Remains of the Day: Folsom data center blues

Apple puts its money on Reno; Orbitz takes Mac users for a ride; and Apple’s working on fixing its spoooookiest hardware problem yet. The remainders for Tuesday, June 26, 2012 shot a man just to watch him die.

Apple Putting More Chips Into Reno (AllThingsD)

Apple’s confirmed to AllThingsD that it plans to build its next big data center in Reno, Nevada. No word yet on whether Apple plans to subsidize its operation by adding slot machines to its facility.

On Orbitz, Mac Users Steered to Pricier Hotels (Wall Street Journal)

Travel site Orbitz, noticing that people using Macs spent more than their PC counterparts on hotel bookings, has started serving them results from more expensive hotels. The goal, the company insists, is to appeal to their tastes, and does not mean that Mac users see the same rooms for higher prices. Meanwhile, iOS users insist that $1 rooms are a complete ripoff.

Apple reportedly replacing Retina MacBook Pro models that show signs of screen “ghosting” (The Next Web)

Citing threads on Apple’s discussion forums, The Next Web says that some users of the new Retina display MacBook Pros are experiencing “ghosting” problems where images stick around even after they’re supposed to be refreshed. Apple is reportedly replacing affected models, assuring users that they’re simply “haunted.”

The Apple Collection (imgur)

Apple fans know that the only place one can get Apple-branded apparel and schwag is from the company store at Cupertino. But it didn’t always used to be that way: Witness the 1986/1987 catalog for The Apple Collection. By page six, you’ll have a pretty good idea why they decided to dial back a bit.

Here’s Ashton Kutcher playing Steve Jobs on Acid [Photos] (9to5Mac)

I dunno guys, kinda just looks like Ashton Kutcher to me.

Product News:

Mellel 3.0 - Version 3.0 of RedleX's word processor for Mac OS X adds a Live Bibliography feature that automatically and immediately updates a bibliography of cited references. There's also a full-screen mode for Lion and Snow Leopard, iCloud support for Mac App Store customers, Auto Save support, automatic language switching, a host of UI changes, and more. $39 for a new license (download); $64 for a boxed edition.

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