Can't imagine Apple would do so (or not do so) for any political candidate, Michael. We talked a little about that on today's Daily Observations. TMO Daily Observations 2015-07-20: AshleyMadison Data Breach, Jeb Bush’s Tech Ad
This is officially the first Apple IIgs software update we've covered in more than 16 years of publishing. #justsaying
Missed that, Cuda! Interesting.
Lee, I almost went into what that flag is—the Battle Flag of the Confederacy, rather than the "Confederate flag"—but decided it would be a pedantic rabbit hole best left to others. That said, Battle Flag or no, it is truly synonymous with the Confederacy as a whole, which is why I let it slide. In hindsight, I should have corrected the misreporting on the issue like I do on so many other little (mostly pedantic) things. Being a pedant, and all. I'm glad you noted it in the comments! Cheers.
I linked to the originating source(s) in the story, daemon.
Cuda, Apple Corps did take Apple Inc. to court several times—four if I'm not mistaken—but the last settlement gave Apple Inc. all rights to the name Apple, including the use of Apple in music. As noted in the piece. Apple hasn't blown that settlement. I do think not having The Beatles is a big deal, so to speak, but not having The Beatles hasn't prevented the other streaming services from chugging along. And when Apple does land them, it will be another feather in its corporate cap.
We do use affiliate links for the App Store. Funny enough, I forgot to on this one! Fixing that now. And thanks for the support, Lee.
Thanks for the writeup, Jeff. Good stuff. Of particular note to me was your comment about it feeling similar to a fine watch store, and not just because I got a shoutout. That Apple could make you feel the way a commissioned salesperson made you feel is saying something. Plus, you're comparing a crowded Apple Store to an intimate, low volume luxury retailer. That's also something. I also love how your personal assistant rolled with your left-handedness. That can only come from solid training. Good stuff.
Thanks, MacDaddy! I corrected the article—both the name of the stadium and the proper sportsball team that plays there.
Sorry about that! Should be good to go now. Thanks for the notes.