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Submission + - Apple dismisses screen faults as cosmetic damage

Andy Smith writes: MacBook owners who have experienced large "stains" on their laptop screens are trying to force a change of repair policy from Apple, who have dismissed the damage as cosmetic and want to charge $800 for repairs. So far 480 people have registered with the Staingate web site.

Submission + - Netcraft confirms: Microsoft closes in on Apache Web server lead (

angry tapir writes: After almost two decades of trailing the market leader, Microsoft's Web server software is coming close to rivaling the dominance of the Apache Web server, according to the latest Netcraft survey of Internet infrastructure. May saw an additional 9 million sites using Microsoft Web server software, increasing the company's share of the Web by 0.37 percent. In the same period, Apache's market share fell by 0.18 percent, despite gaining an additional 4.3 million sites. Microsoft is now just 4.1 percentage points behind Apache, which, as the most popular Web server software on the Internet, now powers about 37.6 percent of all sites.

Submission + - Apple Steals Nike Talent for Wearable Tech (Again)

cagraham writes: Apple has hired Ben Shaffer from Nike, according to The Verge, to work on an undisclosed wearable tech project. Shaffer was previously the studio director of Nike's "Innovation Kitchen," where the FuelBand and Flynit shoes were developed. This actually comes as the second Nike employee Apple has poached recently — in late August they hired Jay Blahnik, who also worked on Nike's FuelBand. While an Apple iWatch (or similar project) isn't confirmed, it's certainly starting to seem likely.

Submission + - The dirty little secret of iOS 7 - some devices won't get killer new features (

rjupstate writes: iOS 7 will run on a range of iPhones and iPads, but not every device will have access to all the new features, including AirDrop file sharing, which is one of the most notable new capabilities. Confusing the matter is the Apple practice of selling older iPhone and iPad models as lower-cost options meaning that even a device bought at the iOS 7 launch won't be fully supported.

Submission + - How cam girls are learning from bloggers to expand a now billion dollar industry ( 1

phenopticon writes: A look behind the curtains of the cam-girl/guy business, which has now grown into a billion dollar industry. These men and women are leveraging technology and lessons learned from ultra-bloggers like Jason Calacanis and Cory Doctorow to turn a hobby into a full-fledged business.

Submission + - An open letter to Apple - Bring back the clones

PhunkySchtuff writes: "Dear Apple, Please either do something with the Mac Pro range, or set it free. My proposal below will address not only this shortcoming but fix your problems with servers as well. Yes, hear me out for a minute, I know this burned you really really badly last time in the early 90's when Apple products were outrageously more expensive than the industry average and the clone makers brought in low quality, cheap hardware and tarnished things, but please, please, please look at licensing Mac OS X to certified clone makers. "But that's crazy talk" "Clones will be the death of the Apple experience" "Clones cheapen the experience" "Why would someone buy a Mac if a clone is cheaper?" "Why would Apple give up their famous margins on selling hardware?" A clone program could not only be successful, but would restore a lot of faith in the brand from the high-end of the professional and enterprise market if there is one VERY IMPORTANT restriction on clones... All Clones MUST HAVE A XEON PROCESSOR. That immediately rules out all the bottom-feeding, white-box making clone makers who just want to make the cheapest computer and damn the quality. Xeons are freakin' expensive chips, and the hardware to support them isn't cheap either. This would allow certified clone makers to make high-end machines that can dual-boot, yet not compete in Apple's core consumer markets which is dominated by portables. Try stuffing a Xeon in a laptop? No thanks, the only nuts I like dry-roasted are almonds. Go and look at a high-end HP workstation, something like a current generation Z800 — it's a Mac Pro in all but it's ability to run OS X. That would also solve the problem of a severe lack of enterprise-ready servers, that once again would not compete whatsoever with the Mac mini Server. It would be a win all around — Apple could (almost) charge whatever they like for an OS X licence. This would not lead to any more hacintoshes than already exist — people making a cheap-arse hacintosh will not be spending the coin to use a Xeon, it's going to be on a cheaper consumer-level platform. Professionals would have a machine that they could expand, would be updated on a regular basis with modern hardware specs and would not have to hassle the consumer-focussed Genius Bar for support on. Please Apple, if you love it, set it free."

Submission + - SPAM: remote desktop

evitjenkins writes: "Remote desktop With Remote Desktop Connection, you can connect from your Macintosh computer to a Windows-based computer and work with programs and files on that PC."
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