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Apple could be worth $1 trillion within a year

September 24, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Apple is currently worth something like zillion dollars (read: $656 billion) and it has no signs of slowing down. The question the New York Times' Nick Bilton raises is, when are they going to reach the unreachable summit? When is Apple going to break the trillion dollar ceiling? According to ...

This Is the clearest photo of Mars yet

September 10, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Curiosity rover was finally able to remove its dust cover so it could produce the best quality image we've seen so far of the landscape on Mars. Now, don't get too excited. There isn't any water here, or aliens. Unfortunately. Maybe some day. It's still early in the mission. ...

U.S. bases might be at risk if Israel attacks Iran

September 4, 2012 Israel and Iran have been sparring over Iran's nuclear development for months, but, after news leaked the U.S has been quietly trying to diffuse any potential of an attack, a warning was issued that U.S. bases might be included in the retaliation should anything happen. Israel's been debating a strike ...

Suicide attack targets U.S. consulate vehicle in Pakistan

September 4, 2012 An SUV transporting U.S. consulate employees in Peshawar, Pakistan was rammed into by a suicide bomber in an SUV packed with explosives on Monday morning, according to reports. Pakistan's Information Minister Iftikhar Hussain originally reported the deaths of two Americans in the attack, but State Department officials denied that. Four ...

Man who threatened Obama greeted authorities with a shotgun

August 22, 2012 A Washington man was arrested on Tuesday for threatening President Obama in emails sent to the F.B.I. When Secret Service agents went to his house to arrest him, he charged at them with a shotgun in hand. Anton Caluori lives in Federal Way, Washington. Caluori sent a threatening email to ...

Ann Romney is headlining the first night of the Republican National Convention

August 20, 2012 Ann Romney is going to be named the headlining speaker for the first night of the Republican National Convention on Monday, according to a new report from CNN's Mark Preston. The previously announced convention speakers are all familiar GOP names, like John McCain, Condoleezza Rice, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, ...

Twitter adds a glass ceiling for app developers

August 17, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The biggest takeaway from Twitter's new API announcement is they're trying to phase out third-party clients eventually, but for now they're just setting a glass ceiling to stop them from growing. On Thursday evening, Twitter unveiled the guidelines for the new API they're calling V1.1. Most of the additions are ...

Apple's reconsidering their security measures after epic hack

August 8, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Apple is reconsidering their security policies after hackers managed to exploit a hole in their password reset verification process to wipe Mat Honan's personal computer, iPad, and iPhone, hack into his email account and from there access his personal Twitter, and Gizmodo's Twitter. On Saturday, we told you about Honan's ...

What it feels like to get hacked

August 6, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Getting hacked is becoming more and more common, especially if you work in media. Gizmodo and Reuters were both hacked on Friday. Thanks to ex-Gizmodo writer Mat Honan, we know what the horror of slowly realizing you've lost control of your entire tech existence feels like. Gizmodo's Twitter account was ...

Breaking down the Apple-Twitter investment rumors

July 31, 2012 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Yesterday we told you about the New York Times' report that Apple and Twitter had engaged in talks about a potentially huge investment, but as other news organizations looked into it the excitement over the story quickly disappeared. The Times' Nick Bilton and Evelyn Rusli reported that Apple had talked ...