After last week’s downtime of the Apple Developer Portal, Apple debuted a status page for their services In addition to trying to mitigate the PR damage for the hack, Apple tried to mitigate issues with iPhone electrocutions by issuing warning against using non-Apple chargers. It wasn’t all bad news though, Apple’s iPad deal with LA school district was given a launch date of 2014. Haters gonna hate, but Apple was named brand of the year by Harris Interactive. Haters can take solace in the fact that Steve Ballmer admitted that the Surface RT sold less than they had predicted.

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