Apple

Fri
17
Jun
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Apple's New Headquarters to be 'Spaceship Inspired'

With its iPads, iPhones and iPods selling off store shelves at a record pace, Cupertino-based Apple is getting bigger and bigger. It's the main reason company CEO Steve Jobs has proposed the building of a new headquarters, one that looks a lot like ... a docked space ship. "Apple is growing like a weed," Jobs told Cupertino City Council in a recent meeting held last week. Elaborating on that point, Jobs specifically mentioned space restrictions at the company's current home base, forcing it to rent additional buildings throughout the surrounding city. Of course, that's not a particularly ... (view more)

Tue
07
Jun
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Apple Devices to 'Auto-Shutdown' in Cases of Piracy

Apple has filed for a patent that would enable it to stop people from illegally recording a live concert or a movie playing in a theater. The patent was filed in late 2009 by Apple inventors Victor Tiscareno, Kevin Johnson and Cindy Lawrence. In the ... document, the three outline plans for an invisible infrared sensor that would be integrated into mobile iOS devices that house a built-in camera (including popular iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch models). The infrared sensor would work in conjunction with the signals emitted from these real-time venues, telling the camera-laden device that it is not O ... (view more)

Mon
06
Jun
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Airline Ditches Paper For iPad

Alaska Airlines will soon issue its pilots with iPads as a replacement for paper documentation. The main reason for the switch is that the 1.5 pound iPad is lighter. Compared to flight manuals that are roughly 25 pounds, the iPad 2 offers a ... significant savings in weight. Often the paper bundles are so large that it must be carried in a special bag. Among the documents are manuals for specific flights and the systems used on particular aircraft. There are also documents about the procedures that flight crew must follow during a flight. Heft Printing Costs Wiped Out Although buying the iPads ... (view more)

Fri
03
Jun
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17-Year-Old Sells Kidney for iPad 2 Money

Do you consider yourself a big Apple fan? Many people do. Thousands line up for hours whenever the Cupertino-based firm launches a new product. Perhaps it's no surprise, then, that one desperate Chinese teen recently sold one of his kidneys in order ... to buy an iPad 2. $3,000 for a Kidney, and an iPad 2 Shanghai Daily reports that in late April a 17-year-old named Anhui Province Zheng sold his kidney for about 20,000 yuan, or about $3,084. He immediately took that big payout to the nearest electronics outlet, purchasing Apple's popular iPad 2. "I wanted to buy an iPad 2 but could not afford it ... (view more)

Wed
25
May
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AppStore Users: Beware New Email Scam

Apple iPad and iPhone owners are being targeted by a new scareware-like scheme this week, which uses a unique phishing strategy to frighten them into giving up their personal data. Fake Email Spoofs Apple App Users The scam is being reported by ... security company F-Secure, who say that hackers are using carefully designed emails to fool Apple fans. An email appears in a target's inbox from the "Apple AppStore," telling the recipient that their recent app order "has been successfully cancelled." Those users who don't want that to happen are asked to click on the link "order information" to find ... (view more)

Tue
26
Apr
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Mac, PC Users Are Very Different, Says Survey

You either love Mac computers, or you hate them. You either adore those "I'm a PC, I'm a Mac" commercials, or you loathe them. But what does all of that say about the people who like PCs, and those who prefer computers built by Apple? A new survey ... looks at just that question. The survey of just under 400,000 people was recently performed by social networking-style website Hunch, which asked people whether they used a PC or a Mac and then followed that query with a number of other questions. (Source: pcmag.com ) Mac Users Liberal, Educated, Urban Here's what the survey suggests: Mac users may ... (view more)

Fri
22
Apr
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Apple Safari Browser to Receive Anti-Ad-Tracking

Fans of Apple's Safari web browser will soon be able to mask their online activity from online marketers via a handy new Do Not Track feature. The tool will be available with the release of Lion, an upcoming version of the Mac OS X operating system ... (OS), currently only available to developers. The public will get their hands on Lion (and thus Do Not Track) this summer. We're learning of the browser feature through online discussions of Lion on Twitter and various online forums. Microsoft, Mozilla Beat Apple to Punch Apple is by no means the first company to bring a Do Not Track feature to its ... (view more)

Thu
14
Apr
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Kindergarten School Board Blows $200K on iPad 2

Auburn, Maine school district's Auburn School Committee recently and unanimously voted to start a new pilot program that will give kindergarten kids a shiny new iPad 2. The program is all about changing -- and hopefully, advancing -- how children ... this age learn. iPad Program Called a "Game Changer" Speaking on the subject late last week, Auburn district school superintendent Tom Morrill called the plan a "game changer." "This is truly redefining how we're going to teach and learn. We're talking about a new tool, the iPad2. You begin to watch how young people jump on, jump in and ... (view more)

Thu
31
Mar
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Apple to Surpass HP, IBM in Sales by 2013, Analyst Says

A new report predicts Apple will surpass both IBM and Hewlett-Packard (HP) in revenue and sales by mid-2013. In fact, the man responsible for the report -- Forrester Research founder, George Colony -- says that Apple is "going to be a $200 billion ... revenue company." Colony made the bold prediction in a recent interview with Bloomberg. He went on to suggest that Apple's mobile sector (which is known for the ludicrously popular iPad and iPhone) could propel the company to 50 per cent growth per year over the next 24 months. Apple Growth Already Underway When it comes to market capitalization, ... (view more)

Wed
23
Mar
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Apple Ditches Anti-Gay App

There are currently about 100,000 different applications (commonly known as "apps") available for the Apple iPhone. The running total, however, is constantly changing and has probably increased since this article was written. But it's rare to see an ... app removed from the list, which was the case for a new application which speaks out against homosexuality. The app, which is available for both the iPhone and iPad, was designed by the Christian organization Exodus International and released for download last month. It reportedly advocates "freedom from homosexuality through the power ... (view more)

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