Remains of the Day: Everything but the kitchen sync

Apple may be up for bringing back some of MobileMe’s soon-to-be-discontinued features at a later date, if consumers barrage them with feedback. Elsewhere, a profile of Tim Cook’s successor, an ultra luxury car with an Apple twist, and who made HTC the latest barometer of cool, anyway? The remainders for Tuesday, September 13, 2011 would like their car brought around right away.

Apple open to restoring axed MobileMe features in iCloud (AppleInsider)

Might Apple return some of MobileMe’s discontinued features to iCloud at a later date? According to one anonymous fellow, who claims he sent an email to Tim Cook and received a call from the Apple CEO’s office in response, that might just happen. So, if you want features like syncing of preference panes and keychains to return, I suppose it’s time to start your campaign now. Suggestion: Let’s take a page from the “don’t cancel our TV show” campaigns and send thousands of novelty keychains to Apple! That’ll do it, right?

Jeff Williams: Apple’s other operations whiz (Fortune)

With Tim Cook now occupying Apple’s top seat, who’s holding down the operational fort? That’d be senior vice president Jeff Williams, who not only bears a slight resemblance to Cook, but also attended the same Duke MBA program as Cook and, like Cook, is an avid cyclist. Hark! The era of Apple clones has returned!

Bentley takes a bite into Apple with Mac Mini and iPad integration (How-Do)

How do—oh, I see where the site name came from!—you trick out an already luxurious motor vehicle? If you’re Bentley, you do it by adding scads of Apple hardware. Built into the company’s latest concept car are two iPads, a Mac mini-based entertainment center, and an iPod touch control panel. The car’s fanciest accessory? A second car, complete with passenger who rolls down the window and asks you if you have any Gray Poupon.

HTC boss on Windows Phone 7, patent wars and why iPhones aren’t cool anymore (GeekWire)

In the words of the Fresh Prince himself, parents just don’t understand…why their kids don’t want iPhones. Well, that’s according to acting HTC America president Martin Fichter who said that he found kids in his daughter’s dorm at Reed College weren’t using iPhones but—surprise!—other smartphones. Why? It seems iPhones just aren’t cool anymore, because, well, parents use them. Well, at least we now know why Reed College’s most notable attendee dropped out.

TV studios quietly adding closed-captioned episodes to iTunes Store (AppleInsider)

Closed captions are coming to more TV shows on iTunes, which I know will make my parents happy. Whoa, whoa—reading? Man, trust Apple to make watching TV sound like work. Next, iTunes will be telling me to eat my vegetables.

Product News:

Fanhattan for iPad 1.1 - The latest update to the entertainment discovery app for iPad brings support for Vudu as a Watch Now service, lets you get recommendations from friends, allows you to browse and watch Emmy 2011 nominees and winners, sports Twitter integration, and features improved navigation. Free.

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