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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Senior Correspondent Arnold Woodworth with the Weekend Wrapup

What Happened To The First 10 Apple Employees

These 12 Tips Will Help You Get The Most Out Of Your iPhone

Free OS X Mavericks now powers half of all Macs

Mavericks, which carries the numerical designation of OS X 10.9, accounted for 49.5% of all Mac operating systems

Apple patches Secure Transport, but not because of Heartbleed
'Triple-handshake attack' threat quashed in update for OS X Mavericks and Mountain Lion, and iOS 7

Apple defies PC downturn again, boosts Mac sales
Mac sales climb 5% year-over-year during a quarter when industry contracts 4%

Apple releases Heartbleed fix for AirPort Base Stations

If you’re using new AirPort hardware and have Back to My Mac turned on, you should run the update immediately. Older models are unaffected, as are current models with Back to My Mac disabled.

I’m no fan of stock splits, as it does nothing to create value for shareholders, but a full on 7-for-1 split for Apple does make it more tempting for retail investors to buy, and the nice beat on bottom and top lines will do exactly what I’ve been saying was likely to happen soon: Get the momentum traders and growth investors coming back to this name and spiking it $50 to $100 in a straight line.

Finally, An Explanation For The Apple Stock Split That Makes Sense:  The difficulty of trading in small lot sizes, or odd lot sizes.

The protection we all get as investors, those guarantees that our orders will be handled at best market price and so on, only apply if we’re dealing in standard lot sizes. Which means, in effect, 100 shares or more in any one transaction. And 100 shares in Apple at $500 each or more isn’t something that the average individual investor is going to do. Whereas 100 Apple at $80 is still a weighty purchase for an individual but one that’s going to have rather more people willing to consider it.

I agree, it’s not the strongest of arguments but it’s the only one I’ve seen so far that really makes sense.

Apple to Fix iPhone 5 Sleep/Wake Button Issues for Free

Some kind of issue with the iPhone 5 has caused some users' sleep/wake buttons to not work anymore.  Apple has just launched a new program that will allow the "small percentage" of those affected by this issue to have their phones repaired by Apple free of charge.,2817,2457171,00.asp

Book says Apple without Steve Jobs an empire without an emperor

Active malware campaign steals Apple passwords from jailbroken iPhones

Security researchers have uncovered an active malware campaign in the wild that steals the Apple ID credentials from jailbroken iPhones and iPads.

How Apple’s Mid-Course Corrections Drive Professionals Crazy

Apple has never felt, deep in its bones, that it has an iron-clad obligation to support certain niche markets because doing so ties its hands with respect to growth in broader markets. I've seen that very process over and over, going all the way back to the (infamous) abandonment of OpenDoc in 1997.

The bottom line, is that when Apple does go its own way, creating a palpable sense of betrayal, it's always fodder for criticism that gets blown out of proportion by those whose business it is to criticize Apple.

How Apple eventually delivered on Gil Amelio's promise

Hackers do it for fun, not profit
Study finds just a third of Web attacks are for financial gain

New rules could kill net neutrality and the Internet as we've known it

net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers should treat all legal data on their wires equally without showing preference. The intent of such rules is to bar providers from blocking or slowing access to certain websites or services -- or providing priority access to them.

Under the guise of restoring rules governing net neutrality, Tom Wheeler appears to be gutting them -- much to the benefit of the big broadband providers.

Net Neutrality: A Guide to (and History of) a Contested Idea
If net neutrality is so important, why is it so controversial? It’s complicated.

Net Neutrality.  End to end. The core of the Internet, the core value that defined its power, the core truth that made innovation around it possible.

The network was stupid; it processed packets blindly.  It could no more decide what packets were 'competitors' than the post office can determine which letters criticize it.

This was not just a nice thing, it was the very nature of the Internet. Without it, the Internet will become, as Tim Wu put it, "just like everything else in American society: unequal in a way that deeply threatens our long-term prosperity."

If it is so obvious, though, that net neutrality is a good thing, then why has it remained a contested idea?

This Guy Knows Why People 'Unfriend' You on Facebook

The most common reason for unfriending someone from high school is that the person posted polarizing comments often about religion or politics. The other big reason for unfriending was frequent, uninteresting posts.

Reader Response:
The number one reason I unfriend high school "friends' is that they never were "friends", they were acquaintances and Facebook put us together quite artificially, and after the novelty wore off I trimmed the fat from my friends list…….

10 things con artists won’t tell you
Your information is less secure than ever

Who Is at Fault When a Driverless Car Gets in an Accident?  We already have the laws we need for dealing with this inevitable situation.

we already have a legal framework that is basically up to the task.

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