders, critics of...
  • New iPhone is hacked: Anonymous researchers win $1 million challenge [trunc]

    11/03/2015 8:40:20 AM PST · by Moltke · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 03/11/2015 | Sarah Griffith
    Apple products are commonly considered to be relatively secure, but researchers claim to have found a way of remotely controlling a new iPhone running the latest operating system. Before you panic that your handset may be infiltrated, however, the hack was part of a challenge set to demonstrate it is possible to remotely jailbreak an iPhone or iPad running iOS 9.1, rather than a criminal activity. An anonymous hacker or team of hackers, has been rewarded with $1 million by security start-up Zerodium for their efforts.
  • Apple asks U.S. Supreme Court to toss e-books antitrust decision

    10/29/2015 11:21:38 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 29, 2015 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn an appellate court decision that found the iPad maker conspired with five publishers to increase e-book prices. Apple asked the high court on Wednesday to review a June ruling that favored the U.S. Department of Justice, and found the company liable for engaging in a conspiracy that violated federal antitrust laws. If upheld, the decision would also force Apple to pay consumers $450 million under a 2014 settlement with 33 state attorneys general and consumers that was contingent on the company's civil liability being upheld. Apple...
  • DOJ Claims Apple Should Be Forced To Decrypt iPhones Because Apple, Not Customers, 'Own' iOS

    10/26/2015 6:15:04 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 30 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | 10/26/15 | Tim Cushing
    The DOJ has filed its response to Apple's claims that unlocking an iPhone 5 would be unduly burdensome. This ongoing dispute over an All Writs Act order (the act itself dates back to 1789) is also an ongoing dispute over the use of encryption-by-default on Apple phones running iOS 8 or higher. The argument started with one of the founding members of the "Magistrates' Revolt" -- Judge James Orenstein -- who, back in 2005, challenged another All Writs order by the DOJ. A decade ago, Orenstein pointed out that the government's use of these particular orders circumvented both the judicial...
  • DOJ says Apple should be forced to unlock encrypted user data if asked by government

    10/25/2015 6:38:49 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 77 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | October 24, 2014 | By Chance Miller
    Earlier this week, Apple stated that it would be nearly impossible for it to access the data on a passcode-locked iOS device running iOS 8 or later. The company also noted, however, that even if it were possible, it would not feel comfortable doing so as to not tarnish the trust it shares with its customers. The Department of Justice has now dismissed that argument, saying that Apple should be required to unlock encrypted data because iOS is “licensed, not sold” to customers (via DailyDot). “Apple designed, manufactured, and sold [the phone] that is the subject of the search warrant,” the government...
  • iPhone 6s goes on sale in Samsungs home market to long queues; earlier online pre-order sellout

    10/25/2015 12:40:52 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 36 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | October 23, 2015 | By Ben Lovejoy
    The iPhone 6s/Plus seems pretty popular already in Samsung’s home market of Korea, despite only going on sale today. All three major carriers earlier reported that they quickly sold out when the new iPhones were made available for pre-order on Monday. Now Patently Apple notes queues of hundreds of people at retail stores, with some having waited in line for 24 hours …  Lines of hundreds of iPhones 6s purchasers in Korea Local brands Samsung and LG were clearly concerned, having both dropped the prices of their flagship devices prior to the iPhone 6s/Plus going on sale in Korea, and Samsung making its Galaxy Note...
  • Attacking Apple By Proxy

    10/22/2015 7:51:56 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    TechNightOwl ^ | October 22nd, 2015 | Gene Steinberg
    So shortly before I wrote this column, I read an article from one blogger usually critical of Apple that quoted another blogger critical of Apple as if that was something significant. The main focus was iOS 9 and the perceived problems with the latest and greatest mobile operating system from Apple. The complaints were typical. Poor touch sensitivity, losing Wi-Fi connections, app crashing and decreased battery life. As I said, the usual range of complaints one hears. Now Id be the last to say that iOS 9 was problem free out of the starting gate. But as of Wednesday, Apple...
  • Tech Support Scammers Impersonate Apple Technicians

    10/21/2015 11:34:13 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 40 replies
    Malwarebyes ^ | October 20, 2015 | BY JRME SEGURA
    Remote assistance is becoming more and more popular to troubleshoot computer issues without the hassle of bringing the problematic machine to a store. Indeed, from the comfort of your own home you can let a Certified Technician remotely log into your PC and have them fix the issues you are facing.Apple offers a screen sharing service part of its support center that puts you in touch with a remote advisor. The process is secure and requires a unique session key to authenticate into the system that the customer needs to enter at the following URL: https://ara.apple.comIn today’s post we will talk...
  • Does Apple Have a Role in Political Discussion? (Video)

    10/19/2015 11:00:09 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 20 replies
    wsj ^ | 10-20-2015
    Tim Cook: I think that ... the business has the responsibility ... of within the communities that they operate ... to be ... a ... great service ... and then we're global company and so I think we have a responsibility to be of great global service ... and so it as I look it that when we don't ... we don't get into ... the whole ... set of issues that we ... don't bring and expertise or ... for a i am ... or have had some knowledge of or write whoa the things that that we're focused...
  • Apple has banned these iPhone apps following a security breach

    10/20/2015 4:02:18 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    MyFoxBoston.com ^ | Posted: Oct 20, 2015 3:41 AM PDT Updated: Oct 20, 2015 3:41 AM PDT | MyFoxBoston.com
    BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Apple has removed nearly 300 apps from the iTunes store because they secretly gathered personal information from users. The apps were made in China and allowed a Chinese ad company to display their ads inside the apps. The software was designed to gather people's email addresses and iPhone serial numbers. Apple says it will no longer accept apps from the developer. Most of the apps are games, including the popular Angry Birds 2.
  • Apple's Tim Cook to Join Group of Corporate Leaders Tackling Chinese Environmental Problems

    10/19/2015 3:36:39 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 11 replies
    Apple Insider ^ | October 19, 2015 20:50 UTC | Roger Fingas
    Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining the CEO Council for Sustainable Urbanization, a group formed by the Paulson Institute and the China Center for International Economic Exchanges in order to divert the environmental impact of China's urban growth. "Apple is committed to running our global operations on 100 percent renewable energy and we're working hard to reduce emissions throughout our global supply chain," Cook said in prepared statement from the Paulson Institute. "We look forward to participating in the CEO Council's effort to advance China's green transformation and hope to do our part in helping China reach its climate goals."
  • Mac Anti-Virus: Why I Don't Use Any!

    10/18/2015 10:27:26 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    Low-end Mac ^ | October 18, 2015 | by Simon Royal
    Mac Anti-Virus: Why I Don’t Use Any! Simon Royal - 2015.10.18 I had a short-lived experience using anti-virus on my Mac. Why don’t I use it anymore?Mac anti-virus has always been a talking point amongst Mac users. We sit smug behind our ‘secure’ Apple computers, poking fun at Windows users and their constant battle with anti-virus suites and malware protection.The number of Windows computers I get asked to look at because they are running slow and the culprit are viruses and junk-ware programs that hog system resources and take over their browser is ridiculous.In early 2014, I briefly tried out Sophos Home...
  • Apple's newest courtroom foe is a patent-savvy university

    10/16/2015 5:37:44 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:14am EDT | BY ANDREW CHUNG
    As a veteran of the global smart phone wars, Apple is used to courtroom battles with fierce competitors such as Samsung and Nokia. This week, however, a federal jury returned a verdict against Apple in a lawsuit brought by a different kind of adversary: a public university. The University of Wisconsin-Madison's licensing arm, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, convinced a jury that Apple had infringed its patent for improving chip efficiency when the company incorporated the technology into some of its phones and tablets. Research institutions and universities have not traditionally been major players in patent litigation, and even now...
  • Apple ordered to pay $234 million to university for infringing patent

    10/16/2015 10:10:07 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 16, 2015 | BY ANDREW CHUNG
    A U.S. jury on Friday ordered Apple Inc (AAPL.O) to pay the University of Wisconsin-Madison's patent licensing arm more than $234 million in damages for incorporating its microchip technology into some of the company's iPhones and iPads without permission. The amount was less than the $400 million the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) was claiming in damages after the jury on Tuesday said Apple (AAPL.O) infringed its patent for improving the performance of computer processors. Apple said it would appeal the verdict, but declined to comment further. WARF praised the verdict and said it was important to protect the university's...
  • Apple faces $862 million lawsuit against Univ. of Wisconsin

    10/16/2015 10:09:40 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    csm ^ | 10-14-2015 | Andrew Chung, Reuters
    NEW YORK - Apple Inc could be facing up to $862 million in damages after a U.S. jury on Tuesday found the iPhone maker used technology owned by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's licensing arm without permission in chips found in many of its most popular devices. The jury in Madison, Wisconsin also said the patent, which improves processor efficiency, was valid. The trial will now move on to determine how much Apple owes in damages. Representatives for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) and Apple could not immediately be reached for comment. WARF sued Apple in January 2014 alleging infringement...
  • Apple Disables News App in China Amid Censorship Concerns

    10/12/2015 2:42:35 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 1 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 10/12/15 | Daniel Wiser
    Beijing escalates campaign to restrict free flow of information from U.S. companies, journalists pple is reported to have deactivated its news app in China amid concerns that Beijing is escalating its campaign to restrict the flow of information from U.S. news outlets and technology companies. The New York Times reported that, even for users who downloaded the app on their phones in the United States, content does not appear in China. Instead, the error message news isnt supported in your current region appears. Beijing requires most companies operating in the country to develop a censorship system, which can include automated...
  • The White House Backs Down On Phone Encryption

    10/10/2015 9:50:27 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | October 10, 2015 | by Cat Zakrzewski
    In a victory for tech firms, the Obama administration will not force firmsto breach the security of their products in order to provide information to law enforcement.Thedecision comes after a year after encryption introduced on iPhones and some Android phones sparked a debate between law enforcement and tech companies over access to phone data. With iOS 8, most data stored on the phone and communications over services like iMessage were encrypted in a way that only users could access it not even Apple could.FBI director James Comey then sounded the alarm that phone encryption would prevent law enforcement...
  • Judge declines to order Apple to disable security on device seized by U.S.

    10/10/2015 9:25:02 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    Newsday ^ | October 9, 2015 8:38 PM | By JOHN RILEY
    A federal magistrate in Brooklyn is temporarily refusing to order Apple to disable security on a device seized by the government, citing Congress' failure to act on the hot-button issue of encryption despite urging from law enforcement officials. "Congress has done nothing that would remotely suggest an intent to force Apple, in the circumstances of this case, to provide the assistance the government now requests," U.S. Magistrate James Orenstein said in his ruling, posted on the court's website Thursday afternoon. "Several of its members have introduced legislation to prohibit exactly what the government now asks the court to compel." ....
  • Shots Fired: Elon Musk Claims Apple Hires Rejected And Fired Tesla Engineers

    10/10/2015 2:18:09 PM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6:15 PM 10/09/2015 | Emma Colton
    Elon Musk threw some serious shade today at Apple Inc., Apple Inc.s engineers and Apple Inc.s electric car plans during an interview in Germany. The Tesla car magnate told Dsseldorfs Handelsblatt Newspaper that Apple has become a Tesla graveyard where fired employees from the car company end up working as inferior engineers at the Cupertino computer tech company.
  • Apple pulls apps over security concerns

    10/09/2015 8:51:45 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 32 replies
    Yahoo Finance News ^ | October 9, 2015 | By Arjun Kharpal
    Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has removed some products from its App Store over concerns they could compromise users' sensitive details, the U.S. technology giant said on Friday. The maker of the iPhone and iPad did not reveal how many apps had been taken down, but the problem appeared to center on products that install "root certificates". Ad blockers in particular use root certificates as a means of blocking ads within apps. But root certificates allow the developers of those apps to view unencrypted traffic from their users such as the web pages you are visiting -- which could include sensitive financial...
  • Gartner: Apple Mac keeps gaining share as Windows PC sales continue decline

    10/08/2015 9:24:40 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 34 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | October 8, 2015 | Gartner, Inc.
    Worldwide PC shipments totaled 73.7 million units in the third quarter of 2015, a 7.7 percent decline from the third quarter of 2014, according to preliminary results by Gartner, Inc. “The global PC market has experienced price increases of around 10 percent throughout the year, due to the sharp appreciation of the U.S. dollar against local currencies. In the third quarter of 2015, this continued to be a major cause for weaker demand in those regions,” said Mikako Kitagawa, principal analyst at Gartner, in a statement. “These impacted regions, which include EMEA, Japan and Latin America, posted double-digit declines in...
  • Surface Book vs. MacBook Pro: Here's How They Compare

    10/08/2015 8:01:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Laptop Magazine ^ | 10/08/2015 | Phillip Michaels
    Microsoft may have just personally revived the Mac-vs.-Windows debates of yesteryear with its introduction of the Surface Book, the first-ever laptop to come out of Redmond, Calif. With its silver chassis and 13.5-inch display, the Surface Book invites comparisons to Apple's MacBook Pro. So how does the Surface Book stack up against Apple's 13-inch professional laptop?Design: Surface Book's Display Pulls Double Duty At 12.3 x 9.1 x 0.5-0.90, the tapered Surface Book is just a little bit larger than the 13-inch MacBook Pro (12.35 x 8.6 x 0.7 inches). Of course, that modestly larger size allows the Surface Book...
  • Steve Jobs' widow pressured Leonardo DiCaprio and Christian Bale not to star in biopic

    10/07/2015 6:13:22 PM PDT · by dennisw · 81 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 7 October 2015 | Ollie Gillman
    A source involved in the making of the film, which hits screens on Friday, told The Hollywood Reporter that MS Jobs Powell had been 'trying to kill this movie' for years. The source said: 'Laurene Jobs called Leo DiCaprio and said: "Dont do it." Laurene Jobs called Christian Bale and said: "Dont."' She is even alleged to have called potential financial backers when the movie hit issues with funding. The movie portrays Jobs in a different light to how he is seen by many, depicting him as 'heartless' and showing him disowning his daughter. Laurene Jobs Powell phoned actors Leonardo...
  • With the Surface Book Laptop/Tablet hybrid, Microsoft is taking the game to Apple

    10/07/2015 7:21:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10/07/2015
    Microsoft did something shocking last night. It launched something people might actually lust over, something sleek, something powerful, something innovative. The Surface Book. At an event in New York rammed with press and industry types and live-streamed to the world, Microsoft confidently and defiantly unveiled its grand vision of Windows 10 devices. Some of the products the company unveiled were expected: an updated Surface Pro 4 tablet, the second generation of the companys Microsoft Band fitness tracker and two new Lumia smartphones. But it was the Surface Book, Microsofts first laptop and a big bet for the company, that drew...
  • Microsoft just unveiled its first laptop and claims it's twice as fast as a Macbook Pro

    10/06/2015 1:59:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/06/2015 | Lisa Eadicicco and Matt Weinberger
    Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled its first laptop: the Microsoft Surface Book, a 13-inch touch-screen device that also comes apart to become a tablet. "This is the ultimate laptop," Microsoft's Panos Panay said. It has two processors and a dedicated graphics-card system. Microsoft says the laptop is twice as fast as a Macbook Pro. Pricing starts at $1,499, and the laptop will be available on October 26. As with many devices in the Surface line, the Surface Book can detach from its keyboard to become a tablet. The keyboard can then dock on the back of the tablet to keep it...
  • Apple Acquires Artificial Intelligence Startup Perceptio

    10/05/2015 4:35:40 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 5 replies
    Mac Rumors ^ | october 5, 2015 | by Juli Clover
    Apple has purchased Perceptio, a small startup focused on artificial intelligence, reports Bloomberg. Founded by Nicolas Pinto and Zak Stone, Perceptio was developing technology that would let smartphone companies create advanced artificial intelligence systems "without needing to share as much user data" in the cloud. Perceptio's goals were to develop techniques to run AI image-classification systems on smartphones, without having to draw from large external repositories of data. That fits Apple's strategy of trying to minimize its usage of customer data and do as much processing as possible on the device.According to Bloomberg, both Stone and Pinto are established artificial...
  • New Steve Jobs biopic is a travesty says exCold, Ruthless, Obsessive? No, he was FAR worse

    10/04/2015 4:20:55 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 44 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 4, 2015 | By CHRISANN BRENNAN
    Fans of the iPhone and the iPad have long seen the late Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, as a messianic figure, whose drive and vision turned computers from clunky business machines into the epitome of cool. Danny Boyle's new biopic, starring Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet, will further burnish his remarkable reputation when it premiers next month. But one woman has a different and more traumatic view: Jobs's high school sweetheart Chrisann Brennan. She lived with Jobs and was an early Apple employee, only for the relationship to fall apart amid wild recriminations when she became pregnant with his...
  • Tim Cook: A back door for the good guys is a back door for the bad guys

    10/04/2015 9:42:18 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 26 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 3, 2015 2:05 AM | By Chris Matyszczyk
    Photo creditCNet: Josh Miller I get the sense that the FBI doesn't entirely appreciate Apple CEO Tim Cook.I get that sense from an interview he gave to NPR on Thursday. In it, he cogently explained Apple's attitude toward security in general and national security in particular.Cook repeated his view that Apple isn't interested in tracking its customers as infinitum from app to app."If you buy something from the App Store, we do know what you bought from the App Store, obviously," he said. "We think customers are fine with that. Many customers want us to recommend an app. But what...
  • "NexDef" HeadAche and OS X Yosemite Upgrade to OS X 10.11 El Capitan

    10/02/2015 8:33:21 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 14 replies
    Several Sources | Oct 2, 2015, Friday Night | Yosemitest
    After about a day and a half, trying to stop a "NexDef requires Java SE6 Runtime" notice hoping up every 10 Seconds, and Java JRE-8u60 download not completing (but saying and verifying as completed), I finally got rid of the problem. FIRST: I HIGHLY RECOMMEND BEFORE YOU UPGRADE FROM OS X YOSEMITE, to El Capitan, you follow the instructions I found at the bottom of Page 1 of this link . But I stopped at step 6 and did NOT do Steps 7, or Step 8. Here are those directions, which state: violins27 May 26, 2013 5:56 PM Re:...
  • Apple Watch saves teenagers life; Tim Cook offers thankful teen an internship

    10/02/2015 6:07:43 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | October 10, 2015
    An Apple Watch may have saved a teenagers life, and Apple CEO Tim Cook is so pleased that he offered the thankful teen an internship next year,” Gregory Ferenstein reports for ReadWrite. “Paul Houle, a 17-year-old from Massachusetts, says that the watch’s heart rate monitor tipped him off to a dangerous condition. Had he not gone to see a doctor to check out his unusually high heart rate, he may not be alive today.” “‘After [football] practice I went and took a nap, my heart rate was still at 145,’ he told WCVB, a local CBS news station. Houle went...
  • How Steve Jobs Fleeced Carly Fiorina

    10/01/2015 4:31:04 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 28 replies
    Backchannel ^ | October 1, 2015 | Steven Levy
    ... Steve Jobs and Carly Fiorina made a deal where HP could slap its name on Apples wildly successful product. Nonetheless, HP still managed to botch things. ... If it were a straight deal for HP to include Apples software, the fee might have been hundreds of millions of dollars. (Around that time, software companies were paying huge sums to have their products or services preinstalled, since people seldom deleted them and often used the default choices.) Even better, preinstalling iTunes was a way for Apple to stifle Microsofts competitor to the iTunes Music Store. As an Apple leader at...
  • Apple invents ring-style wearable device with voice control, haptics, cameras and more

    10/01/2015 9:34:59 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 23 replies
    Apple Insiderder ^ | Thursday, October 01, 2015, 01:44 am PT | by Mikey Campbell
    It seems rumors that claimed Apple conducted research into an "iRing" wearable product were based in reality, as a new patent application reveals work on a finger-mounted device stuffed with microphones, motion sensors, a haptic feedback system, biometric sensors, cameras and even a small display. The fairly comprehensive patent application, titled "Devices and methods for a ring computing device" and published by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Thursday, describes an advanced ring-style wearable that uses voice, motion and touch input to control and interact with larger computing devices. In many ways, the claims read like an overview of...
  • iPhone 6S teardowns show Apple is paying more for longevity

    09/30/2015 10:01:50 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    C-Net ^ | September 29, 2015 | By Josh Miller
    Worried about how long your new iPhone will last? Worry no more, because Apple is paying more to put its new iPhones together, and a longer lifespan and improved resale value seem to be the name of the game.That's what research firm IHS Technology has said after its latest teardowns of the two new smartphones from the Cupertino, California-based tech giant.IHS found that Apple is paying as much as $16 more per unit to assemble the new 16GB iPhone 6S Plus when compared with last year's iPhone 6 Plus, and the extra spending is covering not only new features like...
  • THE ENERGY ELECTION ( climate change money )

    09/30/2015 11:21:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    New Geography ^ | 09/30/2015 | Joel Kotkin
    Progressive pundits increasingly envision the 2016 presidential election as a last chance, as one activist phrased it, to stop climate change catastrophe. As this agenda gets ever more radical, the prominence of climate change in the election will grow ever more obvious. The key here is that the green left increasingly does not want to limit or change the mix of fossil fuels, but eliminate them entirely, the faster the better. ... Climate activists such as hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer increasingly couch their policies on theological grounds, one reason why the popes intervention was so timely. Stark self-interest is...

    09/29/2015 8:12:12 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 66 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | 25 SEP 2015 | BY SARAH LASKOW
    The Broadway Apple Store (Photo: Matt Buchanan/Flickr)In more ancient times, when communal experiences were mediated by religion, crowds used to gather outside temples on feast days. In Biblical times, for instance, on pilgrimage holidays like Passover, Jewish people were supposed to travel to Jerusalem, to be present at the Holy Temple, where the High Priest would make a sacrifice to God.Nowadays, we have Apple Release Daythe Feast of St. Jobswhen faithful customers gather outside Apple stores and await the renewal of a next generation iPhone.But is the Apple store really like a sacred space? To find out, Atlas Obscura brought...
  • Apple iOS 9 feature Wi-Fi Assist could lead to huge iPhone bills

    09/29/2015 5:40:33 PM PDT · by dayglored · 52 replies
    CBC News Technology & Science ^ | Sep 29, 2015 | CBC News
    On by default, feature automatically switches to cellular signal when Wi-Fi is weak If you've upgraded to iOS 9, you should be aware that it comes with a new feature enabled by default that could make your next wireless bill a lot bigger. Wi-Fi Assist automatically switches your phone from Wi-Fi to a cellular connection when the Wi-Fi signal is poor. That's helpful if you're in the middle of watching a video or some other task on the internet that you don't want interrupted by spotty Wi-Fi service. "But this also means eating through your 500 MB data...
  • Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak proclaims Ahmed Mohamed a modern day hero

    09/29/2015 12:02:33 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 69 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | Robert Wilonsky
    At this point theres no point in aggregating ever last this and that about Ahmed Mohamed, especially since this is the newspaper that has Avi Selk on the payroll. But a reader did forward a Facebook post in which you might be interested and, no, not Mark Zuckerbergs, but an overnight post from Apple co-founder (and Midlake fan) Steve Wozniak. Related Irving 9th-grader goes from handcuffed to hero over homemade clock frenzy GOP candidates weigh in on Ahmed Mohamed arrest for hoax bomb Editorial: Overreaction in clock-bomb mix-up has chilling effect It began with a few sentences in which...
  • Aaron Sorkin Rips Apple's Tim Cook Over 'Steve Jobs' Critique: "You've Got a Lot of Nerve"

    09/26/2015 1:03:12 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    Hollywoord Reporter ^ | 9/25/2015 11:35am PDT | by Alex Ritman
    "If you've got a factory full of children in China assembling phones for 17 cents an hour, you've got a lot of nerve calling someone else opportunistic." Aaron Sorkin has lashed out at Apple CEO Tim Cook's recent assertion that filmmakers were being "opportunistic" in making films about the late tech titan Steve Jobs.Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter during a press junket roundtable for Universal's Danny Boyle-directed Steve Jobs in London, the writer claimed that he and those working at the top of the project had taken pay cuts to get it made."Nobody did this movie to get rich,"...
  • China's Silicon Valley power play

    09/23/2015 9:45:32 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/23/15 | Cory Bennett and Katie Bo Williams
    Chinese officials have summoned top American tech executives to Seattle for a forum on Wednesday in a show of force that could make the Obama administrations standing in Silicon Valley appear weak by comparison. Beijing moved up the date of the annual event to coincide with President Xi Jinpings U.S. visit and reportedly pressured major Silicon Valley players to send their chief executives to what is normally an annual summit for midlevel management, threatening regulatory scrutiny if they didnt comply. Its not really voluntary, said Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Jason Healey, a former director of cyber infrastructure protection at the...
  • Russia has filed a lawsuit against Apple for gay emoticons

    09/25/2015 10:16:20 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 17 replies
    AppleApple ^ | June 11, 2015 | na
    Moscow lawyer Vsevolod Sazonov calls to ban the sale of the iPhone and is going to get a million rubles as compensation for moral damage. In Savelovsky court of Moscow received the lawsuit capital of the lawyer Vsevolod Sazonov to the American company Apple, reports Lifenews. The grievance of the plaintiff caused the smileys in the new operating system iOS 8.3, some of which contain LGBT symbols. As explained by Slowed Sazonov, he bought her six-year-old son an iPhone 6. After some time the boy asked the father what is the meaning of some emoticons in your phone. Seeing the...
  • Apple Appeal: iPhone 6s Sales Begin

    09/25/2015 4:58:51 AM PDT · by amigatec · 24 replies
    Apple devotees queued outside the firm's flagship store on London's Regent Street to be among the first to get their hands on the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. The latest iPhones went on sale at 8am - and already promises to be a best-seller.
  • Apple car might be a disaster

    09/23/2015 5:16:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | 09/23/2015 | By Richard Read
    Yesterday morning, we reported that Apple had discussed requirements for testing autonomous cars on California's public roads with the state's Department of Motor Vehicles. At the end of that article, we made some predictions about Apple's automotive plans, and we guessed that, based on Apple's track record with making sleek, desirable consumer goods, it was probably planning to make cars, too. (Unlike Google, which may be just about the software.) Within moments, our hunches were confirmed. Citing everyone's favorite sources -- "people familiar with the matter" -- the Wall Street Journal reported that that Apple plans to complete its first...
  • Rush Limbaugh: What Apples iOS 9 ad-blockers will unleash

    09/21/2015 8:11:19 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 47 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | September 21, 2015 | by Rush Limbaugh
    Rush Limbaugh: What Apple’s iOS 9 ad-blockers will unleash Monday, September 21, 2015 · 5:34 pm · Among other things during his radio program, Mac, iPhone, and iPad user Rush Limbaugh on Monday discussed Apple’s iOS 9 for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, specifically content- or ad-blockers and what he thinks is Apple’s reasoning and what will result.The 3-hour Rush Limbaugh Show, the highest-rated, most-listened-to talk-radio program in the United States with some 15 million weekly listeners, airs daily on a network of approximately 590 AM and FM affiliate radio stations. The program is also broadcast worldwide on the U.S. Armed...