Apple vs. Samsung: Influence, or Copying?

Yup, I’ve been following the court proceedings almost as closely as I’ve been following the Olympics. “Almost,” only because NBC isn’t broadcasting it 20 hours a day. On the plus side, if NBC were covering it, we’d be getting our news 9 hours after it actually happened. Yesterday’s designated bombshell was an enormous and hitherto…

Auguste Bartholdi, of Paris, France. DESIGN FOR A STATUE

This is the year that Apple’s intellectual-property litigation became just as flashy and innovative as some of its products. And today’s the day we celebrate the anniversary of the birth of America. So there’s nothing more geeky or appropriate than to read the text of the patent filing for the Statue of Liberty: Specification forming…

iCloud and App Store Transition: Yojimbo

Today, Bare Bones Software posted an advisory to educate the users of Yojimbo (BB’s fab personal data archiver and organizer) about the transition from MobileMe to iCloud: As one of the very first developers to adopt MobileMe for synchronization, we’re accustomed to working closely with Apple to address the complexities involved. iCloud represents a radical…

MacBook Pro with Retina Display: Retina on Retina

This mini-review on the Sun-Times site amounts to an outline of the full review I’ll be posting on Monday. It’s the best Mac Apple’s ever made. Which isn’t to say it’s for everyone. And I said in the review that most Mac users don’t care enough about onboard Ethernet and future expandability that it’s a…