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#Apple and climate change

apple logo “Apple announced Thursday that its China operations are now 100 percent powered by renewable energy, leaving it carbon neutral in the country. That brings them in line with its U.S. operations, which are likewise run off 100 percent renewable energy.

Worldwide, Apple says its operations are now 87 percent green…”

Read the rest of this Venturebeat article here:

https://wordpress.com/read/post/feed/26908997/841304834

I don’t particularly like Apple the company, or any of the Apple products. I don’t even like iTunes very much. But. I. Do. Like.Their. Position. On. Climate. Change.

I also admire the fact that one of the biggest, most popular companies in the world is putting its money where it’s mouth is. Now if only governments worldwide could do the same.

cheers

Meeks

p.s. Would you believe this is my 700th post? I know. Me neither.

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Phishing SCAM! – Apple iTunes

No, this is not a scam by Apple, it’s a scam pretending to be Apple. And, apart from a few small giveaways, it could almost be genuine :

SCAM apple itunesThe email came to the correct email address, but as you can see, ‘they’ didn’t know my real name so the message is just addressed to ‘Dear Customer’. That’s dead giveaway no. 1.

The grammar and spelling isn’t quite right. ‘…from the iTunes Store on a Apple Iphone…’ Dead giveaway no. 2. Apple can’t afford to make errors like these in official correspondence.

The trickiest clue, however, is in the URL [internet address] provided as the link.

The real URL for Apple support is :

https://http://www.apple.com/au/support/itunes/contact/  [the orange colour is for emphasis only].

The bogus URL is :

SCAM apple itunes URL

[Note: To ensure that no one accidentally clicks on that URL, I took a ‘picture’ of it instead of typing it in. Pictures contain no clickable information.]

It you look at the two addresses you can see obvious differences. Unfortunately, first impressions are quite powerful and even I had to check that URL by going to the official Apple website.

Another tricky thing about that bogus URL is that it does not mention having to sign in to anything, which is normally another dead giveaway. However, clicking on the URL could do 1 of 2 things :

1. it could take you to an Apple lookalike site where you are asked to enter login details, or

2. it could take you to a site that will load malware [or worse] onto your computer.

So quite a clever scam. If anyone knows more about it I’d love to hear in comments.

cheers

Meeks


Apple & Tesla? Yes, please!

I don’t own a single Apple product, and I don’t normally blog about cars, but there’s always a first time for everything. Right?

tesla roadster

Yes, please, because the Tesla Roadster [pictured above] is one of the sexiest cars ever built, and it’s electric [and completely out of my price range!

Also yes, please, because if Apple and Tesla join forces, a prediction made in the link below, I may actually afford to own an electric car [the cheapest one] before I’m too old to enjoy it.

More importantly, yes, please, because I may also have access to a driverless car by the time I shouldn’t be allowed behind the wheel of anything that moves!

https://medium.com/@jason/apple-will-buy-tesla-for-75b-in-18-months-544154ecf342

[Apologies – for some reason the link won’t show unless I mess it up with the [red] double quotes. You will have to copy and paste the URL address into your own browser. Just don’t leave in the double quotes!]

So all you Baby Boomers out there might want to have a look at the future that awaits us if the biggest computer tech company in the world joins forces with the most advanced, electric car company in the world.

I, for one, can hardly wait. Yes, please! 🙂

Meeks


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