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Apple Maps: Steve Jobs must be rolling over in his grave

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones / Entertainment' started by Hanson, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. Hanson

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    I guess the owners of 500px are watching this play out with a bucket of popcorn:
    http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/28/3924148/hardcore-porn-climbs-to-the-top-of-vines-editors-picks
    Last week, Apple pulled the 500px app from the App Store simply because you could search for NSFW images. Being a photography site, artistic nudes are the norm. However, these are curated by the site and fall under their definition of "artistic". But Apple thinks any nipple is porn.
    Vines is Twitters new video sharing app. Twitter is very closely entwined with Apple -- besides the persistent rumors that Apple is intent on buying Twitter, it's baked into iOS6. It appears that users intentionally or accidentally tricked the algorithm into pushing a porn clip as an Editor's Choice (the title and hashtag confirm it is porn and not something puritanically construed as porn). Either that or there's an editor at Vines who loves porn.
    In any case, a lot of people are waiting to see how Apple responds to this. Even if they change the way clips are ranked or selected as Editor's Picks, Vines can be used to search for "inappropriate content", the exact thing 500px was shitcanned for.
    Josh Topolsky first wrote about porn on Vines on Sunday in the article entitled, "Apple has a porn problem, and it's about to get worse". Less than 24 hours later and it's gotten worse.
     
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    500px is back on the market btw. Their app had a button conveniently labled "nudes' without any kind of gate earlier. It's actually surprising that it was allowed earlier more than that it was pulled. You can disagree with apple's policy (and i firmly DO!) but they were being consistent here. http://daringfireball.net/linked/2013/01/29/500px-app-store
     
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    Grinding away on it: http://9to5mac.com/2013/02/06/apple-releases-ios-6-1-1-beta-to-developers-for-iphone-ipad-and-ipod-touch/
     
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    So do the new Japan Maps include Tokyo now?
     
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    Review of maps on Iphone and Android: http://news.yahoo.com/review-iphone-google-maps-lags-184336258.html
     
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    Turns out you CAN use alternate maps with Siri, I didn't know that:
    More cool stuff: http://www.macworld.com/article/2027220/33-expert-tips-and-tricks-for-ios-6.html#lsrc.twt_lexfri
     
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    Apparently, the "5" in iPhone 5 has another meaning:
    [color=rgb(89, 89, 89); font-family: OpenSansRegular, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 22px; ]iPhone 5 ranked fifth in user satisfaction, behind four Android powered devices[/color]
    "These are the findings from our latest device satisfaction study, where we asked 320,000 mobile and tablet users in six countries, including the US, UK, France, Germany, Japan and Indonesia, about how satisfied they were with their device.
    The results were surprising, with the much anticipated iPhone 5 only ranking fifth in device satisfaction in a study of 93,825 US mobile users, behind four Android powered devices."

    Apparently, the 10 people who own the Atrix HD really really love their Atrix HD.
     
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    It's good that tech journalists keep writing comedy to amuse us in these difficult times.
     
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    Here's something that might actually bug Steve: http://www.theverge.com/2013/2/14/3987830/ios-6-1-security-flaw-lets-anyone-make-calls-from-your-iphone
     
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    I was going to post that, but it's not a tremendous security flaw and I didn't want to post just any old FUD. It only gives you access to phone related functions like call logs, contacts, and gallery. It won't let you hack into someone's bank app, for instance. Now, if you store sensitive passwords in your contacts, then all bets are off.
     
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    Profile of the board chairman: http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2013/02/20/apples-chairman-talks-life-after-steve/
     
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    Turned on two-step auth today, and it's got a 3 day wait. I can only assume Apple is sending me a new PIN by snail mail.
     
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    Nope its just a period to make sure it's not a stolen phone. Seems smart to me but I'm paranoid right?
     
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    How does waiting three days confirm it's not a stolen phone (or laptop or iPad)? I initiated it from my laptop, not the phone. Google didn't have a waiting period when I turned on its two-step auth.

    I didn't really want to turn it on -- Google's two step auth is a chronic nuisance -- but apparently Apple has a catch-22 where you have to turn on two-step in order to be safe from the problems the system causes with the normal system.
     
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    They send an email to you.

    Someone steals your phone. Submits a 2step request. Apple sends email to your contact. You stop them from giving keys to new owner.
     
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    I actually feel stupider for having read the comments in that article.
    Anywho, the "research" is laughable. "We totalled up the CERT responses in a spreadsheet! And Uh, we didn't bother to do anything like seeing what the categorizations of those were or anything, or if they could actually, you know, be exploited in the wild ever... And uh, forget about the fact that one lets you decide out of the box whether you want to sideload something that can brick your phone or not and the other doesn't, you must purposefully choose to go outside the ecosystem, a choice which is orders of magnitudes more likely to result in malware, spyware and other issues...."

    Who would use info like this anyway? Who would make a buy/no buy decision on it?
     
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    They are fine.
     
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