Blog Focus on Apple Saving Lives, Industries
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Not gonna kid you. Today's another example of the permeation of Apple's messages throughout our culture. If you prefer that your brainwashing come in other flavors, you might want to curl back up in bed and take another shot tomorrow.
Except it's probably going to be like this for the next week or so, and bed sores are a very realistic possibility. So please enjoy this tossed Apple salad and be sure to come back tomorrow when we do our level best to mix in a few Google spices.
• Crave (CNET) — In possibly the first legitimate case of an Apple product keeping the doctor away (or at least replacing said doc for awhile), an American filmmaker stayed alive for 65 hours in the rubble of a Port-au-Prince by using his iPhone to learn first aid to help his broken leg. Impressive, yes, but aren't you more shocked that the battery lasted long enough to provide first aid help or that he got any kind of signal indoors?
• AppleInsider — In another Wall Street Journal exclusive, we learn new facts (and by facts, we mean rumor-like substances) about the Apple tablet device. They're too numerous to list here, but they include TV and publications on the tablet, gaming, fun for the whole family, and more.
• Gear Diary — All of this has led to the usual strange bedfellows, with Microsoft now whispering sweet nothings into Apple's ear and suggesting a little Bing would look great on her iPhone if she'd just toss that Google chap out. Apple's not exactly saying no, but she's always been a coy one.
• Ars Technica — While, on the other hand, Microsoft is still wiping the OS floor with Mac OS X; Windows 7 adoption scoots past OS X worldwide and promises to be the dominant OS by the end of the year. But don't look too closely at that, Apple baby... Bing, right? Biiiing. Aww yeah.
• GigaOM — Don't forget Amazon, though; they've raised the stakes in their battle against the upcoming Apple tablet by announcing Kindle is now a platform for development, just like the Apple tablet! Honest to goodness. Of course, that's just a press release for the moment with possible implementation this year, but Kindle totally is like the Apple tablet!