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Apple Pledges $2.5 Billion To Help Combat California’s Housing Crisis

Apple Pledges $2.5 Billion To Help Combat California’s Housing Crisis

AUDREY CONKLIN REPORTER   Apple announced a $2.5 billion plan to help combat the housing crisis in California, according to a Monday press release from the tech giant. The Silicon Valley staple is one of many, including Facebook and Google, taking steps to address the state’s housing shortage that came in part after the tech giants invaded the area, bringing […]

Apple Boosts Production In Texas After Trump Exempts Company From Some Import Tariffs

Apple Boosts Production In Texas After Trump Exempts Company From Some Import Tariffs

CHRIS WHITE TECH REPORTER   Apple will begin producing the new wave of Mac desktop computers in Texas after the Trump administration exempted the tech company from being subject to brutal tariffs. Most of Apple’s products are assembled in China and are facing tariff threats. The company received exceptions on Sept. 20 that enable it […]

Apple’s Solar Business Stood To Benefit From Obama’s Paris Climate Deal

Apple’s Solar Business Stood To Benefit From Obama’s Paris Climate Deal

The sizable tax credits Apple receives for its solar energy production might have been one of the reasons why CEO Tim Cook criticized the Trump administration so harshly for pulling out of the Paris agreement on climate change. Cook’s Silicon Valley company’s solar power investment would have benefited had President Donald Trump decided to keep […]

Biting the Apple – What Happens when the Government Compels Tech Companies to Act

Biting the Apple  – What Happens when the Government Compels Tech Companies to Act

By Phil Erwin The legal feud between the FBI and Apple, Inc. is at an impasse, and the news media have done a pretty poor job of explaining the situation. It’s been reported that the FBI wants Apple to “unlock” the security on one terrorist’s phone only. Conservatives see this as black-and-white National Security: The […]

IT Pro Addresses iPhone Controversy — Aye of yer Apple?

IT Pro Addresses iPhone Controversy — Aye of yer Apple?

By Phil Erwin The Federal Government feuding with Apple, Inc. is a strange wrinkle in the story of national security, pitting a Liberal Administration against one of the very few Democrat darlings of Capitalism. Apple has employed hundreds of thousands of (mostly) Liberal young people, and made many of them very rich. The company works […]

McAfee: I Will Decrypt Information on the San Bernardino Phone For Free

McAfee: I Will Decrypt Information on the San Bernardino Phone For Free

By John McAfee Using an obscure law, written in 1789 — the All Writs Act — the US government has ordered Apple to place a back door into its iOS software so the FBI can decrypt information on an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. It has finally come to this. After […]