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I’m not saying there’s any validity to Apple’s “copying” lawsuits against Samsung… but

Now, I don’t really keep up with non-Apple hardware all that religiously, so on a recent back-to-school Staples trip I was kind of disgusted at how closely the Samsung laptops now resemble Apple’s MacBooks, with the aluminum chasis, black keyboard, thick black bezel around the screen, and the Samsung logo placed precisely where the words MacBook Pro go on the Apple... Read More

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

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

Man beats up innocent stranger when Find My iPhone tracks his “missing” iPhone to the wrong location

Find My iPhone

This story is awesome for a couple reasons. Carl Ippolito, 52, a youth baseball umpire, returned to his car after a game to find his iPhone was missing. With a regular phone, the story would have ended there, but luckily (for we the media that is, not Ippolito) Ippolito had an iPhone, and so did his son. Together the pair used Find My iPhone on his son’s iPhone to track Carl’s... Read More

Droid mascot gets his own iOS game – has a girlfriend?

Super Droid World iphone

You know, if there’s one thing I’m jealous of in the Android world it’s their super cute robot mascot. As successful as Apple has been by keeping all their advertising locked in a bland, white world for the last 20 years, their commercials are just not fun to watch. They lack personality. But that little green robot… he practically OOZES charisma, as do... Read More

Apple shuts down M.I.C., once again

Ahh, would you look at what I got in the mail today, a message form M.I.C telling me that Apple has ordered them to stop selling their iHub USB hub. Luckily, it says my order will still be honored, so it would seem I am quickly building quite the collection of “Apple-legal-cease-and-desist” devices from M.I.C, already having ordered and received my banned Steve Jobs... Read More

MIC releases yet another “Get it before Apple legal Attacks” goodie

iHub Apple look alike USB hub

M.I.C, the fine folks who released that amazingly detailed Steve Jobs Action figure, which Apple legal subsequently (allegedly) had pulled, and which M.I.C. subsequently began reselling after adding a ninja hood and throwing stars (I was able to snag two, in fact), is at it again, this time releasing an external USB hub that not only goes by the Apple-sounding name of “iHub”,... Read More

Samsung’s copy machine is a little heavy with the toner

I’m currently testing out a PhoneSuit battery charger which can, among other things, not only charge iOS devices, but pretty much anything WITH a battery. So this was my first exposure to the Samsung Galaxy Tab charging tip. Given that I had never seen one, I spent a couple seconds mistakenly thinking they included an extra Apple tip and trying to force it into my iPad before... Read More

This will probably make those birds even ANGRIER…

From China, the land of all things awesome and plagiarized , comes this pretty sweet looking Angry Birds arcade booth, complete with real life catapult! . The object is to knock down all the small plush Pigs with the giant Angry Birds plush, all the while looking over your shoulder for the strong arm of China’s copyright enforcement police. Of course, I kid, there is no such... Read More

Sears selling iWork for $39.99

Although it may not be the business “tool” you’re expecting. PC toolkit? OUCH! Oddly, they even out-Appled Apple with their logo by adding the “Apple reflection” which for some reason Apple didn’t even use on their version of iWork. Adding insult to injury, they are marketing it as a “PC Toolkit”. Thanks to faithful Macenstein... Read More

John Mayer lost his iPhone – Every hot chick in California freaking out

Notorious poon hound Musician John Mayer, who once blogged: “I look forward to hours of Fruit Ninja while enjoying a stable romantic relationship sometime within the lifespan of the iPhone 4. Don’t snicker. Just wish me the best.” has apparently lost the aforementioned iPhone 4. Having recently lost an iPhone myself (well, the Bride of Macenstein‘s iPhone)... Read More


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