After a weekend of record breaking sales on their latest iPhone offering (again), Apple got an unfortunate report published by FastCompany. A year after Apple nixed Google’s Maps for their own in-house map application, Apple still seems to be giving some really bad directions to their customers. The latest report of erroneous directions comes from Alaska’s Fairbanks International Airport. According to the report from the Alaska Dispatch, Apple’s … Continue reading One year later, Apple still headed wrong way with Maps
Over the last few months I’ve found myself completely overwhelmed by the rigors of managing two websites, freelance work, and carving out personal time to deal with the important things. Up until recently I scoffed at the idea of using to-do lists and apps for keeping it all together – possibly out of some misguide pride on my part. After trying to keep it all … Continue reading Noisestash: Three apps that help organize my life
Today T-Mobile got their fowl-mouthed CEO on stage and they hoped he would bring the heat. Though I’m not exactly sure if it constitutes bringing that aforementioned “heat,” but T-Mobile has officially announced when you might be able to officially get an iPhone on America’s 4th carrier. T-Mobile is betting you’d be willing to pay full-price for a little slab of Apple or at least … Continue reading It finally happened, the iPhone goes Magenta
You may have heard something about an announcement last night involving Sony, a new Playstation; our very own Kevin Jones has the details here. You may have also heard about the Playstation 4’s physical absence on stage. We got to see some launch titles, their new social-centric PSN replacement (evolution), and the controller that will make it all happen – complete with a touchpad and … Continue reading The Long Tease – Why Sony Doesn’t Need to Show the Goods Yet.
Yesterday we were asked, as always during a product launch, to fall in love, but, like the social media page with the random picture of a cat or anime character for an avatar, we have no idea what it looks like. What we are left with is its personality, what is written on the screen, the best foot forward, all the hopes and dreams laid … Continue reading PS4, emphasis on ‘Play’, will you fall in love?
Remember the landmark ruling in Apple’s favor following the big Apple v. Samsung patent lawsuit last summer? Well the TL;DR version could be summed up as follows: A jury found that Samsung “willfully” infringed upon some of Apple’s patents and awarded them $1.049 Billion. Samsung was clearly unhappy with the results and contested the jury’s decision. Good on them. Today, U.S. District Court Judge Lucy … Continue reading Judge denies Apple additional damages; Samsung still gotta pay
If you were thinking that Apple’s next iPad keynote was going to bring an extra-large option as it’s next flagship device, consider yourself disappointed. Today Apple confirmed the existence of a 128GB iPad. It looks like the rumors from 9-to-5 Mac were spot on with regards to the bump in storage as well as the pricing – a WiFi only model will set you back … Continue reading Apple’s rumored 128GB iPad is real
If you’re one of the folks that supported Pebble’s Kickstarter campaign, you’ve been waiting for this bit of news for some time now. Today, Pebble has announced that the first run of Smartwatches are on their way to some customers. The compatible Android app is also going live in the Google Play Store by tomorrow – so if you’re running Android, you’ll be doing some … Continue reading The Pebble Smartwatch is on its way!
Got an iOS device? Like guns? Have a four-year-old? If the answer to all three was yes, then Apple thinks you should totally let them have at the National Rifle Association’s newest game – NRA: Practice Range. According to a report in FastCompany, Apple’s dubious decisions by the gatekeepers of its wall garden have found “no objectionable material” in the NRA’s iOS game and rated it 4+. The … Continue reading The new NRA shooting game is rated ages 4+ says Apple App Store
But by no means was this intentional, the report from NBC News indicates that the gaffe was a result of an unobservant web designer using an ‘xx.xx.xx’ placeholder for the Foreign Language Movies section in the iTunes Store. The timing of the flub may be worse than the actual error – on the iTunes Store’s first day opening in Russia. As has been made perfectly … Continue reading Porn in Russia’s iTunes Store
Diamonds are a funny thing; they’re fancy pieces of carbon that people are willing to spend a whole lot of money on. They’re considered precious stones that are invaluable; hence their usually inflated costs. Apple’s wares are a lot like said diamonds, except when talking about how much of each item you can actually sell. According to AllThingsD, a recent study by Retail Sails puts Apple’s … Continue reading Apple Retail Store revenues best diamonds
According to Apple rumor site, 9-to-5 Mac, that’s exactly what you can expect tonight with Apple retail stores to follow shortly thereafter. If you’re one of those unfortunate souls stuck on a GSM carrier that doesn’t carry the iPhone (looking at you T-Mobile), you can get your credit cards ready. Of course the latest and greatest from Apple will come at a steep upfront cost – … Continue reading Unlocked iPhone 5 going on sale tonight (UPDATED)
Have you seen the Nest smart thermostat? It’s a beautifully designed learning thermostat designed by former iPod chief, Tony Fadell. Did you hear about Scott Forstall being fired a week ago? The former iOS boss was unceremoniously canned after the poor reviews iOS Maps received. Most of us in the blogosphere have debated whether it was a rash action taken on the part of Apple; Fadell however, … Continue reading Scott Forstall “got what he deserved,” says Nest founder
After months of almost no challengers Apple’s AirPlay may soon have some competition from Google. Google recently rolled out an update that allowed users to send Youtube videos from phones or tablets running android to Google TV, while this is similar to AirPlay, it still has a long way to go. This could also mean a much needed revival for the Google TV brand. After … Continue reading Is Google Working on an Airplay Opponent? Yes!
When Apple unveiled the iPad Mini a few weeks back, bloggers everywhere rolled their eyes and scoffed, “who would want an expensive 8-inch tablet with the internals of a 2 year old device?” It was an internet travesty that translated into hundreds of thousands of words and copy that could all be summed up as: The best device in your hands but we’re gonna hate … Continue reading So who would buy a small version of last year’s tablet? 3 Million people