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Apple Watch: All Hype Or Some Hope For Healthcare?

Eric Wicklund | mHealth News | September 10, 2014

Apple unveiled its eagerly-anticipated Watch on Tuesday and some mHealth experts are already saying it is just another smartwatch — albeit one with tremendous potential to legitimize the market...

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Apple Will Put Microsoft, HP Out Of Business

Rocco Pendola | The Street | January 13, 2014

Way the heck back in September 2012 I wrote Meg Whitman and HP: Everything That Is Wrong With Tech. That was on the heels of the Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) CEO saying because everybody else is doing a smartphone, we'll have to do one as well. Read More »

Apple Wins Patent Battle With Samsung, But Is Losing The War

Adam Chandler | The Wire | May 3, 2014

The legal front in the smartphone wars between Apple and Samsung picked up steam yesterday after a jury awarded both sides some cash in a patent infringement fight.  The jury ordered Samsung to pay Apple $119.6 million in damages, far short of the $2.2 billion Apple had been seeking, and less than the $930 million Apple was awarded in an earlier trial in the same courtroom...

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Apple's Broken Promise: Why Doesn't iCloud 'Just Work'?

Ellis Hamburger | The Verge | March 26, 2013

Frustrations mount as developers deal with Apple's inability to manage another cloud service Read More »

Apple's iBooks 2: An Attack on Educational Freedoms

Glyn Moody | ComputerworldUK | January 20, 2012

This is the dark side of the e-textbook revolution. Yes, it's clearly fantastic to have all those "interactive animations, diagrams, photos, videos" available to enhance learning; and yes, it's great that you can carry around an entire library in a single iPad (assuming you can afford both of those elements), but the ugly truth is these are not your books: you are simply licensing them, just like proprietary software.

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Apple's iCloud Disparaged Over Core Data Sync Problems

Daniel Eran Dilger | AppleInsider | March 29, 2013

Apple's ambitious plan to make iCloud the new digital hub for Mac and iOS users' documents, data and media files has run into complaints from developers who reportedly don't believe Apple will address their issues related to database sync. There's hope for thinking things will improve, however. Read More »

Apple's Star Chamber

Staff Writer | Wall Street Journal | December 5, 2013

Impossible as it sounds, Judge Denise Cote has found a way to make the Justice Department's antitrust assault on Apple AAPL +0.18% even more abusive. Because it presumed to enter the e-books market, the court is forcing the company to pay for a special prosecutor to investigate itself—and shredding the separation of constitutional powers too. Read More »

Apple, Facebook, Others Defy Authorities, Notify Users Of Secret Data Demands

Craig Timberg | The Washington Post | May 1, 2014

Major U.S. technology companies have largely ended the practice of quietly complying with investigators’ demands for e-mail records and other online data, saying that users have a right to know in advance when their information is targeted for government seizure.  

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Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter And Others Call For More NSA Transparency

John Paczkowski | AllThingsD.com | July 17, 2013

Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft are part of a broad alliance of technology companies and civil liberties groups that will tomorrow demand dramatically increased transparency around U.S. government surveillance efforts. Read More »

Apple, Microsoft, VMware: Everyone's Building Open-Source Software

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols | ZDNet | August 29, 2012

In the opening keynote at LinuxCon, Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin observed that open source is now key to how all companies use to develop software—and yes he meant Apple, Microsoft, and VMware as well.
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Apple’s CareKit Is the Best Argument Yet for Strong Encryption

Brian Barrett | Wired | March 21, 2016

On the eve of his company’s court date with the FBI, where it will defend its right to not weaken the security of its own devices, Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage at a small theater in Cupertino to introduce a few new devices. The message of the event’s opening, though? Encryption matters. And soon, on iOS, it will matter even more. While Cook’s remarks were brief, they were determined. “We need to decide as a nation how much power the government should have over our data, and over our privacy,” Cook said before a mixed crowd of journalists and Apple employees.

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Apple’s Court Loss Could End The Book As We Know It

Marcus Wohlsen | Wired | July 11, 2013

The Justice Department is hailing a judge’s finding yesterday that Apple and publishers conspired to fix e-book prices as a victory for consumers, who are paying less since the alleged cabal was thwarted. But readers shouldn’t rest easy... Read More »

Apple’s Fingerprint ID May Mean You Can’t ‘Take The Fifth’

Marcia Hofmann | Wired | September 12, 2013

[...] While there’s a great deal of discussion around the pros and cons of fingerprint authentication — from the hackability of the technique to the reliability of readers — no one’s focusing on the legal effects of moving from PINs to fingerprints. Read More »

Are Indie App Developers Becoming An Endangered Species?

Mary Ellen Gordon | Flurry Blog | March 5, 2013

Suppose you’re an app developer who wants to ensure that your app is optimized to function well on 80% of the individual connected devices currently in use (e.g., my iPad, your Windows phone). How many different device models (e.g., Kindle Fire HD 8.9" Wi-Fi, Galaxy S III) do you think you need to support? 156... Read More »

As iPhone 5C Fades, Firefox OS And Android Square Off In Emerging Markets

Matt Asay | ReadWrite | October 15, 2013

Emerging markets are poised to make a big impact on mobile computing, and this is where Firefox OS has a real chance against Android. Read More »