‘Someone’ Targets Hong Kong Protesters Using Jailbroken iPhones with Malware

3:40 PM, Oct. 1st, 2014 · · Editorial

iSpy

A "Chinese-speaking entity" has targeted Hong Kong protestors using jailbroken iPhones with a trojan horse malware attack. According to security research firm Lacoon, that unknown entity has launched an attack through social media channels called Xsser mRAT that gets victims to install the malware by claiming to be software to help protestors organize.

Facebook Launches Atlas Ad Network to Sell You Elsewhere

7:32 PM, Sep. 29th, 2014 · · Editorial

Money

Facebook announced Atlas Solutions on Monday, an online advertising network that will allow Facebook to profit from your user data in places other than Facebook. With Atlas, Facebook will deliver targeted ads to third party sites and mobile apps, just like Google.

Laurene Powell Jobs 28th Wealthiest American, 4th Richest American Woman

6:14 PM, Sep. 29th, 2014 · · Editorial

Laurene Powell Jobs

Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of the late Steve Jobs, is the 28th wealthiest person in America, and the 4th richest woman. According to Forbes magazine's newest wealth ranking, Mrs. Powell Jobs is worth some $16.6 billion, less than the likes of Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Sheldon Adelson, and Sergey Brin, but more than roughly 313.9 million other people.

Steve Ballmer Plans to Take iPads Away from Clippers

8:20 PM, Sep. 25th, 2014 · · Editorial

YEAH!

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer knows he messed up mobile while at Microsoft, according to Reuters, but he won't let that get in the way of taking the better mobile device away from his new basketball team. In a profile on Mr. Ballmer and the L.A. Clippers, Mr. Ballmer said that the team's iPads are out, but not until the off season.

5 Reasons Apple Pay Will Succeed Brilliantly

3:30 PM, Sep. 16th, 2014 · · Editorial

Apple Pay isn't just something Apple dreamed up and hopes will be adopted. Rather, it's part of and compatibile with a worldwide move to stem the tide of credit card fraud. And Apple is leading the way.

Apple CEO Tim Cook on Privacy: Follow the Money

8:29 PM, Sep. 15th, 2014 · · Editorial

Tim Cook on Charlie Rose

Apple CEO Tim Cook has some advice for those concerned about privacy and your data: follow the money. In an interview with Charlie Rose posted to YouTube on Monday (embedded below the fold), Mr. Cook made an impassioned argument that Apple makes its profit from selling goods, rather than selling you.

Apple Offers U2 Removal Tool for People Angry about Free Album

6:08 PM, Sep. 15th, 2014 · · Editorial

Songs of Innocence

Apple on Monday released SOI Removal, a one-click tool for removing Songs of Innocence, the free U2 album the company gave its customers. This was necessary, apparently, because a vocal number of entitled, narcissistic gits found whinging about free music easier than ignoring it, hiding it, or...gasp...not downloading it.

Apple’s iPhone 6 Preorder Undergoing Massive Fail, Twitter Freaks Out

3:28 AM, Sep. 12th, 2014 · · Editorial

Ooops

Apple is experiencing a rare bit of massive FAIL with the live streaming for Tuesday's media event iPhone 6 preordering. From having two audio feeds during the pre-show to a live Chinese translation that makes it hard to hear Apple's executives to the stream itself dropping out to intermittent outages of Apple's site itself With the online Apple Store still offline 25 minutes after preorders were supposed to begin, this has so far been a catastrophe for a company that normally gets everything right.