It’s more than a week later and we’re still cleaning up the mess of the storm that raged through our community. No, not hurricane Irene, hurricane Steve Jobs Steps Down (which, like Irene, would make a really pretty name for a girl). One pundit has been swept from the ranks of Mac users while another chose to rage against the storm. Finally, Paul Thurrott has been lying to you! Can you imagine?
U2’s frontman puts in a good word for Steve Jobs, Apple lets a hard drive of confidential information slip through its fingers, and details on what exactly the crazy folks at Starz turned down. The remainders for Friday, September 2, 2011 are taking advantage of their last opportunity to wear white before this weekend.
In a letter to the editor of The New York Times, shade-wearing rocker Bono spoke out about his friend Steve Jobs, describing him as “a poetic fellow, an artist and a businessman.” The letter was in response to a Times article noting Jobs’s lack of public charitable donations. The U2 frontman also pointed out that Apple has played a major part in the (Product)Red campaign, and, in perhaps its most charitable act, discontinued the U2 iPod.
It seems we’ve moved onto the “Order” part of Law & Order: Silicon Valley as the alleged iPhone prototype thieves are arraigned in court. Elsewhere, a suggestive icon might shed some light on the iPhone 5, Apple wants children to learn, and one cable network has starz in its eyes. The remainders for Thursday, September 1, 2011, are represented by two separate yet equally important groups. These are their stories.
Brian Hogan and Robert Sage Wallower pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor theft for the iPhone 4 prototype that Hogan allegedly sold after finding it in a Redwood City bar. A trial is scheduled for November 28. I’m sure whoever has that recently lost iPhone prototype will be watching the case closely.
It’s a mega-giganta-humungo edition today, as we cover everything from Apple losing yet another prototype iPhone, to a neighborly Steve Jobs, to Tim Cook’s email habits. Read along with the remainders for Wednesday, August 31, 2011 and help close out August in style.
To paraphrase my man Oscar Wilde: “To lose one unreleased prototype iPhone may be regarded as misfortune; to lose two looks like carelessness.” But according to CNet, that’s exactly what happened. The scene of the crime? A bar, once again. This—presumably iPhone 5—prototype has not yet surfaced, although it reportedly may have been sold on Craigslist for $200. Huh. I wonder if that was the price with a two-year contract.
A quote for every occasion! Whether it be the continuing inanity of Lodsys’s legal filings, the bizarrity of HP’s decision-making, or one software company’s attempt to reach out and help people. Would that which we call the remainders for Tuesday, August 30, 2011 by any other name smell as sweet?
Lodsys is looking a little…peaked. The company’s latest reply to Apple’s reply to Lodsys’s response to Apple’s motion to intervene in the case—and if you followed that, you deserve a cookie—comes across, according to Groklaw, as “legal gibberish.” Sounds like Lodsys would have been better off channeling the late Dr. Seuss: “Not in a fort, not in a court!”
Snow Leopard may be getting support for iCloud, one runner shows his appreciation for Steve Jobs by thinking…different, and this wedding came complete with iPad support. The remainders for Monday, August 29, 2011 are full of pomp and circumstance.
Never fear, Snow Leopard users: It appears you won’t be entirely left out of the magical future that is iCloud. One developer stumbled across a notice that appears to suggest that iCloud will work with a forthcoming update to the OS, 10.6.9. The code name for that update? Oh, I think you can guess.
In these difficult times of change it’s a comfort to have familiar things to fall back on. You know how when you’re sick it feels good to eat mac-n-cheese, or pot pies, or alfalfa? Likewise, we can turn to the fact that technology pundits will always say stupid things about Apple. No matter who’s in charge.