Researchers discovered that the iPhone and 3G iPads track and save everywhere you take the devices. The data is stored in a file that serves no practical application, yet contains information that law enforcement shouldn’t even have access to. There’s not a huge risk that a hacker will get this information, but it’s making many question Apple’s motives. In other news, Kindle owners will soon be able to rent e-books from their local public libraries. The Kindle Book Lending platform will retain any highlights and annotations made on borrowed books if the user re-rents or purchases it. The service will roll out later this year and has libraries worried about the physical book market. And finally, Apple posted second-quarter profits that were nearly double that of last year. Second-quarter net income reached nearly $6 billion, with iPhone sales the strongest in two years. Apple’s stock traded as high as $353.39.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – April 21, 2011
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).