might be a bit leery of the fact that the guy is giving you a phone number in NYC. Sure he could just be visiting but that just makes me suspicious/ We ll there is all so the fact that most of these things turn out to be a scam .
Apple has kicked off a game of worldwide whack-a-dev after tickets for its WorldWide Developer Conference started popping up on eBay and other classified sites. Tickets for the June Macfest went on sale yesterday and sold out almost immediately, as devs clamoured to find out exactly what Apple will allow them to create and …
You should look at training in the UK. £400-£500 a day. $1599 for five? That's a bargain, I could afford the airfare and a cheap hotel and still have change left over to eat and get horrendously drunk every night, and still spend less than the cost of 5 days training in the UK.
Vendor events like this are invaluable - nay priceless - when done properly for the people that they are aimed at.
>> "Sadly, all those offer is the chance to learn about developing and selling complex enterprise software products, rather than opportunities to "mingle with Apple engineers."
Are you implying that there is no chance to learn about developing and selling complex software products in the WWDC? Because the "mingle with Apple engineers" is intended as a way to build community and talk directly with them about the ins and outs of the APIs that they designed and built.
I initially lost out in the rush for Google I/O tickets and ended up going through eBay for a ticket which I got at 'only' three times the list price. Ironically that makes two days at Google I/O the same cost as two days training in the UK. Oh, plus travel and hotel. But you won't get Google I/O anywhere else anytime soon.
I proceeded with utmost caution after winning my auction and was able to confirm with Google that my ticket was genuine, and correctly transferred to me, within 24 hours of paying. I hate working in this way but I'm not sure what the best solution is. Supply and demand - when demand far exceeds supply, touting is inevitable.
If purchasers provide some kind of ID when purchasing - credit card number is probably best - and must produce the same when registering at the conference, and a photo ID in the same name (passport, drivers licence) then this would kill enough of the touting to make the rest not worth chasing. Add in the rule that anybody who turns up without the prescribed ID (and therefore isn't let in) gets a refund of the face price of the ticket, and the ticket then goes to somebody else who's pre-registered for a physical ticket returns queue and actually shown up on the offchance.
If you want to return your ticket in advance then this should be possible for free. Google (or Apple, or whoever) refund, and assign the spare ticket using something like first come first served, or a lottery, of people who have registered interest in returned tickets.
in the absence of this kind of arrangement: just make it clear what the criteria for getting in on the day is, make sure that 99% of touted tickets won't be valid on the day (we're back to ID again), and don't try to police the touts. Just put out lots of publicity that a touted ticket is invalid and won't be honoured.
Google were very clear when I contacted them about purchasing through eBay, academic tickets cannot be upgraded but beyond that anything is permitted. Provided people know what the T's and C's are, and are careful in their approach to verifying their eBay purchase, nobody should get ripped off (beyond paying over the face value of the ticket).
For the record, if I miss out next year, I'll go back to eBay to get into Google I/O. Perhaps these companies should consider running their events in more than one continent (e.g. North America, Europe, Asia, Australasia) and just repeat the conference in several locations over several weeks.
Workers at an Apple Store in Towson, Maryland have voted to form a union, making them the first of the iGiant's retail staff to do so in the United States.
Out of 110 eligible voters, 65 employees voted in support of unionization versus 33 who voted against it. The organizing committee, known as the Coalition of Organized Retail Employees (CORE), has now filed to certify the results with America's National Labor Relations Board. Members joining this first-ever US Apple Store union will be represented by the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM).
"I applaud the courage displayed by CORE members at the Apple store in Towson for achieving this historic victory," IAM's international president Robert Martinez Jr said in a statement on Saturday. "They made a huge sacrifice for thousands of Apple employees across the nation who had all eyes on this election."
Another day, another legal claim against Apple for deliberately throttling the performance of its iPhones to save battery power.
This latest case was brought by Justin Gutmann, who has asked the UK's Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) to approve a collective action that could allow as many as 25 million Brits to claim compensation from the American technology giant. He claims the iGiant secretly degraded their smartphones' performance to make the battery power last longer.
Apple may therefore have to cough up an eye-popping £768 million ($927 million), Gutmann's lawyers estimated, Bloomberg first reported this week.
Apple has introduced a game-changer into its upcoming iOS 16 for those who hate CAPTCHAs, in the form of a feature called Automatic Verification.
The feature does exactly what its name alludes to: automatically verifies devices and Apple ID accounts without any action from the user. When iOS 16 ships later this year, it will eliminate the frustrating requirement to select all the stops signs in a photo or decipher a string of characters.
The news was mentioned at Apple's 33rd annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) along with the usual slew of features designed to enhance the functionality of iPhones.
Not many people are talking about Apple's recent WWDC from an enterprise standpoint. But identity and machine management tool maker JumpCloud says a "shim" to connect "the login to the device through to the Safari browser" is a notable development.
JumpCloud provides identity services, which is why chief strategy officer Greg Keller zeroed in on the feature, which his company details further in its latest IT trends report.
The result, said Keller, was "an even more powerful login experience into these devices."
Democrat lawmakers want the FTC to investigate Apple and Google's online ad trackers, which they say amount to unfair and deceptive business practices and pose a privacy and security risk to people using the tech giants' mobile devices.
US Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) and House Representative Sara Jacobs (D-CA) requested on Friday that the watchdog launch a probe into Apple and Google, hours before the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, clearing the way for individual states to ban access to abortions.
In the days leading up to the court's action, some of these same lawmakers had also introduced data privacy bills, including a proposal that would make it illegal for data brokers to sell sensitive location and health information of individuals' medical treatment.
A security flaw in Apple's Safari web browser that was patched nine years ago was exploited in the wild again some months ago – a perfect example of a "zombie" vulnerability.
That's a bug that's been patched, but for whatever reason can be abused all over again on up-to-date systems and devices – or a bug closely related to a patched one.
In a write-up this month, Maddie Stone, a top researcher on Google's Project Zero team, shared details of a Safari vulnerability that folks realized in January this year was being exploited in the wild. This remote-code-execution flaw could be abused by a specially crafted website, for example, to run spyware on someone's device when viewed in their browser.
Analysis For all the pomp and circumstance surrounding Apple's move to homegrown silicon for Macs, the tech giant has admitted that the new M2 chip isn't quite the slam dunk that its predecessor was when compared to the latest from Apple's former CPU supplier, Intel.
During its WWDC 2022 keynote Monday, Apple focused its high-level sales pitch for the M2 on claims that the chip is much more power efficient than Intel's latest laptop CPUs. But while doing so, the iPhone maker admitted that Intel has it beat, at least for now, when it comes to CPU performance.
Apple laid this out clearly during the presentation when Johny Srouji, Apple's senior vice president of hardware technologies, said the M2's eight-core CPU will provide 87 percent of the peak performance of Intel's 12-core Core i7-1260P while using just a quarter of the rival chip's power.
A woman in the US has been charged with murder after she allegedly tracked down her boyfriend using an Apple AirTag and ran him over after seeing him with another lady.
Gaylyn Morris, 26, found her partner Andre Smith, also 26, at Tilly’s Pub in an Indianapolis shopping mall with the help of the gadget in the early hours of June 3, it is claimed.
A witness said Morris had driven up to him in the parking lot and inquired whether Smith was in the bar, stating she had a GPS tracker that showed he was inside, according to an affidavit [PDF] by Detective Gregory Shue. Morris, the witness said, subsequently spotted Smith within the establishment.
Apple's Intelligent Tracking Protection (ITP) in Safari has implemented privacy through forgetfulness, and the result is that users of Twitter may have to remind Safari of their preferences.
Apple's privacy technology has been designed to block third-party cookies in its Safari browser. But according to software developer Jeff Johnson, it keeps such a tight lid on browser-based storage that if the user hasn't visited Twitter for a week, ITP will delete user set preferences.
So instead of seeing "Latest Tweets" – a chronological timeline – Safari users returning to Twitter after seven days can expect to see Twitter's algorithmically curated tweets under its "Home" setting.
The United Kingdom's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) on Friday said it intends to launch an investigation of Apple's and Google's market power with respect to mobile browsers and cloud gaming, and to take enforcement action against Google for its app store payment practices.
"When it comes to how people use mobile phones, Apple and Google hold all the cards," said Andrea Coscelli, Chief Executive of the CMA, in a statement. "As good as many of their services and products are, their strong grip on mobile ecosystems allows them to shut out competitors, holding back the British tech sector and limiting choice."
The decision to open a formal investigation follows the CMA's year-long study of the mobile ecosystem. The competition watchdog's findings have been published in a report that concludes Apple and Google have a duopoly that limits competition.
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