You might remember a security kerfuffle from a few weeks ago involving DigiNotar issuing compromised security certificates to websites after being hacked, including one for Gmail. Well, Apple’s just fixed that at the root level of OS X Lion and Snow Leopard 10.6.8 with the latest Security Update.
Timing is everything. That could be the message from news Apple’s chief iPad 2 supplier is expected to churn out 20 million of the tablets for the third quarter – just in time for the all-important holiday sales period. Shipments of the iPad 2 for the quarter were already expected to hit 14 million, thus topping the last period’s 9.25 million tablets Apple sold.
When Sprint gets the iPhone 5 next month, expect it to differentiate itself from Verizon and AT&T with a truly unlimited data plan. Better? Unlimited data might not just be a bait-and-switch tactic to get new customers, quickly phased out in favor of 2GB data plans, but a permanent incentive to sign up with Sprint.
Apple’s iPhone again ranks as the most satisfying smartphone by JD Powers’ customer survey. This makes the fifth year the handset has been listed on top, scoring 795 in customer satisfaction. Motorola placed second while legal nemesis Samsung was dead last in customer satisfaction.
It was a tragic week in Cupertino as Allen “Skip” Haughay — a popular iPod engineer and six-year Apple veteran — was struck and killed by a truck in San Jose, California while riding his cherished horse, Regal Bull.
Lowe’s, the nationwide chain of handyman havens, is planning a new tool for the do-it-yourself consumer: an iPhone app able to store your home’s layout along with all the items needed for that weekend project. Meanwhile, 42,000 Lowe employees will get iPhone 4s enabling them to take customer orders and answer questions.
In the case of a German judge, looks are everything when deciding to permanently ban Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 in that European nation. “For the informed customer there remains the predominant overall impression that the device looks” like Apple’s iPad, a Dusseldorf court ruled Friday.
Following the mysterious increase to shipping times for a number of Apple products yesterday — and the speculation that followed — it seems the Cupertino company has decided to remove shipping times completely from its online store.
Today the tip is for all you neat freaks out there. I get pretty sloppy when I’m working on a project and I tend to leave a bunch of different files on my Finder desktop. I tend to gather all these up after I complete the project and later I throw them into a folder. I used to do it the hard way, but not any more.
“We will find you and redefine the experience of genital torture.”
Don’t mess with Lars Vortiz, president of Apple’s internal Torture Division!