"It’s the third time in a month that Apple has turned Drones+ away, says Josh Begley, the program’s New York-based developer. The company’s reasons for keeping the program out of the App Store keep shifting. First, Apple called the bare-bones application that aggregates news of U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia “not useful.” Then there was an issue with hiding a corporate logo. And now, there’s this crude content problem."Read more »
A new patent, granted to Apple, could prevent academic cheating, cinema interruptions, but also see areas of political protest activity 'ring-fenced' disabling phone and tablet cameras.Read more »
(APPLE co-founder) Steve Wozniak prints his own pads of $2 bills... and spends them.
Steve Wozniak, "You can get arrested for them, but you cannot get convicted because you are in the right."
"When you finally grasp the magnitude of Apple’s play in the payments business, it becomes clear that potential competitors will be shunned from the platform. As Daniel Terdiman suggests in CNET, “New Apple features may leave fresh app roadkill in their wake as Apple is likely to undercut several existing third-party applications.” With the introduction of Passbook, Apple has launched mobile payments on iOS and competing virtual payment systems, including bitcoin, must be terminated."Read more »
Now that Apple has announced that an outside organization, the Fair Labor Association, will audit the working conditions at most of the plants that build Apple products, will the growing protests over the exploitative practices at those plants start to die down?Read more »
Wow, really? On a function so basic as the play button itself. This is getting out of hand.Read more »
Apple is using a patent from 1996 to get the government to stop android phones from being smart. It's not even a tangible part of the equipment.Read more »
Four U.S. Senators want Apple to remove police checkpoint apps for public safety reasons, but really it's just a way to control what apps we can or cannot buy.Read more »
Yet a christian bashing app called BibleThumper remains in the app store.Hypocrisy?Read more »
Sen. John Rockefeller and others in Congress wonder whether the company has more than technological innovations to hide. When Apple didn’t participate in an April hearing on children’s online privacy, the West Virginia Democrat who chairs the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, gave voice to his suspicions. “When people don’t show up when we ask them to ... all it does is increases our interest in what they’re doing and why they didn’t show up,” Rockefeller said of Apple and Google, which both declined to testify.Read more »
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