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Prisoners in the U.K. could be given iPads for education and communication

What’s the opposite of an iPad Pro? Presumably it would be an iPad con — and if a new scheme proposed by the U.K.’s Ministry of Justice comes to fruition, there could be a whole lot of them. The proposed project aims to give prisoners taxpayer-funded iPads so that they can video chat with their families, […]

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

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Has Apple given us much to be thankful for this year?

You might be sick of the sight of Turkey by now, but you can’t spend enough time being thankful. The big question we have is: Should we be thankful to Apple for the lineup it has delivered in 2015, or was this a year to forget? Apple certainly hasn’t been slow this year; we’ve had […]

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Apple given full marks in new data privacy report

Apple is one of nine different companies to be given the full five stars in this year’s “Who Has Your Back?” report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF). “This is Apple’s fifth year in the report, and it has adopted…Read more ›

Kanye West says Steve Jobs should have given away his ideas before he died

With Kanye West’s astute analysis of Apple’s business, his close friendship with Steve Wozniak, and his unabashed love for “Jony Ives” (sic), Tim Cook must count his lucky stars every day that he managed to scoop the role of Apple CEO out…Read more ›

NSA PRISM Spy Program Given Direct Access To Servers At Apple, Google, Microsoft And 6 Others


The Washington Post has reported that the NSA has created a $ 20 million spy program called PRISM, that has been allowed to directly access citizens’ private data on Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL, Skype, YouTube, and Apple servers – the company joined the program in that order as well..

Both Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple have all denied any involvement in the PRISM program, however, the Washington Post’s story alleges that  [Read More…]

OS X 10.8.2 Reissued for Late 2012 Macs, No Explanations Given

Apple has just reissued the OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2 supplemental update for late-2012 Macs, including the 21.5-inch new iMac and Mac mini, as well as the 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro. There aren’t any reasons given for the original retraction of the update, and no noticeable changes in the list of fixes that are included in it.

The most recently released Mac mini shipped from Apple with OS X 10.8.1,  [Read More…]

GREE Kills OpenFeint, Developers Given Just Under One Month’s Notice [Report]

So long, Open Feint, we hardly knew ye.

Launched in February of 2009, OpenFeint was the first useful leader board and multiplayer matching service for iOS games. It was originally developed by Jason Citron’s Aurora Feint development team, and went on to become an SDK that iOS, and later Android, developers could include in their mobile games without having to build their own multiplayer, leader board, or achievement system.

In 2011, social gaming company GREE purchased OpenFeint for  [Read More…]

Apple May Have Given Sharp $2 Billion ‘Bailout’ To Keep Screen Supplies Flowing

When Apple’s annual capital expediters report for fiscal 2012 was released, it was discovered that Apple spent $ 10.3 billion when they had only planned to spend about $ 8 billion. The discrepancy in the huge change from Apple’s original forecast left some wondering what that $ 2.3 billion went to.

If one analyst is correct, that $ 2 billion may have gone to Sharp to help bail them out of their financial problems,  [Read More…]

Apple Says In-App Purchasing Exploit Will Be Fixed In iOS 6, iOS Developers Given Temporary Fix

Apple has emailed developers about an in-app purchasing flaw in iOS 5.

It was recently discovered that a Russian hacker had been hijacking Apple’s iOS in-app purchasing system to score paid upgrades for free. The trick was accomplished by bypassing Apple’sauthentication servers and routing an in-app purchase through a proxy that sent back a faulty purchase receipt.

While Apple has already attempted to combat this activity, today the company outlined a solution  [Read More…]

Apple Given Go-Ahead to Sell 3G iPad 2 in China

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Apple has finally been granted certification to sell its 3G iPad 2 in mainland China, according to The Wall Street Journal.Up until now, the Cupertino company has only been able to offer its Wi-Fi only tablet, but it now has the network access license needed to sell the 3G-capable device. The Wall Street Journal reports: According to Chinas Telecommunication Equipment Certification Center, a device by  [Read More…]