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 been in the beginning stages of the engagement conversation; we’d started the process of looking at rings. On this particular night, we’d been looking on a website. Eventually, my boyfriend got tired and went to sleep. But I stayed up for a while. I stayed up looking at rings.
Here, it bears mention that my current screen saver shows both my father and my younger brother at my younger brother’s wedding. So, my boyfriend was asleep, and I was looking at rings against the backdrop of my newly married brother. And then my computer went kaput. Immediately, I scheduled a Genius appointment for the following morning. When I went in, the helpful young Genius had it working again in a matter of minutes. He did one thing and then another, and then my computer came back to life. And when it did, the visuals flashed in this order: SCREENSAVER OF BROTHER AT WEDDING! FIVE DIFFERENT ENGAGEMENT RING WEBSITES! Keep reading »
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. Keep reading »
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 comes to understanding whether to pick up the latest glamour phone … or whether to sit this upgrade out.
Here are a few tips to help you understand the much-awaited Apple toy and what it means for the world of iPhone lovers. Keep in mind that all of this is based on rumor and innuendo, but this launch has been the company’s worst-kept secret in years. Read more…
The iPad mini. Forever, it’s been this wacky rumor. Heck, leave it to Apple to come up with absolutely everything, eh? They already havethe perfect phone that practically everyone in the world owns, and the perfect super functional cool-looking iPad tablet that so totally OWNS every other tablet. Naturally, it’s time to add another gem to their Apple powerhouse arsenal.
Well now the iPad mini has unofficially been confirmed for a September debut (along with an iPhone 5!) and techies everywhere are dreaming up what the device will look like.
Let’s be real: It looks cute. It’s like the iPad’s baby sister. They could go on dates together! I foresee lots of cutesie quality time at a cozy little coffee shop where the two devices could sip mocha lattes (well, stand next to them, anyway) and trade pictures of their besties and music via iCloud.
But the question is: Would you buy one? My answer: Not necessarily. Read more…
Back in the mid-’80s, Apple computers thought it would capitalize on its popularity by releasing a line of super cool clothing, including sweartshirts, shorts, belts, hats and — of course — turtlenecks. Now, almost 20 years later, these looks are hopelessly dated and hilarious. Check out more from the extra special Apple collection after the jump! Keep reading »
The jig is up. We’ve been bamboozled. Had. Got the wool pulled over our eyes. There isn’t, in fact, an iPad3, or an iPad Mini, like some had been hoping. Instead, there’s the “New iPad.” Whatever that means.
Obviously, there are some cool things aboutApple’s latest gadget — and we told you about them yesterday, so I won’t go over them again in excessive detail. (Voice dictation [aka Siri]; new retina display; new iSight Camera, to name a few.) But still. I say save your cash. You really needn’t shell out $500 of your hard earned money — or $729 if you want the 4G. And here are five reasons why. Read more…
Now this is a toilet. Created by designer and programmer Milos Paripovic as a “satire” product, the iPoo is an Apple PT (personal toilet). In Milos’ words, it has “exactly the same function as any other toilet and costs twice as much.” Milos may find this funny, but I find Apple products superior. An ergonomic bottom design? A urine splatter-proof toilet seat? A flush button? I think Milos has accidentally invented something great. I want one. Click here for larger image. [Geek System]
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me ... Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful ... that's what matters to me.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” — Steve Jobs, Stanford Commencement Speech
Steve Jobs, co-founder, chairman and former chief executive of Apple Inc., has passed away at the age of 56 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Jobs stepped down from his post at Apple in August and the impact he had on technology and how we use it can’t be overstated. The striking proof of that can be seen, for example, in the fact that I, like I’m sure many of you, found out about Jobs passing while using one of the gadgets he created, the iPhone 4, and I sit here now writing of his passing on Apple’s MacBook Pro. (Today, coincidentally enough, also saw the launch of the iPhone 4S.) Our thoughts are with his family and friends, especially, but the passing of this great inventor is certainly a loss for the world. [Apple]
I visited the Apple store last night to purchase a new MacBook Pro. My computer is lovely and bringing much joy to my life, as I knew it would. What I didn’t know was that the Apple store is an untapped Mecca for single women. How come no one told me sooner? Keep reading »
If there’s one person you don’t want to mess with, it’s an irate college journalism student. All Long Island University journalism student Chelsea Isaacs wanted was a comment from Apple’s media relations department for a paper she was writing. Isaacs, a college senior, was assigned a story on the use of iPads in academic settings — especially prescient since her college was considering offering free iPads to incoming freshmen. When the company’s media relations folks failed to get back to her, she took her query to a higher power — Apple head Steve Jobs — complaining that the media relations department was ignoring her query, despite that kind of being its job.
What followed was a testy exchange, and somebody acting like a sullen teen. Keep reading »