Recently a Toronto iPhone owner had his iPhone and wallet stolen. The person who ended up with the stolen iPhone took it to the Apple Store to get it fixed. The “genius” gave the person a free replacement iPhone and put the stolen iPhone in the back for service. Apple understandably won’t get involved in recovering stolen devices otherwise people would not contact the police.
As reported by Francine Kopun, business reporter at Toronto Star, the local police did go to the Apple Store and recovered the iPhone. In the end the owner, Scott Barkley, got his iPhone back, the thief’s client got a free iPhone and Apple is out $500.
Read More at the Toronto Star website
Beware of a phishing attempt to steal your Apple ID and passwords. An email that appears to come from Apple that says they are having a problem with your account. Apple would never ask you for your password in an email. The URL included takes you to and offer a Free Cheesecake Factory Coupons.
The Computer History Museum has a new exhibit highlighting Steve Jobs.
Here’s a link to a rare video from around 1980 (Before the Macintosh was introduced).
Steve Talking about Apple's work on computers
Here are some new renderings of Apple’s new Cupertino campus
Facebook is set to allow users to subscribe to websites. Similar to Twitters follow feature users of Facebook will let you follow your favorite web site, personality or journalist.
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Apple and other carriers have been questioned about the use of Carrier IQ in our smart phones. The software gives the carriers and manufacturer information on how your smart phone is being used.
Apple says that they removed it in iOS5 and have been removing it in other code. Tsk Tsk!
Al Franken wasn’t laughing about it. Read More
Bloomberg reports on it as well. Read More