March 23, 2016 |
Serving up more features in smaller packages was the major theme at Apple's media event Monday, as the company ushered in a downsized four-inch iPhone SE and a refreshed 9.7 inch iPad Air called the iPad Pro - with both products borrowing tricks from their bigger sisters. Unlike Samsung, which sells a ton of big-screen "phablet" phones, Apple has seen its 6 series iPhone sales be far stronger in the smaller-screened, 4.7-inch 6S model than in the 5.5-inch 6S Plus. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners suggests the smaller iPhone 6S made up 48 percent of all U.S. iPhone sales during Apple's fiscal first quarter this year, while the iPhone 6S Plus accounted for 19 percent.
March 4, 2016
Makes a generous 2 cups 1/2 teaspoon nigella seed (also called kalonji or black onion seed) 1/2 teaspoon cumin seed 1/2 teaspoon fennel seed 2 crisp green apples, such as Granny Smith Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon Generous pinch sugar, or as needed Pinch sea salt, or as needed 11/4 cups plain, low-fat Greek-style yogurt 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped mint 1. Lightly toast the nigella, cumin, and fennel...
March 2, 2016
ISSUE | SECURITY VS. PRIVACY Apple is right to oppose court order Apple CEO Tim Cook should continue resisting FBI overtures to circumvent the company's encryption software ("CEO defends Apple's stance," Sunday). If the company gave in and wrote a software program to access the content of a single terrorist's iPhone, who could assure us that the master key to unlocking data of Apple iPhones worldwide would not be abused? What if the software got into a terrorist's hands? Would accessing the data of one terrorist, now deceased, be worth giving a terrorist organization the ability to access every iPhone, including those with highly classified information?
March 1, 2016 |
Politicians of both parties are prone to making economically illiterate promises and claims during campaign seasons. Donald Trump is turning this illiteracy into an art form. One of his latest insane promises is to force Apple to manufacture in the United States. In a recent speech at Liberty University, Trump boasted, "We're going to get Apple to build their damn computers in this country instead of other countries. " In these few words, Trump gets trade economics wrong and shows his ignorance of modern manufacturing.
March 1, 2016 |
Imagine it is leap year, February 1972. My best friend, Tina, and I had just turned 20. To celebrate and make the most of Feb. 29, our bonus leap day, we planned an extra-long weekend in the Big Apple. It meant taking two precious vacation days from our first "real" jobs at the telephone company - this is back in the day, when working at "the telephone company" could only mean Ma Bell. All these years later, the four-day weekend we invested those vacation days for still makes my top-10 list of all-time favorite adventures.
February 29, 2016
Contemplating the powerful computers many of us carry around in our pockets these days can be confusing, especially to the law enforcement officials who keep coming to the conclusion that they should have unprecedented access to everything on them. Given the complex technology at hand and the government's efforts to defeat it with a statute dating to the 18th century, perhaps the FBI's standoff with Apple over smartphone security can be clarified by an analogy also set in low-tech early America.
February 29, 2016 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Just three years after leaving Eastern Regional High School for Ohio State, Eli Apple is now a potential first-round NFL draft pick. The Voorhees native is one of the top cornerback prospects in the draft. He played only two seasons of college football, but he started both years for the Buckeyes, and his 6-foot-1, 199-pound frame fits the prototype for a press-coverage cornerback in the NFL. "That's something in the NFL that's really important, to be a physical guy at the line of scrimmage and be able to take receivers off their path," Apple said.
February 27, 2016
By George A. Nation III Apple's reluctance to cooperate with the government in its investigation of Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the San Bernardino shooters, is motivated by concern for its reputation and ultimately for its sales. Put simply, it's a matter of money. Apple will and should lose this battle with the government. Any business, including Apple, that can provide information relevant to a criminal investigation will and should be compelled by the government to do so. The All Writs Act specifically gives the government this authority.
February 25, 2016
By Pat Meehan FBI Director Jim Comey knows terrorism. He served as Manhattan's U.S. attorney and, before that, led the investigation of the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia. Tim Cook knows technology. As the CEO at Apple, he is responsible for the direction of the world's largest technology company. They are central figures in the standoff over Apple's resistance to facilitating a search of the iPhone used by San Bernardino terrorist Syed Farook. They both present compelling cases.
February 24, 2016
ISSUE | PRIVACY AND SECURITY Terrorist's information no longer critical Under extraordinary circumstances in which imminent danger is involved and the lives of people are immediately at stake, Apple should be required to unlock a terrorist's cellphone ("Apple defies judge's order to unlock terrorist's phone," Thursday). But given the unsavory track record of the federal government, which has invaded and abused the privacy of the American public on countless occasions, I would be reluctant to unlock a cellphone at its request.