Former Apple CEO John Sculley admits forcing Steve Jobs out was a mistake

Former Apple CEO John Sculley admits forcing Steve Jobs out was a mistake

John Sculley is the infamous Apple CEO who pushed out Steve Jobs from the company back in 1985. Sculley was Apple’s CEO from 1983 to 1993, and was brought from Pepsi to Apple by Jobs himself, with his famous “Do you want to sell sugared water for the rest of your life? Or do you want to come with me and change the world?” pitch.

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Apple testing iOS 7.1.1 software update to fix bugs

Apple testing iOS 7.1.1 software update to fix bugs

9to5Mac reports that they’re seeing hits from iOS 7.1.1 devices on their web servers, which indicates that Apple may be preparing to release an update soon.

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Google’s Experimental “Project Tango” Smartphone Uses Apple’s PrimeSense Chip

Google’s Experimental “Project Tango” Smartphone Uses Apple’s PrimeSense Chip

Google unveiled its experimental “Project Tango” smartphone earlier this year, and its 3D indoor and outdoor mapping technology was rumored to be powered by the Movidius Myriad 1 3D-sensing chip. This turned out to be true. However, a recent teardown revealed that the device is also powered by Apple technology, namely the PrimeSense Capri PS1200 3D imaging system-on-a-chip.

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Apple seeds seventh beta version of OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 to Developers

Apple seeds seventh beta version of OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 to Developers

Last night, Apple seeded the seventh beta version of OS X Mavericks 10.9.3 (build number: 13D43) to developers.

The new beta version arrives a week after the sixth beta version was released.
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Samsung Executives saw Steve Jobs’ death as the best opportunity to attack iPhone

Samsung Executives saw Steve Jobs’ death as the best opportunity to attack iPhone

Internal communication between top Samsung executives presented during the ongoing Apple vs. Samsung trial has revealed how the Korean company viewed Steve Jobs’ death as “the best opportunity to attack iPhone.”

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Apple, Other Smartphone Makers and major U.S. Carriers back Anti-Theft Measures

Apple, Other Smartphone Makers and major U.S. Carriers back Anti-Theft Measures

Apple, Google, HTC, Huawei, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung have announced a voluntary commitment to include anti-theft technology in their phones beginning next year.

The commitment has the backing of the five largest U.S carriers as well.

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Apple joins other smartphone manufacturers in adopting anti-theft measures

Apple joins other smartphone manufacturers in adopting anti-theft measures

Apple along with HTC, Motorola, Huawei and other have committed to curbing smartphone theft by entering into the Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment, reports CNET. This anti-theft measure proposed by the CTIA trade group requires a handset maker to pre-install or make available a tool for disabling a phone that has been lost or stolen.

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New Patented Technology from Apple Brings Accurate Positioning Indoors

New Patented Technology from Apple Brings Accurate Positioning Indoors

A new patent demonstrating accurate indoor positioning was granted to Apple on Tuesday, which could potentially bring indoor navigation to the iPhone in the relatively near future. The patent, which uses GPS, existing Wi-Fi infrastructure, and “onboard location databases,” will provide accurate indoor positioning in “nearly any environment.”

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Facebook may beat Apple to mobile payment punch

Facebook may beat Apple to mobile payment punch

Facebook may be close to launching its own mobile payment service that would allow customers to pay and exchange money with others, reports the Financial Times. The service could launch in the next few weeks, providing Facebook with a jump on Apple in the growing mobile payments marketplace.

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Baseband development may be too “herculean” even for Apple

Baseband development may be too “herculean” even for Apple

Deutsche Bank analyst Brian Modoff believes Apple won’t be designing a baseband chip for its iPhone or iPad anytime soon For the foreseeable future, the company will continue to use off-the-shelf silicon to meet its cellular needs. Qualcomm currently supplies Apple with its baseband hardware, which manages the phone’s radio functions and allows it to connect with cellular networks.

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