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Happy Birthday: Apple Is Making a Watch

Apple reportedly has 100 designers trying to figure out the most profitable and elegant way to colonize your wrist.

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Foxconn Workers Threaten Suicide

Workers at a Chinese factory owned by the electronics manufacturer Foxconn threatened to leap from the roof of a building in Wuhan in a protest over wages and working conditions, echoing the tragedy of laborers who jumped to their deaths for similar reasons two years earlier at other company plants.

Posted on Apr 28, 2012 READ MORE



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Apple Lets the World In on Its Supply Chain

In a bid to increase transparency and overcome some dreadful PR from recent years about certain components of its global supply chain, Apple Inc. posted a lengthy “2012 Progress Report” about labor practices, working conditions and company ethics on its main website Friday.

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The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs

The name Steve Jobs has been sweet on the lips of techno-capitalist fankids pining for a cultural hero since long before the Apple CEO succumbed to cancer late last year. Since his death, an author and an actor have taken some of the first shots at shaping his legacy. With an eye on the man’s cruelty toward his employees at home and abroad, n+1 reviewer Gary Sernovitz tries to fill in the blanks.

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Daisey Rips Into Apple in ‘Agony and Ecstasy’

Writer and performer Mike Daisey isn’t dropping his current act, “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” in light of his titular character’s recent exit from the world stage, but he has been obliged to make some formatting tweaks.

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Apple Unveils New Friend Bar for Chatty Geeks

First there was the “Genius Bar,” and now—at least in The Onion’s satirical parallel universe—there’s the “Friend Bar,” a welcoming space in which users can converge and talk for hours about their Apple products without scornful repercussions.

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Apple Gives Geeks a Fun New Way to Socialize

Those of us who own Apple products, or who just live within a stone’s throw of a major shopping venue, are probably already familiar with the Genius Bar phenomenon at Apple stores. The Onion has an even better idea for how geeks can get their fix while they splash out the cash.

Posted on Jul 12, 2010 READ MORE



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Prudish Apple Bans Bikinis

If you’re looking for sex appeal, there isn’t an app for that. Apple is killing applications on its iPhone and iPod Touch that show women in such obscene dress as beachwear. Despite parental controls, mature-content warnings and a lack of anything truly provocative, the company apparently decided things had gotten too raunchy.

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Behold the iPad

After months of breathless anticipation, techies everywhere have a new gadget/cultural phenomenon on their hands in the form of Apple Inc.’s new tablet, the iPad. Apple CEO Steve Jobs was on hand to do the unveiling honors at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on Wednesday morning, and based on the results, you can bet the lines will be forming in front of Apple stores yet again.

Posted on Jan 27, 2010 READ MORE



Apple Goes to War

The military has been deploying Apple’s iPod Touch and iPhone, loaded with software that aids in translation, intelligence gathering and shooting people. Military iPods will “display aerial video from drones and have teleconferences with intelligence agents halfway across the globe.” We civilians are still waiting for copy and paste.

Posted on Apr 20, 2009 READ MORE


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A Vote for an iPod: A Fair Exchange?

Oh dear—file this one under “further evidence our democracy’s in deep trouble”:  The Politico reports that, according to a recent poll of over 3,000 NYU undergraduates conducted by an on-campus journalism class, two-thirds said they would give up their right to vote in the next presidential election in exchange for a year’s tuition at their school, while 20 percent said they’d swap it for an iPod touch.

Posted on Nov 14, 2007 READ MORE


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Jon Stewart on the Incredible Shrinking Debate

“The Daily Show” host explains why the YouTube debate appeals to young people: “They’re the only ones who can see it!”

Posted on Jul 25, 2007 READ MORE


Right Move, Wrong Reasons:  Inside the EMI/Apple Deal

Media analyst, scholar and musician Aram Sinnreich takes a close look at tech giant Apple’s joint venture with major recording label EMI to offer music that is free of the restrictions imposed on consumers by “digital rights management.”  Sounds like music to our ears, and those of the iPod-toting masses, but the author detects a hidden agenda behind the deal.

Posted on Apr 17, 2007 READ MORE


Apple has audited working conditions at an iPod factory in China
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An Apple Computer audit of labor conditions at an iPod factory in China uncovered employees working longer hours than permitted by its code of conduct.  Auditors also said that workers earned ?at least the local minimum wage?—whatever that may be in Longhua, China.

Posted on Aug 18, 2006 READ MORE


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From MacWorld

Working Conditions in China’s Apple iPod Factory Exposed

The Mail on Sunday publishes an exposé on the conditions endured by iPod assemblers in China. Says a female worker: “We have to work too hard and I am always tired. It’s like being in the army. They make us stand still for hours. If we move, we are punished by being made to stand still for longer.”

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