A battery-boosting iOS update may be making its way out to select users, one overseas institution may immortalize Apple’s former CEO, and Steve Jobs asks “what’s the deal with television?” The remainders for Tuesday, November 8, 2011 are powered on.
Apple seeds iOS 5.0.1 early to end users for battery life testing, releases internal memo about battery issue (9to5 Mac)
Apple may be letting some users—specifically those who have complained to the company about battery issues in iOS 5—test the forthcoming iOS 5.0.1 update. In addition, the company has reportedly disseminated a memo to its store personnel about how to handle customers currently reporting problems with battery life—namely, with one of those devices from Men in Black that erases your memory.
Hidden iOS 5 Panorama Mode Revealed (MacRumors)
Apparently, Apple is working on adding a panorama photo feature to iOS’s Camera app. Developers have reportedly uncovered a hidden setting that can enable this mode; a user can then pan his or her camera around and have iOS stitch it into a panoramic shot. As for why the feature hasn’t yet been released, come on: Apple needs to leave something for conspiracy theorists to obsess over.
Bulgarian School May Be Renamed from Lenin to Steve Jobs (Novinite)
A Bulgarian secondary school, which specializes in technical education about electronics, is looking to adopt a new moniker as it approaches the big 5-0. Currently named after Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the school is apparently looking to modernize a bit, and is considering naming itself after Steve Jobs. Seems reasonable; after all, I think Jobs was a big fan of Lenin. Especially “Imagine.”
Apple to train retail managers on ‘union awareness’ (CNet)
If its retail workers do decide to unionize, Apple seems to be ready. The company is reportedly holding trainings for managers this week, giving them a “practical understanding of how unions affect the workplace.” It will be followed by a complimentary lunch and a screening of Hoffa.
Entertaining and lighthearted video of Steve Jobs on the future of television (9to5 Mac)
Steve Jobs appears to have been railing about television since at least 1998. Here’s a clip of the late Apple co-founder from that year, answering a question about “convergence.” The quality’s kind of crappy, probably because I think it was taped from Steve Jobs’s HBO stand-up comedy special.