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Those of us who ponied up for a new iPhone 4S in the last week -- which according to Apple, is more than four million! -- finally got to spend our first weekend with it and now get back to our normal routine as the start of the work week is here again. But so far, the week is looking up and there’s plenty to report for this fine Monday, October 17, 2011.
There have been plenty of tributes to the late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, but few as impressive as the one found in the Munich, Germany Apple Store. According to MacRumors and iOS News, the image you see above was created using 4,001 Post-it notes of the yellow, blue and green variety. Talk about a low-tech way to commemorate the life of a high-tech dude, but impressive nonetheless...
Speaking of Steve Jobs, AppleInsider is reporting that a private memorial was held for the former CEO on Sunday at Stanford Memorial Church. According to Apple 2.0, the guest list included the likes of former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Google co-founder Larry Page and Adobe co-founders John Warnock and Chuck Geschke in addition to Apple board member (and former vice president) Al Gore, Tim “Buzz Lightyear” Allen and U2 frontman Bono. The event follows a small private service for his family and friends prior to his burial.
If there’s one app we’d be just fine with on a desert island, it’s got to be Instapaper, Marco Arment’s always amazing solution for bookmarking web pages, stripping out the crud (and ads!) and making them super-readable on iOS. The developer today released Instapaper 4.0, a massive update which includes a slick new UI for the iPad edition and plenty of nice features all across the board for this universal app. The $4.99 app is free for existing users and requires iOS 4.2 or later.
9to5Mac is reporting that Apple is once again offering refurbished first-generation iPad models, but they’re marked as a “Special Limited Time Price” so we’re not expecting them to last too long at these prices. How much, you ask? How about $399 for a 64GB Wi-Fi model or 32GB Wi-Fi + 3G model or $499 for a 64GB Wi-Fi + 3G model?
With PDF documents so common these days, it’s almost hard to remember that they were once exclusive to their creator: Adobe. While any number of third-party iOS developers already offer PDF document readers for Apple mobile devices, the company who started it all today launched a free universal Adobe Reader app, which allows you to view (even encrypted documents, with the correct password), search, print and share PDF files. Hey, the price is right, so why not give it a try?
Last but not least, if you haven’t picked up an iPhone 4S yet but plan to soon, your window of opportunity may have already closed. Apple’s website continues to show one to two week shipment dates for all models, and now the company appears to be restricting retail purchases to customers who reserve theirs online after 9pm for pickup the next day. Hey, you can’t say you weren’t warned after Apple sold more than a million of these suckers in the first 24 hours of preorders...
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(Image courtesy of MacRumors and iOS News)