Apple - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/17815 en Star software designer Greg Christie leaving Apple http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/star-software-designer-greg-christie-leaving-apple-240219?source=rss_apple <p>Veteran Apple software designer Greg Christie, who played a major role in the development of the iPhone, will be retiring later this year, Apple confirmed after a Wednesday report by the Wall Street Journal.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple iOS iPhone Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:30:00 +0000 admin 240219 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple details $2.2B damages claim against Samsung http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/apple-details-22b-damages-claim-against-samsung-240139?source=rss_apple <p>Apple began to lay out its $2.2 billion damages claim against Samsung Electronics for the first time on Tuesday, arguing to an eight-person jury in California that Samsung's alleged patent infringement was large and significantly damaged Apple.</p> <p>Apple is demanding the money for lost sales and royalties it says it suffered as a result of Samsung's sale of more than 37 million smartphones and tablets between August 2011 and the end of 2013, the company told the court.</p> Mobile Technology Apple Samsung Android Intellectual Property iPhone Wed, 09 Apr 2014 10:58:17 +0000 admin 240139 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple-Samsung jury discovers joys of subroutines, class libraries http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/apple-samsung-jury-discovers-joys-of-subroutines-class-libraries-240049?source=rss_apple <p>The eight-person jury hearing Apple's patent infringement case against Samsung was thrown into the deep end Monday and subjected to some heady talk of subroutines and class libraries.</p> <p>It was a big contrast to last week, when the court got a behind-the-scenes look at the birth of the iPhone and were told of a Steve Jobs email in which the former Apple boss called for a "holy war" against Google.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Samsung Android Intellectual Property iPhone Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:35:04 +0000 admin 240049 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple v. Samsung: a 'holy war' for $2 billion http://www.infoworld.com/t/intellectual-property/apple-v-samsung-holy-war-2-billion-239957?source=rss_apple <p>Apple and Samsung were back in San Jose federal court alst week arguing over more patents and another set of devices. Apple is demanding more than $2 billion in damages, in the second case between the companies in California.</p> <p>Jury selection began Monday with roughly 130 prospective jurors, who were <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/2138260/with-one-dinosaur-and-one-blackberry-owner-icourt-jury-is-selected.html" target="_blank">whittled down to 10 people</a>. Many are iPhone and iPad users and just one has a Samsung smartphone, but many have Samsung TVs.</p> Apple Samsung Android Intellectual Property iPhone Mon, 07 Apr 2014 11:48:52 +0000 admin 239957 at http://www.infoworld.com In the latest Apple-Samsung battle, Apple's real target is Google http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/in-the-latest-apple-samsung-battle-apples-real-target-google-239702?source=rss_apple <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Google_Scrutiny_hp.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Apple and Samsung have <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/court-allows-apple-samsung-add-recent-products-in-patent-suit-211034">sued each other so often</a> and in so many countries that you can certainly be pardoned for yawning when the subject comes up.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Google Samsung Android Intellectual Property Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 239702 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple updates iWork for Mac, iOS, and iCloud http://www.infoworld.com/d/applications/apple-updates-iwork-mac-ios-and-icloud-239636?source=rss_apple <p>Apple updated its iWork suite on all three platforms (iOS, Mac, and iCloud) yesterday, with improvements to almost every aspect of every app, from editing in Pages to creating charts in Numbers and delivering presentations in Keynote.</p> Applications Apple Mac Software Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:03:31 +0000 admin 239636 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple patches Safari's Pwn2Own vulnerability, two-dozen other critical bugs http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/apple-patches-safaris-pwn2own-vulnerability-two-dozen-other-critical-bugs-239630?source=rss_apple <p>Apple on Tuesday patched the security vulnerability in Safari that was successfully exploited at last month's Pwn2Own hacking contest, where a team cracked the browser to win $65,000.</p> <p>The Cupertino, Calif. company seeded <a href="http://support.apple.com/kb/HT6181" target="_blank">updates</a> for both Safari 6 and Safari 7 yesterday, promoting the former to version 6.1.3 and the latter to 7.0.3.</p> Security Apple Application Security Mac Software Patch Management Web Browsers Wed, 02 Apr 2014 11:59:33 +0000 admin 239630 at http://www.infoworld.com Lawyers talk of settlement in Silicon Valley employee-poaching case http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/lawyers-talk-of-settlement-in-silicon-valley-employee-poaching-case-239287?source=rss_apple <p>Attorneys say they're making progress toward a possible settlement in Silicon Valley's employee poaching case, in which Google, Apple, and other companies are accused of conspiring not to hire employees from other tech giants.</p> <p>During a hearing on Thursday in a San Jose court, attorneys on both sides said they were working daily with a mediator to resolve the dispute, which involves alleged secret agreements among the firms not to poach each other's workers. Those agreements would violate federal antitrust laws.</p> The Industry Standard Apple Google Intel IT Jobs Federal Regulations Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:36:38 +0000 admin 239287 at http://www.infoworld.com Open document standards will cure Apple's bit rot http://www.infoworld.com/d/open-source-software/open-document-standards-will-cure-apples-bit-rot-238732?source=rss_apple <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/apple_open_source_hp.jpg" alt="Open document standards will cure Apple's bit rot" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Reports emerged this week of a <a href="https://plus.google.com/u/0/+StefanUrbanek/posts/LKkGeEoPUzA" target="_blank">problem for Apple users opening presentation files</a> created in Keynote.</p> Applications Open Source Software Apple LibreOffice Open Government Office Software Open Source Software Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Simon Phipps 238732 at http://www.infoworld.com 'Tim Cook, you're fired!' More dumb advice from Wall Street http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/tim-cook-youre-fired-more-dumb-advice-wall-street-238716?source=rss_apple <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/tim_cook_apple.jpg" alt="'Tim Cook, you're fired!' More dumb advice from Wall Street" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Reuters/Beck Diefenbach</p></em></div> The Industry Standard Apple Technology Business Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Bill Snyder 238716 at http://www.infoworld.com Another security weakness found in iOS 7 http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/another-security-weakness-found-in-ios-7-238415?source=rss_apple <p>A researcher has discovered a weakness in iOS 7 that would enable an attacker to bypass a number of mechanisms Apple uses to prevent exploitation of the operating system's kernel.</p> <p>The problem stems from being able to brute force the random number generator, called the Early Random PRNG, to predict its outcomes. The generator is used by a number of important memory protections for iOS devices.</p> Mobile Technology Apple iOS Mobile Security Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:25:37 +0000 admin 238415 at http://www.infoworld.com 'Dad, we want toys, let's go to the Apple Store' http://www.infoworld.com/t/consumer-electronics/dad-we-want-toys-lets-go-the-apple-store-238098?source=rss_apple <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/apple_store.jpg" alt="'Dad, we want toys, let's go to the Apple Store'" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Philipp Klinger</p></em></div> Consumerization of IT Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Consumer Electronics iPad iPhone MacBooks Consumerization of IT Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 238098 at http://www.infoworld.com A clear-eyed guide to Mac OS X's actual security risks http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/clear-eyed-guide-mac-os-xs-actual-security-risks-237060?source=rss_apple <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Apple_Security_hp.jpg" alt="TITLE" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Apple's Mac computers and its OS X operating system have enjoyed a reputation of being relatively secure over the years. But in fact, experts say, the Apple OS has had security issues that might have been downplayed only because the vulnerabilities were not exploited.</p> Applications Security Apple Mac OS X Anti-virus Desktop Macs MacBooks Encryption Endpoint Protection Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Galen Gruman 237060 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple again denied permanent US sales ban against Samsung products http://www.infoworld.com/d/mobile-technology/apple-again-denied-permanent-us-sales-ban-against-samsung-products-237829?source=rss_apple <p>Apple has again been denied a permanent U.S. sales ban on 23 Samsung Electronics products that infringe on Apple patents.</p> Mobile Technology The Industry Standard Apple Samsung Intellectual Property Mobile Technology Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:03:28 +0000 admin 237829 at http://www.infoworld.com Five things you should know about iOS security http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/five-things-you-should-know-about-ios-security-237479?source=rss_apple <p>Security is an extra-hot topic these days, as all sorts of government agencies short on letters but long on budgets keep getting accused of spying on their own citizens, and debates rage on whether what look like <a href="http://www.macworld.com/article/2099987/what-you-need-to-know-about-apples-ssl-bug.html" target="_blank">accidental bugs</a> may actually turn out to be quite intentional.</p> Mobile Technology Security Apple iOS Mobile Security Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:50:12 +0000 ccraig 237479 at http://www.infoworld.com Cook dishes on Apple TV, innovation, cash on hand at annual shareholder meeting http://www.infoworld.com/d/the-industry-standard/cook-dishes-apple-tv-innovation-cash-hand-annual-shareholder-meeting-237463?source=rss_apple <p>Apple's annual shareholder meeting is one of its most un-Apple-like gatherings. Attendance is limited to company shareholders and press, CEO Tim Cook and other executives often take questions, and attendees are asked to not take their electronic devices into the meeting. All of that adds up to an interesting trickle of information from a variety of sources around the Web, which we've collected for you in one easy-to-digest package.</p> The Industry Standard Apple Consumer Electronics Technology Business Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:24:40 +0000 admin 237463 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple's security flaws: Are you paranoid enough yet? http://www.infoworld.com/t/vulnerability-assessment/apples-security-flaws-are-you-paranoid-enough-yet-237332?source=rss_apple <div id="tw-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/Apple_Security_hp.jpg" alt="Apple's security flaws: Are you paranoid enough yet?" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div> <p>It's hard not to be paranoid about technology these days, what with the constant onslaught of <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/target-says-40-million-cards-likely-skimmed-in-security-breach-232946">data theft</a>, <a href="ht Mobile Technology Security Apple Mac OS X iOS Hacking Internet Privacy Vulnerability Assessment Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 InfoWorld Tech Watch 237332 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple retires Snow Leopard from support, leaves 1 in 5 Macs vulnerable to attacks http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/apple-retires-snow-leopard-support-leaves-1-in-5-macs-vulnerable-attacks-237212?source=rss_apple <p>Apple on Tuesday made it clear that it will no longer patch OS X 10.6, aka Snow Leopard, when it again declined to offer a security update for the four-and-a-half-year-old operating system.</p> <p>As <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9246593/Apple_patches_critical_gotofail_bug_with_Mavericks_update" target="_blank">Apple issued an update for Mavericks</a>, or OS X 10.9, as well as for its two predecessors, Mountain Lion (10.8) and Lion (10.7), Apple had nothing for Snow Leopard or its owners yesterday.</p> Security Apple Mac OS X Patch Management Vulnerability Assessment Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:13:36 +0000 admin 237212 at http://www.infoworld.com Apple patches critical OS X SSL bug with Mavericks update http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/apple-patches-critical-os-x-ssl-bug-mavericks-update-237155?source=rss_apple <p>Apple today updated OX Mavericks, plugging the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/major-ssl-flaw-found-in-ios-os-x-236889">embarrassing SSL security hole</a> that the company left wide open in the operating system's implementation of basic Internet encryption.</p> <p>Mac users running Mavericks should update as soon as possible, as exploit code has already begun circulating on the Internet. Apple had the same flaw in iOS, which it patched over the weekend.</p> Applications Security Apple Mac OS X Security Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:49:56 +0000 admin 237155 at http://www.infoworld.com Major SSL flaw found in iOS, OS X http://www.infoworld.com/d/security/major-ssl-flaw-found-in-ios-os-x-236889?source=rss_apple <p>Security researchers revealed late Friday that iOS's validation of SSL encryption had a coding error that bypassed a key validation step in the Web protocol for secure communications. As a result, communications sent over unsecured Wi-Fi hot spots could be intercepted and read while unencrypted, potentially exposing user password, bank data, and other sensitive data to hackers via man-in-the-middle attacks. Secured Wi-Fi networks, such as home and business networks with encryption enabled, are not affected.</p> Applications Mobile Technology Security Apple Mac OS X Application Security iOS Encryption Hacking Web Browsers Sun, 23 Feb 2014 03:00:48 +0000 Galen Gruman 236889 at http://www.infoworld.com