Kenny Hemphill

Apple takes a dig at Google as it publishes privacy statement

by Kenny Hemphill on 18 September 2014 in News

Apple CEO Tom Cook has published an open letter on the company’s website, outlining its philosophy on the privacy of its customers and the steps it takes to protect it. While most of the letter is straightforward in its explanation of what Apple does and doesn’t do, one paragraph implicitly criticises companies such as Google [...]

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Apple readying next big product release for mid-October

by Kenny Hemphill on 17 September 2014 in News

Apple is preparing for another major product launch in mid-October, according to AppleInsider. While it’s likely that a special event will be the setting for the next version of the iPad Air and iPad mini, it could also be the platform for other releases. ‘A person familiar with the company’s pre-launch logistics says Apple has [...]

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Apple locks third parties out of iPhone 6 NFC chip for now

by Kenny Hemphill on 16 September 2014 in News

Apple may have finally added an NFC chip to its iPhone last week, with the launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, but it’s not ready to embrace the short-range wireless technology completely just yet. According to Cult of Mac, the NFC chip in the iPhone will only be used for Apple Pay [...]

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders top four million on day one

by Kenny Hemphill on 15 September 2014 in News
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iCloud customers can keep existing plans at reduced annual fee

by Kenny Hemphill on 11 September 2014 in News

Apple has introduced new storage plans for iCloud and they came into effect yesterday. While you still get 5GB free of charge, if you need more you’ll need to pay a monthly subscription for 200GB (£2.99/month); 500GB (£6.99/month); or 1TB (£14.99/month). Existing customers, however, are offered the option to keep their existing plan and pay [...]

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Internet companies take part in go-slow to support net neutrality

by Kenny Hemphill on 10 September 2014 in News

Several of the world’s biggest technology firms, including Netflix, Twitter, and Google have supported ‘internet slowdown day’ as part of a campaign for net neutrality. Netflix, along with Mozilla, Kickstarter, and Reddit put widgets on their websites to simulate what would happen if the the connection to the site was deliberately throttled by ISPs, something [...]

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