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Friday Links: Apple apologizes for Maps

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Friday Links: Aspects of Daily life today that would have been unbelievable 12 years ago

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What Apple’s win over Samsung means

The Atlantic has a nice, succinct round-up of reactions to the Apple v. Samsung verdict that came out last week.

In the post they distill all the reactions and supply the pertinent quotes about what the verdict means to you, design, technology, Android, Microsoft, and a few others. With hundreds of thousands of pixels spilled about this case, The Atlantic’s piece might be the only one you need to read.

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How a Wired Reporter was hacked using his Apple & Amazon accounts

We all have our weaknesses. Some people can’t resist the pull of bad reality television. Some are weak in the face of a Lifetime TV movie. Me? I am incapable of skipping past a devastating account of hacking. The kind of hacking that strikes fear in the hearts of people and involves losing precious, sentimental digital ephemera — photos, notes, etc.

This is exactly what happened to Wired writer, Mat Honan, who was hacked and lost everything. Honan recounts how the hackers got into all his accounts using his Apple ID, Gmail, and information from Amazon. It’s a great, horrifying read that will either put fear in your heart or make you feel super smug for being so savvy with all your accounts.

“I’m angry that Amazon makes it so remarkably easy to allow someone into your account, which has obvious financial consequences. And then there’s Apple. I bought into the Apple account system originally to buy songs at 99 cents a pop, and over the years that same ID has evolved into a single point of entry that controls my phones, tablets, computers and data-driven life. With this AppleID, someone can make thousands of dollars of purchases in an instant, or do damage at a cost that you can’t put a price on.”

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Primer Notes: WWDC ’12 Recap

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Friday Links: The History of April Fool’s Day

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The inside scoop on ‘Think Different’

If you have a little time (and tolerance for clunky writing) go read Forbes’ The real story behind Apple’s ‘Think Different campaign. The piece is written by Rob Siltanen who was the creative director & managing partner at TBWA/Chiat/Day. He not only pitched ‘Think Different,” but also wrote the rough draft of the script that became the iconic commercial.

“When the ‘Think Different’ campaign launched, Apple immediately felt the boost despite having no significant new products. Within 12 months, Apple’s stock price tripled.”

Wednesday Links: Because it’s a holiday week

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Friday Links: The pros & cons of the Internet circa 1996

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Friday Links: Popular video games turned into horror movies

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