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A U.S. district court judge recently denied Apple's motion for summary judgment in a long-running case involving the use of digital rights management for content sold through the iTunes Store, opening the suit to move to the trial phase. The ruling handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers last week is the latest development in a case dating back to 2004, which accuses Apple of creating a monopoly through iTunes Music Store DRM, reports...
Security researchers recently discovered that more than 17,000 Macs around the world have been infected by a new OS X malware threat called "iWorm," which at one point used Reddit.com as a go-between to cull user data, perform various system actions and execute Lua scripts. Screenshot of Reddit.com post hosting iWorm's C&C server list. | Source: Dr. Web Entered into the virus database of Russian research firm Dr. Web as "Mac.BackDoor.iWorm," the new threat is described...
Apple CEO Tim Cook on Friday sent an email to Apple employees to honor the third anniversary of the passing of co-founder Steve Jobs, saying the late tech guru's legacy lives on through their work. In the note obtained by iClarified, Cook asked Apple team members to reflect on how the products created under Jobs' Apple have impacted not only the technology industry, but the world. Team, Sunday will mark the third anniversary of Steve's passing. I'm sure that many of...
iPhone users with an oversized collection of pictures looking for help to shrink their photo library can turn to Flic, a new app that borrows from the popular dating service Tinder by allowing users to swipe right to save, and left for deletion. Flic is a 99-cent download from the App Store, priced 50 percent off for its debut. Users can quickly sort through their pictures, swiping left to trash and right to save. Once the items marked for deletion have been selected,...
Apple is reportedly planning to hold an event on Thursday, Oct. 16, to showcase the rest of its fall 2014 product lineup, which is expected to include new iPads with Touch ID fingerprint sensors, as well as a 27-inch iMac with Retina display. Citing unnamed sources familiar with the company's plans, Re/code reported on Friday that Apple's next special event is expected to take place in less than two weeks. Reporter John Paczkowski said the event is expected to be held...
Apple's iOS 8 update released last month has created major problems for users who connect their iPhone to their car's stereo system via Bluetooth, but there are indications that a fix may be on the way with the upcoming iOS 8.1 update. Since iOS 8 became available in September, users have been posting in a growing thread on the Apple Support Communities website to voice their frustration with the apparent bug. The issue appears to apply to a wide range of vehicle...
Users have can greater control over their privacy with Apple's iOS 8 update, thanks to newly added options to hide individual photos, and to hide App Store purchases directly from an iPhone or iPad. Pictures can be hidden from the Years, Collections, and Moments views in the Photos app by simply long-pressing a picture. This pops up a menu with options to "Copy" or "Hide" the image. Once "Hide" is tapped, iOS 8 presents a warning informing users that "This photo will...
Increasing volatility in the U.S. stock market is being attributed in part to Apple bears on the options market, who have helped to keep America's largest publicly traded company at around the $100-per-share level. The New York Stock Exchange, credit Carlos Delgado via Wikipedia. Data compiled by Bloomberg reveals that demand for contracts that appreciate as shares of Apple fall are at their highest prices in 14 months, when compared to bullish options. Reporters Joseph...
Google Executive Chairman Eric Shmidt on Thursday responded to comments made by Apple CEO Tim Cook referring to the Internet search giant's privacy policies, saying Cook is misinformed and that Google's systems are "far more secure" than anything Apple has. In an interview with CNN, Schmidt told CNN Money anchor Christine Romans that Google is a leader in data privacy and any contention to that fact, such as a recent missive from Cook, is incorrect. Schmidt is...
True to form, Samsung on Thursday released a commercial touting the new Galaxy Note 4 phablet by capitalizing on negative reports criticizing Apple's latest iPhone 6 models for being too "bendy." While the ad, titled "Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Endures the Gluteus Maximus," fails to mention Apple's iPhone 6 by name, Samsung is clearly targeting so-called "Bendgate" issues that have been the topic of recent media reports. In the spot, Samsung performs a three-point bend...
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