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Old 09-17-2009, 08:30 AM
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Snow Leopard less secure than Windows? Jeepers..

http://news.techworld.com/security/3...s-hacker/?pn=1

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And my BMW is less secure than one of these armored cars that carries money around. Still, I don't feel any urge to replace it.
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:53 AM
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I'm wondering about the intentions of the "Mac security guru". Is his intention to help the consumers by notifying Apple of its OS' flaws? Nope, because (1) the flaws (which are flaws according to his definitions) were not fixed, and (2) he announced the flaws to the whole world, enabling hackers to focus their exploits, rather than discussing behind closed doors with Apple's security folks.

So, what are his intentions? To boost his reputation? To make $$ by blackmailing Apple?
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And so the security quagmire continues.

Apple admits 'widespread cyber-security breach' by Chinese hackers
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In a move that Reuters calls "an unprecedented admission of a widespread cyber-security breach," Apple (AAPL) on Tuesday admitted that it was the victim of several attacks by the same group of Chinese hackers who previously targeted Facebook (FB) and other large companies. The hackers were able to infect a "small number" of Mac computers that belonged to Apple employees, although it said that "there was no evidence that any data left Apple." The company plans to release a software tool later today to protect customers from the malicious software used in the attacks. Facebook revealed last Friday that it was the victim of a sophisticated attack by a group of hackers that were traced back to China.
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I've been using Macs and still do since the 80's, I no longer use the iPhone, had every iPhone including the boring poorly executed 5. Frankly I'm a little concerned with the direction Apple is heading....literally.
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I've been using Macs and still do since the 80's, I no longer use the iPhone, had every iPhone including the boring poorly executed 5. Frankly I'm a little concerned with the direction Apple is heading....literally.
their iOS is now 6 years old and no innovative changes since.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:03 PM
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I've been using Macs and still do since the 80's, I no longer use the iPhone, had every iPhone including the boring poorly executed 5. Frankly I'm a little concerned with the direction Apple is heading....literally.
You're not the only one:
Woz worries Apple is in danger of becoming uncool
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With analysts of all stripes predicting more doom for Apple (AAPL), you just knew that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak couldn’t resist getting in on the action.

In an interview with Bloomberg this week, Wozniak says that it’s been a while since Apple has released a new product that has set the standard for the rest of the industry and that the company risks losing its “halo” if it doesn’t come out with something truly fresh and innovative soon.

“We used to have these ads, I’m a Mac and I’m a PC, and the Mac was always the cool guy,” Wozniak told Bloomberg. “And ouch, it’s painful, because we kind of are losing that.”

But Woz does think there is some hope for Apple: The “iWatch.”
Wozniak tells Bloomberg that he’s encouraged by reports that Apple has dedicated over 100 engineers to crafting a smartwatch that may be capable of interacting with Apple’s computers, tablets and smartphones. Wozniak says he’ll be especially excited for the iWatch if it comes with Siri fully installed and ready to take voice commands.

“Apple can keep engineers working so intently toward the right product, you don’t have to rush something out ahead of time,” he said.
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So do you think Steve Jobs really was the face of Apple and now that he's gone they're doomed to fail?
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So do you think Steve Jobs really was the face of Apple and now that he's gone they're doomed to fail?
now they should bring back "the woz". dump cookie.
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So do you think Steve Jobs really was the face of Apple and now that he's gone they're doomed to fail?
whether or not the company is doomed depends on how they hold it together, considering they're lagging competitively and now playing defense. Reality is, peak Apple is in!
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So do you think Steve Jobs really was the face of Apple and now that he's gone they're doomed to fail?
Great question. I think Tim Cook although apparently appointed by Jobs personally is NOT the man to lead Apple. Tim Cook seems too reserved and gun shy for that role and not as nerdy and creative as Jobs was. Even more concerning lately is their iOS and hardware implementation, it's dead in the water and Jonathan Ive has been MIA since the shake up. Some say Jonathan is working on iOS7 if so who the hell is working on hardware design? Couple all of this with the htc One and the Galaxy S4 coming out in a couple weeks....Apple is in real trouble.
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Great question. I think Tim Cook although apparently appointed by Jobs personally is NOT the man to lead Apple. Tim Cook seems too reserved and gun shy for that role and not as nerdy and creative as Jobs was. Even more concerning lately is their iOS and hardware implementation, it's dead in the water and Jonathan Ive has been MIA since the shake up. Some say Jonathan is working on iOS7 if so who the hell is working on hardware design? Couple all of this with the htc One and the Galaxy S4 coming out in a couple weeks....Apple is in real trouble.
The "power" of Steve Jobs is in his salesmanship abilities. He was a cult leader who could sell a bad antenna on the iPhone as a "you're holding it wrong" and everybody would believe him.

Apple didn't have earth shattering products. They had good or average products in a shiny design that Jobs sold them like it's the beginning and end of the coolest item that you could hold and people immediately think you are the top dog in Starbux.

Now that Jobs is gone, it is like somebody turned off those soft flattering lights, and turned on the florescent. And that lady you were looking at is not as pretty in the bright light as she was in the soft warmer lights.

Before, with Jobs, people looked a the halo of Apple products.
After his death, people are starting to look at the product of Apple products.
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The "power" of Steve Jobs is in his salesmanship abilities. He was a cult leader who could sell a bad antenna on the iPhone as a "you're holding it wrong" and everybody would believe him.

Apple didn't have earth shattering products. They had good or average products in a shiny design that Jobs sold them like it's the beginning and end of the coolest item that you could hold and people immediately think you are the top dog in Starbux.

Now that Jobs is gone, it is like somebody turned off those soft flattering lights, and turned on the florescent. And that lady you were looking at is not as pretty in the bright light as she was in the soft warmer lights.

Before, with Jobs, people looked a the halo of Apple products.
After his death, people are starting to look at the product of Apple products.

the ipod shuffle isn't looking as brilliant
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The "power" of Steve Jobs is in his salesmanship abilities. He was a cult leader who could sell a bad antenna on the iPhone as a "you're holding it wrong" and everybody would believe him.

Apple didn't have earth shattering products. They had good or average products in a shiny design that Jobs sold them like it's the beginning and end of the coolest item that you could hold and people immediately think you are the top dog in Starbux.

Now that Jobs is gone, it is like somebody turned off those soft flattering lights, and turned on the florescent. And that lady you were looking at is not as pretty in the bright light as she was in the soft warmer lights.

Before, with Jobs, people looked a the halo of Apple products.
After his death, people are starting to look at the product of Apple products.
Well put Can't argue with a thing you said.
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Apple didn't have earth shattering products. They had good or average products in a shiny design that Jobs sold them like it's the beginning and end of the coolest item that you could hold and people immediately think you are the top dog in Starbux.
Actually, the one item that made Apple what it is today is the iPod Classic. It wasn't the first mp3 player - I had several other ones first before I finally gave in and bought one. However, its interface was so simple and far superior that it utter dominated the market, to the point where car manufacturers such as BMW built interfaces just for it, and an entire market evolved for accessories. iPod was synonymous with "mp3 player" just like Kleenex is with facial tissue.

The problem is that was a long time ago in tech industry years - back in the beginning of the PS2 era, and we're now looking forward to the PS4 era.
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