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  • Which Apple Components Were Developed By The US Government (And why the NSA wants Apple to help)

    09/11/2013 8:39:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/11/2013 | Tyler Durden
    While the investing community this morning is focused squarely on the very disappointing iPhone 5 relaunch and the lack of a cemented China Mobile deal, which has resulted in a $20 billion loss in market cap in early trading for the second most widely held hedge fund stock, a thing that we find more curious in the aftermath of the latest revalations of an implicit, if not explicitly voluntary, joint venture between Apple and the US government and specifically its NSA uberspies, is just how much of Apple's product suite is derived thanks to developments by the US government....
  • Bible translated into emojis ‘for millennials’

    05/31/2016 2:50:48 PM PDT · by bkopto · 18 replies
    Breitbart/UPI ^ | 5/31/2016 | staff
    A new translation of the Bible updates the religious text with modern technology, replacing several words with emojis. The digital text titled “Bible Emoji: Scripture 4 Millenials” uses Apple’s vast library of emoticons to retell all 66 books of the Bible in a way intended to relate to young people.
  • Study Casts Doubts on Apple’s Ethical Standards: Research on 1,261 pay stubs shows that Apple’s prot

    04/25/2016 3:30:18 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    China Labor Watch ^ | February 24, 2016
    In 2013, China Labor Watch (CLW) began investigating the labor conditions of workers at Pegatron Corporation factories in China making products for Apple... This year, CLW collected 1,261 pay stubs from Pegatron Shanghai workers, 13 times as many as stubs as last year. The documents were gathered with the assistance of 18 Pegatron workers coming from 12 departments... 1) Workers are paid at a rate of 1.82 USD/hour. 2) On average, overtime pay as a percentage of workers’ gross wages is 42.4%. 3) Workers work more than 10 hours a day, 6 days a week. 83.8% workers’ monthly overtime hours...
  • Apple's website hints 'OS X' to be rebranded as 'MacOS'

    04/15/2016 12:48:26 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    AppleInsider ^ | Thursday, April 14, 2016, 04:38 pm PT (07:38 pm ET) | By Roger Fingas
    Adding to the evidence that Apple is intending to change the name of OS X, the company on Thursday posted an updated webpage referring to the software as "MacOS" instead. The term can be found on an FAQ page within Apple's Environment subsite, specifically in a section about greenhouse gases and product lifecycles. The text is the only direct reference to either Macs or OS X in the FAQ — notably, the rest of Apple's website still appears to insist on using "OS X." In late March it was discovered that one framework in OS X 10.11.4 refers to "macOS."...
  • Windows Users: It’s Time to Dump Apple’s QuickTime [Vulnerable to Hackers, No Fix]

    04/20/2016 6:46:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4/18/16 | NATHAN OLIVAREZ-GILES
    U.S. government recommends uninstalling software after security holes discovered If you’re still using Apple’s QuickTime on a Windows PC, it’s time to stop. Apple confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that it is no longer supporting or updating the 11-year-old QuickTime 7 for Windows, and has posted instructions for uninstalling the software. Keeping it installed on your computer may pose a risk. Last week, researchers discovered two new security holes that could allow bad guys to create malicious files to launch within Apple’s media player. Trend Micro, the security research firm that found the vulnerability, said that it hasn’t yet...
  • Apple Ends Support for QuickTime for Windows; New Vulnerabilities Announced

    04/14/2016 7:09:55 PM PDT · by dayglored · 26 replies
    US-CERT ^ | Apr 14, 2016 | US-CERT Team
    Alert (TA16-105A) -- Apple Ends Support for QuickTime for Windows; New Vulnerabilities AnnouncedSystems Affected Microsoft Windows with Apple QuickTime installed Overview According to Trend Micro, Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows, leaving this software vulnerable to exploitation. [1] (link is external) Description All software products have a lifecycle. Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows. [1] (link is external) The Zero Day Initiative has issued advisories for two vulnerabilities found in QuickTime for Windows. [2] (link is external) [3] (link is external) Impact Computer systems running unsupported software are...
  • Apple to be exempted from 30% sourcing norms by (India) Government Panel

    04/28/2016 12:38:09 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 4 replies
    India Times Economics Tech ^ | 28 April 2016, 9:18 AM IST
    The US-based company has sought approval from the government on setting up single-brand retail stores in the country. A government panel has recommended exempting Apple from mandatory local sourcing norms, a move which would pave the way for Apple to open single-brand retail stores in the country. The company had given a detailed presentation to the committee headed by Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) Secretary Ramesh Abhishek on April 19, on its products, technology, innovations and camera. "The committee has found that the company's products are cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art. It has recommended to exempt them from...
  • Firebombing At Google Office Damages Google Earth Demo Car

    05/20/2016 9:52:39 AM PDT · by Flick Lives · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/20/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Less than a month after a still unexplained suicide took place inside a conference room at Apple headquarters, there seems to be more trouble in Silicon Paradise. According to CBS, an incendiary device ignited a fire late Thursday night at the offices of digital giant Google, damaging a Google Earth demo car and leaving a large singe mark on one of the buildings, authorities said. Mountain View firefighters were called to the massive complex on Salado Drive at about 10:52 p.m. Arriving firefighters were met by Google security personnel and guided to an area where the car, used in Google’s...
  • Cupertino's mayor is trying to take back his rant against Apple

    05/06/2016 11:18:33 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 6, 2016 | By Kif Lessing
    On Thursday, The Guardian published a report by Nellie Bowles in which Cupertino mayor Barry Chang went on a little bit of a rant against Apple, Cupertino's largest employer. Chang had some harsh words about the company spending $5 billion to build an office in his city, including, for example, that "Apple is not willing to pay a dime" and that "they abuse" the city of Cupertino.Apple says that it pays tens of millions of dollars annually in property tax to Cupertino, and that it is the biggest taxpayer in Cupertino. Apple also says it funds millions in public improvements, such as adding sidewalks, bike...
  • Cupertino's mayor: Apple 'abuses us' by not paying taxes

    05/05/2016 7:28:25 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 44 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/05/16 | Nellie Bowles
    Getting local politicians to battle Apple is hard, Chang said. He recently proposed that Apple – which is building a massive new campus its own employees nicknamed the Death Star, or more favorably, The Spaceship – should give $100m to improve city infrastructure.
  • Drone footage shows progress at Apple’s new HQ

    05/04/2016 5:04:50 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 23 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | May 4, 2016 3:57 p.m. ET | By JENNIFER BOOTON
    Apple’s new campus is scheduled to be completed in 2017 Apple project rendering Apple Inc.’s new spaceship-like headquarters in Cupertino, California is starting to come together, according to the latest drone footage taken from the construction site. Drone photographer Duncan Sinfield shot Apple’s AAPL, +0.22% Campus 2 this week and posted the footage to YouTube. The footage shows the finishing touches on the fitness center, nearly-finished parking structures and progress under way at Apple’s new R&D facility. Apple project rendering The glass-panel facade on the main building is about half installed, while the carbon-fiber roof is being prepped for solar...
  • Male Employee Found Dead at Apple’s Cupertino Headquarters: Sheriff

    04/27/2016 6:50:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 4/27 | Riya Bhattacharjee, Lisa Fernandez and Michelle Roberts
    A sheriff's audio dispatch indicates a man was found in a conference room with a gun nearby, but officials could not confirm thatA man who worked for Apple was found dead at the tech giant's headquarters in Cupertino Wednesday morning, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff. No suspects are being sought in his death, and no one is in danger, sheriff's officials said, adding that the campus at 1 Infinite Loop is open. Investigators have not confirmed information in apparent police dispatch recordings in which authorities describe the scene. "Through further investigation, they determined there was no other individuals...
  • MacDailyNews presents live notes from Apple’s Q116 Conference Call (prerecorded)

    01/26/2016 5:02:57 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | January 26, 2016 | Mac Daily News Staff
    (Read the bullet points from the bottom to the top to get the correct order of events and points as they were made in the conference call as made.--Swordmaker) MacDailyNews presents live notes from Apple's Q116 Conference Call with analysts starting at 5pm EDT/2pm PDT today.Apple will provide live audio streaming of its Q116 Results Conference Call using Apple's industry-leading QuickTime multimedia software.The live webcast will begin at 2pm PDT/ 5pm EDT today here.Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 first quarter ended December 26, 2015. The Company posted record quarterly revenue of $75.9 billion and record quarterly...
  • Why Apple's iPhone Q4 Earnings Beat Droid's Lifetime Revenues

    01/25/2016 8:24:21 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    Invetopedia ^ | January 25, 2016 | By Euny Hong
    Turn on the Android spigot, please. According to Oracle Corp. (ORCL), Alphabet Inc.'s (GOOG) free mobile operating system Android has generated $31 billion in revenues for the company. The Redwood Shores, Calif.-based company has filed a lawsuit accusing Google of using Java to develop Android without paying dues. “Look at the extraordinary magnitude of commerciality here,” Oracle attorney Annette Hurst is quoted as telling a federal magistrate attorney judge in the courtroom in a Bloomberg piece. The revenue amount for Android is not peanuts. But, it still falls short of Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) earnings from iPhone by a wide...
  • Apple Announces Fiscal 1Q16 Results, Misses Revenue Estimates (part 1 of 8)

    01/27/2016 11:10:51 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    NASDAQ ^ | Jan 27, 2016 11:59 am EST | By Adam Rogers
    Apple revenues increase 1.7% YoY On January 26, 2016, Apple (AAPL) announced its fiscal 1Q16 results. Its revenues of $75.9 billion were lower than analysts' estimates of $77 billion. But EPS (earnings per share) of $3.28 was better than the $3.25 that analysts were expecting.Apple's EPS grew from $3.06 in fiscal 1Q15 to $3.28 in fiscal 1Q16, mainly due to the aggressive share buyback program it's been following. Enlarge GraphEarnings beat analysts' estimate Apple's net income (or earnings) was $18.4 billion on revenues of $75.9 billion for fiscal 1Q16, beating consensus analyst estimates of $18.2 billion. In comparison, Apple's net...
  • Apple reports a quarterly profit of $18.4 billion, the largest in history

    01/27/2016 2:06:32 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    The Verge ^ | January 26, 2016 | By Ben Popper
    But the company predicted revenue will decline next quarter, its first drop in years Apple's profits typically skyrocket during the fourth quarter, when new models of the iPhone often arrive and shiny new devices are purchased as holiday gifts. Last year Apple notched a record $18 billion in profit during this period, the largest ever recorded by a single public corporation. This year the company topped that, generating a profit of $18.4 billion on $75.9 billion in revenue during the last three months of 2015. The average sale price for its best selling devices, the iPhone, iPad, and Mac, was also...
  • Apple Registers 'Apple.car' and Other Auto-Related Domains

    01/09/2016 10:35:37 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 12 replies
    Mac Rumors ^ | January 8, 2016 | by Joe Rossignol
    Apple Registers 'Apple.car' and Other Auto-Related Domains Apple has registered a trio of auto-related top-level domain names, including apple.car, apple.cars and apple.auto. Whois records updated on January 8 show that Apple registered the domains through sponsoring registrar MarkMonitor Inc. in December 2015, although the addresses are not yet active. The domains could be related to CarPlay, but there will naturally be speculation about their possible relation to Apple's much-rumored electric vehicle plans. Multiple reports over the past year said Apple has a secretive team of hundreds working on an electric vehicle with a prospective 2019 or 2020 shipping date....
  • USGS Scientist: Major Quake On Hayward Fault Expected ‘Any Day Now’

    07/21/2015 2:59:02 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 61 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | 7-21-2015 | CBS San Francisco
    (CBS SF) — The fault that produced a 4.0-magnitude earthquake in Fremont early Tuesday morning is expected to produce a major earthquake “any day now” and Bay Area residents should be prepared, a U.S. Geological Survey scientist said. The 2:41 a.m. earthquake on the border of Fremont and Union City occurred on the Hayward Fault at a depth of 5 miles. The epicenter was at a spot just north of the intersection of Niles Canyon Road and Mission Boulevard. The quake caused some BART delays early today while work crews checked the tracks, but appears to have caused no major...
  • Mystery Woman Who Dumped Rare Apple Computer at Silicon Valley Recycling Center to Get $100,000

    06/01/2015 6:14:03 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    A recycling facility in Silicon Valley is trying to trace a woman who dumped a rare Apple 1 computer, which just sold to a private collector for $200,000. The company wants to give her a cut of the proceeds: $100,000. The firm — CleanBayArea — said the woman dropped off boxes of old gadgets and “e-waste” one month ago, but didn’t leave any contact information. “She said that her husband had passed away and that she had decided to clean up their garage,” the company said in a statement. After searching through the boxes a few weeks later, a recycling...
  • Missing Cupertino Teen Hid on Campus, Ate Fruit to Survive: Sheriff (Prepper?)

    04/24/2015 11:04:53 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    A 17-year-old Cupertino boy who had been missing and returned to his family on Thursday night, hid on his high school campus over the last four days and ate fruit to survive, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office. Sgt. James Jensen told NBC Bay Area on Friday morning that Connor Sullivan had hidden for a portion of the time at Monta Vista High School, where he had last been seen Monday morning after his first class. Jensen said he also used portable toilets on campus as scores of deputies and volunteers had fanned the South Bay looking for...