ESPN: We’re Working on an Apple TV Deal

10:59 AM, Jan. 20th, 2016 · · News

Apple in talks with ESPN for streaming content

ESPN President John Skipper says he's working on an Apple TV content deal that sidesteps cable television subscriptions. He says they're building a "great television experience," but other content providers are dragging their heels.

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If ESPN is excited about a potential Apple TV streaming service, then there's a chance other content providers are interested in signing deals, too. It's a slow process, so don't expect to see Apple announcing any deals in the next few weeks or even months.

Apple Releases iMovie 10.1.1 with YouTube Sharing Fixes, More

7:08 PM, Jan. 19th, 2016 · · News

iMovie 10

Apple released iMovie 10.1.1 on Tuesday, a bug fix release that addresses five different issues, including a problem with YouTube sharing. Other issues include editing fixes, playback of Sony XAVC S clips, still image display, and an issue with Library lists.

Apple Finally Wins Injunction in Samsung Patent Fight

9:18 AM, Jan. 19th, 2016 · · News

Apple finally scores permanent injunction in Samsung patent battle

Apple finally won an injunction in its years-old patent infringement fight with Samsung on Monday. The ruling is a legal win for Apple, although it has little value in the retail space because it covers products Samsung no longer makes.

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Judge Koh's injunction doesn't even count as an annoyance to Samsung at this point; it's little more than a another tool Apple can toss into its legal toolbox.

Think Tank’s Congressional Cybersecurity Lab Would Educate Politicians

7:46 PM, Jan. 18th, 2016 · · News

iSpy

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is developing a Congressional Cybersecurity Lab (CCL) intended to help teach technically unsavvy politicians the wily ways of cybersecurity. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation issued a grant in November of 2015 to the tune of US$400,000 to the Center to fund development of the CCL.

Beware Phishing Scam that Looks Like Real Apple Email

6:37 PM, Jan. 18th, 2016 · · News

Danger: Phishing Scam

We received the best looking phishing email we've seen in a long time, if not ever, and wanted to make folks aware of it. While it looks like it could be from Apple, including legitimate links to Apple's Support site and online forums, the link to "My Apple ID" is to a non-Apple URL.

Death and Passwords: Make a Plan Before You’re Gone

2:28 PM, Jan. 18th, 2016 · · News

Apple doesn't make it easy to get passwords for deceased family members

When we die whatever is tucked away in our brains goes with us, including passwords for our online accounts. One woman learned that the hard way after her husband passed away and she tried to get the password from Apple for his Apple ID. The big lesson here: plan ahead so there's a way for trusted people to get at your important passwords when you're gone.

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Historically speaking, death is almost always a one way path. Making sure someone you trust can get at the passwords for your online accounts after you're gone makes it a lot easier to wrap up your affairs.

Apple Webpage Honors Martin Luther King Jr. Day

10:44 AM, Jan. 18th, 2016 · · News

Apple's MLK Day homepage

Monday, January 18 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States, and Apple is celebrating the day with a special webpage honoring the civil rights hero. This isn't the first time Apple has marked the occasion on its website, and is looking like it's become an annual event for the company.

Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation of Apple’s Ireland Facilities

9:34 AM, Jan. 18th, 2016 · · News

Apple evacuates Ireland facilities following bomb threat

About 4,800 people were evacuated from Apple's Lavitt's Quay and Holyhill campuses following a bomb threat Monday morning. Authorities searched the facilities, but didn't find any signs of foul play.

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It seems someone isn't happy with Apple in Ireland. Luckily the bomb threat appears to be fake, and no one was hurt.