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  • Apple and Nike Settle FuelBand Lawsuit

    Sun 1:11pm By samzenpus
    An anonymous reader writes: Nike and co-defendant Apple have reached an agreement to settle a class action suit that alleged false advertising from the two companies indicating that the FuelBand fitness watch had capabilities to track health. The two companies…
  • A Tweet-Sized Exploit Can Get Root On OS X 10.10

    Jul 23, 2015, 2:30 pm By timothy
    vivaoporto writes: The Register reports a root-level privilege-escalation exploit that allows one to gain administrator-level privileges on an OS X Yosemite Mac using code so small that fits in a tweet.…
  • Apple Watch Still Waiting On App Developers

    Jul 20, 2015, 11:46 am By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: It's been almost three months since the Apple Watch launched, and the tiny device hasn't taken people's wrists by storm. That's not to say it's a failure — experts estimate Apple has sold between three and five million of them,…
  • Apple Patents Bank Account Balance Snooping Tech

    Jul 19, 2015, 12:43 pm By samzenpus
    An anonymous reader writes: Apple's latest patent filings shows that the company is looking into displaying advertising based on your available bank balance. If Apple moves forward with this type of technology it would be a complete 360 on its previous…
  • Silicon Valley Still Wrestling With Diversity Issues

    Jul 19, 2015, 8:25 am By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: As major tech companies come under increased scrutiny over the diversity of their workforces, many of them are focusing solely on the "pipeline" of workers educated in a computer-related field. They're pouring resources into getting…
  • Man Arrested After Charging iPhone On London Overground Train

    Jul 14, 2015, 3:08 am By samzenpus
    An anonymous reader writes: 45-year-old Robin Lee was arrested after he used a socket on a London Overground train to charge up his iPhone. He was handcuffed and arrested for "abstracting electricity". Robin was then charged with "unacceptable behaviour" after…
  • FTC Officials Looking Into Apple's Streaming Business Model, Say Sources

    Jul 12, 2015, 9:26 am By timothy
    Apple may have a bigger business problem than displeasing Taylor Swift with its new Apple Music service; According to Reuters, U.S. regulators are said (by anonymous sources) to be looking into Apple's treatment of music-streaming rivals, now that the company…
  • Hacker Group That Hit Twitter, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft Intensifies Attacks

    Jul 10, 2015, 5:35 am By samzenpus
    itwbennett writes: The hacker group, which security researchers from Kaspersky Lab and Symantec call Wild Neutron or Morpho, has broken into the networks of over 45 large companies since 2012. After the 2013 attacks against Twitter, Facebook, Apple and…
  • Apple Drops Recovery Key From Two-Factor Authentication In New OS Versions

    Jul 9, 2015, 7:29 am By samzenpus
    eggboard writes: If you've ever turned on what's now called "two-step verification" for an Apple ID, you had to create a Recovery Key. Lose this 14-digit code and have your password reset (because of hacking attempts against you), and you might lose access…
  • Judge Tosses Jury's $533M Patent Verdict Against Apple, Orders New Trial

    Jul 8, 2015, 4:09 pm By samzenpus
    An anonymous reader writes: US District Judge Rodney Gilstrap has thrown out a $532.9 million damages award against Apple after a jury found that its iTunes software infringed three patents owned by a Texas company. Gilstrap ruled (pdf) that the damages…
  • How Apple Music Can Disrupt Users' iTunes Libraries

    Jul 5, 2015, 8:27 am By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: Early adopters of Apple Music are warning others they could get more than they bargained for if they intend to download tracks for offline listening. Since Apple Music is primarily a streaming service, this functionality…
  • Square Enix Pulls, Apologizes For Mac Version of Final Fantasy XIV

    Jul 3, 2015, 3:36 pm By Soulskill
    _xeno_ writes: Just over a week after Warner Bros. pulled the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight due to bugs, Square Enix is now being forced to do the same thing with the Mac OS X version of Final Fantasy XIV (which was released at the same time as Batman:…
  • Can New Chicago Taxes On Netflix, Apple, Spotify Withstand Legal Challenges?

    Jul 2, 2015, 7:04 pm By samzenpus
    Mr D from 63 writes: Today, a new "cloud tax" takes effect in the city of Chicago, targeting online databases and streaming entertainment services. Residents who stream movies and music from companies like Netflix and Spotify will now need to pay an additional…
  • "Jobs" vs. "Steve Jobs": Hollywood Takes Another Stab At Telling the Steve Jobs Story

    Jul 2, 2015, 8:55 am By timothy
    theodp writes: Didn't like Jobs, the 2013 biopic about the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs starring Ashton Kutcher? Maybe you'll prefer Steve Jobs, the 2015 biopic about the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender. "Steve Jobs is a…
  • Is Safari the New Internet Explorer?

    8:05pm By Soulskill
    An anonymous reader writes: Software developer Nolan Lawson says Apple's Safari has taken the place of Microsoft's Internet Explorer as the major browser that lags behind all the others. This comes shortly after the Edge Conference, where major players in web…
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