Posts tagged "apple"

Apple Unveils Phones, TV Update, Bigger iPad

Apple is unveiling its new toys in San Francisco today, including the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6S Plus, a bigger iPad, and an update to Apple TV:

Phones: The new models have faster processors, sharper cameras (12 megapixels), stronger frames, and a feature called 3D Touch, which allows easy access to frequent tasks by…

Newser / September 9, 2015

Apple, Facebook, Nike And Others Are Backing The Equality Act

The Equality Act, a piece of proposed legislation that would provide employment, housing, education, and financial protections for LGBT Americans, has found some very powerful friends in the form of corporate support. Apple, Nike, Facebook, American Airlines, General Mills, Levi Strauss, and Dow Chemicals are all coming out in favor of the act.
The legislator…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 28, 2015

Taylor Swift Convinces Apple To Pay Artists During Streaming Service Trial

What Taylor wants, Taylor gets. Yesterday, we told you about how Taylor Swift wrote an open letter to Apple after learning that the company’s new streaming service would not be paying artists and producers for their work during the three-month trial, calling it “shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company.” Well,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 22, 2015

Taylor Swift Denounces The New Apple Music Streaming Service

Taylor Swift thinks that Apple Music’s new streaming service at $9.99 a month – similar to a Netflix to music type of deal – is unfair to musicians.
Swift took to her Tumblr to write an “open letter” to Apple, admonishing them for this new business move. She thinks that the free trial period especially,…

Katrin Higher / June 21, 2015

Now This Is How You Get Revenge On A Cheating Boyfriend

We have a late addition to yesterday’s list of best revenge plots in history! Twitter user @foolishnessfly2 was none too pleased when she discovered her boyfriend had been running around on her, so she did what any woman in a white hot rage would do, let’s be honest, if they weren’t afraid of the consequences: she…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 22, 2015

Here’s The Scoop On Apple Watch

Today’s highly anticipated Apple event started with news of a partnership with HBO and updates on the iPhone and Mac computers (“Can you even see it? I can’t even feel it!” Tim Cook exclaimed while holding Apple’s latest Macbook laptop, which weighs just two pounds). Then, the big news: the debut of the Apple Watch, which…

Newser / March 9, 2015

Thanks, Apple, For This New “Game of Thrones” Season 5 Trailer

Yes, yes, we’ve all heard that brands are apparently the worst (I personally like brands a great deal, but that is also because I enjoying deriving tangible joy from material objects, lest my more immaterial pursuits of joy – friendship, love, club drugs proffered by reliable dealers – fail me at any given time), but…

Beejoli Shah / March 9, 2015

It’s Time To Cry: Grandma Receives A Holiday Surprise In This Apple Ad

I want to be mad at Apple because they’re making me feel so many feelings for the sake of pitching laptops or whatever, but this ad is just too sweet to resent. As you watch this granddaughter surprise her grandma with a very special song, you’ll be too caught up in warm fuzzies to be…

Claire Hannum / December 15, 2014

Tech Companies Want To Help Female Employees Freeze Their Eggs, But What We Really Need Is Better Paternity Leave

Apple and Facebook are going to start helping female employees cover the cost of freezing their eggs — some employees, anyway; Apple’s benefits vary depending on your position — so that those women don’t have to choose between having a family and working through some of the prime years of their careers.
This i…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 14, 2014

Apple Unveils The iPhone 6 And The Apple Watch

Today, Apple unveiled two new phones: the gigantic-screened iPhone 6 and the even clunkier iPhone 6 Plus. Both phones will be released on September 19th. One exciting feature will be mobile payments, which allows users to use the phone as a credit card on trips to the store. A bigger surprise announcement today wa…

Claire Hannum / September 9, 2014

Some Good News For Once: Apple Will Create More Racially Diverse Emojis

You may have noticed by now that you can text a koala, the Mexican flag, sushi or a space alien, but when it comes to depictions of humans, iPhone emojis are not exactly racially diverse. Both Miley Cyrus and Tahj Mowry have mentioned the racial disparity, and MTV Act blogger Joey Parker recently wrote to…

Claire Hannum / March 27, 2014

Susan Bennett, The Voice Of Apple’s Siri, Thinks She Sounds A Little Creepy

Voice actress Susan Bennett has revealed herself to be the voice of Siri. Although Apple won’t confirm it, voice forensic specialists have.

Susan explains that she often records stuff without any idea of where or how it will be used. So, she had no idea that she would end up as the life…

Ami Angelowicz / October 4, 2013

Jimmy Kimmel’s No Doctor, But He Did Find The Cure For iOS 7-Induced Nausea

Apple’s latest operating system is divisive to a degree that’s usually reserved for politics. Some love it, some people loathe it, and others … well, it just makes them sick. One of iOS 7’s key differences from previous Apple interfaces is “parallax,” an unnecessary if hypnotizing feature that enables the icons on the screen to…

Rachel Krause / October 2, 2013

Martha Stewart Is Still Waiting For Apple To Come Pick Up Her Broken iPad

What a normal person drops their iPad and the screen shatters, they yell curse words and haul their ass to a Genius Bar to beg for help. When Martha Stewart drops her iPad and the screen shatters, she Tweets about it and waits for Apple to come to her house to pick it up. And…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 26, 2013

Frisky Rant: Is It Just Me Or Is Apple Even More Classist Than It Used To Be?

I adore my iPhone. So many things I do on a daily basis would be impossible without it and I’m grateful to have one. That said, Apple and I have some issues. Namely, with this iPhone 5c and 5s craziness.

It’s not as though Apple is a stranger to the “shiny new stuff”…

Claire Hannum / September 20, 2013

Watch Ashton Kutcher In The Steve Jobs Biopic Trailer

Color me surprised: Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs in the biopic “Jobs” actually looks pretty good. I guess he can do the serious actor thing. [Telegraph UK]
Is Scotter Braun going to toss Justin Bieber into rehab for douchebaggery and alleged drugs? Possibly. [RadarOnline]
Also, the Biebs hurt his neck after falling…

Jessica Wakeman / June 24, 2013

3 Apple Geniuses Confess: What’s The Weirdest Thing You’ve Ever Seen On Someone’s Computer?

A few months back, I had a horrifying experience at an Apple Genius Bar. My computer died while I was in the midst of the some important business, and try as I might, I couldn’t bring it back to life. Regarding the “important business,” it was this: Engagement rings. My boyfriend and I had bee…

Sara Barron / January 10, 2013

The iPhone 5: 9 Things I Think You Need To Know About Apple’s New Smartphone

Yes, that’s everything I think you need to know about the iPhone 5, i.e. everything I think is important about the phone that is going to be mine, allllll minnnnnnne, in just a week! All the info I’ve deemed special and important and awesome after the jump.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 12, 2012

The iPhone 5: Everything You Need To Know About Apple’s New Baby

Just when you thought it was safe to go into the cellphone store, here, at long last, comes the iPhone 5. Set to be launched September 12, it will be more of the same from Apple — a small, slate-style phone with one button and a big, bright screen. But there are a few things to know when it…

The Stir / September 11, 2012