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Why is it Apple can't use software design in patents and everyone else gets too? Samsung and others get to easily design around Apple patents yet Apple can't even challenge the obvious non-specificity of the VirnetX patents? Without being specific VirnetX is getting away with saying words so general it's like patenting the word "tool" making any tool covered under their patents instead a hammer or screwdriver, two totally different types of tools. Apple has had to be...
The only thing this camera will take a photo of is the sky since everyone has been programmed to look at the screen to take photos (or guess when taking selfies). This has to be for something else because it doesn't make any sense.   I looked through the patent and it's very extensive, even mentioning hiding the lens and flash behind an LCD window (like the fancy window shades). I think this patent is for something totally different than what we've seen from Apple and...
The google translation was a little rough but it sounds like Apple just didn't fill out all the paperwork required to make the list. This doesn't surprise me because they weren't the best at submitting to our own ridiculous amount of government paperwork to get Apple equipment on the US government purchasing programs. Anyone who has worked for the US government knows about all the problems getting Apple products through the many certifications, especially FIPS 140-2. Some...
This is the same problem with many companies as well, they only budget enough money for hardware and hardly ever take the time to come up with a complete plan on what the objective of the purchase is, how they intend to use the "system," and how they intend to support everything (hardware, software, and personnel). Of course, we've also seen what happens when a school or company tries to do the right thing and hires (what ends up being) an expensive consultant only to find...
We know the NSA and CIA spy on foreign countries including computer attacks. We also know the China government sponsors at least as much if not more hacking of US government installations. Neither is right but for China to attack Apple for this is ridiculous. Apple pays a lot of Chinese salaries, taxes (brides or whatever you want to call them), and any reduction in products will be felt. Of course, the Chinese government can simply buy Chinese and use the Android phones...
As I suggested above, I wouldn't mind having my HOA (only 50+ houses) set up a neighborhood WiFi network, using WPA2 along with a password known to association members. Everyone who pays dues gets the password. Sound fair? Of course I don't see it happening but it's an idea that might work in certain situations. 
In the best of worlds, all this fiber would be placed underground so it's less susceptible to damage. Unless you want to push power over the fiber, you'll still need power for the wireless routers in the utility boxes, which can be on the ground or up a pole, unless of course you don't have poles. I'm not against providing fiber or broadband to every house, it's just not as easy as many people think. I just had part of my front yard dug up to replace the Comcast cable for...
I just checked and you're right. You can set encryption (WPA/WPA2) but these need a password. Of course, it wouldn't take much publicity to get people to use a standard password. This means a user would still have to enter the password for every password-protected guest network but maybe that could be automated.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but even if a hacker makes the guest connection using my password-protected guest connection, all they would see is their traffic and...
I haven't seen this requirement in the western country I live in and I have no way to provide this information if someone asked me. My Airport Extreme lists wireless clients but doesn't keep a log, at least not when running the current version of Airport Utility. 
I get them via Software Update. I changed to the App Store version with 1.6.4 January 2011. I don't do any updates automatically. I don't know of a way to find all the updates I've installed for each application so I posted a forum comment.  I know this post has nothing to do with Aperture or Lightroom so I'll stop my comments.
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