Apple’s top brass reaches out to its employees in Japan, the iPad 2 takes a break to shoot a music video, and Adobe makes a surprising move. The remainders for Thursday, March 17, 2011 are right here if you need them.
Steve Jobs Offers Support to Apple Employees Affected by Earthquake (MacRumors)
According to a memo acquired by MacRumors, Steve Jobs has sent a memo to Apple employees in Japan affected by the recent disaster there, offering time off, needed supplies, and free hugs. Aw, no free hugs. Come on, Steve! Free hugs!
Music video shot with only an iPad 2 (TUAW)
People have knocked the quality of the iPad 2’s cameras, but apparently they’re good enough to record a music video on. Ball’s in your court, OK Go.
“If you don’t have an iPhone.” (Apple)
Apple’s launched a series of three new TV spots for the iPhone, each one beginning with the phrase “If you don’t have an iPhone…” and ending—spoiler alert!—with the phrase, “well, you don’t have an iPhone.” Finally, the company has perfected tautology-based advertising.
Adobe TV Website Adds iPad Support (The Mac Observer)
The fine folks at Adobe—motto: “All Flash, all the time!”—have revamped their Adobe TV tutorial Website to serve up iPad-compatible videos in the place of Flash. This, despite the company’s very public tiff with Apple over the iOS’s lack of compatibility for the popular Web technology. Huh. Guess it’s time for a new motto, guys.
Hex Slim Watch Band – Hex has released an iPod nano watchband case aimed at women. The $30 case accommodates smaller wrist sizes, has a pop-in/pop-out design, integrated control buttons, and comes in black, white, pink, or purple.
PDF Expert 2.0 – The iPhone version of Readdle’s PDF reader app gets benefits from the iPad version, including annotation, the ability to fill out forms, sync via Dropbox, iDisk, Google Docs, and FTP/SFTP. $10.
BirdEyes – A new $1 iPhone app lets owners of the iPad 2, the iPhone 4, or the fourth-generation iPod touch simultaneously snap a picture with both cameras and them post them to Twitter.
Finding Nemo: My Puzzle Book – This $1 interactive story app, based on the Disney movie, features four digital jigsaw puzzles, the ability to record and playback your child’s voice while reading, and three different reading modes.