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  • It turns out the iPad was just too expensive after all

    08/02/2017 12:40:44 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 84 replies
    ZDNet ^ | August 2, 2017 | By Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
    It seems that people love everything about Apple's tablet -- except the price. One of the biggest complaints I've seen leveled against the iPad is that it was too expensive compared to other tablets, and that the high price was acting as a barrier to sales. Turns out that was true. The iPad is an interesting device. Once seen as possibly the successor to the iPhone, it's one of those devices that burned brightly, but burned itself out very quickly, going from launch to peak sales in under four years, and ever since it's been in steady decline.
  • Major Criminal Probe in Government Security Breach has Ties to Former DNC Chair

    03/11/2017 11:51:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | March 10, 2017 | Rusty Weiss
    There is a major probe going on into the breach of Congressional computer security, surrounding three Pakistani brothers who served as IT staff for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Oh, you haven’t heard about this in the media? The three brothers were locked out of U.S. House computer networks as part of the probe, but now we’re learning that one of the staffers allegedly had the user name and password for Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s iPad, and by extension had access to her DNC emails. If you recall, Wasserman-Schultz was the Chair of the Democratic National Committee whose...
  • WOW! WikiLeaks Email Connects Nancy Pelosi to Wasserman Schultz IT Staffer Imran Awan

    07/26/2017 10:50:42 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 76 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 26, 2017 | Joshua Caplan
    WOW! WikiLeaks Email Connects Nancy Pelosi to Wasserman Schultz IT Staffer Imran Awan Don’t look to the mainstream media to tell you how troubling the situation with the Awan brothers is. It’s worse than you think. After Imran Awan was arrested this week for trying to flee the country, WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange reminded his 279,000 Twitter followers of the link between Imran Awan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Note: https://t.co/hUyxhBGLUC pic.twitter.com/bO7B673ald — Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) July 25, 2017 Below is the full email dated May 12, 2016 from DNC leaks series: Pelosi is doing s [sic] closed door meeting....
  • iPad Pro 10.5-inch Review

    06/12/2017 12:05:04 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    Laptop Magazine ^ | June 12, 2017 | By Mark Spoonaur
    Editors' rating: The Pros Amazingly fast; Very, very long battery life; Near-perfect display; Improved Apple Pencil performance; iOS 11 will bring desktop-like versatility The Cons Keyboard lacks a touchpad; Takes long time to recharge; Pricey when you add keyboard and pencil Verdict The new iPad Pro is more powerful than most laptops and offers a bigger and better display along with long battery life, but iOS 11 will be the real game-changer. Review When I first saw the new iPad Pro's test results from our lab, I thought there was a big mistake. This new 10.5-inch tablet turned in performance...
  • iPad the launch pad for design of new Singapore naval vessel

    04/30/2017 7:59:45 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 10 replies
    The Straits Times ^ | 05.01.2017 | Charmaine Ng
    Lt-Col Tay Choong Hern (left), the commanding officer of the LMV Independence, and Lt-Col Chew Chun Chau, head of the LMV project office, with the soon-to-be-commissioned vessel at Changi Naval Base last Friday.ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM It was a eureka moment that came from one of the most unlikely places. During the early design stages of the Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) in September 2010, Lieutenant-Colonel Chew Chun Chau chanced upon a video of the late Steve Jobs introducing the iPad. If an iPad's functions could be customised with apps, he wondered why a ship could not also be modified...
  • Vanity: Recently I cannot see the whole FR Posting Box when posting. On iPad.

    04/16/2017 2:12:09 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 73 replies
    My iPad ^ | 04/16/17 | Me
    Yes, I am logged in. Normally on iPad I can finger scroll up the writing box to see what I am writing as I write it. Now, for the past two days I cannot see what I am writing. I don't believe this is an FR issue, as it is happening on text conversations with otherse. As with Free Republic, I have to click the button to lower the keyboardscreeni order to see what I am writing. Editing is impossible. Anyone have any help?
  • Microsoft tops Apple in tablet satisfaction (including design)

    04/07/2017 8:12:21 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 98 replies
    CNet ^ | April 6, 2017 | by Chris Matyszczyk
    Commentary: A new J.D. Power study finds Surface buyers are happier than their iPad counterparts. They're younger and prefer Microsoft's design. Have you noticed a certain giddiness in some of your friends lately? I'm thinking about the ones who use a Microsoft Surface.I only ask because J.D Power has just emitted its US Tablet Satisfaction Study and it declared that Surface owners experience deeper sensations of satisfaction than iPad buyers.Apple fanpersons might turn pale when they learn the main reasons for this greater Surface joy are, according to the Power people, "its top rankings in the features and styling &...
  • iPad Optics (Apple’s iPad has an installed base of over 300 million, far larger than the Mac’s)

    03/24/2017 10:11:52 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    Asymco ^ | March 24, 2017 | By Horace Dediu
    The iPad has an installed base of over 300 million. This is a far larger audience than that of the Mac (which has somewhere between 100 million and 150 million). And whereas the iPad acquired this audience in about 7 years, the Mac took 33 years.Curiously however, it is the iPad that is seen as the more fragile product. The iPad is considered to be failing, with a presumption of an end of life in the near future. The evidence of this failure the year-on-year decline in units sold. This is illustrated by the following graph.  Note that the iPad decline is paired with...
  • iPad plot to down jets: Gadgets banned from cabin on flights to UK from six countries (more)

    03/22/2017 12:03:07 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 18 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | March 21, 2017 -- 19:19 EDT | By Jason Groves and Larisa Brown and James Salmon
    Britain banned laptops from cabins of flights from six countries in middles eastItems such as laptops, iPads, Kindles and Nintendo 3DS game consoles bannedComes amid fears terrorists have developed bombs that can be hidden insideGovernment denies it is linked to US decision - but have not clarified the reason Britain last night took the dramatic step of banning laptops from the cabins of UK-bound flights from six countries, amid fears terrorists have perfected a new type of airline bomb. The move, which is likely to spark travel chaos at affected airports, was imposed just hours after a similar ban...
  • Why Apple announced its new, low-priced iPad with such little fanfare

    03/21/2017 1:58:01 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 130 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | March 21, 2017 -- 3:30PM
    Apple just dropped a new iPad with all the excitement of an IRS audit,” Daniel Howley writes for Yahoo Finance. “That is to say, there was none. It feels like the company just woke up Tuesday morning and decided, ‘Hey, let’s announce a new iPad.’ Instead of a flashy event like Apple usually holds when it debuts a new product, we simply got a press release. I’ve had dentist appointments that were more thrilling than Apple’s latest announcement.” “So why did Apple, the company that basically owns the tablet market, debut a new iPad without making a big show of...
  • Laptop Dilemma : detachable or not

    11/06/2016 3:09:31 PM PST · by nuconvert · 31 replies
    me | Nov. 6, 2016
    I want to buy a new laptop and would like to stay around 11-12" and under $500. I don't have a tablet, so I'm thinking of getting one that either docks to a keyboard and is detachable, or the type that flips & isn't detachable. I'm leery of the detachable, because I've read reviews of people having trouble with them after a while. I want it to have Windows 10 and a touchscreen would be nice also, but not imperative. I'm not a gamer but I do want speed ...I'd be using it for FReeping, surfing the web, email, etc,...
  • Wikileaks: "It Smacks Of Acting Above The Law"

    10/11/2016 5:22:51 AM PDT · by kiryandil · 11 replies
    Wikileaks: The Podesta Emails ^ | October 11, 2016 | Erika Rottenberg
    Excerpt: *From:* Erika Rottenberg *To:* Stephanie Hannon , "Ann O'Leary" < aoleary@hillaryclinton.com> *Cc:* Lindsay Roitman Forwarded to To: john.podesta@gmail.com by Lindsay Roitman Couple of questions that came in: 1. you're obviously amongst friends, but here's the one i referred to (can't remember which of you i talked about it with, if not both). It's from someone that wasn't goign to come, and i encouraged him to come. he comes at the issue slightly differnetly than what I've dsicussed with both of you (Ok, one thing to use personal email, but why the "twisted truth" (not my words) on why -...
  • (Vanity): New iPad, iPhone Safari phishing lockup and how to get out of it.

    08/28/2016 1:50:52 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 30 replies
    Swordmaker | August 28, 2016 | Swordmaker
    My girlfriend opened her iPad this morning and was presented with a pop-up requestor that stated "It's time to change your iPhone/iPad passcode." with a CONTINUE button. Apple NEVER requires users to change their device passcode. This was an attempt by some bad actor to gain access to her iPad for a nefarious reason. This took her to another requestor that had three entry boxes. Two were for a new passcode, and a check of the new passcode, and the third was to enter your current passcode. One could NOT make this go away, nor could the home button bring...
  • It’s ‘Digital Heroin’: How Screens Turn Kids Into Psychotic Junkies

    08/27/2016 6:10:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 27, 2016
    Susan* bought her 6-year-old son John an iPad when he was in first grade. “I thought ‘why not let him get a jump on things?’ ” she told me during a therapy session. John’s school had begun using the devices with younger and younger grades—and his technology teacher had raved about their educational benefits—so Susan wanted to do what was best for her sandy-haired boy who loved reading and playing baseball. She started letting John play different educational games on his iPad. Eventually, he discovered Minecraft, which the technology teacher assured her was “just like electronic Lego.”
  • 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.
  • IPhone, iPad Owners Must Enter Their Passwords More Often (FLASH video at source)

    05/20/2016 2:37:13 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 37 replies
    FORTUNE ^ | May 19, 2016 | by Don Reisinger
    Apple has quietly changed a policy that has resulted in iPhone and iPad owners having to more frequently enter passwords to unlock their devices.Users must now enter a passcode anytime the device’s Touch ID fingerprint sensor hasn’t been used in the past eight hours or when the device hasn’t been unlocked with a passcode in the last six days. In such cases, Touch ID is turned off until users enter passcodes.Apple-tracking site Macworld noted the little-noticed change and investigated the reason behind it. It found users who claimed that Apple’s passcode requests had become increasingly frequent.Apple has long required that...
  • Apple & SAP Partner to Revolutionize Work on iPhone & iPad

    05/06/2016 10:43:45 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 7 replies
    Apple ^ | 5/5/2016 | CUPERTINO, California and WALLDORF, Germany
    CUPERTINO, California and WALLDORF, Germany — May 5, 2016 — AppleŽ and SAP today announced a partnership to revolutionize the mobile work experience for enterprise customers of all sizes, combining powerful native apps for iPhoneŽ and iPadŽ with the cutting-edge capabilities of the SAP HANA platform. This joint effort will also deliver a new iOS software development kit (SDK) and training academy so that developers, partners and customers can easily build native iOS apps tailored to their business needs. “This partnership will transform how iPhone and iPad are used in enterprise by bringing together the innovation and security of iOS...
  • Former Microsoft Windows President on his full-time use of an iPad

    05/06/2016 10:29:19 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    The loop In Site ^ | May 6, 2016 at 6:44 am. PT | by Dave Mark
    Steven Sinofsky was President of Microsoft’s Windows’ division from 2009 to 2013. From his blog post about moving to an iPad as his full time machine: Unlike many “use a product for month” tests this is not an experiment. For me this is a deeply held belief that the rise of smartphones (specifically starting when the iPhone launched) would have a profound impact on the way we all use “computers”. The transformation spans hardware (thinner, lighter, smaller, cheaper, longer battery life, instant on/off, touch, sensors, connectivity, etc.), operating systems (more: secure, reliable, maintainable, robust, etc.), and app software (refactored, renewed,...
  • Apple shares new video ‘Dillan’s Voice’ highlighting technology’s effect on those with special needs

    04/03/2016 11:01:40 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 5 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | April 2, 2016 | By Chance Miller
    Apple early this morning shared a new pair of videos on its YouTube channel highlighting the effect that technology has on those with special needs. As this month is Autism Acceptance Month, the video, called “Dillan’s Voice,” features a teenager named Dillan and shows how he uses Apple products to express his thoughts. Dillan is autistic and nonverbal but yet has very complex and powerful thoughts that he is able to express using his iPad with an augmented and alternative communication app. Dillan has been using his iPad to help communicate for around three years and the product has quickly become an...
  • (Apple's) A9 chipmaker records highest earnings in its 29-year history

    01/15/2016 2:27:09 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 5 replies
    Cult of Mac ^ | 5:20 AM, JANUARY 14, 2016 | BY LUKE DORMEH
    There's money in chips.Photo: Cult of Mac Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), a.k.a. the world’s largest contract chip maker and one of Apple’s two suppliers for the present-gem A9 chip, has announced that its 2015 earnings were the highest in its 29-year history. Contrasting with reports of developers said to be suffering the effects of weakened Apple orders, TSMC has thrived on the back of the iPhone 6 and 6s — with $9.15 billion in net profits this year alone, representing a 16.2 percent annual increase. TSMC said that net profit, earnings-per-share, and consolidated sales all broke the company’s past...