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  • The Washington Post's privacy story on Apple and how they got it wrong

    10/20/2014 11:49:05 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    The Loop ^ | October 20, 2014 | Jim Dalrymple
    The Washington Post’s privacy story on Apple and how they got it wrong Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 6:36 pm. PT Written by Jim Dalrymple The Washington Post ran a sensationalistic story this morning that claimed Apple would have user’s location, unique identifying codes and search terms when using Spotlight in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. The function is part of Spotlight search, which was updated with last week’s launch of new Mac computers and Apple’s latest operating system, Yosemite OS X, which also is available for download to owners of older machines. Once Yosemite is...
  • China-backed hackers may have infiltrated Apple's iCloud

    10/20/2014 7:36:36 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 17 replies
    Yahoo / Reuters ^ | 10-21-2014
    Apple Inc's iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the country's government is behind the campaign. Using a method called a "man-in-the-middle" (MITM) attack, unknown hackers interposed their own website between users and Apple's iCloud server, intercepting data and potentially gaining access to passwords, iMessages, photos and contacts, Greatfire.org wrote in its blog post. Greatfire.org, a group that conducts research on Chinese Internet censorship, alleged government involvement in the attack, saying it resembled previous attacks on Google Inc, Yahoo Inc and...
  • FBI Head: Apple, Google Encryption Leads to 'Dark Place'

    10/17/2014 4:17:20 PM PDT · by e-gadfly · 22 replies
    Tom's Guide ^ | 2014-10-16 | Paul Wagenseil
    FBI Director James Comey gave a strong speech today (Oct. 16) explaining why law enforcement should have access to data on encrypted smartphones. But he failed to cite any examples in which such law-enforcement access could have made the difference between life and death.... The Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA) of 1994 mandates that telecommunications companies must give police the ability to listen in on telephone conversations. CALEA covers landlines and cellular carriers, and was expanded in 2004 to cover Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) providers and broadband Internet service providers. For the past few years, the FBI...
  • Bono apologises for U2's iTunes album release (forced on consumers)

    10/15/2014 9:42:32 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 57 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 October 2014 Last updated at 07:47 ET | no byline
    U2 frontman Bono has said sorry after their latest album was automatically added to the libraries of all iTunes users around the world. Speaking in a session on Facebook, the star said the move was a "drop of megalomania, a touch of generosity". In response to a questioner who told him it was "rude" to impose their music upon everyone, Bono said: "Oops, I'm sorry about that." Apple later released a one-click tool enabling iTunes customers to remove it. Some users complained that the 11-track Songs of Innocence had been added to their music library without permission and that it...
  • Facebook and Apple now paying for women to put motherhood on ice by freezing their eggs

    10/14/2014 7:50:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/14/14 | Josh Gardner
    Apple and Facebook say they'll shell out out as much as $20,000 for women to put their parenthood plans on ice. The firms also hope the incentive will help women balance child-rearing and work life. However, even as success rates continue to rise, there are no guarantees the method will lead to conception down the road.
  • iPhone 6 blowout: Chinese pre-orders put at 20 million plus

    10/14/2014 6:59:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    Fortune ^ | 10/13/14 | Philip Elmer-DeWitt
    A reporter who has been tracking iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reservations in China for the past week estimated on Tencent QQ Monday that more than 20 million units were pre-ordered last weekend. His report is being picked up by DigiTimes and other Asian tech sites. If the 20-million figure is accurate a big if it would mean that five times as many iPhone 6s were pre-ordered in three days in one country as were the first weekend in 10 countries, including the U.S., U.K. and Hong Kong.
  • Why Adoption Rates For Apple Inc.s iOS 8 Have Slowed Down

    10/09/2014 2:02:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Bidness etc ^ | 10/09/2014 | By: Larry Darrell
    According to reports, Apple Inc.'s iOS 8 adoption rates have started to stagnate, increasing only 1% since the last reported figure. Bidness Etc explores the possible reasons behind users' reluctance to shift to Apple's latest mobile operating system. iOS 8 was Apple Inc.s (AAPL) eighth major mobile operating system. With its release, the company increased focused on refining and enhancing built-in features and functionality, instead of relying on a major overhaul of user interface as with the iOS 7. With iOS 8, Apple incorporated user feedback received from iOS 7 users and developers. Previously, Apple had kept the operating system...
  • 'Hairgate': iPhone hit by new social media storm

    10/08/2014 10:00:50 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 37 replies
    ASIAONE ^ | Wednesday, Oct 08, 2014 | Reuters
    Fresh from the online uproar over whether the shiny new iPhone 6 bends when carried around in pockets, Apple has been hit by a new complaint - that the handset traps users' hair or beards when they make calls. It is difficult to gauge whether there is any real issue, but Twitter users have made #hairgate a rising social media trend, leading major news outlets to pounce on the story. RELATED STORIES Companies poke fun at iPhone 6 over #bendgate Apple's most compelling new iPhones After a week with the iPhone 6 Plus, I can't love it Moving stuff from...
  • A Man Is Offering To Sell His Detroit House For An iPhone 6

    10/07/2014 7:09:38 PM PDT · by absentee · 17 replies
    Buzzfeed ^ | 10/7/14 | Rachel Zarrell
    A homeowner who tried for months to sell a beat-up, two-story house in Detroit has offered to sell it to anyone who gives him an iPhone 6. Hes also willing to sell it for a 32GB iPad.
  • People Have Pretty Much Stopped Updating Their iPhones To iOS 8

    10/07/2014 7:34:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/07/2014 | James Cook
    Apple has updated its App Store to show new statistics for iOS 8, its new mobile operating system. It's not looking good. 9to5Mac reports that iOS 8 adoption has increased by just 1% since Apple last published statistics on the operating system. To make things worse, the statistic that Apple published on its developer site excludes a large number of users who are known to be slow in updating to the latest operating system.Since Sept. 21, the percentage of mobile devices visiting the App Store running iOS 8 has increased to 47% from 46%. Here's Apple's old iOS chart. On...
  • Apple Sapphire Glass Display Supplier GT Advanced Files For Bankruptcy, Stock Falls 90%

    10/06/2014 8:27:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/06/2014 | Myles Udland
    GT Advanced Technologies is filing for bankruptcy. In an announcement on Monday, GT Advanced, which makes sapphire displays that many investors hoped would be in Apple's newest iPhone, said it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Ahead of the announcement, shares of GT Advanced were halted for trade. After re-opening on Monday, shares of GT Advanced were down more than 90% to $1.06. Ahead of the announcement, GT Advanced had a market cap of about $1.5 billion, and after the collapse in the share price on Monday this had fallen to about $175 million. In early September, shares of GT...
  • Apple will face $350M trial over iPod DRM

    10/04/2014 10:33:43 AM PDT · by Utilizer
    arstechnica ^ | Oct 3 2014, 12:05pm -0700 | Joe Mullin
    arstechnica.com cannot be linked or excerpted to, but there is a slightly interesting article up about how the battle against DRM seems to be finally heading to court. Ignore the link above, it merely links to the FR index page. Article link is: http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/10/apple-will-face-350m-trial-over-ipod-drm/
  • Hackers Have Found A Flaw In Macs And Are Using It To Control 17,000 Apple Computers ... Via Reddit

    10/03/2014 8:06:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/03/2014 | James Cook
    Criminals have discovered a flaw in OS X, the Mac operating system, and are using it to control thousands of Apple computers around the world. The Russian security company Dr. Web first discovered the software, known as "Mac.BackDoor.iWorm." We don't yet know how the software spreads, but Dr. Web has released information on the clever way it connects to the criminals who control the program. When a Mac is infected with Mac.BackDoor.iWorm, the program tries to make a connection to a command server. The iWorm reportedly uses Reddit's search function to find comments left by the criminals in a Minecraft...
  • Retailers Considering Larger Pants Pockets for New iPhones

    10/02/2014 9:31:25 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    The Fashion Spot ^ | 10-2-14 | Jihan Forbes
    Get ready for deeper pockets, because they could be coming to a pair of pants near you. Now that Apple has launched the ginormous iPhone 6 Plus, brands are starting to reconsider their designs to accommodate the device’s 5.5″ size. Samsung Galaxy users might wonder, “Where was this when we bought our phones two years ago?” We guess you can chalk this revelation up to the Apple effect. Customers have been complaining they can’t fit their new fancy iPhones in their jean pockets, and when they do manage to stuff their devices in there, sometimes the phone itself bends. At...
  • Chicago Police Chief: iPhone the Phone of Choice for the Pedophile

    10/01/2014 5:01:50 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 20 replies
    mediaite ^ | 9-26-14 | Josh Feldman
    The information leaked by Edward Snowden last year raised the public consciousness quite a bit about user privacy and security in using certain services (not to mention the hope that companies wont be that willing to acquiesce to government requests for user information). In recent weeks, Apple CEO Tim Cook has been emphasizing a new focus on user security and encryption. Both Apple and Google have implemented stronger data encryption so its harder to compromise user data. The problem is, however, that it would be harder for law enforcement to access that data too. And FBI Director James Comey isnt...
  • U.S. Law Enforcement Seeks to Halt Apple-Google Encryption of Mobile Data

    09/30/2014 1:13:24 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 13 replies
    Bloomberg, link only
  • Two scenarios that would make OS X vulnerable to the Shellshock bug

    09/28/2014 8:02:59 PM PDT · by dayglored · 44 replies
    PC World ^ | Sept 28, 2014 | Jeremy Kirk
    Apples OS X is vulnerable to the Shellshock bug, but its not that easy for attackers to take advantage of it, according to Intego, which specializes in security software for the operating system. Shellshock is the nickname for a flaw in the Bourne Again Shell, or Bash, which is a command-line shell processor widely present in Unix and Linux systems. The flaw in Bash, which has been present for two decades, could allow an attacker to take complete control of a computer. Apple, which plans to patch the flaw, said most users are fine unless theyve tweaked advanced Unix settings....
  • European Commission accuses Apple of prospering from illegal Irish tax deals

    09/28/2014 6:54:49 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 26 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Sunday, September 28, 2014 7:20 pm
    Apple will be accused of prospering from illegal tax deals with the Irish government for more than two decades when Brussels this week unveils details of a probe that could leave the iPhone maker with a record fine of as much as several billions of euros, Tim Bradshaw, Alex Barker and Vanessa Houlder report for The Financial Times. Preliminary findings from the European Commissions investigation into Apples tax affairs in Ireland, where it has had a rate of less than 2 per cent, claim the Silicon Valley company benefited from illicit state aid after striking backroom deals with Irelands authorities,...
  • Teen Safe Phone Ap

    09/28/2014 1:04:24 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 10 replies
    Self | 9/28/14 | Pontiac
    Anyone using the Teen Safe cell phone ap to control their teen's cell phone use. I would like to use something like Ignore No More but it is not available for iPhone, Android only.
  • FBI Blasts Apple, Google Phone Encryption: It "Allows People To Be Beyond The Law""

    09/27/2014 8:35:23 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 09/27/14 | Tyler Durden
    The kings men also viewed their power as necessary as Comey does today. They could simply enter someones home and search all your papers. If you wrote anything derogatory against the king, off you went to prison. This is what inspired the American Revolution and the Fourth Amendment that there had to be a reason to search not just arbitrary desire to want to know and lets see what we can find as the NSA and FBI do today. This is the very essence of LIBERTY. You cannot pretend to be the leader of the free world with people like...
  • Consumer Reports test results find iPhone 6 and 6 Plus not as bendy as believed

    09/27/2014 11:06:55 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 86 replies
    Consumers Reports ^ | September 26, 2014 | CU Staff
    We stress test Apple's new phones, plus comparable models from Samsung, LG, and HTCCell phones Two days ago, the Internet erupted with photos of bent iPhone 6s, and a very-viral video of a guy creasing an iPhone 6 Plus with his bare hands. It seemed like a serious concern, yet everything about the uproar was highly unscientific. We dont like unscientific, so we promised then that we would use our lab equipment to find out just how delicate the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus really are. We also promised to run the same tests on comparable smart phones. Weve done...
  • Apple mops up iOS mess with new update

    09/26/2014 11:58:41 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    CNET ^ | 09/25/14 | Jon Skillings
    One day after a bungled iOS update disrupted key features on thousands of iPhones, Apple on Thursday issued a follow-on version of the software to set things right. The newest update, iOS 8.0.2, is available immediately. The bruise to Apple's public image -- also dinged in the last few days by the discovery that its iPhone 6 Plus can be bent -- may take longer to heal.
  • Crash Report: Apple's iOS 8 Is Crashing Apps 65 Percent More Than iOS 7

    09/24/2014 10:12:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    NBC News ^ | 09/24/2014
    Apple's new iOS 8 is causing apps to crash 65 percent more frequently than iOS 7, according to a report updated Wednesday by mobile analytics company Crittercism. But there's a big catch here: Crittercism is comparing current rates for the week-old iOS 8 to the year-old iOS 7. New operating systems frequently launch with initial bugs and other issues -- particularly for the earliest adopters -- and Apple typically pushes system updates through quickly. Overall, iOS 8 is causing apps to crash 3.29 percent of the time as of midnight Tuesday, Crittercism said. That's compared with the current 2 percent...
  • Will it bend? iPhone 6 takes a turn for the worse [bends under pressure]

    09/24/2014 3:12:54 AM PDT · by GulliverSwift · 36 replies
    CNET ^ | Claire Reilly
    It's been on shelves for a matter of days, but some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users are complaining of a major design flaw that sees the smartphone body bend under pressure. Photos have begun appearing online showing distinctly bent aluminium devices, with complaints that the new iterations of the iPhone, which feature a thinner and larger aluminium body, are unable to stand up to the wear and tear of staying in a pocket. Apple users have taken to the MacRumors forum to complain about the design flaw, which seems to affect the device at the top end near...
  • You Will Never See iPhone Lines The Same After Watching This Unsettling Video in New York City

    09/22/2014 10:48:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/22/2014 | Jay Yarow
    On Friday, we, like many others, published photos of thousands of people standing in line to buy the new iPhone, the iPhone 6. Most people think of these lines as being filled with crazed fanboys who just can't wait to get their hands on the latest product from Apple. However, filmmaker Casey Neistat (via Re/code) created a six-minute video that shows there is a dark, disturbing side to these lines.The lines are not filled only with crazed fanboys. Neistat shows that the lines are filled with people waiting for days to buy an iPhone 6, only to flip it as...
  • Apple iOS 8 problems: Grimm tale with Slow, Buggy, Laggy, Crashy, Drainy, Bloaty and Doc

    09/20/2014 6:04:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    ComputerWord ^ | 09/20/2014 | By Richi Jennings
    iOS 8 upgrade problems have reared their ugly heads, bang on cue. Early-adopting iMagicMirror owners are finding their devices suffering some seriously poisoned Apple. Here we go again. Every major iOS update causes suspicious slowdowns in older iPhone and iPad types. It's as if Apple wants you to upgrade to the latest shiny. As if. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers set aside their cynicism. Your humble blogwatcher curated these bloggy bits for your entertainment. Gregg Keizer takes a beautiful new Queen: The initial uptake for Apple's iOS 8 has been less than half of...iOS 7. In the 24 hours since...
  • 25 Things You Can Do On iOS 8 That You Couldn't Do On iOS 7

    09/19/2014 11:01:39 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 45 replies
    fieldguide.gizmodo.com/ ^ | Sept. 18, 2014 | David Nield
    Load up iOS 8 and you might not notice the difference straight away, but there are plenty of little tweaks and changes behind the scenes. Here are 25 different things you can do on your device that you couldn't do yesterday.
  • Apple will no longer unlock most iPhones, iPads for police, even with search warrants

    09/18/2014 5:59:16 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 9-18-2014 | Craig Timberg
    Apple said Wednesday night that it is making it impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police even when they have a search warrant taking a hard new line as tech companies attempt to blunt allegations that they have too readily participated in government efforts to collect user information. The move, announced with the publication of a new privacy policy tied to the release of Apples latest mobile operating system, iOS 8, amounts to an engineering solution to a legal quandary: Rather than comply with binding court orders, Apple has reworked...
  • Apple rolls out iOS 8 to iPhone, iPad users: Here's how to get it

    09/17/2014 11:09:50 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    ZD Net ^ | 09/17/14 | Zack Whittaker
    After first displayed publicly at its annual developer conference in June, Apple has finally released iOS 8 for iPhones and iPads. Just days before the Cupertino, Calif.-based technology giant opens its retail stores to sell the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, existing smartphone and tablet users can upgrade to the latest mobile operating system.
  • Here's Apple Pay in Action (video) [and replacing min-wage clerk jobs]

    09/12/2014 8:03:39 AM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 36 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | 9/9/14 | TechCrunch
    At 1:40, demonstrates using an iPhone to bypass a fast-food cashier entirely: open app, recognizes you're at a restaurant, shows the menu, you pick what you want, tap "Pay", authorize with fingerprint on phone, go to food pickup window.
  • IKEA ridicules silly Apple commercials

    09/11/2014 12:21:45 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 31 replies
    Just click the link below to find out what this is all about.
  • Apple hasnt solved the smart watch dilemma

    09/10/2014 7:11:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Medium.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | Felix Salmon
    Theres a decent rule of thumb when it comes to anything Apple: When it introduces something brand new, dont buy version 1.o. Wait until the second or third version instead; youll be much better off. Does anybody remember OS 10.0? It was a disaster, and even people who installed it spent 90% of their time in OS 9 instead. The very first MacBook Air? An underpowered exercise in frustration. The original iPad? Heavy and clunky. The original iPod? Was not only heavy and clunky and expensive, it was also tied to the Macintosh and didnt work either alone or with...
  • The Sapphire Industry Just Wasn't Ready For The New iPhone

    09/10/2014 7:08:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/10/2014 | SE YOUNG LEE AND MICHAEL GOLD
    Apple Inc. may have disappointed many consumers by not putting sapphire glass covers on its new iPhone, but the scratch-resistant material is gradually making its way into mobile devices despite manufacturing challenges and high costs. Speculation had been rife in the weeks leading up to Tuesday's unveiling of the iPhone 6 that some models would have the extra protection after Apple partnered in November with U.S.-based GT Advanced Technologies Inc. , a mineral crystal specialist, to make sapphire materials for its devices. Apple said sapphire glass would be used on its first smartwatch. It also continues to use the durable...
  • What you need to know about the new Apple Watch

    09/09/2014 1:01:21 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 98 replies
    www.vox.com ^ | September 9, 2014, 2:23 p.m. ET | Updated by Danielle Kurtzleben
    Apple unveiled its first smartwatch on Tuesday. The move was hotly anticipated, as Apple enters a competitive and rapidly expanding market. The new watches will be available starting in early 2015, starting at $349. Here's everything else you need to know about the new Apple Watch. 1) It's sleek There's a reason Apple invited fashion bloggers to the event today. The Apple Watch is clearly more than just a wrist computer that does nifty high-tech things; it's meant to be pretty. CEO Tim Cook told the audience Tuesday that Apple thought hard about the watch's look, not just its capabilities....
  • iPhone 6 announced: 4.7-inch display, A8 processor, 8-megapixel camera, for $199

    09/09/2014 11:35:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    The Verge ^ | 09/09/2014 | By Dan Seifert
    Apple's new phone is bigger, faster, and promises more than ever before. Apple has officially announced its latest iPhone model, the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 will be available in two different sizes, both bigger than Apple's earlier iPhones. Apple has been behind the curve of large-screened smartphones for a long itme, but it's catching up in a big way with the iPhone 6. The smaller of the two new iPhone 6 models has a 4.7-inch display, which is still notably bigger than 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5 and 5S that preceded it. It has a new design that...
  • Apple Unveils Larger iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

    09/09/2014 10:58:38 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 151 replies
    variety.com ^ | September 9, 2014 | 10:14AM PT | Marc Graser
    Apple unveiled the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, an update of its flagship smartphone with larger screens. Today we are launching the biggest advancement in the history of the iPhone, Apple CEO Tim Cook said at the start of the companys press event in Cupertino, Calif., where Apple is headquartered. The iPhone 6 will feature a larger 4.7 inch retina HD screen, while the 5.5 inch iPhone 6 Plus model also will be offered. The full 1080p HD screen features no borders with glass that covers the entire surface and curves around the edges of the thinner device. A...
  • Drone Video Captures Apple's Campus 2 "Spaceship" Under Construction

    09/02/2014 10:55:27 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014 | Lisa Fernandez
    It looks like Stonehenge. A doughnut. A giant sand castle. Those were just some of the comments a new drone video taken with a GoPro camera of the futuristic Apple Campus 2 was garnering after the eight-minute raw piece was posted to YouTube. As of Monday, the aerial image of the campus under construction in Cupertino on Tantau Avenue had more than 1.3 million views and 500 comments. "Wow, this looks huge," Dustin W. Stout wrote in the comments section of the video. "I've seen mockups previously of what the site is going to look like, but seeing it like...
  • Amazon's Cloud Is So Pervasive, Even Apple Uses It

    09/02/2014 12:26:51 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 16 replies
    read write ^ | 8-26-2014 | DAVID HAMILTON
    Apple's iCloud storage service and other parts of Apple, along with operations at several large banks, run inside A.W.S. (Amazon Web Services), say people familiar with the service who spoke on the condition they not be named so they could sustain relations with the powerful cloud company. But Apple is usually obsessed with micromanaging every aspect of its technology and services. So some of its users might be surprised to learn that they're storing their backups and other personal data not on Apple servers, but on ones rented from Amazon. It's not totally clear that anyone shouldcare about that, but...
  • Did iCloud's 'Find My iPhone' function help hacker steal 'nude' photos of Jennifer Lawrence

    09/01/2014 7:43:39 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 45 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 1 September 2014 | Paul Chavez and Zoe Szathmary and Sophie Jane Evans
    A flaw in the 'Find My iPhone' function of Apple's iCloud service may have helped a hacker to steal nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and '100 other celebrities', it today emerged. The hacker claims he or she broke into stars' iCloud accounts, including those of the Hunger Games actress, Kate Upton and Rihanna, before publishing them on 4chan, the image-sharing forum. A list of the alleged victims of the hack - 101 in total - has also been posted online; most of whom have not seen any photographs leaked by the hacker. A spokesman for Oscar winner Lawrence confirmed to...
  • Nude Photos Leak In Massive iCloud Hack (Please delete your iCloud backups for now)

    08/31/2014 5:34:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 136 replies
    Small Business Yahoo ^ | Sept 1, 2014 | Caroline Moss
    Full Title: Nude Photos Of Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Ariana Grande Leak In Massive iCloud Hack Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande, and Kate Upton were among a handful of celebrities whose nude photos were leaked late Sunday afternoon following what appears to be a large-scale hack. The photos first appeared on a 4Chan thread (very NSFW). So far, only Lawrences publicist Bryna Rifkin has confirmed, in an official statement to Buzzfeed, that the photos were of her client... ...The leaked photos were apparently obtained via a massive hack of Apples iCloud. They were then posted on 4chan by users offering more...
  • China Developing an Operating System to Take on Microsoft, Google and Apple

    08/27/2014 7:09:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/26/2014
    SHANGHAI China could have a new homegrown operating system by October to take on imported rivals such as Microsoft, Google and Apple, Xinhua, the government news agency, reported. Computer technology became an area of tension between China and the United States after a number of run-ins over cybersecurity. China is now looking to help its domestic industry catch up with imported systems such as Windows from Microsoft and the mobile operating system Android from Google. The operating system would first appear on desktop devices and later extend to smartphone and other mobile devices, Xinhua reported on Sunday, citing Ni...
  • Frustrated Mom Creates Ignore No More App To Get Teen Kids To Return Calls

    08/17/2014 6:22:50 AM PDT · by G Larry · 30 replies
    CBS New York via Drudge ^ | 15 August 2014 | Alice Gainer
    Frustrated Mom says: We need to develop an app that just shuts their phone completely down and they cant even use it,
  • Apple begins storing users' personal data on servers in China

    08/16/2014 7:08:33 AM PDT · by Innovative · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 16, 2014 | Gerry Shih and Paul Carsten
    Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has begun keeping the personal data of some Chinese users on servers in mainland China, marking the first time the tech giant is storing user data on Chinese soil. The storage of user data in China represents a departure from the policies of some technology companies, notably Google Inc (GOOGL.O), which has long refused to build data centers in China due to censorship and privacy concerns. Apple said the move was part of an effort to improve the speed and reliability of its iCloud service, which lets users store pictures, e-mail and other data. Positioning data centers...
  • Apple's iOS blocks gov't spying efforts, Gamma's FinSpy useless against iPhone

    08/13/2014 3:41:56 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    ZD Net ^ | August 12, 2014 -- 12:36 GMT | By Charlie Osborne
    While Android phones are constantly targeted by cybercriminals, the iPhone is considered more secure. Now, leaked documents from one of the world's leading surveillance companies have reaffirmed the idea. As spotted by the Washington Post, a leaked document from Gamma Group, a secretive seller of surveillance tools, emerged on the Internet last week. Hosted on Netzpolitik, the document (.PDF) reveals interesting information concerning Gamma Groups' extensive range of surveillance tools, but in particular, notes that the iPhone is notoriously difficult to infiltrate -- the only exception being when a user has jailbroken their device. A particular piece of software is...
  • Murder Suspect Asks Siri Where to Dump His Dead Roommate's Body

    08/13/2014 3:54:26 PM PDT · by eldoradude · 23 replies
    Betabeat ^ | 8/13/14 | Jordan Valinsky
    Who says Siri is useless? A Florida man accused of killing his roommate found a novel use for Siri. Police say 20-year-old Pedro Bravo allegedly kidnapped and strangled his friend in 2012, but didnt know where to dispose of the body that was, until Siri helped him out. According to his iPhones records, Mr. Bravo allegedly asked Siri I need to hide my roommate. The personal assistant app kindly responded by asking What kind of place are you looking for? and then offered him four ideal places, including metal foundries, dumps, swamps and reservoirs.
  • Kim Komando: 3 surprising things that spy on you that you can't stop

    08/10/2014 12:22:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 69 replies
    Komando.com ^ | August 9, 2014 | Kim Komando
    Do you ever feel like you're being watched? In the past, you could chalk it up to paranoia, close the curtains and get on with your life. Thanks to technology, it's not just your imagination. You really are being watched in your home, at work and everywhere in between. From online advertisers and hackers to the NSA and other government agencies, everyone is trying to keep tabs on you. And things keep getting worse. If you think you know every gadget and organization that's a danger, think again. Here are three things spying on you that you probably didn't know...
  • Apple And Samsung Have '108% Of Industry Operating Profits'

    08/05/2014 9:34:42 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 26 replies
    Business Imsider ^ | AUG. 5, 2014, 10:45 AM | Jay Yarrow
    This is a fun, quarterly chart based on company reports and data from Canaccord Genuity, a Canadian investment bank. It shows the relative share of each major smartphone maker based on their operating profits. Since just about every company other than Apple and Samsung is losing money, Canaccord analyst Michael Walkley says, "Apple and Samsung once again dominated handset industry operating profits and combined to capture a remarkable 108% of Q2/14 handset industry profits as other leading OEMs such as BlackBerry, Nokia/Microsoft, and Sony posted operating losses or near breakeven results.
  • Trendy Chipotle burritos show how pricing power belongs to the hip

    07/29/2014 6:28:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 83 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 28, 2014 | Jeffrey Dastin
    Corporate America can learn a lot from a chicken burrito. As many companies struggle to boost prices without alienating consumers, they may want to study Mexican-food chain Chipotle, which has managed to do both. Companies including Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc (CMG.N), Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and PepsiCo (PEP.N) have shown they're able to take advantage of quality, trendiness, and, in the case of Pepsi's snack foods, market dominance, to maintain high prices or even raise them faster than the inflation rate, now at about 2.1 percent in the U.S. Chipotle raised chicken-dish prices by 5 percent this year after leaving them...
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    07/22/2014 10:22:59 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    www.marketwatch.com ^ | July 21, 2014, 8:51 p.m. EDT | By Lorraine Luk
    Apple Inc. is preparing for its largest initial production run of iPhones, betting that larger-screen models will lure consumers now attracted to similar phones from Samsung Electronics Co. and others. The Cupertino, Calif., company is asking suppliers to manufacture between 70 million and 80 million units combined of two large-screen iPhones with 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays by Dec. 30, according to people familiar with the matter. Its forecast for what is commonly called the iPhone 6 is significantly larger than the initial order last year of between 50 million and 60 million versions of the iPhone 5S and 5C--which had...
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    07/21/2014 7:22:14 PM PDT · by eyeamok · 14 replies
    Toms Guide ^ | 7-21-14 | Jill Scharr
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