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The Monk Who Inspired Steve Jobs, Influenced Apple’s Designs

Robert Palladino’s name appears nowhere in Steve Jobs’s lengthy authorized biography, but he had an enduring influence on Jobs and the business empire he erected. Jobs sat in on Palladino’s calligraphy class at Portland’s Reed College, which eventually inspired the elegance for which Apple computers are renowned, the tech icon recalled in his famous 2005 commencement address at Stanford University. ... Read More »

US Police Say Criminals Like Apple’s iPhone Because of Encryption

Some criminals have switched to new iPhones as their “device of choice” to commit wrongdoing due to strong encryption Apple Inc has placed on their products, three law enforcement groups said in a court filing. The groups told a judge overseeing Apple’s battle with the US Department of Justice on Thursday that, among other things, they were aware of “numerous ... Read More »

Apple’s New San Francisco Office Could Be a Tool in Tech Talent Wars

From Apple’s earliest days, executives insisted that employees work from its headquarters in sleepy suburban Cupertino. The thinking, championed by Steve Jobs, was that a centralized campus would put the CEO “within walking distance of everyone,” said Steve Wozniak, who founded the company with Jobs. That stance may finally be softening as Apple prepares to open chic new offices in ... Read More »

Husband of San Bernardino Attack Victim Takes Apple’s Side in FBI Spat

A man whose wife was wounded during the San Bernardino attack has taken Apple’s side in its ongoing battle with the FBI over unlocking a iPhone used by one of the shooters. Salihin Kondoker the husband of Anies Kondoker, who was shot three times, but survived the attack at Inland Regional Center on December 2 that left 14 dead wrote ... Read More »

Google, Facebook, and Others Plan Briefs Supporting Apple’s iPhone Case

Alphabet Inc’s Google, Facebook Inc, Microsoft Corp and Twitter Inc will all file or sign on to amicus briefs in support of Apple Inc’s fight against a magistrate’s order, which requires it to help the US Federal Bureau of Investigation break into a San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone. Sources familiar with the matter told Reuters that Google and Facebook would make ... Read More »

Facebook’s Zuckerberg ‘Sympathetic’ With Apple’s Fight With US Authorities

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg said Monday he was “sympathetic” with Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook in his stand-off with the US government over breaking into the iPhone of a mass shooter. “I don’t think that requiring back doors to encryption is either going to be an effective thing to increase security or is really the right thing to do. We are ... Read More »

Facebook’s Zuckerberg ‘Sympathetic’ With Apple’s Fight With US Authorities

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg said Monday he was “sympathetic” with Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook in his stand-off with the US government over breaking into the iPhone of a mass shooter. “I don’t think that requiring back doors to encryption is either going to be an effective thing to increase security or is really the right thing to do. We are ... Read More »

Apple’s Risky Bet on Protecting a Terrorist’s iPhone

Johnny Hockin was unsure how he felt about Apple chief executive Tim Cook’s very public rebuke Wednesday of the federal government’s demand for help unlocking an iPhone left behind by an assailant in the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California. Hockin, 32, owns an iPhone. But he is not a technologist or privacy advocate. He is a film producer living ... Read More »

Apple’s CloudKit Gets Server-Side API; Positioned as Parse Alternative

Apple has expanded the capabilities of its CloudKit development service, alongside its server-side API and a component of iCloud to add support for server-to-server Web service requests. Prior to the announcement, developers could not make much use of CloudKit as the backend. Announced at the WWDC 2014 developer conference, CloudKit provides developers with a range of features including asset storage ... Read More »