The App Stores come to more than 30 new countries, Facebook comes to a deal with a new recruit from Apple, and Acer’s founder comes to terms with the new Microsoft. The remainders for Friday, June 22, 2012 have yet to come to their senses.
Apple expands the iOS and Mac App Stores to 32 new territories (The Verge)
The Verge points out that Apple has once again expanded its App Stores, both iOS and Mac, to a number of new countries—32, in fact. They include Albania, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Congo, Fiji, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Liberia, Malawi, Mauritania, Micronesia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Sao Tome e Principe, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe. In other words, you really don’t want to play Risk against Tim Cook.
Facebook recruits Apple’s UI Design Manager (9to5Mac)
We’ll miss you, Chris Welldreyer. Er. Well. We assume we’ll miss you, since you were a UI Design Manager at Apple for eight years. But good luck on your new job at Facebook, where we’re pretty sure that when they say “UI” they mean “Unrecognized Income.”
$1.36: What it costs to charge iPad for a year (USA Today)
That’s pretty cheap, but USA Today dodges the most important question: Regular, Plus, or Premium?
Microsoft own-brand tablet PCs a ploy to drive Windows 8 adoption, says Acer founder (DigiTimes)
Stage 1: Denial.