U.S. sponsored report says governments should attack Bitcoin and undermine it

A new report from the influential RAND think tank suggests that governments should attack Bitcoin and blockchain technologies to undermine the public’s perception of their utility and security. Read more…

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iOS 9 adoption runs out of steam after a starting sprint

What does my performance in the gym have in common with iOS 9 adoption? Apparently the fact that both start strong, get a bit overconfident, and then run out of steam far too quickly. That’s according to Apple’s latest developer figures, at least, which show that roughly 67 percent of eligible iOS users are currently […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


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Great Scott! Siri prepared for Back to the Future day

Happy Back to the Future Day, everyone! If you’ve somehow been living under a rock, today is the “future date” which Marty McFly visits in the 1989 movie sequel Back to the Future II. And while we may not yet have ubiquitous hoverboards, self-tying sneakers, rehydrating pizzas or, erm, loads and loads of fax machines, we […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


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Facebook bans user named Something Long And Complicated

If you give yourself a silly name, you can’t complain when it’s not taken seriously. A British man is learning this the hard way after continually getting his Facebook account closed down by administrators who assume it is fake. Why? His name is “Something Long And Complicated.” No, I don’t mean his name is lengthy and […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)


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New Facebook scam uses upcoming ‘dislike’ button feature

A new Facebook scam is in the wild, regarding the company’s ‘dislike button.’ It promises an early access to the upcoming feature, and makes users open malicious links and share the scam further. Read more…

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Apple Live TV Service Not Coming Until 2016

Bloomberg reports that Apple will be unable to deliver their rumored live TV-over-internet streaming service for the Apple TV until 2016. Content negotiations are reportedly stalling the launch of the service, which Apple had hoped to be ready for their rumored September 9th media event.

The company wanted to introduce this year a live TV service delivered via the Internet, but is now aiming for 2016, said people familiar with Apple’s plans.

Apparently, pricing of the new TV service is one of the main hurdles in the negotiations. Bloomberg reports that Apple wants to offer „a package of popular channels“ for $40/month, a significant discount from the average cable bill.

A new Apple TV set top box, however, is still said to be ready for release. The new Apple TV is rumored to have a touch-based remote control and full app store. Apple is expected to announce the new Apple TV on September 9th.



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