It’s the final Friday in April, and our news recap has a couple of deals, Java news, a Mac App Store milestone and new rumblings of that Apple HDTV that so many of us want to prop up in our living rooms later this year along with the Christmas trimmings. We’ll be back with one last April recap on Monday, so for now read all about the five things making news on this Friday, April 27, 2012.
After two years of failed settlement talks and pre-trial motions, Oracle began its infringement and copyright lawsuit against Google this week in a U.S. District Court in San Francisco. You might be wondering what all the fuss is about, and how it could affect the future of Google's Android mobile operating system. But what you're missing out on is the potential impact this kind of lawsuit could have on Apple.
We broke down the situation to try to answer some of these questions, and even got a business expert to weigh in on the discussion. Read on for more.
Earlier this month, in a rare coming together of technological behemoths, albeit for a good cause, Apple partnered with eBay, HP, Intel, Intuit and Oracle in what was deemed an "unprecedented" philanthropic move to help Stanford Medical Center construct a new $2 billion hospital. The hospital would have the vision of being innovate in using the latest technology, much like the aforementioned tech companies.
Developers were up in arms on Thursday when Apple posted documentation indicating that Java won’t have a place in future versions of Mac OS X. One such developer pinged CEO Steve Jobs for a response on the matter.
Apple is ruffling the feathers of many developers with the Mac App Store. According to the leaked rules on submitting applications to the store for approval, Apple mentions that any apps using deprecated technologies will be rejected. Unfortunately, as Apple released the Java for Mac OS X 10.6 Update 3 last night, they made the statement that Java is now deprecated on Mac OS X. This means Java developers will be unable to distribute their applications via the Mac App Store.