July 13, 2012 |
Earlier this year Apple rejected an app, Geometric Porn , that featured squares, triangles, circles, and even rectangles in juxtapositions reminiscent of intercourse. Fairly tame stuff, one might think, but it contravened both Apple's and Google's app store guidelines. Some surfing on the app store turned up some surprising images. And it turns out that the stealthy way to sneak erotic images past Apple censors is via the Catalogs section of the app store. This is Geometric Porn: inspected and rejected.
July 10, 2012 |
On Aug. 4, the performance of "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company will be followed by a discussion with Apple co-founder and Silicon Valley whiz Steve Wozniak and the monologue man himself, Mike Daisey. Tickets for the event start at $100. It is the most expensive ticket to see Daisey, ever. That might sound like a lot for a play and a Q&A session, but think of it this way: At the Apple store, $100 gets you basically nowhere, unless...
June 11, 2012 |
The Apple online store is down for updates, which always indicates that new products are on the way. Well, almost always. It certainly would make sense, as Apple is expected to make at least a couple of big announcements Monday at its Worldwide Developers Conference. The most recent rumors about the MacBook Pro and the timing of the update make a laptop refresh the top candidate. New MacBooks are supposed to have a retina display, better graphics, faster processors and a thinner chassis.
May 30, 2012 |
The Nest smart thermostat may soon by sitting on an Apple store shelf near you, an appropriate move for a company created by the former senior vice president of Apple's iPod division. iLounge is reporting that the thermostat, which has gained much popularity in the connected-home-device category, will be sold at Apple's store for the same price on its website, $249. The thermostat proved that popularity when it was first made available for purchase. It quickly sold out of available...
March 16, 2012 |
The new iPad hit shelves around the world Friday morning, and across the globe, customers are swarming Apple stores to buy one. Photos of the crowds show that customers have gone to great lengths to be among the first to step into the store Friday morning. In London, they're stuffed like sardines behind a barrier gate; in Tokyo, some have slept overnight in sleeping bags on the sidewalks. The fervor may not be surprising since there've been similar scenes for the launch of other recent Apple...
March 15, 2012
Apple's third-generation iPad will be available to consumers Friday, and The Verge offers some tips to help customers get the much-anticipated tablet: Buying direct from Apple: get ready for a line The first, and probably most popular, option for purchasing the new iPad is at Apple's own website. Unfortunately, shipping times quickly slipped past launch day , and you'll wait two to three weeks for all models if you order now. The next obvious option is heading to an Apple store on launch day. Apple's...