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Remains of the Day: Hats off

Apple may have some refreshing updates up its sleeves, Twitter considers reaching into its deep pockets, and The Daily loses a key editorial member (…and its shirt?). The remainders for Tuesday, April 19, 2011 put their pants on one leg at a time, like everybody else.

Apple ends MobileMe and iWork $30 rebate programs ahead of rumored refreshes (9 to 5 Mac)

According to a purported internal memo, Apple has discontinued $30 rebates for MobileMe and iWork that were previously offered to purchasers of new Macs. Since Apple can’t sneeze without spawning rumors, this has been taken as a sign that MobileMe and iWork are due to be refreshed imminently. BREAKING NEWS: Apple has finished its cup of coffee! We expect the coffee cup to be refilled soon! Or maybe not at all, if it’s done with coffee for the day!

Twitter Tries to Widen Appeal to More Users (Wall Street Journal)

Unnamed sources tell the Wall Street Journal that Twitter is looking to pick up the Adobe multi-platform TweetDeck client for the sum of $50 million. Guys, guys—it’s on the App Store for free. Yeesh: these venture capital-funded businesses have more money than sense.

Copyright law: no one understands it (Nilay Patel)

Inside Apple’s recently filed lawsuit against Samsung lies a secret: a photograph of a Samsung device snapped by AndroidCommunity’s Myriam Joire, cropped and used without permission or attribution. Doh. To be fair, Apple would have taken the pictures itself, but every time they bring a Samsung phone onto the campus it spontaneously bursts into flames. Weird.

Thomson Reuters overhauls news management team (Reuters)

It’s been just over two months since the launch of Rupert Murdoch’s iPad-based newspaper, The Daily. But that’s been enough time for managing editor Jim Gaines to abandon ship and take a job with Reuters as ethics editor. I’m sure they’ll be fine without hi—Oy! Iceberg! Right ahead!

Product News:

Writings 1.2 for iPad - The latest update to ice cream studios’s iPad text editor allows users to create workspaces that can group documents by context, synchronize each workspace with a different Dropbox folder, quickly access punctuation marks with an optional row on the keyboard, and sync with Scrivener. $5.

gogoDocs 1.1.3 for iPhone - Version 1.1.3 of Sounds Broken’s Google Docs reader for iPhone adds the ability to listen to audio and view fullscreen video, as well as support for AirPlay. $3.

Mail Archiver X 2.6 - Moth Software has updated its mail-archiving utility for Mac OS X to version 2.6, bringing speed improvements and other feature enhancements. Additionally, it now supports Microsoft Outlook 2011; Microsoft Exchange for Apple Mail, Entourage, and Outlook; and the Growl notification system. $35.

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