Report: Siri Hobbled by Apple’s Obsession with User Privacy

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A new report from The Wall Street Journal blames Apple’s lack of progress on equal parts hubris and an excessive concern with privacy.

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Apple Supplier Responsibility 2016 Progress Report reveals 97% work-hour compliance, carbon emissions reductions

Article Image Apple’s annual Supplier Responsibility Report reveals key facts about progress made with the company’s partners in 2015, including an industry leading 97 percent work-hour compliance rate, and a massive reduction in carbon emissions.

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MedStar Health getting back online after cyberattack

A large chain of Washington-area hospitals says it’s made “significant progress” toward restoring its computer systems after a cyberattack and it has “no evidence” that patient information was stolen or compromised.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/03/29/medstar-health-getting-back-online-after-cyberattack.html

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Environmental concerns slow progress on Apple's new Irish data center

Article Image Progress on Apple’s new ?850 million data center in Ireland is reportedly at a standstill as the Irish government continues to sort out complaints about the project’s potential to harm local wildlife.

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Apple 'trying to fix' problem of iPhone roaming charges, says SVP Eddy Cue

Article Image Though obstacles with partners remain, Apple has made some progress in addressing the issue of carrier roaming charges for iPhone owners, and continues to work toward a solution that will be beneficial to consumers, senior VP Eddy Cue has revealed.

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Will uniqueness, nostalgia, and pricing drive the smartphone industry going forward?

In the early days of Android, six months of tech progress would yield a massive jump in technical prowess that would make consumers instantly covet the next big thing merely for its spec juice. Over the last couple years however, these jumps have turned into smaller leaps, and eventually into what seems more like short, calculated steps.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2015/09/10/will-uniqueness-nostalgia-and-pricing-drive-smartphone-industry-going-forward/

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Apple finishes work on Buildings 3 and 4 of expanding Austin campus

Photos published on Monday show the progress of Apple’s new campus in Austin, Texas, which once it’s completed in 2016 will reportedly be the company’s second-largest office complex, spanning 38 acres and 1.1 million square feet of office space.

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Firefox for iOS preview launches in New Zealand, to hit App Store by year's end

It appears that Mozilla is making progress with its Firefox for iOS browser, as the company launched a limited trial program in New Zealand to shake out bugs and gather data ahead of a planned worldwide debut later this year.

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Cyber-Posse Aims to Round Up Ashley Madison Hackers


The Toronto Police Service on Monday reported on the progress of Project Unicorn, the official investigation into the hack attack on Ashley Madison, an adultery-promoting website. The Toronto police are working closely with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the RCMP, the FBI, and the Ministry of the Attorney General’s criminal law office in carrying out the investigation. They have received full cooperation from other law enforcement groups around the world, Toronto Police Service Acting Staff Superintendent Bryce Evans told reporters.

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Sprint Sinks to 4th Place, T-Mobile's Legere Gloats


Sprint continued to make progress in its turnaround during Q1. However, it apparently wasn’t enough to keep the company from slipping to fourth place among major wireless carriers, exchanging places with T-Mobile, which climbed up to third. Among other things, Sprint cut postpaid customer losses in the quarter to 12,000 — the lowest ever. It had total net additions of 675,000 customers compared with the Q1, 2014, loss of 220,000. It also earned 180 RootScore awards in the first half of 2015, compared with 27 in the same period last year.

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Moore’s Law at 50: Its past and its future

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For as long or longer than most of us can remember, progress in computing has been measured against Moore’s Law, and we have benefited from the massive resulting explosion in devices and applications. With the law about to reach 50, doubts grow about how much longer it can go. But this might not mean a slowdown in progress.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/203031-moores-law-at-50-its-past-and-its-future

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BitTorrent-like P2P software updates could be coming to Windows 10

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If you’ve ever impatiently watched the progress bar fill for a Windows update, salvation is on the horizon. Leaked screenshots of an unreleased Windows 10 build show that peer-to-peer software updates are coming to Redmond’s next major OS release, so hopefully the patching process will be less time consuming going forward.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/201269-bittorrent-like-p2p-software-updates-could-be-coming-to-windows-10

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Exclusive March aerial tour of Apple Inc's Campus 2 shows 'Spaceship' Ring, tunnel, theater progress, more

Apple’s Campus 2 mega-project continues to progress on its “Spaceship” Ring, where concrete panels are filling out a floor. Tunnels that will connect to parking garages are emerging, the first parking structure is getting its finishing steps before the installation of solar panels.



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Exclusive February aerial tour of Apple Inc's Campus 2 shows 'Spaceship' Ring rising, theater progress, more

Apple’s Campus 2 mega-project is showing major progress in its “Spaceship” Ring, where interlocking concrete slabs are building a foundation for a steel structure that is already beginning to reach upward by four stories. The first massive parking garage is nearly finished and existing buildings have been demolished to make room for a second stage R&D site.



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Exclusive new aerial videos show Apple's 'spaceship' Campus 2 taking shape

Apple’s massive campus expansion in Cupertino, Calif., is making rapid progress, as revealed in aerial shots captured by an amateur photographer using a DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ drone sponsored by B&H Photo Video.



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New photos of Apple Campus 2 show concrete foundation work, rebar installations

Three new aerial photos of Apple’s Campus 2 construction site show rapid progress being made on the main circular building’s foundation, including rebar work for below grade retaining walls and the addition of interior “tunnels.”



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Japanese court rules Samsung abused FRAND patents against Apple

Apple made legal progress in its battle with Samsung over patents in Japan this week when the Tokyo District Court ruled that Samsung had indeed illegally abused its Standards Essential Patents to demand a sales ban and excessive royalties against the iPhone maker.



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Google says self-driving cars are mastering city streets

Despite the progress over the past year, the cars have plenty of learning to do before 2017, when the Silicon Valley tech giant hopes to get “autonomous driving” technology to the public.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/04/28/google-says-self-driving-cars-are-mastering-city-streets/

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