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Friday, October 25, 2013

It's Saturday, and Senior Correspondent Arnold Woodworth has articles for you.

Why Apple's Mac software isn't really free

Users will end up paying for the new operating system in other ways

The most surprising announcement at Apple's event Tuesday was the company's decision to give away the software that runs its computers. The Mac OS X operating system, for which in the past Apple has charged as much as $169, is now free.

But not exactly, tech analysts say.

probably ........ will be baked into the cost of hardware and other services going forward.

"Apple has basically established that there is more value than just an operating system," e-commerce consultant Eisenberg says. "It makes boatloads of money from the whole ecosystem.  Give people a great experience and they will pay for extras."





Why Apple Wants Its Software to Be Free

This runs counter to Microsoft's DNA as-at least until very recently-a software company. And let's give Redmond some credit: That strategy worked really, really well for a while.




Dear Apple, Thank You For Fixing The Worst Part Of iOS 7

In a new minor update to iOS 7 that launched this week, Apple gave users the option to switch off nearly all of the vomit-inducing animations. Before, you could only turn off the parallax effect. Now you can turn off the animations when opening up apps or folders.




Most online daters couldn't pass a polygraph

Lying is rampant on dating sites, new study suggests




As Europe erupts over US spying, NSA chief says government must stop media

both Germany and France exploded with anger over new revelations about pervasive NSAsurveillance on their population and democratically elected leaders.

note how leaders such as Chancellor Angela Merkel reacted with basic indifference when it was revealed months ago that the NSA was bulk-spying on all German citizens, but suddenly found her indignation only when it turned out that she personally was also targeted. That reaction gives potent insight into the true mindset of many western leaders.

are France and Germany allowing the person who enabled all these disclosures –Edward Snowden – to be targeted for persecution by the US government for the "crime" of blowing the whistle on all of this?



Feinstein defends NSA data collection and insists program is 'not surveillance'



The Electronic Frontier Foundation, security expert Bruce Schneier, and 23 others have called on antivirus providers around the world to protect their users against malware spawned by the National Security Agency and other groups that carry out government surveillance.



Meet the Private Companies Helping Cops Spy on Protesters

Promotional materials for private spy companies show that mass surveillance technology is being sold to police departments as a way to monitor dissent

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