Remains of the Day: Floor-to-ceiling iPhone wallpaper
We’re in the eye of the storm between the release of iOS 4 and the crushing crowds lining up for the iPhone 4 on Thursday. What better way to cleanse your
pallet palate than with this fine assortment of amuse-bouche that we call the remainders for June 22, 2010.
HP and Yahoo want to put ads on your printouts (Consumerist)
HP and Yahoo have struck a deal that will have them putting targeted ads onto things that you print out from certain Websites. Conspiracy theory: this is all instigated by Steve Jobs so people won’t feel as bad about not having printer support on their iPads.
Great news! You can stop waiting: the final release version of Flash Player 10.1 is available for Android at long last. Not so great news: it runs on Android 2.2 which…isn’t out yet. Back to waiting!
Officially our best-ever cease and desist (Think Geek)
Internet retailer Think Geek has found themselves served with a 12-page cease and desist order over one of their products. The product in question? Canned Unicorn Meat. The litigant? The National Pork Board, who apparently took issue with Think Geek’s reference to Unicorn Meat as “the new white meat.” It actually gets better.
Okay, no multitasking in iOS 4 for the iPhone 3G? I dig: it’s intensive. But no Home screen wallpaper? What’s up with that? One reader posed the same question to Steve Jobs. Said the Apple CEO: “The icon animation with backgrounds didn’t perform well enough.” Come on, Steve: why let a little quest for perfection spoil users abilities to chintz up their phone?
iPhone wallpapers are just too busy (Various)
Speaking of wallpapers for your iPhone, here are a variety of subtle and simple wallpapers from the likes of Jim Ray, Marco Arment, and Zachery Bir. Me, I’m going for Jason Kottke’s ultra simple offering.