Foxconn bails out Sharp
Published in News
25 February 2016

Foxconn bails out Sharp


Writes $5.8 billion cheque

Sharp has accepted Foxconn's offer and will be acquired for $5.8 billion.

Gates did not back the FBI against Apple
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Tame Apple Press got ahead of itself

The Tame Apple Press claimed yesterday that Bill Gates had waded in backing the FBI against Apple.

Western Europe more interested in detachables
Published in Notebooks


One in Five sold last quarter is detachable,

Beancounters for IDC have added up the numbers, and divided by their shoe size, and come to the conclusion that Western Europe is getting more interested in detachable computers.

White House calls time on Apple’s “freedom” spin
Published in Mobiles


Read the court order this is not about back-doors

The Fruity Cargo cult’s insistence that it is being required to put a backdoor in its iPhone software is a complete fantasy according to the White House.

Re-issued iOS 9.2.1 fixes bricked "Error 53" iPhones
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But there is a catch

On Thursday, the Palo Alto, California-headquartered technology giant with a Fischer Price-themed mobile operating system re-issued iOS 9.2.1 with a software fix for the widespread “Error 53” hardware error that has bricked tens of thousands of iPhones worldwide since becoming a frequent issue over the last few months of 2015.

Apple already made cops an iOS backdoor
Published in Mobiles


It is just not what you think

The Fruity cargo cult Apple is getting a pat on the back from privacy people for its stand against helping the US cops with their inquiries, however what is being missed from the story is that outfit already allows coppers access to its iOS operating system.

Apple will fight US government over iOS encryption backdoor
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Order affects all 1 billion active Apple devices worldwide


Tim Cook and company at the Palo Alto, California-based, fruit-themed toy giant will fight a US government court-ordered iPhone encryption backdoor, citing “implications far beyond the legal case at hand.” The order has specifically asked for FBI access to unlock and decrypt an iPhone 5C linked to one of the San Bernardino, California shooters who killed 14 people in December.

Trump rips into Apple
Published in Mobiles
17 February 2016

Trump rips into Apple


Who do they think they are?

While the Tame Apple press has been rushing around praising Tim Cook for standing up for privacy by refusing assist the FBI crack the encryption on a mass murder’s phone, colourful Republican hopeful Donald Trump is not impressed.

“Steve Jobs” peddles Motorola gear
Published in Mobiles


Kutcher defects?


The bloke who played Steve Jobs in the not-watched reverential bio-pic Jobs has taken to hawking phones from other vendors.

Recent Taiwan earthquake impact larger than expected
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Damage to Fab 14 may affect iPhone 7 production

A recent 6.4-magnitude earthquake in the southern Taiwan region that killed at least 116 people was originally expected to have a less than 1 percent impact on semiconductor manufacturing in the region. TSMC now expects to have an impact above 1 percent, according to an updated report from DigiTimes.