Tim Cook's in the kitchen, whipping up some tasty Apple turnover; Yahoo bakes its keys right into its latest product; and a Rogue Amoeba iPhone app apparently isn't to Apple's taste. The remainders for Thursday, May 24, 2012 are slaving over a hot stove.
How Tim Cook is changing Apple (Fortune)
Fortune's Adam Lashinsky details some of the ways that Apple has already begun to change under Tim Cook's tenure. Among them, an emphasis on supply chain and operations, the choice to offer a dividend for the stock, and the fact that employees are no longer scared to ride the elevators.
Apple has landed in yet another company's crosshairs over alleged patent infringement. This time, it's iCloud, iTunes, and the App Store that have raised the ire of the filing party, a small company named STEC IP. The patents in question sport the usual vague language, covering things such as a "Technique for enabling remote data access and manipulation from a pervasive device," "Network management system having virtual catalog overview of files distributively stored across network domain," and the ever popular "System for reaping profit via the technicalities of law, in the absence of actually creating or producing anything useful."
You can probably avoid this kind of mishap when your CEO has a degree in computer science.
Seems a Google engineer has demoed how its fancy new Project Glass glasses can revolutionize photography by making it easy to snap a picture, even while your hands are otherwise occupied. Even while you're sleeping.
Just when you thought it was safe in the App Store, Apple pulls a random app for no apparent reason. This time, it was Airfoil Speakers Touch, Rogue Amoeba's handy app for streaming audio from your computer to your iOS device. Word on the street is that Apple was just worried about letting a self professed rogue amoeba onto the App Store, especially one who's packing heat.
Joke, Life (Apple)
The latest in the line of celebrity Siri users is actor John Malkovich, who addresses his iPhone with terse commands like "weather" and "Linguica." But whatever you do, don't say "Malkovich."
Aperture 3.2.4 - The latest update to Apple's professional-level photography software improves stability on Snow Leopard and fixes a bug where the Viewer wouldn't update after a photo was edited in an external editor. Free.