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  • 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…
  • Google To Stop Describing Games With In-App Purchases As 'Free'

    18 July 2014, 3:34 pm by: Soulskill

    An anonymous reader writes After a series of investigations, lawsuits, and fines over how in-app purchases are advertised and communicated to users, Google has agreed to stop labeling games that use in-app purchases as "Free." This change is the result of a…
  • Nearly 25 Years Ago, IBM Helped Save Macintosh

    17 July 2014, 8:09 am by: samzenpus

    dcblogs (1096431) writes "Apple and IBM, which just announced partnership to bring iOS and cloud services to enterprises, have helped each other before. IBM played a key role in turning the Macintosh into a successful hardware platform at a point when it —…
  • Apple Agrees To $450 Million Ebook Antitrust Settlement

    16 July 2014, 4:19 pm by: Soulskill

    An anonymous reader writes: Last year, a U.S. District Judge ruled that Apple conspired with publishers to control ebook prices in violation of antitrust laws. Apple launched an appeal which has yet to conclude, but they've now agreed to a settlement. If the…
  • Apple and IBM Announce Partnership To Bring iOS + Cloud Services To Enterprises

    15 July 2014, 9:58 pm by: Soulskill

    jmcbain writes: According to an article on Recode, Apple and IBM have announced a major partnership to bring mobile services to enterprise customers. "The deal calls for IBM and Apple to develop more than 100 industry-specific applications that will run on the…
  • Apple Refutes Report On iPhone Threat To China's National Security

    14 July 2014, 10:36 am by: samzenpus

    An anonymous reader writes "Apple has never worked with any government agency from any country to create a backdoor in any of our products or services. We have also never allowed access to our servers," the company said Sunday in a bilingual statement on its…
  • Chinese State Media Declares iPhone a Threat To National Security

    11 July 2014, 6:06 pm by: Soulskill

    MojoKid writes: "When NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden came forth last year with U.S. government spying secrets, it didn't take long to realize that some of the information revealed could bring on serious repercussions — not just for the U.S. government, but…
  • Apple Gets Its First Batch of iPhone Chips From TSMC

    10 July 2014, 12:52 pm by: timothy

    redletterdave (2493036) notes that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) has shipped its first batch of microprocessors to Apple as the iPhone maker looks to diversify its overseas suppliers. Apple will continue to rely on Samsung for its…
  • Apple Hires Away TAG Heuer's VP of Global Sales

    4 July 2014, 7:02 pm by: timothy

    An anonymous reader writes With Apple rumored to be entering the wearables market this Fall, the company's string of notable hires continues. CNBC is reporting today that Apple recently poached Patrick Pruniaux away from TAG Heuer where he served as the…
  • Apple Kills Aperture, Says New Photos App Will Replace It

    29 June 2014, 3:59 am by: timothy

    mpicpp (3454017) writes Apple told news website The Loop that it has decided to abandon Aperture, its professional photo-editing software application. "With the introduction of the new Photos app and iCloud Photo Library, enabling you to safely store all of…
  • How Apple Can Take Its Headphones To the Next Level

    28 June 2014, 10:04 pm by: timothy

    redletterdave (2493036) writes "Apple is one of the biggest headphone makers in the world thanks to those signature white earbuds that have shipped with every iPod, iPhone, and iPad since 2001. But even two years after earbuds became 'EarPods,' the design…
  • Microsoft Wants You To Trade Your MacBook Air In For a Surface Pro 3

    23 June 2014, 5:47 pm by: samzenpus

    mpicpp writes with news about a new Microsoft trade-in program to encourage sales of the new Surface Pro 3. Microsoft is offering a limited time Surface Pro 3 promotion via which users can get up to $650 in store credit for trading in certain Apple MacBook Air…
  • Microsoft Wants You To Trade Your MacBook Air In For a Surface Pro 3

    23 June 2014, 5:47 pm by: samzenpus

    mpicpp writes with news about a new Microsoft trade-in program to encourage sales of the new Surface Pro 3. Microsoft is offering a limited time Surface Pro 3 promotion via which users can get up to $650 in store credit for trading in certain Apple MacBook Air…
  • Judge: $324M Settlement In Silicon Valley Tech Worker Case Not Enough

    20 June 2014, 11:41 am by: Soulskill

    itwbennett writes: "A proposed $324.5 million settlement of claims that Silicon Valley companies (Adobe, Apple, Google, and Intel) suppressed worker wages by agreeing not to hire each others' employees may not be high enough, a judge signaled on Thursday.…
  • Google and Microsoft Plan Kill Switches On Smartphones

    19 June 2014, 10:48 am by: timothy

    itwbennett (1594911) writes "Responding to more than a year of pressure, Google and Microsoft will follow Apple in adding an anti-theft "kill switch" to their smartphone operating systems. In New York, iPhone theft was down 19 percent in the first five months…
  • Google To Take On Apple's CarPlay

    18 June 2014, 10:50 am by: Unknown Lamer

    cartechboy (2660665) writes with news that Google is working on software to complete with Apple's CarPlay car dashboard software: Google is set to unveil its own automotive operating system known internally as Google Auto Link. The search giant plans to unveil…
  • How Tim Cook Is Filling Steve Jobs's Shoes

    15 June 2014, 2:50 pm by: timothy

    The New York Times, in an article about Apple CEO Tim Cook, focuses in large part on the ways in which Cook is not Jobs. He's less volatile, for one thing, whether you think that means he's less passionate or just more circumspect. A small slice: Lower-level…
  • One Developer's Experience With Real Life Bitrot Under HFS+

    14 June 2014, 9:25 am by: timothy

    New submitter jackjeff (955699) writes with an excerpt from developer Aymeric Barthe about data loss suffered under Apple's venerable HFS+ filesystem. HFS+ lost a total of 28 files over the course of 6 years. Most of the corrupted files are completely…
  • European iPhone Chargers Prone To Overheating

    13 June 2014, 2:30 pm by: Soulskill

    jones_supa sends word that Apple has launched an exchange program for European iPhone USB power adapters. The company says its A1300 adapters were bundled with the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPhone 4S models, and were also sold on their own from Oct. 2009 to…
  • Synaptics Buys Key Apple Supplier

    12 June 2014, 3:08 am by: samzenpus

    Rambo Tribble (1273454) writes Synaptics Inc., of touchpad fame, is acquiring Renesas SP Drivers Inc, a division of Japanese chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp. Renesas SP is the exclusive supplier of Apple's display driver chips for the iPhone. While…
  • Apple To Be Investigated By the EU Over Tax Affairs

    11 June 2014, 9:35 am by: Unknown Lamer

    mrspoonsi (2955715) writes "The European Commission is to open a formal investigation into Apple, Starbucks and Fiat in relation to tax arrangements with three EU countries. The firms' arrangements with Ireland, the Netherlands and Luxembourg will be…
  • iOS 8 Strikes an Unexpected Blow Against Location Tracking

    10 June 2014, 2:52 am by: Unknown Lamer

    schwit1 (797399) writes 'It wasn't touted onstage, but a new iOS 8 feature is set to cause havoc for location trackers, and score a major win for privacy.As spotted by Frederic Jacobs, the changes have to do with the MAC address used to identify devices within…
  • After Trademark Dispute, Mexican Carriers Can No Longer Use iPhone Name In Ads

    8 June 2014, 5:13 pm by: samzenpus

    An anonymous reader writes "The Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI) on Thursday announced it has absolved Apple of wrongdoing in a trademark lawsuit surrounding the iPhone's infringement of a local telecommunications company marketing the…
  • Apple Acquires Social Search Engine Spotsetter

    6 June 2014, 9:39 pm by: timothy

    redletterdave (2493036) writes 'Apple has purchased Spotsetter, a social search engine that uses big data to offer personalized recommendations for places to go. Spotsetter was designed to combine recommendations from friends with trusted reviews and other…

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