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A Nonny Moose

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"I invented browsers with plugins!"

09 October 2009 - 06:20 PM

Well, after winning a huge case against Microsoft and open source browsers, a company called Eolas has now taken it upon itself to sue everyone else, including Apple, because they invented browsers with plugins!!!

As always, the lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, well known for giving plaintiffs megatons of moolah for these kinds of lawsuits.

Here's patent 5,838,906 which has been upheld in every legal battle they've faced so far and from the looks of it, they will win a gaggle of greenbacks from a ton of companies.

Security Update 2009-004

17 August 2009 - 06:02 AM

Yes it's out! This update addresses the BIND exploit even further (which isn't even on by default in OSX). This is a major thing, as it allows ugly things to happen in your web browser and you could accidentally download something even uglier (like a porn trojan). As always, post any issues/successes/happy thoughts.

Safari is at 4.0.3 now and it now features a plethora of holes plugged up. While you're at it, visit iWork.com (yes this site exists and Safari fixed an issue with this site).

Airport got updated too and this addresses wireless while on battery power. You'll need a late 2007 or better laptop Mac in order to take advantage of this one.

Finally, even the trackpad got updated here! This is for users who use Windows on their Macs so if your trackpad is feeling wonky, give it a shot.

"I invented reading XML"

17 August 2009 - 05:41 AM

Yes our favorite court district is at it again! This time, though, they have targeted Microsoft while Apple breathes a small sigh of relief.

So what is the patent for? An idea on how to read XML files--something Word does. Now the court in Texas (any time you hear about the courts in Texas, you should just shudder)...has FORBIDDEN Microsoft from selling Microsoft Word! Of course this company named i4i makes stuff to help with XML in Word.

While Microsoft is appealing this ruling, they can't sell Word and if the verdict stands must pay $290 million in damages.

iPhone maker suicide

22 July 2009 - 06:36 PM

Meanwhile in China... suicide seems to be the way to go for manufacturing mishaps.

25 year old Sun Danyong killed himself after losing an iPhone prototype. He jumped out of the window and fell to what would have to be a gruesome death. He worked for a company called Foxconn, which was under investigation by Apple for workplace conditions. Foxconn itself is a major player in manufacturing and Apple uses it to make iPods and iPhones.

Record quarter

22 July 2009 - 06:31 PM

Even with lawsuit after lawsuit after lawsuit, Apple has turned in $8.34 billion (that's $8,340,000,000.00) in sales and a net profit of $1.23 billion ($1,230,000,000.00)! This results in earnings of $1.35 per share. This is a record quarter for Apple, breaking every previous record.

In terms of sales itself, Apple has sold 2.6 million (that's 2,600,000) Macs during this quarter, the majority of them laptops. 5.2 million (5,200,000) iPhones were sold. The bad news, however, is that iPod sales dropped by 7% to 10.2 million (10,200,000).

How are the stores faring? $1.5 billion in revenue ($1,500,000,000) which is up. 492,000 shiny new Macs were sold, the majority to first time Mac users. iTunes had its 8 billionth (8,000,000,000) song downloaded.

Next quarter looks like more of the same, with traditional iPod sales declining in favor of iPod Touch sales going up.
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