Remains of the Day: Full court press

Apple’s taking its intellectual property case to Samsung’s front door, taking HP to the cleaners, and taking its licks from professional video editors and comedians alike. Take the remainders for Friday, June 24, 2011—please.

Apple Files Patent Suit Against Samsung (Bloomberg)

This time it’s personal. Apple has launched a new patent lawsuit at rival smartphone-maker Samsung, this time on the company’s home turf of South Korea. And you thought kimchi packed a spicy burn.

A Consequence of Losing the PC Wars (Matt Richman)

A 15-year-old has calculated that Apple may make as much profit selling one computer as HP does by selling seven. And they say that high schoolers can’t do math.

Skype for iPad leaked in promo video (Engadget)

Wondered why VoIP company Skype Microsoft has yet to make an iPad version of its software client? You and me both, buster. The wait looks to be over soon, though, if a supposedly leaked promo video is any indication. Unfortunately, it lacks one key feature: The ability to reverse blindness caused by the hideous UI of the latest Mac version.

Conan O’Brien Slams Final Cut Pro X (YouTube)

Maybe you’ve heard professional video editors voicing their displeasure with the latest update to Apple’s professional-level video application. Now the staff of Conan O’Brien’s talk show has fired off a salvo against Final Cut Pro X in a video. Sure, I’ve seen popular Apple products like the iPhone and iPad get a ribbing in the mainstream, but Final Cut? I suppose it’s only a matter of time before we hear award-winning authors railing against the death of AppleWorks.

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