NPR gives Ping a serious ding, a leather cover makes Kindles crash and burn, and we bring you the nativity scene for the ultimate Apple fan in your life. The remainders for Tuesday, December 21, 2010 are following yonder star.
We’re not exactly bullish on Ping—but National Public Radio really didn’t like it. Apple’s music-based social network was accorded the dubious honor of being one of “The Worst Ideas of 2010” according to NPR’s music blog, The Record. What, Lady Gaga didn't place? This thing is rigged.
Why the leather cover crashes the Kindle 3 (Connectify)
Turns out that Amazon’s leather covers for the Kindle (the ones without the built-in reading light, anyway) were causing the e-readers to crash as the black paint wore off the attaching hooks and short-circuited the device. This is a problem I never have with my hardcover books.
Steve Jobs is the No. 4 ‘wealth creator’ (Fortune)
No, he’s not minting his own money—but he might as well be. Apple CEO Steve Jobs placed fourth on Fortune’s list of the top “wealth creators”—a list based on economic margins. Steve was beat out by the CEOs of Priceline.com, Aflac, and Federated Investors—or, as you know them, William Shatner, that talking duck, and some guy you’ve never heard of.
Apple Creche (One More Thing)
Mark this one under “too good not to share.” Netherlands-based Apple site One More Thing has created an Apple papercraft creche, featuring the likes of Jobs, Woz, Phil Schiller, Tim Cook, and Jony Ive. And, of course, Walt Mossberg, David Pogue, and Daring Fireball proprietor John Gruber play the part of three wise