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You can now download your Apple user data- here’s how

You can now download your Apple user data- here’s how

October 23, 2018


Filed under Technology

As other tech giants face increasing scrutiny over privacy, Apple is continuing to try to position itself as its champion. Apple this week launched a privacy portal for U.S. users. From there, they can now download the data the company has on them, something European users have been able to do sinc...

Apple to U.S. lawmakers: China did not hack us, as reported

Apple to U.S. lawmakers: China did not hack us, as reported

October 9, 2018


Filed under National, Technology

Apple is strongly denying to Congress an explosive report that its products have been compromised by the Chinese government. Apple’s top security officer told lawmakers the company has found no evidence of claims made in a report published last week. His response comes after the Department of Homeland Se...

Talkin’ Hawks- What’s Better Apple or Android?

Talkin’ Hawks- What’s Better Apple or Android?

Josh Crim, Reporter

January 19, 2017


Filed under Campus, Talkin' hawks, Top Stories

Everyone has their preferences, and that is no exception when it comes to cell phones. The Viewpoint set out to resolve the modern day conundrum of what's better Apple or Android?

Troy Wolverton: Apple out of touch with both fans and average consumers

Troy Wolverton: Apple out of touch with both fans and average consumers

November 15, 2016


Filed under Technology

By Troy Wolverton The Mercury News (TNS) Apple is looking more and more like it’s lost its way. Revenue and earnings are falling. Sales of all its major products are in decline. Numerous individual products are getting long in the tooth, waiting years for updates. Even for products that are getting refreshed, the up...

Tech’s future is likely to be in goods

Tech’s future is likely to be in goods

October 11, 2016


Filed under Technology

By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (TNS) It’s easy to imagine a future in which products as mundane as toasters and window blinds will be connected to the internet and controlled by software. It’s harder to guess who’s going to make them. Leading producers of consumer software such as Googl...

With Series 2, Apple admits its smartwatch isn’t for everyone

With Series 2, Apple admits its smartwatch isn’t for everyone

September 13, 2016


Filed under Technology

By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (TNS) Two years ago, Apple Inc. executives made the case that anyone with an iPhone would be better off also owning the company’s new smartwatch. But as many gadget buyers remain unsure about the usefulness of high-tech timepieces, Apple this week pitched its seco...

Hackers Attack Jailbroken iOS Devices, Accessing 225,000 Apple Accounts

Hackers Attack Jailbroken iOS Devices, Accessing 225,000 Apple Accounts

Seth

September 8, 2015


Filed under Technology

By Andrea Chang Los Angeles Times (TNS) Hackers have attacked jailbroken iOS devices and obtained access to more than 225,000 Apple accounts, according to a Silicon Valley network security company. Palo Alto Networks said in a blog post this week that the malware, named KeyRaider, may have affected...

Smartphone sales growth expected to slow this year

Smartphone sales growth expected to slow this year

August 25, 2015


Filed under Technology

By Tracey Lien Los Angeles Times (TNS) Worldwide sales growth for smartphones is slowing down, thanks to maturing markets, but remains strong, according to International Data Corp.’s quarterly mobile phone tracking report. The market intelligence forecaster expects global smartphone shipments ...

HBO Now Streaming Service Launches On Apple Products

HBO Now Streaming Service Launches On Apple Products

April 9, 2015


Filed under Television

By Meg James Los Angeles Times (TNS) The long-anticipated unbundling of cable TV packages has begun. HBO Now, the stand-alone streaming service, launched Tuesday morning on Apple products, HBO said. Separately, Cablevision’s Optimum Online customers also now have access to the subscription HBO service. The ...

Meet Apple’s New iPhone

Meet Apple’s New iPhone

September 9, 2014


Filed under Business

By Paresh Dave Los Angeles Times (MCT) Arriving Sept. 19, the new iPhone brings Apple in line with smartphones from Samsung, HTC and others while making a name for itself with powerful photo and video features. The iPhone 6 comes in two larger, faster and thinner varieties than previous iPhones,...

4.5 Million Smartphones Were Lost Or Stolen In US In 2013

4.5 Million Smartphones Were Lost Or Stolen In US In 2013

April 17, 2014


Filed under Technology

By Salvador Rodriguez Los Angeles Times (MCT) A report released Thursday said 4.5 million smartphones were lost or stolen in the U.S. last year, up from 2.8 million in 2012. Thefts were largely responsible for the increase in devices that were permanently separated from their owners, accord...

Hundreds of millions at stake in Apple-Samsung patent retrial

November 12, 2013


Filed under Business

By Howard Mintz San Jose Mercury News (MCT) In what has become a ritual, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh last week finished off a pretrial hearing in the patent showdown between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. by removing her reading glasses, looking down at the armada of lawyers and asking plaintively,...

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