Remains of the Day: Myths and legends
The new iPad gets a legendary first unboxing, the rumored iTV is spotted overseas, and Microsoft has created a magical new touchscreen. The remainders for Tuesday, March 13, 2012 are the stuff that dreams are made of.
Look, the first unboxing video of a new iPad! What do you mean it looks just like the iPad 2? I can totally tell the difference, can’t you? Also, perhaps you would be interested in a cover for it that only smart people can see?
Now that the new iPad has been officially unveiled, it’s on to the next rumored Apple device. One analyst claims to have spotted the mythical “iTV” on a trip to Asia, where it was being used in the home theater of a family of Yetis.
The cabinet of the United Arab Emirates is now using “Minister e-briefcases” for some of its business. I don’t know about you, but I think they look très sheikh.
Applied Sciences Group: High-Performance Touch (Microsoft Research)
Do you find your touchscreen laggy? Microsoft does—totally laggy. Redmond set out to build a more responsive one, with just one millisecond’s worth of latency. So, I guess Microsoft’s got one part of that whole tablet thing down.
Samsung’s parts sales to Apple edge towards $11 bil. (Korea Times)
Speaking of screens, a source at Samsung says Apple is poised to spend a bundle on displays from Samsung for a new, smaller iPad. To be fair, that “smaller iPad” is actually the iPhone—Samsung just gets confused when phones don’t have 5-inch screens.
According to Bloomberg, Apple has been dragged into an FTC investigation of Google, with the government agency issuing a subpoena about why Google is the preferred search engine on iOS devices. If this were a slapstick movie from the 1930s, Apple would now complain about another nice mess Google’s dragged it into.
Aperture 3.2.3 - Apple released a mini update for its advanced photo software Aperture. The 3.2.3 update makes it possible to delete photos from Photo Stream and addresses minor issues related to performance and stability. You can download Aperture 3.2.3 from Apple's support site or from Software Update. Free.