March 14, 2014 |
Some Apple users in England are bloody upset after the company changed the voice of their version of Siri. When the Cupertino tech giant released the iOS 7.1 update for iPhones and iPads earlier this week, it introduced a new female voice option for British users. However, the male voice was changed, to the displeasure of numerous users. VIDEO: Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 a powerful tablet but isn't a laptop substitute Users who want to hear the difference between old British Siri, new male British Siri and female British Siri, can check out them out in this YouTube video . The change to male British Siri led one user to post a eulogy titled " In Loving Memory of British Siri " for the old version on the Apple sub-reddit.
June 7, 2013 |
A couple of years ago, when Steve Jobs appeared before the Cupertino, Calif., City Council to discuss Apple's proposed new campus, he mentioned that the company had even hired a "senior arborist" from Stanford . Since then, the identity of that arborist has remained a mystery. But no more. Meet Dave Muffly, Apple's arborist and tree whisperer. Muffly is a well-known figure in the Silicon Valley tree community. Several folks I contacted were surprised that his identity had remained a secret for so long.
January 13, 2014 |
Apple devices are still in high demand -- just ask New York City thieves. Products by the Cupertino, Calif., company, such as iPhones and iPads, accounted for more than 18% of New York's grand larcenies in 2013, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal that cites the New York Police Department. In total, more than 8,000 Apple devices were stolen last year, leading to a 13% increase in grand larceny arrests compared with 2012. PHOTOS: Top 10 tech fails of 2013 The NYPD said thieves usually snatch the gadgets while on public transportation -- where users have their devices out and aren't paying close enough attention to their surroundings.
September 10, 2011 |
In early June, Apple CEO Steve Jobs made what amounted to an extended architectural sales pitch when he appeared before the City Council in Cupertino to present the details of a planned new headquarters for the company he co-founded in 1976. Jobs showed renderings of a sleek, glimmering building, ring-shaped and four stories high, set gently into a lush green landscape. The members of the council found the pitch persuasive, to say the least. ("The word 'spectacular' would be an understatement," one said.)
June 25, 1991 |
A Superior Court judge let stand a six-year prison sentence for former Sunnyvale Mayor Brian O'Toole, who had pleaded no contest to a charge of child molesting. O'Toole, 35, was accused of lewd and lascivious conduct with a Cupertino boy from August, 1984, to January, 1989. He resigned his office last August.
November 21, 2012 |
Cupertino, we have a problem. Apple's spaceship-like headquarters will likely not open its doors before mid-2016. That's because earlier this month, the tech company submitted an updated version of its proposal to the City of Cupertino. The company, which hoped to break ground on the new campus sometime this year, will likely not begin work on the proposed facility until at least 2013, according to a report by Bloomberg . “They could conceivably break ground in 2013, but only if everything goes smoothly,” David Brandt, Cupertino's city manager, said, according to Bloomberg.