Remainders – Stuff We Didn’t Post (And Why)

Remainders – Stuff We Didn’t Post (And Why)

Phil Schiller Talks App Approval, Avoids Saying Much of Anything…Microsoft Reiterates Smackdown on Pirate Xbox Users…iPhone Magnification Camera Mod Came From the Recycle Bin…Another Anonymous Netbook/Sleeping Aid Hits Wireless Carrier…

Phil Schiller Talks App Approval, Avoids Saying Much of Anything
There are lots of legitimate concerns about Apple’s app approval (app!) policy, and in a recent profile in BusinessWeek, Senior VP Phil Schiller goes out of his way to not respond to any of them. Yes, we understand that there are legitimate reasons for having an extensive approval process, and we even appreciate the complication-free results. But Schiller neglected to respond to any of the real problems with the process, like, say, the Google Voice ban. We’re always interested to hear an Apple higher-up discuss the App Store, but we prefer it when something’s actually said. [Business Week] [imgclear]

Microsoft Reiterates Smackdown on Pirate Xbox Users

Piracy is illegal and modifying an Xbox 360 is a violation of the Xbox Live Terms of Use. Microsoft is well within its legal rights to ban these users from Xbox Live.

Translation: Hey, you guys down there, you pirate-y types? Cute lawsuit and all, but you ain’t got a chance in hell of winning this.

This winds up in Remainders because the lawsuit is still, as of now, speculative – no such suit has actually been filed. Still, that’s about as big an ice burn as you’re likely to see from the big MS. [Kotaku] [imgclear]

iPhone Magnification Camera Mod Came From the Recycle Bin
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Another Anonymous Netbook/Sleeping Aid Hits Wireless Carrier
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