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Tim Cook charity auction raises $200,000 for RFK hum...

Yesterday, 07:04 PM

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What can $200,000 get you in 2015? Lunch with the CEO of the most valuable company in the world and two tickets to be his VIP guest at a future Apple keynote. That’s how much Tim Cook and Charitybuzz raised at auction today as the weeks-long fundraiser came to a close after the starting bid began at $10,000 — the starting price of the 18k gold Apple Watch Edition — in mid-April…

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Just as he has chosen in previous years, Cook’s proceeds will help fund the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights campaign.

This year marks the third annual auction for meeting Tim Cook and raising funds for the RFK human rights group. The effort saw its biggest success during the first year when Charitybuzz reported a massive $610,000 winning bid. Last year the executive included VIP tickets to be a guest at an Apple event like this year while raising $330,001 in the process.

Cook isn’t alone in participating in charity auctions through the fundraising site. Apple’s Eddy Cue and Ian Rogers have both offered similar meet-ups to raise funds for various charities through Charitybuzz, although Cook’s participation has become an annual affair.

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Earlier today as the 20th bid ranked in at $200,000 on closing day, the fundraising site shared an entertaining infographic that puts that amount of money in perspective in Apple terminology.

Here was the winning auction just before it wrapped up:

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Add custom replies to Apple Watch, seem less robotic

Yesterday, 09:00 PM

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Messaging is one of the best use cases for Apple Watch – you get a message, you dictate a reply, you get on with your day. Apple has included several pre-written responses for you to use when you’re just toomf.gif


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Apple releases Safari 8.0.6, 7.1.6, and 6.2.6 with securi...

Yesterday, 09:10 PM

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Apple has just released an updated version of the Safari browser for users on OS X Yosemite, Mavericks, and Mountain Lion. The update doesn’t add any new features, but does fix several important security flaws in the WebKit engine that powers the app.

Users on any of the three most recent versions of OS X can download the update for free through the Updates tab of the Mac App Store. The details of the security changes are listed below.

Safari 8.0.6, Safari 7.1.6, and Safari 6.2.6
  • WebKit

    Available for: OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, and OS X Yosemite v10.10.3

    Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may lead to an unexpected application termination or arbitrary code execution

    Description: Multiple memory corruption issues existed in WebKit. These issues were addressed through improved memory handling.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-1152 : Apple

    CVE-2015-1153 : Apple

    CVE-2015-1154 : Apple

  • WebKit History

    Available for: OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, and OS X Yosemite v10.10.3

    Impact: Visiting a maliciously crafted website may compromise user information on the filesystem

    Description: A state management issue existed in Safari that allowed unprivileged origins to access contents on the filesystem. This issue was addressed through improved state management.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-1155 : Joe Vennix of Rapid7 Inc. working with HP’s Zero Day Initiative

  • WebKit Page Loading

    Available for: OS X Mountain Lion v10.8.5, OS X Mavericks v10.9.5, and OS X Yosemite v10.10.3

    Impact: Visiting a malicious website by clicking a link may lead to user interface spoofing

    Description: An issue existed in the handling of the rel attribute in anchor elements. Target objects could get unauthorized access to link objects. This issue was addressed through improved link type adherence.

    CVE-ID

    CVE-2015-1156 : Zachary Durber of Moodle


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Apple Releases Safari 8.0.6 With Security Improvements [M...

Yesterday, 08:48 PM

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safariicon.jpgApple today released Safari 8.0.6 for OS X Yosemite, bringing new security fixes to the browser. There's little information about the update in the release notes, but Apple continually releases updates to its browser to address vulnerabilities. Apple has also released Safari 7.1.6 for Mavericks users and Safari 6.2.6 for Mountain Lion users.
The Safari 8.0.6 update is recommended for all OS X Yosemite users and contains improvements to security.
Today's Safari 8.0.6 update is recommended for all OS X Yosemite users and can be downloaded using the software update mechanism in the Mac App Store.

The Safari 8.0.6 update comes almost a month after the launch of Safari 8.0.5, which was bundled into the OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 release on April 8.mf.gif


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Apple’s new microsite shows how iPad changes everything

Yesterday, 07:51 PM

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Apple Watch is getting all the attention and iPhone is scooping up all the sales, so Apple is has decided to launch a new microsite today, dedicated to all the amazing things you can do with an iPad. The newmf.gif


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Apple debuts ‘Change Everything’ iPad ad campaign and web...

Yesterday, 07:46 PM

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Updated: Apple has uploaded its new “Change Everything” ad to YouTube, as well. It’s embedded below.

Apple has debuted its newest iPad marketing campaign, “Change Everything,” with a 1:30 commercial and a new website highlighting the apps that change the way people go about their daily lives. The ad starts off with a list of things that have changed since the release of the first iPad, such as small businesses and education.

From there the commercial demonstrates a variety of applications and accessories that have augmented the way people connect, learn, and conduct business, and enjoy their lives…

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Individual pages provide a closer look at the software and hardware featured in the ad, with each focusing on a specific area, such as cooking, education, and even redecorating. Each page highlights a collection of apps that can help users accomplish tasks in those areas, like Green Kitchen and Yummly for cooking, or the Square credit card reader and QuickBooks for small businesses.

The education page presents options for students ranging from kids to college students, while the redecorating page shows off apps that help you reimagine your home, like Vango Art and ColorSnap Studio. Useful hardware like the Ecobee3 smart thermostat (not the Nest, for obvious reasons) and how-to apps ike Instructables and wikiHow are also highlighted.

You can view the full collection and the new ad on Apple’s website or via YouTube below:


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iPhone is killing it in Europe thanks to Android switchers

Yesterday, 07:34 PM

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Europe was supplanted by China this past quarter as the second most important market for Apple, but according to a new report from Kantar, the iPhone-maker is gaining grown in Europe thanks to Android switchers. Over 30% of Apple’s newmf.gif


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Apple Launches New 'Everything Changes With iPad'...

Yesterday, 07:27 PM

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Apple today launched a new microsite focused on the iPad, exploring the way the iPad can "change the way you do things every day." The site offers up a selection of apps and usage ideas for the iPad, organized into several categories: Cooking with iPad, Learning with iPad, Small Business with iPad, Traveling with iPad, and Redecorating with iPad.

Like the company's past advertising efforts, this new campaign aims to portray the iPad as a tool that's useful in all aspects of life that goes far beyond mere content consumption, as can be seen in the introductory video on the site. The video, which should be uploaded to YouTube soon, features people using the iPad in a whole range of situations, from cooking to managing a business.

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Each section of the new site includes imagery covering what the iPad can do and a wide range of recommended apps for each purpose. "Cooking with iPad," for example, has sections on using the iPad as a cookbook, as a tool to create cookbooks, and as a prep tool for organizing ingredients to be purchased.

Some of the recommended apps include Green Kitchen, Cook, and Epicurious, and the site also recommends the Smart Cover as a tool for propping up the iPad while cooking. Siri is highlighted as a way to use the iPad hands-free in the kitchen, and a long list of apps is linked at the bottom of the page.

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Learning with iPad focuses on using the iPad to learn at all ages, with sections highlighting learning through play, programming, exploring space through apps like Star Walk 2, using textbooks in iBooks, using apps like Notability and Coursera for learning, and exploring free courses on iTunes U. Hobby-based apps are also included in a "Never stop learning" section.

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The other three iPad sections, Small Business, Traveling, and Redecorating, are equally as extensive, suggesting a range of use cases and apps for different situations that people might otherwise have missed. Every app used on the new site and within the "Everything changes for iPad" site is also listed in a special section on the App Store.

Over the course of the last few years, Apple has explored several different advertising campaigns for the iPad in an effort to spur people into purchasing one of its tablets. We've seen "Why You'll Love an iPad," "Your Verse," and "Start Something New" in 2013 and 2014.

Apple changes its iPad advertising tactics much more frequently than it does for other products, likely because its iPad sales have been down for several quarters in a row. During its the second quarter of 2015, Apple's iPad sales were down to 12.6 million from 16.35 million in the year-ago quarter.

Tim Cook has remained optimistic about iPad sales, however, suggesting that the company's future product pipeline (which includes the rumored "iPad Pro") and its efforts in the enterprise market will ultimately cause iPad sales to grow again. "I believe the iPad is an extremely good business over the long-term," he said. "When precisely it begins to grow again I wouldn't want to predict, but I strongly believe that it will."mf.gif


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Tim Cook Charity Lunch Auction Ends, Earns $200,000...

Yesterday, 07:07 PM

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Tim Cook's third annual CharityBuzz auction ended this afternoon, earning $200,000 for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. The auction, which had more than 20 bids, includes a one hour lunch date with Tim Cook at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino and two VIP passes to an Apple keynote event to watch Apple unveil new products.

Though the auction earned an impressive $200,000 for the RFK Center, it brought in less money than previous auctions held in 2013 and 2014. In 2013, the inaugural CharityBuzz auction for a coffee date with Cook brought in an impressive $610,000, and 2014's lunch auction ended at $330,001.

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Today's auction winner will be able to bring one additional person to have lunch with Cook, with the cost of lunch being included in the auction price. Transportation and accommodations to Cupertino are not included, however, and the exact date of the lunch will be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time.

This year's event, like last year's, included two VIP tickets to an upcoming Apple keynote event -- WWDC is on the horizon, so the auction winner may be invited to attend the WWDC keynote. WWDC promises to be quite exciting this year, as rumors have suggested a whole slew of products could see an unveiling, including a new streaming music service, a new streaming television service, and a new Apple TV. We'll also see iOS 9 and OS X 10.11.

Proceeds from today's auction benefit the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights, a charity that Tim Cook has now supported for three years running. The RFK Center aims to achieve "a just and peaceful world by partnering with human rights leaders, teaching social justice, and advancing corporate responsibility."mf.gif


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Former Apple Retail Chief Ron Johnson Discusses 'Enjo...

Yesterday, 07:03 PM

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Ron-Johnson-Enjoy.jpgRon Johnson, who served as Senior Vice President of Retail Operations at Apple between 2000 and 2011, today unveiled his new online retail startup called Enjoy Technology that will begin selling high-end consumer electronics, such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, speakers and drones. The Menlo Park, California company will sell about 60 products starting today.

Enjoy aims to differentiate itself from Amazon and other competitors by providing free personal in-home setup service for products, as reported by The Wall Street Journal. When you purchase a product, Enjoy will send a representative to your home to help set it up, with visits lasting approximately one hour. AT&T, GoPro, Microsoft, Samsung and Hewlett-Packard are among the early partners with the service.

Johnson was interviewed by CNBC today to discuss the Enjoy launch and a handful of other topics, including Apple and the company's current retail chief Angela Ahrendts, the future of physical retail and more. In particular, he offered praise for Ahrendts, who has led Apple's retail operations since May 2014, and noted that he owns an Apple Watch and thinks it's an "incredible product." He also said to "stay tuned" about the availability of Apple products through Enjoy in the future.

Kayla Tausche: It was bizarre to think about an Apple product launch without those lines around the corner. Stretching for miles and miles. I'm just wondering if you look at this new era for Apple products and Apple retail, and you think that there is a lot of change and that it's sort of doing away with the way you used to do product launches?

Johnson: I don't think that's true. I'm Angela's biggest fan. I knew her before she came to Apple. I had the chance to meet her in London. The teams love her at Apple. They love her leadership. She made it clear that the Apple launch was being launched in this way and future products might go back to something that Apple has done before. I wouldn't overread the launch as a change in direction. It's the right thing for this intensely personal products.

Courtney Reagan: You have 60 products on GoEnjoy.com right now from 11 companies. But Apple isn't one of them. Why not?

Johnson: I say stay tuned. We’re not talking about it but I didn't want, our customer would love Apple products. You know there's no doubt about it. And we serve the iPhone through AT&T. You can go to AT&T's website and buy an iPhone and use enjoy. We'll be embedded in on AT&T's website on May 19th. We do help with all the Apple products. Stay tuned when they might be on our personal commerce site.
Enjoy launched in New York City and the San Francisco Bay Area on Wednesday.mf.gif


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