posted on 02 Sep 2011, 05:13 3 1. clevername (Posts: 1436; Member since: 11 Jul 2008) Mmmmm....ceviche posted on 02 Sep 2011, 16:53 0 23. GALAXY-S (Posts: 701; Member since: 07 Jun 2011) lol mmmm def agreee!! best part of this article! posted on 02 Sep 2011, 05:30 5 2. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011) iSheep. pshh. posted on 02 Sep 2011, 14:20 0 20. gmoney2087 (Posts: 7; Member since: 02 Sep 2011) you must be one also because you are talking about it :) posted on 02 Sep 2011, 05:50 4 3. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011) maybe apple trying to hype up the iphone 5. ? posted on 02 Sep 2011, 06:04 0 4. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011) right. posted on 02 Sep 2011, 12:06 3 18. gomulkaaa (Posts: 42; Member since: 02 Sep 2011) Thanks, Sherlock. posted on 02 Sep 2011, 07:04 3 5. ibap (Posts: 797; Member since: 09 Sep 2009) Wait a mo - haven't we seen this story … [Read more...] about Comments for : Story of lost iPhone prototype may be just a hoax
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Whether Apple was actually started by two guys in a California garage may be debatable, but what's certain is that the pioneering computer maker turned consumer electronics juggernaut has come a long way. Four decades after Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak set out to turn computers into a tool that anyone could use, Apple has become the most valuable brand in the world, with some of the most successful products ever made. Apple has shaped countless industries, from computing to music, and its former employees have gone on to innovate and create new tech industries around everything from enterprise software to smart thermostats. At its heart, Apple has always been about creating elegant, easy-to-use products we never even knew we wanted. Now Playing: Watch this: We made a Steve Jobs supercut for Apple's 40th birthday 2:03 "It's sad that Steve isn't around to celebrate the 40th," Hertzfeld added. "But he still lives on in Apple's values and products, which will hopefully … [Read more...] about Apple’s first 40 years: An oral history from inside the loop
We are subconsciously more careless with our iPhones when looking for a reason to upgrade to the latest model, according to a new study which has documented the phenomenon. Researchers at the Columbia Business School found that incidents of loss peak shortly before the launch of a new device, with a peak in damage occurring after the new model is released.It’s called the upgrade effect, and is a result of the “gotta have it” consumer culture we live in. Marketers bombard us with reasons why we need to get the latest and greatest, and apparently we respond to it — even if we don’t realize it.Our need to upgrade isn’t unique to the Apple faithful. Researchers in the past have linked an increase in cavalier attitudes toward other possessions when newer and better versions are available. Data further suggests that this isn’t necessary intentional: it’s more of a subconscious reaction than anything.The behavior was observed even … [Read more...] about The ‘upgrade effect’ is why you seem to break your iPhone when a new one’s out
Why you need itThe problem with the latest and greatest smartphones is that along with their bright screens and spectacular features comes a hefty retail price tag. If you’ve just upgraded to the new iPhone 4S, chances are that you only paid a starting price of $200 (for a 16GB) by signing a new two-year contract with either AT&T, Verizon, or Sprint. This is all well and good, but what happens if you break the glass on your phone or drop it in water while you don’t have a carrier upgrade available? Well, if you want to get yourself a brand new iPhone 4S to replace the one that you just broke, it will cost you a whopping $649. So, you can either take the risk of having to fork over that rather large chunk of change should you break your phone (for accidental damage) or you can pay a much smaller price for an insurance plan that will cover hardware malfunctions as well as idiotic accidents.Apple Care+ ($99 for two years including two accidents)The first option that you … [Read more...] about iPhone 4S insurance: Plans compared
Considering that I’m continually scanning the latest tech news via my web of RSS feeds, the fact that I first heard through social networks about Apple’s decision to pull its products from EPEAT registration shows how deep of a chord the decision struck with everyday people.“Who needs to #boycottapple when they’re boycotting themselves from government and large corporate sales?” Trevor Foster (and several others) asked on Google+.“OMG WHAT ABOUT THE EARTH THINK OF THE WHALES!!1!” a thousand eco-friendly Tweeters wailed in unison.Emotional social networkers, I’m sorry to break your fanatical hearts, but Apple’s decision to yank the government-backed environmental certification won’t affect the company’s sales. In fact, the decision to pull EPEAT certification will probably put even more money into Apple’s already-stuffed pockets.And yes, Apple’s still thinking about the whales, too.Why EPEAT doesn’t … [Read more...] about According to Apple’s bottom line, no EPEAT certification, no problem!
It’s public knowledge that companies like Apple and Google receive access requests from law enforcement on a regular basis, and Apple’s biannual transparency report once again shows the extent of those requests.Law enforcement in the U.S. made 4,000 device requests between July 1 and December 31 last year, for 16,148 devices. Apple provided some data for 80 percent of these device requests. A vast majority of requests from local law enforcement pertain to lost or stolen devices, as law enforcement searches for contact information to return the devices to their owners. Apple even encourages people who have lost a device, or had it stolen, to contact their local law enforcement agency.“We consider these requests very carefully and provide account content when the legal request is a search warrant.”There are four other types of requests that Apple receives: Account requests, emergency requests, national security orders, and account deletion requests. Of … [Read more...] about Apple complies with 80 percent of U.S. data requests, but most are about lost iPhones
Editor's Note: At ECT, writers and editors often banter about topics, puzzling out angles. For today's column, we decided to share that banter between columnist Chris Maxcer and managing editor Mick Brady.I've been brainstorming column topics -- and struggling to findsomething relevant that's connected to an opinion. Working now on a piece, "Tim Cook's 'Inclusion' Is Fundamentally Changing Apple," covering the San Francisco Pride Parade inclusion idea, noting that SAP and Nike have used the phrase relating it to innovation, but noting that maybe for Tim Cook, this idea seems to have a whole new meaning for Apple -- the notion may be trickling into the very way that Apple is now approaching its entire business.Case in point is CarPay, HomeKit, HealthKit, Apple's apps that now can talk to other apps, even including app features in other apps, in addition to bringing Beats into the family and hiring a whole new batch of leaders. Cook is even looking to add board members.So Apple is … [Read more...] about OPINION Tim Cook’s New Apple World Order
Thanks to advances in computer-generated technology, the images simply jump out at you from the TV screen, as all good commercials should: massive sheets of orange fabric covering up the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles and unfolding down the sides of buildings on the Las Vegas Strip, dropping from the top of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, being unfurled by shiny happy people all along an East Coast beach. The late British singer-songwriter Nick Drake's "From the Morning" lulls you into accepting all this as just another day in the U.S. right before the voice-over announcer brings us to the point with the (ahem) blanket statement: "AT&T covers 97 percent of all Americans."Even the ones using iPhones in San Francisco and New York?It is the latest incarnation of the carrier's marketing campaign to reverse the widespread perception that it can't adequately support Apple's smartphone. Even "The Daily Show's" Jon Stewart, as he was taking down Apple for its tactics regarding the lost … [Read more...] about OPINION Why Is Apple Tethering Itself to AT&T?
When Samsung looked around for ideas on how to design its Experience retail store, it’s not hard to work out from where it drew much of its inspiration. It’s the minimalist design, the tables showing off the latest gadgets and devices, the blue-shirted employees, the overall look and feel – and to think that in San Jose right now a nine-person jury is discussing whether Samsung is a “copyist”.After opening its first North American Experience retail store in Vancouver last month, the Korean company has now moved into a new site in Sydney, Australia, just a short walk from – you guessed it – an Apple store.Bedecked with smartphones and tablets – including its new Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet – as well as a wide range of accompanying accessories, the new store has a light and airy look, judging by pictures posted by the Sydney Morning Herald’s technology editor, Asher Moses.Moses reports Samsung as claiming the … [Read more...] about Samsung opens Apple-style store in Sydney, short walk from Apple store
February 9, 2012Apple fans protestApple’s retail stores have long been a place for fans of the company’s products to gather, but today, they may be crowded for a different reason. CNN reports that protesters will be gathering at a half-dozen of Apple’s retail stores around the world to demonstrate against the working conditions in the Chinese factories that manufacture iPhones, iPads, and Macbooks. Like most major tech manufacturers, Apple builds the bulk of its products in China, but the Cupertino company has come under specific attack lately after a recent New York Times piece criticized the work environments in Apple’s supply chain. CEO Tim Cook responded to the piece saying that he and Apple “care about every worker in our worldwide supply chain” but the letter was evidently not enough to curb ill will. Recent worker’s rights petitions on Change.org and SumOfUs.org have drawn more than a quarter of a million signatures.Google attacks … [Read more...] about DT Daily: Google will pay you to give up your privacy, Apple faces protest over Chinese factories