The directors of the CIA and NSA blamed the press for educating terrorists on the important of encryption. Bryan Chaffin thinks this is both dangerous and foolish commentary, and it shows our top intelligence people are learning the wrong lessons from reality.
If you love the constitution, the right to privacy, and America, you should support Apple against the government's push to destroy your civil liberties. Three tried and true Constitutional arguments against eroding our civil liberties apply to this case just as they have to many other civil liberty struggles of the past. John Kheit explains.
Even before the Apple Watch first shipped, Apple's CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple Watch quarterly sales would not be broken out for financial analysts. At first that seemed overly defensive by Apple and worrisome to observers, but in time, we've seen how clever a strategy it has been. John explains why.
FBI Director James Comey penned his own open letter to counter public comments from Apple and CEO Tim Cook arguing against those efforts. So far the mainstream media hads dealt with the letter in a very uncritical fasion. Bryan Chaffin thought that should change.
As Apple customers, we're accustomed to seeing the most popular consumer products updated annually. Like the iPhone and iMac. However, there are very good reasons why we won't see a new Apple Watch in March. John Martellaro explains Apple's challenges.
Quartz reporter Joon Ian Wong wrote an article where he appears to conflate Apple’s showing its source code to China as somehow being the same thing as putting in a backdoor.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai offered support, of sorts, to Apple and CEO Tim Cook's fight against a government order to create software that would allow the FBI to brute force attack a terrorist's iPhone. In series of five whole tweets, Mr. Pichai called an open letter from Mr. Cook "important" and questioned the judge's order that would force Apple to create surveillance tools, but his comments were a far cry from endorsing Mr. Cook's position.
It’s been a couple of years since Dr. Mac talked about universal remote control devices and apps. He says an awesome universal remote control is the holy grail of home automation; having a single device that can mimic every function of all five individual remote controls for his home theatre system is priceless. And the ability to control his Phillips Hue and Lutron Caseta lights, Nest thermostat, and other smart devices from a single remote (or iOS app) is the icing on the cake.
Self proclaimed best musical artist of all time Kanye West isn't going to have anything to do with streaming his latest album on Apple Music and instead is going exclusively with Tidal. This is after he begged people to sign up for the streaming music service a couple days earlier—and tried to get Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg to throw some serious money his way—in what looks like a complete and very public emotional unraveling.
John Kheit thinks that Silicon Valley has allowed itself to become SoDoSoPaized. Nothing else can explain the unbearable, total non-thinking, incessant, goose-step mimicry of Apple, and he wants it to stop.
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