Marketers reduce iPad buyers to just three characteristics; two actors square off for the right to portray Steve Jobs; and Microsoft's got something special...in store. The remainders for Friday, November 18, 2011 are not for sale at any price.
According to marketing firm BlueKai, the three traits most closely associated with iPad owners are male, pet owner, and video gamer. Can't wait to see the Android tablet makers try to steal iPad customers by making pet-hair-resistant tablets.
The Engadget Interview: Dr. Charlie Miller (Engadget)
Engadget interviews Charlie Miller, the security researcher who most recently found a bug in iOS's code-signing. That's why all developers should follow my lead and sign their code with a sparkly pen.
George Clooney fights Noah Wyle for Steve Jobs movie role (NOW Magazine)
Click through and you'll be disappointed, as I was, to find that George and Noah aren't actually throwing down. Which is probably a good thing, since then they might need to drag them both to the ER.
(Yes, I totally just went there.)
Microsoft East coast shop opens near Apple with Mac-using DJ (Electronista)
Sure, the funniest part of this article about Microsoft opening an Apple Store in Tysons Corner might be that it's a stone's throw from the first Apple Store. Or that Microsoft hired a DJ who happened to be using a MacBook Pro, and made him cover it with stickers. But for me, it was that there was an eight-hour line to get in the store. An eight-hour line for a Microsoft st--"...the queue was primarily to get free tickets for a Microsoft-run Joe Jonas show the following Saturday."
Ohhhhhhh. That makes more sense.
Thunderbolt Software Update 1.1 (Snow Leopard) - Apple has released an update for Macs equipped with Thunderbolt that run Snow Leopard. The update fixes a problem when using the Apple Thunderbolt Display that can cause intermittent black screens. Apple says the update also improves stability for Thunderbolt devices. Free.
VMware Fusion 4.1 - VMware has updated its virtualization software to 4.1, bringing improved performance for starting virtual machines, resizing windows, and animations; support for FileVault 2; a "smart full-screen" experience that lets you run a virtual machine fullscreen on one monitor while keeping your main display active, and offers new menu icons, a Lion full screen button, and shortcut; and an option for starting your virtual machine on Fusion launch. Free for Fusion 4 customers; $50 for new customers (30-day free trial available from VMware's website).
Evernote 4.1.5 for iOS and 3.0.4 for Mac - Evernote has updated its iOS ) and Mac apps to version 4.1.5 and 3.0.4, respectively. The iOS app fixes a variety of issues including crashes on iOS 3.1.3, a sync loop, a crash when opening a view-only notebook, a crash when opening the embedded browser, and more. The app also sports improved handling of fonts and styles and copying text from a note while in view mode. The Mac app adds Lion full-screen fixes, improvements to notebook and tag popovers, and support for syncing on exit. It also fixes a number of bugs. Both apps are free; they require an Evernote subscription.