Samsung wants a sneak peek at the next iPhone and iPad (don’t we all?), Rolling Stone’s head honcho finds iPad publications shrug-worthy, and Twitter and the iPhone may soon be better friends than ever. The remainders for Tuesday, May 31, 2011 are here to stay. Until tomorrow.
Samsung Asks for Next IPhone, IPad Samples in Patent Dispute (Bloomberg)
In response to Apple’s attempt to get access to forthcoming Samsung tablets and smartphones, Samsung has now reciprocated the request by asking Apple to disclose the final versions of the next iPhone and iPad. Cupertino’s suit, you may recall, alleges that Samsung’s devices are specifically designed to imitate Apple’s. Samsung says it just wants to check whether or not users would likely be confused by devices it plans on releasing around the same time. This reminds me of that time I asked my friend if I could compare his new $20 bill against the old one I had, a story which ends with me $20 richer and one less friend.
Jann Wenner: Magazines’ Rush to iPad Is ‘Sheer Insanity and Insecurity and Fear’ (AdAge)
Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner says that publications’ rush to the iPad is “sheer insanity,” and that they shouldn’t throw away their magazine businesses. I totally agree—it’s paper; they should recycle it, of course.
Twitter Getting Photos In Order Ahead Of iOS 5 Integration (TechCrunch)
Could iOS 5 feature Twitter integration? TechCrunch suggests that it might, specifically suggesting that Apple may build in a “Send to Twitter” feature for photos, the same way it currently lets you upload videos directly to YouTube. Daring Fireball’s John Gruber suggests that Twitter integration might find its way into other parts of the system as well. I just want a feature that tweets at AT&T every time my iPhone drops a call.
This Guy Has My MacBook (This Guy Has My MacBook)
It’s the, uh, seedy side of security software on your Mac. San Francisco-based interaction designer Joshua Kaufman had his MacBook stolen recently, but thanks to Hidden, an app that tracks your laptop and snaps photos, he’s assembled a blog with the pictures. While some have focused on an eyebrow-raising shirtless picture of the thief in bed (you have been warned), my attention was caught by the ornate headboard. Does this guy live in a Victorian novel or something?