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16 Reasons NOT To Buy A New iPad

From ZDnet –

Don’t get me wrong. I acknowledge that there is some value to an iPad. But just because all your friends are buying the latest and greatest “new” iPad (what we previously thought would be the iPad 3), that doesn’t mean you have to, as well. Every other tech pundit and reviewer in the business will be out there trying to tell you why you should buy an iPad. They figure that if they suck up to Apple enough, perhaps, some day, a 20-something, wet-behind-the-ears Apple PR droid will bless them with a returned call or email. At that point, that lucky reviewer will be able to check off the most elusive of bucket list items.

The 16 reasons are listed below. For details of all items,

read the ZDnet article HERE.

Reason 1: You already have an iPad

Reason 2: The retina display is mostly marketing hype

Reason 3: High-res apps will take more memory

Reason 4: 4G/LTE is expensive

Reason 5: 4G/LTE doesn’t work in a lot of places

Reason 6: The porn issue

Reason 7: The size

Reason 8: iPad 2 accessories won’t necessarily work

Reason 9: It’s still not 16×9

Reason 10: There’s still no USB port

Reason 11: You still have to use iTunes too often

Reason 12: There’s still no removable storage

Reason 13: Kindles are still much less expensive

Reason 14: You can still only run software approved by Apple

Reason 15: It still can’t be used as a standalone computer

Reason 16: Apple still won’t let you write or run programs that execute programs

Read the ZDnet article HERE

 

 

What Does Siri Look Like?

Cnet reported –

Siri’s voice evokes different images for different people. We know she probably doesn’t look like a big, hairy guy. So if Siri were real, what would she look like? A contest by Shapeways offers a few different answers to that question. One of the top two winners is “Omniscient Siri” by SaGa Design. It takes the form of a face attempting to escape from an iPhone. It also doubles as a particularly unusual iPhone case. The other winning design, by Eddie Adolf, imagines Siri as a punk-rock cyborg personal assistant sitting at a curved desk taking your questions through a headset. Other favorite designs that received honorable mentions include an image of Siri as a pants-less sexy superhero and Siri as a fritzed-out blockheaded robot wrestling with information overload.

Continue reading HERE

 

TeslaTouch Technology [video]

This video explains a promising new technology which enables tactile feedback on touch screens. I wonder if this will ever make it into production.

iPhones and iPads Track Users and Store Location Data

Two British software developers discovered a disturbing feature built into Apple’s iPhones and iPads. Not only do both devices track the user’s location, they record that location data into an unencrypted file on the device.

The Telegraph reports –

Apple iPhone users’ movements are being tracked and stored without their knowledge in a file that could easily be accessed by a snooping employer or jealous spouse, security researchers have found. The continually-updated log is held on both the iPhone and the computer it connects to and contains a list of coordinates, and associated timestamps. The records go back to the release of the fourth iteration of the iOS operating system in June last year. The true contents of the enigmatically-named file “consolidated.db” were discovered by two British software developers who were working on ways of visualising location data for websites. “At first we weren’t sure how much data was there, but after we dug further and visualised the extracted data, it became clear that there was a scary amount of detail on our movements,” said Alisdair Allan and Pete Warden. Mr Warden previously worked for Apple in an unrelated area. Mobile network operators keep records of users’ movements based on which masts they are connected to, which police and intelligence agencies can access legally. The data stored by the iPhone could however be accessed by anyone with access to it or the computer it connects to, and is not protected by a password or encryption.

Apple’s reason for recording the data is unclear and its spokesmen did not return calls requesting comment.

Read more HERE or HERE.

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