Ever wondered what makes people complain about the media? An Apple ad was recently banned by the ASA
as it was felt that the ad exaggerated the speed of internet services. Could the complainants have been genuinely mislead about the phone's services? In the case of one complainant
, a man who had queued on release
for the first iPhones to arrive in the UK, it seemed an ideal way to fight back against poor customer service. "We arent a cult, we are just a brand..."
posted by mippy
on Nov 26, 2008 -
: iPhone and iPod Touch wallpapers from a selection of designers and illustrators from around the world
posted by defenestration
on Jul 6, 2008 -
The Day the Music Died The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) [...] has also been warning anyone who would listen that they should not “purchase” encrypted music from these services, since if these services go under then all that “purchased” music will no longer… what’s the word… “play”. But mostly people ignored them (and me), because, you know, Microsoft was at the center of it all, and nobody ever got fired for “buying” from Microsoft.
posted by desjardins
on May 7, 2008 -
The iMac turns ten today.
Unveiled on May 6, 1998 by a button-down Steve Jobs
, the iMac personal computer was Steve Jobs' antidote to the countless boring beige models in Apple's product line. Offering "three easy steps to the Internet,"
the iMac proved to be a lightning rod for criticism (small "hockey puck" mouse,
no floppy drive, no SCSI, the debut of USB, toy keyboard,
no expansion possibilities), the first Bondi Blue iMac got people talking and sold by the truckload. Although the design may look a bit dated today, the candy-colored plastics influenced consumer product design
for the next several years. Even if you don't enjoy using an iMac, there's no denying its contributions to computing and popular culture.
posted by porn in the woods
on May 6, 2008 -
[newsfilter] Fake Steve Jobs
, infamous anonymous blogger writing in the unrestrained voice of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, has had his real identity uncovered by the New York Times
. Fake Steve is best known for his creative mockery of other high tech figureheads, including Steve Wozniak
, Bill Gates
, and Richard Branson
. The race to discover his identity
had run for nearly as long as he had been writing, and suspects included Leahnder Kahney
and Andy Ihnatko
, both well-known Mac columnists. Daniel Lyons,
senior editor with Forbes Magazine has been writing in the satirical voice for just over a year, and has announced
that Fake Steve will keep writing, sponsored by his current editors at Forbes.
posted by heeeraldo
on Aug 5, 2007 -
The How-To Geek
provides hints and tips for a variety of operating systems and popular pieces of software. The how-tos cover a pleasing range of head-slapping I-should-have-known-thats to relatively advanced techniques. Follow the latest
page to read the site in blog form.
posted by nthdegx
on Jul 8, 2007 -
“There has never been a massively successful consumer device based solely on a touch screen”
...designers and marketers of electronic devices centers are having a spirited debate about whether consumers will have the patience to overcome the hurdle that will be required to type without the familiar tactile feedback offered by conventional keyboards.
Any significant number of returns of the iPhone could conceivably undermine what until now has been a remarkable promotional blitzkrieg that culminates in the phone’s release June 29.
posted by wfc123
on Jun 13, 2007 -
Death to IE?
If Firefox wasn't enough to ween you off Internet Explorer on Windows, perhaps Safari for Windows will be.
posted by aletheia
on Jun 11, 2007 -
1986 Mac Plus vs. 2007 AMD Dual Core
"When we compare strictly common, everyday, basic user tasks between the Mac Plus and the AMD we find remarkable similarities in overall speed, thus it can be stated that for the majority of simple office uses, the massive advances in technology in the past two decades have brought zero advance in productivity." Factor in the internet, and the technological advances have brought me negative
posted by jdroth
on May 31, 2007 -
iTunes Plus has been released.
Following EMI's announcement
that it would begin offering its entire catalog DRM-free (and a barely-averted
torpedoing of that plan), Apple has released an update to iTunes that offers DRM-free, 256kps AAC songs for $1.29. Entire albums are the same price as their DRM-laden counterparts. Those who have purchased EMI music can upgrade their files for $.30/song, $.60/album, or 30% of the album price.
Currently only EMI is on-board, but Apple is perfectly happy
to bring other labels into the DRM-free universe.
posted by mkultra
on May 30, 2007 -
"The difference between BJ and AJ, Before and After Jobs, is not the process," [Don Norman] continues. "It is the person. Never before did Apple have such focus and dedication. Apple used to wobble, moving this way and that. No more.
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on May 8, 2007 -
While randomly reading some assorted Digg posts, I saw someone mention the old Toshiba Liberato laptop. On doing a GIS search, up came a link to the "Apple Doomsday Clock".
It just floors me that this anonymous anti-Apple blog (which even predates the word "blog"), is still online. It dates from the period when Jobs retook the CEO chair, and started turning the failing company around--the last posting was in June, 1999. Perhaps it should be treated as a historical site, and preserved for the future amusement of Mac users?
posted by metasonix
on Apr 14, 2007 -