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Learn All About The New iPad And More On The CultCast



The new iPad is here, fellow Apple enthusiasts, in all its retina display glory. And on episode 3 of The CultCast, we get into the nitty-gritty covering all its new features. We’ll also tell you if it’s worth upgrading from the iPad 2.

But we go deeper than that. This was Tim Cook’s first major Apple keynote — do the Apple events still hold the magic they did when Steve Jobs was on stage?

We cover all that and more on this episode of The CultCast — the best 30 minute Apple conversation you’re going to hear all week long. Subscribe to The CultCast now in iTunes to get episode 3 and we’ll send you a fresh new episode every Thursday night!

Fair Labor Association President Says Foxconn Factory Worker Conditions Are Much Better Than Actual Sweatshops



As most recently referenced in Tim Cook’s comments on worker safety at Goldman Sachs yesterday, Apple is spending a lot of effort in 2012 trying to solve allegations of abuse in their supply chain. This initiative has most recently culminated in Apple going to the unprecedented step of asking the Fair Labor Association to audit their factories.

The FLA’s report isn’t due until March, but already, the Fair Labor Association’s president Auret van Heerden has spoken out, saying that at first blush, Foxconn’s facilities appear to be “first-class” in comparison to the garment factories the association usually monitors.