Latest Michael Harper Stories

Apple Stores Reportedly Offer Price Matching
2012-08-10 04:44:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online I´ve said it once before. I´ve even made incredibly clumsy references to a Radiohead album: Everything is in its right place. Although, on second thought, if I were going to go down that path, perhaps I should have went with “Jigsaw Falling Into Place?” Oh Hindsight, thy name is beach. All these Radiohead references are meant to say, People Get Ready. Things are starting to fall into place for an...

Temporary Hold Placed On AppleID Password Resets
2012-08-08 11:25:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Following Mat Honan´s harrowing tale of having his accounts hacked and digital life wiped clean, Apple has said it is suspending over-the-air AppleID password resets for at least the next 24 hours. Apple ordered their support staff on Tuesday to stop taking requests for passwords changes over the phone, according to employees who spoke with Wired.com. Rather than use a brute force attack to break into Honan´s...

2012-08-07 19:08:38

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Apple´s ad agency is saying they´re not reacting or responding to waves and waves of criticism, but they´ve finally stopped showing those horrendous, Sitcom-y Genius ads. “Josh the Genius” made his way to American TV last week during the opening week of the 2012 London Olympic games. Immediately following the virginal showing of the ads, forum boards, tech-centric blogs and most importantly, Twitter was...

The Cats Will Kill Us All!
2012-08-07 14:51:43

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online I can see it in her eyes. Every morning after I wake up and sleepily stumble into my kitchen to pour myself a glass of water or grab some clean clothes from the dryer. After all, who folds clothes anymore? As I make my way through the house, she lies in wait, crouched in pouncing posture, head poking through the living room blinds just so, keeping an eye out for the squirrels which enjoy a daily breakfast at the dried corn...

Chinese Man Sues Apple Over FaceTime
2012-08-07 12:52:20

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online As they say, another day, another Apple suit. More specifically, Apple now has to ward off yet another suit in China, adding additional hurdles in their great Westward expansion. When Apple finally settled their legal issues with display maker Proview earlier this summer, other suits immediately followed. Only hours after Apple agreed to pay out $60 million to the debt-ridden display maker, a household chemical company by...

2012-08-07 09:14:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For all the things Siri is currently good for– keeping in mind she´ll be upgraded this fall– there are a few instances where she admittedly lacks. In a somewhat cruel twist of irony, many of us didn´t realize we wanted Siri to perform the functions she can´t perform until she first came onto the scene. Sure, asking her to move our two o´clock to three o´clock is nice, and having her remind us to...

Smoking Orangutan Moved To New Enclosure
2012-07-27 09:31:45

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Tori, the smoking orangutan, has finally been moved into her new cage on the other side of the zoo to remove her not only from her ciggy source but also from the pressure of her peers to light up. The Taru Jurug zoo in Solo, Indonesia, is moving Tori to a small island in the middle of a small lake inside the zoo after animal activists began to call for action to snuff out Tori´s smoking. Now, Tori will not only be...

Black Hat: Former FB Director Calls For War On Cybercrime
2012-07-26 09:25:41

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Black Hat conference kicked off in Las Vegas this week, bringing together all manner of hackers and security experts alike. Taking the stage on July 25, former FBI executive assistant director Shawn Henry gave a rallying cry to all in attendance to fight the good fight against cybercriminals the world over. As governments and private corporations increasingly become the target of these hacking attacks, Mr. Henry believes this...

2012-07-24 22:52:01

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Here´s an interesting one“¦Apple has just been awarded a ban on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 in Europe, even though they lost an appeal to ban the larger, 10.1N. In a split decision, the Dusseldorf Higher Regional Court banned Samsung´s Tab 7.7 in all EU countries, but said the Galaxy 10.1N “does not infringe” on Apple´s patents. Samsung created the Galaxy Tab 10.1N last December in response to...

PayPal Acquires Card.io
2012-07-18 13:09:05

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Internet payment giant PayPal has long been a ubiquitous way to send money over the internet. Facing some serious competition from Square, a mobile payment company founded by an ex-Twitter pioneer, PayPal has bought a mobile payment startup of their own to integrate into their existing mobile payment offerings. PayPal announced yesterday they had agreed to buy Card.io, a San Francisco startup whose technology allows for mobile...

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