The iPad trademark is still anybody’s game in China, rumors say a 13-inch Retina display is afoot, and Google Maps and Apple’s new maps go head to, well, foot. It’s game time for the remainders for Thursday, June 14, 2012.
Court Delays Apple China IPad Trademark Ruling For Talks (Bloomberg)
The Chinese court hearing the iPad trademark case has delayed its ruling on an appeal from Apple, in the hopes that the two companies will continue to talk. Where by “talk,” the court doubtlessly means “scream at each other for the judge’s amusement.”
Rumor: Online battery test log points to possible 13-inch Retina Display MacBook Pro (AppleInsider)
Could a 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro be in the works? That’s what one fellow who found the log of a battery test online claims. Also, my neighbor’s cousin’s best friend’s boyfriend (who goes to school in the next state, so you wouldn’t know them) says that he heard from a person on the street that this is totally not happening. So, you know, take what you will from this.
Sheriff’s department streamlines traffic citation process with iOS devices (TUAW)
Officers in Lousiana’s St. John the Baptist parish are now writing traffic citations with their iOS devices. You will also reportedly be able to escape getting a ticket if you can beat the officer’s high score in Tiny Wings.
Google Maps vs. Apple Maps: A Side-By-Side Comparison (Gizmodo)
Wondering what the difference is between Google Maps and Apple’s new maps system? Thankfully Gizmodo has run down the differences, and declared Google Maps largely superior to Apple’s pre-release, extremely beta software. So, you know. Ironclad.
Ashton Kutcher Channels Steve Jobs, Begins Shooting Biopic (Pacific Coast News)
Look, it’s the first day of shooting on jOBS, the obnoxiously-spelled biopic of the late Apple CEO starring Ashton Kutcher. I admit, the resemblance to a bearded guy in a hat is uncanny.
Sandvox 2.6 – Karelia has updated its website creation tool for Mac to version 2.6. Among the new features are an Extract option that can get text and graphics out of already-published websites. The app is also now localized in Japanese. $80 for a new license, $50 for those upgrading from Sandbox 1.x.
MacBook Air (Mid 2012) Software Update 1.0 – The update includes fixes that improve graphics stability, flash performance, and external display support. Free.