This week, Apple announced that it is hiring Angela Ahrendts to be a Senior VP in charge of retail and online stores. Ahrendts is currently the CEO of Burberry and is credited with turning that company around. At first blush, the CEO of a fashion and clothing company might seem like an odd fit for Apple, but the more I read about Ahrendts this week, the more impressed I am by her. For example, Lauren Indvik of Mashable wrote an interesting article about her background, and I recommend the video embedded in that article (or click here to see it) in which Ahrendts talks about how she is using technology at Burberry. Ahrendts looks to be an amazing addition to the executive team at Apple, and who knows, could eventually be the successor to Tim Cook as Apple's CEO.
- Want to learn about some of the best iPhone and iPad apps for lawyers to use? Clio (a current sponsor of iPhone J.D.) is hosting a free webinar on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern. Joshua Lenon of Clio and I will talk about mobile device security, apps, and making the best use of an iPhone and iPad in the practice of law. The session has been scheduled for a long time now, but by coincidence it will be right after (or at the end of) the big iPad announcement on Tuesday, so I'm sure we'll have something to say about that as well. Click here to get more information and to register.
- SCOTUSblog — in my opinion, the best resource for news and analysis related to the U.S. Supreme Court — released an iPhone app this week.
- Jesse Londin of Law Technology News reviews some apps that you can use to get keep track of Congress.
- Angela Hunt of Law Technology News reviews a new privacy filter from 3M made for the iPad screen.
- Lester Victor Marks writes for AppleInsider about a presentation by the cofounder of AuthenTec, the company Apple purchased to create the fingerprint scanner on the iPhone 5s.
- Rob LeFebvre of Cult of Mac has some good tips for using Siri to navigate to specific parts of the Settings app.
- For a fascinating perspective on the recent Steve Jobs movie, John Vink (a former longtime Apple employee) talks with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and early Apple employees Daniel Kottke and Andy Hertzfeld about the real events that inspired that movie. Click here for the video.
- There are lots of great Bluetooth speakers for the iPhone, but the Jawbone Jambox was one of the first to make a big splash. David Pogue of the New York Times reviews the new Jambox Mini.
- And finally, if you think that the one big drawback of the iPhone or iPad is that it just isn't furry enough, your prayers are now answered. This week, CalypsoCrystal announced the new Fury line of cases for the iPhone and iPad, including the $790 London for the iPhone and the $1290 Paris, pictured below, for the iPad.