Remains of the Day: Open mouth, insert foot

The best thing about the “open” philosophy Google endorses so vehemently? There’s always somewhere to stick your foot: let CEO Eric Schmidt demonstrate. Elsewhere, Melinda Gates dishes on Apple products in her household, Steve Jobs crushes the dreams of many an iPad user, and Apple’s tablet is Hollywood’s latest darling. We’re live with the remainders for Monday, October 25, 2010 in 3…

Schmidt: Don’t like Google Street View photographing your House? Then move. (All Things D)

To be fair, the Google CEO’s remark was taken totally out of context. He meant if you don’t like Street View photographing your house you can move to one of your other houses—you do have other houses, right?

The Donor (New York Times)

There is no denying that Bill and Melinda Gates are some of the most charitable, giving people on the planet, but some people have really gotten worked up that their kids apparently aren’t allowed to have Apple products. Geez, from the allegations of abuse and neglect you’d think they made their children use a Kin.

Jobs: There won’t be a ‘mute-switch becomes an orientation lock’ option for iPad (9 to 5 Mac)

According to a purported Steve Jobs e-mail, the upcoming iOS 4.2 will not feature a preference to allow users to choose between using the external switch as an orientation lock or a mute switch—it will only act as the latter. Man, it’s like the Nestorian Schism all over again.

Pitching movies or filming Shows, Hollywood is hooked on iPads (New York Times)

Actors, directors, and producers seem to be hooked on the iPad this season, using them for scouting, casting, rehearsing, and even playing games. The good news? This is the safest, most legal thing Hollywood has been hooked on for years.

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