A cider shop in Norfolk has had to change its name after receiving up to 24 phone calls a week from fanbois with computer problems.
Since an Apple Store opened in Norwich, locals have been calling mistakenly phoning the Apple Shop in Wroxham Barns, with their iPhone and Apple-related woes.
Apple Shop owner Geoff Fisher told the BBC: “My telephone number has a Norwich prefix and so people unawares ring up the Apple Shop. All I can say to them is, ‘I’m very sorry, I can’t help you, but please do come along and get some proper Norfolk cider to get over your sorrows’.”
Evasi0n is interesting because it escalates privileges and has full access to the system partition all without any memory corruption. It does this by exploiting the /var/db/timezone vulnerability to gain access to the root user’s launchd socket. It then abuses launchd to load MobileFileIntegrity with an inserted codeless library, which is overriding MISValidateSignature to always return 0.
open TextEdit. type “File:///”. The capital ‘F’ is important. On the third /, it crashes.
If you send an iMessage with File:/// it will crash the recipients Messages app, and they can not relaunch the app unless they go to Library and delete the history.
One should never expect justice in life.
The best one can hope for is poetry.
And yet, just once or twice, both manage to collide with a deliciousness that moves the soul.
Remember the piece I linked to earlier this week, wherein Joe Springer pointed out (all the way back in November) that large institutional investors who’d sold options on Apple’s stock back in the summer stood to profit by billions if AAPL closed today at $500 or under? It closed at $500.00.
I still have that bridge to sell you if you don’t think the fix was in on this.
There’s nothing that can fill your underwear faster than seeing your product fail during a Steve Jobs demo.
Sniff. Those children of ours get so old so quickly… Today is the tenth birthday of Apple’s Safari web browser, so have a little cake or maybe propose a toast to the default Mac and iOS browser.
The first version of Safari was released as a public beta exactly ten years ago today. The app was designed by Apple to replace Microsoft Internet Explorer, which was the default Mac browser up to OS X 10.2.
Congressional investigators are wrapping up an inquiry into the accounting practices of Apple and other technology companies that allocate revenue and intellectual property offshore to lower the taxes they pay in the United States.
Apple has long been a pioneer in developing innovative tax strategies that lessen its domestic taxes. At the September hearing, Senator Levin said the investigation indicated that Apple had deferred taxes on over $35.4 billion in offshore income between 2009 and 2011.
Tech companies are able to easily shift “intellectual property, and the profit that goes along with it, to tax havens,” said a former Treasury Department economist, Martin A. Sullivan. “Apple went out of its way to try and ensure that its tax savings didn’t attract too much public attention, because tax avoidance of that magnitude — even though it’s legal and permissible — isn’t in keeping with the image of a socially progressive company.”
In its statement, Apple said it paid “an enormous amount of taxes” to local, state and federal governments. “In fiscal 2012 we paid $6 billion in federal corporate income taxes, which is 1 out of every 40 dollars in corporate income taxes collected by the U.S. government,” it said.
So if Apple is a huge tax-avoiding company, and still manages to pay 1 out every 40 dollars, there’s only two options: either Apple is insanely profitable compared to all the others, or all the others are even bigger tax cheaters. It’s time to change the entire system.
Another Apple patent is in the spotlight tonight, after the United States Patent and Trademark Office has preliminarily rejected all 20 claims of Patent No. 7,844,915, or the so-called “pinch to zoom” patent.
My own personal philosophy on giving is best stated in a [John F.] Kennedy quote, “To whom much is given, much is expected.” I have always believed this. Always. I think that Apple and Apple’s employees have done enormous good and can do even more
People who know me well know I can’t work for large companies. The politics and bureaucracy will kill me. But after reading this, I would make an exception for Apple.
Imagine, just for a moment, that your Sony DVD player would only play Sony Movies’ films. When you decided to buy a new DVD player from Samsung, none of those media files would work on your new kit without some serious fiddling.
That’s the walled garden that so many companies are now trying to drag us into. And I think it stinks.
On a mobile phone network in the UK, you can use any phone you want. Hardware and services are totally divorced. It promotes competition because customers know that if they have a poor experience with HTC, they can move to Nokia and everything will carry on working just as it did before.
But, if all of your contacts, entertainment services, and backups are chained into HTC – well, then you’re just shit out of luck if you want to move.
I want to see a complete separation of church and state here. Hardware should be separate from software. Software should be separate from services.
In early October Doug Kass, the president of Seabreeze Partners and a frequent guest on CNBC, published a manifesto on The Street listing 10 reasons he believed Apple had “lost its mojo.”
Nine of his 10 reasons were fundamental and irreversible. Things like the death of Steve Jobs. The increasing complexity of Apple’s product line. The loss of its ecosystem advantage. And worst of all: “Apple is selling an equal to worse product than the competition for more money.”
If he was correct in mid October, it would follow that he was even more correct this week, when Apple — which was trading for $674 a share when Kass started his campaign — traded for as low as $533.74.
But no. Having helped knock more than $130 billion off Apple’s market valuation, Kass on Friday cheerfully announced that he is buying Apple again.
“Hey, I never said it was a forbidden fruit,” he told the Wall Street Journal. Then he preceded to tick off five reasons he’s turned bullish on the stock. You can read them here.
Here’s the thing: None of his five reasons for buying Apple now address the fundamental concerns he raised in October. Steve Jobs is still dead, Apple’s products are still more expensive than the competition, etc. etc.
Jobs’s family is reportedly on-hand for the unveiling of the superyacht that One More Thing says features a lightweight aluminum exterior measuring up to 80 meters long. Another image shows six of the seven 27-inch iMacs found in the ship’s interior, reportedly designed by Philippe Starck. The backside of the iMacs are also visible in the wheelhouse in the video above.
Manufacturers feared that Apple would use licensing rules to restrain the availability of non-Apple Lightning accessories. Now, those fears appear to have been valid. Sources for iLounge have confirmed that Apple has significantly altered its MFi Program rules, limiting the manufacture of Lightning connector accessories to Apple-approved factories. Since no such factories have been approved thus far, accessory makers don’t expect to have any accessories available before the busy holiday shopping season.
Manufacturing sources also said the Lightning connector and its authentication chip have "proved difficult to copy," suggesting that "unauthorized" Lightning cables and adapters won’t be appearing anytime soon. Those hoping for a $4 Lightning cable from the likes of Monoprice.com will likely be sorely disappointed, as Apple’s $19 cable and pricier adaptors will be the only options until early 2013.
I haven’t had problems with third party cables catching on fire or stealing my data. Is there a legitimate reason (legitimate = benefiting consumers) for the need to have cables contain ‘authentication chips’?
Samsung told The Korea Times on Monday that it will end its LCD panel supply relationship with Apple as of next year. That’s according to a “senior Samsung source” who declined to be identified, citing insufficient margins owing to Apple’s supply pricing strategy. Samsung’s role in Apple’s LCD supply chain has dwindled, with the Korean company reportedly cut out of iPad mini production, but Samsung’s decision to pull the plug may have been a pre-emptive strike by the parts manufacturer owing to a declining relationship between the two.
Previously, Apple had all but disabled tracking of iPhone users by advertisers when it stopped app developers from utilizing Apple mobile device data via UDID, the unique, permanent, non-deletable serial number that previously identified every Apple device.For the last few months, iPhone users have enjoyed an unusual environment in which advertisers have been largely unable to track and target them in any meaningful way.In iOS 6, however, tracking is most definitely back on, and it’s more effective than ever, multiple mobile advertising executives familiar with IFA tell us. Note that Apple doesn’t mention IFA in its iOS 6 launch page.
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