One site delves deep into Siri’s sordid past, iOS’s Maps is keeping folks away from a trendy eating establishment, and a hot new iPhone app is all in the Apple family. Like Tim Cook, the remainders for Wednesday, January 23, 2013 never fear cannibalization.
SIRI RISING: The Inside Story Of Siri’s Origins—And Why She Could Overshadow The iPhone (Huffington Post)
We all know the story that Apple purchased Siri when it was just a wee startup and went on to integrate it into iOS. But this story from the Huffington Post covers much more about the virtual assistant’s history, including that it was almost a default app on all Android phones to be shipped by Verizon in 2009. Hey, Siri, what do you think about that?
iPhone map glitch costing Portland restaurant thousands (KATU)
iOS 6’s Maps claim another casualty: a restaurant in Portland, Oregon, which the software claims is in the southwest portion of the city, instead of the northwest neighborhood where it’s actually located. And, come on, we all know Portlanders wouldn’t be caught dead in the southwest part of the city these days—that place is so over.
The Son Of An Apple Senior Executive Is Working On Mailbox For iPhone (Cult of Mac)
Apparently, one of the brains behind the much-anticipated Mailbox mail client for iPhone is no less than Apple senior vice president Eddy Cue’s son, Adam Cue. Some reports are salivating over the prospect that this could signal a potential Apple takeover—personally, if I know anything about the father-son relationship, I wonder if his son isn’t just trying to stick it to the old man.
iTunes Connect will be down for maintenance on Saturday (TUAW)
If you’re wondering why your iOS device seems strangely bereft of app updates this Saturday, it’s because Apple is taking iTunes Connect down for maintenance. In related news: Go outside or something. It’s Saturday.