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  • Apple is reportedly using drones to beat Google Maps

    12/01/2016 10:05:33 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    The Verge ^ | 12/01/16 | Tom Warren
    Apple is reportedly planning to use drones to improve its Maps app and truly compete with Google Maps, following a problematic launch four years ago. Bloomberg News reports that Apple has been building a team of experts in robots and data capture to utilize drones to quickly update maps. Google and Apple both use fleets of cars and vans equipped with cameras, but drones will allow Apple to examine and monitor roads, street signs, construction areas, and more. Apple is said to have hired at least one employee from Amazon’s Air division to help run its own drone team based in Seattle. Alongside the...
  • Apple Removes Breitbart From Their App Store

    11/30/2016 4:02:20 AM PST · by servo1969 · 74 replies
    Thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 11-29-2016 | Jim Hoft
    Full Title - "THE CONSERVATIVE PURGE BEGINS=> Apple Removes Breitbart From Their App Store" Guest post by Joe Hoft Let the purge begin. Democrats are furious that Americans rejected their criminal, unethical, boring and fainting far left candidate. And they are OUTRAGED that they do not control the flow of information anymore thanks to the internet, Facebook, Twitter, and talk radio. So rather than win on ideas they have decided to purge the conservative websites from the marketplace of ideas. The Apple store removed Breitbart.com from their App store recently. If you do a search on Breitbart or BreitbartNews this...
  • Many iCloud users receiving spam Calendar & Photo Sharing invitations, heres how to fix

    11/29/2016 10:46:32 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | November 1, 2016 | By Chance Miller
    Over recent weeks, iCloud users have started to notice an increased amount of spam coming to various aspects of their accounts. Email accounts, of course, are always vulnerable to spam messages and the root cause can be a variety of different reasons. This new type of spam, however, relates to iCloud’s Calendar and Photo Sharing functionalities… Essentially what happens in these instances is an iCloud user will receive a request for either a Calendar event or to view/share an iCloud Photo Sharing album or image. The issue with this type of spam is that, even if the user hits...
  • Trump Pushes Apple CEO To Manufacture In US; Promises "Very Large Tax Cuts"

    11/24/2016 7:15:43 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 32 replies
    http://planetfreewill.com/2016/11/23/trump-promises-large-tax-cut-apple-makes-products-u-s/ ^ | November 23, 2016 | New York Times; The Next Web; PLANET FREEWILL
    While speaking with the New York Times, President-elect Donald Trump said that he received a call from Apples Tim Cook on Monday in which he pushed the CEO about bringing manufacturing jobs back to the United States. I got a call from Tim Cook at Apple, and I said, Tim, you know one of the things that will be a real achievement for me is when I get Apple to build a big plant in the United States, or many big plants in the United States, where instead of going to China, and going to Vietnam, and going to the...
  • Trump Pushes Apple CEO To Manufacture In US; Promises "Very Large Tax Cuts"

    11/24/2016 12:50:24 PM PST · by quesney · 49 replies
    I got a call from Tim Cook at Apple, and I said, Tim, you know one of the things that will be a real achievement for me is when I get Apple to build a big plant in the United States, or many big plants in the United States, where instead of going to China, and going to Vietnam, and going to the places that you go to, youre making your product right here. Trump told the NYT on Tuesday. I think well create the incentives for you, and I think youre going to do it. Were going for a...
  • Silicon Valley Bows to Trump: Apple to Build iPhones in America

    11/18/2016 2:25:30 PM PST · by mandaladon · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Nov 2016 | CHRISS W. STREET
    With Silicon Valley CEOs terrified that President Donald Trump will retaliate against offshoring production, Apple is already preparing to move iPhone production back to America. The Nikkei Asian Review reported: Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron Corp., the two iPhone assemblers, in June to look into making iPhones in the U.S., a source said. Foxconn complied, while Pegatron declined to formulate such a plan due to cost concerns. As Breitbart News reported, candidate Donald Trump, while speaking at Liberty University in January, said, Were going to get Apple Computer to build their damn computers and things in this country, instead...
  • Apple could make iPhones in US in future: sources

    11/17/2016 5:11:31 PM PST · by cba123 · 11 replies
    Nikkei ^ | November 18, 2016 12:20 am JST | Debby Wu
    TAIPEI iPhones might one day soon carry "Made in America" labels. (full article available at link, not copied because it requires setting up an account)
  • Apple could make iPhones in US in future: sources

    11/17/2016 11:19:41 AM PST · by barmag25 · 17 replies
    Asian review ^ | 11/18/16 | Debby Wu
    MENU Nikkei Asian Review Sort by Region Nikkei Asian Review Log in Subscribe Home Politics & Economy Business Markets Tech & Science Viewpoints Life Sources say Apple has asked its assemblers to look into making iPhones in the U.S. AP TAIPEI -- iPhones might one day soon carry "Made in America" labels. Key Apple assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, has been studying the possibility of moving iPhone production to the U.S., sources told the Nikkei Asian Review. "Apple asked both Foxconn and Pegatron, the two iPhone assemblers, in June to look into making...
  • Youll have Donald Trump to thank if the iPhone 8 is even more expensive

    11/16/2016 10:58:00 AM PST · by mdittmar · 62 replies
    yahoo ^ | November 16, 2016 | [BGR News] Chris Smith
    The iPhone isnt cheap. Not even close. Apples phones havebeen setting the bar for high-end smartphone pricing for years, though. Apple has also been improving the iPhone without changing the price, which is a good thing. The simplest example concerns memory. In 2014, Apple upgraded its storage tiers without changing the iPhone 6s price. It did the same this year with the iPhone 7, though the iPhone 7 Plus did get a bit more expensive because of the new dual camera and the added RAM.Are you upset about the iPhone 7 Plus price hike despite the added benefits? If so,...
  • China fires its first warning shot, warning iPhone sales will suffer if Trump starts a trade war

    11/14/2016 6:28:34 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    CNBC ^ | 11/14/16
    AppleiPhones and other U.S. goods could suffer sales hits in China if President-electDonald Trumpgoes through with his "naive" plan of slapping a large import tariff on Chinese products,a state-backed newspaper warnedon Sunday. During his election campaign this year, Trump spoke of a 45 percent import tariff on all Chinese goods while failing to outline how it would work. Should any such policy come into effect, China will take a "tit-for-tat approach", according to an opinion piece in theGlobal Times, a newspaper backed by the Communist party. "A batch of Boeing orders will be replaced by Airbus. U.S. auto and iPhone...
  • Apple Offers Anti-Trump App Allowing Voters To Trade Votes

    11/04/2016 2:35:40 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    zerohedge.com ^ | Nov. 4, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    At a time rife with speculation that the presidential vote on Tuesday may be rigged or tampered, we find it troubling - not to mention illegal - that Tim Cook has allowed the Apple store to distribute an app called #NeverTrump created by Trimian, whose mission statement is "Red or Blue, we must all unite to defeat Trump this election. Let's ensure Hillary wins in swing states, and make sure third-party votes count." The app allows potential voters to trade votes, boosting Hillary's support in swing or battleground states, while 3rd party candidates get more (meaningless) support in blue states....
  • New MacBook Pros lack iconic Mac startup chime, but they do boot when you open the lid

    10/31/2016 12:58:30 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | October 30, 2016 | by Benjamin Mayo
    New MacBook Pros lack iconic Mac startup chime, but they do automatically boot when you open the lid (update: here’s how to enable it) Update: There is apparently a way to make your 2016 MacBook chime again at boot, using an NVRAM tweak — full details here on how to do it. To enable chimes, open Terminal and type sudo nvram BootAudio=%01 This is not documented or officially supported in any way, so mileage may vary. There’s also a flag to disable the auto-boot behavior.It has been discovered that along with physical function keys, glowing Apple logo and ‘old style’ USB ports, the new MacBook Pros...
  • The future of PCs and Macs is expensive: The PC is a niche now

    10/29/2016 1:59:49 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    The Verge ^ | October 28, 2016 | Vlad Savov
    The personal desktop computer used to once be an exclusive and expensive machine, though we now know it and its laptop counterpart as a mass-market commodity that most people can afford. This week, however, the companies that defined the personal computer, Microsoft and Apple, gave us a glimpse of the future and it looks like a return to the past: the PC is going back to being an exclusive and expensive machine. Set aside all the explosions of color on gorgeous, high-resolution displays. Ignore the glamorous promo videos and the ultrathin, all-metal chassis of the new Surface Studio and MacBook...
  • The new MacBook Pro looks and feels so good it's unreal (with video at source)

    10/27/2016 6:21:48 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 84 replies
    The Verge ^ | October 27, 2016, 4:37PM | By Dieter Bahn
    The new MacBook Pro is here literally available for preorder today and Ive just tried it. The best thing I can say about is simple: everything about it looks and feels so good I almost didnt believe it. Well start with the marquee feature, the Touch Bar. What you might not have gathered from the keynote is that it has a matte finish, which makes the buttons on it somehow feel a little more physical. Its bright, but not so bright that it distracts it seems to be about on par with the brightness of the backlit...
  • Pop ups on iPad

    10/26/2016 8:37:44 AM PDT · by Former MSM Viewer · 23 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | 10/26/2016 | Self
    I have recently begun getting popups on my Apple IPad. Some lock up my screen. When I visit Drudge I occasionally will get one that totally freezes my screen.
  • Apple beats Street, services revenue grows 24% to all-time quarterly record of $6.3 billion

    10/25/2016 2:17:21 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 37 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | October 25, 2016: 2:00 PM
    Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter ended September 24, 2016. The company posted quarterly revenue of $46.9 billion and quarterly net income of $9 billion, or $1.67 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $51.5 billion and net income of $11.1 billion, or $1.96 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38 percent compared to 39.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter’s revenue.“Our strong September quarter results cap a very successful fiscal 2016 for Apple,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, in a...
  • Tesla, Apple and Uber Push Lithium Prices Even Higher

    10/18/2016 7:03:50 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 12 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 18-10-2016 | James
    After more than tripling in price this year, Lithium is no longer that dull commodity we take for granted in our consumer electronics: Its the commodity powering the next, undeniable energy revolution. The tight supply picture emerging as electric cars, mega-batteries and massive energy storage solutions become the cornerstones of our lives could be on the edge of turning new lithium explorers into the next barons.
  • RAINBOW TRUMP POSTERS APPEAR IN SAN FRANCISCO ON NATIONAL COMING OUT DAY

    10/11/2016 7:07:54 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 38 replies
    BREITBART.COM ^ | OCTOBER 11, 2016 | CHARLIE NASH
    Several Think Different posters portraying a rainbow Apple logo with a silhouette of Donald Trumps face on it have appeared around San Francisco, including near both Twitter and Hillary Clintons campaign offices on National Coming Out Day today. The posters resemble colored versions of the black and white prints that were spotted in Hollywood, Los Angeles, last month, and appear to be the doing of the Art Wing Conspiracy group, who displayed their poster design at Lucian Wintrichs pro-Trump art show, #DaddyWillSaveUs, last Saturday.
  • USB Kill: The $55 Gadget That Will Fry Most Devices (Video of killer in operation)

    10/10/2016 11:56:27 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 28 replies
    The Mac Observer ^ | October 10, 2016 | By Bryan Chaffin
    There’s a device out there called USB Kill 2.0 (or USB Killer and other variants) that can fry an electronic device with a USB port. While it looks like an every day USB flash drive, rather than memory, these devices have capacitors that can store up juice being transmitted over the USB bus and then discharge at once. The result is a high-voltage attack on your PC, Mac, smartphone, or other device that can fry the electronics.YouTuber EverythingApplePro posted a demonstration video with one of these devices where he fried a PC and tried to fry an iPhone 7 Plus...
  • Is Insulting Your Rivals Supporters Ever a Good Idea? (Hillary, Apple, Samsung)

    10/08/2016 8:03:06 AM PDT · by Vision Thing · 3 replies
    Harvard Business Review ^ | 10/7/2016 | Christopher GravesSteve Simpson
    In a series of conversations leading up to the U.S. presidential election in November, Christopher Graves, a recent Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Resident honoree for behavioral science, global chair of Ogilvy Public Relations, and chair of the PR Council, and Steve Simpson, chief creative officer of Ogilvy & Mather North America, will dissect and debate the candidates communications and marketing strategies and techniques. SIMPSON: Hillary Clinton triggered an avalanche of criticism by saying you could put half of Trumps supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Her comment had staying power; it provoked a stream of counterattacks by Donald...
  • Apple's use of 'sapphire' in iPhone camera lens questioned in new tests

    10/05/2016 9:52:51 AM PDT · by Shanghai Dan · 22 replies
    The Verge ^ | 10/4/2016 | Tom Warren
    Apple has been using sapphire on its iPhone camera lenses for a few years now since the launch of the iPhone 5S, but it might not be as scratch resistant as you'd expect. A new video raises questions over Apple's use of sapphire in its iPhone camera lens, and includes scratch tests to rate its durability. While Apple claims it uses sapphire crystal in its iPhone lens, tests by YouTuber JerryRigEverything show that Apple could be using a more cost effective sapphire laminate on top of regular glass. JerryRigEverything tested Apple's iPhone lens with an XRF machine and electron microscope,...
  • Does Your iPhone Suffer from So-Called 'Touch Disease'?

    10/04/2016 8:14:01 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 33 replies
    toptechnews.com ^ | 10/4/2016 | Kif Leswing
    An increasing number of iPhone users are reporting an issue with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones freezing up and becoming unresponsive to touch. The issue even has a deadly sounding name: "Touch disease." There are a lot of iPhones out there, so a problem that affects a fraction of a percent of devices could potentially impact thousands of users. But there's some evidence that this particular issue is fairly widespread. Apple has never officially acknowledged the problem, but independent iPhone repair vendors and Apple Store technicians have said that it is easily one of the most common issues...
  • Apple is named the biggest corporate tax avoider in the US after booking $218 BILLION

    10/04/2016 5:25:01 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/4/2016 | KEITH GLADDIS
    Apple has been named as the biggest corporate tax avoider in the United States after booking $218.55 billion (171.6 billion) of profit offshore last year. The tech giant was able to save $65.08 billion (51.1 billion) that it should have paid in tax thanks to its convoluted arrangements. The report revealed that last year three quarters of the Fortune 500 companies use subsidiaries in offshore tax havens where they sent a total of $2.42 trillion (1.9 trillion) of income. In the US alone this amounted to $715.62 billion (561.9 billion) in tax which they avoided paying. The report of said...
  • The iPhone 7 has worse battery life than HTC 10, Samsung Galaxy S7 and LG G5

    10/02/2016 5:13:13 PM PDT · by Shanghai Dan · 48 replies
    Beta News ^ | Sept 29, 2016 | Mark Wilson
    Consumer group Which? has conducted a series of battery life tests on the latest smartphones, and the news is not good for the iPhone 7. Pitted against the Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC 10 and LG G5, Apple's latest handset came in last place... and by some distance. ... But whatever efficiency optimization Apple has baked into iOS 10, it seems they are not enough to make up for the measly 1,960mAh battery it decided to put in the case.
  • VirnetX Wins $302.4 Million Trial Against Apple in Texas (Link Only due to copyright issues)

    10/01/2016 12:07:00 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    Bloomberg | September 30, 2016 | by Susan Decker and Dennis Robertson
    Apple loses patent infringement case against VirnetX on second retrial. . . link only due copyright issues: VirnetX Wins $302.4 Million Trial Against Apple in Texas
  • Think Different, Think Bigly Exceptional Agitprop

    09/29/2016 11:22:42 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 6 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | September 29, 2016 | sundance
    Effective agitprop, at its intellectual pinnacle, is sharper than any blade (Follow) This last picture is exceptional. This could be my favorite political photograph of the year so far. My apologies to the artist for framing it: Free Yourself
  • Israeli firm rumoured to have helped FBI hack into iPhone claims it can unlock any smartphone

    09/27/2016 12:11:06 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 4 replies
    international Business Times ^ | September 26, 2016 | By Agamoni Ghosh
    The company says it can hack into an iPhone 7 as well depending on the data required. Israeli firm Cellebrite, which is believed to have helped the FBI crack an iPhone 5C used by San Bernardino attacker Syed Farook, now claims it can decrypt and extract data from any phone in the world. The company said that it has the biggest research and development team in the sector and that the team is up-to-date with the latest technology. A BBC report details how the firm that helps the police gain access to data on smartphones belonging to suspected criminals...
  • Clueless iPhone 7 owners destroy new handsets after... DRILLING their own headphone jack (trunc)

    09/24/2016 8:56:21 AM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 46 replies
    Clueless iPhone 7 owners have been destroying their new 600-handsets after watching a prank video advising them to drill a hole for their headphones. Apple's slick new phone comes without a headphone jack, unlike any of its predecessors, as the tech giant encourages its customers to invest in wireless ear pieces. The cruel but funny tutorial instructs iPhone uses to clamp their precious new mobiles in place before creating their own jack with a 3.5mm drill.
  • Apple has just become an energy company, looks to sell excess electricity into the grid

    09/23/2016 11:27:14 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    9to5Mac ^ | 4 months ago | Seth Weintraub
    Apple has quietly created an energy subsidiary, Apple Energy LLC, registered in Delaware but run from its Cupertino headquarters. The company was seemingly formed to allow it to sell excess electricity generated by its solar farms in Cupertino and Nevada, with plans to sell electricity across the whole of the US. [Apple Energy LLC] is a Delaware limited liability company and is a 100% wholly owned subsidiary of Apple Inc. [Contact is] Apple Energy LLC, One Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014 Given Apples expertise and huge commitment to using renewable energy to power its operations, it is no surprise that...
  • Teen Hacker Says He Jailbroke The iPhone 7 in Just 24 Hours

    09/22/2016 4:23:26 PM PDT · by Shanghai Dan · 23 replies
    Motherboard ^ | September 22, 2016 | LORENZO FRANCESCHI-BICCHIERAI
    The iPhone 7 is, in Apples own words, the best, most advanced iPhone ever. It is not, however, impossible to hack. A teenage hacker has found a way to circumvent the phones security and restrictions, jailbreaking a brand new iPhone 7 running iOS 10, effectively taking full control of it and allowing him to install apps not approved by Apple. The 19-year-old hacker, whos known online as qwertyoruiop but whose real name is Luca Todesco, took advantage of a series of bugs he found and exploitedand all it took him, he said, was just 24 hours.
  • Apple patents bold new innovation a paper bag

    09/21/2016 9:05:04 AM PDT · by Shanghai Dan · 24 replies
    Apple has patented remotely disabling iPhone cameras. Its patented Gear VR-style headsets, and watch-controlled photography. Its even patented the sliding function to unlock the phone deceased as of iOS 10 and the concept of a phone with a bezel and rounded edges. Now its gone one step further, and applied to patent a paper bag.
  • Americans Finally Get A Bite At The Apple

    09/20/2016 11:40:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2016 | Armstrong Williams
    Perhaps one of the most underreported stories of recent weeks was the European Unions ruling on Apples tax arrangement with Ireland. After a three-year investigation, the EU levied what is believed to be the largest and most controversial tax penalty in its thirty year history. The implications of this are obviously of great importance to Apple and to the Irish government but it could also have significant implications for the U.S. election cycle. First of all, lets make it clear. Apple got a sweetheart deal from Ireland in return for using the country as a tax haven. While the...
  • That iPhone 7 Hissing Sound Is Probably Nothing to Worry About

    09/20/2016 9:52:46 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 23 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Sep 19 2016 | Alyssa Newcomb
    Some iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus users have reported their new smartphones have had quite the hissy fit making a noise that sounds like a snake hissing in the grass.
  • Apple Unveils Bag (I-Bag?)

    09/20/2016 9:37:41 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 38 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 9/19/2016 | Sophie Kleeman
    Silicon Valley is the capital of disruption. Its the epicenter of the innovation earthquake. Its the leader of the new way forward. And Apple, as the industrys Think Different darling, is at the forefront of the revolution. So much so, in fact, that it decided a patent a sweet bag. The patent was filed in March and published by the US Patent and Trademark Office last week. The retail vessel carries a beautifully simple namebagand Apple describes it thusly: A paper bag is disclosed. The paper bag may include a bag container formed of white solid bleached sulfate paper with...
  • Why real hackers prefer Linux over Windows and Mac

    09/19/2016 8:08:27 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 12 replies
    Techworm.net ^ | September 18, 2016 | Vijay Prabhu
    "Today we look at the reason why hackers always prefer Linux over Mac, Windows, and other operating systems. You may have your own reasons for choosing Linux but what do hackers really look forward to while working with Linux."
  • iOS 10: All the new features, tips and guides - Bookmark this guide to everything new in iOS 10.

    09/13/2016 3:28:58 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    C-Net ^ | September 13, 2016 | by Sharon Profis
    iOS 10 is here. Even though it looks just like iOS 9, a lot -- and we mean a lot -- of features are radically different. Messages is a lot more like Facebook Messenger, the lock screen packs a lot more info, and you can finally delete Apple's default apps. There's a lot more to know, so bookmark this page as you get started with iOS 10. Wait -- read this first! No seriously, wait. The iOS 10 update was freezing some people's phones. Apple has just issued a fix, but if you already ran into this issue, here's how...
  • 'Times are changing, pay your taxes', euro zone chief tells corporations

    09/10/2016 12:53:00 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 26 replies
    Yahoo! News Reuters ^ | September 10, 2016 | By Francesco Guarascio and Jason Hovet
    Dutch Finance Minister and Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Multinational companies should refrain from tax-avoidance practices and pay their fair share, the head of euro zone finance ministers said on Saturday in a new endorsement of the European Union's fight against tax-dodging. In the wake of the 'Panama Papers' revelations of widespread tax-avoidance practices, Brussels has toughened up its drive for fairness by tightening controls and adopting stricter rules. The recent shock multi-billion euro tax demand on Apple was part of that trend as the EU also drafts plans for a common corporate tax base and a single...
  • EU Launches New Power Grab, to Roaring Public Approval

    09/10/2016 9:50:14 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 10 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | 06 September 2016 | Don Quijones
    The Apple Tax is about a lot more than just Apple and the billions of euros in backdated corporation tax it purportedly owes to European governments. It even goes far beyond the question of how and how much central authorities should tax recalcitrant multinationals that make billions of dollars in profits on their turf but share few or none of the proceeds. What is most at stake is the question of who gets to set the fiscal rules in Europes foreseeable future. One thing is clear: if Brussels gets its way, its not going to be the national...
  • Headphone companies: no headphone jack, no problem

    09/09/2016 6:31:51 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 90 replies
    The Verge ^ | September 9, 2016 | Vlad Savov
    This week Apple launched a new iPhone without a headphone jack and stirred up an understandable furor of discontent. But you wont hear any headphone companies complaining about the move, even though it takes away their familiar entry point into the Apple ecosystem. Most of them have already been preparing for this change for months ... I spoke with a few of the major headphone manufacturers ... to gauge their reaction to the news. The universal response has been a mix of sunny optimism ... and practicality. Most companies ... recognize that there's plenty of opportunity in having ... Apple...
  • Tame Apple Press made up a Samsung phone flight ban story

    09/09/2016 9:38:00 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    fudzilla ^ | 09 September 2016 | Nick Farrell
    Mh3>Just helping you out Tim While many people refuse to believe me when I complain about the Tame Apple Press which publishes stories as free PR for the fruity cargo cult, they might want to look at the news this week. Apple was about to launch its disappointing iPhone 7 which was having its clock cleaned by the Samsung 7. Then in the middle of it there was a problem with Samsungs battery exploding on some of its phones. Samsung fessed up immediately the problem was caused by a faulty battery and will be fixed within a couple of...
  • 'iPhone 7 better come with a Find My Headphones app': Apple backlash begins after [tr]

    09/08/2016 5:58:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 8, 2016 | Shivali Best
    After months of anticipation, Apple has finally revealed the iPhone 7 which has controversially dumped the headphone socket. Instead, users can plug into a Lighting port or can opt to use wireless 'AirPod' headphones that cost 159 in the UK and $159 in the US. Reaction to the change has been mixed, with many people taking to Twitter to mock the price of the AirPods and how easy they could be to lose.
  • MacDailyNews presents live coverage of Apples September 7th special event (iPhone 7 intro)

    09/07/2016 12:36:08 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 136 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | September 7, 2016
    Apple CEO Tim Cook and a team of Apple executives will be holding their September 7th special event at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT. The special event will take place at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco, California. It is widely expected that Apple today will unveil the new flagship 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus and the smaller 4.7-inch iPhone 7 along with the next-gen Apple Watch. Mac updates may also be announced (although could be limited to press release only). MacDailyNews will offer live notes during Tim Cook and company’s special event presentation right here on this page....
  • Apple, Google Back Microsoft Over Sneak-and-Peek Searches (link Only due to copyright issues)

    09/06/2016 10:55:35 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    Bloomberg | September 6, 2016 | By Kartikay Mehrotra and Diana Bass
    Apple, Amazon, Google, Energy companies, and Airlines, and others back Microsoft in battle with government overreach. Link only due to copy right issues: Apple, Google Back Microsoft Over Sneak-and-Peek
  • The EU's Taxing Problem

    09/03/2016 5:26:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 3, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    Economics was not one of my favorite subjects in college, so I avoided economic courses. But I do know a few things about human nature. If you tax income at too high a rate, corporations will look elsewhere for relief. Take Ireland. In 1991, Apple Corporation cut a deal with the Irish government so that only a certain bracket of its earnings would be taxed, giving it, writes Business Insider, "...a dramatically lower tax rate than it would have to pay in the U.S." In return, Apple promised jobs, lots of jobs, which it provided. The company currently employs 4,000...
  • How Apple managed to get its tax deal in Ireland in 1991

    09/02/2016 11:15:34 PM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 30 August 2016 | James Cook
    ...Apple first arrived in Ireland in 1980 when it launched a manufacturing plant in Holyhill, above Cork. Steve Jobs announced 7 million in investment in the country, along with 700 new jobs. In 1990, Apple's financial team met with the Irish government to draft an arrangement for how much tax it paid in the country..The message is clear: We've been here for 10 years, we're a vital part of Cork, and if you don't strike a deal with us then maybe we'll go elsewhere. The Irish government agreed a deal with Apple in 1991 to only tax a certain bracket...
  • Apple tax row: Irish government should tell EU to *********** off, says Michael O'Leary

    08/31/2016 12:46:59 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 31, 2016, 11:57AM
    <p>Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has weighed into the tax dispute between Apple and the European Union, saying the Irish government should write a letter to the EU telling them to "f**k off".</p> <p>Dubbing the EU's ruling "bizarre", the outspoken Irishman said: "One of the fundamental principles of the European Union is that each country has its autonomy to make its own tax decisions.</p>
  • EU Socialism Bites Apple

    08/30/2016 3:50:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 30, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The way the European Union is looking at Apple -- the European Union is nothing but a bunch of takers. The European Union wouldn't know how to produce diddly-squat. So Apple is the golden goose. And they're taking as many eggs from the golden goose as they can, because they're out of money. All these brilliant socialist Democrats in Western Europe, all these elites, these pointy-headed intellectuals, our so-called betters, can't manage anything. And they have been out of money for years. They don't know how to budget. They don't know how to behave responsibly. So here...
  • Downing Street says tech giant 'welcome' to come to UK after EU orders Ireland to claw back 11bn

    08/30/2016 3:12:12 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 12 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 08-30-2016 | James Titcomb
    Britain could cut corporation tax to attract major international companies under plans being considered by Theresa May after Apple was hit with a record tax bill by Brussels. Downing Street yesterday said it would "welcome" Apple to the UK after the European Commission took the extraordinary step of hitting the company with an 11billion fine. In a damning report published yesterday, the commission found that a deal with Ireland meant the technology giant paid as little as 0.005 per cent tax on its European profits for more than a decade.
  • Apple holds Europe to ransom: Tech giant threatens to cut jobs in EU (excerpt)

    08/30/2016 10:15:29 AM PDT · by plain talk · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 29, 2016 | Martin Robinson
    Apple has already threatened to cut jobs in Europe after Brussels ordered it to repay 11billion ($14.5billion) - the biggest tax bill ever imposed outside the US. The European Commission's three-year investigation into Apple's sweetheart deal with Ireland has found it amounted to illegal state aid. Its damning report published today says the tech giant paid as little as 0.005 per cent tax by funnelling its non-US profits through its Irish headquarters with no staff or premises then on to its $178billion (120bn) offshore fund.
  • Apple Must Repay Record EUR 13 Billion in Back Taxes Over Irish Deal: EU

    08/30/2016 6:43:13 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 71 replies
    Agence France-Presse ^ | 30 August 2016
    The European Union on Tuesday said US tech giant Apple must repay a record 13 billion euros ($14.3 billion or roughly Rs. 95,910 crores) in back taxes after ruling that a series of Irish sweetheart tax deals were illegal. "The European Commission has concluded that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to 13 billion euros to Apple. This is illegal under EU state aid rules because it allowed Apple to pay substantially less tax than other businesses. Ireland must now recover the illegal aid," a Commission statement said. EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said Apple's "selective treatment" in Ireland...