RIM doubles down on Flash, Steve Jobs gets nominated for a popularity contest, and the voice of Siri speaks…in a British accent. The remainders for Thursday, November 10, 2011 are here for you.
So Now What Will iPad Rivals Say in Their Commercials? (All Things D)
Adobe may have decided to stop work on mobile Flash, but that’s not all she wrote. As a licensee of Adobe’s source code, RIM has decided to step up and keep working on mobile Flash for its BlackBerry PlayBook. Because if anybody has experience beating a dead horse, it’s these guys.
Steve Jobs nominated for Time Person of the Year (CNet)
NBC Nightly News’s Brian Williams nominated Steve Jobs for Time’s Person of the Year—an accolade which the Apple co-founder has, surprisingly, never won. Were he to be so named, he’d become the first posthumous winner of the award. Just as long as they don’t pick Woz in his stead.
The voice behind Siri breaks his silence (The Telegraph)
Voice-over actor and former technology journalist Jon Briggs says that it’s his voice behind Siri in the UK. Several years ago, Briggs was recorded by the company Scansoft, which later merged with Nuance, whose technology powers Siri. I’d be more impressed if he was also the voice of Siri in the U.S.
Apple’s charitable matching program raises $2.6M for nonprofits (AppleInsider)
Apple has raised more than $2.6 million for nonprofit organizations since September, according to AppleInsider. That’s the result of a matching program implemented two months ago by CEO Tim Cook, which matches an employee’s donations of up to $10,000. So uncharitable, these guys.
Tim Cook and Jony Ive are ‘joined at the hip,’ says Steve Jobs’ biographer (Fortune)
Turns out Apple CEO Tim Cook and designer-in-chief Jony Ive are the best of buds, according to Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson. I just wish Fortune had picked a headline that didn’t sound like it was ripped from a supermarket tabloid.
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eGo Mac Edition Portable Hard Drive – Iomega’s hard drive has two FireWire 800 ports and one USB 2.0 port. It comes in 500GB and 1TB capacities. $180, $230.