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Reverse Engineering the Nike+ FuelBand's Communications Protocol

macs4all Re:OMG the Horror! (77 comments)

Now we know how many Calories he burned. we are doomed...

Exactly!

Does EVERYTHING have to have the utmost in security?

What I didn't see was any mention of "personal information" or "remote code injection/execution" that MIGHT call for strong encryption.

So the question for Nike becomes "How much will having a bigger, faster microcontroller to encode/decode secure communications cost us (and therefore the consumer)?"

And is it necessary?

2 days ago
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Apple Posts $18B Quarterly Profit, the Highest By Any Company, Ever

macs4all Re:Tax (525 comments)

The various incidents across multiple generations of MacBook Pros having BGA problems is a problem you just don't see from other reputable vendors.

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire!

That was with about 1 minute's worth of Google-ing. There are MANY more examples.

Fucktard Apple-Haters.

3 days ago
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Justice Department: Default Encryption Has Created a 'Zone of Lawlessness'

macs4all Re:When everyone is guilty... (423 comments)

The goal, if you had missed it, is to pass enough laws you're guilty of *something*. Then, if you get to be a problem, there's sure to be *something* to nail you to the wall with.

What's that Orwell line from Animal Farm?

"Everything not forbidden is compulsory."

3 days ago
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

macs4all Re:Goodbye "desktop" Linux (376 comments)

So much opinion masquerading as fact. Incredible.

If we collectively removed all the comments on /. that fall into that category, there would only be about 10 comments-per-article. Plus, I don't think I ever claimed that my post was pure "fact". Of COURSE it is my opinion; that's what makes Slashdot, er, Slashdot... Next!

You should probably stay out of these threads, as all you seem to do is harp on about OSX like your life depends on it, which seems a bit desperate. I feel bad for you if you have to hang out in Windows threads to make yourself feel better by pointing out to everyone why they're retarded and you (and your OS of choice) is awesome.

Ah, now you are assuming that I don't have a dog in this fight. You would be wrong.

I currently am employed developing custom application software for a Microsoft-owned ERP package, and so spend every workday (at least!) using various Microsoft OSes and other software products. I am, for instance, typing this on my work laptop, a Sammy that runs W7 (which, like most Slashdotters, I am fairly happy with, OS-wise).

I deal on a daily basis with MS Server installs from Server 2003 through Server 2012 R2 at my office and at client sites. I occasionally have to interact with Windows 8 on co-worker's computers.

And before this job, I have had to run Windows at work (at least) clear back to W 3.10 and NT 3.51 in various Development jobs.

So, I think most people reading these words would agree that I am fully qualified to give an "Expert Opinion" on the various pros and cons of various Windows and MacOS versions up through the years.

In contrast, you will NEVER see me even attempt to chime in on various Linux distros, UIs, etc; because I have little to no experience with that platform.

Just accept that you are you, and others are others. What you like might not be what they like, and vice versa. Getting all upset because not everyone agrees with you is only serving to make you look like a jealous school kid, regardless of whether that is true or not, or maybe some sort of egocentric lunatic who simply can not fathom why others might disagree with them.

As I stated above, I happen to have deep and daily experience with nearly every version of Windows, both "desktop" and "server", since W3.10 to W8 and NT3.51 to Server 2012 R2, as well as deep and daily experience with every version of MacOS and OS X, since System 1.0 to OS X 10.9 (haven't loaded Yosemite yet). Can you claim the same?

So I am FAR from the "jealous school kid" you try to make me out to be.

Oh, and speaking of "Hanging out in (other platform's threads)" (even though I believe I have amply demonstrated my "bona fides" to be in this thread, above), if we removed all the comments from the Linux and Windows fans that contiually Apple-bash in "Apple threads" on Slashdot (but, unlike you and me, usually masquerading as ACs, instead of putting their Karma on the line like us adults (not jealous school kids)), again, we'd have a pretty lonely site.

Afterall, controversy is what drives this site, to a very large extent; and that ain't going away on ANY front any time soon...

Got it? Good!

4 days ago
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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

macs4all Re:The solution is obvious (579 comments)

The updates are NOT free. Android is NOT free. You have to PAY to get access to Android source code. You pay more if you want the newer versions. You have to agree to shit like bundling Google's apps and store (which now also cost money separate from Android itself) or guaranteeing a "flagship" phone launch with expected sales of X within a certain time frame if you want access to the latest builds.

All the more reason that Google could, at any time, change the distribution model such that kernel updates could be pushed out at any time, to any device. They just don't care to do the software redesign work and legal work to make that possible.

Even if Android was actually free, there are plenty of costs associated with pushing out an update. You've got to make sure the new version runs on the old devices (it won't). Then you've got to do QA. Then you've got to push the update out to the carriers. Then the carriers have to do their own validating. Then the carriers have to push it out.

Oh, Cry Me a River.

If Apple can do it (and they obviously do) and Google can do it for their Nexus brand (and they apparently do), then so can everyone else. It's called "the cost of doing business". Tough shit. STFU.

5 days ago
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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

macs4all Re:The solution is obvious (579 comments)

Apple has the clout to fight the carriers on crapware, bloatware, and lock-in. I hope Google in conjunction with hardware manufacturers get the same leverage soon.

Oh, please. Apple came first (Android Beta didn't come out until November, 2007, nearly a year after the original iPhone), and Google could have EASILY followed that model with the manufacturers and carriers if they wished to.

And at this point, Google has so many Android "seats" in the world that they can EASILY dictate terms to the distribution chain.

But again, they just don't give a flying fuck. That much is abundantly clear.

5 days ago
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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

macs4all Re:The solution is obvious (579 comments)

Google can't make hardware vendors do this. Nor can they make hardware vendors apply patches to 4.3.

You REALLY think that Google doesn't have enough leverage to change their Licensing Terms to make this so, even retroactively?

Seriously: What are the hardware manufacturers and carriers going to do? Write their own OS? Sure, and watch their sales PLUMMET, as they could no longer user the "Android" trademark.

Google has PLENTY of leverage here. They just don't care, anymore than the greedy manufacturers and even greedier carriers do.

5 days ago
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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

macs4all Re:The solution is obvious (579 comments)

My plain vanilla Nexus 4 is still running fine with the latest and greatest, well latest, OS from Google. It is just staring to take some performance hits as compared to when it first came out.

That's Google trying to force you to upgrade through planned obsolescence, don'tcha know?

At least that's what all the Fandroids claim Apple is doing when older hardware has trouble keeping up with new iOS versions... ;-)

Sorry, couldn't resist!

5 days ago
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Google Explains Why WebView Vulnerability Will Go Unpatched On Android 4.3

macs4all Re:The solution is obvious (579 comments)

The problem is when your carrier prevents you from upgrading. Blame for this issue lies soley at the feet of Verizon, At&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, etc.

Partially, yes.

But, the actual "problem" is that Google never has (and probably never will) put their foot down, like Apple did at the very start, and say "We control the OS updates and distribution of same".

And before you say "But that is precisely why Android is better.", you need to examine whether that knee-jerk reaction is standing the test of time...

5 days ago
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

macs4all Re:Terrible names (376 comments)

Apple already came out with "Continuity". So Microsoft's "Continuum" sounds pretty similar. You might just have to knuckle down and live with a new term for seamless transitions between phone+tablet and laptop+desktop devices. Of all the terms they could have chosen, "Continu*" don't seem too bad.

But in Apple's case, it was used not to refer to a "contin*" between the "look and feel" of the OS on different devices; but rather an actual, functional, feature (being able to start a document on one device, and then seamlessly (and automagically) transfer it to another class of device. But that's ok, it has been a LONG time since MS had an "original" thought that didn't didn't actually originate in Cupertino.

I see the MS Shills are out in Moderating Force...

5 days ago
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

macs4all Re:Terrible names (376 comments)

Pick a UI and stick to it! I'm getting very tired of having to relearn the entire UI whenever you make a new release.

You DO realize who you're talking about, right? MS is almost as bad as Samsung at releasing just any old thing off the engineer's bench and calling it a "product".

Mods: -1 Disagree is NOT a valid Mod. Stop it!

5 days ago
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

macs4all Re:BUT - will it auto-calculate folder sizes? (376 comments)

IF not, WHY not? Apple does it. WTF?

Especially since that has been available on Macs in the Finder since at least System 7 (1991), and maybe even before (can't find a reference right now).

5 days ago
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

macs4all Re:Goodbye "desktop" Linux (376 comments)

All 3 remaining desktop linux users will be using Windows 10 shortly. I have not seen this much anticipation for a windows release in many many years. Hell, Apple should be shaking in their boots too.

Why? OS X's UI is simply light-years ahead of anything that has come out of Redmond. Ever. And that is even with the fact that it has seen relatively minor FUNDAMENTAL changes (compared with Windows) over the decades that both OSes have been in existence.

Seriously. You can place someone who hasn't touched a Mac in 30 years in front of Yosemite, and I GUARANTEE they will be comfortable FAR before someone who last saw Windows 3.11 and is now in front of Windows 8.1

5 days ago
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

macs4all Re:After a glimmer of sanity.. (376 comments)

Changes have to make sense, an offer an advantage, or they will never be adopted.

Like when Apple changed the way Scrolling worked in OS X a few Revs. back, it pissed a lot of people off, but at least they had a good (and correct) argument for it (that people going back and forth between iOS and OS X had to remember which way to scroll). And they also quickly listened to their users and made the "natural scrolling" direction Optional.

Yes, there have been some UI changes that weren't so well handled; but at least Apple USUALLY has a good reason for making the change (please, no flaming, it's just a general-purpose example!)

5 days ago
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

macs4all Re:After a glimmer of sanity.. (376 comments)

he biggest strength of Windows for years has been that when you start a program, you know how to use it, even if you do not know what it actually does - F1 for help, File > open to get whatever you're working with as material,and other similar conventions that allowed users to go from one program to the next with a modicum of understanding of the tools, if not the functions.

Oh, you mean like the way that Copy/Paste (and "Select" (Mark)) work in PowerShell???

Boy Howdy does that piss me off every time I have to copypasta between a Windows app (like, er, Explorer) and PowerShell.

5 days ago
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

macs4all Re:Terrible names (376 comments)

Pick a UI and stick to it! I'm getting very tired of having to relearn the entire UI whenever you make a new release.

You DO realize who you're talking about, right?

MS is almost as bad as Samsung at releasing just any old thing off the engineer's bench and calling it a "product".

5 days ago
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Windows 10: Charms Bar Removed, No Start Screen For Desktops

macs4all Re:Terrible names (376 comments)

Apple already came out with "Continuity". So Microsoft's "Continuum" sounds pretty similar. You might just have to knuckle down and live with a new term for seamless transitions between phone+tablet and laptop+desktop devices. Of all the terms they could have chosen, "Continu*" don't seem too bad.

But in Apple's case, it was used not to refer to a "contin*" between the "look and feel" of the OS on different devices; but rather an actual, functional, feature (being able to start a document on one device, and then seamlessly (and automagically) transfer it to another class of device.

But that's ok, it has been a LONG time since MS had an "original" thought that didn't didn't actually originate in Cupertino.

5 days ago
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Adobe Patches One Flash Zero Day, Another Still Unfixed

macs4all Re:Why use Flash? (49 comments)

That would be ... a massive step backward. Computing like it's 1994.

My 2013 MBP came without Flash Installed; and to be perfectly honest, while I have, on about one or two occasions, been tempted to install it, ultimately, there has been nothing so far that I MUST have to the point that I have pulled that trigger.

Unless you have a work-requirement to run some sort of Flash app; it just isn't worth the security risk anymore.

One thing that DOES frost me, though, is browsing to a site that works FINE without Flash on iOS (and I presume Android); but which simply REFUSES to open in OS X, unless it sees that Flash is available (no "Open Non-Flash Site", or anything. Just GTFO). That's just lazy and rude. If you, as the site Developer, have worked out a way to avoid Flash on your site, why, oh, why would you REQUIRE it on ANY Platform?

about a week ago
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Researchers Use Siri To Steal Data From iPhones

macs4all Re:Doomed, I say (55 comments)

Jailbroken phone susceptible to data ex-filtration while on special malicious network?? Apple is dying.

Mods: +5 Insightful. REALLY?!?

about two weeks ago
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FDA Approves Implantable Vagus Nerve Disruptor For Weight Loss

macs4all Re:Worst idea ever. (Well, one of them). (168 comments)

Cutting 500 calories per day from an obese maintenance diet does not result in a person feeling like they're starving all the time, and it doesn't result in the body going into muscle consumption mode.

Nor will it result in weight loss! even over an extended period of time.

You think it's all a matter of energy accounting. That the body is like a balloon with a small hole in it. And that all you have to do to make the balloon smaller is to stop blowing it up as fast, right?

But it simply isn't that simple. The body really DOES have a say in the matter, and can adjust it's calorie consumption over an astonishingly wide range. So, there is a feedback mechanism at work, and unfortunately, in order to swamp-out that closed-loop,system's ability to compensate, most people who are overweight and insulin-resistant (which is pretty-much the same set), do in fact have to uncomfortably restrict their caloric intake; far beyond the "skip the large fries" level that you high-handed-ly suggest.

about two weeks ago

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Ask Slashdot: Starting iOS Development - Learn Swift or Objective-C First?

macs4all macs4all writes  |  about 4 months ago

macs4all (973270) writes "I am an experienced C and Assembler Embedded Developer who is contemplating for the first time, beginning an iOS App Project.

Although I am well-versed in C, I have thus-far avoided C++, C# and Java, and have only briefly dabbled in Obj-C. Now that there are two possibilities for doing iOS Development, which would the Slashdot Community suggest that I learn, at least at first? And is Swift even far-enough along to use as the basis for an entire App's Development?

My goal is the fastest and easiest way to market for this Project; not to start a career as a mobile Developer.

Another thing that might influence the Decision: If/when I decide to port my iOS App to Android (and/or Windows Phone), would either of the above be an easier port; or are, for example, Dalvick and the Android APIs different enough from Swift/Obj-C and CocoaTouch that any "Port" is essentially a re-write?"
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Roger Boisjoly, 73, Dies - Warned of Shuttle Danger

macs4all macs4all writes  |  more than 2 years ago

macs4all (973270) writes "Six months before the space shuttle Challenger exploded over Florida on Jan. 28, 1986, Roger Boisjoly wrote a portentous memo. He warned that if the weather was too cold, seals connecting sections of the shuttle’s huge rocket boosters could fail. “The result could be a catastrophe of the highest order, loss of human life,” he wrote.

The memo was meant to jolt Morton Thiokol, the company that made the boosters and employed Mr. Boisjoly. The night before the Challenger’s liftoff, the temperature dipped below freezing. Unusual for Florida, the cold was unprecedented for a shuttle launching, and it prompted Mr. Boisjoly and other engineers to plead that the flight be postponed. Their bosses, under pressure from NASA, rejected the advice.

The shuttle exploded 73 seconds after launching, killing its seven crew members, including Christa McAuliffe, a high school teacher from Concord, N.H.Mr. Boisjoly’s memo was soon made public. He became widely known as a whistle-blower in a federal investigation of the disaster. And though he was hailed for his action by many, he was also made to suffer for it.On the night of Jan. 27, 1986, Mr. Boisjoly and four other Thiokol engineers used a teleconference with NASA to press the case for delaying the next day’s launching because of the cold. At one point, Mr. Boisjoly said, he slapped down photos showing the damage cold temperatures had caused to an earlier shuttle. It had lifted off on a cold day, but not this cold.

“How the hell can you ignore this?” he demanded. At first this seemed persuasive, according to commission testimony. Makers of critical components had the power to postpone flights.

Four Thiokol vice presidents, all engineers themselves, went offline to huddle. They later said that they had worried they lacked conclusive data to stop a launching that had already been postponed twice. They thought the naysayers might be operating on gut reaction, not science.

Jerry Mason, Thiokol’s general manager, told his fellow executives to take off their engineering hats and put on management hats. They told NASA it was a go.

The next morning Mr. Boisjoly watched the launching. If there was going to be a problem, he thought it would come at liftoff. As the shuttle cleared the tower, his prayers seemed answered.

“Thirteen seconds later,” Mr. Boisjoly said, “we saw it blow up.”

Mr. Boisjoly (pronounced like Beaujolais wine) died in Nephi, Utah, near Provo, on Jan. 6. He was 73. Besides his wife, the former Roberta Malcolm, he is survived by his daughters Norma Patterson and Darlene Richens; his brothers Ronald, Russell and Richard; and eight grandchildren."

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Apple Goes To Bat For Developers Against Lodsys

macs4all macs4all writes  |  more than 3 years ago

macs4all (973270) writes "Apple has apparently put its money, and its legal muscle, where its "lawyer letter" is, in the battle of iOS developers against patent troll Lodsys. Apple has filed a Motion To Intervene in the proceedings in East Texas. Apple's motion states that the independent IOS developers-defendants:

"are individuals or small entities with far fewer resources than Apple and [...] lack the technical information, ability, and incentive to adequately protect Apple's rights under its license agreement."

History suggests that Apple's motion will be granted, and then Lodsys will feel the full force of Apple's legal team; which is surely a lot more than they bargained for.

Slashdot readers will remember that Apple had already fired off a "back-off" letter to Lodsys, stating that it was Apple's position that the independent developers were covered under the license that had already been negotiated.

Now the fun begins!"

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Windows Phone 7 To Axe Multitasking

macs4all macs4all writes  |  more than 4 years ago

macs4all (973270) writes "Under the "Hmmm, maybe Apple wasn't so dumb after all" department, OS News reports that Windows Phone 7 (a/k/a Windows Mobile 7) will not allow multitasking, and, unlike previous versions of Windows Mobile, will only allow "signed" apps to be uploaded through an online store. This is a radical departure from Microsoft's previous versions of Windows Mobile, and is likely an attempt by the software giant to counter widespread complaints regarding WM's lackluster performance, and to improve security."
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Apple Tablet To Be Alan Kay's 1968 Dynabook?

macs4all macs4all writes  |  about 5 years ago

macs4all (973270) writes "Alan Kay was a researcher with Xerox PARC, and later one of the conceptual contributors to Steve Jobs on the first Mac design. In 1968, he envisioned a precursor to the laptop and tablet computers (in one). Called the Dynabook.

The Dynabook was quite an interesting concept, and some of the capabilites, such as the learning capabilities, still have not been adequately addressed in any existing product.

It is worth noting that Kay and Jobs originally conceived of the Macintosh as a tablet, and in fact, the Dynabook made, er, flesh.

So, is the upcoming tablet to be the final realization of what the Mac was truly intended to be? I think so, and so does this blogger

Discuss.."
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Revising History To Fit The Bible

macs4all macs4all writes  |  more than 5 years ago

macs4all (973270) writes "Not content to mold science class to foment its agenda, this article reports that those ka-ray-zee "educators" in Texas are proposing "revamping the K-12 curriculum to emphasize the roles of the Bible, the Christian faith and the civic virtue of religion in the study of American history. Two of them want to remove or de-emphasize references to several historical figures who have become liberal icons, such as César Chávez and Thurgood Marshall."

Of course, reasoned heads on the Texas Board of "Education" will surely prevail. Those members, hand-picked for their "enlightened" views are exemplified by Board member David Barton, founder of WallBuilders, a group that promotes America's Christian heritage; and Rev. Marshall, who preaches that Watergate, the Vietnam War and Hurricane Katrina were God's judgments on the nation's sexual immorality.

The conservative reviewers say they believe that children must learn that America's founding principles are biblical. For instance, they say the separation of powers set forth in the Constitution stems from a scriptural understanding of man's fall and inherent sinfulness, or "radical depravity," which means he can be governed only by an intricate system of checks and balances."
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Apple Patches Java Vulnerability

macs4all macs4all writes  |  more than 5 years ago

macs4all (973270) writes "Apple has (finally!) patched the Java Vulnerability that nearly everyone else has patched already.

Available now through these links for OS X 10.4 and 10.5 and through Apple's Software Update service, this Update patches a flaw in the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) that could potentially allow a malicious Java Applet to execute arbitrary code on the machine.

Apple had previously advised users to temporarily turn off Java in their web browsers. This patch should allow Java to be turned back on."
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Microsoft Patents PageUp/PageDown

macs4all macs4all writes  |  more than 6 years ago

macs4all (973270) writes "This article in ITWire details the latest in the abomination that is the Software Patent.

If patenting the obvious is considered something of an art form in the world of IT, then Microsoft is undoubtedly an old master. The Page Up Page Down patent it has been granted would seem to confirm this...

US Patent 7,415,666 goes under the snappy title of: "Method and system for navigating paginated content in page-based increments" and is the latest to be granted to that serial patent application junkie better known as Microsoft.

Anyone who has ever looked at technology patents will know that there is a trick to quickly scanning these application titles in order to weed out the genuine ones from those that are, to be fair, just attempting to patent something that already exists.

So what could a method of navigating paginated content, or stuff on the page, using page-based increments possibly refer to? Ding! Of course, the PgUp and PgDn keys.

Look at the abstract description on that patent and you will see that what Microsoft has cleverly managed to grab ownership of is:

"A method and system in a document viewer for scrolling a substantially exact increment in a document, such as one page, regardless of whether the zoom is such that some, all or one page is currently being viewed."

Which sounds remarkably like using the Page Up and Page Down keys..."
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Apple Files Suit Against Psystar

macs4all macs4all writes  |  more than 6 years ago

macs4all (973270) writes "According to this article, Apple has begun legal proceedings against Psystar, documents confirm. The suit is actually noted to have been filed on July 3rd, through the US District Court for the Northern District of California. The suit accuses Psystar of license, copyright and trademark infringement, as a result of selling its $400 OpenMac computer."
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Jobs offers $100 Credit to All iPhone Owners

macs4all macs4all writes  |  more than 7 years ago

macs4all (973270) writes "In an open letter to iPhone owners, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced that all iPhone owners that have not received other compensation, would be given a $100USD credit as a gesture of good-will.

This should help quell the bad press that early adopters of the iPhone have been generating, and is a sign that Apple does listen to, and value, its customers."
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macs4all macs4all writes  |  more than 7 years ago

macs4all (973270) writes "MacNN is reporting that following the early morning release of iTunes 7.2, Apple on Wednesday launched iTunes Plus, which brings support for new DRM-free music tracks featuring high quality 256 kbps AAC encoding for higher audio quality. The new higher-quality, DRM-free songs are available immediately for $1.29 per song. iTunes Plus currently includes EMI's digital catalog of outstanding recordings, including singles and albums from Coldplay, The Rolling Stones, Norah Jones, Frank Sinatra, Joss Stone, Pink Floyd, John Coltrane and more than a dozen of Paul McCartney's classic albums available on iTunes for the first time."
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macs4all macs4all writes  |  more than 8 years ago

macs4all writes "Amit Singh has a fascinating technical article on Apple's use, non-use, and ultimate abandonment of the Trusted Platform Module (TPM). This is the core of the Trusted Computing initiative, a chip that can, depending on implementation, be used to lock you out of reading your own data on "unauthorized" applications, to allow network service providers to discriminate against users of alternative software (e.g., "You're using Firefox — go get Explorer and come back") and enforce DRM — Singh reports that Apple has dropped the TPM from its motherboard designs, with the new MacPros. Singh had created a free software driver for the TPM under OS X that allowed users to exploit its privacy features."
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macs4all macs4all writes  |  more than 8 years ago

macs4all writes "At today's long-awaited "It's Showtime!" Media Event(tm), his Steveness announced some spiffy updates to the iPod line, including an entirely revamped Shuffle. Also, of course was the strongly-rumored addition of downloadable (progressive download) feature-length movies from the iTunes Store. Pricing will be $12.99 for movies pre-ordered, or in the first week of release, and $9.99 for all others. Movies will be able to be viewed while downloading, with only a 1 minute delay to start.

But for me, at least, the two biggest announcements came in the form of the release of iTunes 7, which will (finally) offer "gapless" playback for songs (even those already encoded) in MP3, AAC and Apple Lossless formats.

And, last but not least, Stevarino teased the audience with a preview of Apple's Set-top Box, which Steve says will be shipping in Q1 of 2007 (think MacWorld!), and will be "wireless"

Yes, it is going to be another banner year for Apple, folks. Watch the stock go up now!"
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macs4all macs4all writes  |  more than 8 years ago

macs4all writes "This MacNN article claims Microsoft executive Brian Valentine, senior vice president of the Windows Core Operating System Division has resigned as the software giant's Windows Vista operating system heads toward completion, and will take up a position at Amazon.com.

Valentine was known for his ability to galvanize Windows-related software development in the critical final stages, and his resignation casts further doubt upon the viability of Microsoft's planned October release to manufacturing partners of Windows Vista,"
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macs4all macs4all writes  |  more than 8 years ago

macs4all writes "Garbage cans all over England are under surveillance tonight. And not by sleepy, fallible humans. This article in Live Science claims that at least 500,000 "wheelie bins" now use technology worthy of James Bond's fabled electronics genius "M" (or at least a competent villain from SPECTRE)to identify exactly who is throwing away what."

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