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  • In A First, China Has More Companies On Fortune Global 500 List Than The US

    07/23/2019 11:14:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 07/22/19 | Zheng Yangpeng
    The number of US companies on the list has declined to 121 from 126 last year The contribution of state-owned enterprises has risen to 80.2 per cent of Chinese companies on the list from 76.3 per cent last year In a first, more Chinese companies have made it to Fortune magazine’s list of the world’s top 500 firms this year, than from the United States. A total of 129 companies, including 10 from Taiwan, were ranked among the world’s biggest firms by operating revenue, according to a list released on Monday. Their number rose from 120 last year, while the...
  • Serious Zoom security flaw could let websites hijack Mac cameras

    07/09/2019 9:35:01 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    The Verge ^ | Jul 8, 2019 | Dieter Bohn
    Today, security researcher Jonathan Leitschuh ...demonstrated that any website can open up a video-enabled call on a Mac with the Zoom app installed. That’s possible in part because the Zoom app apparently installs a web server on Macs that accepts requests regular browsers wouldn’t. In fact, if you uninstall Zoom, that web server persists and can reinstall Zoom without your intervention. …clicking a link if you have previously installed the Zoom app (and haven’t checked a certain checkbox in settings) will auto-join you to a conference call with your camera on. Leitschuh details how he responsibly disclosed the vulnerability to...
  • Steve Wozniak: ‘I Don’t Believe Anything Elon Musk or Tesla Says’

    01/30/2018 1:28:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 40 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | January 30, 2018 | Seung Lee
    It’s no shocker that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is wary of Elon Musk and Tesla — he once said there is “way too much hype” around the company. At a conference in Sweden last week, Wozniak, who owns two Model S vehicles, doubled down on his Tesla criticism — while still leaving an opening for future optimism. “Now, I don’t believe anything Elon Musk or Tesla says,” Wozniak said. “But I still love the car.” In his talk about Tesla, Wozniak recounted one incident at Lake Tahoe, where his Tesla skidded off an icy road and fell into a snow...
  • Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says most people should leave Facebook

    07/08/2019 2:20:02 PM PDT · by upchuck · 48 replies
    Fox ^ | July 8, 2019 | Christopher Carbone
    Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has some advice for most Facebook users: Delete your account. The millionaire, who co-founded Apple with Steve Jobs, recently said that a lack of privacy is his main concern regarding the Menlo Park, Calif. company and Big Tech in general. “There are many different kinds of people, and some [of] the benefits of Facebook are worth the loss of privacy,” Wozniak told TMZ, which spoke with the tech mogul at Reagan National Airport in D.C. “But to many like myself, my recommendation is – to most people – you should figure out a way to get...
  • New Mac malware in the wild evades security software, researchers

    07/01/2019 8:16:13 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 41 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | July 1, 2019
    New Mac malware in the wild evades security software, researchers Roger Fingas for AppleInsider: Newly uncovered Mac malware is not only in the wild, but trying to avoid detection by security researchers, according to one such firm. Dubbed “CrescentCore,” the malware comes as it usually does —in the form of a DMG file pretending to be an Adobe Flash Player installer, Intego said. If someone launches its contents, the software will check to see if it’s running inside a virtual machine — a way researchers often quarantine their subjects. The malware also checks for several popular antivirus tools, and if...
  • Another of America's oldest newspapers shuts down

    07/01/2019 10:34:15 AM PDT · by Presbyterian Reporter · 56 replies
    MSN.COM ^ | Jul 1 2019 | Douglas A. McIntyre
    The list of daily newspapers that have shut down grows more rapidly by the year, not to mention those that have had massive layoffs. Monday, another of America's oldest dailies, the Vindicator, which serves Youngstown, Ohio, said its last edition would be on Aug. 31. The paper had just celebrated its 150th anniversary. The local television station reported that 144 people will lose their jobs. The Vindicator was of modest size by daily newspaper standards. It claimed 100,000 online and newspaper readers. Like many papers, it has been owned by a family. Due to unsustainable losses, the Maag-Browns could not...
  • Apple Moves Mac Pro Production to China (Oh my)

    06/29/2019 4:20:15 AM PDT · by ImJustAnotherOkie · 54 replies
    Wall Street Journal (no paywall) ^ | June 28, 2019 9:32 am ET | By Tripp Mickle and Yoko Kubota
    Apple Inc. AAPL -0.91% is manufacturing its new Mac Pro computer in China, according to people familiar with its plans, shifting abroad production of what had been its only major device assembled in the U.S. as trade tensions escalate between the Trump administration and Beijing. The tech giant has tapped Taiwanese contractor Quanta Computer Inc. to manufacture the $6,000 desktop computer and is ramping up production at a factory near Shanghai, the people said. Apple can save on shipping costs for components given the proximity of many of its suppliers to Shanghai, rather than having to supply a factory in...
  • Apple’s chief design officer, Jony Ive, is leaving the company

    06/27/2019 4:48:06 PM PDT · by cba123 · 45 replies
    CNBC ^ | Today | Kid Leswing
    Jony Ive, Apple’s chief design officer, is leaving the company, Apple announced on Thursday. Apple stock dropped 1% on the news in after-hours trading. Ive is considered one of the most important people at Apple, responsible for the industrial design and the look and feel of all major Apple products, including the iPhone and the Mac. He had worked at Apple for more than 20 years. (please see link for full story)
  • Trump’s Trade War With China Is Already Changing the World

    06/26/2019 11:41:30 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 53 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Jun 25, 2019 | Michael Schuman
    Terry Gou, of Taiwan’s Foxconn, which makes Apple gear in Chinese factories, recently said he would urge Apple to produce outside of China. Other lesser-known companies such as Giant Manufacturing, the world’s largest bicycle maker, have already shifted production for U.S. customers. Giant has moved the manufacture of many U.S.-bound models to its home base in Taiwan, and is opening a new factory in Hungary. “The world is no longer flat,” Giant’s chairwoman, Bonnie Tu, told Bloomberg. These are far from isolated cases: A survey released in May by two branches of the American Chamber of Commerce in China revealed...
  • Apple to deny Parler app store access

    06/25/2019 2:51:53 PM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 37 replies ^ | 6-25-19 | John Matze
    Apple contacted me over a week ago via telephone saying that we need to ban “offensive” content off Parler or they will take Parler off the App Store. We flat out refused and now we cannot push updates. Obviously by offensive they mean conservative content. Twitter is exempt from this clause as they generate more hatred then any platform in history.
  • Top 9 Most Reliable Laptop Brands And Failure Rate Comparison

    06/19/2019 8:23:57 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 125 replies ^ | June 9, 2019 | Ngan Tengyuen
    Planned obsolescence, or built-in obsolescence, in industrial design and economics is a policy of planning or designing a product with an artificially limited useful life, so it will become obsolete (that is, unfashionable or no longer functional) after a certain period of time. No company will admit they have this policy, but we can observe this from a products’ average failure rate and the company’s sincerity in fixing it by making available parts required to fix it. This is why I am a huge fan of Japanese products and also Apple. Products are not merely hardware, Apple on the other...
  • The Orwellian Attack on Section 101

    06/17/2019 11:24:08 AM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | June 17, 2019 | Mytheos Holt
    Imagine the following scenario: You spend your life slaving away at building some ingenious new device in your garage. After years of painstaking work, testing, and sleepless nights, you finally produce your device, patent it, and take it to market. However, before you can take it to market, someone serves you with a lawsuit.
  • Tim Cook: Tech companies need to take responsibility for the 'chaos' they create

    06/16/2019 6:07:53 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/16/19 | Rachel Frazin
    Apple CEO Tim Cook said Sunday in a commencement address at Stanford University that technology companies need to take responsibility for the "chaos" they create. He did not name specific companies in his speech, but referenced several reasons that tech firms, particularly social media platforms, have come under scrutiny in recent months. He also made an apparent reference to embattled health startup Theranos. “Lately it seems this industry is becoming better known for a less noble innovation – the belief you can claim credit without accepting responsibility,” Cook said, according to videos posted online of his speech. “We see it...
  • The Case for Wearing AirPods All the Time

    06/06/2019 6:32:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies ^ | Jun 5, 2019 | Marina Koren
    Small, snug, and unyoked from laptop or phone, AirPods are easy to wear for hours at a time, without a second thought. This, BuzzFeed News recently declared, is “Making Things Awkward for Everyone Else.” All-day AirPod wear can make social interactions clumsy and uncomfortable: Has the AirPod wearer hung up the call or turned off their music? The person on the other end of the interaction doesn’t know. Particularly in situations that require some sustained face-to-face communication—ordering coffee or crossing paths with a co-worker—wearing AirPods and ignoring others, intentionally or not, can be a jerk move, BuzzFeed News concludes. But...
  • WWDC 2019 News Hub – Live coverage from San Jose (Apple developments)

    06/03/2019 1:59:20 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 36 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | 6/3/2019 | Chance Miller
    9to5Mac is on the ground in San Jose, California for Apple’s 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference, and our WWDC news hub is collecting all of our coverage in one place. Apple is expected to unveil iOS 13, macOS 10.15, watchOS 6, and tvOS 13 at WWDC. There’s also the possibility of new hardware in the form of a Mac Pro and an external display. Stay tuned to 9to5Mac for all the news from San Jose and from the keynote on Monday, June 3rd at 10 am PT/1 pm ET. Everything announced: Apple officially announces watchOS 6 for Apple WatchApple officially announces tvOS 13 for...
  • Huawei: China's State Hackers 'Rigging 5G Tests' Against Nokia And Ericsson

    06/02/2019 12:23:37 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/1/2019 | Zak Doffman C
    Now, a story in the Sunday Telegraph is just the latest to pose serious questions. The newspaper reports that China has been "rigging" 5G equipment testing to discredit Huawei's rivals, including Nokia and Ericsson. According to government and industry sources, "Beijing is feeding secret details of security vulnerabilities" to the testers to tip the balance in Huawei's favor. The testing encompasses "hacking techniques used to check for weak spots... vulnerabilities discovered by China’s secret state hackers have been passed to the 5G testers to ensure Nokia and Ericsson’s equipment is found to be insecure." Huawei's security issues have always been...
  • Apple is Getting Rid of iTunes

    05/31/2019 3:37:34 PM PDT · by Peter W. Kessler · 65 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/31/19 | Marisa Dellatto
    R.I.P. iTunes. Apple is phasing out its content download and streaming service, Bloomberg reports. CEO Tim Cook will unveil a spread of new features geared to move the company’s focus away from the iPhone starting Monday at the tech giant’s Worldwide Developers Conference.
  • Apple's New iPod Touch: Fast And Affordable With A Headphone Jack

    05/31/2019 4:35:22 AM PDT · by vespa300 · 53 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 28, 2019 | David Phelan
    Today, a new iPod touch has been announced, with an upgraded processor which will allow the little gadget to do more, including augmented reality.
  • Elizabeth Warren’s bizarre anti-tech billboard

    05/30/2019 7:30:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Hot ^ | May 30, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren was one of the earlier 2020 candidates to propose breaking up the largest tech companies and potentially having the government regulate them like utilities. It’s a mantra she’s repeated on the campaign trail on a regular basis. But now she’s doubling down on the message with a campaign tactic that may not make the most sense. Her team has put up a massive billboard on the subject, which isn’t all that unusual for a political campaign. It’s the location that makes it peculiar. She put it up right in Silicon Valley near many of the Big...
  • The Stock Market Is Sending a Message to Trump: This Is the Wrong Kind of Tech War

    05/30/2019 12:17:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 05/30/2019 | Spengler (David Goldman )
    As things stand, America is likely to lose the tech war with China. The stock market should be sending a message to President Trump. U.S. semiconductor stocks are down 20% in the past month, and the broad market has been in freefall for a week. This is a war we can win, by mobilizing American ingenuity to produce technology that will crush the competition. No-one ever won a war by trying to stop someone else from doing something. I'm an Always Trumper, and I want the president to win another term. But he's risking the U.S. economy and his re-election...