The Apple TV may get a software makeover at WWDC, Apple’s decided it’s in the mood for Italian, and Tim Cook in living color. The remainders for Wednesday, May 30, 2012 are something unpredictable, but in the end they’re right.
Apple to demo new TV OS at WWDC in two weeks (Boy Genius Report)
A “trusted source” tells BGR that Apple will demo a new version of the Apple TV OS at WWDC next month, and perhaps even demo the mythical Apple HDTV. Then, at the end of the keynote, attendees will wake up next to Suzanne Pleshette.
Apple reportedly gobbling up tiny Italian audio software firm Redmatica (Ars Technica)
Apple is apparently acquiring Redmatica, a small Italian firm that makes software for audio engineers and musicians. Really, Apple executives just wanted a good excuse to fly to Italy every once in a while.
Apple’s Crystal Prison and the Future of Open Platforms (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
The EFF has published a piece arguing against Apple’s plans to further lock down its platforms, describing the company’s technologies as “beautiful crystal prisons.” Which are a total bummer—just ask General Zod.
Tim Cook on Steve Jobs, Apple TV and Facebook: The D10 Highlights (Video) (AllThingsD)
In case reading the transcript or recap wasn’t enough, now you can catch video highlights of Tim Cook’s appearance at the D10 conference. And maybe, just maybe, if you freeze-frame the video, replay it at 1/32nd of the speed, and zoom in and enhance, you’ll see the glint in his eye that represents the Apple HDTV.
Fantastical 1.3 – You can now create, edit, and view iCal and iOS reminders in Fantastical; the “create” part takes advantage of Fantastical’s natural-language input skills, so you can type, “Remind me to wash the car,” and it’ll know to create a reminder. Also, when using the app with Outlook, editing or deleting an event that has invitees will now send them an update note.