This week in Apple: Emoji, iPhone doc access, Apple TV feedback – Ars Technica: “here are the top Apple stories of the week for you to catch up on.
Typing Genius defies Apple, introduces Emoji support: Ars Technica chatted with iPhone developer Gary Fung who is shipping a version of his App Store software that enables Emoji support. But wait, hasn’t Apple been rejecting other apps for enabling Emoji support? Exactly.
German company PearC begins selling line of Mac clones: A German company called PearC is selling a variety of configurable Mac clones. Despite the legal trouble Psystar is having with Apple, PearC believes that a German law about the enforceability of EULAs might keep it out of hot water.
7 ways to take your docs on the go with your iPhone: Apple doesn’t let iPhone owners store files on their devices, but there are plenty of third-party options for getting the job done. Ars rounds up our favorite Web services, desktop clients, and native iPhone apps that allow iPhone users to access files while away from their desks.
McCartney says label execs holding up Beatles on iTunes: Negotiations to add The Beatles’ catalog to the iTunes Store are still in ‘gridlock,’ according to Sir Paul McCartney. He’s not giving up the details on what’s going on behind the scenes, but hints that the process is ugly.
10.6 to leave ZFS to servers, make printer drivers on demand: The next version of Mac OS X reportedly won’t have full support for ZFS in the client version, and in the interest of saving hard disk space will only install printer drivers as needed.
iPhone may not see light of day in China thanks to App Store: Talks between Apple and China Mobile have stalled yet again, this time over control of the App Store. Maybe it’s time Apple looked for a different partner in China. Like, say, China Unicom.
Apple asks Apple TV users for feedback, viewing habits: Apple wants to know how users are putting their Apple TVs to use. Are you purchasing movies or watching your own home videos? What kind of home theatre system do you have? All of this and more could help shape the future of Apple’s ‘hobby’ device.
MobileMe phishing scam making the rounds once again: If you’re a MobileMe user, you already know that you’re increasingly being targeted by phishing e-mails. Another one has gone out asking for credit card information, so be cautious with your link-clicking.
Minor OS X Dock bug could result in serious data loss: If you keep often-used documents in the Dock for easy access, an odd bug dealing with files in the Trash could result in data loss if you’re not careful.
Turn-by-turn GPS for (jailbroken) iPhones looks promising: Turn-by-turn GPS directions have come to the iPhone in the form of xGPS, a jailbreak application developed by a company named XWaves. The software doesn’t quite rival commercial solutions yet, but it could get there.
Here are a few other interesting posts from throughout the week:
A-lister Woz will soon be ‘dancing with the stars’
Google turns on Exchange for iPhone and Windows Mobile users
Apple boosts MobileMe syncing speed for Outlook on Windows
App Store Lessons: the tao of running contests”