Steve Jobs is famous for borrowing a phrase that may or may not have originated with Pablo Picasso: “"Good artists copy, great artists steal.” He said in “Triumph of the Nerds” that Apple “has always been shameless about stealing great ideas.”
Yet in recent years, Jobs was outraged over Android's similarities to iOS. He branded HTC thieves and said he was “willing to go to thermonuclear war" against Google over what he called "grand theft Android." Now, CEO Tim Cook seems to have picked up Jobs’ outraged-victim torch, saying in Apple’s earnings call this week that the rest of the tech industry is drafting off Apple’s innovations and failing to “invent their own stuff.” Apple, he said, cannot “become the developer for the world.”
CISPA may have cleared the U.S. House of Representatives, but the fight isn’t over. It’s shifted to the U.S. Senate. Here’s CNET’s FAQ on what you need to know about this particularly controversial Internet bill.
Drone use isn’t restricted to Homeland Security, the FBI, and the Air Force. Legal authorization to fly drones has also been extended to police departments including ones in Herington, Kan., (population 2,526) and Gadsden, Ala., (which touts the nearby Foggy Hollow Bluegrass Gatherin’ on its town Web site).
Verizon hasn’t yet spilled the beans on the details of such plans.
But the approach is that families with multiple wireless users would be able to pool their allotment of data, just as they’re now able to pool their voice minutes. So instead of each family member paying $30 per month for 2 GB of data, as an example, the household as a whole would pay a higher amount collectively to share a certain amount of data amongst themselves.