Thanks to some ethically questionable shenanigans from Apple’s top executives, the company was found guilty of violating antitrust laws last July. Since then, the ruing judge assigned a monitor to the iPad maker to ensure that an antitrust compliance program is active and progressing. Today, Michael Bromwich submitted a 77-page report to the U.S. District Court in New York stating that Apple has made a “promising start” to improve its antitrust compliance program.
Microsoft Drops Price of Office 365 Subscription by 30% with New ‘Personal’ Plan for iPads and Computers
A new subscription option called Office 365 Personal has been announced by Microsoft for its Office 365 service and while it is cheaper, it may not have the features you need. The biggest difference is that you can only use the apps on one computer and tablet, which is reduced from the 5 of the full service. Those who are going to benefit from this are those of you who only need it for yourself on a single device.
The rumor mill is ramping up for the iPhone 6 and it looks like it’s going to be all about size this time around. A photo has emerged that claims to show the new iPhone 6 case and if it is accurate then it seems instead of a new iPhone, Apple might actually just be releasing a smaller iPad Mini with phone capabilities.
Last year, Apple pushed iOS 7 to the iPhone and iPad. Since then, the newest operating system has been adopted on 87 percent of all Apple devices. One special feature that Apple included in iOS 7 was the ability for third-party companies to create game controllers that are certified for use with Apple products. At the same time, Apple released an SDK that developers can use to make their games compatible with those game controllers.
I guess I’m feeling a bit sentimental today. Normally, I’d skip past any parenting app in the App Store for an action-packed stunt racer. You’d think that was a no-brainer. However, within the past year, a few friends of mine have brought bundles of joy into the world, and another close friend has just announced he will be populating the planet with his DNA as well. So, in honor of my new-parent friends, this week, instead of spotlighting a super cool motorcycle racing game, I’m spotlighting an app that helps you become a super awesome parent. I think this decision was a no-brainer.
For a long time, gadget owners and tech bloggers complained that Apple didn’t use near-field communication software in its mobile operating system. When iOS 7 came out, it included Apple’s version of the proximity notification system called iBeacon. Within a few short months, more users are iBeacon ready than Android device owners are by a lot.
The San Jose Mercury News recently put together a list of the top revenue companies in Silicon Valley. Based on information from Bloomberg’s data, in conjunction with company filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, it turns out that Apple’s profit during 2014 was higher than Hewlett-Packard, Google, Intel, and Cisco combined.
I wear a fanny pack. It is a specially designed bag from a small company in San Francisco called Fabric Horse that specializes in making accessories for bicyclists. They call them utility belts, but that’s just because no one wants to admit that it is just a tough looking fanny pack. I love fanny packs. They hold your important stuff, like phones, wallets, keys, and a couple of candy bars when you are trying to sneak snacks into the movie theater. Hex has a sweet looking hip sack is big enough to hold your iPad mini, but still small enough to not get in the way. They don’t call it a fanny pack either, but it is.
Goatse Security researcher Andrew Auernheimer, also known as “weev” recently won his appeal regarding the 2010 AT&T “iPad 3G Account Slurper” hack in which he was convicted for exploiting a vulnerability in the carrier’s website to collect email addresses of iPad users. In November of 2012, he was sentenced to serve 41 months.
For the past week, the big buzz around the Internet has been the discovery of Heartbleed. This widespread security bug has caused a large number of victims an immeasurable amount of suffering. Not only are websites scrambling to fix the hole, but everyday people who put their trust in these companies are at risk of having personal data stolen, or even money swiped right out of their bank accounts.
In an effort to rescuer your personal identity across the web, experts recommend that you change your password for any website that might have been vulnerable to the attack.