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Tim Cook says Apple is 'very serious' about doubling down on secrecy





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Apple's secrecy surrounding its product line is legendary. Apple cofounder Steve Jobs even identified secrecy as one of the specific tenets at Apple that has been responsible for its success. And now Apple plans to become even more protective going forward, the company's chief executive said in an interview to the All Things D.

Questioned by journalists Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg, Cook revealed that Apple plans to "double down" on product security and secrecy. "We're going to double down on secrecy," Cook said Tuesday. "I'm very serious about this. Double down."


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Wednesday, May 30th, 2012. 22:35

Apple Researching Stylus Concepts with Optical Tracking and Haptic Feedback



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Back in 2007, then the first-generation iPhone was launched, Steve Jobs offered an idea of a stylus for the iPhone. And it seems that Apple is still researching his ideas for stylus-based input. Unwired View has recently posted Apple patent applications filed in late 2010, highlighting optical and haptic stylus concepts. However, there is no evidence that Apple is seriously looking at incorporating a stylus into its products, but it remains clear that the company is thinking about how such pen-based input could be used in novel ways.

Apple's optical stylus is based on a tiny camera on the tip of the pen, allowing it to track patterns on a device's screen that is invisible to the user's eye.


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Monday, May 28th, 2012. 15:52

Quick info about iOS 5.1.1 Untethered Jailbreak



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MuscleNerd from the iPhone Dev-Team has posted some details on the upcoming untethered jailbreak from pod2g.

  • All info below is tentative and subject to last minute refinements
  • @pod2g's 5.1.1 jailbreak+untether is working out great. All devices are covered except for AppleTV3,1, which currently has no path for jailbreaking.
    - the initial 5.1.1 plan used a kernel exploit from @westbaer which unfortunately precluded use in iPod3,1 and iPhone2,1
    - @planetbeing stepped up and provided a kernel exploit that covers both of those. Those two JBers are the bomb!
  • The 5.1.1 A5 JB is very similar to the A5 5.0.1 JB. @pimskeks has done a tremendous job supporting both 5.0.1 and 5.1.1 in absinthe
  • Similar to 5.0.1, there will also be a 5.1.1 CLI "cinject" binary and redsn0w version of the 5.1.1 JB+untether. Absinthe, cinject, and redsn0w will all provide the same JB in different fashions.
    - timing is indeterminate. Plans are for this week, but a number of factors can influence that.
  • For those wishing to donate, we've set up a new 5.1.1 paypal URL: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=4U6DQGJ2NRVUN
  • Please don't pirate AppStore apps (seriously, please do not).



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Aaron Sorkin Shares His Thoughts On Steve Jobs Biopic



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Aaron Sorkin, who created the Oscar-winning scenario for “The Social Network”, was recently confirmed by Sony Pictures as a screenwriter for upcoming film based on the biography of Steve Jobs.

Reuters reported that in an interview with reporters Sorkin said that he was still looking for some event in Jobs’ life to hang the film on.


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Friday, May 18th, 2012. 12:50

Aaron Sorkin Will Be Screenwriter For Steve Jobs biopic



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Sony Pictures confirmed that Aaron Sorkin will be the screenwriter for the film adaptation of the Steve Jobs’ biography by Walter Isaacson. Last month Sorkin, who is well-known for his work on The Social Network, A Few Good Men and The West Wing, noted that he was “strongly considering” the offer to work on the project. Amy Pascal, Sony Pictures Co-Chairman, commented on the announcement:


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Wednesday, May 16th, 2012. 13:17

Photos of Ashton Kutcher in character as Steve Jobs surface



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Gossip site TMZ.com published photos of actor Ashton Kutcher wearing Steve Jobs' iconic black turtleneck, jeans and sneakers outfit. Kutcher is preparing to act in the independent film about the late Apple co-founder.

Everybody knows that Jobs so liked the black turtleneck that he reportedly owned hundreds of them. Mona Simpson, Jobs' sister, remarked at his memorial service last October that he had probably owned enough copies of the shirt for everyone in attendance.


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Monday, May 14th, 2012. 13:18

Apple Will Use In-House Mapping Service In iOS 6



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Google Maps (left) and mockup of Apple's 3D mapping mode (right)

According to 9to5Mac, Apple is going to move away from Google Maps in iOS 6 by implementing an in-house mapping service with 3D views. The report notes that Apple’s purchases of mapping companies Poly9 and Placebase are ready to pay off, with the recent acquisition of 3D mapping company C3 Technologies complementing the suite of services.


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Friday, May 11th, 2012. 20:57

Steve Jobs' liver transplant helped inspire Facebook organ donor program



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Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg mentioned in an interview with ABC News that his friendship with Steve Jobs and his liver transplant that extended his life came to mind as he worked on a plan to increase the number of organ donors.

"That definitely, I think, was something that we all had in mind as we were building this out," Zuckerberg said. "His story is just one of many, of people who both were able to have an organ transplant that made his life longer, and he was extremely thankful for that."


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Friday, May 4th, 2012. 14:50

Apple working on new power management technology for future Macs



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According to AppleInsider, Apple is working on a new power management technology for the next-generation Macs. Such technology will allow devices to be more efficient and run even longer on battery power.

Apple's plans were revealed in a newly published job application discovered by AppleInsider. The advertised job describes the role as "an excellent opportunity to work on the forefront of new power management technologies." The new hire will join a team that will innovate in power use from concept investigation and design through product implementation.


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Wednesday, April 18th, 2012. 23:06

Tim Cook Included In TIME’s 100 Most Influential People List 2012



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Time Magazine published its list of the 100 Most Influential People In The World that was compiled for this year, and Apple CEO Tim Cook included in the list alongside Salman Khan, Rihanna, Hilary Clinton and Tim Tebow. Walter Isaacson has been also included on the TIME's list thanks to the remarkable success of his book about Steve Jobs.


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Wednesday, April 18th, 2012. 22:03

Steve Jobs Contacted Siri Just Three Weeks After App's Initial Launch



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Siri co-founder Dag Kittlaus in a speech given yesterday in Chicago described some early developments that led to acquisition of the technology by Apple, and its further introduction on the iPhone 4S. Kittlaus reported that Steve Jobs personally contacted him just three weeks after Siri launched its iPhone app back in 2010.

And he wanted me to come over to his house the next day, and I did, and I spent 3 hours with him in front of his fireplace having this surreal conversation about the future.


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RIM hiring iOS developers



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Research in Motion has recently posted a job listing on its website that reveals that the BlackBerry maker is looking to hire developers for an undisclosed iOS enterprise app to be distributed through Apple's App Store. A RIM spokesperson confirmed the rumours. As he said, “the company is indeed developing an iPhone app as part of its BlackBerry Mobile Fusion project.”

Along with the usual coding and communication skills, requirements called for a candidate well-versed in creating apps for both the iPhone and the iPad.


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Friday, March 23rd, 2012. 16:12

Steve Jobs approached CBS to pitch subscription TV service



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CBS chief executive Les Moonves has revealed that the late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs connected with him directly to discuss a subscription TV service. But Moonves rejected the offer, being confident that it would disrupt the company's existing revenue streams.

Moonves had confirmed last November during an earnings call that Apple had held talks with CBS over a "success-based or non-guaranteed" streaming TV service. During the UCLA Entertainment Symposium on Saturday, he mentioned the additional detail that it was Jobs himself who had given the pitch, Hollywood Reporter reports.


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Monday, March 12th, 2012. 15:30

Apple provides additional details for Cupertino campus project



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The city of Cupertino has recently presented the updated plans and renderings for Apple's Cupertino campus project that was first unveiled by late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The main building, which Jobs described as "a little like a spaceship landed," will comprise 2.8 million square feet over its four stories. The campus will also accommodate a café and restaurant, fitness center and corporate auditorium with seating for up to 1,000 people, as well as 300,000 square feet of research facilities. The majority of power for the facilities will be supplied by an "on-site low carbon Central Plant" and will also be supplemented by solar power.


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Sunday, March 11th, 2012. 23:34

Apple Investing $300 Million in Austin, Texas to Add 3,600 More Workers



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Texas Governor Rick Perry revealed on Friday that Apple plans to invest $304 million on a new campus in Austin that will create 3,600 new jobs and double the size of its workforce in Texas. Moreover, the state will award Apple $21 million over 10 years through the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF). In return, Apple will expand its customer support, sales and accounting functions in the region.

"Apple is known for its bold innovation and game-changing designs, and the expansion of their Austin facility adds to the growing list of visionary high-tech companies that have found that Texas' economic climate is a perfect fit for their future, thanks to our low taxes, reasonable and predictable regulations, fair legal system and skilled workforce" Perry said. "Investments like this further Texas' potential to become the nation's next high-tech hub."

The TEF’s partnership with Apple will be one of the largest job creation initiatives in TEF history. To date, the fund has invested more than $443.4 million to help generate more than 62,000 new jobs and $15.4 billion in capital investment.




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Sunday, March 11th, 2012. 21:57