<sarcasm> Nice to see Apple as fast as possible to release patches for major flaws, while leaving even only few year old versions of their OS open for attack.</sarcasm>
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NOW he is making the pledge when he couldn't even bother to give 2 craps before about it. Obama is really tring to drum up support for his party in next 2 years after trains wreck of last 6.
"Saudi Arabia's prude police have hired ethical hackers to pop hedonistic Twitter accounts identified for spruiking smut leading to arrests."
So they call them ethical even though they will be hacking/cracking a companies servers that are not in their country? Another issue is "smut" as they call it, who determines what is Smut and what isn't? Problem with this if the owner of said accounts don't live in Saudi Arabia they have 0 right to attack anyone's twitter account and take it over cause they don't like what they say.
Sadly if they win this lawsuit it owns up lawsuit against pretty much any phone makers, computer makers, etc. Anything that has storage in it cause there is what its max space is but OS for said device takes some some of it.
That would be all well and good if that was what the case WAS about. It wasn't though, it was MPAA wanting Hood to put pressure on Google over movie piracy. They put the illegal drugs crap in as a smoke screen for what it was really after. Just like how when they tried to push SOPA through they claimed it was focused on things like child pornography, which was the smoke screen for MPAA/RIAA to get blocking of sites in the US on a ISP/DNS level.
Hard to believe a politician to start with but when he goes after a company that MPAA has had years of difficulty getting them do what they they think is enough which even then won't be enough in their eye. That 1+million $ donation kinda says you aint doing this for the children, that is like how they claims SOPA was to shutdown child porn on the internet, its nothing more then blatant smoke screen for what its really intended.
Its Apple, they never have been quick to fix security issues on anything.
Re: Hope they win.
Its not as open as you think, i think you are still required to login with your comcast account to use those hotspots.
Re: Hope they win.
You as a customer can opt out of it and not have it.
"and places a burden on their bandwidth and electricity bills."
Thing with what they claim burdens their electricity, that is a stretch since the router is already there using power for your home wifi anyway, the open doesn't incur anymore power then if its off. Bandwidth well, you are not charged for any bandwidth used by the open wifi as that is separate.
Re: Good on Microsoft
NSA might already have the data, but if it was used in a case against a company or someone it would be a problem in the fact how that data was obtained. Likely would be ruled as obtained via illegal tap or another illegal means so would be deemed inadmissible.
Re: Shock: Vendors want prices to rise
And the fact the contract Apple wrote up for deal with publishers that no other place couldn't sell the books cheaper then what is on itunes store. Apple got what they deserved when court made them bend over.
Reason they dropped all lawsuits outside the US was Apple didn't have the judges in their back pocket. Slide to unlock was ruled invalid everywhere outside the US.
now question is, How long til Apple sues Samsung over the note III claiming they note III looks like the iphone 6?
Look how long took apple to go patent troll on samsung? Apple didn't start sueing til samsung started kicking their ass in the market.
Pretty clear verizon is being anti-competitive. Probably trying to force people in to use verizon on-demand streaming options instead of letting that money slip away to netflix.
Stuff like this doesn't happen less its an inside job, they can deny it all they want but chances that a rogue outside hacker that gets this kinda axx are insanely remote. They would need source access and time to modify the source and make sure it work's.
Problem with all this, AMD includes gpu as part of cpu's performance, well issue with that is NOT ALL programs use gpu properly or even at all, only a few do.
they will maintain promises of being extra good til stamp that makes deal final and irreversible happens then they will forgot what they said.
Re: Not Cool
Its Apple so that question is rhetorical.
"That looks unlikely. Apple is currently beating Samsung like a red-headed stepchild in the courts, and secured a $120m judgment against the company earlier this month"
You mean they been beating Samsung in a court house that might well be held on Apple's front lawn as court house is stones throw from their HQ, not a conflict of rigged jury in that case.
Lets say what this really is about
Less people paying for tv channels and more going to online options like netflix and this is a way for comcrap to get a piece of that pie.
Re: Good that Google didn't illegally map all private Wifi access points in the EU.
Yea apple will just get all the end users to do the leg work.
"The other get-past-the-prior-art inclusion in the patent application is height – so if, for example, you're closer to an access point known to be on the second floor than the first floor, Apple can guess that you're on the second floor."
How would it know you are closer to 1 point and not another? Say there is router on floor below you and you are standing right above it and other is at other side? Then it could say you are on 1st floor not 2nd?
Re: I think the article is wrong
i would take that bet, Apple is just that greedy to make the smaller one 100$ more and jacked the price of the larger one 2-300$
Re: "no other game-changing device this year"
Some point Apple will claim Samsung copied their bigger phones and try to get them banned.
well when you can take hardware that cost same as everyone else's and sell it at 2-300% mark up, yet people still buy it cause they are idiots. You will have insane profits, google may not have the insane $ but they are seen as a much better company as most their products are FREE.
"Equity research analyst Rod Hall said the fruity firm was missing out on a huge market by failing to produce a cheap-ish mongrel laptop priced between $500 and $1,000 (£300 and £600)."
they already had the ipad at 6-700$ and laptop at 1000ish$. On top of that Apple don't know how to make a cheapish, they believe they can crap in a box and it will sell for 100$
AMD claims 500watts, but most tests show single 290x's pulling more like 300 watts so this card most likely in the end will eat closer to 600watts. 2x8pin's per specs are 150watts each (they can do more but still)
About only thing that has surprised me is Apple hasn't DMCA'ed ifixit to get these repair guides removed.
It pretty much is, they haven't innovated a thing since what? 2010-2011ish? Just rested on marginal updates to all its products while trying to sue all their competitors outta the market that have been making better products for last 3 or so years.
They have no right to the info in question.
Comes down to scope of the contracts, if netflixs contract for licensing doesn't restrict Australia then not much they can do legally. They can try to push for laws to block them but in the end it will just piss off the people. They have to tread lightly on this cause pissing people off and blocking access to content in hopes they come to them for it ends up having completely opposite effect.
"Apple slams shut"
I think proper headline is "Apple finally gets off their ass and fix'es ...."
O look at this, Another inventsion that at least MS had on surface 1 that apple is gonna try to claim it came up with.
Um look at LG/Samsung's TV's over last least 5 years, good number of them have had touch sensitive controls on them. My 400$ 32inch LG tv that is about 4 years old has them.
Re: Okay not on the bezel
my LG tv is 4 years old and has bezel touch controls, my brothers tv is 5-6 years old and it has them as well. I just worked on a friends laptop that has touch controls on it though not on bezel and it was a machine that game with vista. So taking current tech and putting them on screen bezel is not an innovation, just re-purposing current tech and trying to act like they are innovative.
Wait a sec isn't this already in a ton of samsung tv's and LG tv's already?
" It even touted Google Fiber as serious competition,"
Funny how they are "serious competition" when its only in like 3 city's atm
you can buy them, just 20-30% over retail price. If you are a gaming Nvidia cards are just as good if not better (due to better drivers) then AMD cards.
Worst attempt at a reference i have ever seen. That reference would be more fitting if it was Google and Apple making a deal or Samsung and Apple.
"The company could, of course, take the Apple route and lock down its software distribution to a single store where all apps are tightly checked before release."
<sarcasm> Um yea and that option really keeps 100% of the crap out. </sarcasm>
Apple will never settle, they will ask for some stupid amount for their bogus patents yet claim anyone else's patents are worth only pennies.
"And that’s what makes this a win-win for customers and businesses"
no its makes it a lose-lose for customers and business's cause they are charging both sides. only AT&T wins with making a ton $ either way.
Re: Or to put it another way
depends on what you call "up to date" just cause its the newest OS doesn't mean its up to date tech cause in older versions of phones apple disabled features to try to force users to updating. Yea they make bs claim the older hardware can't do the work but in the end that is nothing more then isheep BS.
" when Judge Koh ruled that the proceedings weren't going to wait to see if one of Apple's patents, covering scrolling and bouncing of a user-interface object on a touchscreen, might be ruled invalid."
gotta love when judge and jury is bought and paid for years ahead of time.
no anti-virus maker could say yes to these questions. it would be career suicide as they say for the company.
'proud to be a FORCE FOR GOOD in the world'
yet they constantly sue competition in court using completely bogus patents that should never been granted in the first place, then turn around and whine when another company uses their patents to protect them self.
Re: Ummm, this isn't new...
reason is everyone thinks mac os x is perfect and has 0 flaws in it so its its easy to blame plugin like flash for what is clearly a problem in apple's OS. When talking about security record, funny how few people point to apple's pretty bad one as well, Flaw is found and they get fixed code within a day of flaw being known world wide and it took them 2 months before they release the patch.
Re: "serves them right for stealing job's like they do"
their gov is just corrupt to the point makes the US gov look like choir boys.