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Apple Open Up Sharing Data With Government
2013-11-06 13:26:02

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Apple has now joined Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft and Yahoo in asking the US government to allow them to disclose exactly how many national security letters they receive from the FBI and other law enforcement agencies. In a public report, Apple explained their public policies and provided what information they are currently allowed to disclose. At present, the American government only allows tech firms to disclose how many data...

Voice Actor Claims She Is The Voice Behind Apple's Siri
2013-10-04 14:11:42

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An Atlanta woman is claiming she is the voice behind Siri, Apple’s intelligent (and often sarcastic) digital assistant. Susan Bennett has been working as a voice actor since the 70s and says she recorded the voices for Siri in 2005, six years before Apple started shipping iPhones with the software installed. A story posted by The Verge last month about machine voices left many assuming a woman named Allison Duffy was the human...

Sixth-Generation iPhone Unveiled During Apple Special Event
2013-09-10 14:00:43

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the second year in a row the iPhone rumors leading up to an announcement were nearly all correct. Apple announced its sixth-generation iPhone today -- the 5S -- along with a few new features of its latest mobile operating system -- iOS 7. Much of what Apple announced today may have been expected, but it was still brand new to a company who has only released one new phone every year since 2007. The iPhone 5S, which is nearly...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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