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.
Let’s keep it short and sweet: Cupertino’s holding a meeting on the environmental impact of Apple’s new campus, rumored pieces of the new iPhone are surfacing, and a reputed hacker goes to work at 1 Infinite Loop. The remainders for Friday, August 26, 2011 are over and out.
City of Cupertino is holding a live webcast, asking citizens for input on the scope of the Environmental Impact Report on Apple’s new campus. Oh boy! I know what I’m doing Thursday, September 8, 2011, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Pacific!
By now, you’ve surely heard the news. An icon of the tech community, stepping down from the post that he’s held for more than a decade, leaving the institution he helped found. I’m not sure if anything will ever be the same agai—what? I’m talking about Slashdot’s CmdrTaco; who are you talking about?
Oh, right! Steve Jobs! With the Apple CEO stepping down, it seemed only fitting that we assemble a collection of tidbits from around the Web about the legendary tech maven. The remainders for Thursday, August 25, 2011 would like you to fasten your seat belts—it’s going to be a bumpy night.
If you thought Apple would just dash off its iPhone 5 commercial at the last moment, then you don’t know Apple, my friend. Meanwhile, the Netherlands weighs in on the Apple vs. Samsung case, iTunes gains share for digital movie downloads, and Windows 8 provides more information than you require. Stay on target for the remainders for Wednesday, August 24, 2011.
We’ve moved on from iPhone 5 rumors to rumors of…ads for the iPhone 5. Which, when you think about it, is itself kind of like an ad for the iPhone 5. Filming for the national campaign is reportedly taking place in Los Angeles as we speak, to air concurrent with the new phone’s release. Just in case it isn’t too late, let me pitch the perfect spokesman and motto: The iPhone 5…is alive!