Reading List is a 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 Tuesday, August 7th.
Apple today was sued over FaceTime in China, released Xcode 4.4.1, aired a new iPad TV ad focused on its Retina display and was granted a patent for an NFC-ready shopping app. Additionally, Facebook today released its SDK 3.0 for iOS, Conan O’Brien humorously covered the Samsung and Apple copying accusations and a Samsung document from 2010 surfaced that compares the Galaxy S against the iPhone.
Scribd today released its own app for iPhone and iPod touch, market research firm Forrester urged the adoption of HTML5, a new Cydia tweak called BattSaver — yes, for saving battery life — was released and AT&T workers went on strike in California, Nevada and Connecticut. It is unknown if these strikes will affect any AT&T services in these three states. Last, a Genius employee at an Apple Store rescued a kidnapped woman in a truly compelling story.