Remains of the Day: Losers, weepers
Samsung and Apple can’t find a compromise, IBM employees lose out on Siri, and Jony Ive tears up about Apple’s next great product. The remainders for Wednesday, May 23, 2012 can’t win for losing.
Samsung, Apple says no compromise (Korea Times)
Sadly, it seems that Samsung and Apple’s CEOs couldn’t make a love connection. So, it’s to trial we go! The meeting between the two head honchos reputedly went awry when Tim Cook prefaced his answer to every question by saying “This is Tim.”
Microsoft set to release Office for iOS and Android tablets in November (Boy Genius Report)
Here we go again. A report says that Microsoft’s tablet version of Office will drop in November for both iPad and Android tablets. Office for Android? It’s like two meh tastes that taste ewwww together.
IBM Faces the Perils of “Bring Your Own Device” (Technology Review)
Worried that queries to Siri—which get sent to Apple’s servers for processing—might be stored somewhere, IBM’s CIO has deactivated Siri on employees’ iPhones. Because heaven forbid a competitor discover that an IBM engineer wanted to put the spots on Icenhour.
The San Francisco Synthesizer Ensemble has developed an iPhone app that lets users “play” the suspension cables of the Golden Gate Bridge. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the scale, there’s only one possible song to play.
On the eve of his knighting, Apple design chief Jonathan Ive said he’d want to be remembered most for the design he’s working on right now, though he naturally declined to give specifics. That’s all right: My sources tell me that it’s a—*urk*, *thud*.