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I've had macnn bookmarked for many years,... 3,005 Views / 133 Replies  
I've had macnn bookmarked for many years, however, I didn't like the new website. It was too messy with too much material to view at one time. Maybe this was the last gasp effort to keep going....
Posted by prl99, on Jun 20, 2016 at 07:00 PM, in Mac News
The sad thing about Trump and his followers is... 408 Views / 18 Replies  
The sad thing about Trump and his followers is that many of the things he subscribes to are blatantly unconstitutional. I can see this in one person but to have all the people who support him and his...
Posted by prl99, on Jun 18, 2016 at 11:48 PM, in Mac News
"In addition, should Apple's Messages app system... 166 Views / 6 Replies  
"In addition, should Apple's Messages app system be found to not literally infringe the asserted claims of the '890 Patent, Apple's Messages app system would nevertheless infringe the asserted claims...
Posted by prl99, on Jun 14, 2016 at 09:38 PM, in Mac News
This is why legislators and lawyers need to take... 154 Views / 3 Replies  
This is why legislators and lawyers need to take an IQ test as well as a basic computer fundamentals course before they are allowed to serve on any committee or make any statement about anything...
Posted by prl99, on Jun 10, 2016 at 10:28 AM, in Mac News
Wasn't Apple restricted by the biased judge on... 100 Views / 1 Replies  
Wasn't Apple restricted by the biased judge on the number of patents they could challenge Samsung on in the initial trial? Everyone knows Samsung copied and continues to copy everything Apple does...
Posted by prl99, on Jun 2, 2016 at 06:35 PM, in Mac News
I've been using Pixelmator for a long time. Since... 125 Views / 4 Replies  
I've been using Pixelmator for a long time. Since retiring, I haven't had access to the Adobe suite and there's no way I'm paying that much money for something that I don't need. Pixelmator uses...
Posted by prl99, on Jun 1, 2016 at 10:27 AM, in Mac News
It keeps getting worse. Judges are citing the... 156 Views / 3 Replies  
It keeps getting worse. Judges are citing the original constitution as a way to justify any interpretation they feel justifies their means. If the original wording doesn't fit current technology or...
Posted by prl99, on Jun 1, 2016 at 09:51 AM, in Mac News
Wow, I wonder when the first lawyer will... 782 Views / 12 Replies  
Wow, I wonder when the first lawyer will challenge their contract as an invasion of privacy and lack of freedom of speech.
Posted by prl99, on May 30, 2016 at 04:47 PM, in Mac News
Looks like CalTech needs to go back to school and... 170 Views / 4 Replies  
Looks like CalTech needs to go back to school and understand how patents incorporated into standards are handled. You can't expect to get revenue from patents when you agree to include them in...
Posted by prl99, on May 30, 2016 at 03:34 PM, in Mac News
At least he's waiting until Apple patches the... 166 Views / 3 Replies  
At least he's waiting until Apple patches the vulnerability instead of selling it to the FBI for $1M. Apple has been known to patch older versions of software for hardware that can't be upgraded but...
Posted by prl99, on May 29, 2016 at 11:46 AM, in Mac News
I know you don't like quoting other websites but... 166 Views / 4 Replies  
I know you don't like quoting other websites but you left out some important information about the trial:

Apple is still seeking a mistrial for the earlier jury verdict. The company argues that an...
Posted by prl99, on May 26, 2016 at 02:21 PM, in Mac News
You have to subscribe to their newsletter, which... 166 Views / 1 Replies  
You have to subscribe to their newsletter, which I'll unsubscribe immediately but at least the download link when directly to their website instead of going through some ad website. The download is...
Posted by prl99, on May 26, 2016 at 10:29 AM, in Mac News
Linksys has no choice but to allow OpenWRT to be... 163 Views / 3 Replies  
Linksys has no choice but to allow OpenWRT to be installed because Linksys was sued awhile back for illegally using Open Source software in their routers. I used to run this software and could crank...
Posted by prl99, on May 16, 2016 at 09:05 AM, in Mac News
Apple will also get smeared by the FCC and FTC... 119 Views / 1 Replies  
Apple will also get smeared by the FCC and FTC even though they are the most proactive in getting mobile devices updated. Stats show users upgrade to the latest version of iOS much more frequently...
Posted by prl99, on May 10, 2016 at 10:26 AM, in Mac News
My last comment didn't post very well so not sure... 585 Views / 9 Replies  
My last comment didn't post very well so not sure what's going on.
Posted by prl99, on May 6, 2016 at 09:39 AM, in Mac News
Mike, Copied from your posting by... 585 Views / 9 Replies  
Mike,

Copied from your posting by highlighting text--
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/epic-haiku/id348308661?mt=8

Used Copy Link from Safari--...
Posted by prl99, on May 6, 2016 at 09:38 AM, in Mac News
This is new and might actually work. I'll inform... 585 Views / 9 Replies  
This is new and might actually work. I'll inform my daughter and see if she can check to see if her hospital is anywhere near the system requirements.

Of course, the typical disclaimer:

Haiku...
Posted by prl99, on May 5, 2016 at 07:37 PM, in Mac News
Ugh! Mike, something is wrong with your editing... 585 Views / 9 Replies  
Ugh! Mike, something is wrong with your editing tools because it dropped the damn : again after http in your link.
Posted by prl99, on May 5, 2016 at 07:34 PM, in Mac News
These partnerships can only help get (and keep)... 585 Views / 9 Replies  
These partnerships can only help get (and keep) Apple equipment in enterprise and government installations. Of course, most enterprise and healthcare installations have already spent money on their...
Posted by prl99, on May 5, 2016 at 04:48 PM, in Mac News
This is the same as the EU. Apple is documented... 707 Views / 11 Replies  
This is the same as the EU. Apple is documented as paying a ton of taxes yet the mayor wants even more. Maybe it's time to look at the way he's spending the money he gets and see if there's a better...
Posted by prl99, on May 5, 2016 at 01:10 PM, in Mac News
Great article, please keep it available (maybe... 265 Views / 6 Replies  
Great article, please keep it available (maybe without our comments because they will show how far apart some of our views are to the basic facts). I want to send a link to it to family members and...
Posted by prl99, on May 3, 2016 at 09:27 AM, in Mac News
The article says they took her fingerprint, which... 696 Views / 9 Replies  
The article says they took her fingerprint, which I assume to mean they used their fingerprint scanner to record it. How is that going to open the iPhone? I know people say they can trick the TouchID...
Posted by prl99, on May 2, 2016 at 02:40 PM, in Mac News
Mike, the link behind your link is missing the... 199 Views / 5 Replies  
Mike, the link behind your link is missing the ":" after https.
Posted by prl99, on Apr 26, 2016 at 01:18 PM, in Mac News
Has anyone verified that this software isn't... 199 Views / 5 Replies  
Has anyone verified that this software isn't itself ransomware or a trojan of some kind? I know he can't give it away through the App Store because it violates Apple's rules since this software...
Posted by prl99, on Apr 26, 2016 at 10:34 AM, in Mac News
It's about time. This will be a whole lot easier... 227 Views / 3 Replies  
It's about time. This will be a whole lot easier than having to come to an Apple Store, which is more than an hour away from my house. As long as the installment plan procedure works properly and...
Posted by prl99, on Apr 25, 2016 at 11:20 PM, in Mac News
@Inkling I totally agree. Google has been the... 176 Views / 2 Replies  
@Inkling I totally agree. Google has been the company that doesn't respect patents (Java, etc.) and now they've talked Microsoft into not suing them. That seems to be a win for Google and a loss for...
Posted by prl99, on Apr 22, 2016 at 12:45 PM, in Mac News
Of course the payment was worth it to him, it's... 167 Views / 4 Replies  
Of course the payment was worth it to him, it's taxpayers money not his.
Posted by prl99, on Apr 21, 2016 at 04:08 PM, in Mac News
This should mean that AAPL will go up a lot... 203 Views / 1 Replies  
This should mean that AAPL will go up a lot because that's what happens with all the other companies who somehow convince Wall Street that a slight gain or even a slight loss is still good and their...
Posted by prl99, on Apr 20, 2016 at 11:00 PM, in Mac News
I went to HP's store page and tried to configure... 283 Views / 6 Replies  
I went to HP's store page and tried to configure a 44c HP Z840 and I could only configure the first processor at 22cores. There wasn't a matching second 22c processor. Base Z840 configuration starts...
Posted by prl99, on Apr 19, 2016 at 11:11 AM, in Mac News
Apple doesn't have to come out with a wildly... 494 Views / 7 Replies  
Apple doesn't have to come out with a wildly crazy car design for it to be successful, it just needs to work (just like all the other Apple products). I'd rather it not stand out or look like it was...
Posted by prl99, on Apr 14, 2016 at 04:01 PM, in Mac News
Sorry Motor Trend, but it's wildly ugly.... 494 Views / 7 Replies  
Sorry Motor Trend, but it's wildly ugly. Headlight bands? Don't think those would be of much use. Why would the designer think Apple would design a car to look like an iPhone? He obviously doesn't...
Posted by prl99, on Apr 14, 2016 at 02:13 PM, in Mac News
@Mike, You might be giving the FBI too much... 177 Views / 5 Replies  
@Mike, You might be giving the FBI too much credit to come up with that kind of misdirection. ;-)

Did you see that the California decryption bill was defeated? At least someone in that state's...
Posted by prl99, on Apr 13, 2016 at 10:49 AM, in Mac News
It's really comforting when nobody can trust what... 177 Views / 5 Replies  
It's really comforting when nobody can trust what the government or media says. Everything is based on anonymous sources making guesses or plain lies. Taxpayers have a right to know what our...
Posted by prl99, on Apr 13, 2016 at 08:58 AM, in Mac News
This is getting ridiculous. Yes, people continue... 849 Views / 11 Replies  
This is getting ridiculous. Yes, people continue to use their phones while driving but they also eat, drink, put on makeup, shave, yell at kids in the back seat and do all sorts of other things to...
Posted by prl99, on Apr 12, 2016 at 12:44 PM, in Mac News
The EU doesn't like Apple getting favorable... 335 Views / 5 Replies  
The EU doesn't like Apple getting favorable taxes, now they feel they can force Apple into unfavorable contracts. If the carriers don't like the contracts, don't deal with Apple. I have to wonder...
Posted by prl99, on Apr 5, 2016 at 04:39 PM, in Mac News
I knew this was coming. It isn't only Apple the... 215 Views / 3 Replies  
I knew this was coming. It isn't only Apple the FBI and DOJ are attacking, it's every system that uses any type of encryption to protect data. Contrary to what Obama says (and I voted for him) this...
Posted by prl99, on Mar 14, 2016 at 09:44 AM, in Mac News
Thank you very much James Woolsey. Finally... 234 Views / 3 Replies  
Thank you very much James Woolsey. Finally there's someone in our government who understands what's going on. I'd like to suggest you talk to President Obama and guide him in a better direction than...
Posted by prl99, on Mar 11, 2016 at 07:16 PM, in Mac News
@iBricking You're technically correct. Here's a... 898 Views / 16 Replies  
@iBricking You're technically correct. Here's a reasonable definition of a backdoor as it pertains to computing: "A backdoor is a method, often secret, of bypassing normal authentication in a...
Posted by prl99, on Mar 11, 2016 at 11:40 AM, in Mac News
It doesn't matter if it's a government owned... 898 Views / 16 Replies  
It doesn't matter if it's a government owned phone, the work done by Apple to break into it would be used by more than once (already admitted by Comey) and would be used against non-government-owned...
Posted by prl99, on Mar 11, 2016 at 09:24 AM, in Mac News
The crazy thing about what the DOJ and FBI are... 546 Views / 8 Replies  
The crazy thing about what the DOJ and FBI are demanding is that it's counter to everything I was required to do while working for a government contractor as a cyber analyst. We were required to...
Posted by prl99, on Mar 10, 2016 at 07:27 PM, in Mac News
The DOJ is absolutely clueless. Encrypting data... 546 Views / 8 Replies  
The DOJ is absolutely clueless. Encrypting data is one of the required ways to protect government, enterprise, and health data as set forward in several laws. Where have these people been?
Posted by prl99, on Mar 10, 2016 at 05:12 PM, in Mac News
"...to find ways to bypass security on a device... 206 Views / 3 Replies  
"...to find ways to bypass security on a device without deliberately weakening it ..." means adding a backdoor. This is a black and white issue, there's no gray. Either you properly secure a device...
Posted by prl99, on Mar 9, 2016 at 11:24 AM, in Mac News
"There was once such a thing called corporate... 565 Views / 9 Replies  
"There was once such a thing called corporate responsibility. Now, it's corporate irresponsibility." Since when have corporations been responsible? What rock did he just crawl from under?...
Posted by prl99, on Mar 7, 2016 at 01:10 PM, in Mac News
Time to investigate the entire judicial system... 134 Views / 1 Replies  
Time to investigate the entire judicial system for corruption. I can't believe the Supreme Court refused to hear this case, especially with the current FBI situation. Of course, this can also mean...
Posted by prl99, on Mar 7, 2016 at 10:34 AM, in Mac News
Insanity prevails. Apple has a choice in this... 347 Views / 6 Replies  
Insanity prevails. Apple has a choice in this one, just pull out of France. Even Amazon will have to get rid of all encrypted communications which we all know won't stop terrorists from using another...
Posted by prl99, on Mar 4, 2016 at 02:58 PM, in Mac News
This statement is a direct contradiction to what... 947 Views / 15 Replies  
This statement is a direct contradiction to what the director of the DoD demands. The DoD will win this one and the blowhard from the criminal state of Florida will fade into the swamp.
Posted by prl99, on Mar 4, 2016 at 11:23 AM, in Mac News
@Diablo if your comment was towards my comment,... 157 Views / 4 Replies  
@Diablo if your comment was towards my comment, then you don't understand that every commission at any level already has a result in mind. When did you attend a work meeting where your boss didn't...
Posted by prl99, on Feb 29, 2016 at 10:25 AM, in Mac News
The only acceptable result of this commission... 157 Views / 4 Replies  
The only acceptable result of this commission will be laws defining the right to privacy, including the use of encryption, for all people and NOT the right of our government to force a backdoor of...
Posted by prl99, on Feb 29, 2016 at 09:10 AM, in Mac News
Thank you macnn editors. I am in total agreement... 749 Views / 8 Replies  
Thank you macnn editors. I am in total agreement with your stance. Maybe @And.reg hasn't read the latest information about the FBI telling the County IT staff to change the passcode of the iPhone...
Posted by prl99, on Feb 21, 2016 at 09:40 AM, in Mac News
@bag. Of course they already know everything... 342 Views / 6 Replies  
@bag. Of course they already know everything about me but until I sign the petition they have no way of knowing I disagree with them. Once they know, the FBI will add this information to my file.
...
Posted by prl99, on Feb 18, 2016 at 05:41 PM, in Mac News
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