Kenny Hemphill

Christian Bale confirmed as Steve Jobs in Sony movie

by Kenny Hemphill on 23 October 2014 in News

Aaron Sorkin, who’s writing the screenplay for Sony’s upcoming movie about Steve Jobs, has confirmed that Christian Bale will play the lead role. ‘We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that’s Chris Bale,’ Sorkin told Bloomberg’s Emily Chang. ‘He didn’t have to audition. Well, there was a meeting.’ [...]

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Tim Cook meets Chinese vice premier following iCloud attacks

by Kenny Hemphill on 22 October 2014 in News

Apple CEO Tim Cook flew to Beijing and met with Chinese vice premier Ma Kai today to discuss user privacy following reports that the Chinese government had been behind a phishing attack on iCloud users in China. According to Xinhuanet, the two men ‘exchanged views on protection of users’ information during their meeting in Zhongnanhai, [...]

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Apple issues advice on avoiding phishing after attacks in China

by Kenny Hemphill on 21 October 2014 in News

Apple has published advice on its website on how users should protect themselves from phishing attacks after confirming that hackers had attempted to intercept traffic destined for iCloud.com. The phishing attack was first reported Great Fire, which monitors sites blocked by the Chinese government, and also by 9to5Mac. According to Great Fire, the Chinese government [...]

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Bumper Mac sales help propel Apple to another record quarter

by Kenny Hemphill on 20 October 2014 in News

Apple reported another record-breaking financial quarter this evening and the Mac was the star of the show. Unit sales of 5.5m, a year-on-year increase of 21%, means that Mac sales continue to grow faster than the wider PC market. During a conference call with analysts following the announcement, CEO Tim Cook said that ‘winning’ the [...]

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iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 launched with iOS 8.1 due in Monday

by Kenny Hemphill on 16 October 2014 in News
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Apple’s worst kept secret in several years was confirmed today when it announced it would start taking orders for two new additions to the iPad range tomorrow. The iPad Air 2 is thinner and lighter than its predecessor and, said Apple, has a display which has ‘enhanced contrast and richer, more vibrant colors.’ The Air [...]

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Apple announces Retina 27in iMac and updates Mac mini

by Kenny Hemphill on 16 October 2014 in News
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Apple has announced a Retina display version of the iMac at its special event in California. The new iMac has what Apple called ‘the world’s highest resolution display with a breathtaking 14.7 million pixels.’ The resolution of that Retina display is 5120 x 2880, which means it has four times as many pixels as the [...]

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