Remains of the Day: Payback

One iPhone owner gets a payout from Apple over location tracking, Cupertino tweaks international app prices, and just how many Gs does your phone have? The remainders for Thursday, July 14, 2011 are in it for the money.

Apple pays S.Korean user compensation over iPhone tracking-court (Reuters)

Remember that whole to-do over iPhone storing location information? Of course you do! Well one South Korean user is the recipient of a 1 million won payday—or, uh, about $946—from Apple’s Korea branch. That success has apparently paved the way for a class action suit prepped by the law firm of the plaintiff, Kim Hyung-Suk. Let’s see…$946 divided by 200 million iOS devices…well, don’t spend your $0.00000473 all in one place.

Apple Updates Prices Of International iTunes Stores (MacStories)

Apple has adjusted the prices in some of its international App Stores, with Australian prices going down and UK prices going up. An app that used to cost £1.19 in Great Britain now costs £1/19/11/¾d (that’s 1 pound, nineteen shillings, and elevenpence three farthings if you need it spelled out for you).

Confusion and Skepticism May Impede 4G Adoption (Retrevo)

Speaking of confusing numbers, a recent survey of smartphone owners reported that 34 percent of iPhone owners surveyed believed their phone to be 4G capable. Even more surprisingly, an additional 36 percent believed that their phone was, in fact, a PowerMac G4, and the remaining 30 percent could name only three out of four Gs. (For the record they’re Grumpy, Goofy, Garibaldi, and Gargamel.)

Product News:

Keyboard Maestro 5.0 - Version 5 of Stairways Software's venerable productivity utility for Mac OS X adds the ability to control the flow of macros with conditional tests, plus variable storage, built-in calculations, support for undo and redo, enhanced Application and Window Switchers, improved clipboard history, a library of pre-built macros, and more. $36 for a new license, upgrades start at $18.

Virtual TimeClock 11 Release 2 - Redcort Software has updated its time clock software to add support for Mac OS X Lion, as well as new reporting features for additional printing and viewing flexibility, new options for employee shifts and scheduling, and more. Starts at $99.

Snapz Pro X 2.3.1 - Version 2.3.1 of Ambrosia's screenshot utility adds Lion compatibility, as well as better H.264 color management and encoding, improved handling of mono audio devices, and other bug patches and improvements. $69.

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