Remains of the Day: Truth or fiction?

Apple now owns another piece of Beatles history, the iPhone can be used to hijack video billboards, and it’s time for another game of “incompetence or malice?” The remainders for Tuesday, March 15, 2011 are stranger than fiction.

Apple Files for Apple Logo Trademarks Once used by the Beatles (Patently Apple)

Well, with the Beatles at last absorbed into iTunes, there was little left for Apple to do but take over the rest of the Fab Four’s holdings as well. Cupertino has filed a trademark for the apple logo previously used by Apple Corps, the Liverpool lads’ media company. This is fallout from an agreement struck in 2007, which saw Apple take over all of Apple Corps’s trademarks—and required that Steve Jobs be inserted onto Abbey Road’s album cover as the fifth Beatle.

Amazing Video: Man hacks Times Square billboards with iPhone? (CBS)

Is this man hacking Times Square video billboards with the help of just his iPhone and a couple of home-built circuit boards? It’s hard to say, but it’s a sad day and age when we’re forced to be skeptical of random videos posted on the Internet.

Apple handcuffs ‘open’ web apps on iPhone home screen (The Register)

To hear The Register tell it, Apple has planned an elaborate conspiracy to make fullscreen Web apps launched from the iPhone’s Home screen run slower than their in-browser counterparts. Or, alternatively, it’s a bug. Bah, we all know Apple never makes mistakes! Just ask alien Elvis, Bigfoot, and Jimmy Hoffa.

Product Remainders:

Brother 2.6 Printer Drivers for Mac OS X v10.6 - Apple has added support for more Brother printer and scanner models to Snow Leopard.

Remote 2.1.1 - Apple's free Remote app has been updated, bringing improvements for connecting to iTunes or the Apple TV, a new “skip back” button for video, and improved stability.

Due 1.4 updated for iPhone, gains iPad interface - Timer app Due gains iPad support, the ability to specify seconds for timers, editing those timers by double tapping them, expanding title text boxes, and more.

You Gotta See This! 2.0 - The 2.0 version of Boinx Software's photo-recording app adds native support for the iPad 2 and other small fixes.

Djay for iPhone - Algoriddim's popular iPad-based music program for DJs has been updated to version 1.1 with auto-looping, three new cue points, a variety of bug fixes, and more. There's also now a separate version for iPhone and iPod touch ($10).

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