Adam Banks

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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The “iWatch”: an artist’s impression

by Adam Banks on 14 March 2013 in Editorial

If Apple is really working on a smart watch, what will it be like? The April 2013 issue of MacUser magazine, on sale today, has a possible answer. In collaboration with well known 3D artist Martin Hajek, MacUser has conceived a realistic watch product based on Apple’s current design language and technology constraints. The result [...]

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MacUser selected as one of ten ‘Covers of the Century’

by Adam Banks on 26 February 2013 in News
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MacUser’s February 2012 issue “How evil is Apple?” has been nominated as one of the ten best magazine covers of the past century by the PPA, the UK’s trade association for periodical publishers. The Covers of the Century, selected by judges from over 100 chosen by publishing companies to represent their best work, were revealed [...]

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