CBS doesn’t want to help Apple build a business on the back of its content, a Russian carrier doesn’t want to submit to Apple’s autocratic demands, and Mountain Lion apparently doesn’t want MacBook users to get their full battery life. The remainders for Friday, August 3, 2012, are wanting for nothing.
CBS Loves Apple TV, in Theory (All Things D)
During CBS’s most recent earnings call, CEO Les Moonves was asked by an analyst whether the network would consider making its content available on the Apple TV. “It depends on what we get paid for,” said Moonves, surprising absolutely nobody. Keep in mind, this is a company whose logo is the eye of Sauron.
IPhone’s Russian Carrier Blames ‘Dictatorship’ For $1,000 Price (Bloomberg)
Russian wireless carrier OAO Mobile TeleSystems have described Apple’s stance on iPhone sales as “a dictatorship.” To be fair, if there’s one thing Russians’ll have no problem recognizing, it’s probably a dictatorship.
Mountain Lion having mysterious effect on battery life for some users (Ars Technica)
Some users are reporting that Mountain Lion is running down their MacBook Pros and Airs faster than previously. Maybe those machines need more than just a Power Nap.
Piezo 1.2.1 – The latest update to Rogue Amoeba’s audio-recording utility for Mac OS X adds full compatibility for Mountain Lion, fixing a problem where it could not capture audio from certain Apple apps on 10.8. Additional bugs have been fixed, and the icon is now Retina-ready. $10 for a new download; free update for existing users.