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  1. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Apple Accused Of Bricking iPhones That Had Been Repaired By Third Parties

    Having your cracked iPhone screen repaired by someone other than Apple is pretty common. But Australia’s consumer protection regulator says Apple used software updates that rendered the devices useless, and then refused to fix these phones because they had been repaired by third party repair...
  2. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Warning: Some people using the new iPhone jailbreak are seeing credit card, PayPal account breaches

    Savvy Apple fans around the world were elated to learn that a tool had finally been released to jailbreak iOS 9.3.3 and other recent iOS builds on the iPhone and iPad. People had been waiting impatiently for the jailbreak for months, and there was a rush of interest once it was finally let loose...
  3. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Apple Confirms iOS 9.3.2 Has A Serious Problem

    iOS 9.3.2 may have a great secret feature, but it has also been causing serious problems and now Apple AAPL +1.08% has taken decisive action… Today the company announced it has pulled the update for all owners of the iPad Pro 9.7. Launched just two months ago, the iPad Pro 9.7 is Apple’s newest...
  4. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Could the Next Disruptive Consumer Product Be a Flip Phone?

    Smartphones appear to be losing their luster, and the king of smartphones -- Apple -- clearly is not having a good year. Suddenly, I'm hearing that there is an upswing in flip phones, making this feel a bit like a Game of Thrones episode, when a believed-dead king returns to seize the throne by...
  5. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Gmail will now warn you if you’re being targeted by the government

    Apple isn’t the only company fighting against government-backed cyber attacks. While Apple and the FBI bicker over user security, Google is bringing security into the public eye in a different way – by simply telling you what’s going on. The company will be increasing the visibility of Gmail...
  6. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    FBI: Actually Maybe We Don’t Need Apple To Unlock Their Phone After All

    Apple and the FBI have been fighting very publicly for the last month about national security, iPhones, and the intersection of privacy and encryption with those things. Their legal battle was supposed to be heard in court in California this afternoon — except the FBI has asked for a delay...
  7. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Apple Decides 600 Million PC Users with 5 Year Old PCs is a Sad Fact

    Earlier today Apple held their Spring press event to announce new hardware to the press and masses of their customers. However, one group of product users were dismissed as sad according to one of the on stage executives. During the presentation of all things iPad Pro, the 9.7 inch model...
  8. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Bill Gates just recreated a very chill picture of himself as a teen

    Bill Gates is starting another Ask Me Anything session on Reddit, but as any regular AMA visitor knows, he first needs to verify his identity with a photo. Usually that means holding up a sheet of paper with your name and the date on it, but Gates went for something far more interesting this...
  9. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft highlights what Macs can’t do in new Windows 10 ads

    Ahead of the Oscars, Microsoft has started airing a series of ads that focus on Windows 10, gross bugs, and the features Windows machines have that Macs don't. The spots all feature a pair of women discussing how Windows 10 helps their business — they highlight Cortana, touchscreens, and Windows...
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    Apple Magic Trackpad

    My wife bought me one these yesterday. I have to say I will never use a mouse again. This thing is amazing. It's taking me time to learn all the gestures, but, so far it makes things so much easier. 2 fingers up or down to scroll pages. 2 fingers right or left to go back or forward. 1 finger...
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    I Took the Plunge

    My wife bought me a new Mac Pro. Xeon 3.7 16Gigs and such. It was delivered today. Once I post this I am going to take down my Windows box and put it in it's place. I will be running OSX exclusively from this day forward. I have been on OSX for a while with my Mac Mini and I've found myself...
  12. AWS

    IOS 8.2 Released

    IOS 8.2 was released a few hours ago for an over the air update. It still isn't available on iTunes, but, should be shortly. It fixes a bunch of bugs and some of them have been in IOS 8 since the start. Health App improvements Adds the ability to select the unit of measurement for body...
  13. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows 9 Might Have Cortana Built Right In

    Last week a particular patent submitted by Apple outlined its plan to bring the mobile virtual assistant Siri to the desktop. It looks like Microsoft might be planning the same thing by brining the Windows 8.1 voice assistant Cortana into Windows 9 proper. Cortana has actually been running...
  14. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Apple Denies Having Included A Backdoor In iOS Or Other Products

    An extensive research paper from a security specialist revealed earlier this week that governments and other third-parties with malicious intentions would be able to use certain tools in iOS to extract information from iPhones and other iOS devices, without the user’s consent or knowledge. Apple...