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    by Published on 05-17-2013 11:58 AM
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    Following months of rigorous review and testing, the Pentagon finally awarded security clearance to Apple's iPhone and iPad on Friday. Specifically, the Defense Information Systems Agency confirmed the approval of the Apple iOS 6 Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG).

    Approval of the STIG means that government-issued iOS 6 mobile devices are approved for use when connecting to DOD networks ...
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    by Published on 05-17-2013 11:23 AM
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    Apple's iPad has been drafted by the U.S. military.

    The purchase and field deployment of 18,000 iPads will help the U.S. Air Force save approximately $50 million over the coming decade.

    In 2012, the Air Force's Air Mobility Command (AMC) awarded a $9.36 million contract to procure the tablets as part of a sweeping effort to replace flight manuals. Contractor Executive Technology secured ...
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    by Published on 05-17-2013 12:05 AM
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    Earlier this week, new Mac spyware was discovered on a computer at the Oslo Freedom Forum, which is an annual human rights conference. Located by computer security researcher Jacob Appelbaum, the malware, which has been deemed OSX/KitM.A, is currently being investigated by the anti-virus company F-Secure according to CNET.

    The malware is a backdoor application named “macs.app” which automatically ...
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    by Published on 05-16-2013 11:53 PM
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    The Pebble smart watch development kit was recently updated to allow two-way communication between watch and phone apps along with a new sports API for tracking exercise. The “Watchapps” can be built to receive weather or traffic information, act as remote controls for a phone or Internet-connected device, or even display bitcoin prices. In addition to all this, the new Pebble sports API is now available to all developers to ...
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    by Published on 05-16-2013 11:33 PM
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    Apple recently released a new firmware update for the mid 2012 MacBook Air recently that helps to address problems with the device recovering from a crash. The release notes state that the update addresses a “storage firmware issue that, in rare cases, may cause a system to fail to recover from a crash.”

    Those of you interested in downloading the MacBook Air Flash ...
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    by Published on 05-16-2013 11:19 PM
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    UPS recently announced that it is finally rolling out a native iPad app that will bring the ability to track and schedule deliveries as well as access to features of UPS My Choice and enhanced mapping features. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, these features were previously available to users in the free UPS Mobile app for the iPhone. Today the app comes to the iPad through the UPS for iPad app, ...
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    by Published on 05-16-2013 10:26 PM
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    Apple Thursday issued an update to iTunes, bringing the application to version 11.0.3. The update is available online on Apple’s Web site, but it’s much easier to open the Mac App Store and search for updates so it can be downloaded and installed automatically with a little bit of input on your part.

    The update makes the MiniPlayer better; it now shows you album art, and gives you a way to scrub through ...
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    by Published on 05-16-2013 09:18 PM
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    Apple’s CEO, Tim Cook, recently revealed that the first Mac to be built completely in the U.S. in almost two decades will be a new model in an existing product line. His reveal sheds a bit more light into the company’s “Made in USA” plans. While it isn’t a major topic of discussion, Apple chief told Politico that Apple’s upcoming domestically-made computer will not be a new product but rather a revision on an existing ...
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    by Published on 05-16-2013 09:12 PM
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    The television network, the CW, recently announced that it has reached a deal to stream content to the Apple TV. This deal expands its current at home digital options beyond Microsoft’s Windows and Xbox platforms.

    The announcement was made by company CEO, Mark Pedowitz, at The CW’s yearly upfront presentation in New York. In the pitch to advertisers, Pedowitz pointed to his network’s viewership numbers, ...
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    by Published on 05-16-2013 08:33 PM
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    Tim Cook is heading to Washington to talk taxes and overseas cash with the message: We pay every dollar that we owe. The CEO is set to testify in front of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigation on Tuesday and the Apple chief spoke with Politico ahead of the hearing. He defended Apple’s conduct saying that the Cupertino California company is operating well within the rules with regard to taxes, referring to a massive overseas ...
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    by Published on 05-16-2013 08:13 PM
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    As Paul Otellini retires from his post as the chief executive of Intel, he reveals in an in-depth profile that he ultimately passed on a contract to build the silicon which powered Apple’s original iPhone, a decision that he regrets given the handset’s wild success. In an interview with The Atlantic, Otellini said the following about his company’s chance to be an integral part of Apple’s iPhone project:


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    by Published on 05-16-2013 07:53 PM
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    Hon Hai Precision Industry recently made some effort towards improving labor conditions according to a new report but the Apple supplier is still working its employees more than Chinese labor law allows. According to The Wall Street Journal, the Fair Labor Association recently released its latest evaluation on Hon Hai’s (better known as Foxconn) labor practices. It was found that Foxconn complied with ...