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We pity the fool that held any kind of media event today (Adobe, we’re looking at you!), because the Apple juggernaut pretty much ran right over other announcements for this fine Tuesday, October 4. But there was more than just a new iPhone 4S and a release date for iOS 5 going on today. Here’s the latest and greatest from across the internet!
We’ve all been watching the legal tussle between Apple and Samsung over the Korean manufacturer’s Galaxy product knock-offs. Samsung Electronics recently extended Cupertino an olive branch in the hopes of getting their Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet into the waiting hands of Australians, but Apple has roundly rejected that advance, according to a report from Reuters.
"The main reason we are here is to prevent the launch (of the Galaxy tablet) and maintain the status quo," Apple lawyer Steven Burley told the court, claiming the offer made last week “provided no basis for a settlement.” Sorry, Sammy… better luck next time.
Ironic that Microsoft would choose the eve of the iPod’s 10th anniversary to make this announcement, but it appears Apple stands victorious over the music player market with Redmond announcing the death of the Zune hardware, according to a report from Engadget.
"Windows Phone will be the focus of our mobile music and video strategy," Microsoft announced in a blog post that was posted, then pulled and then posted again. “We will no longer be producing Zune players." Probably a wise move, guys.
There’s probably only a few of us who still miss Adobe Flash on our iOS devices, but the company is forging ahead with the technology on the desktop, announcing on their Adobe Flash Platform Blog that Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 are ready for your downloading pleasure -- or misery, depending on where you stand on Flash.
“Today, we’re excited to announce that Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 will be launching in early October,” writes Tom Nguyen. “These milestone releases introduce the next generation of the technologies that deliver stunning content and apps to over a billion people -- across screens including Android, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry PlayBook, Windows, Mac, and connected TV devices -- pushing the boundaries of what’s possible on the web.”
Last but not least, there was some kind of little event happening up in Cupertino, California this morning where a gaggle of Apple executives trotted out the latest and greatest hardware and software for their mobile iOS platform. You’ve probably already read all about it right here on MacLife.com, but if you’d rather see video of the event, it’s time to jump on over to Apple’s website and check it out.
Jeez, with all of this great stuff happening so early in the week, will there be anything cool to write about the next three days? You’ll just have to stay tuned to this channel and find out.
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(Image courtesy of Reuters)