Remains of the Day: Fauxbulous

Congratulations on your ebook settlement—now just don’t spend all of your refund in one online bookstore. Elsewhere, Tim Cook and Larry Page have a tête-à-tête and one fellow makes the most convincing fake Apple Store you’ve ever seen. The remainders for Thursday, August 30, 2012 are almost too real.

AG announces $69M ebook settlement (ABC2News.com)

The settlement struck by three major ebook publishers with 49 states and five U.S. territories now has a price tag associated with it: $69 million. That’s how much will be reimbursed to eligible consumers, who can choose their money either in check form or as a credit for future ebook purchases. Because there’s no reward like giving people money that’ll just get paid back to you anyway!

Exclusive: Google, Apple CEOs in talks on patent issues (Reuters)

Reuters says Tim Cook and Larry Page had a phone call last week to discuss issues of patents and intellectual property. Oh, to be a fly on the wall of that conversation: “Hey, Larry, remember when Samsung used to be a viable hardware partner for you guys? Good times.”

HiDPI and Retina Display Support (Photoshop.com Blog)

Adobe says that Photoshop and Lightroom will both be getting support for the Retina display sometime “in the coming months.” Which means they’ll totally be just in time for the Super Crazy Intense Retina display on the next MacBooks.

My Apple Store Home Office (David Wu)

David Wu redesigned his home office to look like an Apple Store. Laugh all you want, but the dude gets a surprising number of customers.

Amazon’s Fuzzy Math: Stop Encouraging Them (Xconomy)

As you may have heard, Amazon announced this morning that the Kindle Fire “sold out.” Of course, there are a number of problems with the information Amazon released—for example, nobody has any idea exactly how many Kindle Fires the company has sold—and Curt Woodward wraps them all up nicely. So I’m just going to go ahead and declare this the most successful remains of the day column I’ve written in the last 120 weeks.

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