Don’t count on Apple’s help to make your app a hit.
In a lawsuit that the U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) is bringing against book publishers for eBook price fixing, lawyers have been invited to submit amicus briefs for the court’s consideration. However, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote’s rejected attorney Bob Kohn’s twenty-five-page document, saying she would only accept a mere five. So Kohn did what no other lawyer has done: He submitted his brief in comic book form.
I learned how to type on a typewriter, a quaint machine that fits perfectly in the world of Mad Men, but not so much in the here and now. Typewriters were slow going, and every error had to be painstakingly corrected with Wite-Out instead of the simple backspace button. But the clickety-clack sound of each keystrike made me feel productive, even if I was just typing out “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” Now those Mad Men days are back…at least the sound of it.
Until recently, the only service provider for the iPhone in the United States was AT&T…unless you had a “jailbroken” iPhone, that is, an iPhone that’s been hacked to free it from the constraints of Apple Inc. Jailbreakers could then use the less expensive (and less ethically challenged) T-Mobile. But now that iPhone users can choose between AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon, jailbreakers are still operating on the iPhone’s operating system. And they want you to join them.
Siri hates you if you’re Scottish. That’s one possible explanation as to why the iPhone 4S digital assistant can’t understand a word the Scots are saying, as you can see in this hilarious video, below. (Warning: foul language.)
According to MSNBC, he got his black mock turtlenecks at St. Croix Collection. They’re not cheap, but Steve wore them almost daily.
I’m not wearing a turtleneck today, but I am writing this on a Macintosh.
Thanks for everything, Steve.
If you’re like me and millions of other Americans, you have a few extra pounds you’d like to shed. If you’re also like me, you have a Macintosh. I thought, why not combine the two and take the cutting-edge power of computer science and apply it to my ever-expanding flesh? Ten pounds need trimming. Time to get to work.