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  • 3 Years In, a "B" For Tim Cook's Performance at Apple

    24 August 2014, 1:10 pm by: timothy

    Cult of Mac has taken a look at the three years since Tim Cook began his job as Apple's CEO, and rates him a "solid B.". Cook might be neither as charismatic or volatile as Steve Jobs was, but he's made some interesting moves and statements. One factor (an…
  • Apple CarPlay Rollout Delayed By Some Carmakers

    22 August 2014, 2:38 pm by: Soulskill

    Lucas123 writes: Some car makers are delaying the implementation of Apple's CarPlay iPhone interface for vehicle infotainment systems. The delays, which are prompting manufacturers such as Mercedes, Volvo and Honda to push their announcement from 2014 to 2015,…
  • Xiaomi's Next OS Looks Strikingly Similar To iOS

    18 August 2014, 10:20 am by: samzenpus

    stephendavion writes Looks like Chinese device maker, Xiaomi, is taking its "Apple of the East" tag too literally. First, their CEO brazenly copies Steve Jobs' signature look, sitting cross-legged on the floor. And now, Xiaomi's latest version of Android…
  • Apple Begins Storing Chinese User Data On Servers In China

    16 August 2014, 5:13 am by: timothy

    An anonymous reader writes Reuters reported on Friday that Apple "has begun keeping the personal data of some Chinese users on servers in mainland China." Apple has claimed that the move is meant "to improve the speed and reliability of its iCloud service",…
  • Apple's App Store Needs a Radical Revamp; How Would You Go About It?

    14 August 2014, 5:27 pm by: timothy

    Nerval's Lobster (2598977) writes Given the hundreds of thousands of apps currently on offer, it's hard for any one app (no matter how well designed) to stand out on Apple's App Store, much less stay atop the bestseller charts for very long. In an August 10…
  • The Biggest iPhone Security Risk Could Be Connecting One To a Computer

    14 August 2014, 10:24 am by: timothy

    angry tapir (1463043) writes Apple has done well to insulate its iOS mobile operating system from many security issues, but a forthcoming demonstration shows it's far from perfect. Next Wednesday at the Usenix Security Symposium in San Diego, researchers with…
  • Murder Suspect Asked Siri Where To Hide a Dead Body

    13 August 2014, 10:50 pm by: samzenpus

    An anonymous reader writes A Florida man currently on trial for murder reportedly attempted to use Siri to garner ideas about where to bury the body of his dead roommate. According to police allegations, a University of Florida student named Pedro Bravo…
  • Apple's Diversity Numbers: 70% Male, 55% White

    13 August 2014, 12:15 am by: Soulskill

    An anonymous reader writes: Apple has released a diversity report on the genders and races of its employees. As is common in the tech industry, the majority of Apple's workforce is male — only three out of 10 employees around the globe are female. Broken…
  • Elementary OS "Freya" Beta Released

    11 August 2014, 8:06 am by: timothy

    jjoelc (1589361) writes One year after their last release "Luna", Elementary OS (a Linux distribution with a very heavy emphasis on design and usability which draws a lot of comparisons to Mac OS X) Has released the public beta of their latest version "Freya."…
  • Skype Reverses Decision To Drop OS X 10.5 Support, Retires Windows Phone 7 App

    8 August 2014, 2:41 pm by: timothy

    An anonymous reader writes Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard users recently found that Skype no longer works on their system: despite upgrading to the latest version they still can't sign in. We got in touch with the Microsoft-owned company and after two days, we got…
  • Apple and Samsung Agree To Drop Cases Outside the US

    7 August 2014, 8:04 am by: samzenpus

    mrspoonsi writes Apple and Samsung have agreed to withdraw all legal cases against each other outside the United States. The two rivals have sued each other over a range of patent disputes in nine countries outside the US, including the UK, South Korea, Japan…
  • Skype Blocks Customers Using OS-X 10.5.x and Earlier

    6 August 2014, 8:30 pm by: samzenpus

    lurker412 writes Yesterday, and without previous warning, all Mac users running Leopard or earlier versions of OS-X have been locked out of Skype. Those customers are given instructions to update, but following them does not solve the problem. The Skype…
  • China Bans iPad, MacBook Pro, Other Apple Products For Government Use

    6 August 2014, 5:40 pm by: timothy

    MojoKid (1002251) writes "China seems to be on a mission to isolate itself from the world, at least in terms of technology. After banning Windows 8 on government PCs and raiding several of Microsoft's offices in China as part of an anti-trust investigation,…
  • Apple $450 Million e-Book Settlement Wins Court Approval

    3 August 2014, 7:32 pm by: samzenpus

    An anonymous reader writes A week after Judge Denise Cote put forward concerns over a proposed settlement with consumers over e-book price-fixing in the iBookstore, she has given Apple preliminary approval for its $450 million settlement. "The proposed…
  • Georgia Tech Researchers Jailbreak iOS 7.1.2

    1 August 2014, 7:42 pm by: timothy

    mikejuk writes The constant war to jailbreak and patch iOS has taken another step in favor of the jailbreakers. Georgia Tech researchers have found a way to jailbreak the current version of iOS. What the Georgia Tech team has discovered is a way to break in by…
  • Is the App Store Broken?

    30 July 2014, 4:47 pm by: Soulskill

    A recent post by Instapaper's Marco Arment suggests that design flaws in Apple's App Store are harming the app ecosystem, and users are suffering because of it. "The dominance and prominence of 'top lists' stratifies the top 0.02% so far above everyone else…
  • A 24-Year-Old Scammed Apple 42 Times In 16 Different States

    29 July 2014, 11:07 am by: timothy

    redletterdave (2493036) writes "Sharron Laverne Parrish Jr., 24, allegedly scammed Apple not once, but 42 times, cheating the company out of more than $300,000 — and his scam was breathtakingly simple. According to a Secret Service criminal complaint,…
  • Bose Sues New Apple Acquisition Beats Over Patent Violations

    27 July 2014, 4:30 am by: timothy

    Bose has taken issue with some of the technology embodied in products in Apple's newly acquired Beats line of headphones. As Ars Technica reports, Bose is suing Apple, claiming that the Beats products violate five Bose patents, covering noise cancellation and…
  • Apple Acquires "Pandora For Books" Booklamp For $15 Million

    26 July 2014, 3:28 pm by: timothy

    Nate the greatest (2261802) writes with news made public Friday that Apple has acquired a little known ebook company called Booklamp, a small Idaho-based ebook startup which is best known for the Book Genome Project. First shown off to the world in 2008, this…
  • Private Data On iOS Devices Not So Private After All

    26 July 2014, 10:24 am by: timothy

    theshowmecanuck (703852) writes with this excerpt from Reuters summarizing the upshot of a talk that Jonathan Zdziarski gave at last weekend's HOPE conference: Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones…
  • Chromebooks Are Outselling iPads In Schools

    24 July 2014, 5:35 pm by: Unknown Lamer

    Nate the greatest (2261802) writes Apple thrilled investors earlier this week when they revealed that they had sold 13 million iPads to schools and claimed 85% of the educational tablet market, but that wasn't the whole story. It turns out that Apple has only…
  • Mac OS X Yosemite Beta Opens

    24 July 2014, 12:55 pm by: Unknown Lamer

    New submitter David Hames (3763525) writes Would you like to test drive the newest release of the Macintosh operating system? Apple is opening up the beta for Mac OS X Yosemite starting Thursday to the first million people who sign up. Beta users won't be able…
  • CNN iPhone App Sends iReporters' Passwords In the Clear

    23 July 2014, 10:55 am by: Unknown Lamer

    chicksdaddy (814965) writes The Security Ledger reports on newly published research from the firm zScaler that reveals CNN's iPhone application transmits user login session information in clear text. The security flaw could leave users of the application…
  • How One School District Handled Rolling Out 20,000 iPads

    21 July 2014, 3:15 pm by: samzenpus

    First time accepted submitter Gamoid writes This past school year, the Coachella Valley Unified School District gave out iPads to every single student. The good news is that kids love them, and only 6 of them got stolen or went missing. The bad news is, these…
  • Researcher Finds Hidden Data-Dumping Services In iOS

    21 July 2014, 2:28 pm by: samzenpus

    Trailrunner7 writes There are a number of undocumented and hidden features and services in Apple iOS that can be used to bypass the backup encryption on iOS devices and remove large amounts of users' personal data. Several of these features began as benign…

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