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  • Apple To Donate Profit Portion From Black Friday For AIDS Fight

    Mon 9:30am By samzenpus
    An anonymous reader writes Apple will donate a portion of their sales from online and retail stores on Cyber Monday and Black Friday as a contribution to the worldwide fight against AIDS. Apple kicks off a two-week fundraising campaign for RED, the charity…
  • Judge Approves $450M Settlement For Apple's Ebook Price Fixing

    Sat 9:29am By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: On Friday a U.S. federal judge approved a settlement in the Apple ebook price-fixing case that could see the technology giant paying $450 million. $400 million of that would go to the roughly 23 million consumers thought to be…
  • Apple Swaps "Get" Button For "Free" To Avoid Confusion Over In-App Purchases

    Thu 2:11pm By timothy
    New submitter lazarus (2879) writes Apple is falling in line with the European Commission's request that app sellers do more to stop inadvertent in-app purchases. Following Google's lead, Cupertino has removed all instances of the word "free" within its iOS…
  • Apple Disables Trim Support On 3rd Party SSDs In OS X

    Nov 16, 2014, 12:44 pm By timothy
    MojoKid (1002251) writes One of the disadvantages to buying an Apple system is that it generally means less upgrade flexibility than a system from a traditional PC OEM. Over the last few years, Apple has introduced features and adopted standards that made…
  • GTK+ Developers Call For Help To Finish Cross-Platform OpenGL Support

    Nov 16, 2014, 11:29 am By timothy
    jones_supa writes OpenGL support under GTK is getting into good shape for providing a nice, out-of-the-box experience by default on key platforms for the GTK+ 3.16 / GNOME 3.16 release in March. For a few weeks now within mainline GTK+ has been native OpenGL…
  • US Gov't Issues Alert About iOS "Masque Attack" Threat

    Nov 13, 2014, 5:45 pm By timothy
    alphadogg writes Three days after security company FireEye warned of an iPhone/iPad threat dubbed "Masque Attack", the U.S. government has issued a warning of its own about this new risk by malicious third-party apps to Apple iOS devices. US-CERT warned: "This…
  • Android 5.0 'Lollipop' vs. iOS 8: More Similar Than Ever

    Nov 13, 2014, 10:47 am By timothy
    Nerval's Lobster writes With the debut of Android 5.0 (also known as Lollipop, in keeping with Google's habit of naming each major OS upgrade after a dessert), it's worth taking a moment to break down how the latest version of Google's mobile operating system…
  • Microsoft Losing the School Markets To iPads and Chromebooks

    Nov 12, 2014, 10:03 pm By samzenpus
    dkatana writes Microsoft's licensing scheme, the high cost of support and difficult management of devices are the key factors making schools drop Windows for better alternatives as iPads and Chromebooks. Google is making a dent in the education market with…
  • Microsoft To Open Source .NET and Take It Cross-Platform

    Nov 12, 2014, 11:04 am By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: Microsoft today announced plans to open source .NET, the company's software framework that primarily runs on Windows, and release it on GitHub. Furthermore, Microsoft also unveiled plans to take .NET cross-platform by targeting both…
  • Apple's Luxembourg Tax Deals

    Nov 11, 2014, 2:27 pm By Soulskill
    Presto Vivace sends a report from the Australian Financial Review on how Apple uses a holding company based in Luxembourg to avoid taxes on its iTunes revenue. Quoting: The 2011 accounts for iTunes Sàrl [the holding company] give the first inside view of how…
  • Apple Releases iMessage Deregistration Utility

    Nov 10, 2014, 3:23 pm By samzenpus
    tlhIngan writes When moving from an iPhone to something else, if you were an avid user of iMessage, you may find your messages missing, especially from iOS-using friends. Indeed, it has been such a problem that there are even lawsuits about it. While Apple has…
  • WireLurker Mac OS X Malware Found, Shut Down

    Nov 6, 2014, 1:55 pm By timothy
    msm1267 writes WireLurker is no more. After causing an overnight sensation, the newly disclosed family of Apple Mac OS X malware capable of also infecting iOS devices has been put to rest. Researchers at Palo Alto Networks confirmed this morning that the…
  • CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand

    Nov 6, 2014, 8:04 am By samzenpus
    MojoKid writes Since the release of its Surface Pro 3 tablet, Microsoft has pushed their new slate hard. It's as if the company wanted it to overwrite that part of our memory that recalls the Surface RT and its monumental losses. This past August, we saw the…
  • Why the Time Is Always Set To 9:41 In Apple Ads

    Nov 5, 2014, 6:57 pm By samzenpus
    jones_supa writes If you have looked carefully, the clock has traditionally been always set to 9:42 in Apple advertisements. You could see it across various commercials, print ads, and even on Apple's website. The explanation is simple: That's the time in the…
  • Russia Takes Down Steve Jobs Memorial After Apple's Tim Cook Comes Out

    Nov 3, 2014, 5:19 pm By samzenpus
    An anonymous reader writes Citing the need to abide by a law combating "gay propaganda," a memorial dedicated to the late Apple founder Steve Jobs has been torn down. This comes on the heels of new CEO Tim Cook coming out as gay. "In Russia, gay propaganda and…
  • Virginia Court: LEOs Can Force You To Provide Fingerprint To Unlock Your Phone

    Oct 31, 2014, 6:07 pm By Soulskill
    schwit1 writes with news of a Circuit Court decision from Virginia where a judge has ruled that a criminal defendant cannot use Fifth Amendment protections to safeguard a phone that is locked using his or her fingerprint. According to Judge Steven C. Fucci,…
  • How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

    Oct 30, 2014, 3:00 pm By timothy
    Nerval's Lobster writes Apple design chief Jony Ive has spent the past several weeks talking up how the Apple Watch is an evolution on many of the principles that guided the evolution of timepieces over the past several hundred years. But the need to recharge…
  • Tim Cook: "I'm Proud To Be Gay"

    Oct 30, 2014, 1:37 pm By timothy
    An anonymous reader writes Apple CEO Tim Cook has publicly come out as gay. While he never hid his sexuality from friends, family, and close co-workers, Cook decided it was time to make it publicly known in the hopes that the information will help others who…
  • Tech Giants Donate $750 Million In Goods and Services To Underprivileged Schools

    Oct 28, 2014, 10:00 pm By Soulskill
    mrspoonsi sends news that a group of major tech companies has combined to donate $750 million worth of gadgets and services to students in 114 schools across the U.S. Apple is sending out $100 million worth of iPads, MacBooks, and other products. O'Reilly…
  • Here's Why Apple Rejected Your iOS App

    Oct 27, 2014, 1:53 pm By samzenpus
    Nerval's Lobster writes Everybody knows that Apple runs a tight ship when it comes to approving iOS apps for its App Store, rejecting software because it features porn, allows gambling, installs types of executable code, etc. But Apple also denies apps for…
  • Rite Aid and CVS Block Apple Pay and Google Wallet

    Oct 26, 2014, 1:52 pm By samzenpus
    An anonymous reader writes CVS and Rite Aid have reportedly shut off the NFC-based contactless payment option at point of sale terminals in thousands of stores. The move will make it impossible to pay for products using Apple Pay or Google Wallet. Rite Aid…
  • Apple A8X IPad Air 2 Processor Packs Triple-Core CPU, Hefty Graphics Punch

    Oct 26, 2014, 9:29 am By samzenpus
    MojoKid writes When Apple debuted its A8 SoC, it proved to be a modest tweak of the original A7. Despite packing double the transistors and an improved GPU, the heart of the A8 SoC is the same dual-core Apple "Cyclone" processor tweaked to run at higher clock…
  • AT&T Locks Apple SIM Cards On New iPads

    Fri 6:47pm By timothy
    As reported by MacRumors, the unlocked, carrier-switchable SIM cards built into the newest iPads aren't necessarily so -- at least if you buy them from an AT&T store. Though the card comes from Apple with the ability to support (and be switched among with…
  • How Sony, Intel, and Unix Made Apple's Mac a PC Competitor

    Oct 23, 2014, 9:10 pm By samzenpus
    smaxp writes In 2007, Sony's supply chain lessons, the network effect from the shift to Intel architecture, and a better OS X for developers combined to renew the Mac's growth. The network effects of the Microsoft Wintel ecosystem that Rappaport explained 20…
  • Apple 1 Sells At Auction For $905,000

    Oct 23, 2014, 11:40 am By timothy
    Dave Knott writes One of the few remaining examples of Apple Inc's first pre-assembled computer, the Apple 1, sold for $905,000 at an auction in New York on Wednesday. The final price outstrips expectations, as auction house Bonhams had said it expected to…
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