Remains of the Day: Apocalypse sometime

Something big is about to happen. Somewhere. Somehow. Sometime. Or not. While you’re waiting for that maybe-possibly-could-be reveal, perhaps you’d like to hear about Steve Jobs’s patent collection? Or you could just skip to a beer-utiful use for one of your iPad accessories. You’ve got to believe in something—the remainders for Thursday, May 3, 2012 believe they’ll have another drink.

Source Says Documents Reveal “Something Big Is About to Happen” With Apple (The iPhone 5 News Blog)

Sources! Something big! Well, that sounds…uh…vague. Pray tell, what is the source of this information? “An administrative assistant at a top U.S. brokerage firm that handles Intel and Apple’s ocean/air accounts” who said she saw high-security green folders. You can’t just buy those at Staples for a dollar, people!

Steve Jobs’ Patents Tell the Story of Invention (Smithsonian)

Mr. Jobs’s patents are going to Washington: The Smithsonian Institution, to be precise. The temporary exhibit will feature 30 “iPhones” (four-by-eight-foot panels) featuring more than 300 patents, along with a display case containing a Macintosh, a Next box, and an iPod. What, no Lisa?

Role to Role, From Sherlock to ‘Star Trek’ (New York Times, login required)

‘Twas a night around Christmas, and all through the house,
there was no one to film Benedict—not even a mouse.
The answer, my dear Watson, was elementary alone!
Mr. Cumberbatch would turn to his trusty iPhone.
And that was more than enough to earn him the part
for Benedict C.’s got nothing if not heart.

The Old Gmail Is Officially Dead, Dead, Dead (Time)

So long, classic Gmail. No amount of workarounds or last-minute heroic efforts could save you. Say hi to Wave and Buzz for us.

iPad power adapter can open beers (Twitter)

Forget that $40 iPhone case with a slide-out bottle opener—just use your iPad’s power brick. Eat your heart out, MacGyver.

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