Samsung gets a talking to from the bench, almost two-thirds of the App Store’s software might be silent (but not deadly), and there’s more chatter about a new iPhone dock-connector port. The remainders for Wednesday, August 1, 2012 are too talkative by half.
Samsung angers judge by sending rejected evidence from Apple trial to the media (The Verge)
Despite a ruling that some of Samsung’s proposed evidence was inadmissible, the South Korea-based firm released the info to the press anyway, earning the company a frowny face from Judge Lucy Koh. Wait until she hears about that non-refundable skywriter Samsung hired.
iWork apps now offered as pre-install option for Macs on Apple Store (9to5Mac)
Next time you buy a Mac, you’ll have the option to pick up iWork for your brand new computer. Apple’s now offering Keynote, Pages, and Numbers as $20 each add-ons; that’s the same price they go for in the Mac App Store. Cue the inevitable Genius ad of an indignant user who thinks he needs to pay $20 extra just to type numbers.
App Store infested with zombie software, claims analytics startup Adeven (GigaOm)
According to a mobile analytics company, almost two-thirds of the App Store’s programs have no downloads and no ranking. Also, there are apparently 1899 flashlight apps, so if you’re quick you could have the 1900th flashlight app on the store. I’m sure your mom would be proud.
Eight-Pin Dock Connector + iOS 6 / Bluetooth 4 Link Details? (Updated) (iLounge)
More rumors of a new dock-connector port on the next iPhone, this time coupled with a Bluetooth 4 improvement that might let your iOS devices and Macs communicate in a more useful fashion. Which I’m all for, because sometimes I worry my iMac and my iPad get lonely when I’m not home.
Romney to reveal vice presidential pick via smartphone app (Los Angeles Times)
A subsequent update will spell the nominee’s name correctly.
BackPack 2 for iMac – Twelve South has revamped its shelf accessory for the iMac, adding vertical support pegs, built-in cable management rails, and the option to use BackPack as a front-facing shelf. $35.