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by Adam Banks on 6 October 2014 in Analysis
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Apple Watch display resolution: no, it’s not 240×320

by Adam Banks on 26 September 2014 in Analysis

The conspicuous absence of detailed specifications in Apple’s launch information has left a vacuum that industry blogs are only too happy to fill. Aside from how long its battery lasts, we’d all like to know exactly how sharp the Watch’s screen will be. And there are two approaches to working it out: look at the [...]

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Apple factory still endangering workers, finds China investigation

by Adam Banks on 4 September 2014 in News

Working conditions in at least one Chinese factory making Apple components are still unsafe and in contravention of regulations, according to an investigation by China Labor Watch (CLW) and Green America [PDF]. The non-profit organisations’ report will reignite concerns that Apple’s significant efforts to regulate suppliers don’t reach far enough into the chain of subcontractors. [...]

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Synology warns users about encryption attack

by Adam Banks on 5 August 2014 in News

Synology, which makes a range of highly regarded NAS (network-attached storage) boxes popular with Mac users, has issued advice after reports emerged at the start of August that users were being targeted by ransom ware similar to the much-publicised CryptoLocker. Affected users see a message saying their data has been encrypted and will only be [...]

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Creative Cloud outage leaves Adobe users unable to work

by Adam Banks on 15 May 2014 in News

UPDATE: At 01:37 (BST) on Friday 16 May, @AdobeCare tweeted: “Adobe ID issue is resolved. We are bringing services back online. We will share more details once we confirm everything is working.” Towards the end of the outage, the account began to advise users to disconnect from the internet temporarily before launching apps, the workaround [...]

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Apple TV first-generation users cut off from iTunes content

by Adam Banks on 18 April 2014 in News

Users across the world are reporting a loss of access to the iTunes Store on their first-generation Apple TV units. While a few have said a restart fixed the problem, most of those discussing the problem on Apple’s support forums have found no solution. Many are speculating that Apple has deliberately disabled iTunes connectivity for [...]

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