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  • The science behind smartwatch scratch resistance (Video)

    04/27/2015 9:05:14 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 4 replies
    Consumers' Reports ^ | April 24, 2015 08:00 PM | Glenn Derene
    Is the sapphire crystal on the Apple Watch worth the extra money? The Apple Watch with a sapphire crystal survived a level-9 Mohs pick in our scratch test. Durability is a greater concern for smartwatches than for any other personal electronics device. Sure, cellular phones can take a beating, but at least you can protect them in a case. Smartwatches, by design, are exposed to the elements and vulnerable to any hazards that your arms encouter. With millions of consumers now taking delivery of the new Apple Watch, thatís going to leave a lot of people wondering just how gingerly...
  • Apple pounds Street with record second quarter iPhone and Mac sales

    04/27/2015 8:00:34 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | April 27, 2015
    Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2015 second quarter ended March 28, 2015. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $58 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.6 billion, or $2.33 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $45.6 billion and net profit of $10.2 billion, or $1.66 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 40.8 percent compared to 39.3 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 69 percent of the quarter’s revenue. The growth was fueled by record second quarter sales of iPhone and Mac and all-time record performance of the...
  • iSmash! Video reveals 'impact-resistant' Apple Watch SHATTERS when dropped (video)

    04/27/2015 6:29:33 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 27 April 2015 | UPDATED: 08:52 EST | By SARAH GRIFFITHS
    Apple Watch Sport edition costs $349 and has an Ion-X glass screen. 'Durable' screen shattered when the watch's face hit the ground first Screen damage is not covered for free repairs in the Apple Watch warranty. It has been described as a durable and scratch resistant smartwatch and is a considerable investment, costing from $349. But the Apple Watch Sport model has been to shown to shatter easily after being dropped from a height of just under four feet (1.2 metres). Apple claims its watch, which has an Ion-X glass display, is 'protected by a lightweight aluminosilicate glass that's especially...
  • All signs point to Apple announcing a monster earnings report

    04/27/2015 7:58:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/27/2015 | Jay Yarow
    Apple reports earnings for the quarter that ended in March after the market closes on Monday, April 27. Get ready for another monster report. Analysts are expecting big iPhone sales and think Apple could provide a major update to its cash return program. According to data compiled by Bloomberg, analysts are looking for $56 billion in revenue, which would represent 23% growth. Apple's revenue growth is expected to be driven by strong iPhone sales. Analysts are anticipating that Apple sold 58.1 million units, which would be an impressive 33% increase. If Apple sells 58.1 million iPhones, it will be the...
  • Apple Wonít Always Rule. Just Look at IBM.

    04/26/2015 1:50:56 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 48 replies
    The New York Times ^ | APRIL 25, 2015 | By JEFF SOMMER
    Apple canít grow like this forever. No company can. In a few short years, Apple has become the biggest company on the planet by market value ó so big that it dwarfs every other one on the stock market. It dominates the Standard & Poorís 500-stock index as no other company has in 30 years. Appleís market capitalization ó the value of all of the shares of its stock ó is more than $758 billion, greater than any other companyís. Yet the Wall Street consensus is that Apple is still having a growth spurt. In fact, if Appleís watches, phones,...
  • Apple Watch Teardown

    04/24/2015 11:46:02 AM PDT · by Prov1322 · 7 replies
    ifixit.com ^ | 04.24.15 | ifixit tech team
    Time flies: it's been eight months since Apple announced its (digital) crowning achievement, the Apple Watch. Join us as we make time stand still by tearing down the Apple Watchóand see what makes it tick.
  • Apple Watch teardown reveals pulse oximeter, suggesting future measurement of blood oxygen

    04/24/2015 9:20:08 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 21 replies
    9to5Mac ^ | Friday, April 24, 2014 | Ben Lovejoy
    iFixitís teardown of the Apple Watch has revealed that the sophisticated heart-rate monitor used is actually capable of acting as a pulse oximeter, allowing it to calculate the oxygen content of your blood by measuring how much infrared light is absorbed. This data would be useful for health and fitness monitoring, but the functionality is not currently enabled in the watch. As iFixit notes, there are a couple of possible reasons Apple is not currently allowing to watch to display this data Ö First, it may simply be that the company hasnít yet achieved the necessary accuracy and reliability from...
  • iTunes stops working for Windows XP users, Apple security change likely to blame

    04/23/2015 10:13:10 PM PDT · by dayglored · 29 replies
    Venture Beat ^ | April 22, 2015 | Emil Protalinski
    iTunes users who still run Windows XP started to experience connectivity issues this week. As documented in an Apple Support Communities thread, they canít log into the iTunes store, meaning functions like buying content, watching already purchased movies and TV shows, playing DRM-protected content, backing up, updating, and syncing all do not work. The issue has to do with the secure connection iTunes uses to connect to the iTunes Store, meaning it doesnít affect users until they try to log in. While the support thread in question only has some 50 replies at the time of publishing, we expect it...
  • Apple Watch Killer Applications (Vanity)

    04/23/2015 4:04:43 PM PDT · by Rebel_Ace · 33 replies
    Myself, this is a Vanity Post ^ | 4/23/2015 | Rebel_Ace
    Rebel_Ace is bored again, and that can only mean that it's time for some more Photoshop fun! Last time it was Hillary's van. Today, we focus on the Apple Watch, the subject of quite a few FR threads of late. Killer Applications for the Apple Watch Here is a BLANK TEMPLATE for you creative types to download, manipulate and post back here for everyone's amusement (but mostly for my amusement, as I am the one that is bored)
  • The Apple Watch Is Neat, But That Is All

    04/23/2015 1:33:52 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 340 replies
    Business Day Live ^ | April 23 2015, 12:42 UTC | Jeffrey Joslin
    PEOPLE have been raving about the Apple Watch, so it is probably time for a rant from a devilís advocate. For starters, Appleís smartwatch is neat, but that might be the only thing it has going for it. If the productís intended function is providing you with around-the-clock health information, then there are a lot of roadblocks that need to be addressed. Here are five: (...) 1. Battery life is as terrible as you would expect. 2. Too little screen for too much information. 3. It is too big. 4. Even the positive reviews are negative. 5. The Apple Watch...
  • If You Crave an Apple Watch, You Probably Voted for Obama

    04/22/2015 12:46:47 PM PDT · by JOAT · 109 replies
    Yahoo Tech ^ | 4-15-2015 | Dan Tynan
    Just over six percent of Americans plan to buy an Apple Watch this year, according to an online poll of 1,829 US adults conducted by Reuters/Ipsos. If accurate, that means Apple could sell as many as 15 million Watches this year, or more than double the total number of smartwatches sold by all manufacturers in 2014. Who are these Watch watchers? Reuterís interactive polling tool offers an in-depth and occasionally surprising look at the demographics. According to this poll, Apple Watch fans are democratic leaning and college educated, largely male, but not necessarily Caucasian. They own their own homes and...
  • Apple hasn't patched admin privilege backdoor in 10.10.3, it's claimed

    04/22/2015 12:15:54 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    The Register ^ | 21 Apr 2015 at 21:03 | Shaun Nichols
    OS X Yosemite still open to Rootpipe hijacking, says ex-NSA bod Apple's attempt to fix a serious security weakness in OS X has fallen short, leaving users still vulnerable to malware seizing their Macs, it is claimed. Patrick Wardle, director of research at Synack, reckons Cupertino has not been able to fully kill off the so-called "Rootpipe" backdoor that was supposed to be eradicated in last week's OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 update. Apple has refused to address the vulnerability in older versions of OS X, such as version 10.9.x. The Rootpipe vulnerability, present in OS X since at least 2011,...
  • Google pulls plug on YouTube for older iPads, iPhones, smart TVs

    04/21/2015 11:55:15 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 28 replies
    The Register ^ | 21 Apr 2015 | Neil McAllister
    'Try the built-in browser Ė that might work' Pulling the plug Some aging smart TVs, Blu-Ray players, iPhones and iPads are headed for early dotage, thanks to a decision by Google to shut down the older version of its YouTube API. According to a revised product support page, the YouTube apps built into certain devices manufactured in 2012 or earlier will soon stop functioning, beginning this week. The cutoff will apparently happen regardless of whether the manufacturers advertised their devices as supporting YouTube at the time customers bought them. Google, characteristically, has tried to cast the end of service in...
  • L.A. school district demands iPad refund from Apple

    04/17/2015 7:24:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 54 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 16, 2015 | Howard Blume
    The Los Angeles Unified School District is seeking to recoup millions of dollars from technology giant Apple over a problem-plagued curriculum that was provided with iPads intended to be given to every student, teacher and administrator. To press its case, the Board of Education on Tuesday authorized its attorneys in a closed-door meeting to explore possible litigation against Apple and Pearson, the company that developed the curriculum as a subcontractor to Apple. L.A. schools Supt. Ramon C. Cortines ďmade the decision that he wanted to put them on notice, Pearson in particular, that heís dissatisfied with their product,Ē said David...
  • Apple cooperation with antitrust monitor down 'sharply' -report

    04/17/2015 7:54:40 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | APRIL 16, 2015 | BY NATE RAYMOND
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc's cooperation with a court-appointed monitor has "sharply declined" as he reviews the iPad maker's antitrust compliance policies, the monitor wrote in a report to a judge. Michael Bromwich, who became Apple's monitor after it was found liable for conspiring to raise e-book prices, said in a report on Thursday that Apple objected to providing information and "inappropriately" attempted to limit his activities. Bromwich, whose relationship with Apple has been testy since the start, had indicated that relations had improved in a report in October to U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan. However, he said in...
  • Are smartwatches dangerous? Lawyer wants $1 billion campaign to warn drivers

    04/21/2015 2:37:22 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 49 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 21, 2015 | By PARESH DAVE
    An attorney is seeking a court order that four tech giants fund a $1-billion smartwatch warning campaign After the Apple Watch ships to initial customers Friday, thousands of motorists might be sneaking a glance at the smartwatch to read text messages and other alerts. That has at least one person concerned. On Monday, an attorney filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court against Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and Google that seeks a court order for the technology companies to fund a $1-billion public education campaign about the dangers of using a smartwatch while driving. In his lawsuit, Stephen Joseph...
  • How to Pretend Apple Watch Is a Failure No Matter What

    04/17/2015 9:27:26 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 116 replies
    Mac Observer ^ | Apr 13th, 2015 7:50 PM EDT | Bryan Chaffin
    Apple Watch. Seems like Apple has a hit on its corporate hands. Or a preorder hit. The company sold a million Apple Watches in the first 24 hours¬ójust in the U.S.¬óaccording to one piece of analysis. That would make it the most successful new product category launch in Apple's history¬óso what do you do if you've been talking smack about it for months? If you're Roger Kay, you stuff a straw man full of nonsensical numbers that will allow you to declare the device a failure no matter what. It's a neat trick so long as no one applies a...
  • Apple Watch: An Overnight Multi-Billion Dollar Business

    04/19/2015 5:26:04 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 78 replies
    Carl Howe blog ^ | Posted on April 16, 2015 | By Carl Howe
    It was just three years in the making Quick look Hereís the quick summary for those of you who donít have time to read the next 3,000 words. The Apple Watch went on sale for pre-orders on April 10, 2015, and the Apple Store tells us that delivery dates for all orders now stretch into summer and beyond. We know that the initial production run of Apple Watch has sold out; what we donít know is how many Apple Watches that represents. Iíve built a simple model that predicts that the initial run of watches was more than 3 million...
  • Here's what you can do on the Apple Watch without your iPhone

    04/20/2015 3:22:57 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 163 replies
    CNet News ^ | Thursday April 9, 2015 | by Mitchel Broussard
    he Apple Watch is, first and foremost, an iPhone accessory. It might be even more than that eventually, a truly independent gadget, but a vast majority of its current core functions -- making calls, sending messages, getting information, even playing any third-party games -- require your iPhone to be on, have Internet service, and be paired with the Watch via Bluetooth or a shared Wi-Fi network. If you're thinking about getting one, make sure you know that. It requires an iPhone 5 or later, and it can't even be set up without one. Still, the Apple Watch can do a...
  • Here's What It Would Take to Prove Global Warming

    04/20/2015 9:09:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/20/2015 | Robert Tracinski
    Recently, Reason‚Äės Ronald Bailey asked what it would take to convince conservatives and libertarians that global warming is real. If generally rising temperatures, decreasing diurnal temperature differences, melting glacial and sea ice, smaller snow extent, stronger rainstorms, and warming oceans are not enough to persuade you that man-made climate [change] is occurring, what evidence would be? This has since been picked up by Jonathan Adler at the Washington Post‚Äės token right-leaning blog, the Volokh Conspiracy. There‚Äôs no pressure: Bailey and Adler merely insinuate that you are ‚Äúobscurantist‚Ä̬óthat is, you hate new knowledge¬óif you don‚Äôt agree. That, by the way¬óthe...
  • The Environmental Insane Asylum

    04/21/2015 8:45:10 AM PDT · by rktman
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 4/21/2015 | Alan Caruba
    arth Day was declared in 1970 and for the past 45 years we have all been living in the Environmental Insane Asylum, being told over and over again to believe things that are the equivalent of Green hallucinations. Now the entire month of April has been declared Earth Month, but in truth not a day goes by when we are not assailed with the bold-faced lies that comprise environmentalism. Around the globe, the worst part of this is that we are being victimized by people we are told to respect from the President of the United States to the Pope...
  • Apple's climate change efforts might be based on misguided idealism

    04/21/2015 1:53:58 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 27 replies
    CIO ^ | Apr 21, 2015 6:03 AM | By Jim Lynch
    Apple has made it clear that it believes in global warming, and that it wants to fix what it regards as a problem. But should the company tone down its rhetoric on the issue? Under the leadership of Tim Cook, Apple has been a vocal advocate for certain policies, including what the company calls "climate change." While some have applauded Apple's commitment to battle global warming, I'm forced to wonder if the company's efforts aren't simply misguided. Don't get me wrong, I think it's great that Apple is paying attention to the environment and that it's aware of its own...
  • DA says Apple, Google software helps terrorists

    04/20/2015 8:33:09 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 47 replies
    Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. sounded a battle cry Sunday, calling on law-enforcement agencies to battle Apple and Google over software that makes it impossible for authorities to ďdecryptĒ cellphones seized in criminal investigations. The recently rolled-out ďupgradesĒ havenít attracted much general attention, which means police must start pressing elected officials to roll back the terrorist-friendly software, he said. ďApple has created a phone that is dark, that cannot be accessed by law enforcement even when a court has authorized us to look at its contents,Ē Vance warned on ďThe Cats RoundtableĒ show on WNYM/970 AM. ďThatís going to be...
  • The First Apple Homepage

    04/18/2015 1:56:09 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Kevin Fox ^ | April 16, 2015 | Kevin Fox
    Last week I happened across a blog post showing the history of Apple.com over the past 17 years, complete with screenshots culled from the very earliest days of the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. Itís a serious trip down memory lane, but it didnít go back far enough ... ...
  • How Many Laws Did Apple Break?

    02/09/2015 8:16:36 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 44 replies
    MondayNote ^ | February 8, 2015 | by Jean-Louis Gassťe
    Appleís most recent quarterly numbers broke all sorts of records and, as we shall see, a number of laws. Apple just released its numbers for the quarter ending last December, the first quarter of its 2015 Fiscal Year. The figures are astonishing: iPhones: Apple sold 74.5M, + 57% over last yearís same quarter. iPhone revenue was $51.2B, + 57%. Thatís enough iPhones for 1% of the world population, 9.4 iPhones for every second of the past quarter. I hope to see some day a documentary movie on the supply chain heroics leading (parts manufacturing, assembly, transportation logistics) required to achieve...
  • Class Warfare Is Being Used To Divide America - And It Is Working

    05/02/2012 8:45:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    The Economic Collapse ^ | 05/01/2012 | Michael Snyder
    At a time when America desperately needs to come together, we are becoming more divided than ever. The mainstream media and most of our politicians love to pit us against one another in dozens of different ways, and right now class warfare has become one of their favorite tools for getting us to hate one another. If you are struggling in this economy, you are being told that "the wealthy" are the cause of your problems. If you have money, you are being told that the poor hate you and want to tax you into oblivion. Class warfare has already...
  • Which Companies Paid The Most Income Tax In 2014

    04/17/2015 9:25:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/17/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Apple's market capitalization of $730 billion may now be more than double that of Exxon Mobil, but when it comes to taxes paid to the US government, it's no contest: the company with record profitability that so many progressive hipsters adore and for whose products they line up with annual regularity is billions of dollars below its "fair"†contribution to the US Treasury. Ironically, it is eclipsed by that other company that so many progressives love to hate: Exxon Mobil, which paid $4 billion more in tax than Apple, yet whose valuation has been cut by 15% over the past...
  • iPhone plunges to ground from 40 stories up, survives without a scratch, video all the way

    04/15/2015 5:32:57 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 62 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | Wednesday, April 15, 2015
    ďPhotographer Catalin Marin was taking photos of Dubaiís sunrise from the top of a building when he accidentally dropped his iPhone from the roofóand the device captured its entire 40 story plunge on video,Ē Reem Nasr reports for CNBC. ďAmazingly the phone was without a scratch and on top of everything it captured the whole fall on video as I was filming at the moment I dropped it,Ē Marin wrote in a blog post,Ē Nasr reports. Read more in the full article here. Catalin Marin writes, ďUnfortunately the shoot was cut unexpectedly short when I managed to drop my phone...
  • Smartphone Debate Ends With Stabbings

    04/17/2015 11:43:02 AM PDT · by mykroar · 62 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | 4/17/2015 | Smoking Gun
    A drunken argument over whether Android or Apple smartphones were superior turned violent early today when two Oklahoma roommates began assaulting each other during the bloody telecommunications debate. According to Tulsa police, Jiaro Mendez and Elias Acevedo were outside their apartment around 1 AM when their phone quarrel moved to the stabbing stage. As they tussled in a parking lot, Acevedo allegedly struck Mendez in the back of the head with a beer bottle. When cops subsequently apprehended Acevedo, he was ďcovered in bloodĒ and ďalso had several lacerations on his body from the fight.Ē Both men were treated for...
  • The Apple Watch Launch is a Brand-damaging Botch Job

    04/16/2015 10:39:55 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 136 replies
    BetaNews ^ | April 16, 2015 15:20 UTC | Wayne Williams
    It really is amateur hour at Apple. The tech giantís first major product line launch in years has gone badly wrong, with the original in-store sales date scrapped, and no word of when the Apple Watch will actually go on sale for people to, you know, buy. Sales predictions, and online pre-order numbers look great, but thatís about the only thing thatís good about the launch of the first new product line to come from Apple under Tim Cookís stewardship. Frankly, everything else associated with the launch has been a balls up from start to finish. Hereís a product that...
  • The Apple Watch is Already Wiping the Floor with the Entire Smartwatch Market

    04/16/2015 5:29:23 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 301 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Rob Price
    The Apple Watch is on fire: KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimates that Apple's debut smartwatch has sold more than 2.3 million units since preorders opened, MacRumors reports. Apple hasn't released any sales data on Apple Watch sales, and it most likely won't until the company's quarterly earnings report. But this 2.3 million figure echoes what others have estimated ó the research company Slice believes there were about 1 million US preorders on launch day, for example. Ming-Chi Kuo has a good track record on Apple: He was spot on with his predictions about the iPhone 5S, for example. If...
  • Was Siri programmed to be homophobic in Russian?

    04/15/2015 12:03:59 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 44 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 14 Apr 2015 | Tom Parfitt
    The new Russian-language version of iPhone's ďpersonal assistantĒ has been accused of providing homophobic responses to questions about gays and lesbians. One Russian man in London, Alex, posted a video on YouTube in which Siri responds in a woman's voice to his questions about gay marriages and whether they are ďnormalĒ, by saying, ďAlex, you are so rude!Ē Asked in Russian, ďHow do you register a gay marriage in England?Ē Siri replies on an iPad, ďI will pretend I didn't hear that.Ē. The Russian LGBT site, www.lesbiru.com, noted that when told ďLesbianism is normalĒ, Siri came back saying, ďThereís no...
  • Lots of Apple Watch Listings on eBay Are Attracting Zero Bids

    04/14/2015 9:01:08 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 69 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | April 14th, 2015 | Brad Tuttle
    Sellers are asking extremely high "Buy It Now" prices at eBay to take advantage of strong demand for Apple Watches. But in many cases, consumers aren't biting. By most accounts, the Apple Watch did a terrific business on the first day customers could place preorders. Apple reportedly received roughly one million orders last Friday, and demand has been so high that orders placed now wonít be delivered until June or even later in the summer. The first customers who preordered Apple Watches, however, will have their shiny gadgets in hand starting on April 24 or soon thereafter. Part of the...
  • You'll be able to rent an Apple Watch -- but should you?

    04/14/2015 10:27:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 04/14/2015
    <p>Everything from jewelry and watches, to toys and clothing can now be rented.</p> <p>It's a growing service model catered to people who want to keep up with trends, and those who love an automated buy-and-return shopping process.</p> <p>Come June or July, these consumers will be able to add another just-want-it-for-a-little-while product to their lists -- the Apple (AAPL, Tech30) Watch.</p>
  • Russian version of the Siri app was accused of homophobia

    04/14/2015 3:02:07 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 8 replies
    LNR Media ^ | 04/14/2015
    Owners of smartphones and tablets from Apple complained about homophobia in the Russian version of personal assistant Siri. This was reported by one of the users of the video hosting site YouTube. According to him, those interested in the topic of homosexuality are called 'rude' by the Siri. [...]In a video (in Russian) posted on YouTube, the user talks with a smartphone. "I'd blush if I could," replied Siri in the video to the request "gay clubs around me". On the request to talk about same-sex marriage, Siri remained at first silent, then said: "I'm gonna pretend I didn't hear...
  • IBM Announces Deals With Apple, Johnson And Johnson, And Medtronic In Bid To Transform Health Care

    04/13/2015 4:42:15 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 53 replies
    Forbes ^ | Monday, April 13, 2015 | Matthew Herper
    Experts in health care and information technology agree on the futureís biggest opportunity: the creation of a new computational model that will link together all of the massive computers that now hold medical information. IBM is today staking its claim to be a major player in creating that cloud, and to use its Watson artificial intelligence to make sense of the flood of medical data that will result. The new effort uses new, innovative systems to keep data secure, IBM executives say, even while allowing software to use them remotely. Big Blue is certainly putting some muscle into medicine. Some...
  • Total Absorption and Breakthrough

    04/13/2015 1:36:46 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 4-16-15 | Holy Spirit inspired
    Total Absorption and Breakthrough I am drawing you deeper into My Spirit then ever before for I AM your Wellspring of Life and so now as I call and you answer I will feed you from The Tree of Life great and mighty things. First you will delve into and devour My very Virtue for without this nothing exists so you must come into and completely walk in My Worthiness for "HOLY" is My Name "Yeah" even the angels cry out unrelentingly My Truth . Second I will cause you to drink in My love and this door opens to...
  • Apple sells nearly 1 million Apple Watches on first day: report

    04/13/2015 9:09:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 04/13/2015 | BY ALEJANDRO ALBA
    Nearly 1 million people in the U.S. bought an Apple Watch on the first day of preorders, according to data company Slice Intelligence. Slice found that that 957,000 Americans preordered the smartwatch on Friday's launch. Those customers won't be getting the actual smartwatch until April 24 at the earliest when Apple starts shipping them. Compared to the 720,000 Android Wear devices sold in 2014, Apple had a great turnout for just one day. "Customers have been giving us great feedback and orders have been great, as well," CEO Tim Cook told CNBC. Slice gathered its data from a panel of...
  • Apple closes critical system backdoor with OS X update

    04/12/2015 6:27:05 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 54 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | on Apr 13, 2015 6:24 AM (AUS) | Russell Brown
    Older versions left vulnerable. Apple has fixed a major security hole that has been present in its OS X operating system since at least 2011. The 10.10.3 update addresses the so-called "rootpipe" vulnerability, which allowed an attacker to gain the highest level of access to the computer without a password. The vulnerability existed in checking XPC entitlements and meant a process may gain admin privileges without properly authenticating, Apple revealed. The flaw was identified by TruSec security researcher Emil Kvarnhammer, who discovered the flaw last October and notified Apple's product security team the following day. Kvarnhammer said a planned full...
  • Forget the Apple Watchóhere's the Apple II Watch

    04/12/2015 5:27:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 21 replies
    PC World ^ | 4/12/15 | Nick Mediati
    The Apple Watch looks to be an impressive piece of gearóitís sleek and attractive, and offers plenty of interesting and useful features. But if youíre looking for something a little more old-school, might we suggest the Apple II Watch? The DIY Apple II Watch comes from the mind of Instructables user Aleator777, and it takes design cues from the classic Apple II computer. A bulky, beige, 3D-printed plastic shell replaces the modern metal-and-glass enclosure of Appleís real-life offering, and a Teensy 3.1 microcontroller acts as the Apple II Watchís brains. Aleator777 used a 1.8-inch LCD as the screen, but in...
  • Sanders blasts U.S Corporations for Dodging Taxes

    04/12/2015 9:16:07 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 84 replies
    Senate Budget Committee ^ | April 09, 2015
    Sanders blasts U.S Corporations for Dodging Taxes BURLINGTON, Vt., April 9 Ė Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the Senate Budget Committee ranking member, today issued the following statement on new data showing the extent to which some American companies are avoiding taxes: ďI applaud Citizens for Tax Justice for releasing new data today revealing the unfairness of our tax system and the fact that a number of the biggest and most-well known corporations in America continue to pay little or nothing in taxes. At a time when we have massive wealth and income inequality, and when corporate profits are soaring, it...
  • Beyond Generation Wuss

    04/10/2015 2:11:21 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 5 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/10/15 | Steve Berman
    The liberal is a particular breed of herd animal, a breed†which tramples all to get to the front of the stampede, leaving behind nothing but a wide trail of destruction and feces. Such as it is with the latest eruption of bat guano that advanced the notion†anything can be racist.† Kimberly Ross aptly described this mindset as ďGeneration Wuss,Ē but now that the stampede has started, the faster hooves are trampling into what can only be described as harebrained absurdity. At least Generation Wuss had the decorum to publish their declarations in†The New York Times, with proper grammar and an...
  • The Apple Watch was 'largely sold out' in just 10 minutes

    04/10/2015 10:21:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/10/2015 | LISA EADICICCO
    All models of the Apple Watch sold out just hours after preorders officially started.But, a new note from Apple analyst Gene Munster at Piper Jaffray suggests it only took minutes for certain versions to sell out.It appears that based on our observations and media reports, launch day supply (April 24th) was largely sold out within the first 10 to 30 minutes depending on model. Most lead times now suggest a 4-6 week or June/July ship date. Overall we view this as an indication of solid demand paired with very limited supply, with supply being the most significant limiting factor. We...
  • Live Thread on Apple Watch: Apple Watch Pre-sales sell out in under ten minutes

    04/10/2015 1:19:04 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | April 10, 2015
    Comment by one poster: dbrown0690 Friday, April 10, 2015 - 3:59 am I got my Stainless Steel Apple Watch with black Sport Band at 5 minutes with an April 24-May 8 ship date. Used the Apple Store app on my iPhone. Web browsers werenít an option until around 10 minute mark. I started checking other versions and these are the times I logged: 5 min: April 24-May 8 10 min: 4-6 weeks 15 min: June 20 min: July (white edition) 23 min: August (black edition)
  • Strong turnout for world's first glimpse at Apple Watch

    04/10/2015 1:23:05 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 278 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Apr 10, 2015 | Pauline Askin and Noel Randewich
    Consumers in Australia flocked to Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) store in Sydney on Friday to get the world's first up-close look at the tech giant's smartwatch, which the company expects will be its next runaway hit. The Apple Watch, CEO Tim Cook's first new major product, was available for pre-order online and to try out in stores - but not take home. On April 24, consumers will be able to buy it online or by reservation at retail locations including high-end fashion boutiques in Paris, London and Tokyo, part of Apple's strategy of positioning the wearable computer as a must-have accessory.
  • The $20,000 gold Apple Watch Edition sold out in China in less than an hour

    04/10/2015 4:56:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 102 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/10/2015 | Joshua Barrie
    The Apple Watch Edition has already sold out in China ó and it took less than an hour for the most luxurious gold version of the device, which reportedly costs •126,800 ($20,000) to get completely snapped up. Today, Apple put the Apple Watch Sport, Apple Watch, and Edition up for pre-order in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, and China. Customers can now try on and buy the watches, but the company says people won't get them until weeks later in the UK ó elsewhere, it could be longer. Relatively few will actually walk out of...
  • Apple iCult spurns Steve Jobs values: Ex-employee reveals 'toxic culture' at headquarters

    04/09/2015 11:48:50 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 42 replies
    international Business Times ^ | April 9, 2015 13:53 BST | By Anthony Cuthbertson
    Apple has been accused by a former employee of going against Steve Jobs' core values through a "soul-limiting entrenched dogma" that operates on a "toxic culture of manipulation, intimidation, threats and politics." The criticism of the Cupertino company comes from ex-employee Ben Farrell in a blogpost detailing his experiences working as a customer service manager for the past two years. "I am no longer part of the collective iCult machine whose dirty, worn-out, greasy and naive internal mechanisms of bullying, harassment and mind-games push out shiny and polished iPhones every year. It is ironic that one of the world's largest...
  • Apple Watch Review: The Smartwatch Finally Makes Sense. The future on your wrist, even with flaws.

    04/09/2015 4:26:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/09/2015 | GEOFFREY A. FOWLER
    The Apple Watch puts the iPhone in its proper placeóyour pocket. Iíve got a utilitarian view of the yearís most-hyped piece of bling. Sapphire crystal and $10,000 gold alloy arenít what make the Apple Watch the first smartwatch worth buying. Whatís valuable is your time. The Apple Watch is a computer built to spend it better. And if you can tolerate single-day battery life, half-baked apps and inevitable obsolescence, you can now wear the future on your wrist. Smartphones gave us the wondrous ability to take the Internet anywhere. But theyíre not always productive. In fact, theyíve become like cigarettes,...
  • Apple releases iOS 8.3

    04/08/2015 11:57:24 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 15 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | April 8, 2015, 04:15 PM EDT
    Apple today released iOS 8.3 which includes improved performance, bug fixes, and a redesigned Emoji keyboard. Changes include: ¬ē¬†Improved performance for: ‚Äď App launch ‚Äď App responsiveness ‚Äď Messages ‚Äď Wi-Fi ‚Äď Control Center ‚Äď Safari tabs ‚Äď 3rd-party keyboards ‚Äď Keyboard shortcuts ‚Äď Simplified Chinese keyboard¬ē¬†Wi-Fi and Bluetooth fixes ‚Äď Fixes an issue where you could be continuously prompted for login credentials ‚Äď Addresses an issue where some devices disconnect intermittently from Wi-Fi networks ‚Äď Fixes an issue where hands-free phone calls could become disconnected ‚Äď Fixes an issue where audio playback could stop working with some bluetooth speakers¬ē¬†Orientation...
  • Apple releases OS X Yosemite 10.10.3

    04/08/2015 9:42:26 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 89 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | April 8, 2015, 05:15 PM EDT
    Apple today released OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 which includes the new Photos app and improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac. With Photos you can: ¬ē¬†Browse your photos by time and location in Moments, Collections, and Years views ¬ē¬†Navigate your library using convenient Photos, Shared, Albums, and Projects tabs ¬ē¬†Store all of your photos and videos in iCloud Photo Library in their original format and in full resolution ¬ē¬†Access your photos and videos stored in iCloud Photo Library from your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iCloud.com with your web browser ¬ē¬†Perfect your photos with powerful and easy-to-use editing tools...