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No, Apple doesn't need to 'open up' to malware fear-mongers

Earlier this week the CEO of an anti-virus company wrote a "guest editorial" on a popular technology website, saying it was time for Apple to "open up" and — wait for it — allow anti-virus software on the iPhone and iPad. The premise is self-serving and the headline spit-take inducing, and it's absolutely not worth rewarding negative attention seeking with attention. However, it is important to address the fear, uncertainty, and doubt (FUD) the "guest editorial" is trying to spread.

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NSFW: Developers hold the future of Apple Watch in their hands

NSFW is a weekly op-ed column in which I talk about whatever's on my mind. Sometimes it'll have something to do with the technology we cover here on iMore; sometimes it'll be whatever pops into my head. Your questions, comments and observations are welcome.

I've been running on fewer cylinders than usual this week. A week ago last Thursday I had an operation that I've been planning for a while (gastric bypass surgery, for the curious), so I've spent most of this week recuperating. And by "recuperating," I mean stewing in a Vicodin-induced stupor. So if I'm having trouble mustering the requisite rage for one of my weekly curmudgeon rants, I apologize. This week I'm ruminating on the Apple Watch.

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Rene's favorite things: 2014 gift guide

It's that time of the year again — time for everyone here at iMore to share our favorite things in the hopes it gives you some ideas for both the Black Friday sales and the holiday season. We've already posted the mighty Mobile Nations gift guide, which has something for everyone, but we also wanted to do something more personal. (We are people, after all, and tech alone cannot contain us!) So, whether you're looking for a gift idea, trying to find an excuse to treat yourself, or are simply curious about what all of us here have been using throughout the year, we've got you covered — with a few of our favorite things!

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Former BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins, now at Powermat: "We want to liberate people from charging cords"

Former BlackBerry CEO, Thorsten Heins, is now CEO and chairman of wireless charging company Powermat. Founder Ran Poliakine will now take the seat of Vice Chairman but still be heavily involved in evangelism and other strategic partnerships. After about a year hiatus since leaving BlackBerry, Heins is once again ready to take charge in attempts to scale Powermat to a new level of not just wireless charging hardware, but a worldwide wireless charging network. He's only been in the big chair for a few days, but our own Kevin Michaluk scored some time for a quick chat and Heins' take on what's to come for Powermat.

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Enough with the ludicrous Surface 3 Pro attack ads, Microsoft

I feel bad for Microsoft. I really do. And their latest Surface Pro 3 attack ad highlights just exactly why.

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What if Apple had a high-profile VP of App Store?

The successes of the App Store are well documented. There are millions of apps for iPhone and almost as many for iPad. Billions of dollars have been paid out to developers. Dozens of platform-defining apps have shipped. And the problems are just as well known. There's uncertainty about which apps will be or will stay approved. Premium apps continue to be devalued. Discovery and search are still a challenge.

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NSFW: Net neutrality, the FCC, and the future of the Internet

NSFW is a weekly op-ed column in which I talk about whatever's on my mind. Sometimes it'll have something to do with the technology we cover here on iMore; sometimes it'll be whatever pops into my head. Your questions, comments and observations are welcome.

Net neutrality is the simple idea that data on the Internet should be treated equally, regardless of where it comes from or where it goes to. It's a pretty simple idea, and pretty straightforward. So why is it being bludgeoned by both sides in Washington as a political weapon?

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Apple Pay: Inclusive and empowering by design

After Apple introduced the iPhone 5S last year, I wrote a piece on Medium about Touch ID and accessibility. In it, I posit that the fingerprint scanner would prove to be a huge usability win for users with disabilities because unlocking one's phone was no longer a chore. Over the next 12 months with my iPhone 5S — and now over the last month with my iPhone 6 — I've found my prediction to be correct: more than improving on security and convenience, Touch ID is a terrific accessibility tool.

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NSFW: Note to Apple: Innovation shouldn't cost stability

NSFW is a weekly op-ed column in which I talk about whatever's on my mind. Sometimes it'll have something to do with the technology we cover here on iMore; sometimes it'll be whatever pops into my head. Your questions, comments and observations are welcome.

Everyone's had that experience where you're promised something, and when you get it, what you get doesn't live up to your expectations. That's the way I've been feeling with OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.

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Doubling down on 128GB iPhone 6 Plus bull$#!+

The same Korean website that claimed there was a "huge potential recall" facing the 128GB iPhone 6 Plus , when no such recall had been planned or has since been announced by Apple, has now doubled down on their crazy by claiming Apple will be changing the type of NAND Flash storage they've been using in both it and the 64GB iPhone 6. To the best of my understanding, just like the "recall", Apple is planning no such change.

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