In the News: 2014-10-25

Written on:October 25, 2014
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Apple News: Apple locks up top execs until 2019 with $27M golden handcuffs
Apple will be holding onto its top executives until at least 2019, if the granting of new stock options by the Apple board have anything to do with it. Angela Ahrendts, Eddy Cue, Phil Schiller, Craig Federighi, CFO Luca Maestri, VP of hardware engineering Daniel Riccio, Apple lawyer Bruce Sewell, and COO Jeffrey Williams all received stock grants potentially valued at a total of $27 million, based on the high closing price of AAPL stock on Thursday.
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Technology News: NIST puts a sharper point on cloud computing
The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) definition of cloud computing is considered by many to be the final word on cloud. The definition embraced by so many reads as follows:

“Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.”

Now, the agency has published the final version of the US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, which describes the thinking that should go into designing and managing clouds within the US government and beyond. The guidelines may help guide commercial organzations’ efforts as well.
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Programming News: How to become a programmer, or the art of Googling well
The fall semester of my senior year, I was having some serious self-confidence issues. I had slowly come to realize that I did not, in fact, want to become a researcher. Statistics pained me, and the seemingly endless and fruitless nature of research bored me. I was someone who was driven by results – tangible products with deadlines that, upon completion, had a binary state: success, or failure. Going into my senior year, this revelation was followed by another. All of my skills thus far had been cultivated for research. If I wasn’t going into research, I had… nothing.
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Photography News: A – Z Of Light Trail Photography Tips
A – Z Of Light Trail Photography Tips – 26 photography tips on capturing creative shots with light trails.

A – Aperture

When it comes to picking an aperture, you don’t want to go too wide as this will shorten your shutter speeds so choose an aperture around f/8 or f/11 to start and go from there.

B – Bulb

Using the BULB setting will keep the shutter open until you take your finger off the shutter button (this is when a release is handy as you can keep the shutter open without having to touch the camera). This can be useful for light trails as you’ll be able to take more control over the length of the exposure, stopping and starting it more precisely.

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In the News: 2014-10-24

Written on:October 24, 2014
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Apple News: 4 Cool Apple Announcements You May Have Missed Apple recently held a media event at its headquarters in Cupertino, California, where it unveiled its latest iPad models: the iPad Air 2 and the iPad mini 3. While the most obvious change made to the new iPad models was the implementation of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, the iPad Air 2 was also upgraded with a beefed-up version of…

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In the News: 2014-10-23

Written on:October 23, 2014
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Apple News: Apple dropping support for SSL 3.0 on push notification servers, requiring TLS by October 29th Apple has announced to developers that it will be dropping support for SSL 3.0 on its push notification service on October 29th in order to mitigate a vulnerability discovered in the software recently. Developers who currently support both TLS and SSL 3.0 on their push servers will not be impacted by the change,…

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In the News: 2014-10-22

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In the News: 2014-10-22

Apple News: Where iPhone Users Can Use Apple Pay Apple Pay was launched earlier this week alongside the release of iOS 8.1, allowing users to buy goods with their iPhones at a number of stores, but where exactly can iPhone users take advantage of Apple’s new digital payment platform? Apple Pay is essentially the company’s own digital wallet service to take on the growing market of digital payment systems that…

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In the News: 2014-10-21

Written on:October 21, 2014
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Apple News: This is Tim: Apple’s CEO answers the analysts After Apple announces its quarterly earnings as it did today, there’s a conference call between Apple executives and financial analysts. These calls are generally preceded by a bunch of prepared statements that can provide a little bit of insight into how Apple’s business works, but is mostly focused on things most Apple watchers already know. Then comes the question-and-answer session,…

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