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Lost Apples and High-Tech Grilled Cheese

by Employee on ‎09-02-2011 12:24 PM

weekly_RoundUp_AtHome.jpgMy goodness, Apple sure seems to have trouble keeping track of its stuff.     


This week, two men pled not guilty to charges of taking an iPhone 4 prototype an Apple engineer left in a German beer garden in Redwood City, Calif., and then selling it to gadget blog Gizmodo for $5,000.  Now we’re hearing that another Apple employee recently lost an iPhone prototype at the Cava22 bar inSan Francisco.  The phone ended up being sold for a mere $200 on Craigslist.  This prototype has yet to be recovered and the San Francisco Police are in hot pursuit.


But wait, there’s more!  Apple’s also looking to recover a prototype of a 3G MacBook that somehow made its way onto Craigslist, Ebay and even to an Apple Genius Bar for repair.  You can follow the notebook’s circuitous saga here


To top it all off, an Apple store in Stamford, Conn., recently provided a Genius Bar customer with internal company documents – rife with confidential information -- via the hard drive in a loaner computer.  The spare drive contained a backup of the store’s internal file server instead of a backup of the customer’s computer that was being repaired.  Ooops!  Apple has yet to recover the hard drive and its data.


Those of us who are still mourning the demise of the Flip video camera can take heart.  Flip’s inventor, Jonathan Kaplan, has emerged at the forefront of a perhaps even more exciting technology trend – grilled cheese sandwiches.


Yes, that’s right.  Grilled cheese.  To which I say, “Yum!”  Kaplan has opened the Melt, the first in a proposed chain of grilled-cheese restaurants, inSan Francisco.  And get this.  His main competitor is a neighboring sandwich shop – American Grilled Cheese Kitchen – run by a former Oracle manager and a former tech consultant. 


So, grilled cheese meets technology.  Delicious!  Kaplan has a special grill that runs apps to assure efficient, reliable toasting.  The Melt has a mobile-ordering system that’s compatible with smartphones.  The best news?  Kaplan has no plans to sell Melt to Cisco.


Have a great Labor Day weekend, everyone!

by on ‎09-05-2011 08:54 AM

Your point? Isn't Verizon wireless partnering with Apple to sell Apple products? I sure hope FiOS does not start selling turkeys at thanks giving, but it looks like if I am lucky, I may get img 1.9 for my STB by then. hahaha

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