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, which while hardly extemporaneous—you get the sense that most of the questions have been anticipated and talking points formulated—lets Apple CEO Tim Cook provide a level of detail into how Apple’s business is shaping up that can be illuminating. And so, presented with minimal editing, here’s a transcript of how Cook answered the analysts on Monday…
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Technology News: Are We Really Saving the Open Internet?
Want regulations to preserve the open Internet? Be careful what you wish for.
Demands for network neutrality have reached fever pitch in Washington, D.C., as many voices stress the need for the Federal Communications Commission to save our open Internet. They claim that broadband Internet service providers can block data flow from selected websites, charging content providers for delivering content to customers and establishing paid “fast lanes” for some and slow lanes for everyone else (see “The Right Way to Fix the Internet”). Is the Internet suddenly in great danger?
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Programming News: Happy 10th Birthday, Ubuntu
20th October 2004, ten years ago today, Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog) was released. While the user community celebrates the decade anniversary today, for me and those of us who worked on it, it was the result of almost eight months of work. My story, in common with the majority of the original group, really begins with the Debian Project. I had taken a year off full-time work and had been concentrating on involving myself more with the Linux community in general, and Debian in particular. By early 2004, the then Debian Project Leader, Martin Michlmayr had asked me to step in and take over the maintenance of Dpkg, the central package management software of the operating system. I was invited to attend the Open Source World Conference in Málaga, Spain and meet with other developers there, in particular Colin Watson and Tollef Fog Heen, to figure out the details of how we’d go about that.
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Photography News: The Intrepid 4×5 is a Large Format Camera That’s Light On Your Back and Your Wallet
If you’ve been wanting to get into the large format game, but the financial investment was just too rich for your blood, the Intrepid 4×5 camera might be exactly what you’re looking for. Created by The Intrepid Camera Company, the Intrepid 4×5 camera was born out of a love of large format photography and the desire to create the perfect large format camera. The team wanted it to be affordable, without making any major sacrifices in weight and quality, so for over a year they whittled away at the design little by little until they ended up with the beast you see below …
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In the News: 2014-10-20

Written on:October 20, 2014
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Apple News: How and where to use Apple Pay with your iPhone 6 Roughly one month after we first saw a demo of Tim Cook scanning an iPhone at a cash register to buy stuff, Apple Pay has arrived for the rest of us to check out. But before you go blowing your entire paycheck on everything from big handbags to Big Macs, there are a few things to keep…

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In the News: 2014-10-19

Written on:October 19, 2014
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Apple News: Apple’s New Mac Mini: Should You Upgrade? Apple just made a slew of announcements this week, but between the thinner gold-tinted iPad Air 2 and the eye-popping iMac with Retina 5K display, it (finally) updated the little desktop that could, the Mac mini. The pint-sized desktop gets an updated roster of ports and components, along with a lower starting price. The last update was the 2012 version$765.00 at…

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In the News: 2014-10-18

Written on:October 18, 2014
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Apple News: Apple’s New Mac Software Includes Little Changes That Make A Big Difference Apple’s new operating system for Macs, called OS X Yosemite, is available to download from the Mac App Store starting Thursday. Yosemite represents a bold visual redesign, but one that still feels rooted in the familiar simplicity that Mac users have grown to love. The result is a cleaner, more vibrant operating system that takes a…

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In the News: 2014-10-17

Written on:October 17, 2014
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Apple News: Redesigned iWork for Mac with iCloud Drive and iOS updates with Continuity now available As promised during today’s event, Apple has begun rolling out significant updates to iWork across both OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. The Yosemite updates start with a new design to fit the operating system’s refreshed aesthetic, while the iOS updates center around adding Continuity and Handoff functionality. This means you can now start…

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