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Apple Inc. did sue NYC, however it was not about "Big Apple" nickname, but the logo that went along with it — a stylized apple. Apple filed a federal challenge to New York's trademark application for a new "Big Apple" logo, saying it's too similar to the stylized emblem found on iPhones, iPods and iMac computers. Cupertino, Calif.-based ...


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Yes, but this is a newly reported bug on OS X 10.8.4 and iOS 6.1.3 that affects CoreText API so it will likely be fixed in the near future. The text linked to is the same as appears in a screen shot on the Ars Technica article: The article then goes on to explain the following: There's a new bug in town, and it's here to crash your Mac and iPhone ...


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It's unlikely that Apple's support for USB had any significant impact on the adoption of the standard. There are two other events that, in combination, "jump started" USB adoption. 1. Windows 98 release provides comprehensive USB support Windows 98 was released in June 1998. Prior to Windows 98, USB support in Windows was flaky at best. Support was ...


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USB 1.x introduction Market share OS market shares of that time (Source): Windows 95/98 69.4%, Windows NT Workstation 9.2%, Windows 3.x (with DOS) 7.7%, Mac OS 4.6%, Linux 2.4%, DOS (IBM, Digital Research, Microsoft) 2.3%, Unix 1.0%, OS/2 Warp 0.8%, other 2.7% Windows 95 OSR2 released on 27 August 1997 included USB support and Windows 98 ...


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Apple acquired the iPad trademark from Fujitsu. Apple now owns the iPad trademark. The trademark (Serial No. 76497338) was filed by Fujitsu in March of 2003 for their iPad wireless handheld computing device used by retailers. Records at the U.S. Patent and Trademark office show that the trademark was assigned to Apple on March 17. Apple licensed the ...


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Foxconn did indeed install "suicide nets". And they worked. It's a well known fact that many people wanting to commit suicide are not thinking straight and can be stopped if anything interferes with their plans. Taking an action that saves lives when it is obvious that this action is opening the company up to attacks by all internet trolls is surely ...


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It's difficult to verify the statement that "2.7% of patents granted to technology companies are design patents", since it's not obvious how "technology companies" differs from other companies, to which patents are assigned. Assuming that we limit the search to US patents, there were 247,727 patents issued/granted in 2011, of which 21,356 (12%) were design ...


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From the 1996 PBS television special "Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires." [Source] Part 3 - Great Artists Steal: Steve Jobs: "Ultimately it comes down to taste. It comes down to trying to expose yourself to the best things that humans have done and then try to bring those things in to what you're doing. I mean ...


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The product often mentioned as having "high Apple tax" is iPad. But in fact Samsung has higher margin on Galaxy Note 10.1, than Apple on iPad. On the other hand however, Samsung also makes Nexus 10 for Google, which sells at much, much lower margin. Apple gets hefty margin from iPhone 5, however Samsung gets similarly high margin from Galaxy S3. Again, ...


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I'm afraid the US government and AAPL are very different things. Apple does not have its own currency, nor powers to raise taxes, so its capacity to effect change on its environment is largely determined by its cash pile. It is now, like Porsche, essentially a hedge fund with a retail arm (Braeburn Capital, AAPL's fund, for the story read this article on ...


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Was an air hostess electrocuted by her iPhone 5 No, she was electrocuted by her cheap Chinese charger. A Chinese woman was electrocuted whilst holding an iPhone. However ... The phone was an iPhone 4 not an iPhone 5 She had just stepped out of a bath (so may have been wet and dripping water) The charger was not an Apple product but a cheap Chinese fake. ...


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There was a discussion at security stackexchange about this issue. The top rated answer says: Yes, it is possible. However, that runs the risk of destroying the device without getting the data off first, which is undesirable. It also does not achieve the political goals of forcing Apple to assist in decrypting the device, paving the way with precedent ...


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Yes, No, Yes... iPad — apparently LG never bothered to register that as trademark. Fujitsu did have a POS device called iPAD, and it was a point of trademark dispute between them and Apple. Apple settled out of court and paid estimated $4 mln to Fujitsu (source: NYT). This only took care of trademarking in USA, however not elsewhere in the world. For ...


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Short version: Apple appears to have used estimates of economic benefits that favour itself, but which aren't outside the plausible range. Taken with its "created or supported" claim that makes it not too inaccurate, as marketing releases go. There are a number of articles analyzing this statement by Apple. Three good ones are: Cnet New York Times ...


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It probably depends on what he means by "market research." Almost any research a company does is related to the market they're in, in one way or another. This article examines Apple's recent Customer Pulse initiative, and talks about how this is clearly market research. It sounds to me like Jobs' quote is using a very narrow (and effectively completely ...


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Here is a more detailed excerpt, including the quote from the alleged recording, from New York County District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr's written testimony at the Senate committee hearing: Recently, a defendant in a serious felony case told another individual on recorded jailhouse call that “Apple and Google came out with these softwares that can no ...


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The answer is yes, there are alternative means for gaining access to the Apple Iphone 5c device running on IOS9 that exist which might not require the manufacturer's assistance which is agreed by security expert sites such as this. Some of the alternative methods for gaining access to the device are Method #1: Accessing a computer synchronized with iCloud ...


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There has been a new iOS bug lets anyone crash your iPhone with a text message; theguardian.com reported on May 27, 2015: A bug in Apple’s iOS means that anyone can crash an iPhone by simply sending it a certain string of characters in a message. It required sending an SMS to the victim, not him opening an link: The text string is very specific and is ...


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I realize this is an old question, but on the off-chance you haven't already found it, the interview in question appeared in the March 8, 1982 issue of InfoWorld. You can read the whole thing here: Apple's Steven P. Jobs talks to IW We didn't have much money to make molds. So we hired an outfit in Mountain View. [...] It got so bad at one point that we ...


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Retina Display is unhealthy, but it's unrelated to the resolution. It's the fact, that it's offered only as glossy display, no matte option. Queensland University of Technology page on "High gloss computer screens" This web page contains health and safety considerations for Macintosh – Apple ‘glass’ or high gloss monitor screens. Reflections and ...


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Probably There is little disagreement that AES-256 cannot be cracked (it's still the US Gov't standard for encrypting Top Secret documents) or that the cryptographic key (UID key) cannot be extracted by software means. However, there is whole range of physical, invasive techniques with which it is feasible (albeit difficult) to extract UID key from the ...


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Computer Eye Strain: 10 Steps for Relief says, "Choose a display with a dot pitch of .28 mm or smaller." According to MacBook Air - Technical Specifications (with the help of Display PPI (Pixels Per Inch) Calculator), the 13-Inch MacBook Air's dot pitch is 0.1989 mm (127.68 PPI), smaller than 0.28 mm.


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