Posted: November 26th, 2013 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: Technoid Computer News | Tags: Apple Inc, Apple iPad 3D, Apple iPhone 3D, Apple SmartTV, Business News, Mobile Comuting, PrimeSense, Technoid Computer News | Comments Off on More Proof Apple SmartTV is Close? Apple Picks Up 3D Sensing Tech-co PrimeSense
Consumer tech-behemoth Apple Inc, has acquired 3D developer PrimeSense, it hasn’t however disclosed how it intends to use the new acquisition. PrimeSense is a developer who’s technologie allow devices to respond to their environment in three dimensions.
Apple purchased the Israel based company yesterday, tech-analysts believe the move indicates a shift toward more sophisticated gesture-control in Apples mobile devices, iPhone and iPad.
An Apple spokesman confirmed the purchase, however declined to say how much it spent or what the technology will be used for.
Israeli media said Apple paid about $350 million for PrimeSense, whose technology powers the gesture control in Microsoft Corp’s Xbox Kinect gaming system :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: August 10th, 2013 | Author: Verity Penfold | Filed under: HACK! | Tags: American Civil Liberties Union, AOL, Apple Inc, Barack Obama, china, Cybersecurity, Email Security, Facebook, FB!, FBI Director, Ghack, gmail, Google, Internet Privacy, Internet Security, Justice Department, Lavabit, Microsoft, NSA, PRISM, Robert Mueller, Secure Webmail, Silent Circle, Skype, The Guardian, Twiiter, US Centre for Constitutional Rights, Washington Post, Yahoo, YouTube | Comments Off on Snowden’s Secure Email Provider Shuts Down
The encrypted email service used by US fugitive, Edward Snowden has abruptly shut down, amid a legal fight involving US government attempts to win access to user information.
“I have been forced to make a difficult decision: to become complicit in crimes against the American people, or walk away from nearly 10 years of hard work by shutting down Lavabit,” Lavabit owner Ladar Levison wrote in a letter posted on the company’s website.
Lavabit was founded in 2004 by Texas-based programmers, allegedly prompted by privacy concerns about Gmail, Google’s free, widely-used web-based email service, and their use of the content of users’ email to generate advertisements and marketing data.
Lavabit offered significant privacy protection for their users’ email, including asymmetric encryption. The strength of the cryptographic methods used was of a level that is difficult for even intelligence agencies to crack.
Notorious hacker and founder of Ghacks called the secure email service “probably the most secure, private email service right now”. In July 2013, Lavabit had about 350,000 users, it offered free and paid accounts with levels of storage ranging from 128 megabytes to 8 gigabytes :: Read the full article »»»»
Posted: December 2nd, 2011 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: Android, Apple, Apple and Samsung, Apple Inc, Cult of Apple, Galaxy 10-1, Galaxy Tablet, Google, iPad, iPhone, iPhone 4, Samsung, Smartphone, Standout, Tablet PC, Technoid Gadget News, Technoid Porn | Comments Off on Oops? Samsung Galaxy Table Banned Again!?
UPDATE!! The behemoth that is Apple has won another temporary injunction to stop rival Samsung from selling its Galaxy tablet computer in Australia. On Wednesday – just 2 days ago – we reported that the Federal Court had lifted a previous injunction, meaning Samsung could start selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 at 4pm (AEDT) today. But Apple later launched an appeal to the High Court. The injunction means Samsung cannot sell the tablet computer until the case goes before the court on December 9. Apple says the South Korean company’s Google Android based Galaxy range of tablets and smartphones is too similar to its iPad and iPhone. The companies have been waging a battle in 10 countries over smartphone and tablet patents since April.
Posted: December 1st, 2011 | Author: Michael Courtenay | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: Apple, Apple Inc, Galaxy PC Tablet, GALAXY Tab 10.1, iPad, iPhone, Samsung | Comments Off on Apple vs Samsung: Samsungs Henka Move
In the war that has been Apple vs Samsung, the latter has won what could be the final slap-down. Samsung has won the right to sell its Galaxy 10.1 tablet in Australia after the Federal Court overturned a ban on the sale of the computer. Last month, the court slapped a temporary injunction on sales of the Galaxy 10.1 after rival Apple said the Galaxy range of tablets and smartphones was too similar to its iPad and iPhone. The tech behemoths have been waging a battle in 10 countries over smartphone and tablet patents since April. The Australian dispute centred on touch-screen technology. The court ruled the ban would have had the effect of killing off the Galaxy 10.1 tablet in Australia because of the short commercial life of new technologies. M★C READ MORE
Posted: October 25th, 2011 | Author: M.Aaron Silverman | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: Apple, Apple Inc, Apple iTV, Apple Television, Apple TV, AppleTV, Blip, Cloud, Cult of Apple, Favorite New Thought, Google TV, IPS Panel, itunes, M.Aaron Silverman, Smart TV, Standout, Steve Jobs, Steve Jobs Biography, Technoid, Technoid Computer News, Technoid Computer News | Tags: Apple Inc, Television, Über Monitor, Walter Isaacson | Comments Off on APPLE UPDATE! Update on the UPDATE of the APPLE TV UPDATE!?
Let me make this clear – it seems to have been slightly grey in previous posts – APPLE WILL PRODUCE A TELEVISION! It won’t be TV as we know it, IT WILL BE a new generation iMAC based überclever IPS panel Television! After all, Google already has a smart TV and everyone who’s anyone knows, Apple is way smarter than Google! Highpants has been trumpeting the possibility of an Apple-made TV set since the start of 2011, so far we’ve been wrong everytime, we think. Apple is inevitably going to launch into the Television market, when is clearly the 6 billion dollar question. The Apples ethos has always been to ADD gadgets to our lives, so it’s a No Shit Sherlock Moment when some fool stands up and says APPLE TELEVISION!. In the latest round of rumours – kicked off by 60 Minutes, watched by Hayley Tsukayama at the Washington Post and befuddled by the Wall Street Journal’s Mark Gongloff – experts are finally admitting to reading more than their own write-ups [don’t even get us started on the foulness of the Huff Post!] in the form of Walter Isaacson’s new Steve Jobs biography, out of all of this there are NO more concrete facts about Apple TV. We do hope Mr Isaacson sells a bucket load of books, reading is something we really like to push! After all, each hour of Television you watch cuts 22 minutes from your lifespan? M★C READ MORE