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Apple’s annual shareholder meeting has a date, Steve Jobs’s life gets the whiz-bang comic book treatment, and Kodak takes on Apple and HTC in the courts. The remainders for Tuesday, January 10, 2012 are now in session.

Apple to Hold Annual Shareholder Meeting Feb. 23 (The Mac Observer)

The Apple shareholder meeting is set for February 23, and I’m on the edge of my seat. Will Apple reelect its board of directors? Will shareholders overrule Apple’s recommendation and vote for a proposal requiring the company to divulge its political contributions? Will Tim Cook resist pulling the big lever that opens the trapdoor beneath Infinite Loop’s auditorium? Maybe this will at least be the year that Phil Schiller finally gets to do his soft-shoe routine.

Steve Jobs: Co-Founder of Apple (Barnes and Noble)

We first brought you word of the Steve Jobs comic book in June of last year, but now you can read Bluewater Productions’s graphic novel in digital format for just $4. I just hope it’s not another origin story—there’s only so many times you can read about Jobs being bitten by a radioactive Hewlett-Packard 9100A.

Eastman Kodak sues Apple over four and HTC over five digital imaging patents (FOSS Patents)

The once proud Eastman Kodak is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy, but that doesn’t mean it can’t launch a lawsuit or two. Its latest filings include one against Apple, alleging that Cupertino’s iPad and iPhone lines violate four patents on digital imaging. But Kodak is also suing HTC—with whom Apple is already engaged in a legal battle. Patent expert Florian Mueller suggests the two smartphone makers will take a break from their spat to deal with Kodak. It’s a little bit like L.A. Confidential, except without quite as many square jaws.

Product News:

Google+ - Google’s updated its social networking client for iPhone, adding the ability to start a video Hangout from Messenger, a new photos UI, and bug fixes. Free.

BBEdit 10.1.1 - Bare Bones Software has updated its flagship text editor to version 10.1.1. Among the changes in this latest edition are improvements to the Open File By Name feature, enhancements to projects, and numerous bug fixes. Free update for owners of 10.x; new single license is $50; upgrade from BBEdit 2.5 through 9.6.3 is $40.

FontBook 2.0 - Font enthusiasts can take advantage of the 2.0 update to FontShop's iPad app. Included are more than 250 new and updated font families, an expanded homepage, two separate bookmark categories, an online news stream, a new focused search feature, an automatic over-the-air updates to content. $6.

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