Lawyers love them some iOS devices, Steve Jobs wasn’t originally in love with the Think Different campaign, and YouTubers just adore Apple’s ads. The remainders for Thursday, December 15, 2011 are just lovely, thanks.
Sure, patent lawsuits between Apple and its Android competitors are helping to fund the legal profession these days. But lawyers don’t just like litigating about iOS devices—they like using them, too. Who’da thunk?
Steve Jobs refused to talk philanthropy with biographer (AppleInsider)
During Walter Isaacson’s many interviews with Steve Jobs, the pair talked of many things. (Of iPhones and Next and Wozniak, and maybe even cabbages and kings.) Curiously off the table, according to a Q&A Isaacson participated in, was Jobs’s philanthropic habits—or lack thereof. Then again, when you’re already donating your life’s story, do you really want to talk about your monetary contributions?
Former TBWA/Chiat/Day creative director Rob Siltanen goes on the record about Apple’s iconic “Think Different” campaign, offering a seven-page retrospective of his work with Jobs.
Your Favorite YouTube Ad of 2011? Apple, of Course. (All Things D)
The “most viral tech ad” of 2011, according to video tracker Visible Measures? Apple’s iPhone 4S introduction, which was viewed over 28 million times this year. Even Lady Gaga couldn’t match the power of Siri. (Next year, maybe the two could team up for the ultimate mechanical autotune.)
LightSpeed for iPad - Xsilva Systems has released an iPad version of its LightSpeed app, a point-of-sale program that lets retailers scan for inventory, register customers, and handle payments. Users will need a LightSpeed server application in order to use the iPad app. Free.
GoodReader for iPad 3.12.0 - This update to Goodiware’s iPad document reader adds support for file transfers via AFP (for connecting to Macs and Time Capsules), improved discovery of available local servers, and a Back to Reading button for a quick jump back to the most recently opened file. $5.
ArtRage for iPhone 1.0 - Ambient Design has released ArtRage for iPhone, an app based on the company's popular ArtRage Studio Pro Mac software. The app lets users paint on their device through simulated oil brushes, sketching tools, crayon, various canvases, and more. $1 introductory price.
Ripped From Reality 1.0 - Appnotix released Ripped from Reality for Mac, a photography app that combines artistic effects with real-world objects. The app lets users combine their photographs with other features such as sketching, paper textures, and other artistic elements. $8.
SportsPicker 1.0 - OHK Labs has released SportsPicker Mobile, an iPhone app that offers the same functionality as the company's Facebook app. With SportsPicker, users can choose pick the results of individual games—the app features games from the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, NCAA Football and NCAA Basketball—and then compete against their Facebook friends. Free.