Remains of the Day: iPad 2--Electric Boogaloo

I spy with my little eye…an iPad 2? Elsewhere, a surprising move in the Google H.264 chess game, and two Apple Stores find a loophole for the Sabbath. The remainders for Wednesday, February 2, 2010, are open seven five days a week.

Unreleased Apple iPad spotted at news event (Reuters)

Sure, The Daily got plenty of attention at its launch event on Wednesday morning, but not all of the attendees were focused on Rupert Murdoch’s new media venture. A Reuters “eyewitness” claims to have spotted an elusive iPad 2 prototype in the wild, identifiable by its front-facing camera and blinding white aura of purity.

Greater Interoperability for Windows Customers With HTML5 Video (MSDN Blogs)

Google’s move to drop H.264 support in Chrome raised a lot of eyebrows. Now help comes from an unlikely source, as Microsoft announces that it will distribute a Chrome extension returning H.264 support to Windows 7 users. Those two rascals! Tune in next week when Google superglues all of Microsoft’s pens to its desk in retaliation.

Blue Law Apple Stores To Open on Sundays (ifoAppleStore)

Due to county blue laws, two New Jersey Apple Stores—the Garden State Plaza store in Paramus and the Tice’s Corner store in Woodcliff Lake—have been prohibited from operating on Sundays, making them the only two of Apple’s U.S. stores that aren’t open seven days a week. Now the stores will open their doors on the day of rest for non-retail operations such as Genius Bar repairs, training sessions, and, naturally, paintball deathmatches.

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