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  • How Apple Watch Is Really a Regression In Watchmaking

    Thu 3:00pm 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"

    Thu 1:37pm 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

    Tue 10:00pm 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

    Mon 1:53pm 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

    Sun 1:52pm 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

    Sun 9:29am 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

    Oct 24, 2014, 6:47 pm 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…
  • China Staging a Nationwide Attack On iCloud and Microsoft Accounts

    Oct 20, 2014, 7:08 pm By Soulskill
    New submitter DemonOnIce writes: According to The Verge and an original report from the site that monitor's China's Great Firewall activity, China is conducting a large-scale attack on iCloud and Microsoft accounts using its government firewall software.…
  • Barometers In iPhones Mean More Crowdsourcing In Weather Forecasts

    Oct 20, 2014, 1:38 pm By timothy
    cryptoz (878581) writes Apple is now adding barometers to its mobile devices: both new iPhones have valuable atmospheric pressure sensors being used for HealthKit (step counting). Since many Android devices have been carrying barometers for years, scientists…
  • If You're Connected, Apple Collects Your Data

    Oct 19, 2014, 8:11 pm By timothy
    fyngyrz (762201) writes It would seem that no matter how you configure Yosemite, Apple is listening. Keeping in mind that this is only what's been discovered so far, and given what's known to be going on, it's not unthinkable that more is as well. Should users…
  • Apple Doesn't Design For Yesterday

    Oct 19, 2014, 9:24 am By timothy
    HughPickens.com writes Erik Karjaluoto writes that he recently installed OS X Yosemite and his initial reaction was "This got hit by the ugly stick." But Karjaluoto says that Apple's decision to make a wholesale shift from Lucida to Helvetica defies his…
  • Despite Patent Settlement, Apple Pulls Bose Merchandise From Its Stores

    Oct 18, 2014, 11:13 pm By timothy
    Apple has long sold Bose headphones and speakers in its retail stores, including in the time since it acquired Bose-competitor Beats Audio, and despite the lawsuit filed by Bose against Apple alleging patent violations on the part of Beats. That's come to an…
  • iFixit Tears Apart Apple's Shiny New Retina iMac

    Oct 18, 2014, 8:05 pm By timothy
    iFixit gives the new Retina iMac a score of 5 (out of 10) for repairability, and says that the new all-in-one is very little changed internally from the system (non-Retina) it succeeds. A few discoveries along the way: The new model "retains the familiar,…
  • Apple's Next Hit Could Be a Microsoft Surface Pro Clone

    Oct 18, 2014, 1:32 pm By timothy
    theodp writes "Good artists copy, great artists steal," Steve Jobs used to say. Having launched a perfectly-timed attack against Samsung and phablets with its iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Leonid Bershidsky suggests that the next big thing from Apple will be a…
  • Tesla Teardown Reveals Driver-facing Electronics Built By iPhone 6 Suppliers

    Oct 17, 2014, 1:44 pm By Soulskill
    Lucas123 writes: The Tesla Model S gets attention because it's an EV that can go from from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 4.2 seconds and can travel 265 miles on a single charge. But, a teardown of the vehicle by IHS Technology has also revealed that Elon Musk…
  • OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review

    Oct 17, 2014, 10:15 am By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: With the release of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Ars Technica has posted one of their extremely thorough reviews of the OS's new features and design changes. John Siracusa writes that Yosemite is particularly notable because it's the…
  • Apple Announces iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, OS X Yosemite and More

    Oct 16, 2014, 2:21 pm By samzenpus
    Many outlets are reporting on Apple's iPad event today. Highlights include: Apple pay will launch Monday.WatchKit -- a way for developers to make apps for the Apple Watch will launch next month.iOS 8.1Messages, iTunes, and iWork updated and many more new…
  • Tech Workers Oppose Settlement They Reached In Silicon Valley Hiring Case

    Oct 15, 2014, 3:40 pm By samzenpus
    itwbennett writes Tech workers have asked an appeals court not to approve a $324.5 million settlement in Silicon Valley's controversial employee hiring case, according to a document filed Tuesday. This move by the plaintiffs puts them in alignment with an…
  • Facebook and Apple Now Pay For Female Employees To Freeze Their Eggs

    Oct 15, 2014, 11:46 am By Soulskill
    Dave Knott writes: While freezing eggs has become an increasingly popular practice for career-oriented women, the procedure comes at a steep price: Costs typically add up to at least $10,000 for every round, plus $500 or more annually for storage. Now two…
  • Apple Releases CUPS 2.0

    Oct 15, 2014, 3:37 am By Soulskill
    kthreadd writes: 15 years after the release of CUPS 1.0, Apple has now released version 2.0 of the printing system for GNU/Linux and other Unix-style operating systems. One of the major new features in 2.0 is that the test program for ippserver now passes the…
  • "Double Irish" Tax Loophole Used By US Companies To Be Closed

    Oct 14, 2014, 10:03 pm By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: The Irish Finance Minister announced on Tuesday that Ireland will no longer allow companies to register in Ireland unless the companies are also tax resident. This will effectively close off the corporate tax avoidance scheme known…
  • The Subtle Developer Exodus From the Mac App Store

    Oct 14, 2014, 3:43 pm By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: Milen Dzhumerov, a software developer for OS X and iOS, has posted a concise breakdown of the problems with the Mac App Store. He says the lack of support for trial software and upgrades drives developers away by preventing them…
  • Apple Sapphire Glass Supplier GT Advanced Files For Bankruptcy

    Oct 6, 2014, 12:26 pm By samzenpus
    mrspoonsi writes 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 that it was filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In…
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