Apple Employee, Dr. Dre, Questioned for Suge Knight Shooting

Probably false, but, a delicious report nonetheless.

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Billionaire to be Beats headphones founder Dr. Dre was questioned earlier today after a man apprehended for shooting Suge Knight says the former Deathrow artist paid him $100,000 carry out the hit.

“He gave me $50k upfront and promised me another $50k and lifetime supply of Beats headphone once Suge was dead,” said the man accused of shooting Mr. Knight at a party with singer Chris Brown and many other celebrities in attendance.

As of right now Dr. Dre has only been brought in for questioning to prove he’s innocent, but if sufficient evidence for a prosecution is provided he could face up to 15 years in jail.

Welcome to Apple.

Steve Jobs Left an Easter Egg in Every Mac Since 2005

Have a Mac? Do this:

Press Command + Shift + G while in Finder to open the Go To Folder box, and then paste the following path:

/Applications/Pages.app/Contents/Resources/

In this folder you’ll see a file called Apple.txt. Open it. What’s inside? The full text of his famous commencement speech given at Stanford University in 2005. It’s in every Mac computer.

2 Step Authentication is Your Friend

Do you use the same password on multiple computers? Have you kept using the same password for years? If the answer to both of these questions is “Yes”, then you’re asking to be hacked. But wait, you say, why would anyone want to hack me? I don’t have any secret information that anyone would want.

You’re right. You don’t. People could care less about the first picture taken of your newborn baby, your music folder, or the last episode of Mad Men you just downloaded and watched. You know who does care?

You do. And you would hate it if all of the stuff you love to save, a decade of photos, your entire music catalog, your banking information, your tax records, and your email archive went “poof” into thin air.

Forget about the rule of backing up. Few people really do it well, or do it at all. Apple’s Time Machine has helped, and now the cloud services from Google, Dropbox, Skydrive (and a slew of others) have made it easier to store things so you can get access from multiple machines and locations. Yet for all the advantages of simplicity, the only thing standing between you and someone whose main interest is wiping your devices clean is that password you thought up years ago. You know, the one that starts with the number 1 and ends with the number 6. Or the easiest password to remember — the word “password”. You’d be amazed how many people use “abc123”.

I’d like to say that my devices and online services have been completely secure for years. They haven’t been. I’d like to say that I’ve used distinct passwords. I haven’t. All of this changed today after I read this:

Yes, I was hacked. Hard.

This is the story of one Mat Honan, a recent employee of Gizmodo. Mat’s iPhone was reset, then, one by one, his other devices were wiped. Then his Google account was deleted. Then, his Twitter account was taken over.

All in a matter of minutes.

Read his story. Then, run out and enable 2 Step Authentication for your Google account. Change the passwords in the services you use to something other than “monkey”. Do it now. If you’re an IT geek, read up on Two-Factor Authentication. The wikipedia article should keep you busy for awhile.

Don’t be Mat.

MORE: Gizmodo story

Steve Job's Reality Distortion Field Lives On!

I just got through watching an Apple demo video that spends time talking about fans. That’s right. Fans that cool the machine. But this isn’t just everyday cooling. No!

“Air is pulled into vents and propelled through sculpted cavities by fans with asymmetrically positioned blades.”

And I was mesmerized!

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Magic.

Apple Hype

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It begins.

Apple WWDC: 8 Things to Expect

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Apple WWDC preview: What the analysts are saying

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Why do we care so much? Geeks care; we know that. And I’ll admit – for the past few years, I too cared – about the next iPhone, the iPad, etc. But now that we are pretty much fully conditioned to the stuff Apple brings to market, why do we continue to swoon? Is it left over mystique from the Steve Jobs era? Without Steve and the magic, isn’t Apple just another tech company?

My REAL iPad 3 WiFi Problem

First of all, it’s legit.

Whenever new gadgets come out, there is always a group of people who are first to complain about some software bug, some hardware foul up, some blemish that results in the purchase being the biggest waste of time in their life (up to that moment). I usually look at these things as the normal 2% allocation of complainers. And low and behold, the manufacturer usually comes out with a “it’s not our problem, you’re doing it wrong” answer.

I’m not doing my iPad 3 wrong.

It first started when I was in my living room. I’ve had an iPad 1, iPad2, and now I have number 3. The first and second version never had any problem holding a strong WiFi signal. Granted, back then I had my WiFi router in the room with me. I recently moved the router upstairs next to my home office so I could get an even stronger signal there where I’m typically doing the heavy lifting. When the iPad 3 WiFi was flaking out, I blamed it on the fact that the router was now upstairs, dozens of feet away, with plenty of obstruction possibilities.

Funny thing though. My iPhone worked great. And my download speeds were strong and consistent.

I had problems in places I shouldn’t. Starbucks. My corporate WiFi connection at work, where the signal is bullet proof and blazing.

I had to investigate. I searched around the normal bulletin boards, the support forums, the usual. As expected, all I found was the complaining. And then, I found this, the so called iPad 3 “Death Grip”.

I tested it. And guess what?

I EXPERIENCED THE EXACT SAME THING!

WiFi antenna blockage just where you don’t want it. Where you hold the bloody device. Turn the thing upside down, and WOW – LIGHTNING FAST INTERNET!

Uh, ahem, Apple. Let’s chat.

This machine I have in my hand cost me greater than $600. The WiFi should work, flawlessly, because it is, uh, a MOBILE APPLIANCE!

That means I walk around with it and it connects to the Internet flawlessly. You know, just like your ad says it does. Just like the wonderfully written ad copy on your website.

Three words.

FIX IT NOW.

Until then, I have to hold the machine like a dork, with the home button on top instead of where it should be, next to my thumb.

That is all.

The Elusive White iPhone 4

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It was suppose to be available shortly after the announcement of iPhone 4. Then, it was going to be available “in July”. As of last week, it was going to be released “at the end of July”. Well, fahgetaboutit, says Apple:

White models of Apple’s new iPhone® 4 have continued to be more challenging to manufacture than we originally expected, and as a result they will not be available until later this year. The availability of the more popular iPhone 4 black models is not affected.

Apple hasn’t specified what the problem is. It’s just a color, right? I mean, how hard can it be to create a white phone? I could understand if they were trying to go all crayola 64 color on us, but come on, we’re talking an easy color here, right?

Wrong.

It’s a whole lot more complex than anyone thought.

I held off upgrading my iPhone 3G in hopes that the white one would be released next week. Now, I’m not so sure it’ll ever see the light of day.

iPhone OS 3.0 Preview

Just like they said they would, Apple revealed plans for iPhone OS 3.0 to the world today. Best news? Cut, copy and paste. I know, I know, you’d think that this would have been a feature of iPhone OS 1.0, but no, for some reason Apple wanted none of that. Other best news?

Wait for it.

MMS.

(I can hear all the Windows mobile fans laughing right now).

Engadget has all the particulars.