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Rumor: iOS 7 Is Behind Schedule, So Apple is Pulling Resources From OS X

April 3rd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Unofficial Apple spokesman John Gruber has written a short post on Daring Fireball suggesting that iOS 7 is running well behind schedule—and that as a result Apple is hauling man power from its OS X development team. iOS 7 would typically be ready for the Worldwide Developer Conference, which is now just months away.


Report: Apple’s Going to Start Making the iPhone 5S This Spring

April 2nd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

According to the Wall Street Journal , Apple is already getting started on building "a refreshed iPhone similar in size and shape to its current one" this quarter, and it might be out as early as the summer. The most interesting thing about the iPhone back in the summer, though, is a precedent of accelerated release cycles. The iPad got an unexpected bump last fall, with a new processor, and this would be the second consecutive chip pushed out ahead of the typical schedule.


What If Buying Hard Cider Was Like Buying an Apple Product

March 28th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Somersby Cider in the UK created a cheeky commercial that pokes fun of Apple product launches by imagining a world where buying hard cider is like getting a new iPhone. The Genius Bar would be a real bar and workers would talk about how many cores inside the apple, how many pits and how to use the "in to face" and dock the glass of hard cider.


How Apple’s Password-Reset Security Breach Worked

March 23rd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Yesterday, The Verge uncovered a security breach that allowed malicious users to reset Apple ID passwords with nothing but an email and the user's birthday . Luckily, the process didn't leak out in full before the whole thing was patched up, but now iMore was able to reproduce the hack step by step and now it's sharing details on how the whole thing worked


The Most Perfect Lego Apple II+ Will Make You Want a Lego Computer

March 19th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

This Lego version of an Apple II+ is perfect. It has the lovely aged hue of beige, clear bricks for the Apple Monitor II, floppy disk drives with the right sticker and even a removable top on the computer to see the Lego computer's guts! [ Chiu-Kueng Tsang via MAKE ] This Article was originally posted in Gizmodo


Why I Ditched the iPhone: My Very Own Protocol Droid

March 12th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

I've been a die-hard "Apple evangelist" for over twenty years - first an avid Mac user, then an early adopter of both iPod and iPhone. In the 90s, when everyone I knew used Windows, I tried to switch them to Mac


The iPhone Was Almost Called Telepod, Mobi or Tripod

March 5th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

During a talk at the University of Arizona's Department of Marketing, Apple's former head of advertising, Ken Segall, let slip about some of the alternative names seriously considered at Cupertino before the launch of the iPhone. They're surprisingly bad.


Conan Knows What You’re Really Using That iPad For

February 28th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple's new iPad commercial that aired during the Oscars would have you believe that there's a lot of film-making going on with that device, and maybe there is. But there's a lot more watching, and Conan's gotten to the bottom of exactly what's being watched


Apple to Settle In-App Purchase Lawsuit With Free iTunes Credit

February 26th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple has announced that it's to settle a class action lawsuit about in-app purchases—that could have involved more than 23 million App Store users!—by bunging the affected parties free iTune credit. The case first popped up in 2011 when customers using iOS 4.3 reported massive bills, and since Apple has added more parental controls to avoid the problem. Following approval by a judge, Apple hopes to roll out the credit towards the end of


Microsoft Says It Got Hacked Like Apple and Facebook

February 22nd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Microsoft just revealed that "a small number" of its computers, which includes its Mac business unit, have been hacked in a similar attack to what happened with Apple and Facebook earlier this week . The computers were infected with malware using techniques similar to the Apple and Facebook hacks.


Apple Theft Is So Bad That the NYPD Has a Dedicated iTheft Division

February 22nd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

It should come as no surprise that iPhones and iPads are prime targets for theft, but it's gotten really bad in New York City. It's so bad that, according to the New York Post , the NYPD is setting up a unit specifically to handle iDevice theft and work with Apple to track down the thieves. NYPD spokesman Paul Browne put it this way to The Post : Historically, Apple has been pretty hands-off when it comes to helping law enforcement track down stolen devices


iOS 6.1.3 Beta Fixes iPhone Lock Screen Security Hole

February 21st, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple's been keeping busy rolling out small patches of iOS 6. The latest, iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 just hit developers. Importantly, 9To5Mac reports that the update fixes the gaping lock screen bug that allows access even with out a passcode


Nvidia’s New Headquarters Is Going to Look More Alien Than Apple’s Spaceship

February 21st, 2013 | by Gizmodo

If Apple's upcoming campus is a spaceship , then NVIDIA's planned headquarters must be the alien planet that it lands on. Celebrating its 20th year birthday, NVIDIA has announced plans to build a building that looks if not completely alien than at the very least reptilian. It's gotta be fun when you go to work and it feels like you're visiting another planet.


Apple’s Upgrade Dilemma

February 20th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple has been taking a beating on Wall Street, in part due to skepticism over future growth of iPhone and iPad sales. With the market becoming saturated with iPhone and, to some extent, iPad users, Apple will soon need to rely upon upgrades rather than new customers to fuel sales. Apple's problem is that their products are so good, people aren't upgrading fast enough


Apple Hacked

February 19th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Reuters says Apple was targeted by the same crew that recently hit Facebook , and managed to infect a "small number" of the company's computers. Curiously (and a little unsettlingly), Apple says it'll release a tool later today allowing customers to check if they're infected with the same malware used in the attack—suggesting it might be some sort of worm that could spread from system to system undetected. [ Reuters ] Update: Apple says the infection stemmed from "a vulnerability in the Java plug-in for browsers," meaning some people clicked on a compromised website


Bloomberg: Apple Has 100 Product Designers Working on the Apple Watch

February 13th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

As silly as it may sound, more and more people are reporting about an Apple watch that maybe its time to put away those Dick Tracy jokes (never!). This time, Bloomberg throws its hat in the mix saying that Apple has "a team of about 100 product designers working on a wristwatch-like device that may perform some of the computing tasks now handled by the iPhone and iPad" But still, no timeline has been cited so this could be years before we see anything. [ Bloomberg ] This Article was originally posted in Gizmodo


Visit Apple’s iBookstore for a Curated Selection of Self-Published Soft Porn

February 5th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple has added a new section of the iBookstore called Breakout Books that highlights up and coming self-published books from "emerging talents." Titles are grouped into genres, like sci-fi, mysteries & thrillers, and romance, just like the books section of your local grocery store. Here's a synopsis of one such title, Bridesmaid Lotto by Rachel Astor: Self-publishing can be a great opportunity for unknown, legitimately gifted writers. For example, Wool was self-published



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