Foxconn is notorious for its tough working conditions and labor practices, but the company has started relaxing on some of its strict factory rules after two recent suicides occurred at its Zhengzhou factory last month.
Starting now, Foxconn has decided it will stop forcing workers from fraternizing with one another during work hours. Foxconn’s factories have used a “mute mode” policy with workers that prohibits any conversation that is not relevant [Read More...]
We’ve covered the Chinese government’s multiple media attacks on Apple extensively here at Cult of Mac. The state-run press has been slamming Apple for everything from iPhone warranty practices to declining interview requests from Chinese journalists.
Apple CEO Tim Cook recently issued a public apology to try and douse the firestorm, and China seemed to warm back up to Apple. Jeff Williams, Apple’s Senior Vice President of Operations, is reportedly in [Read More...]
Team Cult is back from Vegas, baby! Yes, we’re still a little, um, foggy minded, but with plenty of new Apple news to discuss, the show must go on.
On this episode of The CultCast, we discuss rumors of iPhone 5S, and ponder how some recent Apple acquisitions means the mystery phone could have some very radical new features.
Then, has Apple lost its mojo? And what about all [Read More...]
Ever wanted to remove all those recently contacted emails from the drop down list in your Mail app on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad? The lists gets kind of long, and maybe you just want to narrow it down to the folks in your list of contacts, rather than all the folks you’ve contacted recently.
You can do this fairly easily on your iOS device, provided you don’t mind removing one [Read More...]
Oracle has released a security patch for the recently discussed Java 7 vulnerability that had potential to run malicious code on a targeted computer. If you had previously installed Java SE 7 in OS X Mountain Lion or Lion you can download the new SE 7u7 update directly from Oracle:
Get the Java SE 7u7 update from Oracle
If you had a potentially vulnerable version of Java and you disabled [Read More...]
The photo libraries in Aperture and iPhoto now mirror each other.
A recent update to both iPhoto and Aperture now allows both applications to share photo libraries for the first time. As noted by Apple, “All your photos stay together. And you get the best of both applications.” Having a shared library is extremely useful for those who use both iPhoto and Aperture. No longer will you have to import and [Read More...]
Customer satisfaction with Apple’s iPad has already proven to be quite high, but a new survey pegs Apple near the top of online computer and electronics retailers. ForeSee Results published their results of the holiday edition of the U.S. E-Retail Satisfaction Index earlier today and placed Apple with the second-highest score trailing only Amazon in terms of customer satisfaction. The survey polled over 8,500 customers using the American Customer Satisfaction Index methodology. Amazon’s score of 88 [Read More...]
You can quickly see any apps recent items in Mac OS X Lion by using a two-fingered double-tap on that applications icon in the Dock. This brings up a menu contained within Mission Control showing all of your recent items, and if you have currently opened items they will be displayed above the list. The trick also works on apps that are not [Read More...]
Apple’s recent firmware updates were famous for preparing the company’s latest Thunderbolt-equipped Macs for the upcoming Thunderbolt Display. However, they also enabled one feature than Apple didn’t tell you: SATA 6Gbps support. That means your new MacBook Pro or MacBook Air is now capable of SATA 6bps transfer speeds. So why didn’t Apple tell you? Surely this is something the company would want to boast about? ZDNet explains: Apple doesn’t promote the [Read More...]