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  • Is the Apple Watch a Useful Medical Device? (Video)

    2:18pm By Roblimo
    Let's kill the suspense right away by answering the title question, 'Probably not.' For one thing, according to interviewee Alfred Poor, the Apple Watch is in no way linked to the Apple Research Kit. Dr. Poor is editor of the Health Tech Insider website, so he…
  • Developers and the Fear of Apple

    Wed 8:15am By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: UI designer Eli Schiff has posted an article about the "climate of fear" surrounding Apple in the software development community. He points out how developers who express criticism in an informal setting often recant when their…
  • Apple Doubles MacBook Pro R/W Performance

    Mon 6:06pm By samzenpus
    Lucas123 writes Benchmark tests performed on the 2015 MacBook Pro revealed it does have twice the read/write performance as the mid-2014 model. Tests performed with the Blackmagic benchmark tool revealed read/write speeds of more than 1,300MBps/1,400MBps,…
  • For Boot Camp Users, New Macs Require Windows 8 Or Newer

    Sat 9:19pm By timothy
    For anyone using Windows 7 by way of Apple's Boot Camp utility, beware: support for Windows via Boot Camp remains, but for the newest Apple laptops, it's only for Windows 8 for now. From Slashgear:…
  • OS X Users: 13 Characters of Assyrian Can Crash Your Chrome Tab

    Sat 2:48pm By timothy
    abhishekmdb writes No browsers are safe, as proved yesterday at Pwn2Own, but crashing one of them with just one line of special code is slightly different. A developer has discovered a hack in Google Chrome which can crash the Chrome tab on a Mac PC. The code…
  • A Sucker Is Optimized Every Minute

    Sat 1:51pm By timothy
    theodp writes Now that we have hard data on everything, observes the NY Times' Virginia Heffernan in A Sucker Is Optimized Every Minute, we no longer make decisions from our hearts, guts or principles. "The gut is dead," writes Heffernan. "Long live the data,…
  • Apple May Start Accepting Android Phones As Trade-Ins

    Mar 19, 2015, 8:07 am By timothy
    HughPickens.com writes Bloomberg reports that according to a person with knowledge of the matter, Apple plans to start accepting non-Apple devices as trade-ins as the company seeks to extend market-share gains against Android smartphones. Apple is seeking to…
  • Apple Reportedly Working On an Online TV Service

    Mar 17, 2015, 7:23 pm By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: According to a Wall Street Journal report (paywalled) Apple is in negotiations with media companies to develop an online TV service. The service will include a bundle of roughly 25 channels, so less popular channels will have a very…
  • Ex-NSA Researcher Claims That DLL-Style Attacks Work Just Fine On OS X

    Mar 17, 2015, 10:07 am By timothy
    An anonymous reader writes Ex-NSA and NASA researcher Patrick Wardle claims to have developed a reliable technique of Shared Library replacement which renders Apple's OSX operating system just as vulnerable to exploitation as Windows has been (via its 'DLL'…
  • Fraud Rampant In Apple Pay

    Mar 17, 2015, 9:23 am By timothy
    PvtVoid writes with this report from the New York Times, excerpting: An industry consultant, Cherian Abraham, put the fraud rate [for Apple Pay] at 6 percent, compared with a traditional credit card fraud rate that is relatively minuscule, 10 cents for every…
  • Intel Will Reportedly Land Apple As a Modem Chip Customer

    Mar 15, 2015, 5:05 am By samzenpus
    itwbennett writes After so many years of spinning its wheels, Intel is reportedly about to make a big step into mobile by providing Apple with LTE modem chips for its hot-selling iPhone. The news comes courtesy of VentureBeat, which cites two separate sources…
  • Steve Jobs's Big Miss: TV

    Mar 14, 2015, 1:13 pm By samzenpus
    jfruh writes Steve Jobs was a well-known audiophile and music lover, which helps explain why Apple transformed the music industry in the '00s with the iPod and iTunes. But according to a new biography soon to be released, Apple may have failed to do the same…
  • Why Apple Won't Adopt a Wireless Charging Standard

    Mar 13, 2015, 7:24 pm By timothy
    Lucas123 writes As the battle for mobile dominance continues among three wireless charging standards, with many smartphone and wearable makers having already chosen sides, Apple continues to sit on the sideline. While the new Apple Watch uses a tightly coupled…
  • Swatch Co-Inventor Predicts Apple Will Bring an 'Ice Age' To Swiss Watch Market

    Mar 11, 2015, 10:02 pm By samzenpus
    MojoKid writes It seems that these days everything Apple touches turns to gold, hence why the company was able to post an $18 billion profit for its fiscal first quarter of 2015. Be that as it may, can Apple popularize the smartwatch market as others have been…
  • Knock-Off Apple Watches Hit the Chinese Market Less Than 24 Hours After Launch

    Mar 11, 2015, 6:06 pm By samzenpus
    schwit1 writes Fake versions of the Apple Watch can be bought for as little as £25 — despite the fact the real thing will set you back more than 10 times that. The flagship new product was only launched in San Francisco yesterday but knock-offs are already…
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