Forcing Steve Jobs out was a mistake: Former Apple CEO John Sculley

By on April 19, 2014 at 12:13 PM.

Forcing Steve Jobs out was a mistake: Former Apple CEO John Sculley

It’s safe to say that former Apple CEO John Sculley has some regrets in his career. In an interview with The Times of India, Sculley admits that ousting Apple cofounder Steve Jobs as CEO way back in 1985 was “a mistake” that cost the company dearly and set it on the path toward near-oblivion. However, Sculley says that the decision was much more justifiable at the time it was made because Jobs’ always-difficult personality was even tougher to rein in during his younger years. More →
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Fingerprint scanners from both Apple and Samsung mere gimmicks, says Biometrics expert

By on April 19, 2014 at 11:29 AM.

Fingerprint scanners from both Apple and Samsung mere gimmicks, says Biometrics expert

It’s pretty safe to say that computer science Professor Willy Susilo won’t be relying on a fingerprint scanner to keep his mobile phone secure. In an interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, Susilo says that the fingerprint scanners used by Apple and Samsung are mere “gimmicks” that hackers can easily fool and that don’t give users and real biometric security. More →
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iOS 7.1.1 could soon arrive with a host of bug fixes

By on April 18, 2014 at 10:45 AM.

iOS 7.1.1 could soon arrive with a host of bug fixes

While there is quite a bit of buzz and anticipation around iOS 8, Apple is reportedly getting ready to release iOS 7.1.1, 9To5Mac reports. This forthcoming update for iPhone and iPad is said to be bringing in a host of bug fixes. More →
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Marissa Mayer reportedly wants Apple to ditch Google for Yahoo as the default search engine on iPhone and iPad

By on April 17, 2014 at 12:27 PM.

Marissa Mayer reportedly wants Apple to ditch Google for Yahoo as the default search engine on iPhone and iPad

If you want to search something on the Safari browser on iPhone or iPad, you can choose from between Bing, Yahoo or Google, though the latter is the default choice. Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer is said to be working hard to change the situation and wants Apple to ditch Google for Yahoo, Re/code reports. More →
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Apple to integrate Shazam’s song-identification capabilities into iOS 8: Report

By on April 17, 2014 at 11:31 AM.

Apple to integrate Shazam’s song-identification capabilities into iOS 8: Report

Apple is said to be planning on introducing a song identification feature on the forthcoming iOS 8 in partnership with Shazam, Bloomberg reports. This could mean that users won’t have to download a separate Shazam app on their iPhone or iPads. More →
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Google’s inaction rather than Steve Jobs’ death prompted Samsung’s anti-Apple marketing campaign

By on April 17, 2014 at 7:06 AM.

Google’s inaction rather than Steve Jobs’ death prompted Samsung’s anti-Apple marketing campaign

Last evening a post from Apple Insider portrayed how internal Samsung emails unearthed in the ongoing patent infringement lawsuit between Apple and Samsung indicated that Samsung decided to attack Apple after Steve Jobs died. The post was widely reported (us included) globally but a careful reading of the mail trail points out that it was the inaction by Google to defend its Android hardware makers against Apple's iPhone that prompted Samsung to take matters into its own hands rather than the death of Steve Jobs. More →
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