Apple

  • The couch made from 20 old Macs

    The couch made from 20 old Macs

    Why should you recycle? If not to help the earth out, then to avoid the $100 fines the city charges you for screwing up plastic with paper. A Mac store in Maryland Heights, Missouri had 20 old Macintosh II computers laying around collecting dust. So instead of just chucking them in the dumpster, the store’s owner built a fully-usable couch out of them. Creativity at its best? Quite… Read More

  • AT&T iPhone ads confuse, dismay us

    You know how it is when you wake up after having a barbecue at your place and you still feel drunk and your ears are ringing and you’re feeling pretty good — not too hung over, maybe an egg and sausage sandwich would get you back in sorts? And then you go out into the living room and something bad happened? Like your friend puked on the couch and then passed out in it or the dog ate… Read More

  • New iPhone TV Ads: Where's The Phone?

    Apple posted three new iPhone television ads on their site this evening. Unlike earlier ads, where the star of the show was the phone itself (and the user interface), these new ads focus on three actors – all men – who are using the phone to solve problems. Doug likes the visual voicemail. Elliot is searching for a name on a website. And Stephano, who appears to be a mechanic… Read More

  • Facebook Music Rumors

    Facebook Music Rumors

    AllFacebook is running a rumor that Facebook is prepping an online music store that will see it compete with Apple’s dominant iTunes. A competing story by PaidContent says the new product is to be a music platform for artists and will compete directly with MySpace, not iTunes. According to the posts, Facebook has been searching for someone tolead the new division and has been… Read More

  • iPod Nano sets man's pants on fire in airport

    iPod Nano sets man's pants on fire in airport

    This sounds kind of dubious but apparently an Atlanta man named Danny Williams was walking in an airport and his iPod Nano started to flame up. A “glossy piece of paper” protected him from life-threatening burns. Apple is being good sports about it and is offering him a new iPod after Willams went to the local news station with the story. The reporter got no quote from Apple… Read More

  • AppleTV as an in-car PC

    AppleTV as an in-car PC


    First it was the Mac Mini now it’s the AppleTV. In-car hackers are stuffing the wee, kind of dead set-top box into cars now after hacking it to death and installing outside apps. The result — a slim, fairly quiet machine — makes for a good GPS and media device. The audio is plugged into the aux of my deck. The Apple TV and video convertor are both run off of my 300-watt… Read More

  • Nike Accepting Amp+ Orders

    Nike Accepting Amp+ Orders

    Remember awhile back, Nike told everyone it was coming out with a remote control sport watch that would work with the Nike+iPod kit? Well if you don’t, too bad, because now you can finally order a shiny new Amp+ watch for a whopping $80. With a modern, futuristic design, Amp+ will tell you the time and let you access your Nike+iPod Sport kit via buttons on the side. You’ll be able… Read More

  • Apple hates the CAPZ as much as you do

    Apple hates the CAPZ as much as you do

    Early this morning, I was going through blogs and came across this post on the new Apple keyboards. It seems that Apple has engineered its new keyboard to detect keystrokes. The blogger brings up a point on how he was always hitting the Caps Lock key by accident when he went to hit the shift key. I myself have found myself doing the same thing. But how come when we hit the Caps Lock key… Read More

  • Plaxo + LinkedIn + iPhone = Brilliant

    Plaxo + LinkedIn + iPhone = Brilliant

    TechCrunch has been hard on unified address book provider Plaxo in the past, and probably with due cause, given their previous spam promoting ways, but I am now reevaluating that view based on Plaxo Sync. I wrote about Plaxo’s improved Sync features back in June; although it sounded good I didn’t really have cause to use it then. Confronted with a “how do I sync various… Read More

  • Apple Fairy: high-def AppleTV content coming soon

    Apple Fairy: high-def AppleTV content coming soon

    According to the Apple Fairy, close relative of the Fat Nano Fairy, there’s gonna be a pretty substantial update to iTunes sometime this month that’ll help to bring AppleTV back from the teetering edge of extinction. Apple has apparently placed a gargantuan order for more AppleTV units in anticipation for the upcoming “iTunes HD” or whatever it’ll be called. The… Read More

  • Leopard to be released on October 26, says someone

    Leopard to be released on October 26, says someone

    October has arrived, so where is Leopard? Rumblings inside Apple indicate that the company will make several big announcements between October 22 and 27. Even better, word on the street is that Apple will release Leopard on October 26. Mark your calendars. Even though Leopard hasn’t gone gold yet, all but one of the bugs have been worked out. Don’t worry, I’ll be cruising… Read More

  • Apple updates refurb website

    Apple updates refurb website

    Anyone looking for a great deal on refurbished Apple equipment should look no further than Apple’s own site. Sporting a fresh new design, you can now browse by categories like Mac, iPod and Special offers. Aside from great deals, you’ll find that Apple is being more open about its pre-owned hardware. The home page of the refurb website states: Guaranteed Apple quality. Before we put… Read More

  • Beware: The Verizon Voyager will apparently kill the iPhone

    Beware: The Verizon Voyager will apparently kill the iPhone


    The Voyager is so awesome, your hand will tremble in fear Oh you heard right my friends. You better watch the hell out come this Autumn, ’cause Verizon has a phone coming out that is going to show that iPhone who’s boss. According to Verizon’s Wireless CMO, the Voyager is not only the “best” phone, but it’s also going to “kill the iPhone”. Read More

  • Apple is decadent and depraved… NOT!

    Apple is decadent and depraved… NOT!


    Mike Elgan at Datamation wrote a scathing — scathing! — article about Apple’s arrogance. Dude, welcome to 1999. Every knows that Apple emits an air of arrogance to keep meatheads like you from touching their precious keyboards and Mighty Meese. Mac-heads, however, like the entire freaking CrunchGear team, have already visited Apple’s re-education headquarters deep in… Read More

  • Hands on with Horizon fuel cells

    Hands on with Horizon fuel cells


    Ready to power your iPod with clean, delicious hydrogen? I got a chance to see Horizon fuel cell technologies up close yesterday and I’m pleased to report that soon we all will be using our pent up atoms to power iPods, toy cars, and unmanned assault vehicles. Most of the cells are fairly bulky but they showed a small cell using a hydrogen canister the size of a AA battery that they… Read More

  • Rumor: iFones could adopt Intel processor

    Rumor: iFones could adopt Intel processor

    The boys in the far east are spilling the beans that Apple is considering the adoption of Intel’s Moorestown MID processor for the next run of iPhones. Intel revealed a Moorestown-based MID product with functions similar to Apple’s iPhone at the recent Intel Developer Forum (IDF) San Francisco. The Moorestown platform is expected to launch in 2009 and Apple is considering developing… Read More

  • Say it ain't so, BlackBerry

    Say it ain't so, BlackBerry

    This makes me want to vomit. I doubt it’s my lunch, either. I’ll admit that the interface on the ifones is nice and slick, but leave the BlackBerry alone. The bPhone theme even replaces the hourglass with a spinning beach ball ala OS X. If you have an 8700, Pearl, Curve or the 8800 with OS 4.2.1 or above then head here and try it out. BlackBerry iPhone Theme [via Technabob] Read More

  • Woman sues Apple and AT&T over iPhone price drop

    Woman sues Apple and AT&T over iPhone price drop

    Everyone got all hot and bothered when Apple dropped the price of its iPhone a few weeks back, but a New Yorker got so mad that she has filed suit against both Apple and AT&T. The woman—Dongmei Li, surely you’ve heard of her—says Apple broke a bunch of laws when it dropped the price of the iPhone, that she can’t sell her iPhone for the same profits as Johnny… Read More

  • Valve explains why Apple doesn't 'do' gaming well

    Valve explains why Apple doesn't 'do' gaming well


    The implication here is that Apple and gaming go together like oil and water Aside from WoW, gaming on the Mac—how do I put this?—does not rule. Back when I had a G3 iMac and all I had to play was some dirtbag RTS, I was all, “man, I need an Xbox or something.” (Then I got and modded an Xbox.) But why does gaming on the Mac eat it so thoroughly, processor architecture… Read More

  • Apple's "Here's to the Crazy Ones" commercial

    Think Different, provided you don’t need to think differently by recreating an SDK from fumes and hearsay, install third-party apps, and try to maximize the potential of a device you paid up to $500 for. Read More