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Report: New Foxconn Robots Will Play Limited Role in iPhone Assembly

Posted on 09/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Reports on Monday said long time Apple iPhone assembly partner Foxconn would be soon deploying robots on assembly lines used for Apple devices. A followup report out of Asia claims the bots will play a limited role at best in device assembly.

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Flash Player Security Hole Allows Attackers to Steal Mac Browser Data

Posted on 09/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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A known security hole in Adobe’s Flash player that could allow malicious users to steal browser data on Macs, PC, and Linux machines has been exploited in a proof-of-concept by a Google engineer, prompting Adobe to issue a patch to fix the issue.

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Apple Improves iOS 8 Health App With Step Counting and Caffeine Tracking

Posted on 08/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has added features to its Health app in the current iOS 8 beta. The app can now access the iPhone 5s’s built-in M7 motion coprocessor to track the number of steps a user makes each day, and caffeine has also been added to the already lengthy list of nutritional categories that can be tracked by the app.

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Apple Opens ‘Factory Outlet’ Store on eBay to Sell Refurbished iPhones

Posted on 08/07/2014 by chris

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It appears Apple has again teamed up with online auction site eBay to setup a low-profile “Factory Outlet” store to sell Apple Certified Refurbished devices. The devices, iPhone 5s models are currently the only devices listed for sale, offer full one-year Apple warranties at attractive prices.

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Google Maps Out as Apple Maps Powers Find My iPhone Beta on The Web

Posted on 08/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Google Maps are out, and Apple Maps are in for the latest beta preview of the web-based Find My iPhone app. Users of Apple’s iCloud beta site will now see the location of their Apple devices and computers on Apple’s own mapping solution, although the Google version is still powering the public edition.

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Oklahoma Man’s Lost iPhone Found Nine Months Later in Japan

Posted on 08/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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It’s the typical story: Boy loves iPhone, boy loses iPhone, stranger finds iPhone, boy and iPhone are reunited once more… Except that the iPhone was lost in a grain silo in Oklahoma, and it was recovered in Japan!

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Apple Reaches Deal for 100-Acre Site for Third North Carolina Solar Farm

Posted on 08/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple is set to acquire a 100-acre site in Claremont, NC to build a new 17.5 megawatt solar farm, its third in North Carolina. The company will be making an initial $55 million investment in the project. The city of Claremont approved the deal Monday evening.

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