Remains of the Day: Breaking EULAs Is Surprisingly Illegal Edition [For What It’s Worth]

17 Nov/09

Apple wins a court battle against a would-be hackintosh start-up, the internet gets a 40-year overview, and Cry Translator proves there isn’t an app for everything (wearing diapers).

  • Apple Scores Massive Win in Psystar Case
    California judge hands down a fairly complete victory for Apple against a noted hackintosh maker. Summation: Apple has every right to limit where and how OS X gets installed. [OS News]
  • Why You Can’t Use Personal Technology at the Office
    The writer asks why, in an age of virtualization software, endlessly-evolving smartphones, and powerful webapps, more workers can’t choose their own computers and gadgets. Good question. The answer, it seems, is IT control—both the understandable and neurotic forms. [Wall Street Journal]
  • An update to Google Earth for the iPhone
    Version 2.0 adds viewing of custom maps build on Google’s desktop My Maps, a smarter icon-picking interface, and 18 new languages. [Google LatLong]
  • The History of the Internet in a Nutshell
    A rather big, if well-illustrated, nutshell that gives a good tour through the history of all things net-connected. [Six Revisions]
  • Can IPhone App Interpret A Baby’s Cry?
    A new mom decides that, no, Cry Translator ($9.99) actually can’t—but it can try, and rewards everyone’s faith in the superiority of maternal instinct over audio algorithms. [NPR]
  • Adobe Flash 10.1 to require Android 2.0
    Adobe’s landing page announces that Flash will be coming to Android devices running the 2.0 firmware in the first half of 2010. Good news for Droid and to-be-released Android handset owners, and even more shoulder shrugging for those languishing on 1.5 or 1.6. [Android and Me]

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