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The Lost Apple II, in search of the week’s forgotten news

We would like nothing more than to be able to delve into each and every Apple-related news item, but for obvious reasons it is impossible for us. Even so, every Sunday we will try to rescue the most interesting ones from the lost apple and dedicate a few lines to them. Today we’ll talk about the dispute between Apple and Samsung and we’ll see some news both in iOS and in Mountain Lion.

Since it would be impossible for us in Applesupportphonenumber to accommodate all the news that passes through our hands, we return once again in the lost apple with the intention of recovering and briefly commenting on those news that have remained in the inkwell throughout the week. We begin!

More Apple employees will be called to the trial with Samsung to testify

The Lost Apple II, in search of the week’s forgotten news
The Lost Apple II, in search of the week’s forgotten news

The battle between Apple and Samsung continues, nothing new under the sun. This time, Apple’s lawyers have decided to look for some help in the history of the company itself and the names of the next seven people who will be called to testify have already been published.

After Phil Schiller’s statement, one of the most prominent names on the list is Susan Kare, a graphic designer who was responsible for some elements, both in the interface and graphics in Mac OS in the early 1980s and who will appear in the case of patents. One of her most renowned contributions is the Happy Mac , an image that appeared on the computer when it started up.

Steve Jobs asked Samsung not to copy the inertial scroll, without any success

If there is a patent for which Steve Jobs felt a special affinity, it would undoubtedly be the 381 that covers everything related to inertial scrolling. This is because not everything has to do with the design of the terminals in the patent war, but also with how the user interacts with the operating system .

The aforementioned patent describes the rubber band effect as that which occurs when the user tries to move past the end of a displayed document or web page. In fact, was so important that for Steve Jobs it was a turning point in the development of the original iPhone . As Jobs himself acknowledged:

Bring back the Backspace shortcut in Safari 6

Probably with the arrival of Safari 6, many users have noticed a change in the behaviour of the backspace key. Historically, the backspace key was used to return to the previous page but has now lost its function and can be used by the command . If you want to change its behaviour, just follow these simple steps:

  • Close Safari
  • Open the Terminal and enter the following commands in a single lineadefaults write com.apple.Safari com.apple.Safari.ContentPageGroupIdentifier.WebKit2BackspaceKeyNavigationEnabled -bool YES
  • Open Safari to apply changes

Of course, there would be no problem in reversing the changes. It would be as simple as changing the last word in the line:

defaults write com.apple.Safari com.apple.Safari.ContentPageGroupIdentifier.WebKit2BackspaceKeyNavigationEnabled -bool NO

Apple upgrades iAd Producer to version 3

Apple has released an update to its iAd Producer application, which in version 3.0 includes new templates, workflows, a new user interface, and the ability to share layers between projects. However, the most notable and necessary improvement is a much deeper integration with iOS .

iAd Producer 3.0 will allow developers to touch many more aspects of iOS , such as allowing the user to send a phone call, an email, take a picture or add an event to the calendar.

iOS 6 allows you to automatically switch to the mobile network when the Wi-Fi signal is poor

A few days ago we told you about the new iOS 6 beta 4 and the disappearance of Youtube but it seems that the list of new features keeps growing day by day. One of these new tools is Wi-Fi + Cellular .

Using it, we can allow those applications that are having problems communicating over Wi-Fi to make use of the mobile network . On the other hand, users will now also be able to decide whether they want to use the mobile network for their iCloud documents, iTunes, FaceTime, PassBook updates and reading list.

Apple could design patented asymmetrical screws

That Cupertino has never liked the idea that anyone can repair their own equipment is nothing new but Apple could give a new twist to the matter. And never better, because they could be developing a new generation of asymmetric screws that would make things very difficult for Mac users who want to gut their equipment.

The image that accompanies the news, details a render of the screw in which they would be working with a totally asymmetric design for which there would not be known tools with which to unscrew it . In the event of being able to patent it, they would prevent third parties from being able to manufacture the corresponding tools.

iFixit releases repair guide for MacBook Pro with Retina display

After the guys at iFixit defined the new MacBook Pro with Retina display as the least repairable notebook ever made , they finally updated their website with a repair guide for that model. This would consist of fifteen separate guides covering the AirPort board, battery, fans, motherboard, speakers, SSD, etc., and even a maintenance guide for applying thermal paste to both the CPU and GPU.

According to them, those components behind the LCD - as would be the case with the FaceTime camera - would have to be replaced with the complete mount .

Finally, and as a curiosity, the replacement of the third party battery could cost a little more than 500 dollars .

Apple releases first OS X 10.8.1 developer beta

According to our MacRumors colleagues, Apple may be starting to release the first Mac OS X 10.8.1 developer betas . It would be the first maintenance update for Mountain Lion since it was released two weeks ago.

Usually, these first updates to each version of OS X have been released fairly quickly after their release and have almost always been aimed at fixing major bugs as soon as possible . For example, OS X 10.7.1 arrived 27 days after OS X Lion's debut, while 10.6.1 did it only 13 days after OS X Snow Leopard saw the light.

And this is the second installment of the lost apple . We'll be back next Sunday with more news on your favourite operating system, so don't miss it!