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Apple: Our Supplies (Largely) Don’t Come From War Zones

February 13th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S Apple has just published its supplier responsibility report , which audits its contract workers who produce and assemble hardware in factories outside the US. Perhaps most interestingly, Apple explains in the report that it has confirmed that none of its suppliers use tantalum—a metal that is regularly used in mobile electronics—from areas engaged in warfare


How a Rogue Developer Got Apple to Approve a Drone Strike App

February 11th, 2014 | by Gizmodo

S After nearly two years and a ton of media attention, you can now download an iPhone app that alerts you every time a drone strike kills someone abroad. It only took the app developer six tries and several different names to get Apple to approve it . The app is called Metadata+ and, officially, it provides "real-time updates on national security." Those are Apple-safe words.


Siri Was Going to be a Droid Feature, Until Apple Stole It Away

January 23rd, 2013 | by Gizmodo

Way back in the mists of 2009, before Siri was even a twinkle in Apple's eye, Verizon was planning to add the app to all of its Android smartphones. Sadly for the carrier, that didn't last. That story is told in some detail by the Huffington Post, in a long feature called Siri Rises


The Best Small Tablet

December 19th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Big screens are nice. But sometimes the extra real estate isn't worth the lack of portability.


9 Things I’ll Miss About Apple Maps

December 13th, 2012 | by Gizmodo

Did you hear? Google Maps is back in the App Store, which means we can finally officially pretend that whole Apple Maps disaster never happened. Still, there are a few things I'm going to miss about Apple's misguided trainwreck.



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