Apple’s music cloud looks a lot finer than Amazon or Google’s attempts, and comes with two added extras: track bit rates will be improved, and there’s a chance the labels may get a little cash back from file-sharers — but who owns your data in the cloud?
“All warfare is based on deception”
The Art of War
Senior Apple [AAPL] executives are in discussion with Samsung to secure supplies of Retina Display-like screens for the iPad 3, even while the two firms turn to the courts to settle some of their differences over mobile device design.
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What happens when a real musician messes with GarageBand? Music, that’s what happens….
Via: Mashable (who seldom give it back).
QUOTE: “Here, Rams talks about being bum-rushed at a party by Philippe Starck, who exclaimed, “Apple is stealing from you!” But when it comes to Ives and Apple, Rams subscribes to the adage “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”
There’s loads more at Fast Design, and a couple more after the blip.
A UK school has announced it will be Europe’s first to equip all students with Apple [AAPL] iPad 2’s, and while critics slam such moves as a waste of cash, others believe that enabling pupils to get to grips with learning while using technology they actually like will actually boost education.
Cat food brand Friskies has created three applications for the iPad and Android tablets that are designed entirely to be played by cats. According to the company, “the colours, movement and game-play have been researched and tested for maximum feline fun.” Via: PocketLint
Fresh Apple [AAPL] iPhone 5 rumors: the iPhone 3GS won’t be supported by iOS 5; the fifth-generation model will be smaller, lighter and thinner, and that 8-megapixel camera seems certain, as Apple begins agreeing component supply deals for its next smartphone, expected for introduction in September.
Executives from the CEO down want iPads on their systems, forcing corporate IT staff to drop their long-held anti-Apple prejudices. Where the iPad walks, the Mac follows, which is why the Mac is stealing the enterprise while hearts close down on Windows.
I’m aware of the almost religious experience some enjoy when cuddling closely to their Apple devices in this silicon age, but just because our minds bestow these things with semi-divine powers doesn’t make them infallible — don’t trust your iPhone and Google Maps when you’re climbing a mountain, take a map.