As people line up outside Apple stores across the country on this most holy of days -- iPhone Day, you might call it -- Al Franken is expressing concern about the security of the new iPhone 5s's fingerprint technology.SEE ALSO: Al Franken doesn't want mobile app companies to sell your location data ... More >>
During a congressional hearing last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook came under fire for keeping more than $100 billion of the company's money overseas in order to avoid paying American taxes.SEE ALSO: Republicans sound the trumpet as Obamacare contributes to St. Jude's Minnesota layoffsCongress members did ... More >>
A new type of cold war has taken over the tech world
In 1977, when the Zuckman family started stocking the Apple II computer, it was just another one of their products.The three Zuckman brothers -- Arnie, Rick and Harvey -- had taken over their parents' electronics business, and sold all kinds of devices -- radios, television, stereos -- out of their ... More >>
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which ones need to be closed, we will
SEE ALSO:-- Randy Hopper, former Wisconsin GOP senator, says drunk driving arrest politically motivated-- Dashboard cam shows Wisconsin man getting arrested for driving lawn mower while drunk [VIDEO]-- Wis. woman calls 911 to report herself drunk drivingRob Koebel, a TV reporter for Milwaukee-based ... More >>
Mary Bue has been out of the game for a few years, but don't count her out of the running. With a new album that is five years in the making, the Duluth artist has concocted a self-appointed indie-folk record that has all the flavors of a pop album. The hooks, sweet melodies and granduer are all the ... More >>
Number 42: Edie Overturf City: Minneapolis Years spent living in MN: 18 monthsPrint artist, painter, and sculptor Edie Overturf may be new to the Twin Cities art scene, but her impact has already been felt. With the folks at Kick.Stand.Press, she recently helped co-found Leg Up Studio, a coopera ... More >>
Applesauce and apple butter home-style.The lovely sight of apples hanging from the trees is a fine reason to hit the orchards this week. We are a big fan of buying bags of "seconds"--apples with slight blemishes that are sold at a deep discount. Finding ourselves with 12 pounds of apples this wee ... More >>
"The sun is shining. Weather is sweet. Make you wanna move your dancing feet."-Bob Marley
Late last week, Reddit broke the news of Bon Iver's sophomore album, Bon Iver, Bon Iver, leaking (flooding) to the internet. A snafu somewhere along the many-linked chain of digital distribution ultimately caused Apple to make the entirety of the record available for purchase instead ... More >>
Al wants to know what Apple knows.Al Franken pounced on Apple yesterday in a Senate hearing on privacy and mobile devices. Franken had summoned Apple executives as well as representatives from Google and others to discuss the companies' privacy policies. Specifically, Franken wanted to tal ... More >>
Al Franken wants Apple, Google at privacy hearings.Sen. Al Franken is wading ever deeper into the controversy over whether smartphones are secretly tracking their user's locations. As chairman of the Privacy, Technology and the Law Subcommittee, he's calling on Apple and Google representati ... More >>
Steve Jobs, the object of Al Franken's ire.We took note yesterday that Sen. Al Franken has fired off a nastygram to Apple boss Steve Jobs over published reports that iPhones and iPads were tracking and storing the movements of their users for some purpose yet to be revealed. Now we're wonder ... More >>
Al Franken targets Steve Jobs.Did you know that every time you use your iPhone or iPad, Apple is collecting your exact latitude and longitude, and storing the data in an unencrypted format, without asking you first? It's news to Sen. Al Franken, and he's just fired off a scathing letter to Appl ... More >>
Dr. Remafedi is still chasing his own research down the "anti-gay" rabbithole.Nearly a year ago, Dr. Gary Remafedi learned his research for the Youth and AIDS Project was being used in a campaign urging schools to eliminate gay-straight alliances and other forms of support for questioning teens. ... More >>
Screenshots from the Exodus International iPhone app, which came down today.Word just arrived that Apple has removed an iPhone app that critics call anti-gay. Exodus International, a Christian nonprofit, created the app, which directs users to websites offering information on "recovering" from ho ... More >>
Martha StewartCan iPhone apps of virtual desserts make you thinner?It's mid-January, and our New Year's resolutions to lose weight and eat right are already distance memories. Don't beat yourself up too much, there's some unconventional help on the way. According to a Utrecht University study, wo ... More >>
Franken: Keep it neutral.The compromise net neutrality rules just adopted by the FCC would prohibit broadband providers like Comcast and Qwest from blocking user access to websites and applications. But the measure won't do the same thing for wireless companies, and Al Franken smells censor ... More >>
Mo PerryA $35 cookbook shrunk to a $4.99 app that fits in the palm of your hand With most of us gearing up to spend Thursday in the kitchen juggling pots, pans, baking sheets, and kitchen timers, we thought this was the perfect time to introduce you to five of our favorite technological Chef ... More >>
The Concrete and Grass festival kicked off last night with warmup shows at Station 4 and the Black Dog, and moves outdoors to Mears Park tonight for back-to-back lineups of eclectic local music. See below for set times for both the main and acoustic stages; the festival is free and open to all ag ... More >>
The free Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival (not to be confused with last month's pricey Lowertown Music Fest) has released its full lineup for next month in Mears Park. The outdoor series, " where Indie rock and trad Salsa meet Chamber Music, where Opera butts up against Jazz and Hip-ho ... More >>
This man does not work for a flower shop in Chaska"Want to try FaceTime? Give us a call," the Apple promo text message said to iPhone 4 users on Friday, pitching a cool new feature that lets users see each other while they talk on the phone. Just one little problem. The number in the message ... More >>
Husband-and-wife indie duo Mates of State are in Minneapolis for a two-night stand at the 400 Bar starting tonight, and to warm up for their gigs they are stopping by the brand new Apple store in Uptown for an in-store performance. For those following along at home, the Apple store sits on the ha ... More >>
BY CP STAFFThe goat of the week is umpire Jim Joyce, who cost pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game with a blown call at first base. While this will surely go down in history as one of sport's all-time great fuck-ups, Joyce is far from the first person to screw up at a crucial moment.
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