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Apple Trademarks "There's an App For That" Catch Phrase

Today we learned that Apple’s trademark filing for the saying “There’s an app for that” was approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. According to Trademarkia, the trademark was filed on Friday, December 4, 2009. The catch phrase, which was started by Apple in iPhone commercials has become a popular phrase among many when encountering a situation that could be helped with an app from the App Store.

Trademarkia notes that the trademark status was changed to “STATEMENT OF USE – TO EXAMINER” on October 7th. The trademark is covered under Goods and Services for, “Retail store services featuring computer software provided via the Internet and other computer and electronic communication networks; retail store services featuring computer software for use on handheld mobile digital electronic devices and other consumer electronics.”

You can read the full trademark on the Trademarkia website.


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Apple Trademarks "There's an App For That" Catch Phrase

Today we learned that Apple’s trademark filing for the saying “There’s an app for that” was approved by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. According to Trademarkia, the trademark was filed on Friday, December 4, 2009. The catch phrase, which was started by Apple in iPhone commercials has become a popular phrase among many when encountering a situation that could be helped with an app from the App Store.

Trademarkia notes that the trademark status was changed to “STATEMENT OF USE – TO EXAMINER” on October 7th. The trademark is covered under Goods and Services for, “Retail store services featuring computer software provided via the Internet and other computer and electronic communication networks; retail store services featuring computer software for use on handheld mobile digital electronic devices and other consumer electronics.”

You can read the full trademark on the Trademarkia website.


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There's a New Kid on the Hackintosh Block

Remember all the drama between Psystar and Apple this last year? The Florida-based company has since ceased to nab any profits after Apple managed to sue them for illegally selling Hackintoshes–and rather conspicuously might we add. Well, now another company has come out of the closet with their own line of Hackintoshes: Quo Computer. The company claims that there are many virtues of using a Mac, though they offer computers that run on Linux and Windows as well. Or, you can even get all three!

Of course, the question you might be asking yourself is, how is Quo not getting in trouble for doing this? Especially considering Psystar was under such fire last year. Well, Quo is making sure that systems that come with OS X installed have to agree to the EULA before the software is installed. Additionally, Quo is also heading out to the Apple Store themselves and purchasing copies of OS X and installing the software if their customers request it. Now, that’s service.

What is peculiar, however, is that Quo Computer doesn’t sell computers over the internet. The Hackintoshes run anywhere between 00 and 00, and the computers contain some pretty beefy innards. Currently, all processors are Quad, but Quo Computer is planning on upgrading it’s top tier model, the maxQ, to an Intel Core i7 six core 3.6GHz processor. But really, it’s up to the customer what they want included on the computer–Quo Computer is just there to put it together for you.

Via TUAW


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iTunes 10 Doesn’t Play Nice with Automator — But There’s a Workaround

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It looks like it isn’t all wine and roses for iTunes 10: Among the complaints about the new icon, colorless interface and removal of 99-cent ringtone creation, a legitimate bug has surfaced between the media player and Automator.

Macworld is reporting that iTunes 10 doesn’t want to play nice with Automator anymore, causing actions from the E-Z scripting application to no longer load. It doesn’t matter if you use an existing Automator workflow or create a new one — iTunes 10 simply isn’t having any of it and they will fail to execute.

Although the bug doesn’t appear to affect AppleScript support within iTunes, any attempt to create a new workflow within Automator that includes an iTunes action won’t work. In fact, iTunes actions don’t even appear in the actions library when iTunes 10 is installed.

Turns out that what’s happening is that Automator’s version checking actually thinks iTunes 10 is a lower version of the software, according to TUAW. The bug appears because the version numbers are sorting alphabetically instead of numerically, which means some poor programmer is likely having a bad Friday being punished for his sins at Apple.

MacFixIt has posted a workaround for the issue which involves opening up the Info.plist files inside packages for your Automator workflows and manually editing the version numbers. Not exactly fun if you have a bunch of them, but if you depend on Automator to make iTunes 10 do what you want, there’s not much other choice for the time being.

We’re fairly confident that a real fix is probably making the rounds at Apple headquarters even as we write this — only time will tell when it actually rears its head in Software Update to squash this issue (and probably others waiting to be discovered)…

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