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+ - AppleUsers.net to give away an iPad->

Submitted by davidangel
davidangel (1337281) writes "So you hate the iPad before you've even touched it? Or perhaps you love it long time before you've even touched it. How would you like an absolutely free one, would you still hate it then? AppleUsers.net is a new social networking site for Apple fanatics, and part of their marketing promo is to give away 16gb Wifi iPad to some lucky user. The giveaway ends at 11:59pm on February 28, 2010."
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Media

New Study Finds Low Interest In Blu-ray 895

Posted by timothy
from the could've-told-you-that-already dept.
PHPNerd writes "A new consumer survey recently released chronicles the woes of the winner of the hi-definition format war: nobody wants it. While consumers were very happy to embrace the DVD standard when it came about because it brought a huge jump in quality over VHS, the pros of switching to Blu-ray are not as obvious. From the article: 'In contrast, while half of the respondents to our survey rated Blu-ray's quality as 'much better' than standard DVD, another 40% termed it only 'somewhat better,' and most are very satisfied with the performance of their current DVD players." Another reason cited was that a Blu-ray investment also dictates an HDTV purchase, something consumers are reluctant to do.'" Maybe it's also that line-doubling DVD players can be had for less than a hundred dollars.
Privacy

IT Repair Installs Webcam Spying Software 606

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the i-look-hot-undressing dept.
Vapon writes "A lady noticed her computer was running slower after she had brought her computer in to be repaired. She took the computer to a second repair shop where they found that one of the problems was that her webcam would turn on whenever it detected her around and was taking photos and uploading it to a website. The repair technician that installed the software has done this to at least 10 women and has photos of at least one undressing."
Media (Apple)

Apple Sued For Turning Workers Into Slaves 1153

Posted by CmdrTaco
from the waiting-for-a-jon-ives-designed-prison dept.
SwiftyNifty writes "Apple employees are putting together a class action lawsuit for not receiving overtime pay. A Lawsuit filed Monday in California seeks class action status alleging that Apple denied technical staffers required overtime pay and meal compensation in violation of state law. Filed in the US District Court for Southern California, the complaint claims that many Apple employees are routinely subjected to working conditions resembling indentured servitude, or 'modern day slaves,' for lack of better words."

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