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The way Apple has handled the iTunes 11.2 upgrade bug that made the /Users folder invisible is troubling. It's a matter of concern how and why it happened, that an OS bug should be introduced in an iTunes update, and how Apple handled the fix.
Steve Jobs once talked about how the best ideas derive from intersection of technology and humanities. But when a company exhibits no humanity, what's left?
Ever since the first Apple retail stores opened in May of 2001 in Tysons Corner, VA and the Glendale Galleria, CA, new stores have been opening on a regular basis with the total in the U.S. now exceeding 250. At what point does adding new stores in the U.S. no longer make sense?
Way back in prehistoric time, well 2011 as it were, TMO published a Quick Tip on how to use OS X Lion and the Mac's FaceTime camera to photograph a signature and then add it to a PDF document in the Preview app. The procedure has changed ever so slightly, so we thought it time to update the tip.
The Intego Mac Security Blog is reporting a lock screen setting in iOS 7.1.1, perhaps a flaw, that allows someone in possession of a locked iPhone to trick Siri into displaying the owner's complete Contacts list. This may not be what the owner intended.
Back in January, LYNKtec introduced its Apex Fine Point Active electronic stylus with an ultra small 2.3 mm tip. Now, the product has been upgraded to a new model with a rechargeable battery. Plus, it's pleasingly longer, includes a pocket clip and has a more durable polymer nib. This is an outstanding stylus.
Apple has won another court battle with Samsung over patent infringement, but the reward was small and hasn't slowed Samsung down at all. How might these pyrrhic victories affect Apple's long term thinking? Hint. Think sapphire.
It's possible, if an iPhone setting is set wrong, for you to see and the iPhone to play unwanted music, music that's in iCloud but which you never specifically synced to your iPhone. John explains how to manage the appropriate setting for iCloud music.
Apple is systematically putting many initiatives together in a strategic way. Looked at in isolation, each is nothing for competitors to worry about because it just looks like another puzzle piece. Taken as a whole, the effects will be lethal for the competition.
Out of the box, a Macintosh is configured to search for a wired and Wi-Fi Internet connection. However, there may be a need for some additional adjustments. John Martellaro explains the basics of the Network System Preference.