Posts Tagged ‘apple’

Are Wild Neutron’s latest attacks related to the zero-day exploit(s) in Hacking Team’s drop?

// July 10th, 2015 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Both Kaspersky and Symantec released reports this week pointing out the increase in attacks by Wild Neutron (aka Jripbot, Morpho, or Butterfly). WN had gone mostly dormant (or undetected?) since 2013 after hitting Apple, Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft using zero-day Java exploits (seeded in the hacked forums of various websites) and the OSX/Pintsized Mac OS […]

Apple announces iPhone 5S/5C, stock tanks. What’s going on here?

// September 11th, 2013 // No Comments » // Mobile

Apple stock tanks after iPhone 5S/5C announcementAs late-night talk show hosts had a field day poking fun at Apple’s lackluster iPhone 52 and iPhone 5C announcement and competitors began tweeting jibes about Apple’s superficial presentation, Apple’s stock began a hearty plummet on heavy volume trading immediately following the announcement of their new flagship devices. And […]

Apple and several book publishers nailed for conspiring to raise ebook prices

// July 10th, 2013 // No Comments » // Politics and legal

In a decision that could reshape how e-books (and wishfully, digital music) are sold on the Internet, a federal judge in Manhattan has ruled that Apple Inc conspired to raise the retail prices of e-books in violation of antitrust law, and has called for a trial on damages. Apple had been accused of colluding with […]

Largest known cyber attack targeting Apple computers – vulnerable machines used to attack Facebook, Twitter

// February 20th, 2013 // No Comments » // Hacking and Security

Apple announced yesterday (2/19/13) that hackers had infected Macintosh computers of employees using an exploit in Oracle’s Java software stack. The attack is largest known cyber attack targeting Apple computers. The malware is believed to have originated from an iPhone developer website and was later used to launch massive attacks against Facebook, Twitter, and “other […]

More reports that Apple is working on Apple-branded TV prototypes

// December 12th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hardware

They are. They aren’t More reports come in today that Apple is working with Asian suppliers to create a new Apple branded TV set. Excitement is high because Steve Jobs had previously stated that Apple had finally cracked the code for a television OS that was as clean and simple as the iPhone. Reportedly, several […]

Since we owe you $1 billion, we have to increase your chip cost in order to pay it – Samsung raises Apple’s chip prices 20%

// November 12th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

And the battle of the two Titans continues. Korean newspaper Chosun Ilbo is reporting that Samsung has increased the price of Apple’s processor by nearly 20%. The newspaper noted that this is the first time Samsung has sought to increase the prices of the processors that go inside Apple’s mobile devices. This after Samsung was […]

Apple begins playing nice with other kids on the playground – settles with clockmaker and HTC

// November 11th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Reports are out that Apple has paid $21 million for rights to the Swiss Federal Railway clock it used in iOS 6 without their permission. In addition, Apple and HTC announced this past weekend that they have ended all their patent disputes. The financial terms of their agreement remains confidential but since HTC has been […]

Apple vs. Samsung $1 billion row not over yet – judge to review possible jury foreman misconduct

// November 9th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

It’s the song that never ends. Federal District Judge Lucy Koh will “consider the questions” of whether the jury foreman, Velvin Hogan, in the Apple v. Samsung case, concealed information during the jury selection process and whether there was any misconduct on the jury foreman’s part. Apple will be required to disclose any information they […]

Apple’s legal-ordered but childish public apology to Samsung on corporate home page not good enough – have to do it again [UPDATE]

// November 1st, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

The UK Court of Appeal in London ruled yesterday on the specific wording of Apple’s apology that Apple was forced to post on its homepage as the result of losing a ruling that Samsung infringed on their product design. While Apple did update their hompage to publicly acknowledge that it was wrong to accuse Samsung […]

There’s a thief in the building – ideas Apple has “stolen” from other companies throughout the years

// October 31st, 2012 // No Comments » // Technology

Apple often gets credit for its ingenuity. Others argue that marketing has driven its success. Beast Master recently published an infographic documenting the history of several Apple “innovations” – you may be surprised to learn that most of Apple’s “ideas” originated outside the company. Here are some quick bulleted facts regarding those origins.

Internal shake up at Apple accelerates the Apple “turn” – come on, you knew it was coming

// October 30th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Reminiscent of the Jobs expulsion a few decades ago, Scott Forstall was ousted from Apple yesterday, regardless of what Apple may or may not admit. His design taste, abrasive personality, aggressive risk taking, belief that Apple was not working hard enough on “big ideas”, and of course, the iOS Maps fiasco, all rubbed Tim Cook […]

Amazon pulls no punches with its homepage ad blasting the Apple iPad mini – ballsy

// October 29th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

Amazon quickly went on the offensive after last week’s iPad mini announcement, pointing out the glaring differences between the iPad Mini and Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD. Leading off the ad is this quote: “Your Apple 7.9 inch tablet has far few pixels than the competing 7-in tablets. You’re cramming a worse screen in there, charging […]

Samsung ships 56.9 million smartphones in Q3 2012 – the most smartphone units every sold by any vendor

// October 26th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

sung shipped a stunning 56.9 million Android-based smartphone units in the third quarter of 2012, the most units any smartphone vendor has ever shipped. Of the 162 million smartphones sold in the third quarter, Samsung’s share adds up to a massive 35% of the total market share as Samsung seemingly shrugs off legal attacks launched […]

Another win for Samsung in the Apple vs. Samsung thermonuclear battle – this time in the Netherlands

// October 24th, 2012 // No Comments » // Mobile

A Dutch court in Hague ruled yesterday that Samsung did not infringe on Apple’s multi-touch technology in its Samsung tablets and smartphones. This time around, the judge did not require that Apple admit its defeat, publicly, in the media. Apple had already lost a preliminary injunction in the Netherlands on this same patent last year. […]

Apple introduces iPad Mini (and a new MacBook Pro, new iMacs, new Mac Mini, and other tiny stuff)

// October 23rd, 2012 // No Comments » // Hardware

A trash talking Schiller made a point to compare the new iPad Mini to the other guys (ahem, Google Nexus 7) in today’s announcements telling the crowd, “You get a tablet experience on the iPad Mini. You get a scaled-up phone experience on the other”. Bunch of exciting Apple gear was announced today. Good specs […]

Apple loses UK appeal against Samsung and now must run 14pt ads in UK newspapers admitting their mistaken claim

// October 18th, 2012 // No Comments » // Hardware

Apple lost its appeal in a UK court against the Samsung Galaxy Tab – the court of appeals upheld its previous judgment that Samsung did not infringe on any of Apple’s design elements. As a result, the court has ordered Apple to run ads in leading UK newspapers as well as on its own website […]