Remains of the Day: It’s Confirmed: Apple’s HDTV is a Real Thing

Remains of the Day: It's Confirmed: Apple's HDTV is a Real ThingApple's HDTV is confirmed to be a real thing, Apple is set to drop Google Maps for its own in-house map app, and Facebook places everything you ever wanted to know about their terms and policies under one roof.

  • Foxconn Chief Confirms The Apple iTV: Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn, stated in an interview today with China Daily that they are indeed making preparations for an Apple HDTV called iTV. Gou stated that they are not currently manufacturing or developing the device, but apparently, the iTV will contain Siri voice controls and FaceTime video calling. [TechCrunch]
  • iOS 6: Apple Drops Google Maps, Debuts In-House ‘Maps' With Incredible 3D Mode: Apparently, Apple is set to drop Google Maps in iOS 6 and will replace it with a completely in-house map app that contains a user-controlled 3D mode. This all comes after Apple acquired Placebase, C3 Technologies, and Poly9, as Apple has used them to create the app (simply called "Maps") along with the mapping database. [9 to 5 Mac]
  • New ‘Facebook Terms and Policies Hub' Answers Your Policy Questions: To clear up the confusion among Facebook's ever-changing terms and policies, they are placing everything Facebook users need to know about the subject in one hub. According to a Facebook spokesperson: "...Our hope is that this new resource will make our policies more transparent and accessible for the people who use Facebook by offering easy access to answers to specific policy questions ranging from platform to ads to content." [Mashable]
  • Getting Snappy – Performance Optimizations in Firefox 13: Mozilla unleashed Project Snappy late last year to improve the responsiveness in Firefox 11, and while it fixed certain aspects of Firefox 11 (and played an even bigger role in Firefox 12), it is playing an even bigger part in Firefox 13. Mozilla has laid out what Project Snappy will accomplish in Firefox 13, and will include such tweaks as ensuring the active tab only loads, the cycle collector is more efficient, and so much more. Firefox 13 is currently in beta. [Mozilla]

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