Remains of the Day: Knight time

The TSA is joining the Apple ecosphere, a stolen iPhone sends pictures from beyond the “grave,” and everybody can relax—Sir Jonathan Ive isn’t going anywhere. The remainders for Friday, May 25, 2012 are on a horse.

TSA eyes iPads and iPhones for mobile computing (Nextgov.com)

Next time you go through the security line at the airport, don’t be surprised if the TSA staff are carrying an iPhone or iPad: The federal agency is spending up to $3 million for 1000 iOS devices over the next three years. Mainly, though, I hear they just wanted to see a good example of security.

Apple Paying Dividends to Employees with Restricted Stock Units, CEO Tim Cook Declines to Participate (MacRumors)

Tim Cook declined to accept dividend payments on his restricted stock units, to tune of roughly $75 million. Man, I hope he can still make his mortgage payments.

Stolen Phone Beams Photos To Owner, Who Puts Them On Facebook (NPR)

One woman who had her iPhone stolen started seeing pictures pop up in Photo Stream, so naturally she started posting them on Facebook and captioning them. That’s pretty good, but if it were me, I’d just take a picture on my other device of me holding a sign saying “I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER. NAMELY, STEAL MY IPHONE.”

Apple’s Sir Jonathan Ive reaffirms desire to stay at company (BBC)

Phew. The statement was given moments after he disarmed an attacker after an attempt on his life.

Apple’s European Head Departs (The Mac Observer)

Apple’s general manager and vice president for Europe, Middle East, and Africa has resigned. Pascal Cagni was a 12-year veteran of Apple, and while no reason was given for his departure, but word on the street was that after Jony Ive was knighted, Cagni demanded he himself be referred to only as Viscount Pascal Cagni.

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