Tag Archive: Engineers


Apple engineers admit iPhone will never be ‘unbreakable’

Getting to a point where absolutely no one can hack into your iPhone will be practically impossible, according to Apple engineers who admit no company writes perfect code. Apple has been criticized by national security officials for making it harder for law enforcement to access much needed information on locked iPhones to solve cases. Now […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Apple engineers might quit to avoid making ‘GovtOS’

Apple’s own engineers may be the company’s last line of defense if it loses its case against the FBI and receives final orders to create “GovtOS,” a less secure version of the iPhone’s mobile operating system. In fact, some reports say that even if legal proceedings go in the government’s favor, and Apple is compelled […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Apple reaches agreement for poaching battery engineers

Apple and electric car battery maker A123 Systems have nearly reached a settlement, after A123 filed a federal lawsuit accusing Apple of poaching its top engineers and scientists to build its own battery division. Court filings from A123 this week… Read more ›

Apple engineers have begun testing Apple Watch in the wild

Apple’s first timepiece isn’t expected to hit stores until early 2015, but if you live in certain parts of Silicon Valley, you just might see Apple Watch dangling on a few lucky wrists. Reports of Apple Watch sightings have started… Read more ›

How Steve Jobs taught everyone (even Apple’s engineers) to care about design

It is often said that what separates Apple from companies like Samsung and Sony is that at Apple, design is law. Other companies put engineering first. But that’s not true, according to former Apple senior designer and user experience evangelist… Read more ›

Loco Motors Appeals To Lego Lovers And Amateur Engineers Alike [Review]

I don’t own a whole lot of Lego at the moment, and that’s intentional because if I did, I’d just sit around building things all day, and none of these reviews would happen. Loco Motors by Minority Media Category: iOS… Read more ›     

WSJ: Apple Poaches HTC Engineers To Speed Up Product Development

Apple is taking on “hundreds†of new engineers and supply-chain managers in China and Taiwan in an effort to speed up product development and offer a greater range of devices, The Wall Street Journal reports. The Cupertino company has reportedly poached staff… Read more ›     

Mac Setup: Audio Mixing Engineer’s Hollywood Studio with a New Mac Pro

It’s time for another featured Mac setup! This week we’ve got an amazing studio to share from a professional audio mixing engineer and startup founder, let’s get right to it… Tell us a bit about your studio, and what you use the setup for? My name is Eros Marcello, I’m in Pro Audio / Music … Read More

App Contest Taps Foodies Because Engineers Make ‘Boring’ Apps

CC-licensed, thanks to Striatic on Flickr.There are two things people care viscerally about in the San Francisco Bay Area: food and tech. There’s always someone with an iPhone Instagramming dinner or squinting over health scorecards for those taco trucks on Yelp. (See also: “Foodies The Musical,” a local hit.) But a lot of these apps don’t deliver what food lovers […]

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iOS 7 Is Running Behind As Apple Pulls Engineers Off OS X 10.9 To Finish It [Rumor]

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There’s a great discussion unfolding over on Branch between some Apple reporters about the future release date of iOS 7.

According to the sources of those involved in the discussion, Jony Ive’s fingerprints will be all over iOS 7, the only problem is it’s taking longer to develop than originally planned. In fact, Apple might have even pulled engineers away from OS X 10.9 to work on it.