Apple will investigate new claims of labor violations at Pegatron

On July 29, 2013, in Industry News, by Lex Friedman

U.S.-based watchdog group China Labor Watch (CLW) on Monday announced that its investigators had uncovered labor violations in three factories of Pegatron Group. Apple has steadily increased its manufacturing contracts with Pegatron, a Foxconn com…

Tim Cook to speak Tuesday at Goldman Sachs conference

On February 11, 2013, in Industry News, by Macworld

Apple CEO Tim Cook will speak live Tuesday at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Interactive Conference. Audio from his speech will be streamed live at Apple’s website.

Such talks are typically wide-ranging—Cook’s talk at the same event last…

Foxconn Chairman: "It’s Not Easy to Make the iPhones"

On November 7, 2012, in Industry News, by J.R. Bookwalter

Between labor unrest and the media spotlight on poor working conditions at its plants, Apple manufacturer Foxconn can’t seem to get a break — but it seems the biggest challenge is just making the iPhone at all.Reuters Canada is reporting that Foxconn …

Deals: Stay Safe with MacKeeper

On October 30, 2012, in Industry News, by Mac|Life Staff

[This is an advertorial. Maclife gets a portion of each unit sold.]How do you keep your Mac safe? The easiest way, of course, would be to not use it at all and keep it locked away in an impenetrable fortress. But that’s no fun. You want to be able to u…

The human costs of the iPad mini: chemical smells, unpaid overtime, constant work

On October 25, 2012, in Industry News, by Macworld

As Apple prepares to start selling its new iPad mini, workers at a Chinese factory that manufactures the product have been enduring chemical fumes, 12-hour work shifts and alleged company mismanagement as they assemble the new device.

“The wor…

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