Pissed that their uber-expensive tech toys shut down in intense heat and sun, three iPad users are suing Apple for everything from false advertising to breaching consumer protection laws. The three plaintiffs — Jacob Balthazar, Claudia Keller and John Browning — have filed their complaint in Oakland, CA, and their lawyer hopes to turn it into a class action suit on behalf of all affected iPad users. With mounting reports of iPads shutting themselves down in high temperatures, we wonder if anything will come of this. Surely that’s an obnoxious defect, but the device’s instruction manual does warn that it won’t function properly above 95 degrees, so maybe Apple has managed to adequately cover its ass on this one. iPad users, have you been having any heat-related issues? [The Telegraph] Keep reading »
Welcome to Would You Rather, a game in which we concoct hypothetical style dilemmas and ask you to choose which option’s worse.
So, as we reported yesterday, some iPhone-obsessed chick shaved an Apple logo onto the side of her head. Which would you rather have—the Mactastic shave job or Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ balding ‘do? Since we kind of know which answer you’ll go with, we’ll make this challenge a two-parter: Which hairstyle would you rather see your boyfriend in? The comments below are waiting for you. Go! Keep reading »
A hairstylist in the U.K. is so mad for her Apple iPhone that she had the famous apple logo shaved into her head. Whether we like it or not, hair designs are back and will probably be as annoying as faux hawks and mohawks. [West Sussex, 7/7/10] Keep reading »
For an electronic device named after feminine hygiene products, the iPad isn’t loving the lady parts. Because of Steve Jobs’ desire for “moral responsibility,” pornographic content is blocked from the iPad. The device has a stringent anti-nipple policy and this extends to art photography. In order to publish on the iPad, magazines like Dazed & Confused and Vice, which often include nudity, will now have to censor their work. An insider at Dazed & Confused said that they nicknamed the iPad version the “Iran edition” of the magazine and a spokeswoman for Germany’s news and gossip newspaper Bild quipped, “Today they censor nipples, tomorrow editorial content.” We need to be nice to magazines—they’re an endangered species and the iPad was supposed to save them from their spiraling death pool! And no one’s going to read magazines without nipples! Just kidding about that last part. But maybe if nipples weren’t considered “pornographic,” people wouldn’t make such a big fuss about women breast-feeding in public? [Newser] Keep reading »
If you’re a true Apple fan, you have already signed up with Cupidtino and placed your pre-order for the iPhone 4.0, so here’s a new product to satisfy your Steve Jobs hunger. Nicola Harper from Geekware channeled her Mac addiction into a jewelry fetish and found a way to re-use old computer parts. With two on/off buttons, she created a set of MacBook Power Button Earrings and transformed two command buttons into a set of Apple MacBook Cufflinks. As with everything Apple-related, the items are a bit overpriced, retailing for $29.95 and $49.95, respectively. But for those who shell out upwards of $499 for an iPad, this is spare change, right? [Ubergizmo] Keep reading »
Justin Long taught us that Macs and PCs are just plain incompatible. Subtext: Macs rule; PCs drool. A new site understands this principle and applies it to love. Soon you’ll be able to meet your perfect Macheart match on Cupidtino, an online dating site exclusively for Appleheads. The theory is that Apple fanboys and fangirls have lots in common — similar personalities, creative professions, sense of style, aesthetics, taste, and love of technology. Now that I think about it, I can’t remember the last time I got hot when a dude whipped out his Blackberry. An iPhone? Different story. And if I ever were to get serious with a PC, his bulky, boring laptop would not be welcome in my home next to my stylish, chic iBook. It might just be my Macsnobbery, but this site sounds fun. I can almost imagine my profile … Keep reading »
In an apparent bid to win over the droves of geeks and sleek tech lovers salivating over the iPad, magazine publisher Condé Nast plans to tailor the content of a few of its mags to work with Apple’s soon-to-be-released digi-tablet. Glamour, The New Yorker, GQ and Wired are the test magazines for the project, with April’s issue of GQ as the first to be fully digitized. Don’t know about you, but we’re pretty thrilled to hear this. Because the iPhone screens were far too small to compete with the look and feel of a real magazine and the Amazon Kindle and its peers aren’t even colored, this is the first time we’ll be able to see a really viable digital alternative to a traditional, bulky magazine. Now we can only hope that Vogue will make an iPad appearance before too long!
Are you as excited about this news as we are, or not so much interested in reading magazines on an iPad? [GeekSugar] Keep reading »