Daily Apple: Imaginary Apple, Bad Android, & NVIDIA Fail

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Crazy Apple Concepts From 90’s, No Grunge Model Though – Here are some great Flickr photos of concept designs of Apple (s aapl) products from the early 90’s. Some of it is just bizarre, and others are not so different from concepts that continue to crop up to this day, which is a sad reflection on how badly we want a tablet Mac.

Android Has Malware Scare, Now Apple’s Iron-Fisted Rule Makes Sense – Apple gets a lot of flack for their App Store approval process, but Google recently had a near miss with a malware app that makes it look pretty reasonable. The app in question, MemoryUp Personal, apparently deletes memory cards and spams people. Good feature set.

NVIDIA Display Fix Doesn’t Fix Everything – Distortion issues on monitors connected to MacBooks via Mini DisplayPort to Dual-DVI adapters were not fixed via Monday’s update, says Gizmodo’s Jason Chen. The issue is an intermittent one that resolves after a few reconnects, but still, this isn’t amateur hour Apple.

Speaking of Concepts, Here’s a Whopper – A tri-fold Macbook design? Kooky. It’s a magic little MacBook Mini, or in other words, what an Apple netbook might look like. I often wonder what else these people designing Apple concepts do with their time. Maybe show little poor girls pictures of ponies they’ll never, ever have?

Steampunk-y iPhone Design… On a Shirt! – This thing is really cool. I like the pan flute part, and the compass-dial thingy where the Home button should go. Another wonderful, impossible device that I will sadly never be able to have.

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John Bledsoe

Stop spreading FUD. Did you actually read the Android article? There was nothing “near miss” about it:

So is MemoryUp a harmful application? Did it actually do the things that it was accused of? Ars doubts the claims. A Google spokesperson told Ars that it has investigated MemoryUp and determined that it is not malware, stating, “In the versions we tested, MemoryUp cannot perform any of the malicious things it is reported to have done.”

Oh and as for Apple’s closed and completely opaque “reasonable” process:
Please note that Apple’s review process has been inconsistent in its application. Individual review and approval does not guarantee that malicious software would (or could) be caught before it hit the App Store shelves.

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