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Apple’s Dumbest, Sloppiest iOS 7 Screwups, Collected in One Tumblr

September 19th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

So it's come to this. We knew iOS 7 had some dumb and frustrating imperfections , but hadn't scoured every bit of it for flaws in the small details that Apple used to nail. Well, some industrious design head has given Apple's new OS a proper fisking, and put all the screwups on a Tumblr .


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


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 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


Why Facebook, Apple, and Google Will Fall Like the Roman Empire

January 28th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

John Naughton at the Guardian has a perfect—albeit obvious—observation: Despite their overwhelming dominance, Facebook and Apple will eventually fall. "History should teach us that for today's technology industry titans, the only way is down." That goes for Google, too. And Amazon.


Apple’s App Store Is Finally Cracking Down on the Screenshot Scam

January 10th, 2013 | by Gizmodo

After years of complaints, scams, and careless screening tactics, Apple's App Store is finally starting to figure itself out. The latest update should stop developers from using misleading screenshots by locking them into place once the app gets approved. As one of the most widespread app store hoaxes, developers would upload actual screenshots to gain approval and then switch them out with those from a more popular game once the review process ended.


Apple’s Pinch to Zoom Patent Has Been Tentatively Invalidated

December 20th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Even though Apple scored a big victory against Samsung inside the court, it looks like Apple is losing its stronghold on its patents. After tentatively invalidating the 'Steve Jobs Patent' on multitouch , the USPTO has invalidated Apple's 'pinch to zoom' patent. The 'pinch to zoom' patent was crucial in scoring a billion dollars off of Samsung.


The Onion: Apple’s New College Girl-Friendly iPhone Comes With a Pre …

December 19th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Apple is really targeting a niche market with its newest device—an iPhone geared toward college girls that comes with an already shattered screen . I mean, they're going to crack it at some point, so why not just get it out of the way? No surprise, but The Onion is totally onto something in this video.


How To Design Like Apple

December 12th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Apple is known for its beautiful, simple product design. Minute MBA lays out how to replicate that, based on five basic rules . As we all know by now, Steve Jobs was a notorious perfectionist, but that's not the only reason iPads and iPhones almost sell quicker than Apple can make them.


Apple Finally Fixed the iMessage Bug That Let Stolen iPhones Receive …

November 21st, 2012 | by Gizmodo

iMessage, which can be a fickle bitch sometimes, had an annoying, downright scary flaw that remained unfixed for too long : if your iPhone got stolen, the stolen phone would keep receiving messages sent via iMessage even after a remote wipe out and deactivation. That meant the thief who stole your phone, could see your messages.



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