Posts Tagged ‘apple’

And the Product with the Most Distinct Vulnerabilities in 2015 is …

Monday, January 4th, 2016

The three manufacturers that lead this list are somewhat surprising.

Rarely a day goes by without news of another vulnerability hitting an operating system, software, device, or service on the web.  These reports have become part of everyone’s online life and all users can do is stay informed and close security issues as soon as companies make available patches for them to do so. While it is sometimes possible to mitigate vulnerabilities, often users are left with no other recourse but to wait for a company to release a patch. Sometimes, that patch is never produced.

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Apple Tops Operating System, Microsoft Application Vulnerability Chart

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

As the story states, there might be problems with the manner in which the data was analyzed, but the report does appear to challenge the prevailing notion of Apple’s superiority when it comes to system security.

If you had to guess the operating system with the highest number of reported vulnerabilities, which would you pick? I guess it is fairly certain that the majority would pick Windows 7 or Windows in general but that is not the case, at least not when you grab data from the 2014 NVD database.

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Microsoft May Mimic Apple’s Operating System Release Cycle

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

This is kind of an interesting move on Microsoft’s part (although, the article mainly focuses on the next version of Windows, rather than the release cycle story.)

So, Windows 8 has been out for a bit over a month and there is already talks on the Internet about the next version of Windows codenamed Blue that supposedly will come out in less than a year’s time.  Tom Warren over at The Verge reports that Microsoft is planning to standardize Windows and Windows Phone updates in an effort to release updates more frequently to consumers.

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Apple Finally Patents the Bleedin’ Obvious!

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Looks like more copyright lawsuits on the horizon …

Those of you who know me will know that I’m not a fan of the ongoing patent wars in which, rather than try and either beat competitors with innovation, outstanding product design and excellent quality customer service or, heaven forbid, realise that the market is actually big enough for everybody and live side by side in harmony, they try to sue each other into oblivion or cream money off each item their competitors sell.

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Apple to pioneer USB Drive Software

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

This is a very interesting idea, that could very well be the beginning of the end of the CDROM as a means of distributing software and other media …

I’ve been waiting patiently for this moment for years and it comes as no surprise to me that it’s Apple leading innovation in the software sales market.  The company launched their new OS X Lion operating system update as a download through the new Mac App Store.  What they also announced however was that this $29.99 OS update will also be available to order, for a modest premium, on a USB Pen Drive from late August.

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Apple Drops Black MacBook Air for Being Disgusting

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

Is this a personal computer, or is it a fashion accessory?

Apple last year had problems making its black iPhone 4 white, and now it appears the company has also had issues making it’s lovely silver Macbook Air black.

It’s been rumoured for a while now that the company was prepping a black sleek Air to add to its line up in the next few weeks. This is when the next generation Air is due to be released, complete with a new SandyBridge Intel chipset which increases performance while lowering power consumption.

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Apple Announces iCloud and Other Functions

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

I heard Steve Jobs on the radio this morning, saying something about demoting Desktops and Laptops to the same status as cell phones … that might work for the casual users, but I don’t think it’s gonna cut the mustard for advanced users.

In what Apple enthusiasts called a highly anticipated keynote speech at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco this morning, Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced Apple’s future approach to cloud computing. iCloud, Apple’s latest venture into internet data hosting, will allow users to effortlessly stretch media of all sorts – email, calendars, photos, music, documents – across multiple devices through cloud computing.

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Apple Software Update Prevents iPhone and iPad from Storing Users’ Movements

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Apple users who are concerned about privacy might want to check this one out …

Update for iPhone and iPad cuts amount of cached data that is stored to just a week

Apple has released a software update for its iPhone and iPad which prevents it keeping a detailed record of the owner’s movements, and does not synchronise the details to the owner’s computer.

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Macs Give Me a Syncing Feeling

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Man, the author of this article really dislikes Apple products …

They make you feel good, Apple products – until you try to do something they don’t want you to do.

In 2007, I wrote a column entitled “I hate Macs”. I call it a column. It was actually an unbroken 900-word anti-Apple screed. Macs, I claimed, were “glorified Fisher-Price activity centres for adults; computers for scaredy-cats too nervous to learn how proper computers work.”

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Apple’s Retina Display is Perfect – Stop Trying to Beat it!

Friday, January 28th, 2011

I’m not a big Apple fan either, but the author makes an interesting point here …

I’m not known for applauding Apple so I’ll give you a moment to pick yourself off the floor before I get into the thrust of this article.  I genuinely believe though that while Apple’s claim for their Retina display on the iPhone 4 that ”the pixel density is so high that the human eye is unable to distinguish individual pixels” is a tad exaggerated, it’s still a remarkable achievement and one that other technology companies need to stop trying to beat.  Let me explain why.

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