26 September 2014

Bad Software, Bending iPhones, Apple #FAIL (videos)


iPhone Problems Risk Making Apple Like Microsoft--Milo Yiannopoulos, author of “The Sociopaths of Silicon Valley,” discusses Apple’s crisis management as it pertains to bad software updates and bending iPhones. He speaks with Guy Johnson on Bloomberg Television’s “The Pulse.” (Source: Bloomberg--Sept 25)


Bloomberg Contributing Editor Paul Kedrosky discusses both software and hardware snafus with Apple’s new products. He speaks with Erik Schatzker on Bloomberg Television's “Market Makers.” (Source: Bloomberg--Sept 25)

iPhone 6 bends less than 6 Plus but Moto X is most resilient, test shows | Technology | theguardian.com"Users need not worry about the iPhone 6 bending in their pockets quite like the larger iPhone 6 Plus, but other competitors’ products are hardier"


Forbes

Amazon Begins Contacting Developers For Secret Smart Home Projects
Forbes
Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos presents the company's first ... “Amazon is looking at this space very intently,” said the person who wished to ... with fellow technology giants Apple Apple and Google Google in the smart ...


USA TODAY

Two Apple screw-up stories in one day: Bendgate and Updategate
Fortune
“I cannot believe that this 'bent iPhone 6 Plus' thing is becoming a thing,” wrote Daring Fireball's John Gruber, a veteran Apple watcher who can ...
Apple Pulls iOS Software Update - Wall Street Journal
Apple pulls iOS 8 update as dropped calls add to app crashes, bending phones - Kansas City Star
Apple offers fix to reverse glitchy iOS 8.0.1 update for iPhones - The Post-Standard - syracuse.com

Apple Insiders Sold $143M in Stock Through Plans
Barron's
As speculation about the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch raged and through the actual Sept. 19 launch of the device,Apple insiders were reducing ...


USA TODAY

Apple stock dinged $23B since iPhone 6
USA TODAY
Plagued with allegations of hardware that's a little too bendy for its newest iPhone and a problematic software update, shares of Apple (AAPL) are ...


The Guardian

Facebook set to become latest tech giant to abandon rightwing lobby group Alec
The Guardian
Google's chairman Eric Schmidt said this week the company could no ... In AugustMicrosoft severed its ties, saying Alec's stance on climate change ... limit our engagement to their Communications and Technology Task Force.” ... Terrell, representing Yahoo, Facebook and eBay as well as Google, told ...


Economic Times

#Bendgate: LG, BlackBerry Poke Fun at Apple's iPhone 6 Problem
NBCNews.com
Apple has been hit by #Bendgate and other companies are trying to cash in. The Internet brouhaha started when users began posting photos of their ...

Apple explains how to fix its busted iOS 8 update, new one coming soon
Mat Smith
Apple's released a statement saying that users who have lost carrier service or Touch ID functionality should reinstall the initial version of iOS 8, until ...

Apple says some bent iPhone 6/Plus phones will be replaced under warranty
Ben Lovejoy
An Apple support representative has told TNW that iPhone 6/Plus phones ... Apple was not able to provide any information on what the test involves, ... Facebook photo .... Probably Samsung, Google, LG and HTC combined. ... Amazon Student Day: Fire TV $65, free $10 Amazon App Store credit, more ...


Errata Security: Bash bug as big as Heartbleed: "Today's bash bug is as big a deal as Heartbleed. That's for many reasons. The first reason is that the bug interacts with other software in unexpected ways... "

furbo.org · In-App Browsers Considered Harmful"There is always a tradeoff between usability and security. Doing the OAuth token exchange with an in-app browser makes it easier for a user to login, but they’ll have no idea if their personal information was captured. That is why Twitterrific did its token exchange in Safari, even though it’s a more complex user interaction and a more difficult technical implementation. As a user, I know that there’s no way for my login to be compromised when the transaction involves Safari."

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