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iKnowwhatyoudidlastsummer

iPhones know where they are, so they probably know where you are, and these data have been captured and maintained by the Apple devices and have been used by police in geoForensic investigations. Crushing civil liberties? There’s an app for that! Apple came to international attention in 1984 when the upstart computer company bought Superbowl…

Gay? There’s an app for that.

Apple has screwed the pooch, and it was inevitable. Apple decided that they would decide what apps would be available in their app store and what apps would not. The moment they did that they avoided a whole set of problems, but created other ones that are a bit more subtle. A couple of days…

Item 1: Linux has perfectly good fonts these days, and they are getting better. Patents held by Apple Corporation did not allow basic technology (the Bytecode Interpreter)to be implemented in Linux fonts (without paying). FreeType (the Linux font system) worked around this and things were workable, but still, having the Apple technology would have been…

The iPad and Skeptical Computing

I’m going to make an argument that you should buy an Apple iPad despite widespread rumors of hardware problems and despite widespread criticisms of its design as funky and flawed. And by “you” I mean yooz guyz who are skeptics.