Please site your source for the "mic can be remotely activated on a cell phone." I believe this to be an urban legend and have never seen proof of this.
I think H.264 is the preferred playback codec on iOS.
Microsoft makes Office for the Mac. They could even be running Windows on a Mac as well.
According to this: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/smallsats/nanosaild.html the beacons they asked amateur radio operators to listen for have been received and the satellite appears to be operating normally.
The Supreme Court disagrees with you.
Schools in Arizona (at least the high school I went to) do have a "moment of silence" in the morning. This always seems to be a thinly-disguised prayer time. What other purpose does a compulsory "moment of silent" have?
At a certain large semi-conductor manufacturer this false positive wreaked havoc. Most of our IT-supported laptops are running XP. Fortunately I figured out what was going on pretty quickly and knew how to fix it. Other people here weren't so lucky and it took the IT department at least half the day to figure out a solution. Most people were down the entire day.
The FCC has ruled that condo/homeowner associations cannot restrict the installation of (small) satellite dishes or antennas for receiving television or Internet services. There are certain exemptions for historical preservation and such but other than that they must make reasonable accommodations. http://www.fcc.gov/mb/facts/otard.html
I think the Terminator's point-of-view vision in the first Terminator movie did have Apple assembly code scrolling through as an example to what you said.
They need an exorcism ritual for Windows viruses as well.
That's great that they have a web interface to service the law enforcement needs to track people by the GPS in their cell phone. How does the web site verify a valid warrant? Does the web site ask them to hold it up to the screen for verification?
Apple didn't block the Pre from anything. The Pre was using the iPod/iPhone USB identifier. It was the USB Working Group that told them to stop.
Microsoft spun off Expedia last year, I think.
Independent arm of the government that interpret and enforce the laws. I'm not sure why this was brought up in the first place because I'm pretty sure the government is not included in a contract between the patient and his or her doctor.
Courts enforce contracts, not the government.