This was a week of blockbuster opinions from the U.S. Supreme Court on a whole host of issues, most significantly same-sex marriage. Apple released a statement to AllThingsD about the rulings in U.S. v. Windsor (PDF link to opinion) and Hollingsworth v. Perry (PDF link to opinion): "Apple strongly supports marriage equality and we consider it a civil rights issue. We applaud the Supreme Court for its decisions today." I read those opinions on my iPad while I was flying to a deposition this week, and both the majority and dissenting opinions are worth reading. It is fascinating to watch history being made.
- Martha Neil of ABA Journal reports that an Ohio judge ruled that a will written on a tablet is valid; it need not be on paper to be a written document that was signed and witnessed. The tablet in question was a Samsung Galaxy; no ruling on how much more valid the will would have been if written on an iPad.
- Heather Murphy of the New York Times reports an interesting fact that came out of the Edward Snowden incident: if you want to block signals getting to a cell phone to block any possible eavesdropping, put the cellphone in a refrigerator (it doesn't even matter if it is cold) or a stainless steel martini shaker. Apparently, those objects act like Faraday cages and block signals.
- Speaking of iPhone privacy, Matthew Green, a cryptography professor at Johns Hopkins University, discusses the privacy of messages that you send and receive using Apple's iMessage service.
- Chris Parsons of iMore reports that BlackBerry Enterprise Server can now be used to manage iPhones.
- It is hard to imagine a company purchasing every single ad in an edition of the New York Times, but Showtime is doing that on Sunday — on the iPad. Lauren Indvik of Mashable reports that every ad in the New York Times app on Sunday will be for a new Showtime series called Ray Donovan.
- And finally, here is a way to incorporate your love of the iPad with your love of wine and cheese. HomeWetBar.com is selling the APPealing Glass Cutting Board for only $29.95. It is made from tempered glass and comes with a stainless steel cheese knife. (via Gizmodo)