Reading List is a new daily column each Monday through Friday that provides a summary of noteworthy news and rumors not already covered by iFans on the day. Read on to find out interesting tidbits and other important headlines related to both Apple and the greater technology industry for Thursday, August 2nd.
Apple and Samsung returned to a San Jose courtroom today to continue discussions in an ongoing jury trial, while Samsung announced that it will unveil a new Galaxy Note smartphone in Berlin on August 29. That date falls just two weeks prior to a rumored special event on September 12th in which Apple is expected to take the wraps off its next-generation iPhone.
In other news, Firemonkeys announced that Real Racing 3, the third installment of the popular iPhone racing game, is coming later this year, while misleading and inappropriate updates were posted to numerous Facebook pages representing Major League Baseball teams in what is being labelled as a widespread prank.
Tweetbot for Mac was updated today with a number of new features, as was Evernote for Mac, and iMore reviewed a must-have alarm clock app for anyone that hits the snooze button five times before getting out of bed. Moreover, you should definitely read about David Pogue, a columnist for The New York Times, and his missing iPhone story.
Perhaps more interesting is a recently secured patent by Apple that details an even smarter Smart Cover for iPad with a second display and other interesting interactive features. Last, an ‘iPhone 5,2′ has appeared in server logs, Microsoft mysteriously ditched its Metro branding in favor of “Windows 8-style UI,” and the highly anticipated ayecon theme was released on Cydia for jailbroken iPads.