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Is Brazil also confiscating writing implements?
It's been 15 years since the rainbow Apple logo was retired and Apple seems to be teasing a comeback.   A lot of people might like that, but consider that nostalgia may not be exactly the right emotion for a technology company.   A cautionary example might be when NASA in the 1990s expensively purged itself of its award-winning modernist logo that debuted with the space shuttle program to revert to the 1950s logo worn by Mercury astronauts. Because nothing says the...
And you'll see why 1984 won't be like "1984."
The off switch we should be looking for is not on the iPhone but on the Chinese's government's ludicrously broad and arbitrary definition of state secrets.
Will anybody freak out on Monday if they don't know about the split and see Apple's stock price displayed out of context?
Since Apple apparently doesn't do security updates for Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard any more, is this flaw present in that version of WebKit or not?
Tim Cook has said the government does not and will not have direct access to Apple's servers. Apple's policy is to comply with government requests when legally required, which includes some requests Apple will be legally prohibited from disclosing. The government also covertly intercepts network traffic but if everyone encrypts their data it will prevent or slow down and raise the cost of surveillance.
For many applications they are fundamentally different, however there's no question tablets are cannibalizing what would have been laptop sales in the past.
Apple: "We've studied it carefully, concluded that it's a bad idea, and we're not going to do it."   Somebody, somewhere: "I still want it!"
The Batman "voice" is just Bruce Wayne whispering/rasping to avoid being recognized and was first done by Michael Keaton. It got over-enhanced in post in The Dark Knight and that's when some people started making fun of it. The choice to always do the voice when he's wearing the mask, whether he's talking to people who know who he is or not, is either cool or cheesy depending on your taste. (Supposedly the explanation is that mask has a voice modifier that does it...
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