To hear most of the tech press tell it, the biggest story this week is that the iPhone almost had some silly names, but actually there was some far more interesting news. In the constant battle to secure Java, Apple released another fix for Oracle’s plugin. There were grumblings that Intel may begin manufacturing Apple’s mobile A(x) processors. Heck, even Apple’s courtroom dramas continue, and some argue that the App Store was not a monopoly in a lawsuit brought by a developer.
Thought that was it? The Apple vs. Samsung slap-fight continued; this time Apple gained the upper hand in a UK decision that ruled Apple did not violate Samsung’s patents. That one doesn’t look like it’ll be ending any time soon though.
Anywho, here are some of our stories you may have missed from this week:
- iPhone Breathalyzer Will Call Your Drunk-Ass A Cab
- Tip:Tired Of Opening A Bazillion Preview.app Windows At Once?
- Pee Balls, The Dark Secret Of Apple Stores Revealed
- And The Record For Most Apple Cliches Goes To…
- Got Bored, Made A New iPhone 5 Wallpaper – Spacecats
Here are some interesting non-Apple tech stories from around the web. They’re a great read. Check them out:
- Switching Things Up, Harry C. Marks dissects the current trend of “switching articles” around the web.
- If followers can sponsor updates on Facebook, social advertising has a new horizon, A look at Facebook’s Sponsored Posts program and how it applies to non-business content on the network.
- A Tale of SimCity: Users Struggle Against Onerous DRM, Arguably the failed launch of SimCity was the biggest story in tech this week, and the EFF points out its cause: DRM.
- Pwn2Own: Down go all the browsers The results of this year’s contest to take over machines using various web browsers and OS’s.
- Google Snitched on Microsoft Who Must Now Pay a $732 Million Fine, The Google and Microsoft slap fight continues, first: name-calling, now: tattling.
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