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02.22.10

Eye on Apple: Foxconn’s Crimes, iPad Trouble, Flash, Censorship, and Support

Posted in Apple at 3:38 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: News about Apple from the past days

Perhaps We Should Hold Apple And Other U.S. Companies Responsible For Foxconn’s Crimes

Buried in a Reuters report on Foxconn, a division of Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry, is a description of an attack on a journalist visiting a Foxconn factory in China while chasing down a lead on an Apple product. The journalist was taking pictures of the factory from a public road, he says, when two guards attacked him and tried to drag him into the factory:In China, a Reuters reporter found out the hard way how seriously some Apple suppliers take security.Tipped by a worker outside the Longhua complex that a nearby Foxconn plant was manufacturing parts for Apple too, our correspondent hopped in a taxi for a visit to the facility in Guanlan, which makes products for a range of companies.As he stood on the public road taking photos of the front gate and security checkpoint, a guard shouted.

I Worry About The iPad, Not Apple

FrontPage doesn’t do so well, but that hardly brings Microsoft down. Its other product offerings wipe away any mediocre performance by that one program. So several years later, they can quietly kill the FrontPage.

And the same can happen with the iPad. Even a worst-case scenario isn’t all that bad for Apple, assuming its other products continue on their growth trajectory.

Jobs’ damns Flash

In a meeting Jobs spoke forth and said unto executives at the Wall Street Journal that verily Flash is an abomination in his sight, for is it not a CPU hog, full of security holes, and old technology that crashes Mac OS X? He further said that Flash was like unto the floppy drive that he had banished from his Macs.

Adobe: Flash in the tablet disproves Steve Jobs

Apple squashes wobbly jub app [they could otherwise get sued for it]

Apple has decided to pull the jubtastic Wobble iBoobs from its App Store as part of an alleged puritanical clamp-down on “overtly sexual content”.

Help File: A belated fix for MacBook hard drives; a Windows patch gone bad

Back when I was getting these reports about self-destructing MacBook drives — which, in turn, followed published reports of manufacturing defects in certain models — I asked Apple publicists twice for comment, but the Cupertino, Calif., company stuck to its usual silence.

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