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Apple’s Weird Refurbished Ebay Store Is Gone

April 1st, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Shoppers looking for the best price on Apple stuff recently may have noticed a mysterious Ebay store selling official Apple refurbs for less than Apple itself . Although Apple never confirmed their involvement, it was widely believed that they were behind Refurbished_Outlet because it sold official Apple refurbs with genuine Applecare. Today, there are no more products for sale through Refurbished_Outlet, and the store page brings you to an


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


Report: Google Is Making a Smart Watch Too

March 22nd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

The Financial Times is reporting that Google is making its own version of a smart watch. What's interesting is that it's not Google's experimental arm X Labs developing the watch but rather Google's Android unit. According to FT, this smart watch would be completely different from Samsung's smart watch (which is also reportedly in development).


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


How To Save $40 On an iPad Mini

March 14th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Refurbished iPad Minis have hit the Apple Refurb Store, the store where like-new Apple stuff is actually sold at a discount. The iPad Mini was announced last October , and new models usually hit refurb land within six months, so the iPads populating Apple's refurb ghetto are right on schedule. As of now, there are only two models available, the 16GB Black iPad Mini for Verizon , which at $430 is $30 less than a new model, and the 32GB White WiFi iPad Mini , which clocks in at $40 less than the standard price


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


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.


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


Does Apple Have a Fancier iPad 4 Up Its Sleeve?

January 28th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Scraps of evidence are appearing across the internet, so 9to5mac claims , that point towards Apple maybe, possibly, perhaps readying an update for the iPad. 9to5mac has reported that devs are finding code in the soon-to-be-released iOS 6.1 that point towards a new device, featuring 128GB of storage. Adding some fuel to that fire is a new set of SKUs, leaked by a "high-profile


jOBS Review: a Satisfying Experience

January 27th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Today I saw jOBS at Sundance, the story of a young Steve Jobs, the now legendary co-founder and CEO of Apple Computer. And although I know it may be inaccurate and exaggerated , it was the experience I wanted


Can Apple’s Stock Recover Without Steve Jobs?

January 24th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Apple's stock is going down like a plane in flames sinking 12 percent on its biggest fall since the 2008 Wall Street crash. That's $60 dollars per share just after they announced one of its best quarters in history ... but still under analysts' expectations, who think the company is slowing down because its markets are saturated


The No-Hire Emails That Incriminate Apple, Google, Adobe and More

January 23rd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

A court filing has just been made public which sheds light on the "no-hire" gentleman's agreements that have pervaded the tech industry—and reveals how Steve Jobs threatened litigation to prevent companies from stealing his staff. Of course, it's not just Apple and Palm that are being investigated: this publicly available court filing is in fact part of civil lawsuit investigating "gentleman's agreements" between the likes of Apple, Google, Intel and plenty more.


Reuters: Sharp Cuts Screen Production as iPad Demand Drops

January 18th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Reuters is reporting that Sharp has "nearly halted" production of its 9.7-inch iPad screens, as demand for Apple's large tablet drops. According to "sources familiar with the matter" , screen production at Sharp's Kameyama plant in central Japan has "fallen to the minimal level to keep the line running" following a gradual slow down since the end of 2012. However, it's worth pointing out that the sources don't make any direct reference to the cause of the slowdown—is it cannibalization by the iPad mini?


Yes, Apple Is Cutting Down iPhone 5 Orders, and It Isn’t Giving Any Explanation

January 15th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

The New York Times confirmed today that Apple is drastically cutting iPhone 5 orders , just as the Wall Street Journal and Nikkei of Japan reported yesterday . Apple hasn't answered the reports, even while there is really no excuse not to do so except the perfectly fine "because we don't want to." Yet, Apple hasn't offered any explanation—even while their stock continues to dive! dive! dive! faster than James Cameron's submarine.



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