Apple’s worst icons

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Apple has built a well deserved reputation for impeccable design in both its hardware and operating systems, but even the best designers can get lazy. Here’s a quick tribute to some of Apple’s worst icon blunders of the past couple years. (And please let me know if I missed any in the comments). Sharing. Nothing says “sharing” like a… um… say,... Read More

I’m not sure there’s a jail big enough to accommodate these guys’ balls

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Usually when we hear of crimes involving iPhones and iPads, we envision thugs ramming their cars through the lovely glass doors of one of Apple’s iconic stores or muggers ripping iOS devices from unsuspecting commuters. But a couple of inventive Chinese decided to kick it “old school” with their latest Apple-themed crime. How old school? How about the 16th century.... Read More

Edited with Premiere 5.5

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A lot has been made of the clusterfuck that is Final Cut Pro X, with 70% of the negative publicity coming from my Twitter. I recently posted a video from the Conan O’Brien show which bashed FCP X’s lack of professional features, and at the time I thought it was ballsy of Conan to dedicate time to lampooning a product very few, if any, or his audience members had ever... Read More

Conan posts an awesome video only 100 people understood

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As a testament to how unpopular the new Final Cut Pro X is with professional editors, Conan O’Brien dedicated a full 2 minutes of his show to ripping the new piece of software, despite the fact that 99.999% of his audience had probably never even heard of Final Cut Pro. This video is also a testament to how once your late night show moves to basic cable, you can pretty much... Read More

“Yeah, good luck with that”

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Upon news that Ron Johnson, Apple’s current President of retail, is leaving Apple to head up JC Penny, Apple released the following statement, stopping just short of saying “Ron’s dead to us”: “Ron is excited about this opportunity and we hope it goes well for him. We’ve got a great retail team in place and are actively recruiting for his replacement.” Wow.... Read More

WWDC 2011: The Good The Bad, and the Meh

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As with all big Apple events, I once again find people turning to me for my opinion on the announcements from Apple’s 2011 World Wide Developer’s Conference. Honestly I can’t blame them, as my opinion is often the only correct one when it comes to such things. I seem to have the uncanny ability to cut through the hype with laser beam-like precision, and somehow... Read More

Someone painted a big Windows Logo on the Hamburg Apple Store

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.wav from .wav on Vimeo. And I think we’re all thinking the same thing. Ninjas. Thanks to faithful Macenstein reader Tobias for the tip! #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption... Read More

Scared of Cell Phone cancer? Get an iPhone

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Sound logic that using an iPhone is less likely to give you cancer than traditional cell phones. iPhone No Cancer Commercial – watch more funny videos via Funny or Die  Read More

Look out Apple: Amazon launches Mac App Download Store

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When I first read the headline “Amazon launches Mac Download Store“, I thought it was an Onion headline. Somehow it almost seemed akin to Amazon building it’s own Macs for some reason. Yet, sure enough, it DOES exist, and just as the Amazon music store beats Apple’s iTunes in most ways, it looks like Amazon’s Mac App Store is also out doing Apple’s... Read More

Season Premiere of South Park targets iPhone location tracking with the Human Centipad

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Wow those guys work fast. I have always been impressed with how quickly the guys at South Park can crank out a topical episode, but I HAVE to imagine this was a perfect storm of South Park already going to make their “Human Centipad” sketch, and then they somehow were able to tack on a 2 minute tracking piece. If not, they must have literally gotten their turn around... Read More

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