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 »
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 »