Imagine you're a student, attending classes and working towards the requirements of your law or medical degree. Then one day, you're told to get on a bus and report to the local factory to build iPhones. Sure, it sounds pretty crazy, but that's apparently what happened to thousands of young people in Jiangsu Province, China; the site of notorious Apple supplier, Foxconn.
Still worried your Apple device's UDID, and subsequently your personal information, floating around on a hacker group's hard drive? Well, there's no denying Antisec have managed to snatch up a ton of device codes, but exactly how the identifying tokens were lifted is a bit of a mystery. Now, both the FBI and Apple are deying any and all knowledge.
Over the past few months, Apple fans have spent plenty of time poring over allegedly leaked photos of iPhone 5 components. We've seen the longer body, the aluminum back, the NFC chip that may have been a total hoax. Regardless, Apple's September 12 event is only a week away now. But impending "official" announcements be damned, someone has posted what looks like a legitimate video of the new iPhone booting up.
Earlier this year, we wondered if the Galaxy S3 would stand a chance to outperform the iPhone 5. Well, the next-generation iPhone isn't out just yet -- but it appears the Galaxy S3 has dethroned the iPhone 4S in the U.S. market for the month of August. During a time when Samsung is still trying to make sure it can sell a number of its products in the States, this has to feel like something of a victory.
The plight of workers at Chinese mega-factory Foxconn has haunted Apple -- and other electronics giants -- for quite some time now. Stories of employees leaping from the roof of the facility, allegedly in response to poor working conditions, are an ugly blemish on Cupertino's otherwise friendly image of Genius Bars and worker-centric office space. According to one analyst, Apple may have attempted to address the issue by subsidizing pay boosts at its Chinese manufacturing partner.
A wise man once sang that time keeps on slippin’ (slippin’, slippin’) into the future. But when you’re at work, it’s crucial to not let time, or expenses, slip through the cracks. OfficeTime is a robust time and expense tracker that scales from a single person to a small business. It’s great for tracking billable hours, creating invoices, and generating quick expense reports, and it syncs seamlessly between your Mac (or PC), iPhone, and iPad over the local network.
Of all the hundreds of ways of organizing information, a flexible, smartly linked wiki is one of the most modern, useful, and efficient. VoodooPad lets you easily whip up personal wiki pages including text, images, and more. If a word or phrase on a page needs further explanation, select it and click the Link button, and VoodooPad creates a whole new page for you to expand on it. Once you’ve created a page, any time you type the associated word or phrase, VoodooPad automatically links it to its page. Pages can have aliases, too--secondary words that link to the same place. For example, if you have a page about Apple, you can create an alias for AAPL (Apple’s stock market ticker code), and then every mention of that AAPL will also link to your Apple page.
It's not quite as earth-shattering as a $1 billion dollar court decision in its favor, but Apple yesterday announced a couple of important promotions to its executive management team. Craig Federighi, vice president of Mac software engineering, and Dan Riccio, vice president of hardware engineering, were each given a bump to senior status, which instantly anoints them as members of Apple's coveted executive management team.
Losing a loved one is hard. Sometimes, all you’re left with is a few items, handed down so you might look upon them and remember the good times you once had together. But in the case of Tiny, the tech-head protagonist of Tiny & Big: Grandpa’s Leftovers, an heirloom can mean so much more than fond memories. It’s a matter of legacy, and even magical power. Also, it just happens to be a pair of old underwear.
Old prints and negatives deteriorate with time, especially if they’re kept in damp conditions. Those boxes of pictures in your attic could be in a worse state than you imagine, and the sooner you get them scanned in as digital images, the better.