Despite their assurances that "no one but the sender and receiver can see or read [iMessages]", the iMessage system has been found to be insecure, as Apple could MitM their users and read their messages after all. This is acceptable to most users (especially Apple users) but it goes against Apple's previous statement completely, especially when issued within the context of NSA spying revelations earlier this year.Romanoff ##Admin - Oct 18, 2013 2:51AM
After years of the typical copy and paste philosophy with regards to branding, Apple admits that it must, for the first time, think different by recruiting a fashion expert to polish its tarnished image.iosys ##Author - Oct 17, 2013 7:34PM
The runt of the iPhone litter, the 5C, is disappointing investors and customers alike with its less than satisfactory sales. Apple has cut back on production orders on the under-performing 5C. Somewhere in China, sweatshop workers rejoice at the lighter work load.
Analysts claim that the 5C is too expensive (gasp) to compete with the obviously superior and reasonably priced Android devices. The 5C is only $100 cheaper than the 5S, but still costs as much as a root canal. Reportedly, only the most die-hard fanboys are loyal enough and lacking in common sense to fork over the cash. Unfortunately, even the world's largest herd of sheep aren't enough to satisfy demand.
"Affordable" isn't in Apple's dictionary apparently, for instead of cutting down the price to bolster sales as they have done in the past, instead they opt to cut down on production.
The iPhone 5C just can't seem to live up to the expectations in the eyes of people set by the 5S and the legacy of previous phones. Oddly, "Steve" starts with S and "Cook" starts with C. Coincidence?iosys ##Author - Oct 17, 2013 8:19AM
The Chaos Computer Club has defeated Apple's fingerprint scanner deployed on the new iPhone 5S using just a laser printer and woodglue. A video was released detailing the process, and a member of the CCC has stated
"We hope that this finally puts to rest the illusions people have about fingerprint biometrics. It is plain stupid to use something that you canīt change and that you leave everywhere every day as a security token"
As we can see, TouchID is just another gimmick to impress the naive and slow the abandonment of Apple's aging and restrictive platform.
Edit: It seems the CCC also wins a bounty of booze and bitcoinsRomanoff ##Admin - Sep 22, 2013 11:14PM
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Apple's release of iOS 6.1.1 fixes a crippling bug long outstanding in the already unpopular iPhone 4S. The bug caused 3G networking issues and many headaches for the affected users. This is only one bug in a swarm of engineering debacles revolving around one of the most avoided product upgrades since the iPhone 4S. Some say that iOS 6 is "nothing but trouble," and the future of the platform looks bleak.
The uphill battle to restore Apple's crumbling reputation continues with issues regarding Microsoft Exchange. Apple products running the defective OS were observed to cause excessive logging to Exchange servers and slowing them to a crawl. The problem was found to reside in Apple's code that syncs a user's Exchange mailbox and calendar. The way that the faulty code handles exceptions is the cause for "rapid growth in transaction logs, CPU use, and memory consumption." Microsoft announced that they would be willing to work with Apple on fixing the issue; however, they, like the iPhone and iPad users have yet to receive a real solution from the company for nearly a month. Apple's poor response time to the pressing matter has led businesses to ban iPhones and iPads from connecting to their servers. Since iOS users lack the basic freedom to roll back their operating system, they remain at the mercy of Apple's clumsy handling of the situation.
Apple is even slower to repair the iPhone's Wifi issues that have been plaguing users for months. The release of iOS 6.1.1 actually made the issue worse; users report that while their iPhone already couldn't keep a connection for more than a few minutes, with the update, now their phone can no longer find any Wifi access points at all.
As if that wasn't enough, the security hole in iOS 6.1's lock screen remains untouched. Contacts, personal information and unauthorized access to enterprise servers by a malicious third party are just one stolen iPhone away even with the most advanced security software employed.
"You can have the strongest password, the enhanced security features, the remote wipe functions set up, and all kinds of policies enabled, but in this case all those features become instantly redundant. And, until Apple fixes it...some of your corporate data is vulnerable to unauthorized access."
Apple promises to fix this issue as soon as possible, and given their track record, means that it's probably time to shop around in the android market.iosys ##Author - Feb 18, 2013 6:17AM
It seems Apple has made a breakthrough invention: wireless device charging. With this new technology, an iDevice owner would be able to charge their device without plugging it in! We like to have a laugh at Apple's expense here, but sometimes they come up with something so extraordinary we cannot help but be awestruck by their innovations.Romanoff ##Admin - Dec 4, 2012 9:51PM
Apple's douchebaggery regarding their childlike failure to form a real apology earned them a court order to pay Samsung's legal fees.iosys ##Author - Nov 11, 2012 6:41AM Thanks to Anon
With gale force winds and record breaking storm surges, the second largest hurricane is making her presence known not only across the country, but around the world. Millions of eyes are watching the frightening force of nature as it sweeps over the east coast bringing extreme downpours and flooding to residents in the storm's path. News and weather agencies are tracking the storm and serving updates keeping everyone informed and safe...except for Apple.
According to Siri, no one needs to be worried about Hurricane Sandy at all--not that such a storm exists in the first place. As hard as it is to miss all the streaming reports of flooding, severe storm warnings, public school closings, calls for evacuation, power outages, life-threatening conditions and the twitter talk that makes this a trending topic massive enough to eclipse even the debates, it looks like Apple has somehow managed to do just that. Maybe, it's just a case of Sandy being too mainstream for the hipster-centric corporation, or more likely, the "intelligent" personal assistant is a little slow on the uptake.
Apple Maps is equally clueless pointing to a church in West Virginia when queried about Hurricane Sandy.
Google, however, is leading the charge in gathering and displaying helpful information about the Sandy Ravage. The Apple crushing search giant has created an interactive "crisis map" to display the predicted path of the storm, wind speed and rain and life saving information such as the location of shelters and live webcam feeds. Google is working with the Red Cross, Weather.com, National Weather Service and others in a feat of altruism that will help prevent loss of lives in one of the worlds fiercest hurricanes.
Apple had this excuse for the appalling performance:
"Maps is a cloud-based solution and the more people use it, the better it will get. We appreciate all of the customer feedback and are working hard to make the customer experience even better."
Clearly, Google is the real cloud-based solution for updates on this cloud-based topic. Only thing cloud-based at Apple right now is the clouded vision of Apple's (capsized) flagship software.iosys ##Author - Oct 30, 2012 1:22AM
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