I do something similar regarding Tweetdeck and Twitter. I created a list of news sites that I'm interested in watching. And also a list of my "50 or so" of my closest friends on twitter. I watch these two lists more than my regular feed.
How do you feel about TweetDeck going away? Have you researched / moved onto replacements, yet?
Has anyone been talking about moving to Windows 8 phones?
That said; I have a friend who runs an iPhone dev conference and he says a lot of his customers are watching Windows Phone very closely. If MS can get consumers to care; I suspect developers will follow.
Did you know that most non-Apple devices use micro-USB cables? these ports are significantly smaller than the 30 pin Apple Connector and as best I can tell, significantly smaller than the Apple 19 pin connector.
And cables / power supplies are almost trivial to find. If Apple truly wanted something smaller, why didn't it go for that?
I got to speak to a bunch of the marketing / evangelist folks behind the Nook at Adobe's Max conference last week. I believe Barnes and Noble seems to have an approach of using the digital stuff (Nook / Purchase) in order to extend their in-store experience.
As one example, if you have a Nook inside a Barnes and Noble store; then you can read any digital book available. As you leave the store the books are reverted to trial mode. [I assume the Nook has to be connected to the local B&N's wifi]
It seems a natural extension of that to stock their shelves w/ products that help augment this digital content strategy.
Is it an invasion of Privacy? I think so. When I walk into a store, such as an Apple Store (or a Best Buy or any store w/ computers available) I think I have a reasonable expectation that the computer will not take a picture of me for future public display.
Is it an illegal invasion of privacy? I suspect not. At best he is violating some unspoken etiquette w/ regards to what you're allowed to do on public computers.